writer, paddleboarder, occasional knitter

Month: July 2014

From the Archives: One Nation Divided by a Common Language

From the Archives: One Nation Divided by a Common Language

We had only lived in the U.S. for a couple of weeks when, during a family visit to a furniture shop, I found myself in need of a dustbin. Having been entrusted with the care of my two youngest siblings I yanked the two of […]

Love Refugee 12: A Straightforward Date

Love Refugee 12: A Straightforward Date

“However, it turned out to be so straightforward that it was… a little dull. Mind crashingly boring, in fact. Poor guy, his heart was in the right place I think, he was just the type to drone on and on about… to be honest, I […]

The Black List and Subjectivity

The Black List and Subjectivity

Me and The Black List: a tale of arrogance and frustration, of disappointment, a reality check and a mild caution. A few weeks ago, intrigued by all the fanfare and discussion of its launch, I decided to give the Black List a whirl. The idea behind the Black List is that […]

From the Archives: 35 by 35

From the Archives: 35 by 35

An appropriate re-post on my Dad”s 60th! Happy birthday Dad!! I love the sound of 35.  It sounds so… significant.  A woman of 35.  Still on the young side. still with the majority of her life ahead of her (and given the longevity genes in my […]

From the archives: The Rockstar and the Talking Car

From the archives: The Rockstar and the Talking Car

Maine is truly enormous when you’re nursing a broken heart. For complicated reasons relating to it being really expensive to fly places not many people want to go to, I had travelled to Halifax by flying from London to Boston, renting a car and pointing […]

From the archives: Friday the 13th

From the archives: Friday the 13th

(Originally published in September 2013) My family is split down the middle.  My mum, sister and one of my brothers pack carefully for trips days in advance, print out itineraries and confirm bookings; my Dad, my other brother and I show up at the wrong […]