Early Riser

I love being the first to wake up in my household, especially at the weekend. That makes it sound as though there are more than two of us living here. There isn’t. It’s just me and Ali. When we first moved in together, I would lie in bed reading or checking my social media on…

To Plan or Not to Plan?

I’ve never been very good at making plans. Ok, so that’s not entirely true. I think I’m actually pretty decent at making plans, and usually stick to them. That’s if you take social plans, holiday plans, day to day plans into consideration. Why is it then that I find it ridiculously difficult to make life…

The Unknown

Having now turned the clocks back, and with November just around the corner, our uncertain future gets ever closer to becoming clearer. When I met my boyfriend 2 years ago, I knew he was going to have to re-apply for his visa in order to stay here. What I hadn’t accounted for was how either…

Muddled Mind

My mind has been all over the place this week. I’ve been struggling to write, starting a number of blogs but unable to find the right words. I was relieved to have some alone time this weekend. I needed some space and time to think, reflect and to soak up the late October sunshine. I…

Change (Part 2)

In Change (Part 1), I wrote about the importance of living life. How life was too precious and too short to plod along, and how sometimes it takes a life changing event to give us the wake up call we so badly need. In Change (Part 2), I want to share with you, my readers,…

Friendship

I have been thinking a lot lately about friendship and what it means to me. I don’t have a large circle of friends. More pockets of friends whom I have met at different times in my life. There are those I have known and still meet up with from as far back as nursery, infant…

Kids

Having travelled up to the family home for a week, to recover from a crazy summer of work and city life, it has given me the opportunity to catch up with family and friends, and to play ‘Auntie’ to their kids. I don’t have kids. Neither do my two brothers. My brothers not having kids is probably…

Change (Part 1)

If nothing else, the last 6 years have taught me how important it is to live for today. This doesn’t always seem possible of course, particularly when we are wrapped up in the mundane Mon-Fri regime of work, eat, sleep, repeat. There are also moments, when we become so consumed in the day to day…