There are three types of people in this world: •   those who repeat themselves. •   those who don’t repeat themselves. •   those who repeat themselves. I’ve yet to figure out which I am. Anyway, have I ever mentioned that I fall a lot? I have? Then gear up for something familiar. I fall a lot. You would think that by … Read More

All fright long


Are you on your own? It’s a big question. Am I on my own? I’m not really sure I can answer that one without some proper soul-scouring. I guess we’re all on our own, finding our way through life, making connections with others but never managing to become anything other than just ourselves, holding onto other selves. As I contemplated … Read More

Spring time


Dive in. Take the plunge. Jump in at the deep end. The metaphors are endless; well, at least end-few. And they pretty much all relate to facing something scary. So quite why this recovering aquaphobe didn’t expect her first attempt at springboard diving to be utterly terrifying is frankly unfathomable – or un-1.83-able, if you’re metric. Okay, I did have … Read More

There’s no business like snow business

Three hours: it’s not a particularly long time really. Just a bit more than two and a bit less than four, when you think about it. When you don’t think about it, it’s still the same, but at least you’ve saved yourself the effort of working it out. It all depends on context, of course. I mean, three hours in … Read More