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The Double Chapter: Hospital Visits & NYE

April 24, 2017


Hospital visits. In December my Mum got sick. It worsened towards New Year, and I sprung a surprise visit on her in hospital, which in turn surprised me. Her ward was full with 4 very sick ladies who were in advanced stages of liver disease. One died whilst she was in that ward. Two others […]

Chapter 4. Friendships & Acquaintances

April 22, 2017


Friendship & Acquaintances. Friends come and go, some people come in and out of your life, and some stick around forever. Either way, when the people who matter to you drop off the radar or treat you in a way that suggests that they don’t hold that friendship as dear as you might, then it […]

Chapter 3. My first University lecture.

April 21, 2017


My first University lecture. In the same week as Death and Micro Romance, I delivered my first student lectures at a university in London. It was exhilarating, I enjoyed the classroom setting, I was nervous as hell, grieving but trying not to, anxious and well, a bit down and tired. I was having a stressful […]

Chapter 2: A Micro Romance

April 20, 2017


A Micro Romance. We’d shared a first kiss in his car a few nights before my birthday. Ah-ha! So this ‘love-at-first-sight’ thing still exists, I thought. He was cute and funny, and it was more than lust as we bonded about being in the same place our lives. He got my angst, shared my quest […]

Buckle in for a ride through the previous 6 months of my life

April 19, 2017


I’ve not written on here in 5 months. Truth be told, i’ve not been able to write. You ever slip into a black hole, grateful to breathe? This hasn’t been depression in the classic sense. Let’s imagine a shallower, shadier breeze that lurks in the shadows. But sure, you can feel a gust from time to time. But you […]

The link between loneliness and writing

May 24, 2015


There’s something intoxicating about the thought of being in a man’s arms, nestled in the cracks and crevices. Cocoon-like. In the womb. Being busy is great, it means thoughts are fleeting. Often temporary. Or less overwhelming. I dunno. But then when you get caught resting in your own spare room whilst you have Airbnb guests […]

Airport transit thoughts

August 21, 2014


It’s crazy the thoughts that pass through your head when you’re in transit. It’s just gone midnight, and I’m in Dubai. Never quite stepped foot in the sand, but this will be my 3rd or 4th time at this airport. 2nd time in the last few months. One minute I was there – in Nairobi, […]