ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

It was long past her bed time but she just couldn’t sleep, she had to know the culprit of that bright glare coming through a gap in the velvet curtain. The little girl climbed clumsily on to the dressing table, knocking a tall bottle of hairspray and an expensive Italian perfume noisily to the floor….

MY TOP FIVE TIPS TO BEAT ANXIETY

I have had anxiety all my life. Before anxiety was called anxiety or it was something we commonly discussed. Before it was ok to make the statement ‘I have anxiety’. Before there were available options or ways of dealing with it. I’ve had it.  It was with me throughout my time at school and has…

PROCRASTINATION

I have a pet procrastination, do you? I didn’t particularly want one, Ive heard about them before, my friends have had their own procrastination pets and they don’t have a positive word to say about theirs, they give no rave reviews, don’t like to take them out in public and have even tried to abandon…

A DATE WITH INSPIRATION

We are old friends, inspiration and I. We used to date on and off during high school. He was my first love. I’d never met anyone so spontaneous, creative and provocative. He had an unrivalled ability to beautify anyone or anything he touched with his unique and elusive charm. He modestly demonstrated the most exquisite imagination…

YES TO SMEAR

Im turing 25. This birthday in particular seems to mark adulthood. I have been dreading the arrival of this new year  because it means I will now be on the ‘wrong’ side of twenty, can no longer consider myself as early twenties and am heading full speed towards the big 3 0. If that wasn’t…

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY

On this day Instagram explodes with girls from around the world celebrating their womanhood, acknowledging the strong, beautiful women they know and love. This is amazing and raises awareness for the day but often these ‘girl power’, ‘girls rule, boys drool’ quotes fail to mention the reasons behind the celebration. After women gained suffrage in…

SUITCASE

I have always been one to over pack, both my suitcase and myself, only to realise too late that I may not be able to support the weight. I pack for others too, I am generous in my ability to carry an extra load, I fill every available space with their baggage, I roll their…