Manic Panic

23 Apr 19
Halls Aboard - Sailing Kathryn del Fuego

So it’s only a month till we depart now (23rd May departure date), and we’re into super orbit panic mode of pack/sort house, sort boat, sort kids, trying to be in two places (south coast and Cotswolds simultaneously!) What games to take, what clothes, how many books? Small problems of generator, engine, hot water system […]

23 Apr 19
Star Girl 707

My twerp upstairs neighbor decided to stomp in a circle above our heads last night. It scared the dogs so bad that they wouldn’t even bark. I think they noticed that all of us woke up and were extremely pissed off and started being quiet. Only after I slammed our door-the one that leads outside-did […]

23 Apr 19
The only way we know it..

‘Fletcher, where you at sunshine?’ I’m listening out for a reply. Nothing. I know he heard me. But still nothing. I chase the sounds of mumbling and follow it to the living room. And there he is… my 3 year old tornado filled with sunshine and sprinkled with attitude staring himself out in his own […]

23 Apr 19
When The Reverie Breaks

I recently got my hair cut for the first time in over a year. It felt glorious, and honestly, I’d forgotten how wavy my hair is. It was so long and so heavy that all the curl had pulled out due to weight. My hair is really fluffy right now. I kept putting off the […]

22 Apr 19
Bipolar Mum and the Baby 🖤

This pictures sums up my current mood as I feeling like I’m drowning in what is going on at the moment! It’s been nearly 2 weeks since I started to take my new meds and to be honest, I am not really at the point to say that they are working 100%. I know some […]

22 Apr 19
Tea Time

whether you are already a mother or planning to become one for the first time, there are some pretty basic assumptions that one can expect. It’s pretty common knowledge that becoming someone’s mother means that you are now responsible for a brand new, tiny, little human. Even before we experience the miracle of life ourselves, […]

22 Apr 19
Voices in Exile

By Gogol G. Only something is rotten in the state of Southern Lanka?   No, everything is rotten in the state of Southern Lanka.  Only a full day has passed since the Easter Day bombings in Southern Lanka, but the world is watching closely.  These bombings were dastardly, devastating, and coordinated.  But be careful to trust […]

21 Apr 19
Travels, mostly

I spent a very eventful 9 days in Sucre which started and ended in heavy thunderstorms. The last few days were particularly crazy, as the thunderstorm trapped four of us on a mountain and we ended up having to be rescued by the Bolivian army. But that story deserves its own blog post, and will […]

21 Apr 19
Thimble & Threads

Who hasn’t watched the old BBC adaptation of Jane Austin novels and not wanted to prance about in a regency ballgown? Pride and Prejudice was a regular movie in my childhood, to the point were the old VHS is almost worn out. So when my BFF,  told me last September that tickets for the Edinburgh […]

22 Apr 19
Madness Heart Press

It begins with the pudding. Calvin’s heart quickens as his stubby fingers brush against the carton at the back of the fridge – how did it get there? – but disappointment awaits. He bends as far as his immense bulk allows and retrieves the container. Only a paucity of the thick, off-white treat remains; hardly […]

21 Apr 19
jesscape.com

In November (8 months post-breakup) I thought I was cured. That is to say I thought I was over my ex and the trauma caused by living with his disease for the better part of a decade. I thought all the changes that I’d made were strongly rooted and I was ready to be released […]

21 Apr 19
BANGERS AND HASHTAG

50 My Bloody Valentine – ‘You Made Me Realise’ 49 The Rapture – ‘House Of Jealous Lovers’ 48 Sonic Youth – ‘Bull In The Heather’ 47 The Libertines – ‘Up The Bracket’ 46 Dinosaur Jr – ‘Freak Scene’ 45 The La’s – ‘There She Goes’ 44 The Stone Roses – ‘Love Spreads’ 43 Suede – […]

20 Apr 19

There’s a dance that I’ve come to recognize. One person says to another, “How did you get into programming?” Outside of interviews, I rarely hear these answers go linearly, like “I did undergrad in computer science and really fell in love with Python”. Instead, I hear cagey, stylized origin stories. “Actually I began programming as […]