Burnt Oranges and Banana Yellows

When I close my eyes and think about my future, I see a smattering of different scenes. I get a few pangs of feeling in my tummy- like a prediction of the way I will feel in the future but it hasn’t quite been given a name yet. In one of the scenes I see…

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…

75 Days At Sea: A Soppy Sea Sayonara

So with less than 24 hours to go until I get to haul my case off the gangway and wave the ship that has been my home for the past two and a half months a hearty goodbye, I feel I should probably write some sort of conclusive, emotional farewell post. When people say to…

The Secret Ingredient In My Recipe To Achieving Success In Life

How should we measure success in our lives? When I picture a successful life I automatically picture myself laughing. That is just the image I have in my head when I picture my future self and the idea that I have achieved ‘success’.  This isn’t an image I have worked on or sculpted, and I’m…

Baby, It’s A Bookshop Barge

Today I feel I am Charlie Bucket. At the beginning of January I felt like his old decrepit grandparents sitting upright in bed and eating cabbage soup for dinner being as dull as a beige polo shirt but now I am vibrant, prosperous young Charlie with his golden ticket. Only mine doesn’t allow me an endless…

First Sign Of Madness: Talking To Your Own Reflection

How often do you have a conversation with yourself in the mirror? Like actually look into your own eyes and have a chat like they’re your pal you haven’t seen in a while, showing genuine interest and care in what they have to say. Probably never right? This is why people struggle to make decisions…