Unusual Ways to Healing: Dating

Sometimes really crappy things happen in life. Sometimes life is general can feel like the crap parts are not going to end. Sometimes things happen, and the grief of it takes much longer than the event that started it to move forward. However, sometimes what helps is to move forward and realise that you are…

Missing Stones & Changing Course

Yesterday I found two little pieces of metal in my pocket; my engagement ring and wedding ring which slotted together so neatly had come off the tie that attached them to my keys. Despite being separated there was something comforting about having them there, like a souvenir keyring of a trip I’d been on, although…

Mess: Social Media Smash

I often feel like I should’ve  been born in a different time. I’m not that fussed by technology (she writes on an online blog via laptop). I’ve only got one regularly used social media account and I don’t really know how to “brand” myself most of the time. Telling Siri, Alexa, or any other voice…

New Year: Hope Conquers Hurt

2018 was traumatic for me. I pushed myself to the brink of my mental health in sacrifice to others who didn’t seem to notice. I searched for solutions with desperation like an addict might look for drugs on a dirty floor. I cried and begged and pleaded with people and God to solve this for…

Bias Binding: The Effect of Gendered Clothing On The World

Here’s a riddle for you: One day a father and son are driving down a country road when they are involved in a dramatic and horrific car crash. The father is killed immediately and the boy is rushed to hospital unconscious. His injures are severe and so he is taken swiftly to the emergency room…

Battling Boob Anxiety

When I *finally* weened my eldest I remember the strange voices that came into my head to attack the change. It wasn’t as if she was young, we’d got to 21 months, and when your daughter starts using you as an excuse to avoid bed for a bit longer it’s probably time to stop. Even…

Side By Side Refugees: Christmas Came Early

I have been meaning to write something for a really long time, or maybe it just feels like a really long time… I don’t know. What I do know is that I am physically and mentally exhausted whilst being simultaneously elated to the point of bouncing! One of my new roles has been Project Manager…

Jon Greenaway: TheLitCritGuy

Strangely the first time I met Jon must have been through Bear, although I knew of him through friends, friends of friends, and church. Stranger still was despite sharing these circles at least in part for at least a few years, it was only really when I was moving hundreds of miles away, and most contact…

Adventures into Upcycling

Last week I was offered two cabinets, one long and one more like a bedside table, from family. Although I didn’t think our little wee house had the room for them I did think I could perhaps do something interesting with them. They were solid pieces of furniture and apparently worth a decent amount if…

Public Patreon Article: What Can I do?

I was writing something for the church website but really believe it should be spread as far and wide as possible; it is an ever-increasing list of ideas of what we can do to be greener. If you want to check it out, please do by clicking the logo below!