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ONE YEAR WITHOUT MY MUM…

I once went a whole year without seeing my mum. Not because of a fight, but because I was working halfway around the world. Phone and video calls were our saviour during that time. It’s almost been a year again since I was last with her but this time, there will be no tearful and

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LESSONS LEARNED IN THE FACE OF A WILDFIRE

Lessons Learned in the Face of a Wildfire By Fran Braga Meininger I watched as the gust whipped the oaks above me, sleepless with worry, expecting at any moment to hear the crack of a branch crashing through my roof. But it was something far more ferocious and insidious that sprang me from my bed

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THE NIGHT I WAS SAVED BY A GHOST

THE NIGHT I WAS SAVED BY A GHOST Okay so before we begin, let’s get something straight. I am no tree-hugging, spirit-loving hippy… (pretty sure that’s the general stigma with people who see ghosts?) I am a normal mum of two, who kind of believes and kind of doesn’t. However, last week I had a

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THE MISSING PEOPLE

THE MISSING PEOPLE Grief, is something that we all have an experience of. The pain, the shocking, never-ending depth of the loneliness, the suffocating sadness. The things you wished you’d said – the things you wished you hadn’t said. But imagine if you someone you love, simply disappeared one day, never to return.  Whether you

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HELP THE HURRICANE IRMA APPEAL

Children across the Caribbean are in immediate danger Right now up to 10 million children across the Caribbean are at risk as Hurricane Irma has devastated homes, schools and hospitals. Hurricane Irma is the strongest Atlantic storm ever recorded, and children and families across the region have faced extreme winds, flooding, landslides and storm surges.

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UNRAVELLING…

“Unravelling” By Fran Meininger I’m that old sweater. You know the one. We all have it, in the bottom of the bottom drawer or the very back of your closet. It’s been there forever. You got it in college. It was your favorite. You wore it with panache and loved how it hugged your beautiful,

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AN OPEN LETTER TO MY WIFE

We shared a post on our Facebook page a few weeks ago (10 things every woman should know), which has had a breath-taking response and amongst the comments there are some seriously uplifting messages…. I have been blown away by the beauty of it all! Amongst them, one particular man stood out and has kindly

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LADIES AT WORK: TOTES TALKS

Something we are seeing more and more of on social media these days is the appearance of personalities who are so delightfully different, refreshingly real or fascinatingly frank that they rocket overnight into celebrity status… one such personality I have recently started to follow is Totes Innapropes….there is not a day in which this woman

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