My family name

I am a feminist. I also changed my name after getting married, to match my husband’s. For some, these ideas sit in conflict with each other — but not for me. You see, my name has always been an expression of my choices, even the name I carried before marriage, and I have changed my name … More My family name

White Doors

“Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there anymore.” – Robin Hobb When Mummy and Daddy got divorced, Mummy asked the Council for a house, and was given a choice: we could either move into a house that … More White Doors

2014: Reflections

At the end of each year since 2011, I’ve written a reflective essay looking back at the previous 12 months and ahead to the coming year. Read notes from 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016. This has been a year of great love and great loss. Looking back, the year divides neatly into three chapters, each … More 2014: Reflections