A very tasty Croatia
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A very tasty Croatia

I’m at work, it’s a lunch break and it’s pouring outside. Staff are dropping like flies with colds and summer blues, so I’ve thought this is a really great moment to update my holiday post. We managed to have a lovely summer holiday in Croatia. It really is a stunning country. We stayed in Istria … Continue reading

Personal narrative = Fail
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Personal narrative = Fail

I had a strange experience the other day. The sort that leaves you a little winded, breathing for air. I had applied for a head teacher position in a hospital school. Applying was ambitious but I thought that I’d do it anyway. I like taking risks; I’m passionate about hospital education and how it can … Continue reading

Masculinity or Mother?
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Masculinity or Mother?

 I’ve started thinking about a man’s journey into discovering his masculinity. It’s not been something I’ve really thought about before. My thoughts have always been about the female journey into womanhood and the complex relations between mother and daughter. I am, after all  female and growing up in an Asian household, I have always  been … Continue reading

London Pride
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London Pride

A rare sunny weekend and activities to fill for two boisterous boys. I had hoped they had wanted to go for a drive to the beach or to some parks but they had both pulled out their pocket-money from under their hiding places and insisted that Hamley’s was the place that could only bring happiness to … Continue reading

Keep Calm and Carry On…
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Keep Calm and Carry On…

I had always believed that cows were gentle creatures that minded their own business and chewed grass all day. I also believed that they were generous, providing us with milk and worthy of being worshipped if culture or need required. That’s because I’m a city girl and I am wrong. I had driven into the … Continue reading

A Life Lost, a Life Changed & a Love Found…
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A Life Lost, a Life Changed & a Love Found…

This story has not left me from the moment I read it and I feel honoured to share it on The Love & Life Project.  Thank you, Annemarie for this gift of insight and experience. I lay in my hospital bed still dazed from the anaesthetic. I sat up as best I could and looked … Continue reading

That’s MY childhood!
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That’s MY childhood!

‘We have only one weapon in our struggle against mental illness: the emotional discovery of the truth about the unique history of our childhoods.’ (Alice Miller) These lines really stood out to me as I started to read  The Drama of Being a Child. Two reasons I suppose, firstly I work with mentally ill children and secondly the … Continue reading

Friday Magic in your imagination…
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Friday Magic in your imagination…

I came across this picture in a newspaper article titled ‘The Art of Distraction’  ( an essay by Hanif Kureishi) and immediately fell in love with the image. My youngest has been getting into trouble by his teacher for not being able to produce the kind of work she believes is ‘good enough’. He has in … Continue reading