About This Blog

Pauline Boty

This is a photograph of the artist, Pauline Boty.

This is not me.

But I do love it.

and the vintage colour

I am a writer.

On this blog, I like to write about the books I am reading especially where the author has experience of adoption or notes to share on their wisdom and process for life.  We have so much to learn!  I also write about food, recipes, life and longing, longing, longing and belonging.

Influence comes from a whole back catalogue of favourite writers and story tellers including:

Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Natalie Goldberg, Geneen Roth, Anne Heffron, Elizabeth Luard, Anne Sexton, Sally Brampton, Mary Oliver, Eric Newby, John Steinbeck, Jilly Cooper, Joyce Johnson, Joseph Campbell, Ann Patchett

Anthony de Mello, Lydia Davis, Carolyn Cassady, Anne Tyler, Cheryl Strayed, Anne Lamott, Ask Polly, Benjamin Fry, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Luke Leighfield, Austin Kleon, Maria Popova, Marilyn French, Marge Piercy, Maria Montessori, Galway Kinnell, Kabir, Pablo Neruda, Clive James, David Niven

Kathryn Flett (wow, who doesn’t love “The Heart Shaped Bullet” ? tell me), Tassajara Cooking, Judy Blume and my own favourite, Ferdinand the Bull – oh and so many, many more. If you read “Jackie” growing up and  love these writers as much as I do, I know we will have much together in common already.

Speeches of note, words, memoirs and biography, colour, birds soaring against the city sky line and life in all its glory, reading has always coloured and enriched my life and for that I am truly grateful .

Here are two of my all time favourite film clips:


and then: –


And just one more story…


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