serious stuff

Feeling like a Phoenix

Yesterday I woke with a sense of peace I haven't felt in a long time. I felt strong. I felt whole. I actually felt a wee bit taller! The evening before I'd finally allowed myself to enjoy some beautiful, well deserved and righteous anger. I wasn't out of control or crazy. I was focused, steely and… Continue reading Feeling like a Phoenix

serious stuff

to my beloved

My life with you was so good. I had so many opportunities to learn and experience new things. Without you now, I just make half-hearted plans and I cry. I’ve been thinking about some of the presents you’ve given me, the ones that mean the most. Do you want to know what they are? These are… Continue reading to my beloved

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

silly stuff

Paperman – a tiny retro romance This is such a lovely film. It's made by Disney, in the style of their old movies (101 Dalmatians comes particularly to mind), but with modern techniques and cutting edge technology. It's like I've seen it before, but it's much more a feeling of nostalgia than any sense the film is derivative. It feels familiar in a… Continue reading Paperman – a tiny retro romance


Samhain – again

tumshie lanternsIt's Samhain again already! Traditionally, in Scotland, the New Year was marked at this time. It's the end of the harvest period, the crops are in and winter is coming. It seems like a good time to look back at the past year to me.This year has been the best I've had for a… Continue reading Samhain – again