Issues & Tissues

opinion writing

Biking with ‘Boris’ and spending £1

For a while I’ve wanted to cycle around London on a  Transport for London Barclay’s Bike, otherwise known as a Boris Bike.  Recently, I happened to…

Gather the wonderful

A few week’s ago my mother died, she was in ‘end of life care’. Part of the process of someone passing away is sharing the…

Colour Alzheimers

I see this photograph and I see colours green and blue. It was taken in France, a few short months before my son was born….

Choice

When I last left my parents house I took a photograph. My mother sitting alone in the back room. She looks anxious. In the background…

Appreciating that change is possible

Blogging about poverty and the developing world probably isn’t going to win me followers, to be honest, the posts aren’t as ‘read’ as much as…

Keep Calm and Believe

In our bedroom there is an old cast iron radiator, heavy, solid, painted in a muted gold. It sits against a purple wall and I…

Christmas of Yesteryear

These are photographs from Christmas exactly 10 years ago. I’m not one for traditional Christmas. I’ve had various Christmases in various places, a few in…

Because I’m a Girl

Seasider Claire has blogged about The Plan. The Plan is a campaign to raise awareness of the number of girls whose births are never registered…