gaia-love, serious stuff

The waste hierarchy: Reduce & re-use before you recycle I posted this vid about re-using plastic bottles on FB today and my dear, beloved Maddy made the excellent and pithy comment, "Just stop buying them". Maddy is entirely correct. 'Recycling' has become increasingly popular over the last decades and, as a long (long!) time greeny, I initially felt that was a Very Good… Continue reading The waste hierarchy: Reduce & re-use before you recycle


Camino Portugués – memories

A couple of my friends are about to begin their own pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. They're even following the same route I did, the Camino Portugués. My walk from northern Portugal to Galicia was, without doubt, one of the best experiences of my life. So many great memories, and such lovely people (some of… Continue reading Camino Portugués – memories

serious stuff, Words


In 2016 I resolve to: Love myself more and worry less Spend more time reading, writing, learning and making Spend less time binge-watching Netflix (maybe, possibly) Play my fiddle and (maybe, possibly) try singing in public Spend more time socialising with actual humans Be more yogic Be outside Just be I can't change or fix anything with worry. I… Continue reading Resolutions


A good day

I had such a good day today! I woke fairly early but had no reason to get up, so I just lay in bed reading til around 9am. I arose and pottered round the house, in and out of the garden, had a lovely brunch then pottered some more. At some point during the morning I found a Clan… Continue reading A good day

serious stuff

Depression and how you can help – a short illustration

Here's a wonderfully sweet and simple illustration of how to support a loved one suffering from depression - 'support' being the operative word. Try to make them feel safe and show them that you love them. That may be all you can do - but it's a LOT! You probably can't 'fix' them or make them feel better but… Continue reading Depression and how you can help – a short illustration