One of the things I love about this time of year is gathering conkers. Yes, I may be middle-aged, but there’s something about them that gives me a sense of joy. So much so that I always have a pile of them somewhere in my office.
But is hasn’t always been that way. Continue reading “That old chestnut”
There are some conversations that stick in your mind. There’s a question or an insight in there that has a life far beyond the moment. One of these happened to me many years ago Continue reading “Who needs a magic wand?”
Travelling back from Belfast recently, I found myself stuck in the airport waiting for a delayed plane. I was already tired and getting increasingly stressed and irritable. Around me, other passengers were running up and down trying to work out which gate they needed, calming down bored children or just making the most of the facilities. All very loudly.
Getting to the limits of coping, I felt like screaming Greta Garbo’s famous line from Grand Hotel – “I want to be alone; I just want to be alone!” Continue reading “Those Greta Garbo moments”
It’s Monday morning and I’ve started the week as I mean to go on – being human! Continue reading “No-one could ever call me perfect”