Eighteen Empty Years..

"Sometimes, when one person is absent, the whole world seems depopulated" - Allphonse de Lamartine ...more

I Miss You So..

A frumpy old woman pinned me into a bridesmaid dress that was made out of what I can only describe as scratchy, crappy, cheap material. She said I looked beautiful, but we both knew I actually looked ridiculous. When the Fiance had said, “I don’t want anyone to look prettier than me!”, she wasn’t kidding, and she was going all out to make sure no one did. I felt like I’d borrowed my mum’s dressing up clothes, and I looked like I had, too. ...more

Childhood Fears

"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." Marie Curie. What were you most scared of as a child? Are you still scared of those same things now? When I was a kid, I wasn’t scared of anything. There were no monsters under my bed, there were no skeletons in the closest. ...more

Everybody's Talking About...

…Sarah Palin, and her fifteen year old daughter who’s got a proverbial bun in the oven. Let me just make it clear - I am not interested in politics, I couldn’t really give a toss who wins the election, nor could I care less about one scandal or another. But I do think that so what if Bristol (poor girl, what an awful name..) got pregnant before she got married? So freaking what? ...more

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Forgive and Forget..

After ignoring my calls for a significant amount of time, my best friend called, and said the three words I dreaded most.. “Can we talk?” And so, we talked. (Well, he bullshitted, and I listened.) ...more

A Good Word...

I can’t believe it’s September already.. This year has flown by.. If you’re celebrating the start of Ramadan today - may you have a blessed Ramadan Mubarak. If you’re not, keep this quote from the Qur’an in mind anyway.. “A good word is like a good tree whose root is firmly fixed and whose top is in the sky.” ...more

I Dream a Half Dream

Some people never cease to amaze you.. I bumped into a girl I went to school with, in the pet shop this morning. I was keen to get the polite greetings over with, and just get on with buying cat litter. She, however, wanted to have a full-on recount of the past God-know-how-many years in which we hadn’t seen each other. ...more

Before I Die..

This site contains a (strangely, horizontal..) list of polaroid pictures of real people, each with a caption that states what that person would like to do before they die. Here are some of my favourites polaroids from the site.. ...more

Before I die I want to find the secret to living a balanced life filled with motherhood, ...more