‘The Papoose’ – A Short Story

A Man’s habitual hibernation into the London Underground – escaping the demands of modern life.  The London Underground is my safe haven. Many people hate it; it is a mere Limbo-land necessity to get you from important A to even more important B. But for me, there is no other place that could give me…

Time is Liquid

Here’s what I’ve come to realise – Time is liquid. When you really want it to stick around, it’ll just dribble with increasing, uncontrollable speed through your fingers. Then, when you have buckets of the stuff, just oodles of Time, it’ll sit mockingly in said bucket and taunt you. This is a common realisation, I’m…

Help, Greenfly Invasion!

Dear WordPressers, I come to you for advice! I have a persistent army of greenfly (or aphids) nibbling away at my one and only rose bush. I live in a flat, have a tiny balcony, and this little rose is my only hint towards a much longed for garden. Are these green critters actually hurting…

A Moment to Savour in London

An empty London tube carriage, all to myself, in the middle of the day. I thought it was a moment to savour! It’s a rarity where I am. So, of course, I took full advantage of my personal carriage for those two stops – I swung through the carriage like a monkey, choosing the least…

Snow Finally Comes to London…

I wake up this morning in my warm duvet-cocoon in London, draw my curtains and finally, finally, we have snow! So, of course, like any snow fan, I take myself for a walk in our local park to kick around the fluffy white stuff, not caring that my toes get steadily damp and numb as the…

Sunday, the Day of… Whatever You Want. (FOOD!)

Sunday, the day of rest… or, the day in which you feel you are allowed to be tired, lazy, inactive and, quite probably, hungover. My body is very good to me; whilst my house-mates crawl out of their dark cocoons, puffy eyed and red faced, at midday, I wake up all ‘annoyingly chirpy and fresh…

I Love Newbie London Tubers…

I can’t help it, they’re fascinating, and often you can pick them out a mile off. My tube journey home yesterday evening, sandwiched between walking through the grey, sleet strewn streets of London, took me via the London tube hotspots of Victoria, Oxford Circus, Baker Street and Paddington. I usually have my nose burrowed into a book. I…

Sometimes… Just how on earth do you say No?

Here’ s a little story… Picture this, you’ve been out for two dates with a guy that you just don’t fancy. He’s the friend of a friend, and he’s told her he really fancies you… not told you though… you know from her as she can’t keep secrets. He’s lovely and kind and yes, you have…

A Charming, Heart Warming Read – Jojo Moyes’ ‘The One Plus One’

With this book, Jojo Moyes brings her readers a story about a dysfunctional family that have been given more than their fair share of challenges in life. Juggling two jobs and two children (one of which is not hers), Jess is struggling to keep positive when her life is consumed with worry and monetary difficulty;…