Anytime anything is published anywhere, we expose ourselves to a portion of social risk. Sometimes risks are so miniscule they are bordering on non-existent. Other times social risks are greater. Honesty is the moderating factor. The more honest and direct, the greater the social risk. The more we conceal, the less the social risk (which is why this … Continue reading THE EXECUTIVE



A friend sent me the link to this clip from Chariots of Fire this morning, and tells me the slow-mo running sequence of the men sprinting through the waves was filmed at Bamburgh :) I can't put a number on how many times I've walked along the shoreline at Bamburgh over recent years, never once realising the … Continue reading NOT EVEN A SAND CASTLE


Here is my sharpie doodle for mothers day...but this is for the people who don't have a mum in their life this mothers day-peeps just like me xxx Mother's day is not usually a fun day when you have complex-PTSD caused by extended and varied trauma-usually of the incest variety...but this is the happiest and … Continue reading MUM-less


And what can I say about the terrorist attack...I'm wordless tonight. Maybe words will form tomorrow. Right now I'm just grateful. That's all I can say. To my best friend...  You've had an absolutely shitty time lately and I want desperately to make it all better for you. I want to hug away your stress … Continue reading GRATEFUL PERSON


Today was nearly life-altering and super exciting, until it wasn't. This pretty much sums up my day. Before you rejoice with me in mutual celebration I still haven't had the call to speak with the BBC producer... so it looks like I will not be appearing on BBC Breakfast as a guest tomorrow morning. DOH! Never mind. I … Continue reading NEARLY!


NO SCRIPT is sometimes the best way to untangle and tease out all the strands of thought that plague thinking mind is on overdrive tonight so it's time for a stream-of-consciousness post...every three dots a brief pause in the chaotic rainbow of mindless and forever rumbling emotional white noise...Apart from that, this is as it is … Continue reading Soc.UN-SCRIPTED


This is a simple idea I came up with to prompt blog post writing. Simply write alternate sentences about the things that are niggling in your mind causing you grief...things that you tell yourself you should or shouldn't be are mine....hopefully you'll try your own xxx I should drink more water I shouldn't obsess … Continue reading #SHOULD/NOT


Omfg. I'm sorry about the drawing you will shortly be seeing...this is what happened when I attempted a realistic self portrait 😶 LOL 😂 I've had a lazy Sunday....this is the view from my sunny bedroom this morning... This is the beach view... And this is the wallpaper my daughter is getting put up in … Continue reading PORTRAIT MASTERCLASS