Category Archives: Faith

Finding my way back

This photo was taken when I was 22. I’d just finished at Oxford University and was about to head off to Italy to drive minibuses across Tuscany for a high-end travel company. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to … Continue reading

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Do nothing; rest afterwards

You can tell I’ve been busy recently as I haven’t found the space to blog. I say ‘space’ rather than ‘time’ because I probably could have found an hour or so to scribble a quick post. But what I feel … Continue reading

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Dreaming of greatness

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” – Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013. Of all the inspiring Mandela quotes I’ve read since his … Continue reading

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Ode to London: I love you, but …

There are so many things I love about London but I’m going to have to start with my friends. For someone of my age, stage and relationship status living in such a huge metropolis, friends become family. They’re whom we … Continue reading

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Baking my way back

It’s been more than three weeks since I’ve posted on this blog and I’m hoping you’ve all been having such a wonderful summer that you haven’t noticed my absence. If you have, you may have been thinking I’ve been having … Continue reading

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A life that matters

What would you do if you believed your life really mattered? I asked myself this the other day while sat on a striped deckchair outside Foyles bookshop on London’s vibrant South Bank. It was early evening and I’d nipped into … Continue reading

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The answer is spiritual

At the end of my yoga workout at home this morning – done to a lovely DVD a friend put me on to, Ali MacGraw, Yoga, Mind & Body – a definition of Namaste (the salutation often spoken in a … Continue reading

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Feel the pain, but do it anyway

Despite having a comprehensive record of my thoughts, feelings, fears, decisions and activities over the past two and a bit years on this blog – a record that very clearly shows what’s good for me, what works for me and … Continue reading

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Is it OK to be me?

I got home late last night and glanced at what I’d written on yesterday’s blog. I do this now and again, after posting – I check back to see if my writing flowed and whether I said anything of interest … Continue reading

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Faith and uncertainty

I asked a friend of mine the other night who’s been married for some 13 or so years and who still looked totally in love with his wife how on earth that was possible. What was their secret? How had … Continue reading

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