May Catch-up

May catch up because um … will you look at that, I blinked and it’s been almost a month since my last blog post!  I’m not organised so I thought I’d just do one of those coffee catch-up kind of posts where I fill…

May 9, 2022

ART CHAT #4: Show ‘n’ Tell

  SHOW ‘N’ TELL I thought I’d have a show and tell element to my Art Chat posts where I share my recent art activities.  These posts will mostly be more visual than wordy depending of course on what I have going on and…

April 11, 2022

Taking Stock – March 2022

It’s time for my first Taking Stock post for 2022, and oh what a year this year has been already! Wouldn’t you agree? Let’s jump straight in. Making:  Art again after far too long of a break – more on that in my next Art…

March 28, 2022
Art Therapy

ART CHAT #3: Art & Mental Health

Photo by Valerie Titova on Unsplash ART & MENTAL HEALTH I couldn’t have an ‘Art Chat’ series of posts and not talk about the benefits of doing art (and all creative activities) for our mental health. When I do art, and particularly when I go into ‘the…

March 21, 2022
Art chat

ART CHAT #2: Art Chat named and explained

ART CHAT – named and explained! Art Chat is a new blog series – kinda like a mix of show and tell and coffee chats about all things art related. Last month I wrote a post to share my latest artwork with a plan…

March 15, 2022

It never rains but pours!

We’ve all heard the saying “it never rains but pours”. It usually means that misfortunes or difficult situations tend to follow each other in rapid succession or to arrive all at the same time. That has been true in recent years I have to…

March 1, 2022
Vitamin Deficiencies

Vitamin Deficiencies in Midlife Women

I had a blood test a few weeks ago to check my vitamin levels, thyroid function but more directly to follow up on my iron levels following an iron infusion back in November 2021. I’ve been feeling really run down and tired and very…

February 21, 2022

ART CHAT #1: Show ‘n’ Tell

ARTY FARTY UPDATES vs LATEST ARTWORKS  As life is quite busy for me lately* I’ve been trying to think of an idea for reasonably quick blog posts, that are in line with what Write of the Middle is all about, and that are able…

February 7, 2022

Corona Chronicles #9 – Omicron, Boosters, RATs & Wordle

OMICRON, BOOSTERS, RATs & WORDLE – It’s been a long time since my last Corona Chronicles post (about 6.5 months!) so I thought that I should do another in order to keep a brief but reasonable record of this crazy period during our lives…

January 31, 2022
Hello 2022

Hello 2022, and farewell to the year that was 2021

Hello there 2022!  I trust you will be kind to us and grant us many more joyful moments than stressful ones. Many are afraid of you after what 2020 and 2021 delivered to us. I’m choosing not to be afraid but rather to look…

January 3, 2022

Taking Stock – December 2021

Hello! It’s been a while between blog posts and that is mostly because life has thrown another curve ball at us. As mentioned in my last post, Mum hasn’t been well. In that post, I was about to go back over to stay with…

December 13, 2021
Burleigh Heads at night

Quick Catch Up

I thought I’d pop in for a quick catch up on what’s been going on around here lately. If you follow me on social media (particularly my stories) you’d be pretty up to speed but in case not, here’s a bit of a wrap…

November 29, 2021