Why Living In A Tent is What I Recommend For Your Summer.

A couple of posts back I mentioned living on the side of a mountain in a tent on the island of Corsica for some weeks over the summer. This wasn't glamping or even what you might call prepared camping - we did this in the most basic way possible. When I look back at the … Continue reading Why Living In A Tent is What I Recommend For Your Summer.

What have you done for the last 10 days??

Today my boyfriend came out of his introduction to Buddhism course and posed that very question: what have you done for the last ten days? My answers didn't sound very impressive. I think that out of the two of us only I thought that they should have sounded impressive in the first place (have I … Continue reading What have you done for the last 10 days??

Oversharing and Why I’m Definitely Not Into It Right Now.

When my boyfriend first told me that it was important to have secrets I was sceptical. Surely the whole point of a relationship is to be transparent with one another, to tell each other everything and be, what they call 'open' with your significant other. Well, when I sat down to think about it I … Continue reading Oversharing and Why I’m Definitely Not Into It Right Now.

So Maybe That’s the Reason I Avoid Yoga.

Today I was brought up short and forced to engage with disappointment. Don't get me wrong, I frequently feel disappointed but there is, I found myself thinking earlier, a subtle difference between the two. Disappointed tends to come from the outside: someone has let you down, someone has spoken badly of you, someone has changed … Continue reading So Maybe That’s the Reason I Avoid Yoga.

If someone was to play back the movie of your life, what is it you would want to see?

I ask myself the hardest questions sometimes. At my great-grandmother's 90th birthday someone had put together a film reel with photographs from her life. I remember her sitting stoically through it -it was not her who cried for the minutes it played but most of the others in attendance - and it has stayed with … Continue reading If someone was to play back the movie of your life, what is it you would want to see?

And then mum came right out and asked: do you even want children?

This is an uncomfortable post to write. Its difficulty comes from the fact that most anything is hard to write if you don't know what it is that you want to say, and that is the only way I can approach answering the question posed to me this afternoon. She asked it as we sat … Continue reading And then mum came right out and asked: do you even want children?

Well, he’s been in India for six days now so what have I actually done?

This, to be honest. Blogging and trying to fix my website so that it doesn't resemble the haphazardness of someone totally without direction (*cough*, myself) has taken up most of the last five days. Thankfully I seem to be getting quicker at producing content and it's made me contemplate how easily we can adopt habits. … Continue reading Well, he’s been in India for six days now so what have I actually done?