Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat: An Island Getaway

Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat: An Island Getaway

Two weeks ago on a sunny Friday morning I was lucky enough to be hauling my bag onto the Wightlink Ferry, with Bodhi trotting along behind me, headed for a beautiful lodge on the Isle of Wight.  Our home for…

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My first tarot reading

My first tarot reading

It was last year when I bought my first deck of tarot cards. I ordered them from Amazon, and when they arrived, dutifully wrapped them in a silk scarf and kept them in a pretty box that felt spiritually suitable.…

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We are made of starstuff

We are made of starstuff

During my English A Level, I remember a lesson about abstract nouns.  Our teacher explained to us that they are things you cannot touch or sense, they have no physical existence.  “Like democracy, bravery or sadness,” she said. She was…

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Timexiety

Timexiety

I check my watch as I’m lacing up my trainers; one knee on the floor and an awkward upturn of the clock face tells me it’s 07.27.  My stomach knots with angst, a flutter of angry butterflies that tell me…

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Life is a microwaved croque monsieur

Life is a microwaved croque monsieur

The long curtain that hangs between the patio door and our little room in the B&B in Biarritz is fluttering in the afternoon breeze, the shutters gently rattling again the wall outside.  I keep getting up from my seat to…

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