Shout Out to Oz: Giving Thanks to My Lovely Australian Followers!

Dear friends, I’ve been meaning to send this short n’ sweet message for some time… Whilst I have no immediate or intimate connections in Australia (at least not in the conventional sense), over the last couple years, I’ve noticed that quite a few of my blog readers are living life on the other side of…

This is the Year: Thoughts on Turning 30

  Wrapping paper, torn to shreds; food, stuffed either in bellies or between 2 slices of bread; family, all hugged and kissed goodbye before heading back on the motorway or on an overpriced Virgin train; unpacking, arduously ploughed through; flat, reheated; Tae Bo and Pop Pilates videos, replayed; painful choreography of said fitness routines, attempted…

A Lament of Poetic Influence

Originally posted on The Chronicles of Nadia:
I will write you a poem, that tells of sun beams, moon dances and mellow skies. I will write you a poem, that shakes rustic leaves, leaving trees to face a seemingly trepidatious breeze and- I will write you a poem, that brings about a stout mood, undiscerning.…

Hyde Park Tranquility

Silvery flakes drift down, glistening highlights of bright light— born from a sugar paper moon. Cutting through the eternal-iced sky, as they descend to kiss the grass and melt; becoming tears of the soil. Tree roots are busying themselves— gathering the cries to feed the core… with sorrowful, polluted stories… And the quenched core manipulates…

Happy 6th Birthday Scribble Ink!

Happy new year family! I’m so thankful that my day job as a story consultant allows me to inspire writers, and in turn, allows for me to be inspired by the writers who attend my workshops, enrol in my online courses or book one-to-one consultations. It gives me great pleasure to celebrate Scribble Ink’s sixth…

Kim

Originally posted on The Chronicles of Nadia:
 In many respects, a persons name says a lot about who they are and is indicative of the impact they have on others. So it should come as no surprise to learn that  the name ‘Kim’ means bold, brave and golden. It’s said that people with the name…

Nan

Originally posted on The Chronicles of Nadia:
This afternoon I received a call from my Aunt. Through her tears, she asked me to get to London Hospital as fast as I could – It was Nan… By the time I got there, she was gone. I stayed with Nan and the rest of my loved…

A Letter To My Sister: The Magic In Reading

Although she is 12 years my junior, my sister is one of my heroines. Recently diagnosed with  asthma, scoliosis and turner syndrome, this young superhero continues to remain optimistic and upholds a zeal for life that some adults would find a challenge if they had her struggles. Rhyanne loves to dance, play piano and like…

Thighs vs The World

After weeks of self deprecating admin, I felt the urge to dust the cobwebs off my journal and inject a burst of creative writing back into my life. I wrote the piece below as a response to a common issue women face around the globe…particularly after the holidays. I guess one could argue that this…