Tag: anxiety

Small Business Saturday – The beginning

Small Business Saturday – The beginning

This time of year is hard AF for small business owners because while people are happy to spout the “support local/small businesses” that tends to be nothing more than say say when the festive season rolls around and they head directly for the big companies […]

The thing about change

The thing about change

Change is inevitable, we know this, and yet I am still not the biggest fan unless it’s planned change. Planned by myself of course. Even then I struggle to really come to terms with it. Our move has been a massive change, monumental. For the […]

loss and rejection

loss and rejection

Today was… Well, it was one of those days where I was so busy I didn’t have time to work on any of my personal projects and at the same time I actually have jack to show for it. I honestly can’t tell you what […]

so much and nothing at all

so much and nothing at all

It’s a late night post, or early morning depending on how you want to look at it but my old friend insomnia seems to have returned. You don’t have to read this one. If you give it a skip I won’t judge you as it’s […]

spontaneity vs planning

spontaneity vs planning

I like to think that I can be spontaneous and don’t need a rigid schedule but I’m just lying to myself. While I don’t write it all down and list it hour by hour like some people I do plan out my day and week […]

About last night – Catherine Alliott

About last night – Catherine Alliott

The good reads synopsis really does the summary of this book perfectly; it’s a funny, enthralling and heartwarming story of a woman who gets a second chance in life – but will she have the courage to take it Molly has moved from London to […]

Stubborn or Determined?

Stubborn or Determined?

I haven’t really been writing here much lately as you can tell despite having several things to review and books to talk about. It’s been easier for me to Instagram my thoughts and I feel a bit more validated there like people are actually seeing […]

A letter to my “woman parts”

A letter to my “woman parts”

‘Sup bitch. When I was in school I decided no kids for me and yet at 20 you were carrying a little bean that would turn into the smart mouthed brilliant soul that is my minion.  However, you didn’t very much like this bean and changed […]

silwerstroom strand

silwerstroom strand

I am not really a beach person. I am more a river in a forest sort of person mainly because the forest is pretty and green and has shade which means I can hide from the sun that my body is allergic to. I do […]

end of the month butternut pie

end of the month butternut pie

It’s mid month January and I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one raiding the sofa for a few coins. I raided the kitchen to see what I had to work with and found a lone butternut, an onion and pie crust so…  MONTH […]

damn annoying brain

damn annoying brain

Often my brain frustrates me so much. Have you even had that moment when something feels really familiar and then it triggers an old memory that you can’t fully grasp but it nags and nags and nags and you just have to figure it out? […]

black cats and voodoo dolls

black cats and voodoo dolls

It’s Friday the 13th and I know a lot of people think it’s bad luck or whatever. To me it’s another day, although I’ll admit that this morning did actually start off crappy though, my housemate had to put his 18 year old cat down […]

my dads beer bread recipe

my dads beer bread recipe

I forgot to get bread yesterday and Fysh has this thing about his toast ever since we got a toaster for xmas so he was a little miff when he realised we’re out. But I am not putting on pants just to go to the […]

craft swap anyone?

craft swap anyone?

I thoroughly enjoy the bookswaps I hosted last year but think I’m going to keep them to twice a year simply because they are so much admin and I don’t make anything for my time and effort. BUT I’ve been itching to do a local […]

A trip to the dentist

A trip to the dentist

So according to the oral hygienist this morning kids are supposed to start making trips to the dentist from the moment they have all their milk teeth. I had NO idea. I really didn’t. Did you? Well when I went to the clinic last year […]

my year in books

my year in books

Every year I set a reading goal. A number of books to try and read before the year is out. For 2013 I read 185 books according to GoodReads (actually I read more but a lot of them were re-reads and GoodReads doesn’t count those) […]

Getting ready for the new year

Getting ready for the new year

I haven’t made new years resolutions since high school, because generally resolutions aren’t stuck to. As that Phineas and Ferb episode where Doofenshmirtz finds out no one keeps resolutions points out. Big goals are also out for me because I get overly anxious that I NEED […]

I’m officially on Patreon!

I’m officially on Patreon!

So in 2017 I’ll be attempting my very first 365 project and to help make it happen I was going to do a crowd funding thing but then thought perhaps Patreon was a better idea because long term I’d also like to exhibit the pieces […]

Pretty peonies 

Pretty peonies 

I used to cut and I have many scars (most now covered with ink) marking many difficult times. I’ve had several tattooos done over the years here and there and then I met Clint. I had him help cover the scars with ink that’s meaningful to […]

Our weekend in photos – Three Fountains Estate

Our weekend in photos – Three Fountains Estate

A friendling of mine and her family headed away for the weekend and needed a house sitter and of course I jumped at the opportunity because not only did it mean a weekend away it also meant a weekend away on a farm estate and […]