We Make Plans And The Universe Says “Bog Off”

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When I Grow Up

When I was at school, I wanted to be an actress. This was in the years before we stopped grouping these creatives into male…

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Who To Call At 4.00 am?

As an early morning riser, I sometimes forget not everyone starts their day at 4.00 am. In this fit of forgetfulness, I have been…

What Mel Did - Morgan graduation and funfair horse

On Go-Go Hares and Graduations

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. ~ Berkeley Breathed I first heard the phrase “Once a man, twice a child” from my mother’s lips….

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What About Tomorrow?

Be where you are, otherwise you will miss your life. ~ Buddha Growing up, my siblings and I were not allowed to refer to…

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A Smile to Slay the Masses

Bronson and I would have been married 21 years tomorrow. It would also have been his 61st birthday. Six months ago, I started scribbling…

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A Hard Habit To Break

I read somewhere that a good habit is as hard to break as a bad one. My morning habit is to rise about 4.30…

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By Any Other Name

At a recent hospital appointment, the medical assistant asked my date of birth, which I gave. He looked up and down from his clipboard…

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Nature Will Out

This week, I came to see that in nursing the hole of Bronson’s passing, there were smaller, gaping wounds which had been left to…

What Mel Did - Morgan meditation

Busy Doing Nothing

My version of doing nothing is sitting down to read a book, perhaps whilst having a cup of peppermint or chai tea. I’ll then…


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Family & Parenting

Are we there yet? I can't even remember where we were going.

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