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Dear Jane

in Dear Jane, Three Things

1. Dear Jane, I always like to go for a decent run first thing Christmas morning but this year I'll be staying with my new in-law's and they think it's a strange thing to do. Do I insist on going or leave it and eat carbs for breakfast which I know will upset my digestion… Read More

Pattern Recognition

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1. Other drivers All day, every day, I curse at other drivers. Before yoga, after yoga and sometimes during yoga (thinking about you Mr Wagging-Your-Finger at me when I was obviously late to class and you were going thirty in a fifty zone AND it seems you could lip read) I jump from completely neutral… Read More

1. First gear I drive an automatic. The only car we ever bought from new about a million years ago and that hasn't cost us an arm and a leg because it's boring. It's silver and it's boring. Unlike the gorgeous old numbers we (me) fell in love with because I liked to fancy myself… Read More

Dear Jane

in Dear Jane, Three Things

1. Dear Jane, Is yoga a good addition to my sports training? Cheers, Ben Dear Ben, What are these sports you speak of? Running around ones, or ball ones or falling over on top of each other ones (rugby, golf)? Have you ever practiced on the mat for 90 minutes? No? Thought not. Sure, Ben… Read More

Women’s Women

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Here's what I learned from a weekend away with seven other women. Hold tight, it's nice: 1. Women are good to each other I haven't been on a 'girls weekend' since my 20's. Do I have happy memories from those? Not so much. I remember feeling mostly anxious beforehand, not having the confidence to be… Read More

Dear Jane

in Dear Jane, Three Things

1. Dear Jane, What should one wear when one is cycling through, over and around vineyards? Chin-chin, Eric Dear Eric, One should always wear padded undergarments in whatever form that takes. Don't let naysayers of the graped-up variety put you off. Dignity is secondary. Pad up, Eric, pad up. 2. Dear Jane, Is there a… Read More

Don’t Panic

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But... 1. I can't read my free astrology chart After an amazing first-time session with a fab nutritionist recently I not only came away with some supplements knowledge (not a hard sell at all BTW!) I finally had some therapy. True, she didn't realise she was giving it to me but I was snuggled up… Read More

Racism! It’s A Hoot!

in Life, My Yoga

This morning as I stood waiting for my coffee order a woman reached across me to take a paper without saying excuse me or smiling. I had to lean back or she would've pushed into my chest. For only a moment I wondered if she hadn't seen me as surely if she had she wouldn't… Read More

Dear Jane

in Dear Jane, Three Things

1. Dear Jane, How, as an eco-warrior, do I justify coveting a Karmann Ghia? Peace out, Plum Dear Plum (if that's your real name and I don't think it is), If you truly care about the environment you don't covet any kind of vehicle. You smugly ride a bike down the centre lane, probably with… Read More

1. That one email It's gone. Just now. Flying through the webisphere with sparkles falling from its wings. You know the one? That you have to properly think about, make a decision on, talk money and put yourself out there deleting those weak words that make it sound like you're asking rather than stating. That… Read More