Crazy Cat Lady

‘Quick! Where is my phone? You’ve got cats!’ ‘Don’t worry, they are not going anywhere them cats.’ ‘How do you know?’ ‘They come here often.’ ‘I bet you feed them.’ ‘Maybe. Let me see if there’s some fish left from that pasta.’ ‘You are crazy!’ ‘Do you want to let them in? What’s the time?…

Never Underestimate the Ant People

I salute you if you do not judge. I salute you if you know how to listen without interrupting or jumping to the next exciting thing when you feel you are satisfied with the answer.  Do you judge when you meet someone new? What if I died my hair blue thinking that mermaids had better dreams?…

We Need Each Other

‘Why would you get a projector if you are sleeping on the floor? You eat rice three times a day.’ Little did I understand what was important during my first volunteering days in Cambodia. A week passed by and I found myself sleeping on the bamboo mat, eating rice three times a day and indulging…

Green Shades

Delilah has run out of plates and mugs. Her spoons are mouldy. Delilah is waiting for a reply to her texts. Delilah sees heart shaped trees and clouds. In response to a photo challenge It IS Easy Being Green!

When Your Greatest Fear is Boredom

Some people might be scared of death. My biggest fear is boredom. Not the one where the solitude is the most overwhelming and everything seems dark. I am talking about the boredom where my inner child stops asking questions and does not feel the need to lick ice cream. Too worried it might ruin my crisp white shirt. Today…

Leaving My Yellow Dressing Gown Behind

Monday morning. 8.40 AM. I am here. Too early. I press the buzz. They let me in. We exchange polite smiles and “you all rights”. Is that my manager? What a relief. I am not the first one. He looks about twelve. Is that my colleague or my grandchild? I am told we can help…

The Best Winter Memories

I am thirsty and cold. My hat is frosty and the gloves are getting wet, so are my feet. Can’t got home yet. Need to play. Build some snowmen, go down the hill. I am feeling brave today. We made a sledge train. My mum doesn’t need to know this. Thirsty. Got to eat some…

Secrets of The Right Perspective

“Unfuckwithable (adj.) when you’re trully at peace and in touch with yourself, and nothing anyone says or does bothers you, and no negativity or drama can touch you.” One of those life changing finds on Facebook The fascinating tricks that the mind plays can be confusing. Is it just me or do you also find…

Shopping Inspiration. The Ultimate Gift Guide

Panic-stricken. Sweaty. Anxious. Hopeless. Helpless. Dizzy. Frustrated. 24th of December and you are squeezing some Christmas shopping into your lunch break.  Conundrum. The one and only Christmas shopping feeling. These are some finds from a vintage art and antiques centre in Nottingham. Sometimes overpriced, but always inspirational. Make something cool this Christmas. Frame a picture. Glue, cut and draw…

For True Lovers of Christmas Sparkle. Black & White Photography

Yesterday I met a very elegant lady. She wore a brooch. A big Christmas tree with stones that the busy store lights made look like disco balls hitting the shore. Like on LSD. The elegant lady told me one could not find these brooches these days. She has had hers for over 30 years and would…

Speak Up When Hurt. Save a Life

I am sitting and crying my heart out. ‘Nice dress. Are you wearing knickers?’ he asks. ‘Excuse me?’ I freeze and look around. All these certificates framing his accomplishments. Am I just being dramatic and making it all up to spice up my life. Then he looks through my file, says I need help and…

Winter Wonderland

I must have been 7 years old when I heard my parents talking about our Christmas presents. They thought I could not understand. They thought Russian was their secret language. My world was crushed. Even though I knew where the presents were coming from, deep down I believed in Father Christmas. I saw that big man…