I miss her

I can’t take my eyes off this piece of writing every time I see it. There is an honesty and a vulnerability that is hard to explain. You can almost…

Tram driver at the Sands

“I’ve got you under my skin” There is no spinning glass ball, there is no big band, Nelson Riddle isn’t conducting. “I’ve got you deep in the heart of me”…

Dog Toys that make sense

Walk into any pet shop and there is a wall, yes a whole wall full of toys. Toy bones, toy balls, toy squeezes, toy bowls, toy bats and more. So…

I think I am, therfore, I am. I think.

I was listening to a podcast with designer Massimo Vignelli. He said the most interesting thing. He said when you are designing, always look at the essence of things, not…

What would you say?

When both your parents pass away within the same year, it makes you think. You start to wonder what it’s all about; what it means to be a parent. You…

Can a tomato change the world?

Today I planted some tomato plants. I always remember home grown tomatoes that my father had once cultivated in the small back yard, that was hidden away in a small…

Good morning world

After years of saying how the best way to experience nature was through a postcard, we finally did the “country” thing. It was a way to get away from the…

McNonna’s

The speech I made at my mother’s funeral: My mother would be very pleased to see the turn up. She always said friends were very important and there are a…

Passed away

Funny term “dead”. It’s very hard to say. I have had a lot of phone calls over the last week. I found it very hard to say “My mother’s dead”.…