Category: Miscellaneous Musings
Daisy2 (our tandem) Going Electric
A very (very) long break since our last post, so here’s just a glimpse of a big moment looming in our life, as Daisy2 our tandem prepares to be collected tomorrow, Monday July 11 2022, for delivery to Robin Thorn in Bridgwater to be, yes, electrified. I guess we’re feeling a bit like Bob Dylan…
The Crow Who Feared a Popgun
In honour and memory of our inspirational, hugely talented – and complex – mother Audrey, her ashes now safely stored under our Sheringham stairs awaiting Lifeboat dispersal at sea next month, here’s posting a scanned and carefully edited copy of possibly the most influential book I have ever read, or had read to me. Conceived,…
Musings on Russia, 45 years on.
To say that Russia and the ex-Soviet space is complicated (think war journalist Arkady Babchenko, whose back-from-the-dead story unfolded during our spring 2018 trip here) is something of an understatement. As we’ve travelled (not by bike this time), we’ve of course been aware and on occasion reminded of unpleasant undercurrents that remain, both Soviet and…
New Psychlotherapist blog settings…
PA psychotherapy client asked me the other day, “Why, Mark, do you blog? What a strange thing to do.” It was a very appropriate challenge, and it made me think. And indeed, I thought so much that I’m changing the public visibility of this blog in a way that allows – for the time being…
Arrival of Cotswolds Shepherd’s Hut in Wychcroft Garden
One mustn’t take life too seriously. If this form of house extension appeals (and it’s a lot less painful than having a Conservatory built…) then Steve Hobbs is your man, at Cotswolds Shepherd’s Huts.
Guinness is not always good for you…
The last moments seen right of nervous good health back at the end of July… I’ve been waiting to post these thoughts for four months as my left arm and hand’s ulnar nerve has begun, at last, to heal from a very nasty uncharacteristically (honest) alcohol-related, zero miles-per-hour crash in Dublin at the end of…
Well, the blog has been quiet for quite a while, during which time I’ve rethought my plans to cycle around the world, and resolved to focus instead on the increasingly rewarding work of psychotherapy, supervision, trauma training and support – and just being in England and the glorious Cotswolds.
Blog going quiet for the time being
I had thought, very seriously, of heading round the world on a bicycle next year. I have rethought that thought – and won’t now be doing that. Indeed, for the time being, I’m putting this blog (with all the posts-that-haven’t-happened of the past few months) on ice, with a view to consolidating it perhaps with…
New blog address now definitely up and running
If you’ve found this blog, that’s great. I hope you find the posts, such as they are, stimulating and challenging. If so, then make a note, please, of my new definitive blog/website address, at WWW.PSYCHLOTHERAPIST.COM. Mark Brayne
Delighted to discover that people I hadn’t realised were following this blog (well, at least one, in the person of Caroline Finnigan at the BBC) are so doing. See comment to the last post on Tiananmen Square, and apologies for leaving you out of the credits, Caroline. The psychlotherapist blog continues, for those armies of…