Life, Relationships

My Father In A Flash

“People are supposed to aspire to become their fathers, not shudder at the thought.” ~ Veronica Roth My dad doesn't like me very much. Or in fact at all. Apparently this one time when I was a toddler I did something so heinously manipulative that over a quarter of a century later he still hasn't come… Continue reading My Father In A Flash

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Blogging & Online, Mental health, Mental Health & Wellbeing

Writerly Reflections

(Getty Images/Momcilo Grujic) “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” ~ Toni Morrison WordPress have been asking us lately why we write and who we are writing for; what are the origin stories of our blogs? As I've debated with myself lately as… Continue reading Writerly Reflections


2012: A Pro/Con List

PRO: My mental health. 2012 was the year that I finally sought proper, professional help for the mental health problems that I have suffered for most of my life. I received a diagnosis, so now I know for sure that there is something wrong, it's not just that I'm wrong as I'd always feared. And I started therapy and… Continue reading 2012: A Pro/Con List


A Few Of My Favourite Things

I thought I'd have a go at the Weekly Writing Challenge again this week, and tell you about the most meaningful object I own. I actually own a lot of meaningful objects. Pretty much all the stuff in my house is meaningful, bar the electrical items and similar necessities, because it was either given to me… Continue reading A Few Of My Favourite Things

Art, Action & Inspiration

Mind the Gap

For any of you who are sick of hearing about it, I promise this will be my last Olympics related post for the time being, but I thought the idea raised in the Weekly Writing Challenge of London being called the social Olympics was quite interesting. I think the description of 2012 as having been… Continue reading Mind the Gap