I AM A WRITER. WHO ARE YOU?

I am a writer. I have never written those words down before, not that openly, bluntly or with any real conviction. I have never been in full time employment as a writer, so how can I justify those words? How can I type them on the page? The truth is, it isn’t easy, I feel…

THE WRONG SIDE OF TWENTY

Being in your twenties is not as serene as you might think. I have just entered my twenty-sixth year. Birthdays hadn’t scared me before this one, in fact I had always found it quite bizarre when you kindly tell someone that their birthday is coming up and they say something like ooooffff don’t remind me. I…

FIVE BOOKS TO READ THIS SUMMER. #BLM

Black lives matter is the statement that became the slogan that became the movement. If you are someone who reads the headline Black Lives Matter and feels like retorting ‘all lives matter‘ think twice. I fear that in saying this, you are missing the point entirely. We do not clap for the NHS on a…

THE QUARANTINE DIET

Is it just me or do you feel like you are being bombarded with weight loss adverts at the moment? Everywhere I look I see drastic slimming measures, dangerous dieting techniques or those influencers that plaster bikini pictures all over your Instagram feed and swear that their success lies solely with a branded skinny tea?…

STRANGER DANGER – THE RETRUN TO NORMALITY.

Something bizarre has happened over the last couple of weeks. Lockdown has begun to lift. This is happening across much of the country despite the warnings and red flags from all respectable scientists. Following this, we are being encouraged, no, pushed to go back to more real activities, to get back to the life we…

THE INTROVERTS HANDBOOK

I am not going to beat around the bush here, I may be in a small minority, but I have vowed to speak the truth so here goes. I bloody love lockdown. Before you unsubscribe, unfollow and tell all your friends about the crazy woman you read about this morning, let me explain. In a…

HAPPINESS IS…

I woke up this morning feeling a bit uninspired and subdued. I couldn’t tell you why or what has caused my sudden turn in mood, nothing has happened to dampen my spirits this week, in fact, until today I had been taking isolation in my stride. It is just one of those days. It seems…

HOW TO STAY SANE IN ISOLATION

Is it ok to say that you are enjoying this time? Is it selfish or insensitive to write these words and mean them? Is it normal to find comfort and peace in your world which has suddenly slowed down and become considerably smaller? Does it make you a bad person to say the confinement was…

THEY CALL ME CORONA.

They call me Corona, for that is my name. I have made history; I am showered with fame. They say I was unexpected, unprecedented, a shock for the world, they say no one could have seen me coming, that this was never foretold. I am here now and here to stay, invading your world in every…

PANDEMIC

Over the past couple of months, specifically the last two weeks we have seen a virus spread across the globe like wildfire, we are far from the peak of this outbreak and over the coming weeks things are set to get much worse. People are rightly scared, the uncertainty of this illness is creating panic…