For years I avoided putting pen to paper or moving my fingers across the keys because as much as I love language and literature I could not imagine myself as a ‘proper’ writer. My demons were loud, even as they whispered, and it was easier to just not. I would stand up and declare that … Continue reading Pressing The Keys
We are told that perfection does not exist yet we are constantly encouraged to aim for it. Do you actually look your age? We have a cream for that (because youthfulness is closer to perfection). I have been wrestling with feelings of hypocrisy recently. I loudly proclaim that I do not want Instagram perfection yet … Continue reading Perfect
For so long I battled against, and gave into, so many self-destructive impluses that now, when I make a decision that actually benefits me, I get a strangely perverse thrill. vs That's not weird, right? Picture sources: http://yesofcorsa.com/yoga-at-sunset/ http://www.djsets.co.uk/Compilations/rave-hardcore/
There is a phrase "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me". What a crock of shit. Sticks and stones may well break your bones, but they will heal eventually. The words that wound you will stay with you for years. They will mould who you are as a person, … Continue reading Avoiding Drama Llamas and other assorted arseholes
I love soup. I said it. I don't care if my soup doesn't have the latest superfood in it, because it IS a souperfood (lol, I am SO funny...) The right soups keep us full longer, the right soups improve our health, the right soups make you feel warm and happy and comfortable. After eating … Continue reading (Not French) Onion Soup
When I began this blog I wrote about how this 'thingie' was for me, not anyone else. I used the term 'thingie' not only because I have a silly streak, but also because I did not have my blog and it's contents defined in my mind...I still don't. There is a valid argument that for … Continue reading NOT all things to all people
Following on from my post about finding your tribe I've been thinking about almost the exact opposite. Consider the following and choose the group that is furthest away from you, the people who are the most different to your tribe: Middle aged women who are part of the WI Young Indian men who drive taxis … Continue reading Something to ponder.
It has been WAAAAAAAY to preachy around here recently, so to break up the self-improvement and high-mindedness that's been going on I have decided to bestow upon the world some wisdom and recommendations to make everyone's lives better. Here goes: Cheese and lime pickle sandwiches. Sounds pretty bad I know, and I was sceptical when … Continue reading Peachy, not preachy
I consider myself incredibly lucky most of the time. One of the things I think myself lucky for was being born in Birmingham (UK). The word even looks lovely written down, lots of skinny letters mixed in with fat ones...glorious, and a very welcome sight on the motorway signs as you're driving home. (It is … Continue reading Big City
Right off the bat I should probably say that the title above may be a little misleading, because I honestly believe that tribal thinking is at the root of pretty much everything that is wrong in the world today. By making anyone who isn't part of your tribe, those people who don't look or think … Continue reading Finding your tribe.