Travel Companions

You are raggedy and old, with well worn soles, holes in the side. You are faded and scuffed and past your best. But you have been literally around the world with me and I can't imagine travelling without you. The dunes in Dubai, the gardens in Hong Kong, the train to Chiang Mai, the 6... Continue Reading →

This Too Will Pass

Ok. Why is mental health so difficult for me to write about? I don't really mind talking about it. In fact, more recently I feel like I've challenged myself to talk about it more. But when I come to write about it, everything sounds a bit 'wazzy'. Which is my word for 'a bit pretentious... Continue Reading →

It’s Not Really Goodbye

There are all sorts of emotional good byes happening as I prepare to move again. A perhaps unexpected one has been with The Tiniest Book Club. That's not to downplay thier importance, I simply haven't known these ladies very long. That said, the 'leaving' meet up last Wednesday was tougher than I was imagining. I've... Continue Reading →

Do You Believe In Miracles?

Let me introduce you to the Miracle Morning. Essentially a wonderful plan of making your day more balanced and productive. Set aside one hour to work on yourself – read, exercise, meditate, journal, plan, and see how it transforms your entire day. Your life even. I...Well. I read the book. I even made notes. You... Continue Reading →

This Is How It Always Is, Laurie Frankel

This focused on a topic I know next to nothing about, and it was wonderful. Claude is the youngest of five brothers and from a very young age he prefers to wear dresses and barrettes and carry a purse. But that’s not all this is. The story of this whole family: Claude’s struggles, Poppy’s blossoming... Continue Reading →

The Roller Riddle

Riddle me this. How many gins does it take for me to say I’m going to start Roller Derby as a new hobby? One. The answer is one rather lovely, fragrant, cardamom spiced gin. And tonic. That, and a one hour windmilling wobble around a roller rink with some friends. One of which happens to... Continue Reading →

Sass and Snuggles

Been spending time with my niece and nephew this weekend. It's always fun, and some of the things they say and the way their brains work make me laugh out loud. They're also still at the age where they're unashamedly honest. Which is awesome, and at times, brutal. Take this weekend for example: 'I had... Continue Reading →

Caution: Concentration required (*spoilers*)

The reason I loved this is, I think, the same reason I love the shows Death In Paradise and Poirot. Bear with me. The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle is the ultimate locked room mystery. The author credits reading Agatha Christie as a child with inspiring a desire to write this type of novel. I... Continue Reading →

Eco Warrior

I recently invested in an Organicup. This is a miraculous device you use instead of sanitary towels or tampons. If you’re already cringing, now is the time to retreat from this. An efficient A to B transfer of that annoying monthly flow. No waste, less mess, cheaper for your purse. Eco-friendly too! Cardboard packaging so... Continue Reading →

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