Behind Closed Doors

I was actually going to write and post this yesterday, but I severely overestimated my ability to be functioning after coming home from a lot of very nice Argentinian food and seeing the Basel Chamber Orchestra, so here we are. Yesterday was White Ribbon Day, a day that brings violence against women to the fore […]

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In a State of Confusion

I leaned against the back of my chair, knees curled up to my chest, a drape of black chiffon protecting it from the harsh edge of the desk. My eyes threatened to close, and I considered taking a brief nap and berated myself for not getting enough sleep all at the same time. The dull […]

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Art Imitates Life. Or perhaps Life Imitates Art?

I am a self-confessed old lady. I drink tea, get cranky at teenagers for being idiots, have an undying love for English literature, will fight anyone to the death over the virtues of physical books over eBooks, I genuinely enjoy watching test cricket, and my favourite television show of all time is The West Wing. […]

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An Episode of Catastrophic Proportions

I am a giant fan of Doctor Who. It’s taught me some great life lessons, allowed me to meet some wonderful people, and given me the inspiration to keep writing. Anyone who has talked to me about Doctor Who knows that I do not particularly like Steven Moffat. He has written some brilliant episodes, but I […]

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My Letter to (for) Peace

The lovely Tiny Owl Workshop is collating a number of Letters to Peace to sell, with the proceeds going to charity. Link to come when it’s complete and published. Here’s a beautifully written synopsis if you want to join in. The world – your life – can turn on a dime. Whenever I hear this […]

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Change.

I’ve always been a creature of habit. Logic works, it’s good. It allows me to plan, to block out times in my head for work, study, and play. I am a big fan of order. But life doesn’t work that way. It throws you around, and somehow you have to adapt. To find something new, […]

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Please, hug your kids tight.

If you’ve tuned into the news lately in Brisbane (and honestly, probably in Queensland), you would have seen that police are currently investigating the death of a little girl, Tiahleigh Palmer. It was first listed as a suspicious death near the Pimpama River, and late last night it was revealed that Tiahleigh, who had last […]

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