My safe place, always safe

Is a bookshop or library. The bookshop shown in this picture is Barter Books in Alnwick, Northumberland, one of my favourite bookshops in the world, alongside Shakespeare and Company in Paris. Check on their links, above, but come back to me here. Bookshops and libraries are my safe place. Why? Because within them is an … Continue reading My safe place, always safe


Finding calm in an over-anxious world

Nothing is certain. Everything changes. These two statements sum up life now. They also sum up how life has always been, but we’re not living in the past, we’re living all these statements right now - in April 2018 - when the plateau of daily news spews up chaos, we’re all witness to megalomaniac politicians wielding … Continue reading Finding calm in an over-anxious world