Alien in Phuket

This week I have the very good fortune to attend my second annual Phuket Writers’ Paradise Retreat, led by my friend and author, Anne O’Connell. As soon as I heard the topic for today’s class I was excited – to go to a nearby junk store and be inspired, then to write. And so, we … More Alien in Phuket

Twelve Week Scan

New life began  then. When  I took flight  from whence  I’d lived and loved  on flatter, cooler, calmer  soil. Where bright colours  speckle squares of earth  in spring.   I look down from  here, where  pillows of palms  froth and bubble  like barbed wire,  steel grey in the mist  of monsoon air.    Beyond the … More Twelve Week Scan

Between Worlds

Ian has been in Kuala Lumpur since the end of August. I have hung behind to spend time first in The Hague, where I kept a low profile, having already said my goodbyes to our ‘old home’. Next, I wanted to spend important time back in the place I grew up, with my parents and … More Between Worlds