writer, paddleboarder, occasional knitter

Month: May 2014

Love Refugee 7: Friends with Benefits

Love Refugee 7: Friends with Benefits

He wasn’t wearing the little old lady cowboy hat this time, but instead a flatcap of the sort that dustbin men wore in the 1950s. Whatever else I can say about Andreas, the man… wears hats. Read more at Your Living City…

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Oh Stockholm in the sunshine – you are glorious. One of the many things I love about living in Stockholm, is that you get to move to a whole new city every six months, but without all the hassle of… actually moving. Which is good, […]

Love Refugee 6: Lost in Translation?

Love Refugee 6: Lost in Translation?

You know when you’re talking to someone and they hold direct eye contact just a little bit longer than strictly necessary, and you think, hello…? I discovered this morning that my mum thought this story was real when she texted me commiserations on the coffee […]

Love Refugee 5: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship…

Love Refugee 5: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship…

“It’s not like I would giggle at his jokes and gasp at his muscles exactly, I just find that, in past situations – obviously I’m not talking about Gustaf anyway because I don’t fancy him – I can’t help but feel that I’m undermining my […]

Three O’Clock in the Morning

Three O’Clock in the Morning

We arrived at the Swedish television centre in Gothenburg around 15 minutes early: lovely. Plenty of time to catch my bearings, briefly run through our pitch one last time, maybe have even a quick cup of tea to calm nerves. I’m not normally nervous about pitching, […]

Handsome Wallace Reid, Stepped Out Full of Speed

Handsome Wallace Reid, Stepped Out Full of Speed

The handsome, clean-cut boy who went up like a skyrocket and came down like a charred stick. – Adela Rogers St Johns, 1928* Before there was Heath Ledger there was Robert Downey jr. Before Robert, James Dean. And before them all, Wallace Reid. Ridiculously handsome, […]

Accidental Stalker

Accidental Stalker

I was just a bit excited. That morning, I had received a call from the Vancouver Film School accepting me onto the Writing for Film & Television program, and so, with visions of my new life kayaking with whales and wrestling elk with my bare hands […]

Love Refugee 4: Viking Sex Gods and Female Soulmates…

Love Refugee 4: Viking Sex Gods and Female Soulmates…

After a bit I decided to throw myself on the mercy of the next Swede that came along, and just my luck it turned out to be the Most Beautiful Dude Ever to Walk the Face of the Earth (Official)… Has Ellie found her soulmate? […]

Red Days and Chocolate Cake

Red Days and Chocolate Cake

Note to self: when telling an American colleague that you had a gloriously lazy day on Thursday because it was a “red day”, first ensure she understands that “red day” is what the Swedes call bank holidays, and you’re not randomly informing her of a […]

Love Refugee 3: Potato Pot-aah-to…

Love Refugee 3: Potato Pot-aah-to…

Try telling people you’re a 35-year-old woman who changes the locks when some dude starts making noises about moving in (that was a bit awkward actually, he took it quite personally)… Read more on Your Living City… Edit 3 May – Link fixed! Apologies, technophobe […]