Why Does Relaxing Feel Like A Sin?

*Why does this photo make me laugh so much? I’m wrong for this. Is it just me or does she look like the lead in ‘Voldemort’s half-sister’ or something (ok never mind)? 😂 Ahem, guilt shouldn’t rid us of the pleasure of taking a break, relaxing shouldn’t be deemed a ‘sin’.  Nor a ‘reward’ forContinue reading Why Does Relaxing Feel Like A Sin?

Should I Get A Pet Pt III?

Welcome to the final instalment to my pet chronicles. And I’ve saved my favourite to last, because yes like my parents I do have favourites, and mine are the loveable, huggable cats and dogs! The cat – ‘Luna’ Here she is in all her feline glory, ready to claw your arm to shreds one minuteContinue reading “Should I Get A Pet Pt III?”

Do We Put *Unnecessary Pressure On Ourselves?

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius. Perhaps the best cure to all of our deepest worries in life isn’t in the chapters of the latest self help book, but in the caves of our ancestors. Wouldn’t life be a whole lot less stressful if we just ran barefootContinue reading “Do We Put *Unnecessary Pressure On Ourselves?”

Why Haven’t I Written Anything In 4 Months?

If you’d thought I’d perished, fear not, for phoenixes rise from the ashes, and I from my bedroom once in a blue moon. What can I say? This sedentary state of mind and body takes its toll. But before I start quoting Confucius and reading palms I’ll adopt a more grounded tone of voice.  SoContinue reading “Why Haven’t I Written Anything In 4 Months?”

You Are Unique, No?

Something which has fascinated me for quite some time is this shared feeling many of us have, a feeling of internal friction. A part of us is pulled towards wanting to feel unique and feel like an individual, while the other pushes us to want to fit in and conform.  And so both forces, (asContinue reading “You Are Unique, No?”

‘Tis The Season To Be (Un)Motivated

Has everybody’s motivation to do something productive been pretty much thrown overboard, and chained to a concrete block the size of a small car destined to sink to the bottom of the Mariana Trench never to see the light of day again? Or is that just me? As a human being I like to takeContinue reading “‘Tis The Season To Be (Un)Motivated”

Too Narrow-visioned

For some of us, life revolves around a career, for others it’s family. But should life really have a sole focus? Is it wrong to lead an existence where we strive for one thing and neglect another? Benefit in one area of our life  to the detriment of another? Need we only look at theContinue reading “Too Narrow-visioned”

Are You Poorer Than Me?

I’m so sick of being poor. Yes I may have a roof over my head and food in my fridge but when you can’t decorate your rooms or make meals beyond tins of soup and sweetcorn then what’s the point? I might aswell be living in The Amazon, atleast then I’ll avoid the council taxContinue reading “Are You Poorer Than Me?”

Poetry: Change

A leopard can change its spots. But cheetahs never do. Changing your mind is one thing. But changing your heart, is about as easy as making a mountain move.   2020 A new year, a new you. This year will be different. A false promise? Or does here lie the truth?   Do you needContinue reading “Poetry: Change”

Is It Nice To Be Nice To Others?

Living in a city, living on top of each other, I think it’s easy to get impatient and somewhat claustrophobic. Carrying out my own little experiment in the last couple of months has brought with it some striking revelations.  I wanted to test the waters – does being nice to people make them nicer toContinue reading “Is It Nice To Be Nice To Others?”

What’s Your Biggest Pet Peeve(s)?

This thought infiltrated my mind with the waft of a ‘ploughman’s lunch’ on the train during my early morning commute to work today. For anyone unfamiliar with this term ‘ploughman’s lunch’, you’ve lived a very sheltered childhood, a very lucky childhood. It’s basically a cheese (sewage) and pickle sandwich, and the scent and sight ofContinue reading “What’s Your Biggest Pet Peeve(s)?”

Poem: Stress

Stress. The subtle strangler. It manifests itself in many ways. A fabrication of the mind. Sending cortisol coursing through our veins. Life – so full of precious pressures. So petty, so small, minute. ‘A busy life is a happy one.’ A lie disguised as truth.