Writing

Monday Morning Musing #43 – But what does it really look like?

Some people, myself included, attribute colours to the days of the week. This is called synaesthesia. When two similarly affected people discover they share this trait you can be sure that they will agree that Mondays, are red, of course and that Wednesdays are green. It’s obvious, isn’t it? Apparently many of us also give… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #43 – But what does it really look like?

Transition, Writing, writing to heal

Monday Morning Musings #37 – The Gloom and the Glory

Inspired by a line from Nabokov's memoir, Speak, Memory, I write about the highs and lows of living abroad.

Writing

Monday Morning Musing #35 – #Bringbackletterwriting

When your son moves to Spain to start his first real job, what should a parent do? Send a four-leafed clover emoji?

Happiness, Writing

Monday Morning Musing #32 – Happiness is like a butterfly…

I couldn't help getting a little teary this week when I read his message. It was from Bruce, and he thought this quote from Thoreau might resonate. “Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #32 – Happiness is like a butterfly…

Writing

Monday Morning Musings #17 – Writing the journey?

"Write about the journey," Terry Anne advised. “There are so many journeys,” I mused unenthusiastically. It was my turn to write today’s Monday Morning Musing and, like her, the week before, I was out of inspiration. “My journey as a writer? My journey through grief? My expat journey? My getting old journey?” Frankly, her suggestion didn’t help.