I was in my early twenties when I travelled around the USA. I remember walking into a Backpackers in New Mexico, the Abominable Snowmansion, and falling in immediate passionate and impulsive love with the hippie manager. I landed up staying there for about six months, … Continue reading Terra Khaya, Hogsback
It’s okay sweetie, everything’s gonna be fine I know it’s dark but you cannot sneak onto my bed Fine, I’ll put a flashlight on your pillow. Yes, next to your biscuit. Maybe we’ll find biscuits that glow in the dark. And yes, you may share … Continue reading How to talk to your dog about load shedding
I recently had a fling with someone. Actually, it never got to the fling stage. I over thought it, over analysed it, over freaked out about it, and then realised it just wasn’t a good idea to have it. It’s called being sensible. I think … Continue reading Over it
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I left a book in an airport trolley a few days ago and as soon as I realised, felt totally devastated. I had about sixty pages to go, it was a wonderful book and I was completely and utterly engrossed. I immediately put out … Continue reading Meg Wolitzer wouldn’t mind
It’s been a while since I wrote and I do want to write again but am somehow struggling. So I thought I would write a list because lists are easy and maybe this list will get me going.
And I thought I could write a list about the things I love, like travelling then coming back home again. Walking and talking in the park. Walking and not talking at all. Champagne. Group chats that are about champagne. Flirtations. My new sexy slip that I bought and it cost me a fortune and I hope I get to wear it with somebody, soon. Or at least, take it off for somebody, soon. Leftover cake. The sun. Poetry.
And the thing with writing is that it takes discipline. I often mess around and I write bits and pieces and I have a million notebooks and I start something and I stop and I get distracted or I think I cannot do it and I have a chapter here and two chapters there and there is no cohesion and I go back to writing lists of all the things I love.
Caramel Crunch Ice Cream.
My dog who is on anti depressants.
My other dog who is not.
A really good book.
Sunrises and sunsets.
Yoga, and that I can finally do the perfect Tree Pose.
And I wrote this quickly but I just bolded all the bits about writing because that is what this is all about really. Writing. And how much I love it. And miss it.
Tomorrow I start. Seriously. Properly. Cohesively. With an outline.
Even if it is just writing about lists.