I sit here today in a thriving café. The good old whirr of the coffee machine, glass cupboards full of little bits and little posies in water on every wooden table. Meal comes out. The pink rose petals scattered across the usual avo toast suspect matches my pink herbal tea. Succumb to obligatory social media photo. “Have you tried the coffee here yet?” “No,”I say, slightly embarrassed. It appears that many people of my home town already have: I am a late goer. “You’re in for a real treat.” Usually I’d just go with it. How can I say no to that, the excitement and pride on his face is evident… and yet, I explain that I can only have half strength coffee and that sometimes coffee doesn’t agree with me. They lose interest a bit. Gosh, this breaky tastes great. I wish it would go on for a longer time. I try to prolong it – I should have requested two pieces of bread… Outside are cyclists, looking content in their flock. Admirably practical …
Reflections on my days as a uni student; walking down Memory Lane!
Silence Speaks: Lessons learnt from an enforced silent retreat; giving up my voice for a weekend while doing everyday activities.
Writer Anna Kosmanovski shares three key writing tips.
In a few hours time I may just be with loved ones watching NYE fireworks, eating pizza, enjoying the cool sweetness of ice-cream on a balmy night (or all of the above) but not right now.
Fear Of The Unknown + Writing Conferences = Too Scary Box “I’m not scared of anything except going to writing conferences!” Not all that long ago, I could have worn a badge with those words plastered on it… not that I would have wanted to.
Deadlines & Daylesford Dreaming: a travel musing featuring Autumn leaves, lavender and the beauty of a weekender
Cats. There are two traditional kinds of reactions to simply just the word. (Cats). There’s the likers and there’s the, well, um those who may not be the biggest fans in the world. We know this. For the sake of diplomacy and for the sake of those perhaps scarred by an experience with an ‘unfriendly’ or one might even say ‘antisocial’ cat, let’s also assume that there’s another camp of people who are on neither Camp Cat or Camp Un-Cat but Camp ‘Maybe Cat’.