I came across blogs by chance some years ago, through reading a collection of posts written by Jane Brocket and published as The Gentle Art of Domesticity.  I loved it, and there began a journey through many blogs (some good, some bad and some indifferent) to a point where I began to think I too could write a blog.

This is where I write mainly for myself about the many things that interest me – how we live, the choices we have and make, food, creativity, gardening and my allotment, city life, family, friends.  Mainly from a perspective of sustainability.  And about the magic dust that helps make things sparkle.  See my first ever post for an explanation of ‘The Magic Jug’.

My thanks to the many wonderful bloggers who have inspired and entertained me, and who continue to do so – particularly Jane Brocket (Yarnstorm – no longer blogging but her blogs are still available online), Lucy at Attic24, Nancy the List Writer (Philosophy of Lists)(sadly missed, not active at the moment), Amanda Soule (Soulemama),  Rhonda Hetzel (Down to Earth), and Alice (aka Mrs M) at The Sight of Morning

I love receiving comments on my posts, and try hard to comment on other’s whenever I can (though I don’t manage it as often as I’d like).  I always try to reply to readers’ comments whenever possible.

I am constantly thrilled and inspired by the astonishing things ordinary people do and create.  It helps provide a counter-balance to the many many awful things, and perhaps give us the energy needed to know that we can create and influence change for the better.

Maintaining hope and optimism are so crucial in our quest to leave this earth a better, kinder place, than we found it.

Do please feel free to comment.  I don’t expect everyone to agree with me, and I don’t mind if you don’t.  However, I ask you to respect the ‘circle time’ rules laid down some years ago by my son’s reception and primary teacher: ask a question or say something nice.

6 Responses to About

  1. Pleased to meet you! 🙂


  2. Really enjoyed dipping into your blog. What a lovely writing style you have! As an ex Bathonian who now lives 8 miles away in deepest Wiltshire I have really enjoyed reading your posts about Bath. We do live in such a beautiful part of the world!


    • Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. Aren’t we lucky to live somewhere so wonderful! I’m a Londoner originally though I first moved to Bath way back in 1969 or 1970 so maybe the London bit doesn’t count any more. Now I can’t imagine wanting to live anywhere else.


I love to read your comments. I don't expect everyone to agree with me, and I don't mind if you don't. However, I ask you to respect the 'circle time' rules made by my son's primary school teacher: make a comment, ask a question or say something nice. Thank you!

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