ROOTED IN YOUR VALUES

There is a very old Oak tree that stands at the edge of the bushland. The trunk is gnarled. It’s limbs are heavy and reach outward, crowned by a canopy of leaves. It rustles in the summer breeze. This afternoon a storm brews. The wind picks up, catching the tips of the branches and the…

BREATHE EASY: WHY YOU SHOULD TRY YOGA!

This morning as I stood in line for a coffee, carrying my mat in a haze of post yoga bliss a woman behind me smiles knowingly and nods to the mat in my arms “I wish I could do yoga too but I am so inflexible, I can’t even touch my toes!” Let me preface…

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?

I have recently finished re-reading the infamous Eat Pray Love. I bloody love this story, I do not know how many times I will read this or how many different things I will take from it but each time I come away from the book rethinking the way I want to live my life and…

FEEL THE FEAR & DO IT ANYWAY.

I am sat in the sand writing this post on Elwood beach, Melbourne, Australia. It is only 9am but the early morning sun is already hot on my shoulders. It’s a Wednesday so the beach is almost empty bar a few dog walkers. The ocean really does something for my soul, it makes me so…

AUTUMN WRAP UP

Hello book lovers. I know we all say this every year but I cannot actually believe that it is December again? I don’t know if a few months of lockdown early on in the year has played a part in this but it feels like Christmas 2020 was last week? I can also only apologise…

LOVE VALENTINES?

Happy Valentines Day. I guess the fact that Valentines Day fell on a Monday is fitting, two days you kind of wish you could skip past. I will happily acknowledge the fact that Valentines Day is (for the most part) a load of old shite. It is a commercialized tradition that actively encourages us to…

KIDS BOOKS 101

One of my best and oldest friends had a baby girl in February and I have been a complete emotional wreck ever since. It is so exciting to have a new girl in the gang but also exciting for me because I can now start looking for books for her. Which is, as I am…

BUCKET LIST? FUCK IT.

I am sure I am not on my own here but I feel like I have wasted a lot of time recently. It has been a toxic combination of Covid and anxiety. Or maybe it is because I am getting older and more and more friends seem to be upturning that imaginary hourglass every chance…

ANXIETY AND ME; A CAUTIONARY TALE.

This week is mental health awareness week, in light of this I have decided to post this short piece that I have been sitting on for a while. I am not a doctor or a medical health professional so remember this when reading. I am however someone who has spent the majority of my twenties…

SPRING WRAP UP

Hey stranger. Sorry it has been so long since I have posted. March and April have been very slightly busier than most of the past year. In the UK all our schools went back in March so after months of working from home, I returned to teaching. Kicking and screaming I might add. This month…