Life Is What Happens To You And Me

Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans. (Lyrics from Beautiful Boy, by John Lennon) We all have them - those times of indescribable chaos in our lives, when nothing seems to go according to schedule or plan.  It doesn't matter that things have been written on the calendar in 'super-indelible-never-comes-off-till-you're-dead-and-maybe-even-longer markers … Continue reading Life Is What Happens To You And Me

Ticking All The Boxes

Have you ever filled in a survey or a form that says 'check all boxes that apply'? I know I have, especially in filling out medical forms - yes, I'm a non-smoker (does that one cigar in Cuba count?), no bed-wetting (fully toilet trained since I was a year old), excessive worry ( OMG... one highlight, two … Continue reading Ticking All The Boxes

Saturday Mourning in Paris

Early this morning,   I made my way down the stairs and looked out the back windows.  I could see nothing beyond the terrace railings.  Heavy fog blanketed the whole valley, reaching its fingers over the roof and around the stone walls of the cottage. The whiteness rested quietly and completely.  I opened up the doors and stepped out.  No … Continue reading Saturday Mourning in Paris