Opinion pieces

and Considerations

Showcase for my thoughts, general and specific

I’m a bit of a rambler – and not of the exercise persuasion.
I love words, and thoughts, and ideas.
I’m also very principled, my husband used to consider me a tad too principled, but now we realise it’s highly likely to be one of my autistic traits.

My blogs that you’ll find here are reflections on my life, my health, and my thoughts on matters around me. The rants are about much the same things, but less generously expressed. Sometimes you just have to say it like it is. There’ll also be reviews on books, gizmos, and gadgets that I’ve found useful for my physical, mental, and emotional well-being. I won’t put on here anything that I don’t own or use or have read. Promise. Otherwise it’s not a truthful review and that is absolutely pointless.

There will also be updates on what I’m discovering or doing to give something back to the environment – or just not taking anything away.


Mulling over News stories, commenting on health issues, and reflecting on social matters.


If I had a soapbox to hand this is where I’d pull it out and climb aboard.


My journey towards becoming more responsive to the needs of our planet.

Creative Design #8

It’s been over a month since I’ve shared my work, and I am truly surprised by how much time has gone by. But I certainly haven’t been idle, just busy with study. I have been working on my fourth Welsh Highland Railway Station poster – and the one nearest to where I live, in the…

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Creative design #7

Another station on the Welsh Highland Railway, Rheilffordd Eryri in Welsh, with a perfect backdrop of Mount Snowdon, Yr Wyddfa. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and England, and a short walk from the station carpark is the start of one of the six recommended climbs to the summit. At 8.5 miles/12km, the Rhyd…

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Changing focus

Can small changes to our living space improve well-being by altering our focus? Wow. That’s quite a question.But I’m not thinking of improving well-being in terms of being calmer, more relaxed, more chilled. Neither am I thinking about moving furniture, changing colour schemes, nor dipping into Feng Shui. My question is about changing the place…

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Creative design #6

End of the line As part of my journey into using Affinity Designer I created a ‘railway poster style’ image for the Welsh Highland Railway (WHR) Station in Caernarfon, North Wales. It’s a metal and glass, minimalist architecture structure on the outskirts of the town. In complete contrast is the evocative Harbour Station in Porthmadog,…

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