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What’s wrong?

I used to work in Action Learning where I learned about the power of open questions. So it suddenly came to be that instead of walking around feeling dissatisfied, it would be a good idea to ask what is wrong. 1. Separation - the distance between myself and my husband

No surprises

A charmer of sorts Of no interest initially A birthday peck on the cheek And then he bought a raffle ticket Which made me look at him in a different way And he won So we went on a weekend break After a coffee date That I still don't know why I agreed to Ignoring those who said he

My friend

We met when I was in my teens. At first I enjoyed having you around thinking having you as a friend proved I was intelligent and interesting. At college, you would wear me out sometimes and I would take to my bed for a full day. That used to worry my

What are my reasons to be cheerful?

I am in a funny old mood today. I can spot some of the reasons why. I saw on Facebook that it is the anniversary of a peer from school's death at the age of 21. She was a talented actress and would probably have been at the Savoy

My afternoon at the Mum of the Year Awards

I arrived at the Savoy on London in a lovely car courtesy of Tesco. A man came up to the driver and asked who his passenger was. He did not know having scrubbed my name off his white-board earlier. I told the man my name and he asked "Are


My word of the week is separation. I am separated from my husband after 16 years of being together in good times and bad. There are pros and cons to this situation but it is a separation all the same. I am separated from my children not being up to date

Fed up and separated

I am not down as such. I just feel a bit fed up and want to get out the various frustrations out of my system. Blogging always helps me deal with my feelings and sometimes work out what to do next too. I am miffed that having helped loads with the

What are my reasons to be cheerful this week?

I may be avoiding making World Book Day costumes by posting my Reasons to be Cheerful instead. You may think that but I couldn't possibly comment. 1. I have had coped fine since my husband left at the weekend. He is keeping in touch regularly. I am taking

Lent and back to Wobbles Wednesday

Lent starts today and amazingly there was some coverage on programmes like Daybreak. I listened to a priest effectively telling us that it is not about giving up chocolate but about facing our own mortality. To be honest, since I lost my parents I am all too aware that life