The clouds were grey, and the rain was speckled on the day that I smiled as I strolled. I strolled down many a road that had held the weight of my wellington boots aged six, my first pair of heels aged thirteen and finally now my grass-kissed white trainers aged twenty. It was an effortless… Continue reading Sunflower – A Short Story
My favourite gold, Nails Inc polish is called ‘Out of Office’. It reminds me of those blissful days between Christmas and New Year when coronavirus was like that estranged cousin you’ve never actually met and not like the next door neighbour who miraculously appears every time you or anyone in your house opens the front… Continue reading Back to Work, Back to Normal?
‘Will you be my little quarantine?’ The words of Twenty One Pilot’s Tyler Joseph play through my headphones on another evening walk. ‘Level of Concern’ is an upbeat sound, raw realism tinted with melodic joy when it is needed most. The infamous ‘Q’ word has been plastered over newspapers, TV screens and email chains for… Continue reading Play That Funky Music – And Keep It Playing
I am writing during week seven of lockdown adorned in the jewellery I wear every day, the pieces that I could call my ‘skin’. These modest crown jewels include a silver ring from Camden Market on my right middle finger, another in gold on permanent loan from my mum; a silver Casio in all it’s… Continue reading Dressing Up In Lockdown – For Me, Myself and I
At the end of April, I was lucky enough to be featured in a New York Times article written by the lovely Molly Oswaks. ‘People Have Gone Full 1800s’ explored the revival of a seemingly bygone time with Victorian hobbies making a noticeable comeback during lockdown, my contribution being the childhood favourite of flower pressing… Continue reading A Return to Childhood – Hello ‘Newmal’
I made a friend on a Friday night and not a single nightclub queue or 2am drunken McDonald’s trip were involved. I have formed a bond with another living soul while sitting less than three foot from the back door. I am lucky enough to still be living with family and to have the luxury… Continue reading Hope, the Robin and Me; a Lockdown Friendship
Amsterdam is a delight. On my 2nd visit to the city, a trip to the Tulip Museum to buy another decorative trinket bowl was an essential adventure (although I highly doubt my boyfriend shared this opinion). In fact, it was a purchase that taught me an essential lesson instead. A simple dilemma: cash was needed,… Continue reading The Importance of Good Deeds and ‘Paying it Forward’