City of Love 

I’m sitting in a small bistro, not far from the Airbnb where Diane’s lovely parents and I chatted away in the kind of broken French my seventeen year old self would be horrified at. The waiter, a tall, brown haired charmer walks to my table and looks straight into my eyes with a sort ofContinue reading “City of Love “

2017

A chuckle escapes me as I can only anticipate the flurry of blogging activity that is about to ensue this New Year’s Eve. It’s quite nice actually. Thinking of all the writer folk in our enigmatic world sitting in their writing holes with their mugs of tea, musing and reflecting and pondering and poring andContinue reading “2017”

My best friend 

It’s not an abstract title. This is literally a post about my best friend.  It’s largely inspired by the fact that I’ve seen her for the first time in about a year and our conversations are so sporadic that we fully miss the intricacies of each other’s lives. I have known her over a decadeContinue reading “My best friend “

Writing myself better: Chapter 2

After coming back from holiday in Cyprus, I made the decision within myself to turn things around for the better. Last night, we landed back in Manchester and my eyes were glazed over with a happy exhaustion. When we got home, I ambled into my bedroom, unpacked a few clothes, lit up some incense, tookContinue reading “Writing myself better: Chapter 2”

Writing myself better: Chapter 1

It has reached the end of a week long holiday with my family in Cyprus. I’ve eaten well, slept well, read well and been… Alright. Of course it would happen in this way. After six nights of undisturbed sleep, I find myself jostled awake by my subconscious on the seventh night, only to feel restlessContinue reading “Writing myself better: Chapter 1”

Shortest blog I ever wrote 

Let’s be succinct.  It never matters who likes what you write and who doesn’t. Even if the closest person to you in the whole world doesn’t really give your art the time of day. For every person who doesn’t value your craft, there are another guaranteed ten who love it. I know that when IContinue reading “Shortest blog I ever wrote “

Sky high

Hello people on the internet who read things I write. Let me say it how it is. Today, I am writing a blog post on the expectations I set for myself. The reason? Because I’m actually experiencing a real moment of clarity and acceptance right now and truth be told, I’ve not felt like thisContinue reading “Sky high”