Fem Feels: Thanking You & New Blog

Blogging is a huge commitment and I am proud to have written one for almost eight years. It is not simply about writing posts, you must also read other blogs and actively participate in a community. WordPress means so much to me so I wanted to thank everyone who reads my blog and send out…

V&A

It’s been a long time coming and now I introduce my kittens Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Named after one of the greatest female monarchs before our current Elizabeth, and her husband. Victoria and Albert were lovers who had a heap of children and moved the Victorian era forward by developing ideas of culture and…

Fem Feels: I do it for love …

It started with Sam Smith so I guess it ends too. I was in between worlds, the old Irish one and an Essex life I was afraid of. When I couldn’t return to Ireland I stayed in Essex bored and alone. I heard this voice. Disclosure’s Latch then Money On My Mind. He was playing…

The Pretty Coffin

For the first time in years I feel disconnected from everything. Now that I have my own pretty little box to live in I begin to feel the shutters coming down around me and I suspect living alone is going to kill me. I look around my room, it’s lovely; a dove-grey Chesterfield wingback sleigh…

Burst Balloons

I was on a platform waiting for my train home when I began to feel sad. I had been celebrating the sixth birthday of The Face Painting Shop. I’ve written about the shop over the years because it’s one of my favourite spaces and it’s a place that makes me happy but right then I…

Fire, fire, fire

I woke up ok considering. I’m completely congested and overtired but I open my laptop and start working at 7am. Around eleven I fancy a snooze so I knock back a couple of Sudafed and allow the kittens onto my bed. Someone is banging on my door. People outside are yelling. A man hits my…