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The Leaves They Fall

The Leaves They Fall.  The leaves they fall, a riot of colour now muted. Softly, in damp fog, following clear water droplets from the tips of branches. They let go and float, rocking gently downwards on invisible currents. The earth becomes a blanket of leaves, yellows, reds, browns. November settles in and we wait. Second… Read More The Leaves They Fall

Blog, Books

When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten: Blog Tour!

When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten: Blog Tour!  I’m so excited to be part of the blog tour for Kereen Getten’s wonderful Middle -Grade novel, When Life Gives You Mangoes, which was published by Pushkin Press on 1st October this year. (Yes, its a long blog tour!) Every day, another blog posts their… Read More When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten: Blog Tour!

Blog, Self Discovery, Simplicity

Endings and Themes

Endings and Themes.  As the days fall shorter and October slips slowly into November, all is gathered and the Celtic year comes to a close. Samhain, Halloween – the culmination of the harvest, and the time for planning and setting foundations for the next year. And so, with evenings darkening and leaves falling, I settle,… Read More Endings and Themes

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Hello, October

Hello, October  A little October update 🙂 Well, suddenly it’s October. Another new month in this slightly dystopian world, and the sun is shining, the builders in the house in front are having a loud discussion about eggy bread, and autumn is in the air. So it’s not so bad, all things considered. If you… Read More Hello, October

Blog, Mental Health, Self Discovery, Simplicity

Stepping Out.

Stepping Out. I think I’ve reached a point where I want out of this divided society. Remember the days where people had different opinions, but that was okay? The days before hacked elections and feed algorithms. The days where people would have an opinion, and maybe not agree with someone else – but that was… Read More Stepping Out.

Blog, Books

3 Books 3 Points: September 2020

3 Books 3 Points: September 2020  September is here and I’ve got some more book reviews for you! I spent a wonderful month reading lots of lovely things throughout August. You can keep up with what I’m currently reading on my Goodreads! I managed to pop into the uni library to borrow my first read… Read More 3 Books 3 Points: September 2020

Blog, Mental Health, Self Discovery

The Ultimate Imposter

The Ultimate Imposter.  In my head, it’s a fact that I’m not as good as other people. I’ve spent years honing my inner ‘rating’ scale, comparing myself to everyone I meet, noting all the ways that they’re better than me. At uni, I know that I’m nowhere near as good as the other people studying… Read More The Ultimate Imposter

Blog, Self Discovery

Haircuts and freedom

Haircuts and freedom. I gave myself a lockdown haircut the other day. I’ve not been to a hairdresser for a few years now and have instead let my curls grow, embracing the wildness instead of straightening them into submission. I feel like I’ve come home, and now I really love my crazy hair, even though… Read More Haircuts and freedom

Blog, Mental Health, Self Discovery

New Routines

New Routines. I took a week off last week, unplanned until Sunday evening. I’d spent an entire day in a funk, folded into a sofa crease, clocking up the hours on social media. I spent maybe 8, 9 hours online, getting more and more miserable and angry at myself, yet unable to stop. I need… Read More New Routines

Blog, Self Discovery

Thinking or doing?

Thinking or doing?  I think a lot. About so many different things – the obvious ones, like my research, and the less obvious ones, like whether I replied to that message 6 years ago with the right tone of voice, or just exactly how uncomfortable I will feel wearing whatever I’ve decided to wear in… Read More Thinking or doing?