Have I had a major falling out with Dan Brown? I've been a huge fan of Brown since I started taking reading seriously - a good fifteen years ago, perhaps. It wasn't until my late teens, early twenties, that I became a binge reader of his: seeing the dawn rise whilst polishing off one of … Continue reading Origin: What I Thought
'I suppose one of the reasons we're all able to continue to exist for our allotted span in this green and blue vale of tears is that there is always, however remote it might seem, the possibility of change.' We tend to walk through life under the impression that most of us humans think and … Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: What I Thought
I like to think I have an open and honest relationship with my partner. This willingness to share, combined with my emotional Cancerian tendencies, led to me admitting that I'm concerned about my mental health now that the school holidays are here. Scared. Terrified. I had been cruising along nicely with my little nursery and … Continue reading Are You OK, Mama?
From the day you depart your mother's womb, they're trying to mould you. Buy this pink medicine for the unbearable cries, the little warmer than normal skin, the babe that doesn't sleep. Fill them up with it, watch them calm, quiet their temper, their angst. Now wipe them with this wipe, that cream, wash them … Continue reading You’re being moulded
I already know what you're thinking: a cocoa-free chocolate cake? No cocoa powder in your cake? How does that work? Well, my friends, one day I had no cocoa powder in my cupboard but eggs that needed using and some love in my heart. Okay, that's silly. But I took a regular recipe for a … Continue reading Cook with me: MOIST cocoa-free chocolate cake
I run away from minor health complaints because I'm scared of spending money we don't have on medication. I run away from minor health complaints because I'm scared they could turn into something bigger. I run away from a hostile environment with my child so that he doesn't get hurt again. I run away from … Continue reading Running away
This is a great recipe I found and altered. It uses just a handful of cupboard essentials, can be doubled or halved depending on heads to be fed, can be frozen or used over 3-4 days. It's a perfect winter kick. The ingredients here will serve 4-5 people, again dependent upon appetite! Without further ado, … Continue reading Cook with me: Spicy carrot and potato soup