We didn’t know we were making memories; we just knew we were having fun… A. A. Milne My studio is my sanctuary and haven. It is the place I go to find myself and lose myself. It is at the very heart of my home as it is not just one space – it is […]
“When I consider life, ‘t is all a cheat. Yet fool’d with hope, men favour the deceit; Trust on, and think to-morrow will repay. To-morrow ‘s falser than the former day; Lies worse, and while it says we shall be blest With some new joys, cuts off what we possest. Strange cozenage! none would live […]
Seeing friends’ kids mucking about on the beach in Dymchurch, however, brought back memories of my own childhood visits to Frinton-on-Sea in Essex, the same dark English Channel cold waters…
I’ve been thinking about life-changing moments for a while now. My daughter recently had her first child, a daughter Molly, and I am aware this event has shifted my life trajectory forever.
For many years I have been visiting Emily Ball at Seawhite for painting courses, but this stopped during the pandemic. Having recently started going again I was reminded of the importance of routine and the well-being benefits I experience as a result.
There is a time to keep, and a time to cast away, but more than that the act of decluttering allows us the opportunity to revisit and revive long-forgotten memories and reflect on them in our present before letting them go again, making space for new memories and experiences to create additional layers in our lived experience.
The last two years have really been quite exceptional in so many ways. Some dark and difficult days; some truly exceptional and wonderful. Many days experienced alone or just with very close family – times to truly cherish – times to count my blessings. I really love visiting exhibitions. It gives me immense pleasure and […]
We are friends for life. When we are together the years fall away. Isn’t that what matters? To have someone who can remember with you. To have someone who remembers how far you have come? Judy Blume I have been friends with Guin for 61 years. We met in the winter term of 1960 at […]
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle – bringing Europe closer since 1994 Things are never as bad as you think they are going to be. As I set out on my journey to visit my daughter in France, during a pandemic, the preparation seemed overwhelming. Too much. Embarking on “Le Shuttle” however reminded me of childhood, of storybooks […]
“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colours of a rainbow.” Maya Angelou As humans, we have always reflected on the relationship between mother and child. In my experience this relationship can be complex and complicated, bound as it is in the memories […]