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