FORTY WINKS

Dear sleep, I haven’t seen you for a while.. You used to visit me so frequently, you’d greet me from work at the end of the day, welcome me home, you’d envelop me on the sofa and carry me safely off to bed in your robust arms, ready for a night of twilight adventures only…

PRESCRIBED TWENTY FIVE

It all started three years ago, almost to the day, I had been feeling that my life was a little stagnated and I was finding myself behaving much too pessimisticly in the midst of waves of anxiety and a rather messy end to a messy relationship. We all experience these times in life, times that…

MI CASA ES SU CASA

I have recently moved cities.  This means more than packing up your possessions in to the back of the car and unpacking them in a new wardrobe. It means more than a change in postcode and a change in delivery address on your ASOS account. It means moving your whole life. Your job, your hobbies,…

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…