The Multiple Readings of David Bowie
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The Multiple Readings of David Bowie

Two years ago the incredible talented David Bowie sadly passed away, and the world lost a music genius. A few years earlier I had been fortunate enough to visit the David Bowie exhibition in the V&A museum, London. He had been heavily involved in the curation and what was presented was a unique and beautiful event. … Continue reading

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein
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“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein

I love this picture. I’ve cut it out and put it on the wall in my classroom and I talk about it every time one my students says they’re not clever. I find it a great way to remind them  we’re all brilliant at doing things differently; that we’re all brilliant because we are different. … Continue reading

The Goodbye and the Graveyeard (guest post)
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The Goodbye and the Graveyeard (guest post)

I stood on the first floor of the little old Church that looked like a character from ancient past with its own history echoing in silence within its cobbled stone walls. I stared fixedly into the open white Casket laid out below me, into the face of one who looked like a sleeping Angel.  Her name … Continue reading

Moving On
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Moving On

My parents are moving. They’re packing up their great big family home and downsizing. This isn’t a ‘should we? maybe? some day’ kinda decision. It’s actually happening. The home that has housed my parents, four siblings, tenants over the years, a number of guests from foreign countries and not to mention the years one of … Continue reading

A Moroccan Tale
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A Moroccan Tale

Morocco was a last minute escape; a promise to honour a desire to see the country since watching Hideous Kinky. On New Year’s Eve our travel to the country that promised beauty, spices, mountains of dye and tagines began. Sam had booked a taxi so on our arrival, after a frantic dash around the airport trying … Continue reading

Same path, different view
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Same path, different view

I started a masters in creative writing this September, something keeping a blog inspired me to do (thank you blog readers). I’ve been fortunate enough to be taught by some very established writers; the process has been both fascinating and challenging… and at times plain terrifying. Although I am a teacher, I haven’t been taught in … Continue reading

The Relationship Ceiling
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The Relationship Ceiling

I’ve had two significant relationships in my life. One would be a marriage that ended badly, where everything on paper should have meant that we were well matched, and the other… well let’s say on paper our dating profiles would have yelled ‘you have 0% chance of this working.’ It is the latter that keeps … Continue reading