What is a sabbatical? And why go?

March 11, 2017

In three weeks, my husband and I will board a flight bound for South America and our six month sabbatical will begin. I wondered whether I should publish this post. Not everyone will agree or support…

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Simple joy: free writing

February 15, 2017

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


Over a cuppa: January 2017

February 10, 2017

‘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…

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),…