Day 1 This morning I used my phone’s alarm to wake up. Most mornings I set two alarms. The first wakes me up and the second reminds me to get moving after scrolling though Facebook while half asleep. Today, when I woke up I had no social media to scroll through, so I got out…… Continue reading 5 Days, No Phone: A Challenge
It seems crazy what can change in half a moment. If we had any day-to-day realisation of it, nobody would every be as stupid as to text while driving, or something like that. It seems wild that one second I can say “race you there” and the next moment your bone could be broken right…… Continue reading Bubble Wrap + Lukewarm Tea
Turn on any news program and learn what to fear and who to blame, and what death and disaster blanket the world that day. So where’s the good news? Right here! Every Tuesday, find a new piece of good news and remind yourself that the world isn’t all darkness. We have a new ‘Good News’…… Continue reading Good News
Two weeks ago was hot, like a summertime inferno. One week ago was cold, like deep and despairing wintertime. And today it is warm. Cardigan weather, perhaps. It’s the time of year where the seasons flex their muscles and battle for dominance. It’s a tug of war that shifts the weather faster than I switch…… Continue reading Now Time for the Weather
It’s been a while. If there’s something I’ve learned about good friends, it’s that sometimes it is a while. And it’s okay, as long as you all come back to each other. Last night I skyped my dearest friends who are dotted along the coastline, and the time and distance disappeared and then it was…… Continue reading A Plan
Do you ever hear a song or see an artwork or hear a speech which just evokes such an emotional reaction and you just stop and say “wow”, and soak in the beauty and marvel at it and wash it over your skin and drink it down and try to absorb it like a sponge?…… Continue reading talent.
Coming home is the sweetest of the bittersweet moments. Home’s fragrant and warm and bright and blue skied, and London was grey and it was cold, and people stand in your way even if you have a suitcase, and you have to keep your purse close. But it was an electrifying chill which woke you…… Continue reading Home / Away