Collecting Conversations

Ordinary people sharing everyday thoughts


Collecting Conversations is a project I began a few years ago. After my Mum died we cleared out the family home and found 30 years worth of her diaries. Their content - simple, often funny one liners. Her pathos grounded in everyday life. They ignited something in me, a desire to ask other women how they 'do life'. I’ve gathered a treasure chest of insight and wise words from 100 ordinary women and wanted to share what I heard in the hope of encouraging connections through the art of everyday conversations. 

The interviews I post are extracts, a peep into the daily lives and thoughts of ordinary folk. I published my first book Collecting Conversations. You can buy it from my shop (press the bar at the top of the page) or from Independent book & gift shops. Waterstones & Foyles. I’m now working on my next project - 100 men.

Collecting Conversations has been featured in Good Housekeeping, The WI Life magazine & the Daily Express. I went on The Jo Good show at BBC Radio London. And if you want to see me out of my comfort zone  - here is my TedX talk.