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

This is Going to Hurt: What I Thought

I was an alcohol-fueled, selfish student when the junior doctors went on strike. As with many strikes, I was simply under the impression the strike was over pay or pensions. I knew I supported them, regardless of the reason, because innately – most of us – believe a doctor’s level of care is first and…… Continue reading This is Going to Hurt: What I Thought

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

The How and Why of Self-Care

It’s 9:30pm and the children have finally been asleep for longer than 30 minutes. Or maybe it’s 9:30pm and you had to stay over at work for three hours too long, not seeing your partner since the evening before. You’ve had knock-back after knock-back lately – nothing seems to be making sense or improving. You’ve…… Continue reading The How and Why of Self-Care

LACURA: the supermarket beauty revolution

Why more of us need to talk about the Aldi Middle Aisle

What are you writing?

I quit my job in travel retail back in February. There’s never really one reason for quitting a job, is there? Like you could have a problem with your boss but wouldn’t just quit over it: you would first try to resolve the problem. If the problem cannot be resolved, well that could be a…… Continue reading What are you writing?

Decluttering: beauty

If you’re anything like myself, as a mother, beauty bits tend to spread a little bit farther into the house than the dressing table. I’ve had face masks stored on my bathroom shelf, on my bedside table and on my bookshelf in the living room, all simultaneously. Whether for ease of access, not wanting to…… Continue reading Decluttering: beauty

Anatomicals: the safe teeth whitening edition

When my first few adult teeth came in, my mom queried with our dentist why my adult teeth were growing in so discoloured in comparison to my milk teeth. Add to that 6 years of daily penicillin, about 12 years of smoking and a good few years of heavy coffee drinking (I’m still on the…… Continue reading Anatomicals: the safe teeth whitening edition