Futile

Today I sat down at my desk, found myself flicking through Facebook, clicked on a link about how the rights of children are being eroded on the quiet by a government intent on using the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to advance its deregulatory, liberalising agenda… And all of a sudden I’m crying.  Wow, that […]

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Pressing Pause

When was the last time you got down on the kitchen floor and cleaned the cupboard fronts?  Or took soap and elbow grease to the filthy arms of the sofa? I did both those things this morning. As we settle in to this period of pause, and after an initial period of denial, panic, and […]

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Love

I’ve been quiet recently, taking some time and space to process all this and waiting for the way forward to emerge. I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been feeling lost and uncertain. But today, I am sitting in the sunshine sipping my coffee and feeling grateful. The fear is still there in the pit of my […]

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Closer than we think

The truth about the climate crisis is hard to hear and harder to fully accept. I can’t claim to be there yet – I am nowhere close to accepting the reality of our future, my kids futures.  Because the truth we need to accept is that over the next few years (whether we are talking […]

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Reflections I

I’ve loved hosting two inspiring and generative conversations this week – a dinner with some of our local #4theRegion changemakers, and tonight’s Swansea Sustainable Travel roundtable. So grateful to all who came to share their expertise, passion and ideas. We all want an integrated public/active transport network for the region – it’s an issue of health, economic […]

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Foundations

Two of the best decisions of my life: moving to Swansea, and starting a business. The first was a random non-decision, it wasn’t a conscious choice, I was just following Jake.  But this city has become my first real home and I count my blessings every day.  As I walk my kids to school, as […]

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Starting

Sometimes you just have to start, even though you don’t have it all figured out.  It won’t be perfect – in fact it will probably be a bit rubbish.  But you have to get out of your head and into the world.  That’s living. The anxiety about starting right, stops you from starting.  But then what?  […]

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You are a tree.

I came to South West Wales almost 20 years ago, and those 20 years have really been a story of falling in love with this place.  Like many of you, I have lived my life’s journey in this place. I’ve had my heart broken in this town, and I’ve had the highest points of joy […]

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