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

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Fiction - Short Stories, Psychology & Musings

Day 18: The Letter

He raised his eyebrows, nodded and went back to his shelves. Once she was no longer in sight he pulled out his phone and dialled Kara. "She did it again. I'm done with this place." "You've said this before, Carl, you need a plan before you can leave." "I've got one." "Really... what's it this… Continue reading Day 18: The Letter

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Food & Drink, Psychology & Musings

Day 17: The Coffee Shop

The warmth embraces us as we step in from the cool winter's air. We make our way to the counter, and our eyes shift to gaze at the options. I'm not really looking; I know what I want. I try not to be seduced by the array of cakes and pastries staring at us from… Continue reading Day 17: The Coffee Shop

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Expat Life, Food & Drink, Psychology & Musings

Day 12: Indulge Your Guilty Pleasures

Guilty pleasures are one of the necessities of the human experience. They take us to our happy place; even if it's only for a fleeting moment. Life is hard; we need these moments. I have a more than a few guilty pleasures and many of them revolve around food; I'm sure I'm not the only… Continue reading Day 12: Indulge Your Guilty Pleasures

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Psychology & Musings

Day 11: Inspiration from Strong Women

Today has been a funny sort of day. This morning I was wondering what I'd write next on the blog, so I asked some friends to share what they'd like to read. Then something happened to make me rethink my approach. I opened my email and found written accounts from two important, brave and strong… Continue reading Day 11: Inspiration from Strong Women

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Parenting & Motherhood, Psychology & Musings

Day 8: The Baby and the Robot

The first time we introduced our son to 'Roomba', I thought he was going to run up my husband's trouser leg. He scrambled across the floor like a spider trying to escape a glass cupping. Since then, he hasn't exactly become fond of the little robot, but they do seem to have come to some… Continue reading Day 8: The Baby and the Robot

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Parenting & Motherhood, Psychology & Musings

Day 6: Mothering Tips From My Hairdresser

Being a mother is hard. There, I said it. There are days when I feel so much love for my son that I think my heart might spontaneously combust. Then there are days when I want to walk out of the house, get a cup of coffee and pretend it’s just me again. No child,… Continue reading Day 6: Mothering Tips From My Hairdresser

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Psychology & Musings

Day 2: Overcoming Adversity

Today someone asked me why I write and it took me back to when I first put pen to paper... When I was 20 I developed chronic fatigue syndrome. The illness meant I had to leave university, return home to live with my mum and leave my life behind. I was ill for three years.… Continue reading Day 2: Overcoming Adversity

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Psychology & Musings, Psychology & Wellbeing

30 Day Writing and Image Challenge

I've been thinking... I want to become a better writer and to do that I need to write more. As challenging as it is to find the time to write while being a stay at home mum for half of the week and a working mum for the other half, if I want to get… Continue reading 30 Day Writing and Image Challenge