Its finally the summer and my children have started their six weeks summer vacation from school which means I potentially have six weeks to start work on writing and illustrating my own book. Although my children are at home, it means I do not have to constantly clock watch and leave the house in a … Continue reading 6 Weeks of Writing and Illustration
This morning at 6:36, my friend of 11 years sent me a message asking whether I believed in God. This led to a long discussion about our beliefs and faith but also about the things that really matter; our children and happiness. Her belief in God is changing as she changes however I was saddened … Continue reading Friends, Support, and Everything That Matters,
I stare at her in fear and anger, Every inch of her I take in all, I've found her now and it begins, A decades past since leaving school. Apprehension subsides and leaves just wonder, How strange this feeling really seems, Lingering in my limbic system, Still present in my abysmal dreams, Attempting to rid … Continue reading Her
Lashing against window panes, Hungry, vicious, with no mercy, Roaring flames creeping up from hell, Sorrow lurking smoked and blury. Candle light of great intense, Contrast against a soot soaked sky, Holding hands people and debris fall, Bystanders helpless just standing by. With final breaths children scream, Hitting the highest decibel. Heaven greets … Continue reading Burning
Everything That Remains: A memoir by The Minimalists Getting rid of hundreds of books was a great achievement so much so that the idea of purchasing another physical book seemed daunting. Turning to audio books has best enabled me to enjoy several books without it disturbing the busy lifestyle that I lead. As a fulltime mother … Continue reading A U D I O B O O K S
One of the first steps that I took this year was to 'declutter' my home after discovering the Konmari Japanese method of cleaning on YouTube and then reading one of Marie Kondo's books on sparking joy. I instantly attempted to reshuffle my home and my life. Taking on the many tips and advise that she … Continue reading Minimalism VS Konmari
I pulled open this drawer in my kitchen looking for a bottle opener and I wish I hadn't. I think I may have been better off without the cider bottle being opened. I hate this drawer. I despise this drawer as it is filled with crap. I have tried to 'organise' it so many times … Continue reading Damn Kitchen Drawer – Oh, How I Dispise You
￼ Learning to live with things that add value and meaning is so important. Applying a filter allows the important things to remain and the unnecessary, to be discarded.
Today I stayed in and decided to work my way through some of The Minimalists podcasts on YouTube. I have never really listened to a podcast, although I like a good audio book, I overlooked the benefits of listening to a good discussion on a subject that I find highly interesting. To tell you the truth, I … Continue reading Minimalism Podcast on a Lazy Day
Isn't it nice to have another person to talk to, When the days are long and lonely? Isn't it nice to realise that you are not alone, That you have more in common than you first thought? Isn't is great to know that you are not alone in your daily struggle, That some … Continue reading Isn’t it Nice?