Blog, Words

It’s OK to rest

I have to remember that it’s OK to rest. Crazy weeks, emotional battlegrounds – giving, giving, and feeling myself drain. I know it was too much, yet still I continued. And this space, a space that I’d filled with plans, took its chance and made me stop. Essays sit unfinished, deadlines drawing closer. Books pile… Read More It’s OK to rest

Blog, Nesting, Simplicity, Words

October

The wind rips through Birch branches outside, bringing twigs clattering onto the conservatory roof. Inside a fluffy fleece, I snuggle deeper into the chair, still in that hot-chocolate-glow that lingers after a long, piping hot bath. The old Bush stereo crackles Schubert in the background, as an unseen draught sends yellow flames flickering from beeswax.… Read More October

Blog, Words

Melodramatic Studying

Studying isn’t a forte of mine. So I write melodramatic posts about it instead. I’d sacked off the place I was supposed to be, choosing excuses and time instead, facetiously to work, but really to stare at a screen and daydream. I pushed words out laboriously through my fingers, gazed at long, empty words of… Read More Melodramatic Studying

Blog, Words

3 books, 3 points: September 2017

3 books, 3 points Reviewing 3 books in 3 bullet points Reading is an escape from the hubbub of everyday life for me. When things get overwhelming, I ache to zone out and slip into another reality, drawn in through words and paper, sat in a comfy chair as time passes on by around me.… Read More 3 books, 3 points: September 2017

Blog, Style

Thrifted: Suit Jacket September ’17

Hello! Welcome back to Thrifted, where I share some of the things I’ve found in charity shops recently. I get most of my clothes second hand, and I love finding crazy pieces as well as most of my staples! I find I can afford way better quality clothes if I buy them second hand –… Read More Thrifted: Suit Jacket September ’17

Blog, Outdoors, Words

Forest

Soft feet tread silently over carpeted needles. Dark colours mute my eyesight, an otherworldly spectrum of greens and browns, oranges and blacks. The world is just metres away and yet I am transported, a portal, a safe haven from relentless news and views and disasters and catastrophes. I walk on and old trunks rise twisted… Read More Forest

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Thrifted: 80’s throwback August ’17

Hello! Welcome back to Thrifted, where I share some of the things I’ve found in charity shops recently. I get most of my clothes second hand, and I love finding crazy pieces as well as most of my staples! I find I can afford way better quality clothes if I buy them second hand –… Read More Thrifted: 80’s throwback August ’17