Time for an Autumn Clean

According the Chinese calendar, we're coming to the end of autumn so this blog is on the late side (hmm, remember that one about procrastination?).  It’s one of my favourite times of year - I love the autumn colours, and the clear, crisp days when you can see for miles. In the north east, those days have been a bit in short supply.  It feels like we went straight to the soggy, mouldy stage but we've had the odd [...]

2019-10-29T17:09:23+00:0014 October 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Summer fun?

With this spell of good weather, I've been musing a little on summer.  In my previous guise as a Five Element acupuncturist, the seasons were incredibly important and I'm still very tuned into what they mean to me, and others, energetically. Summer can be a busy time for people and one when it's easier to live an "external" life, with good weather, longer nights and often an increase in social activities like barbecues and weddings.  This can be fun [...]

2019-10-10T14:42:14+00:0012 August 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

“For God’s sake Emma, stop procrastinating and do some bl**dy work!”

These were the words semi-shouted at me by my exasperated dissertation supervisor back in 2005.  The discussion had followed the usual pattern - me highlighting all my ideas and then listing all the excuses why I hadn't done a thing! Often, these words ring in my head when I’m finding distractions or delaying tactics.  They always make me smile; sadly they rarely make me do some work!  And it’s just not work - sometimes it’s leisure activities that I really [...]

A Passion for Podcasts

For my first foray into the world of blogs, I’ve decided to share one of my passions - podcasts.  During my enforced sabbatical, when poor health meant I had to take time out (if you're interested, you can read more here), podcasts were my friends, my teachers and my entertainers.  I became completely hooked. I suspect most of you will know what a podcast is but, for the uninitiated, they’re audio shows - usually in series of episodes - which [...]

2019-09-06T13:24:22+00:0015 April 2019|Categories: Life update|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments