Neither straight nor narrow – 1st anniversary postage

Happy Birthday lifeonapedalo – one year old this month! Last year, inspired by Eat Pray Love, I realised my one word to encompass all self-definition. Frightened. Not Inspired. Not Hilarious. Not Deepnwide (ok, that’s two). Not caring. Not fun-loving. Bloody Frightened. What a sorry state of affairs! But there we were. Frightened of bloody everything … Continue reading “Neither straight nor narrow – 1st anniversary postage”

Do Re Mi Fa So Laaaaaaaaaaa – why I love to sing

This week I did a guest-post for my new choir on why I love to sing. Now pinching it back for my own bloggety 🙂 There are many ways in which I love to sing. Laaaaaaaaaaaaa! I love pretending to be a rock star and singing Here I go again on my own in my … Continue reading “Do Re Mi Fa So Laaaaaaaaaaa – why I love to sing”

Fun, and heartache

I once heard an interview with the excellent Miriam Margolyes, where she was asked her opinion on the meaning of life. “Fun. And heartache” was her response. “That is the essence of life”. I feel like getting a T-shirt with this on, as it rings so true for me. The fullness of life is deep … Continue reading “Fun, and heartache”

Roar! How to build Gassy Duncan Firebreath, the bonfire-night dragon

I’m not sure if it’s obvious, but I REALLY like fun and making silly things.  Here is the story of Gassy Duncan Firebreath. Sunny project! 🙂 February 2016. Best mate Chris asks me to his 40th fireworks party. There is NOT to be a bonfire! What?!  Must fix this.  Decide I must make him a … Continue reading “Roar! How to build Gassy Duncan Firebreath, the bonfire-night dragon”

Honestly believing

Firstly, thank you to so many friends who have been amazing recently. I am so bloody lucky to have so many wonderful people in my life. Here’s this weeks’ tome: I’m not sure if any of you have noticed, but my brain goes round in circles trying to decide what is right and wrong and … Continue reading “Honestly believing”

Anti-Audrey the unstyle icon

(First of all, apologies to those of you who are subscribed to email updates on my blog: for spamming you with 5 empty emails this week. I was practising writing a pooter program to upload poem scans and automatically post them, and I did it wrong. Sorry!) Take a look at this. This is my … Continue reading “Anti-Audrey the unstyle icon”

A doozy

I’m back, haven’t written for months. I wrote a different post for today. Which is still good. But then a friend sent me an inspiring message about being vulnerable again, and I’ve decided to put this out there. I’ve written a bit about God in this blog. I’ve written a lot about conflict and heartache. … Continue reading “A doozy”

When it’s ok to stay in

Oh Blimey, it’s been months. No bloggety blog. I just ran out of things to say. I always want to write either something ever-so-profound-and-meaningful, or something exquisitely amusing, or something helpful for those of wobblesome brains like me. But I didn’t have anything so I just shut up for a bit. I’m pretty sure this … Continue reading “When it’s ok to stay in”

A musing

I don’t have anything burning my heart to write about today, so instead I’m going to put a voice to a musing which pops into my mind sometimes. I don’t even have a plan for what to write. But here goes – let’s see what happens. I’ve been challenged lots of times to make conscious … Continue reading “A musing”