Times of Trouble – Poetry Can Help

I have this one poem that took me three whole years to write. I started it as a note on my phone, when I was waiting, drunk and maudlin, for the last train to take me back to Didcot. For the next few years, every time I felt especially low, I’d open up the file … Continue reading Times of Trouble – Poetry Can Help

Self Care – Being Your Own Seven Year Old

A few years ago I was reading some article on dieting, as I am wont to do, when I came across the words – “An adult woman seeking to lose 1-2 pounds per week requires 1,400 calories per day, the same amount as a seven year old child…” I will not recount to you the … Continue reading Self Care – Being Your Own Seven Year Old

Blogmas Day 6 – Yoga for Period Pain

Not Christmas themed, but if you have periods this is my main advent gift to you. I actually meant to put this up a FULL YEAR AGO. Where does the time go, eh? Sorry guys. Right. Obviously, suggesting that if you're having period pains you should "do some nice yoga" is a smug and terrible … Continue reading Blogmas Day 6 – Yoga for Period Pain

Blogmas Day 2 – Winter Cycling Tips

Around this time of year, the cycle commute I normally feel so smug about starts to really bite me in the ass. Ten miles a day sounds impressive, but on a balmy summer evening, it's a real piece of piss if I'm honest with you. In winter though, all that changes, and the shortest of … Continue reading Blogmas Day 2 – Winter Cycling Tips

How to Cure Readers Block

I have, right now, three unfinished books piled up next to my bed. The last fiction book I finished, read all the way through, was in March. This happens to everyone occasionally, and it is so, so upsetting. I think readers block is so distressing because for a lot of people (ME) the idea of yourself … Continue reading How to Cure Readers Block