I started thinking about writing a blog a few years ago and was daunted by the thought of having to write something for an unknown audience. For some reason I hadn’t thought this one through very well. After all, wasn’t I writing novels – albeit unpublished as yet. Maybe there was more anonymity in being the author of a novel? Was it the immediacy of the review and comments that worried me? Or was it the way Life Writing exposes me as a person in a very different way to me as a fiction writer?

So tentatively I began.

I needed to be writing something meaningful – to me at least – and have some thoughts on life to be aired for a wider audience. In articulating these ideas I have found the ideas gained clarity and the reasons for some of my actions or in-actions have become more discernible.

So now after four posts I can say … I am a blogger.

A blogger of what though? I have meandered between musings on why magpies swoop, how lavender heals, wild weekends and asylum seekers. Perhaps the string of thought that ties these together is a need to offer my ideas on how the world could be a better place, and to voice the concerns I have for a world swept along in consumerism and materialism.

But that might be just the things that are on my mind a lot this year. Everything must evolve, and change is inevitable. I see my blog changing with my moods, my insights, my travels and my learnings.


Lalibela, Ethiopia

27 thoughts on “Me

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  2. I still don’t know why I started blogging. I think I was pissed at my 4 sisters for not responding to emails. I would write lengthy ones and get one or two word responses. I don’t get lots of interaction on here but I do enjoy it.

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  3. Jules, your blog is so lovely. I have enjoyed reading a few of your stories and I am captivated by your writing style and what you choose to write about. I could definitely loose the entire afternoon reading through everything, but I think I will savor what I’ve read so far, knowing I can and will be coming back for more! Thanks so much for following me – it led me to you. I’m delighted!

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  4. I’m delighted too that you enjoyed reading and had time to comment. Writing is one of those things that can be quite solitary and those words of praise make it all the more meaningful to me.

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    • Good for you. Creating can be solitary, is a solitary activity for me, so when the interaction comes of others it is invaluable. Love to see you starting to blog. Am just also starting.

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  5. Jules. Thank you so much for stopping by at my blog. I hope you enjoyed reading through and pictures as well. I am delighted to know about your blog too and read few posts and loved it.
    I hope you visit me back.



  6. Hi Jules. Thanks for dropping by my blog. It’s really my kitchen in the blogosphere. It’s where we can talk about anything over a mug of something hot and comforting.

    Yes, what is is about turning half a century that makes us want to chew on life’s twists and shouts. I don’t always get to capture them on the screen because mostly I’m preoccupied with grown up demands. But I try to sneak them in. For the thoughts that have flown away, how do you reign them back in? Maybe you have some tips?

    Read your posts. I think I’ll be back. A lot. 😋


  7. I, too, am unsure what I’m blogging, what my blog is, and why….but in the meantime, isn’t it fun? I look forward to its further evolution, both yours and mine –

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    • I’ve just reread your comment and realise I never replied. Sorry!
      Yes our blogs do evolve. My photography has become as important as my writing, which was not my intention in the beginning. I think it’s perhaps because I can reach a larger audience. I never thought i’d ever post poetry either (if you can call my humble offerings, poems?)


    • I’m glad you love my blog. And yes it is a swastika. The photo was taken in Nepal during the Festival of Lights. No offence taken and I’m glad you asked.
      The swastika has been used for 10,000 years across different countries and cultures. It has been used to represent many things including love, four seasons, motherlove, fertility and as a holy symbol. It can be found in innumerable temples and homes all across the Indian subcontinent and many other places like Bali. It is widely used as a symbol of auspiciousness and is claimed to attract wealth, prosperity and harmony.
      It was only in more recent history when it was used by the Nazis that it became stigmatised as a negative symbol.


  8. Your blog looks gorgeous. I started about a year ago and thought my blog was going to be all about travel. But it’s funny how things change and it’s now become my way of viewing the world and just incorporating my every day life. Enjoy your blogging journey. Cheers and warmest wishes from Australia.

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    • Thank you for the compliment.
      I think my blog has evolved from what was mainly going to be writing and ‘ruminating’ on things which would allow me to voice some of my political thoughts or rant about injustices in the world. Maybe it has to be more subtle and mellow to reach a broader readership. I can still have my politically inspired ‘rants’ and will do so now we are about to have an election!

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