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What’s a lamb worth?

What’s a lamb worth?

On Friday, I put my control-freak behaviour to the test by going for a countryside walk, armed with only a blurry map from the internet.  It was meant to be a circular walk around the village of Henllan. At one point, a farmer showed us to a remote path that...

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Pencil, not ink

Pencil, not ink

It’s Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK.  And, as if on cue, it’s an overcast Sunday here in Wales with more of the same predicted tomorrow.  If there’s one thing you can count on is the weather being unpredictable, especially when there’s a public holiday....

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Tides are changing

Tides are changing

As I’ve written before, moving to Wales on the eve of a national lockdown has been a life-changing event.  The past couple of years has given me space to breathe, think and find myself again.  Two years before the strange onset of 2020, I formed a company...

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Hidden agendas and secret lists

Hidden agendas and secret lists

Every Sunday morning, I go out for coffee with my husband.  It started during lockdown when nothing was open except for takeaway restaurants.  We decided that our ‘date day’ would be a cup of coffee by the sea no matter the weather.  We’ve sat in hail,...

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Healing the temple of the heart

Healing the temple of the heart

Last week, my weekend revolved around a three-day migraine which left me feeling delicate and super-sensitive to electronic screens. I thought this weekend was going to be a repeat of the last.  Friday evening, I went to bed with a slight headache which turned into a...

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Mother’s (wound) day

Mother’s (wound) day

It’s Mother’s Day here in the UK. While it’s a day of celebration for a lot of people, it can be triggering for many others. Not everyone has a relationship with their mother (me included) nor might they have contact with their children (again me).  Motherhood...

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It’s ALL about the journey

It’s ALL about the journey

Spring has been making herself known this week.  There have been sunny patches amongst the showers, lambs in the fields, and daffodils are in bloom by the sides of the roads. Wales is waking from the winter slumber. On Friday, we took advantage of the good...

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Reaching level 49 (It’s my birthday)

Reaching level 49 (It’s my birthday)

Last year on my birthday, it was full lockdown here in Wales.  I really wanted to go somewhere even though I didn’t have any destination in mind.  I settled down to a day at home with my husband and teenager, eating cake and playing board games.  I had...

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Unravelling knots of fear

Unravelling knots of fear

This week, my inbox has been bombarded with reminders that my car insurance is due and that my contract with my energy provider ends next month.  The water bill arrived and it’s gone up. My car needed filling up.  My food bills are by far the biggest...

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