30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Psychology & Musings

Reflections on my 30-day Writing Challenge

In the middle of November, when I had time on my hands and a desire to be a better writer, I set myself a task of writing every day for 30 days. The task was to write a 500-word blog post, complete with a complementary image, every single day for 30 consecutive days. The Commitment… Continue reading Reflections on my 30-day Writing Challenge

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Day 28: What Makes an English Pub?

I've been resident on the East Coast of North America for almost four years, and there are still things I miss about England. The English pub is most certainly one of them. An English pub is not to be mistaken for a bar. There are significant differences between pubs and bars. In America, so far… Continue reading Day 28: What Makes an English Pub?

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Day 27: Back in London

How could I forget that in London it rains? Frequently. I packed for the cold; the weather is much like it is in NYC right now, but the rain is something I forgot to factor. The 'inclement weather', as it's typically described on London Underground, surprises me as I walk out of the house, even… Continue reading Day 27: Back in London

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Day 26: Travelling Light

New York I have always believed I am capable of travelling light. When I pack, I'm sure I've only put in the necessary items and yet, the bag always topples at the weight. We get to security and it's then I realise I've packed too much. I take off my shoes and coat, take out… Continue reading Day 26: Travelling Light

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Day 25: Baby & Mama Flying Solo

Today is the second time I've flown solo with my son. Last time he was 10 months old; now, he is just approaching 14 months. The feature picture is him playing in the airport lounge before we boarded on our last trip. Shortly after this picture was taken, I took my eyes off him for… Continue reading Day 25: Baby & Mama Flying Solo

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Day 24: England Eve

It's here! We leave for England tomorrow morning! Our bags are packed, there are only 12 days of advent calendar doors to open, and we're ready to eat mince pies until we're bursting! I think everything my son and I own is in my suitcase. Despite this fact, it's less important what's in the suitcase… Continue reading Day 24: England Eve

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Day 23: The Commute

It's 9.30 am. The bulk of the commuters have been and gone leaving me and the off peeker's to a train where seats are a'plenty.  I realise I've forgotten my phone charger and I know I need later in the day, so, to save juice, I pull out my book. I always carry a book, and… Continue reading Day 23: The Commute

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Day 22: We Can and We Shall

There are days when life is busy; when every time we tick something off the 'to do' list three more tasks magically appear. When tomorrow becomes more important than today; when we forget that every moment matters. On those days, we stop noticing. These are the days when tension rises with every thought; when stress… Continue reading Day 22: We Can and We Shall

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Day 21: Everything in Moderation

Confusion is rife The media - social, online & offline - is full of advice about what we should and shouldn't eat. Bookshops are bursting with books on the latest and greatest diets; low fat, high fat, low carb, low salt, the Mediterranean diet, the Keto diet, the Paleo diet, the Vegan diet and the… Continue reading Day 21: Everything in Moderation