Freedom

I started this blog in January whilst waiting 20 hours at Bahrain airport en route back to the Uk form India. Of course I had no idea at the time what lay ahead in just a couple of months time in the UK and the rest of the world. The original blog is below and I have also now added a couple of new paragraphs at the end.  What is freedom? How does it manifest in your life? Read More…

Magical Munkudil, a little piece of paradise

I am just coming to the end of a six night stay at Munkudil, an Ayurveda Yoga retreat in a rural part of Kerala, South India. The environment here is sublime. The entire place is founded on ecological principles, as well as being incredibly beautiful and, most unusually for India, very peaceful. Read More…

An Indian Love Affair

An Indian love affair, that title will make a few people I know sit up and take interest! But it’s not about anyone in particular, it is about this incredible journey, about falling in love with life again, about maybe for the first time ever in my entire life trusting myself, my own judgement, my own instincts, my intiuition, its about falling in love with myself. It is about being able to say to myself, “yes, you’re doing ok.” Read More…

Nomadic and Rootless

I am Nomadic and Rootless, the dictionary definitions of these two words are as follows:

Nomadic: A person who does not stay long in the same place; a wanderer. i.e. Nomadic people travel from place to place rather than living in one place all the time. Synonyms: wandering, travelling, roaming, migrant, itinerant, migratory, vagrant.
Rootless: If someone has no permanent home or job and is not settled in any community, you can describe them as rootless. i.e.These rootless young people have nowhere else to go.…people who refused to integrate within society and instead lived rootless, jobless lives. Synonyms: footloose, homeless, roving, transient . Read More…

Its not the mountain we conquer but ourselves

Last week I climbed Ben Nevis, at four thousand four hundred and thirteen feet its the completely highest point in the whole of the British Isles.

I didn’t even feel like going out of the house, let alone to Scotland (living in Devon it felt like a very long way for someone who didn’t even want to get out of bed!) I had promised my best friend that I would go with her and that, for her 50th birthday, we would climb Ben Nevis, and I would not dream of letting her down, so off I went. Read More…