Why Have I Kept My Blog A Secret From My Friends and Family?

Is it because of that old bugbear rejection? Is it easier to share it here because the blogosphere seems safer and I can remain as anonymous or not as I wish to be? Is it because I've planned to write about those people I know and don't want to run into trouble with them later on down the line?!

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French People Have Feelings Too!

My quest to fluent French has reached a point that I unbelievably failed to anticipate. Clap slowly and sarcastically if you wish but I have realised that French people, to whom I speak French, have feelings. It has been a game changer. Until two days ago I spoke French. I spoke French but I didn't … Continue reading French People Have Feelings Too!

I Try Some Poetry.

When I write that I haven't blogged before, I lie. I started a blog exclusively for poetry in the summer of 2017, posting initially every day and then quitting once I realised that both I didn't have it in me to create content at such a rate and because I felt inadequately prepared to maintain … Continue reading I Try Some Poetry.

If Someone Offered You The Chance To Remain In Your Twenties Eternally, Would You Take It?

Something a bit different from me today as I attempt to diversify my blog and keep people on their metaphorical toes. Or your actual toes should you find my writing that riveting. A friend of mine once reacted in disbelief when I said that I would seriously consider Botox for the inevitable forthcoming wrinkles. I'm … Continue reading If Someone Offered You The Chance To Remain In Your Twenties Eternally, Would You Take It?

(Not Sponsored) The Radio Show That Inadvertently Cures My Homesickness.

I'm listening to it right now... My first night in Barcelona in 2013 was a tough one. I'd watched my parents round a corner and disappear knowing that I wouldn't see them again for at least another four months. I had just graduated and was alone for the first time: no friends, no partner, no … Continue reading (Not Sponsored) The Radio Show That Inadvertently Cures My Homesickness.

According To WordAds I Have Earned My First $0.01 as a Blogger.

It was not the desire to make money that led me to blogging but there is no doubting the fact that once I understood that you can make money from writing into the blogosphere I immediately wanted to know how and how much. Both are questions I cannot really answer. Up until the other day … Continue reading According To WordAds I Have Earned My First $0.01 as a Blogger.

The Only Books For Sale Are About Murder, Rape or Violence.

Over the summer I went searching for a book. I had finished Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love In The Time of Cholera and was uncertain how I felt about both it and the ideas of marriage presented in it. I needed something different and time to digest the former. With each bookshop we visited I found … Continue reading The Only Books For Sale Are About Murder, Rape or Violence.