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Writer, sometime teacher of small people, wanderer and wonderer.
Interests: Writing, books, reading, travelling, Engaged Buddhism, nature, yoga and teaching.
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Berneray to Leverburgh We continued across the causeway linking North Uist to Berneray (Beàrnaraigh na Hearadh), where we were to catch the ferry across the Sound of Harris to Leverburgh (An Tòb). Below is the Forecasting Stone on Berneray, (there are others in various places in Britain), but to me,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at Ink Routes
Up the Uists The ruins of Teampull na Trianaid, a 12th century church in the wilds of North Uist, a stone's throw away... ...from the site of the Battle of Carinish- (a little animation elaborates the tale) Further on up North Uist The modern yet, to me, strangely ethereal and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Ink Routes
Oban This time last week, we were in the Outer Hebrides; in Gaelic, Na h-Eileanan Siar, which sounds even more evocative to my ears. This is the enchanting tree in the Oban Chocolate Company coffee shop on Oban's seafront where we stayed for one night. We had lovely fresh coffee... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Ink Routes
This week, here in Liverpool's lovely, newly-refurbished Central Library, there have been lots of folk writing or studying or researching at the 'light box benches' (the library manager-in more innocent times, probably known as the Head Librarian- informs me that this is what they're called). A sight most pleasing to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2013 at Ink Routes
Flowers at the train station, as I 'officially' start the next part of my journey, given to me by an inspiring woman at a mindfulness* day I attended yesterday. It was an appropriate way to spend my last day of employment as a teacher for Liverpool City Council, calm and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at Ink Routes
I've been consciously trying to cultivate more gratitude in my daily life since I gave up my job. After what happened at school, I decided I would take time each day to be grateful for what I have and what I've achieved, not in any competitive sense or linear sense,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2013 at Ink Routes
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Posted Aug 13, 2013 at Ink Routes
I just had to interrupt my plotting session to write this little post from my library seat. I'm the only woman sitting at the 'light box bench', (apparently this is what they're called), at the back of the first floor of the library. All the other folk are men. Every... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at Ink Routes
Posted Aug 11, 2013 at Ink Routes
In honour of Susannah Conway's August Break, Day Number 4- 'Love'. My good friend's wishing tree at her wedding. Slightly blurred due to the late hour... X Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2013 at Ink Routes
I'm not sure why I chose this image to accompany this post. Perhaps it's the outline of the library in the background, still closed when this photograph was taken, full of possibility and promise. Perhaps it's the magical quality of the fairy lights, the slightly blurred outlines, which suggest to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2013 at Ink Routes
July, for once, is behaving like July here in England. It really is high summer. The sheer and almost constant expanse of pale blue sky is a nothing short of a wonder verging on the miraculous in Britain; especially here in the north west. To me, July has always seemed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2013 at Ink Routes
Okay, so the purpose of my going to library was to write and read and research, and not mess about with my phone! But I captured this in-between sentences ;) I love the (new) library in the city where I live, but at times, it is downright NOISY. When did... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at Ink Routes
Almost two years ago, I went to a place called Amar Seva Sangam. Deep in rural South India, a four hour drive from the nearest city, this place changed me. There was laughter, there were tears, and always dramas at bedtime in the girls' home! For three weeks, I helped... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at Ink Routes
Just writing this to remind myself that I can be strong when I need to be, that I can rely on me; I can be there for myself. The reason being that on Friday I found the strength to confront someone who I had allowed to make my life miserable... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2013 at Ink Routes
I'm here, at the start of this new path I'm forging and it's scary, but exhilarating. I'm here because I was unhappy in my previous incarnation, and writing this blog is one part of my journey to towards creating a more meaningful life. For as long as I can remember,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2013 at Ink Routes
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