Questions without answers: exploring themes of longing and trust

I’m reading To Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins.  My friends bought it for my birthday; it’s about a guy who reaches his thirties and realises he hasn’t really lived, so he’s never really discovered much about himself.  He drops everything and leaves his comfort zone firmly in the rear view to bike from … Continue reading Questions without answers: exploring themes of longing and trust

Message from the Maggots: an awakening with an unusual delivery

We had a heatwave in the UK last week, so I left the house early to walk the dog before the blistering heat took hold.  Walking down the driveway I spotted a little white something wriggling on the warm tarmac, then another, and another.  On closer inspection I found the driveway was scattered with maggots!  … Continue reading Message from the Maggots: an awakening with an unusual delivery

I used to be indecisive but now I’m just not sure: letting go of old stories to make way for new adventures

We’re all made up of stories: stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, stories we tell ourselves about our relationship with other people and about the world.  I have a few stories I’ve been working on overcoming, but I still find myself stuck in them once in a while. Life’s been running away with me a … Continue reading I used to be indecisive but now I’m just not sure: letting go of old stories to make way for new adventures

Parli Italiano?  It’s all good in theory, but where’s the practice?

I’ve just returned from a wonderful trip to Italy with my family.  We’re lucky enough to have some great friends out there, and recent events being as they are it had been far too long since we’d met.  I love everything about Italy, the people, the delicious food, the stunning architecture, but most of all … Continue reading Parli Italiano?  It’s all good in theory, but where’s the practice?