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Sense-making

For so many the days have been so long. I haven’t met many who are not either working ridiculous long days, or have lost all work all together.  Very few have been given the...

Covid-19 – the return of Sunflower Journey

I used to dream of the world actually stopping, taking a pause and giving us all a chance to take stock and make sense of an ever faster perpetually spinning planet. I almost regret...

Mt Eden Auckland view

Returning, releasing, remembering

It is not until we return that we truly remember. And this has been the single more important life lesson I’ve had in a very, very long time. In the true essence of all...

France, France, France

I can’t deny it, I am in love with France, I always have been. This is a love affair that began when I was a young girl, a regular visitor to Paris and Northern...

Reflections

I have discovered this post languishing on my desktop for the past 6 months, so here we go, kicking this blog back to where it should be! It has been so long, and I...

Summer Days

7 years later and our first full British summer.  Indeed, the weather has been unpredictable but, when the sun does shine England really is beautiful.  Tourists are here in Bath in their droves, but...

Put in order

I have taken a break from writing our Sunflower Journey as I seek to understand what it will become, what it is to be in this new context. There is absolutely a blend of...

First month home

My boys and I have been lost.  Absorbed in a vortex of putting in order our lives back here, home in England.  My family tell me I should feel proud of what I have...

One journey ends and another begins

As we pack up our lives here in Penang, we have also had a little dose of culture to acknowledge our Asia experience through Cambodia and Malaysia.  We took time out of our busy packing...

Fork in the road

One of my real fears since the day we stepped foot in Cambodia was the thought of becoming ill or an accident that would take us on a frenzied relocation home, leaving unfavourable memories for the boys...