‘I often lay awake at night and look back at my life in wonder.
I am married, I have a family and I have changed jobs 5 times, because I wanted to. I feel like I have only moved up.
If my mother had lived to know this, she would find herself in disbelief, but proud. Continue reading “On football and the only World Cup game I have watched this year”
I can’t take it off. I have tried and I’ve tried, but it’s too late now, it is stuck to my face and there’s nothing I can do about it.
It’s not gilded, it does not shine, nor sparkle, nor wow. It is not colourful; although it does have a beige tinge which I quite like.
Continue reading “On Grete and her half of the story”
featuring The OLLIE Foundation
**Trigger warning: This story mentions suicide.**
Continue reading “On drawing a line”
featuring GIVE A GIGGLE
Helvetica and Times New Roman walk into a bar. “Get out of here!” shouts the bartender. “We don’t serve your type.”
This is my poor attempt at reproducing the amazing work of the charity I am featuring today.
Continue reading “The nectarine”
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!
You have heard me more than once speak about how important it is to spread a positive message and to read inspiring, rather than anxiety-inducing writing.
Time to put my money where my heart is, well, more like, my writing where my heart is. So here it is. Continue reading “#ACCOUNTS THAT COUNT”
Our kitchen was yellow. It was just the two of us. One chair, we shared.
He asked me to marry him. Plain and simple. ‘I think it might be a good idea.’ No ceremony to the moment. No build up. No expectation. Continue reading “On love, weddings and the colour yellow [PART 1]”
featuring EVOLVE WORK AND LEARNING
‘The first time I saw a city bus I was seventeen years old.
I had met him on messenger. People still ask me how I had the patience. I am a patient person, when I know it is worth it in the end. Task-oriented, that is what they call me.
Continue reading “On being task-oriented”
If you asked my husband the names of my Transylvanian cousins, aunts and uncles, he would struggle to give you the right answer. He would be much better able to tell you which household owned a TV, who had the first refrigerator, the first toilet, or who was the first to have electricity installed.
Continue reading “Cold coffee and walnut cake”
‘It has been over 3 months now since I last drank alcohol and the longest it has ever been since I was 21. I never want it in my life.’
Continue reading “The man who takes pictures in the sea”