Month: July 2014

A Personal Essay

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Personal

I’m not sure why I started this blog. I guess I wanted to put my writing out there, and to see if people actually enjoyed any of it. People often tell me that I’m “good at writing” but what does that mean? I suppose I’m good at writing academic style essays, and I’m quite good at grammar. But then again, so are lots of people. What I wasn’t sure about was whether I’d be any […]

My Real Time Thoughts During Savasana

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Savasana is an important part of yoga practice in which the yogi is required to lay on their back with palms facing upward and eyes closed, all the while breathing deeply and mindfully. Muscular tensions in the body should be consciously released, and thoughts and breath should be controlled and mindful; inhale, exhale, repeat. Here’s what happened in my brain for fifteen minutes of savasana during this evening’s yoga class: It’s freezing in here. I […]

How To Describe The Colour Blue To A Blind Man

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I took this photograph two weeks ago at Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen; I don’t remember breathing for those few minutes I stood on the rocks. I’ve tried so desperately to recreate this image with words, but for once, language has failed me. Tranquil, piercing, clarity, whoosh, blue, green, ripple; these words are unworthy of such subject. Not even the photograph does justice, and […]

Recent Reads: ‘I Feel Bad About My Neck’ By Nora Ephron

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This morning I had every intention to tackle my never-ending To Do List. That was, until I discovered I Feel Bad About My Neck And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman in the living room. I didn’t immediately realise who Nora Ephron is (FYI: she’s the brilliant writer and filmmaker behind Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally). Now call me stuck-up, but I will go to any number of great lengths to avoid […]

The Trials and Tribulations of Resting Bitchface

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It was recently brought to my attention that I have a permanent case of Resting Bitchface. A few days ago I was joyfully wrapping the purchase of an elderly customer at the colourful shop in which I work. This (seemingly) lovely old woman grabbed my hand, stared directly into my fearful eyes and cried with such intensity I thought she might drop dead; “Honey! Relax your face! You’re going to need some very serious Botox […]