Red, the colour of love. And passion and sex and spicy, hot, heat. And power and danger and rage. Yes, red symbolizes all that, but it’s also considered warm (think wool socks and Read More
Fear is one of the most debilitating and defeating emotions that exist. And is never more present than when we try to create. We are all creative beings in some way, shape or form, be it in the kitchen or in the studio. And yet, that little four letter word can crush even the most practiced artist. Imagine the havoc it can wreak with a fledgling creative spirit. But fear is in all of us. In Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat. Pray. Love.) writes about, not overcoming fear, but living with Read More
A beautiful short story by Alice McDermott, Gloria is rich with family joy and tragedy; an abundant reminder of the treasure that is our loved ones.
It’s a short, lovely read. Here’s a snippet to tempt you…
“Just then the grandchildren returned to the dining room, moving, as they did in those days, in a chattering scrum. They wanted their Read More
There are some things in our lives as children that dwindle away as we grow older, and that now as adults we may miss and strive to regain – sense of wonder, play, imagination and… the nap. That blissful ability to fall asleep whenever, wherever. Talking , singing, bouncing in the back seat one minute, then sound asleep the next. And then we, as parents, continued to drive around. Groceries could wait; the nap could not. Read More
I’ll admit it I miss the “back-to-school” rush. Buying school supplies, new sneakers, backpacks, lunch kits, all of it. Well, maybe not all the forms that needed to be filled out and each and every one seemed to ask for the same information, again and Read More
When did you know it was love? Was it love at first sight? Was it your first pair of red shoes? Or black patent Mary Janes? Platforms? Or those strappy roman sandals?
We do love our shoes, don’t we? Every style, shape and colour, we love them. Sometimes a little more agony, than ecstasy. Sometimes bordering on obsession, but still Read More
You have the itinerary. Everything is booked. Fun in the sun is just a few weeks away. You post pictures of your island retreat on the fridge where you will see them every day and be reminded that soon, very soon you will be in paradise. And that just prior to heading off to that paradise you will have to face the nightmare of shopping for a bathing suit. Very soon you will have to face the florescent lighting, the three way mirror and all that white, Read More