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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Art

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

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Autumn

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

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Music (flash fiction)

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)

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Laughter

IT’S all about laughter today - and the winner has to go to my best mate who told me she had read all the Shakespeare plays including “Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and Midsummer Night Murders”. Aye, it’s a popular Shakespeare play that Midsummer Night Murders. 🤦‍♀️ All joking aside, they say laughter is the… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Laughter

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Nature

TODAY’s prompt is nature and all I can think is ‘oh god, it’s so against nature that I’m flying at thousands of feet above the sea and this probably won’t end well’. I’m not a great flyer as you may have guessed. I’m all for the views, the clouds, the arriving in another country part,… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Nature

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Memories

I WAS really struggling with the prompt for memories yesterday. I’m not someone who likes to dwell on the past too much, maybe because I have a few regrets, probably because I like to think I could have done things differently. Hindsight is 20/20, I know. But while the past might be something that’s difficult… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Memories

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Happiness

TODAY’S prompt is happiness. I’ve been thinking a lot about my own happiness lately, and about what makes me feel well and truly happy. My family, my friends, my boyfriend, it seems like an easy answer. But it’s true that they are the ones that make me happy. I like taking stock of little things.… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Happiness

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That’s the way I Hygge it

LAST summer I discovered Hygge. Late to the party, I know, and shockingly so, I know. But hey ho, here I am at the party, my Hygge membership card in hand. It’s kind of hard to imagine why no one would really want to get aboard the Hygge party bus. It’s all about chill, and… Continue reading That’s the way I Hygge it

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The Commute

THE subway thunders underfoot, the vibrations shaking the commuter’s bags. Keys jingle together from within pockets, the sharp noise clashing with the rumbling of a rolling Buckfast bottle along the floor. Occasionally, it crashes into the metal underneath the carriage’s course seats. A sticky mess trails behind the green bottle as the stench of alcohol… Continue reading The Commute

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‘I Know’

“I NEVER hated you, you know?” The villain looked up at the rasping words and blinked stunned. After everything they had done. The bombings, the killings, all the blood that stained their hands - and yet. “I-” -“it’s ok. You don’t have to say anything.” A moment passed. Then two. And the silence rang in… Continue reading ‘I Know’