The cold suburban train station in the early hours of the morning; that still, damp air which settles down as dew as the first pieces of sun cut through the cloud. The people, faces which you’ve seen before, each of … Continue reading IS COMMUTING TRAVEL?
The Royal Family: opulence, regality, tradition, land and wealth. The crown jewels, acres of land, breaking news stories. The whisper of scandal, the ink of gossip columns, official press response. The Royal Family are swathed in drama, to a greater … Continue reading THE ROYAL FAMILY: LESSONS IN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Travel often leads us towards something new, but what about when it leads us to something we already know well? Some place where we dreamed and laughed and thought of the future which we are now in. These places are … Continue reading TRAVEL AND NOSTALGIA
A backpack, how do you fill it? It’s all you can take- so what do you choose? When it comes down to it, what’s important to you? What’s essential to you? The world is ending, what are you taking with … Continue reading MINIMALIST THOUGHT EXERCISES
A deep expanse of nothingness, you find yourself staring off into space. At night, in the dark, you think about things. You find yourself thinking about things until the clock ticks over, one hour, perhaps another. All the bright and … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH
The world seems louder now. The insistent rattle of the train, more jostling than it used to be. The looming threat of closeness. Some semblance of normality is on the horizon, but the streets look strange and threatening. The coffee … Continue reading GETTING BACK TO TRAVEL
What was once a sparse and shameful section of the bookstore is now littered with pages of different ways to improve our lives. Creased books, over-leafed by eager customers, cover quotes claiming ‘advice we all need to hear’. Coffee machines … Continue reading IS THE SELF-HELP INDUSTRY HARMING PEOPLE?
The grass flickers in what’s left of the spring breeze, the summer coming in waves of heat and light, permeating cold winter bones. The city streets are lively in places, the back gardens are green and full of birds. Inside, … Continue reading OUTSIDE
Things move fast. Some days, the flurry of work is all too much; other days, it’s the flurry of life which seems to speed past. Finding that balance, and keeping it in check, is something to strive for. The coffee … Continue reading HIATUS | SHORT THOUGHTS
You sit at home, a strange emptiness in your bones. Outside, the sun shines, grazing the windowpane, just far enough away that the heat can’t get in. Over the days, a feeling seems to creep in, through the brickwork of … Continue reading THE UNEMPLOYMENT CATCH