This week I have been learning about the Sombali language, a regional dialect spoken in the Philippines which uses compass directions (North, South, East and West) to orient themselves.
I recently took on a freelance writing job which is being slotted in between my 9-5. I am so busy that this morning I even forgot to wash my hair (amen to dry shampoo!) so I'm not one for over thinking my outfit before I rush out the front door with the promise that I'll grab breakfast on the way to work (I never do)...
Everybody thinks a girl should have their very own little black dress. I have at least three. But if you're anything like me you own dresses because they're an easy outfit to chuck on with minimal effort. This week, in my spring clean I am hoping to reduce the number of clothes in my wardrobe, [...]
Winter creeps up on you, the orchestra plays quietly. It's silently violent. Winter is drawn out like a piece of classical music, long, unnecessary. It almost has you begging for an end before dawn finally breaks. The strings ascend into madness as fresh buds burst through the dirt and the country is overrun with new [...]
I watch from the safety of the bus as the abundance of Christmas lights aggressively fight for dominance, like some death match of which house can stand for the meaning of Christmas the most. Instead of the festive joy they should be bringing me, all that comes to mind is the huge amount of electricity [...]
Like a never ending spiral of bad news we tumble further down the rabbit hole with the announcement of the US president: Donald Trump. And like Brexit, the winners go into hiding with their tails between their legs, unable to give any reassuring words to the undeniably distraught. It's happened in history before with the [...]
Sundays are those horrible nothing days. Days spent hungover, reminiscing the past week and constructing future plans. Sundays are the weekly prep: cooking lunches for the week, washing, ironing. Like an emotional limbo, I linger in a daze flitting from one chore to the next until my week is tidily prepared in a neat little [...]