There was a post that flashed by my feed on Instagram a few weeks ago. A beautiful young woman with empty eyes on the left, and the same face with soulful kind eyes on the right. Apparently nearly 20 years had passed between pictures but the soulful eyed woman did not appear much older if … More How Now
Etymology doesn’t have much to do with what I wanted to talk to you about. I’m here to check in with you. See how you are. So many of us have had cause, pause, and necessity to re-examine and re-think so many things this year. I’m genuinely curious about where your thinking has led you, … More Another Think Coming
The 10th of September is world suicide prevention day. Triggered? I suspect I am not the only person who has been, so I will do what I do and speak to this demon publicly, because if I stare it in the eye it can’t devour me. I am confronted by the entrance of another dark … More Triggered
I did not want a partner. The joys of juggling suitors in the short stint of singledom was a giddy rollercoaster. I adore being adored. And there’s no shortage of adoration available to a hurricane who was willing to endure a few less than stellar matches in order to taste the magic of some incredible moments. While … More One Year In
Spending time with my teenagers and their friends is a fundamental part of life for me while I am wrapped up safely in my bubble as the world outside struggles and changes beyond comprehension. We road trip, and I ferry the kids around for social activities such as mini golf, laser tag or … More Kids These Days
For the last decade it has been unthinkable that I could or would be more than a few short weeks without boarding a plane for work or play. This Jetset life ended abruptly in March 2020, when I, along with around 5 million other Kiwis, became securely (and in my case gratefully) grounded here until … More A Very Beautiful Backyard
Our youngest son turned 6 yesterday. His father and I have spent most of his life unravelling strings that tied us together as a couple and fortifying a newfound friendship. Poor wee James was the most difficult of all four pregnancies, yet he was hands down the happiest, easiest, most cheerful baby imaginable. He was … More Safe at Home
This is the first blog I’ve published in over four months. I’ve started dozens, and slunk back into a hole, but I think it’s time to climb out of it and get back in the ring now. Brace yourself, it’s pretty raw. WHAT DO YOU WANT Few things in my orbit are as frequent and … More What Do You Want?
What can I possibly say about my adopted Scottish home town Dundee? It’s Electrifying… Where to begin? The authenticity, passion, kindness, support, and overwhelming generosity of Dundee keep me coming back to this plucky little City in the East of Scotland. This is a city that does not make a secret of its struggles. Dundee … More Electrifying Dundee – A Blog About The Scottish City I Absolutely Love – By Wee Dee.
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