I was 13 years old when I first discovered my favourite author, Jodi Picoult. I was in my school library looking for something new to read and I came across Change of Heart, a story of a man on death row wanting to donate his heart to a young girl desperately in need of it. … More Why We Need To Talk about ‘Small Great Things’
I’ve recently been going through a phase where I’d come home from work feeling completely drained. Then the weekend would roll around and I’d wake up expecting to feel refreshed and renewed, but instead I still felt as low as I did the day before. The thing is there was no obvious reason as to … More You’ll Feel Low Sometimes, But That’s Ok!
When I was growing up my favourite takeaway choice was always Chinese food – ‘chicken chow mien’ to be exact! As I grew older and explored more food I still always fall back to Chinese for my favourite takeaway (although I swapped the chow mien for Singapore vermicelli noodles). However, I think Thai food has … More Thai Sensations in Thaikun
Resolutions: Stop biting my nails (again!), figure out my personal style, buy more from independent stores rather than retail, learn to drive (properly), travel with an open mind, allow plans to change. Most of all: embrace everything. Embrace all opportunities, embrace that things don’t always go to plan, embrace that some plans will scare you … More 2017… I’ve been waiting for you!
Why don’t we sit down, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and be honest with each other: 2016 was pretty rubbish, wasn’t it? I think everyone has struggled with 2016. Struggled through all the deaths of favourite celebrities, all of the politics, the heartache of terrorism and the frightening reality that the world is still … More Saying Goodbye To 2016
Long gone is my little brother who followed me around like a puppy in the back garden, desperate to join in on any make believe play. Long gone is the kid with the crooked teeth smile, the messy blonde hair and the tangle of limbs that tried to copy mine doing flips on the trampoline. The … More A Kid No More
He launches himself at you like a missile as soon as you walk through the door and hugs you like he will never let go, as if you might fall apart without him holding you together. But that could be the best way to describe him. He’s the glue of the family who binds different … More And I Have You Two, Too
I can’t believe I’m sat here again this year trying to think of ways to sum up another loved grandparent, who sadly lost her battle to cancer. Life is cruel. But someone who was never cruel and someone who never let life kick her down was my Nanny Dorothy. She was a strong women who’s … More A Tribute
One Saturday morning, Steve and I were asked to look after my brother and sister for a few hours. Luckily October gave us a fairly warm and dry day, so we decided to head into the woods down the road to burn off some energy. Oh and if you don’t know where “Bangarang” comes from, … More Bangarang Kids
10 years ago I was stood in the school library clutching a tatty non-fiction book with bright primary colours on the cover, a giant photo boasting cheesy grins and fluffy animals, and a bubble writing title claiming to teach you all you need to know about Veterinarians. It’s a year 7 English class, still in … More 10 Years Past, Many More To Go