Feeling Blessed

Of all the familial titles that I retain I have to say that being an Auntie is definitely my favourite one. On my dad’s side of the family most of my cousins are quite a bit older than me and so in effect I grew up with their kids who were a lot closer to my age. … More Feeling Blessed

The Rose-Tinted Specs

It was a frosty Wednesday morning and she was power-walking her way to work, only one thought occupying her mind: there was no doubt about it, for the past nine months she’d been stuck in a rut. Nine months. Nine WHOLE months. She could’ve done something productive like created a new life in that time! But no, she’d opted to … More The Rose-Tinted Specs

A Pep Talk

I feel like every so often we all need a quick pep talk to reassure us and remind us of how awesome we are, because in the words of L’Oreal, ‘we’re worth it dammit!’ [or something to that effect]. At the moment a couple of my close friends are down in the dumps. They’re stuck in one … More A Pep Talk

Labels

My friend and I were discussing this topic on the train the other day: why are we all so obsessed with labels? Why do we feel the need to constantly have to define ourselves and others and fit into neat little boxes? Whether it’s consciously or subconsciously we all do it, I guess it’s an insecurity that … More Labels

A Magical Night

It was a cool clear winter’s night, the snow was falling, a full moon was out and there she was, slumped in her seat. Headphones in and gazing dreamily out of the frosty tour bus window; she was on her way to catch a glimpse of the illustrious Northern Lights. They’d been ploughing along the winding grit-laced roads for about … More A Magical Night