Bidding farewell to Autumn days, the harvest and saying hello to dark fresh nights and the end of the year.

We've entered November, it's come around quickly and I hope everyone managed to appreciate Autumn as much as I did. I thought I'd do a post with a few tips and musings that I find helpful considering during this transition to the darker months and in the run up to one of the best times… Continue reading Bidding farewell to Autumn days, the harvest and saying hello to dark fresh nights and the end of the year.

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Getting A Kitten: The Story of Floki.

Just over a month ago, myself and my partner brought home our first child!!! As you may have guessed this child is a kitten. Unfortunatley the process of us actually getting our kitten was stressful to say the least so in an effort to not dwell on the negative I thought I’d get it out… Continue reading Getting A Kitten: The Story of Floki.

A Break In Another City Beginning With ‘B’: Berlin.

After visiting Edinburgh last year and Budapest the year before that - both for Jordan’s (my partner) birthday- in November we both decided we fancied a break when it wasn’t quite so cold. For April we flitted over Amsterdam, Oslo and even Rome but decided on Berlin, a city just as rich in culture as… Continue reading A Break In Another City Beginning With ‘B’: Berlin.

Hear Me Out: Primark Makeup

So I am not usually one for posting about fashion, cosmetics etc. However I have always been a firm believer in passing on good money saving tips when you have them. Primark is one of those high street retail stores that rarely gets it really right (sorry). Too often even when a little tempted by… Continue reading Hear Me Out: Primark Makeup

Writing On Wednesdays #16 ‘Elm: Written From The Rage Of The Earth’

Scratch scratch We’re digging out. Climbing the roots of the earth like rope. Click click Lock your doors and lace your land with salt. Scrape scrape This wood won’t keep us in, Not for long. Lock your doors all you please. Scatter scatter We empty the town as light leaves. Quiet your children, go below.… Continue reading Writing On Wednesdays #16 ‘Elm: Written From The Rage Of The Earth’

Ostara: renew, rejuvenate and rebirth.

What do we want? SPRING!!! When do we want it? NOW!!! Anyone else sick of dark mornings, unwelcome spring snow and bitterly cold winds? Mhmm! I thought so! When I looked at the weather forecast for York, England last weekend I almost cried, Saturday, Sunday and into Monday: snow. Take the hint, no one wants… Continue reading Ostara: renew, rejuvenate and rebirth.

Writing On Wednesdays #15 ‘A Case Against Willful Ignorance’

Buried: Part 1. You have forfeit your past, in the name of fruitless spending and mountains made of paper, dyed into colours that tell you how much you are worth. Uncovered: Part 2. Memories repressed, haunt your dreams. Haven't you learned yet? Wounds ignored, fester, infect, growing bacteria, occupying all life. Exhumed: Part 3. All… Continue reading Writing On Wednesdays #15 ‘A Case Against Willful Ignorance’

Unlearning and Relearning: Ok This Is Pure Opinion Piece.

As of October 2017 over 1.7 million tweets have been found to mention #metoo. Over the past two years, more specifically, last year; there have been so many scandals, disappointments and cases of sexual harassment, abuse and misuse of authority from men in positions of power, each one shaking our society's perception of gender inequality,… Continue reading Unlearning and Relearning: Ok This Is Pure Opinion Piece.

Writing On Wednesdays #14: ‘Something To Give’

This is for someone as warm as the sun. For years now I’ve been desperately trying to curate myself into a garden. So far I’ve only managed a few weeds, one or two spring blooms that lived short, bright lives, before they died. I tend to the patches of earth, unreliably and clumsily. And sometimes… Continue reading Writing On Wednesdays #14: ‘Something To Give’