WHAT are the things that make us happy nowadays?
I'VE fallen behind on the challenge a little - but it seems appropriate to talk about routines when it's my routine falling out of wack that's caused me to fall behind. I'm a stickler for routine. It helps me feel calm and organised - and not panicked. But not everything goes to plan all the … Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Routines
ON day thirteen of the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge, we’re talking about art. I could make this really easy and tell you all about my favourite photographers and why I love photography so much. But why make things easy? So I’m talking about my hair. I love dying my hair - in fact, I must be … Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Art
Woosh! And there I go Rumbling underneath my feet Strange faces I've yet to meet Off on another adventure It's the best kind you see One that leads me through Black holes but towards Familiar streets The same stops just different people It is a straight circle And there's only one path I take With … Continue reading Circle of Life
YOU'VE probably heard of Pret A Geek. It's this totally amazing little Scottish geek shop run in Glasgow by the marvellous Ali Mac. And if you haven't heard of Pret, then what rock have you been hiding under since 2014? Now Pret A Geek is a very special shop to most, but for me, it's … Continue reading Pret A Geek x To Bookishly Go
I WAS thinking about the word Wisdom for Day Twelve of the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge - and all I could think about was wise woman. Hardly surprising given that today's post is all about my mother. Cheesy I know but she is one of the wisest people I know - and I am the woman … Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Wisdom
YOU walk briskly through the bustling morning streets. Your breath comes in quick short gasps, the cold air burning your lungs and setting them alight like a Christmas tree. The cold air prickles exposed skin, and you sniffle slightly. Autumn has arrived in a fall of burnt leaves and clear, bright mornings, and anticipation coils … Continue reading Autumn
LET'S talk about gifts baby! Continuing on my 30-Day Gratitude journey, today is all about the gift of giving (and receiving). And I figured it was especially appropriate given that I have just returned from a glorious wee trip in Verona laden with gifts for my loved ones. Well, I say laden, that's not necessarily … Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Gift
There’s a tear in my heart I can’t fix. There’s a hole he made you can’t fill. There’s something broken I can't mend. There are stitches in my heart, you helped sew them. There's a bridge over the gaps, you helped build. There's a plaster over my wounds, that's healing thanks to you.
I'M back! After a nice, well-rested break in Verona, I'm back on this 30-Day Gratitude Challenge and taking stock of the important things in life. Like wine. And pizza. Anyhoo, today's prompt is music and so I decided to do something a little bit different. I've written a wee flash fiction about music and my … Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Music (flash fiction)