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

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We make our own path and it’s ours alone

.............but that doesn't mean we have to be alone.  The states of being alone and feeling alone ebb and flow like the tides, but if there is one thing that is huge in my life at the moment, for the reasons I shall explain below, is that we are all alone and that our decisions … Continue reading We make our own path and it’s ours alone

The State of Loud – finding quiet in a chaotic world

I suffer from sensory overload, which means that the over-stimulation of the modern world causes me physical pain and anxiety. I have a strategy for when this over-stimulation happens (regularly) and a map in my mind of places I can go - for free - where I can take a few moments to get myself … Continue reading The State of Loud – finding quiet in a chaotic world