Kindness, Progression And Goal Setting

As we settle into Autumn and rapidly approach winter I can’t help but feel this year has slipped through my fingers like water. It feels like just last month that my nomadic family congregated from our foreign corners of the globe for Christmas cake and alcohol-infused games of Articulate in the cosy cottage we rented…

You Don’t Get Masterpieces From Emotionless Artists

It seems as though my anxieties are finally starting to settle, the storm of uncertainty and worthlessness has passed and the calm waves I’m so used to have restored a sense of balance. As I walked around Central London today with my headphones in and no particular destination in mind I realised that autumn had…

You’re Only Caught Up In The Traps You Set Yourself

How many people can genuinely say that they are doing exactly what it is that makes them the happiest they could be. That they don’t wake up every morning wishing they could be somewhere else doing something more fulfilling, something that gives them more of a sense of worth and belonging. Why do people find…

Never Mind, Doesn’t Matter, Maybe Next Time

Feeling like a constant failure is really exhausting. Trying to explain yourself and make excuses for the things that are going wrong, for quitting and making mistakes is seriously deflating. There are only so many times you can burn your bridges or run away and give up before people stop giving you sympathy and support…

Fire Mind

There’s something to be said about the powerful consequences of change and how we unintentionally welcome it every once in a while. But in life’s true fashion you’re never prepared for the big ones, you’re never ready for it or aware it’s coming so more often than not you’re knocked flat on your arse.  I…

Cape Town Foodie’s Rejoice: Woodstock’s Old Biscuit Mill Market 

Absolutely nothing turns me on quite like hearing the words ‘local food market’ whispered in my ear from someone who like me, rates the quality of a place by what they can shove in their mouth. It was once said (by me) that true friendship comes from the mutual agreement that eating and discussing delicious…

Seacrets: Life As A Seafarer

I have spent a considerable portion of my life with the ocean; whether that is staring at it, smelling it, swimming in it or sailing on it I have gone through life surrounded one way or another by a large body of water. When I was younger I would make sandcastles for hours, a fixed…

A Taste Of Everything

Is it greedy to live several different lives simultaneously? It’s uncommon that’s for sure. We are all asked when we are young what we want to be when we’re older and we either know the answer or we don’t, we name a profession or we shrug our shoulders and hope that everything falls into place….

A Crack In The Ice

‘For someone who is so closed, guarded by walls so thick, so unbreakable, I sure do fall in love terribly quickly. Layer upon layer of protection made from the thickest substance I can muster, yet somehow my efforts fail me and I still manage to get wounded, there is still an ache. As people, humans,…

Here’s To Always Remembering The Important Things In Life

Things are so painfully fleeting in this life; like midnight rains that soak the streets while we sleep and are gone by morning- leaving nothing but droplets on the grass and the familiar smell of damp in the air. But just like the plants needing the rain in to grow, we also need showers to…