While we are on the subject of patron saints, may I introduce to two women who have done more to restore my faith than any other. Love Warrior Glennon Doyle Melton and Anne Lamott come together on Linda Siversten's wonderful Beautiful Writer's Podcast and I had a total fangirl moment when I saw it pop … Continue reading Speaking of patron saints…
This was the view from my seat in a cafe I like to go to sometimes on a bright, sunny day. It's by the sea and I love nothing more than to sit and listen to the waves hit the beach, the chat of people as they walk by, the shouts of small children. This morning … Continue reading Pondering St. Patrick
This day last year, I launched this blog and podcast. I was undergoing a dramatic shift in my own creative life and was craving connection with other women, as they might know what I was going through. It has been one of the great privileges of my life to interview the nine incredible women on … Continue reading Radical feminism on International Women’s Day
How are you getting on? We're mid-way through January and this is the point that a lot of people find really tough. It's still dark in the mornings and the days are short. My mother used to call this time of year the darkest 6 weeks. Even the daylight has been grey for three days in … Continue reading Hang in there!
We made it! If, like me, you felt like you were just limping to the end of the year then congratulations, you got over the line, you made it through 2016! Usually at this time of year, I'm full of energy and buzz and plans. A couple of years ago, I relaxed my use of … Continue reading Resolving not to resolve
I'm a summer girl at heart. I love warmth and light, but there is something delicious about cozying up by the fire on a wild night and making warm nourishing dishes for dinner. And before you know it, the silly season is upon us and we're racing round like loo-laas trying to create the perfect … Continue reading Into the dark
This is me and one of my oldest, truest friends the writer Aoife Maguire in our purple stockings for the Waking the Feminists meeting at the Abbey on November 14th. Fifteen years ago, she and I wrote a play together called Missing Stars that she directed me in at the Finborough Theatre in London. It was a story of … Continue reading The Dark Man