Not Slowing Down

For some the world has actually slowed down since the lockdown. 
For me, as a creative, trying to keep my head above water, it's accelerated. 

I see the world whizzing past, and try not to pay attention to all…

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Let it Die.

It’s been a strange few weeks. I’ve been watching, mostly from my window, how the world as we know it started collapsing, how the streets suddenly became quiet, and my mind pretty unquiet.   

And I didn’t care much for any…

Digging Up the Past

I like researching for the songs I write. Recently this included reading the journals I wrote when I was in my early 20s. It’s not a very uplifting read, I’ve got to admit. It’s strange - you write something down…

Words. Words. Words.

“Is tiredness a word?’ my daughter asked me just before bedtime. - "YES!!!” 
In my household we just got through chickenpox, and it feels like no matter what I do, my to-do-list is always at least 10 steps ahead of…

Catch Me If You Can

 

So far, this year I found myself spending not much time being a musician, but most of my time being an actor instead. 
Much as I miss music, it’s utterly unsettling and therefore exciting to do something new. I don’t…

Stretching to Be Tall Enough

I remember my first encounter with the stage when I was a child very vividly. 

In the mundane context of holiday clubs in Italy and Grece, I found the meaning of life. I remember the awe and wonder…

Living Out Loud - Resolution for 2019 and Beyond

 

I’m trying not to make resolutions, but to be resolute in what I do. 
It’s the nature of life to provide challenges and struggles - I won’t let them throw me off track or keep me from being…

Shut Up and Be Grateful

It’s the time of the year when people are busy setting goals and making plans. I’ve got trouble focusing on anything but the fact, that I am one of three and half million people in the UK, who presently…

Charis, Why the Name Change?

I didn’t expect to get away with this without being asked questions. 

It was a hard decision to make, as it feels like starting at square one once again. I risk confusing people. I risk making all my…

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Unbreakable

This week I feel like an aviator cruising through a war zone, having to keep a cool head while dodging challenges. And sure enough, there ate plenty, and all of them pretty unexpected. When my perfectly good, still fairly new…

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Costume Changes

Every time I open the door to a world of costumes and props, I feel the same delight I felt as a child when rummaging the loft for fancy dress and any odd bits of past stashed away in the…

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The Taste of Sorrow

 

The person who probably made the strongest impression on me in my life was my Grandfather. To me he seemed like a boundless fountain of songs, of jokes, of words that made you smile and lift your spirits. On difficult…