chatting, life

Childhood dreams and stripper snubs

When I was little, my first and greatest ambition was to grow up to be a mermaid. Maybe it was my deep love of splashing around in the ocean, ending up as wrinkly as everything in my t-shirt drawer. Maybe it was my deeper love of avoiding chores in favour of floating around. Or maybe… Continue reading Childhood dreams and stripper snubs

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European women I met briefly that changed my life: part one

Part One: Ooma During my illustrious career as a recorder player in the primary school orchestra, I had gone on many field trips to nursing homes to perform. As there wasn't a lot of responsibility involved (the recorder a hollow tube that makes blasting honk noises, it is hardly like I was First Violin), I… Continue reading European women I met briefly that changed my life: part one

chatting, life

An apology to people who found me through a Google search

I love WordPress. This isn’t a desperate attempt to get featured on Freshly Pressed (though seriously you guys, I’ll bribe whoever to get on that page, and I’m barely joking). ...now that I’ve squashed any chance I ever had to get Freshly Pressed by typing that sentence (though seriously you guys, I’ll delete the bit… Continue reading An apology to people who found me through a Google search

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Kate’s Vanilla Oats: for people with problems

So you've got some problems you need solved: You want a high-protein meal You’re really hungry You want comfort food. Well, read on! This recipe will solve all of your problems, and more! KATE’S VANILLA OATS: FOR PEOPLE WITH PROBLEMS Prep time: 1 minute Cooking time: 3 minutes Serves: 1 Step One Scoop some vanilla… Continue reading Kate’s Vanilla Oats: for people with problems

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Haiku reviews of public bathrooms: Great India

Welcome to a series in which I review public bathrooms in haiku form. Previous editions: Fork & Brewer |  Courtenay Place public toilets | Fringe Bar The service here's great With waiters in crisp white shirts All "yes ma’am", "no sir". Taking our orders Our waiter murmurs questions Voice low and soothing. His words float gently It’s… Continue reading Haiku reviews of public bathrooms: Great India