A number of things have happened recently which have highlighted the fact that domestic abuse isn’t just physical – though unfortunately physical attacks appear to be on the increase. Emotional / mental / psychological abuse can be just as damaging, though obviously not as visible.
I started learning bass relatively late in life – I was nearly 40 – and it took a while before I was confident enough to look for a band to play with. I wasn’t really sure what sort of music I wanted to play, I just knew that all those hours of lessons and practice needed to be put to some use. But what would happen when I stepped onto a stage for the first time? I’d heard stories of people so badly struck down with nerves that they were physically sick – would that happen to me?
Continue reading My experiences with stage fright
I have been very kindly nominated for this award, and I have Kim at Do You See What I See?? to thank for it. Thanks Kim! Check his site out as there are some fabulous photos on there. I’m always amazed at how creative people are, when I don’t think I’m very creative myself.
Last night while browsing the blogsphere, I happened across an article that made me stop and think, for a long time. On the surface it’s all about judgement and people’s opinions, but dig a little deeper and it’s so much more. Continue reading Who are we to judge?
This is a shocking yet all too common occurrence these days. I’d urge you to read and digest the contents. For all that the perpetrators are male, this is a problem that we as a society have and we as a society can do something about it. Stay aware and stay safe. Continue reading MALE BLOGGERS TURNED PREDATORS
So, having scaled the highest peak in Europe north of the Alps, what could be next, and what could top that? I had a couple of ideas which I hoped my friends would appreciate, and which I thought might keep excitement levels on a high. Continue reading Norway in a Nutshell – Part 2 of 2
I am a step father, a step dad, and it’s obviously not always been this way. I thought I’d share some thoughts on what it’s like to become an “instant father”. But first, I think I better introduce three wonderful people to you. Continue reading Instant Dad