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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Routines

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

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Circle of Life

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

Pret A Geek

Pret A Geek x To Bookishly Go

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

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Wisdom

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

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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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Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

THE subway rumbled with intent. It had a direction and a purpose, something that she lacked. She sighed, gaze lifting briefly from the phone in her hands to the teen sitting across from her, books spread across his lap. Studying at the last moment no doubt. His eyes were bleary, hands raising every now and… Continue reading Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

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Tattoo

He scratched his arm lazily. His class was dragging by slowly, and he could already see the students losing interest in what he was trying to say. Gazes were shifting towards the clocks, chairs were swinging, and a few phones were already peering out from underneath tables. The students still hadn't realised he could see… Continue reading Tattoo

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Inspiration

WE'RE on day two already (imagine!) and today's prompt is all about inspiration. What inspires us to get out bed in the morning? What makes us excited for the day? What makes us happy to ride around the subway to get where we're going? It would sound corny to say I am inspired by life.… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Inspiration