Old Old Fashioned

My first boyfriend and I used to write to each other while he was away at university in Swansea. We started writing letters as friends, hooked up one time when he was back home for the holidays, and then continued writing as a way to share our feelings when he returned to his studies. It... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on friendship

I often see articles on how to have successful relationships, but these are almost always focused on romantic and/or sexual relationships, which is odd because we have so many other relationships in our lives. We have relationships with family, friends and colleagues, but there is nowhere near as much general advice out there on how... Continue Reading →

I should have known

I should have known that getting older would bring wisdom. I guess it just didn't quite manifest in the way I thought it would, so I never saw it coming. People a lot younger than me are still better at putting so much of it into words though. I should have known that she'd dump... Continue Reading →

The wanderer returns

When I decided to stop updating this blog back in February, it was because I was feeling thoroughly uninspired. I didn't know what I wanted to write about any more and the (entirely self imposed) pressure of updating the site on a regular basis had become an added worry that I didn't need. After a... Continue Reading →

Taking time out for… reading

I used to read a lot of fiction. As a child I would power through books in a way that only a kid who lived opposite a library could in the 1980s. As a teenager, I discovered Anne Rice's tales of vampires and witches, giving myself headaches from reading pages and pages of tiny text... Continue Reading →

Reflections on 2018

As the end of December approaches, the urge to take stock of the previous 12 months grows and our social media feeds fill up with posts from people reflecting on the highs and lows of their year. Often it's the bad things which spark this, as people look for something positive to show them that... Continue Reading →

The Super Humans of 2018

It's that time of year again. When the days are at their shortest and the end of the year approaches, I like to share a list of the people who have had positive impact on my life in the previous 12 months and, in my opinion, deserve an award for their greatness. These are some... Continue Reading →

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑