Hypervigilance

We live in an age of labels – attention deficit disorder, asperghers syndrome, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, pain-in-the-arse. All these conditions existed long before they received a formal diagnostic … Continue reading Hypervigilance

Down down down… then up we go

I fell in a hole. Then I crawled back out. It’s 35 days since I touched down on terra firma. Jet lag’s done and dusted, the big adventure receding into … Continue reading Down down down… then up we go

Travels in Portugal

At last we arrive at the penultimate travel blog – Portugal. A surprisingly fabulous week, in a surprisingly fabulous country. Confirming the theory that low expectations are almost always exceeded. … Continue reading Travels in Portugal

Travels in Tuscany

After the bright lights and busy streets of Paris, it was time to venture into the Italian countryside and a gorgeous little villa just outside Lucca – a medieval town … Continue reading Travels in Tuscany

Progress: not perfection

I’ve recently returned from a seven day, self-imposed, writing retreat for one. It was awesome. I stayed at a friend’s cottage by the beach for a week and wrote, wrote, … Continue reading Progress: not perfection