Complicated Grief

This is a thing, you know – a real medical thing. Because I didn’t know until recently. It is defined as a chronic, heightened state of mourning. Well now…who knew?! I mean, I knew because I saw it in my Mother every day, but I didn’t know it had a medical name. It takes many… Continue reading Complicated Grief


Oh Oh Oh…Opio!

Où les abeilles bourdonnent. High in the Provençal hills, nestled above the picturesque village of Valbonne, lies Opio. The countryside is lush - green, rolling hills stretch as far as the eye can see, verdant views whatever your vantage point, blue-green mountains, snow-capped in winter, trap the cold air and contain it which means it's colder than you… Continue reading Oh Oh Oh…Opio!


Fairy Liquid in the sky in Finland

This celestial, overturned bottle of fairy liquid in the sky is the most spectacular light show I have ever seen. The Aurora Borealis, can be seen from Donegal and other northerly, coastal points in Ireland but, to be in Finland, right underneath them, lying in the snow, gazing upwards at the moving, liquid, colour-changing kaleidescope,… Continue reading Fairy Liquid in the sky in Finland