Welcome to Tales from the Marches, stories of a life lived in Montgomeryshire along the rural Powys/Shropshire border.

  • The Generation Gap

    The whole Harry and Meghan saga has been shoved in my face each time I’ve opened social media.  Frankly, I don’t give a damn.  Important points were raised (institutionalised racism, maternal mental health, mental health…

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  • Why I am afraid to tell the truth

    Why I am afraid to tell the truth

    My therapy sessions seem to be raising some curious talking points, societal constructions that I have never considered as cornerstones to the difficulties I face in my relationships.  My last session began with an analogy…

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  • The First Sign of Spring

    The First Sign of Spring

    The weather last weekend was divine wasn’t it?  After a time that feels like forever in lockdown throughout a bleak winter, the glorious sunshine was a ray of hope in the shadows.  Walking has always…

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  • Feeling Fabulous Focus – March 2021

    Feeling Fabulous Focus – March 2021

    Last month, I wrote Weight Loss Wednesday, this month I’m not going to.  February was a bleak month in terms of looking at my own wellbeing.  By the middle of the month, I had sort…

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  • The Book Club: March 2021

    The Book Club: March 2021

    Here we are, March already.  When the third lockdown in Wales was announced just before Christmas, it seemed like spring was so far away… yet here we are.  I’m feeling very ready for the warmer…

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  • Lockdown Watching: March

    Lockdown Watching: March

    February seems to have been a very short month, thankfully, but the ongoing lockdown has meant that I’ve continued to binge-watch shows from multiple streaming services.   What have I watched this month? Amazon NCIS Season…

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