My Mental Health | World Mental Health Day

Today is Mental Health Day; a day to spread awareness about mental health and inform people about the issues that 1 in 4 people in the UK can experience each year. I'm raising my hand to say that I am one of those people and I'm currently dealing with anxiety and depression. I'm not going … Continue reading My Mental Health | World Mental Health Day

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Inappropriately touched by a pigeon

I wake up to a gentle tone, growing in volume and a mild chill to the air. My alarm is telling me to wake up, it's time to get ready for work. Grumbling, I slither out from under the covers, one limb at a time, trying to cling on to the warmth of the bedsheets … Continue reading Inappropriately touched by a pigeon

For now, I am

A jigsaw, tipped out on the floor, pieces scattered everywhere. A pile of leaves, strewn about by an errant wind. A watercolour painting, left out in the rain. A calm river, disturbed by a landslide. A well-worn book, knocked off a park bench and forgotten, out of sight. A bracelet snagged on a hook, beads … Continue reading For now, I am

Writing Prompt | The Wish

"Once every 24 hours, you must, without fail, make a wish, and toss a coin fairly. If you guess the toss correctly, your wish is granted. If you guess incorrectly, the results of the wish are given to the person on Earth you least want to have it." It's lunch and I'm throwing imaginary daggers … Continue reading Writing Prompt | The Wish

Writing Prompt | 4:00am

I thought to myself, I don't feel any different. Is it supposed to hurt? Is the breath supposed to catch in my throat? Am I supposed to just not be anymore? I opened my eyes and looked at the vista in front of me. I was lucky that my Time happened to coincide with the dawn, … Continue reading Writing Prompt | 4:00am

A Monastery in May – Kirkstall Abbey

I've been struggling with writer's block for about two weeks now. I know I normally upload on a Monday, but to make sure I post something, I'll share with you some pictures from last month when I went to Kirkstall Abbey. The Abbey is an old monastery in the Kirkstall area of Leeds and you can read … Continue reading A Monastery in May – Kirkstall Abbey

The “A” word

The world was spinning, heat was radiating across her chest and the pit of dread in her stomach was growing each second. She placed one hand on the dresser to steady herself as she stumbled, and held her head with the other, willing the throbbing pain to stop, stop, stop. Tears fell from her freshly … Continue reading The “A” word

An open letter to my family and friends

Hi, We haven't spoken in a while. If we had, I could just ask you how your week has been, but it's been so many weeks that that question is void. But how are you doing? What's your job now? Do you have a partner? What's their name? You don't,? Are you looking or are … Continue reading An open letter to my family and friends

Chop chop!

The back of my neck is really cold. It's not because I'm in a cold place, and I'm not on a ghost hunt being creeped out. Nope. I got my hair cut! Last Thursday I decided to bite the bullet and book an appointment. I've got Taryn Way and The Bloggers Hub to thank for the final … Continue reading Chop chop!

To chop or not to chop

I'm having a dilemma. I don't know whether to get my hair cut. There are more important things going on in the world, and my life, even, but this is still quite a big decision for me. In the summer of 2016 I cut off my lower-than-shoulder length hair to a pixie cut, and then … Continue reading To chop or not to chop