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April 18, 2020

We might all be facing a storm right now, but we must stop pretending we’re all in the same boat. 

Some people are faring this storm in a cruise ship liner. They’re safe and dry and are enjoying the in-house entertainment. They’re binge watching Netflix and getting into...

April 6, 2020

Amongst all the chaos and all the fear, we must stop and acknowledge the beautiful things too. This will all feel harder if we don’t. 

The world is talking more and wasting less. We’re making meal plans and using leftovers and cooking with care. We are learning how it f...

April 2, 2020

On every street in every city, the people clapped and cheered and banged their pots and pans and came together for the first time. They hooted and whooped and hollered, with their dressing gowns tied tight, and waved across at neighbours from their balconies and garden...

April 2, 2020

“This time of forced self isolation we are having to face is a valuable insight to the lives of people who live with chronic illness. The struggles and difficulties people are talking about now (the lack of certainty, the fear of catching infection and it leading to de...

April 1, 2020

Some of the nicest feedback I got from my writing last year was on the shoe stories, which is how A Mile in My Shoes first began. I am pleased to say that I’m bringing them back, but dedicated followers of the stories might notice a few changes. 

For the time being, I a...

March 23, 2020

The first day of ‘homeschooling’ begins today for many families, and as a teacher not currently at work (I am still on maternity leave), it feels very strange to be observing it all from the sidelines with no role to play. I feel like a sub on the bench, watching my te...

March 21, 2020

Hi there lovely ones. 

It's been over a year since I shared anything on A Mile in my Shoes. The blog lost its way over time, and I lost a little faith and put a bit too much pressure on myself that it stopped being fun. I also made a baby of course! So I have been busy...

February 14, 2019

I don’t need designer gifts, fancy food or vintage wine this Valentines. You can keep your flowers and your diamond rings. Of course, they’re pretty when they sparkle and bloom but their beauty is short lived, and you can’t take them with you when you’re gone.


January 6, 2019

The youth of today don’t get much credit, do they? People are quick to write them all off as being self-obsessed snowflakes who can name more influencers on Youtube than politicians. Well, every now and again you come across someone who breaks the mould, and it restore...

December 18, 2018

I meet Julio one night at a trendy art exhibition he’s involved in, in a converted back-street tunnel in South London. Outside, it’s a miserable November night, filled with relentless rain and bitter, sobering winds and people walk through the door happy to finally be...

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Hello, I'm Katy. Blogger, writer, teacher and curious observer of people...

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