I’m Beth, your host for the duration of your visit. Personally, I’m me, a Gemini, socialist, egalitarian, and lover of doing things. It’s taken me a long time to find the person I am now and I know I’m still not done yet. The time since my marriage ended have been pivotal to my journey of self-assessment and while I felt a burning shame when it did end, I wouldn’t be where I am now if it hadn’t.

In August 2020, I relocated with my children to rural mid-Wales, along the Powys/Shropshire border. The slower pace of life has been very welcome even if it was a bit of a shock to the system. Currently (March 2021), we’re eagerly anticipating a summer of exploring our new lives. Tales from the Marches is going to help me document it. I can’t say for certain what you will find within the pages of the blog. Each day brings with it a different emotion, a new event. With an end in sight of the restrictions we have all lived with since March 2020, adventures can resume. With new adventures come new stories. With new stories come new ideas. With new ideas comes growth.

  • What I’m reading next…

    My ability to read travels forward in peaks and troughs.  The first quarter of the year was really productive, but the second looks to be less so.  I haven’t read a single book since March……

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  • I am in awe of my daughter

    I am in awe of my daughter

    I am in awe of my daughter and her classmates.  A simple statement, maybe… but this week, they have done something they should feel so proud of.  Our school is currently in consultation for closure….

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  • Reclaiming my writing

    Reclaiming my writing

    It’s been a long time since I have felt so lacking in creativity.  So long since I’ve lacked the inspiration to write anything.  And it’s frustrating.  But the more frustrated I become, the less I…

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  • After an absence…

    After an absence…

    It has been a while.  A while since I felt like writing anything.  To be honest, I’m not entirely sure I feel like writing this but I’m desperate to get back to writing.  What’s been…

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  • The Generation Gap

    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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