Life Lessons Over Lipstick

Posted on 31 January, 2019 at 5:00


Who have been your major positive influences, who have helped to shape you in ways you never realised?

It is the late 1960s. I am sitting watching my paternal Grandmother, Victoria, putting on her makeup. This is the first time I have been allowed to do so. She will be dead in a ...

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Posted on 11 January, 2019 at 0:35

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.


11 days into January and how are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions?  That bad, huh?!


Last year, I mad...

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The Harder I Work...

Posted on 8 November, 2018 at 4:25

...the luckier I get is a quote ascribed to several people. Who originally said it is unimportant.

I have often been described by people who don’t know me well as being “lucky”: in the right place at the right time, etc.

My letter asking if there were any ...

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We've Got to be Kind

Posted on 2 August, 2018 at 8:35

The concept of kindness has been popping up around me in the past few days.  I was introduced to a quote from Kurt Vonnegut's book, God Bless You, Mr Rosewater. "There's only one rule that I know of, babies, God damn it, you've got to be kind."  And there is a quote (at...

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A Life Worth Living

Posted on 27 July, 2018 at 4:45

“To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live”

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

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Posted on 5 July, 2018 at 4:10

"I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward."

Charlotte Bronte

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Waterloo Sunset and the Power of Visioning

Posted on 20 June, 2018 at 5:00

"But I don’t feel afraid

As long as I gaze on Waterloo Sunset

I am in Paradise"

Ray Davies

© Warner/...

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Posted on 13 June, 2018 at 0:00

Dancing the Argentine Tango teaches me so much more than 'just' getting around a dance floor without falling over or treading on my partner's toes.


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You're doing an open studios because....?

Posted on 1 May, 2018 at 10:15

I recently went to an open studios and had a really great time catching up with a few contacts and finding some new artists to follow. It was a very enjoyable experience ... but that isn’t always the case.

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