Writing While On Retreat

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My mind is filled with sunshine, cicadas and swimming. I’ve just spent a week in the mountains of southern France. I go to a small retreat in the Cévennes National Park each year to work on books-in-progress, to reconnect with… Read More »Writing While On Retreat

On Gratitude

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I’ve been keeping a gratitude journal for years. The lovely friend Karen who first encouraged me to write down what I’m thankful for passed away this summer. I miss her, and I’m grateful for the love and joy she brought… Read More »On Gratitude

A Proper Goodbye

My UK ‘mum’ Val Hopkins died in May. It was quite sudden–the cancer the surgeons thought they’d removed came back suddenly. Just two weeks before I got the message that she was in hospice, she’d served me tea at her house. … Read More »A Proper Goodbye