Just Like That…

The whole concept of a person being here one minute and then gone the next was wild to her. It’s not that she hadn’t dealt with death before, it was part and parcel of having a big family she’d learnt over the years; you were basically signed up to a never-ending cycle of marriages, births … More Just Like That…

A Strained Bond

She claims to hate her. Forever criticising and disapproving of everything she does. She vows to be proud if she turns out nothing at all like her. She doesn’t understand her she says, she never has, she never will and she doesn’t want to. But she doesn’t hate her. Far from it in all honesty, … More A Strained Bond

Drains And Radiators

Possibly one of the worst feelings in the world is the feeling of hopelessness. When you convince yourself that you’ve exhausted all options and there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, it’s a struggle to get out of bed in the mornings. You feel lethargic and physically unwell. You start to isolate yourself … More Drains And Radiators

For My Cousin

Please, be you again. Everything’s different in this new place I know And I know that you feel like you don’t belong. You’ve made so many attempts to adapt and blend in You’ve got a new job, made new friends All the while trying to maintain that infectiously upbeat attitude that you’ve always had But … More For My Cousin

You Made Your Bed…

In the aftermath of a betrayal Where do we go? We’re at a dead-end. You’ve been hibernating in your comfort zone Expecting things to blow over Without any effort on your part Expecting me to still be around With my same humour, conversation and energy But if only it was that easy. If only you’d come to … More You Made Your Bed…

Vibes

This weekend we had a huge family gathering with relatives coming down from all parts of England. It’s safe to say that we were pretty much in each others’ faces and space for 72 hours straight. And now that everyone’s gone back home I’ve realised something. Over the years, whenever I’ve heard people talking about a … More Vibes