Should I keep writing here, or should I go?

January 22, 2017

How I’d been feeling these last couple of weeks has been unexpected. I started my new job at another university. A full-time, continuing (permanent) appointment, which is becoming increasingly rare in library world. Contrary to common belief…


How to keep new year resolutions

January 13, 2017

Well, week two of 2017 is almost done. How are those new year resolutions going? It’s one thing to have intention to change something or do something, and then another when it comes to acting upon…

2017, bring it on!

January 5, 2017

A new year brings optimism, opportunity and a fresh start. I’ve been looking forward to 2017. Excited, yet overwhelmed by what’s in store. Keeping well and achieving goals will look like challenging my self-belief (and growing some),…

sunset dinner by the beach

Thoughts and reflections on 2016

December 29, 2016

I haven’t written in a while. When this happens, I feel some part of me is missing or not functioning. ….something to focus more next year perhaps. But for now, while I recover from a cold…


Simple joy #2: Gardening

December 10, 2016

The smallest, most simple things in every day life can bring joy. Do you notice them?  Every fortnight, I’d like to draw and inspire attention to simple joys, pleasures and blessings in every day life. The…

reading by the resort pool

Over a cuppa: November 2016

December 6, 2016

‘Over a cuppa’ is about taking time out from the busyness to remember and share the little things and feel-good moments from the every day that brought me a smile. It is also a space for…