This is a simple collection of beautiful words. They are poems, quotes, lyrics, and stories that have resonated with me, and some that I’ve written myself. I hope you enjoy reading my website, lovingly named after lines in Martha Postlewaite’s ‘Clearing’.

"...create a clearing in the dense forest of your life, and wait there patiently, until the song that is your life falls into your own cupped hands, and you recognise and greet it."
  • 1965 Born November, 1965, in Staffordshire, UK

    Raised by two working class parents. Grew up a free spirit.

  • 1991 Trained as a Registered General Nurse

  • 1991 – 2007 NHS

    Medical, Cardiothoracic, Surgical Nursing & Operational Management

  • 2006 In a relationship with Mark Grainger since 2006.

    2 adult step – children.

    Golden Retriever, Azteca Sceptre Lucy was born

  • 2007 to present COACHING

    Published in International Journal Of Clinical Leadership

  • 2008

    Golden Retriever, King Harry was born

  • 2010 to present COACH TRAINING & SUPERVISION

    Trained 1000’s of coaches in professional & accredited coaching qualifications.

  • 2015

    Jasper, Golden Courage was born

  • 2016 Competed at Crufts

    King Harry competed in Team Goldens Delicious at the Obreedience Final at Crufts in 2016

  • 2020

    Berty, Golden Liberty was born

  • 2021 The Song That Is Your Life was created.