Today I’m grateful for… The peaceful containment of flight, with uninterrupted reflective space to appreciate perspective and connect in with myself. Surprise gifts from my gorgeous husband. A chance to connect with colleagues and explore new ways forward that respond more effectively to the directly political nature of our work. Early morning runs exploring beautiful … More Gratitude
This week I was grateful for… Losing myself in the music. Sunset from the sky. Welling up with tears at the beauty of the world. Flying into the darkness. Friends who provide the clearest and most helpful perspectives.
I’ve always loved the feel of raindrops on my skin, and when my hair is a crazy tangle of wind-danced anarchy, I feel my spirits soar. Driving back to the office this afternoon following a series of meetings in Durban, a storm (which never quite fulfilled its dramatic promise) was brewing: delightful cross-winds gusted through … More Putting Gender Back On My Agenda
Written on Saturday 15th October 2011: When I was last on an aeroplane, watching England recede into abstract swirls of greenery, I was clutching my mother’s ashes tightly, on my way to Cape Town for her memorials. This morning, as Amsterdam grew into sparkling reality below me, with the early morning sun glistening off seemingly … More Amsterdam Impressions
Sunday 26/06/11 I am sitting in Cape Town International Airport, waiting to board my flight home. I haven’t written anything since I was coming in to land here four days ago; I haven’t even had a chance to read through what I wrote then.
Tuesday 21/06/2011 I am sitting in Heathrow airport, as the evening of the longest day of the year draws in, the sky a hazy and sun-splashed blue. Today has not been a good day, and I feel somewhat torn between looking back over it to try and analyse why, and simply looking forwards to the … More Thoughts from an aeroplane #1: London to Cape Town
I was very pleased to hear from Dirk yesterday that they had arrived safely in London (despite nearly missing their plane from Inverness), and from Anna today that they are back home in Cape Town safe and sound.