A veganuary experience from a non-vegan Continue reading Busting my own myths
As a cradle Catholic, I have always enjoyed the traditions and ritual around Advent and Lent, the frameworks designed to build anticipation for a great feast to come – the readings and prayers, special dedications and solemnities on particular days, the extra things we are asked to incorporate into our daily lives to get the most from the season. It also makes me reflect on … Continue reading Reflections during the Advent season
I was just listening to music whilst deciding what to write my (long overdue) next blog post on, and the following lyrics echoed in my head after hearing them: Hoping for the right words, waiting on the right words… (Black Butterflies etc by The Maine) As an English student and amateur writer, I have always relied on words to convey a message, explain a point … Continue reading Note to self, the right words do not (always) exist
I can be a sucker for a good quote, especially if it’s funny. In these days of Pinterest, self-help and mindset creation there is ‘inspiration’ everywhere. Sometimes the right message at an appropriate time can succeed in lifting your mood and giving you some perspective, but at others seeing those quotes makes you feel alienated and alone (Why can’t I see things like that? Why … Continue reading Live every moment like…?
I have always had role models in my life, but recently I have been made even more aware of the amazing people I have around me, stalwart men and amazon women that have been through so much and not only take life in their stride and all the challenges that go with it, but share their experiences with others, pouring out generosity and kindness, so … Continue reading Finding your strength
Tademark emoji is the green heart 💚 Likes a lot of different music but 90s cheese would feature heavily in ‘Most Played’ Has a different hot beverage every time Will probably always be a completely hopeless romantic Gets restless if too much time goes past without walking through a field Spirit animal is a very friendly, mad dog Thinks about moving to Yorkshire weekly Most … Continue reading Word person
I like to keep a record of my thoughts and experiences when I travel, but it’s usually in written form – I love journals with pictures of maps on the front, airmail-style pages and spaces to stick and slot in my tickets, receipts and even currency from the places I’ve been. This time I am writing an online blog of my visit 1) because I … Continue reading I want to be a part of it… New York, New York (and a little Boston)