Grieving a Pet – A Tribute to Tabasco

My darling cat Tabasco would have been 16 today. He died 6 months ago. He hadn’t been too well for a few days and had started having fits. When the vet saw him he said that without further tests they couldn’t diagnose what was wrong. I didn’t want to put him through any invasive tests or any harrowing treatment, and More →

Being Mother – Jeremy Lucas Education Fund

Educating youth, empowering communities, encouraging conservation “When people ask me if Jeremy and I had children together – I say no. But the reality is that we now have 16!” The Jeremy Lucas Education Fund (JLEF) is now in its third year and is going from strength to strength. JLEF currently supports 16 young people in secondary and tertiary education More →

Strength, Power, Wisdom! International Women’s Day

Resolute “I am determined. I am focused. I am unwavering.” Behind that steely determination is a hint of a smile that makes for a raw combination of tenacity and vulnerability. This is a woman’s strength!   Defiant “I am bold. I am daring. I am audacious.” Whatever life throws her way she will face it, she will fight it, she More →

Life’s Changing Seasons

When we look back on a year it is usually the extreme lows and highs that we remember. We seem to forget the small things. This isn’t surprising given how much the big events and occurrences affect us. 2018 has been punctuated by loss after loss and it feels likes there has been no respite since the day Jeremy died More →

Life’s Different Path

These last few days have really made me question something about myself. I’m a naturally affectionate, warm and giving person. I feel that there is no point having relationships (of any type) if you aren’t going to nurture them and give of yourself to some degree. But, trusting someone and opening up to them and giving of myself freely, doesn’t More →

Make a Rangoli this Diwali

This year Diwali will be celebrated on 19 October – and there are so many ways to make it special including giving presents, creating rangoli patterns, Jhooming (of course!) and eating lots of lovely food. Creating Rangoli patterns is a tradition that is both fun and meaningful. They are considered both beautiful to look at and an auspicious bringer of More →