Dish – part two

We cooked together, the flour a sticky mess, and used the remainder to make papier mache`pinata. Today’s dish: Home made sauce for pasta, or gnocchi. Recipe: Tomato puree Olive oil Garlic 1 red onion Rosemary Basil 1 stock cube Method: Lightly fry the onion and garlic in olive oil; remove from the heat, stir inContinue reading “Dish – part two”

Day 2. Open, your heart

“Have some compassion,” he said. Me? I thought. Aren’t I the most compassionate person on this planet? I said nothing. I deferred to thought. Slow to anger. What I have lost is compassion. I realised that this means that I am least compassionate to myself. I am angry with myself for finally failing to feedContinue reading “Day 2. Open, your heart”

Hearing, seeing, understanding and empathy.

Dear readers, I’ve been thinking lately about age. For a few years now my hearing has been changing. I can trace the biggest alteration back to when I became an audio typist for a hospital for a year and a half, and wore headphones in my ears 5 days a week for 6-7 hours aContinue reading “Hearing, seeing, understanding and empathy.”

My Diabetes Avoidance Blog

Hello again dear readers, I had forgotten to mention that in addition to giving up chocolate, I have given up most yogurt. Quite a few yogurts too have ridiculously high levels of sugar. I have written about low sugar, Greek yogurt somewhere. I was ranting about Tesco a few months back and they began sellingContinue reading “My Diabetes Avoidance Blog”

My diabetes avoidance blog, continued.

Sorry I’ve been less productive than usual with my blog and poems. I started my MA this week, and, as we’ve all come to expect, there were some teething problems with the IT communicating with humans. Still, this is a universal problem. I’m qualified to say so as I’ve worked, unusually my life coach onceContinue reading “My diabetes avoidance blog, continued.”

My Diabetes Avoidance Blog; coffee, books, cycling, figs and bananas.

Hello dear readers, To borrow a phrase from another writer called Charlotte. I’ve been away in Mallorca, cycling and walking, which explains my lack of writing. Sometimes I take the pen and paper with me. This time, I was set on cycling up a mountain, and finishing The Fault in our Stars which I hadContinue reading “My Diabetes Avoidance Blog; coffee, books, cycling, figs and bananas.”

My Diabetes Avoidance Blog

Dear readers, As a reader, I was told that I had a thousand followers, which made me feel responsible for creating something for you all. I am a little tired this morning, as I have cycled around 200 k on a cycling holiday in Mallorca, a wonderful place where the people are kind and friendly;Continue reading “My Diabetes Avoidance Blog”


A blog that practices involved philosophy.

Emotion Doodles

Children's book illustrator & writer

Social artist

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