The neighbourhood is back

Eventually there had to be some kind of upside to Coronavirus lockdown, the stay at home sentence which bans spending time with anyone outside of your household or going out for non-essential reasons.  The mental health challenges are obvious. We put all plans on hold. We have to process the grief of everything being turned upside down. We are lonely and miss people. But I … Continue reading The neighbourhood is back

Little and big worries

I know I’m not alone. The past few weeks have seen us all go from worrying about the daily minutiae – what’s for dinner tonight, have I paid that bill, should I book a holiday – to being overwhelmed and engulfed by the global Coronavirus pandemic. It confirms my belief that there is always a list of worries and we simply prioritise them according to … Continue reading Little and big worries

Sparking joy with square brackets

Decluttering. I’m lazy so I tend not to get rid of stuff until I absolutely have to, until I run out of space or I feel so emotionally unbalanced that tidying seems like a good idea. To be fair, I don’t have a lot of storage space (because London). My wardrobe had reached the point where I’d just stuff clothes in at random, meaning everything … Continue reading Sparking joy with square brackets

A selfish or a free woman

Kathy Burke’s documentary All Woman explores different perspectives on being a woman today. The episode on motherhood got me thinking about selfishness. Kathy talked about why she didn’t want to have children, saying “as a kid, we didn’t have much money. If I have a kid, all my money’s got to go on a kid. F— that, I want to spend my money on myself.” … Continue reading A selfish or a free woman