Liz and Rayya

It squeezed my heart to hear Elizabeth Gilbert’s recent news.  In case you missed it, the Eat, Pray, Love author Liz Gilbert announced recently on her Facebook page that after learning of her best friend of 15 years, Rayya Elias’s, liver and pancreatic cancer, she realized she was the love of her life and there was…

A Tale of Two Movies

Fasten your seat belts this is going to be a bumpy ride. I’ve waited half my life for someone to make Carol into a movie. The book, written in 1952 by Patricia Highsmith, was a life raft for young lesbians. It was one of the few lesbian love stories with a happy ending. So I…

Who are we..really?

Lying on the beach in Sicily, watching pretty Italian men play football (with a pair of flip flops wedged in the sand for a goal) reminded me of another favorite holiday sight. A decade ago, my friend Michelle and I were sitting poolside at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, when the Indian cricket team…

Acceptance – at last!!!

I burst into tears this morning when I heard the historic Supreme Court ruling. At long last,  same sex marriage is now a right across all states in the US. This is the moment that Laura and I longed for. Our relationship was bookended by historic changes in gay rights. In 2011, we sat together…

New Wedding Clips

Two new clips of our wedding just before the service (my family in the UK took them via Skype). It is fun to see Laura chatting and joking. And in case you missed it last year, here’s our brief, but beautiful wedding…

Multiple Sclerosis – A Recovery Story

When I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2004, I felt like the sky had fallen on my head. But it solved a lifelong mystery. By my mid 40s I had spent over 5 years of my life in bed with bouts of extreme fatigue. When I was ill it felt like all the energy…

kiss…kiss…kiss

We were shame proof in our love. Here happily snogging in the lobby of the Ace Hotel AND trying to take a selfie. A bemused young tourist offered to take pictures for us, so we handed him the camera and continued …

Laura’s Poem

Let us lie down together holding hands, looking in to one another’s soul. There is a real beauty there, an understanding in the eyes that has passed between two women like never before. Dared I dream of you? Never would I even know how. But you magically appeared. If I wake up, will you still…