Sapiens: What I Thought

I don’t read much non-fiction. The desire to read Harari’s Sapiens stemmed from the hype that was surrounding the book when it was first released. My motive, I initially thought, was to find out what someone else considered to be the future of humankind. We’re constantly told that humans are destroying the planet at a…… Continue reading Sapiens: What I Thought

Origin: What I Thought

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

GIOMC 04: Fallen Behind

I am officially a Master’s student. OK – writing that ‘out loud’ did feel a bit special in comparison to how I’ve been feeling thus far. According to Google, or more specifically the completely accurate Wikipedia ~ don’t come after me for the satire ~, a Master’s degree is one which demonstrates mastery or a high-order overview of a…… Continue reading GIOMC 04: Fallen Behind

Losing My Best Friend

I’ve been perplexed at every ‘Just two weeks until they’re back’ or ‘Why is the summer so long’. Perhaps I’m the strange one, but you see, this summer has sped by. You’ve not bombarded us with bad behaviour. You’ve not had to be busy daily. Spending more money than we had. Sure, you’ve eaten your…… Continue reading Losing My Best Friend

Dear, Noah: My Star of the Week

Dear, Noah, Today you turned 1401 days old. You’re 46 months old. Your fourth birthday is not until 30th August: six measly days before you start Reception. In that same week, some of your classmates could be turning five. So, you’re the youngest in your year. The baby. You’ve had a lot of catching up…… Continue reading Dear, Noah: My Star of the Week

The Girl With No Name

I have an idea for a character. She could be the next big thing, so hear her story out: she’d love for someone to finally do that. All siblings compete, especially if they’re close in age. That’s what she thought was the norm, anyway. But the years kept creeping by, and she was closer to…… Continue reading The Girl With No Name

Wrecked: What I thought

I’ve finished my first read of 2019. It only took me five months – I was reading it on and off for a few months before that, too. But that doesn’t influence what I thought of the book. Because I was focusing loads more on writing, rather than reading. So, here’s what I thought of…… Continue reading Wrecked: What I thought

You’re being moulded

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

Cook with me: MOIST cocoa-free chocolate cake

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

Running away

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