About me


Hi, I’m Margot.  I live in Somerset, UK, with my husband and dogs.  I have two grown-up children.  I’ve had jobs in the past like library assistant, barmaid, and lollipop lady, and I currently volunteer with a dog rescue charity and the local food bank.  I started learning mindfulness in 2017, to help with anxiety and low mood during and after my parents’ final illnesses.  I found it so helpful that I’m now training to teach it.

‘Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.’  Jon Kabat-Zinn

This blog is an attempt to record how it looks and feels in my own life when I’m mindful (for odd moments) and when I’m not (the rest of the time).

If anyone is interested or encouraged by what I write, there are loads of apps, books, blogs and courses out there offering teaching and guidance.  And I’d love to hear from you in the comments.