Love Stories…

Dolly Alderton is my idol – as all of my frequent readers will know. Her podcast, ‘Love Stories’ fuels my commute, ignites conversations between myself and friends and inspires me to consider my own love stories. And so… (with a few additions) A story of first love. Of course, I could tell you about my…

A cocoon

of auburn hair draped around me and you; hiding us from the world – and softening the needles we jab into each other. Sometimes it feels like a vaccine – or acupuncture; Are we harming each other? Or trying to fix the damage that’s been done? Or maybe we’re hoping to minimise future wounds…

What does your bookshelf say about you?

Do you have a bookcase? Are your books in piles on the floor? Do books feature in every room of the house? Are there any books for ‘loo reading’? Do your books sit on your bedside table? Are your books bleached by the sun? Do you have books of different genres? Are your books organised…

I’m still writing!

The silence has not been for nothing; I have been working hard to produce a book from my blogs. It’s a slow process with other work and life commitments but progress is being made. More blogs to come…

My Love Affair with Pubic Hair

I’ve been thinking about pubic hair a lot recently. Whilst I was single, I endeavoured to keep everything in my pants waxed or Immaced – you know, just in case. (Male friends have said they ‘keep on top of trimming’ when they’re single because they also never know when they’re going to get lucky and…

Books every single girl should read

What better way to deal with feeling fed-up, lonely and pissed off than getting lost in a book?! Inspired by my darling friend and future novelist, here are my top 9 to help you through these times: 1) The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: For when you’re feeling lost This beautiful short book is a perfect…

A different kind of Valentine’s Day.

I’m a feminist but sometimes I worry I’m too independent. I’m surprised at how hard I’ve found it to be in a relationship again. Over the past two years, I have grown and changed and I was so eager to get into a relationship with the right kind of person I worry I’ve steamed ahead…

Broken Boys

Broken Boys You are not a counsellor to heal all the distorted childhoods. You are not a hospital to mend all the broken behaviours. If a boy is damaged, it is not your job to do what his mother did not.Put your heart and soul into loving him, But don’t expect to plaster up the…

Our heroes and our heroines.

When you tell your son and your daughter a bedtime story, I hope the narrative will have changed.They don’t need to hear of distressed damsels or Prince Charming hair – they need the stories in which the girl saves herself and sometimes she saves Prince Charming, too.For we all need guidance at one point or…

Self-care and What a Time to be Alone.

Choose yourself. Over and over again. Even when you’ve let yourself down. Choose yourself. Even when it feels uncomfortable. Choose yourself. Even when you’re tired. Choose yourself. Chidera Eggerue When things aren’t going to plan, it’s more crucial than ever to love and care for yourself.  I’m still on the path of a career change,…