Moving Day!

Moving Day!

I know it hasn’t been long since the month of hiatuses (and believe me, I feel really bad about the sheer number of them), but it’s time again for me to poof. We’re finally moving in to our new house. After more than a year, we get to have all our stuff back. Moving house …

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The Sleepless Season

The Sleepless Season

The main trouble with insomnia is that it perpetuates itself. The longer it goes on, the more desperately you crave a good night’s sleep. The more you find yourself thinking if I could just get one good night’s sleep, all my problems would go away. Unfortunately, that encourages the insomnia to continue rather than driving …

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Writers are not the Villains

Writers are not the Villains

Every now and then a post creeps across my tumblr dash in which readers express a desire to ‘steal’ their favourite novel characters from their respective author in order to ‘shield’ them. These posts usually involve keeping the writer at bay until they ‘learn how to properly take care of’ said characters. Subsequent replies discuss …

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Positive Inner Voice

Positive Inner Voice

After a recent bout of Insomnia, my eyes are open to a lot of unhealthy practices in my life. Most are stress related, but stress can be generated by our thoughts and attitudes. A small problem can easily become a large one, a string of ill luck can easily turn into a bad day, and …

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The Streets of London – Part 1

The Streets of London – Part 1

A city of some 8 million people, London is one of the most visited cities by international travellers. It traces its roots back to Roman times, and the central city of London still largely maintains its medieval boundaries. My husband and I spent our first two days in England in London, at a university dorm …

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A Life Resumed

A Life Resumed

A year ago we packed our life into storage and flew across the ocean for an amazing adventure. It wasn’t easy, selling our first house on short notice, leaving behind everything we spent a decade building, but we did it because we’ve always believed in following our dreams. I never imagined marrying a teacher would …

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Summer Vacation!

Summer Vacation!

English schools run quite a bit later than we’re used to. Here we are at the end of July and we’ve finally reached hubby’s first full week of summer vacation! (Canadian Schools finished back in June!) They get lots of little breaks throughout the year instead (which was strange for us, but also convenient). So …

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Nothing to Hide

Nothing to Hide

So many videos go viral these days, I rarely pay attention. While scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed this one caught my eye. It’s a makeup advertisement (and a few years old it seems). The company asked the most tattooed man in the world – every inch of his body is covered in ink, including his …

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100 Words of Work

100 Words of Work

As I’ve said many a time, I prefer goals to resolutions when the new year rolls around. This year, in an attempt to improve and focus my writing, I undertook the 100 Words of Work project. Writing as a profession involves a lot more than just putting words on a page and I chose the …

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