A New Start

Well, where to start? I’ve had a year. A hell of a year. A year of hell. I’ve had a lot of trips to a lot of different doctors. I have lost touch with friends and reconnected with friends. I found out that you can be doing well and then the world can crash in…Read more A New Start


Stream of Consciousness

https://twitter.com/PatrickRothfuss/status/823631446061547520 Yeah, if you're reading this you probably already know how much Pat's writing means to me, how much it has helped. This is a little different. I just saw a couple of tweets he wrote about finding joy in a small moment and letting it keep you going. I have been doing really well, my…Read more Stream of Consciousness

There’s no I in ‘PIP’

I have depression. I have anxiety. (This is my particular flavour of anxiety if you're interested) I applied for Personal Independent Payment support from the government. Why? Because I'm not independent. Because I would like to be more independent. My mental health issues mean that my life is seriously affected. Due to my anxiety and…Read more There’s no I in ‘PIP’

Doris Grumbach

I have never understood why so few of my friends have read Doris Grumbach's work. She writes beautifully and with an honest clarity. She has led and amazing life and so her memoirs are just as fascinating as her fiction. I'm hoping it's just that we don't get as many US writers over here in…Read more Doris Grumbach