I know, I’m a little late – the first four books completed in 1984, the film (which I saw first… sorry!) is already 10 years old. But I have finally read, finished, and fallen in love with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Douglas Adams is by far one of the most quirky, unusual, and… More Book review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
Migraines. A mystery to those who don’t suffer them. A nightmare to those who do. Upsetting, debilitating, and 8 million* people in the UK experience them. For me, they are unpredictable and incredibly distressing. I have three possible known triggers – Coke (more than 1 glass), Yorkie chocolate, and ‘giant’ Parma violets – but the… More The M Word
It’s coming up to a year since I graduated, and I’ve spent the past months – fortunately, and gratefully – working full-time. To walk into a salaried job straight out of university is surprising and overwhelming, particularly when you are not someone who enjoys change or meeting new people. The first ten months I was in the… More Seeking Something More
Let me start this by saying I am an incredibly practical person. My sensible head is always on, I kill myself through rationality, and never make spontaneous decisions. Even the suggestion of having people over for dinner needs to be run by me with at least 24hours notice. But six weeks ago, I quit my… More Why I Quit.
This piece was first published – in a shortened version – as a guest post on River and Rock. With 12 years under my belt I should be a pretty good climber. But I have a problem – my head. If there’s one thing that gets in my way time after time, it’s my own… More Dealing With Your Head
“even though we know we are mortal, we live as if we are immortal” Two stories, hundreds of years apart. Leo is in South America, devastated, confused, and falling into a deep, dark hole. More than 70 years before, Moritz is struggling across Siberia drawn by a passion so deep it seems to keep… More Book review: Random Acts of Heroic Love
I’ve never really related with male lead-characters before. Possibly unsurprisingly – I’m a 22 year old woman. But Douglas Petersen, a 50-something scientist, felt remarkably close to home in David Nicholls’ Us. A devastating story of loss, hope, love, frustration, and family, Us tackles a number of my biggest fears through several of my favourite… More Book review: Us