Big Stuff, Small Mindings: finding your own way through the festive season.

Anyone who knows me (and I can see friends and family members rolling their eyes in recognition!) will know that I am just a bit ‘bah humbug’ about the festive season/Christmas. The idea of it is wonderful, cozy, glittery and delicious. Somehow I find the reality all a bit overwhelming. I am not religious so … More Big Stuff, Small Mindings: finding your own way through the festive season.

#Thank You

Good morning lovely blog readers.  It’s the first day of frost here on the South Coast of the UK.  Here are some lines from one of my fave poets, Billy Collins – from his poem ‘Winter’.  See the rest of the poem here. A little heat in the iron radiator, the dog breathing at the foot … More #Thank You

#National Fertility Awareness Week

Poem 5: Longing The Brazilians have a wonderful word that encapsulates all the ethereal qualities of longing: saudade.  It is impossible to translate saudade into one single English word.  Rather it is a mixture of homesickness, sense of loss, remembering and the bittersweet nature of longing.  Waiting for the longed-for dream to come true can feel … More #National Fertility Awareness Week

#National Fertility Awareness Week

Poem 2 This poem describes how, whether you’re trying spontaneously or through treatment to conceive, your perception of time changes.  The month has bracketed times like ‘fertile days’, ‘the dreaded two-week-wait’, ‘test day’.  To others it might just be a Monday.  To those trying to conceive the day will have a very specific number assigned … More #National Fertility Awareness Week