Month: August 2014


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This is a piece of free-writing I did a little while ago. Spark word: bell. Time: 10 minutes. “So,” the cloaked figure whispered, “this is where they found her. Bloodless and naked, except for a necktie around her-” “Dong!” “-around her neck,” continued the cloaked figure, irritably. “No one knows-” “Dong! Dong-dong!” “-why she was placed here…” He looked pleadingly up to heaven as there was more violent donging. “Oh, for pity’s sake!” he snapped. […]


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all about me / ocd

By the way, I have been featured as a guest blogger on Find me here: My dad gave me a lift to work. “I’m sorry,” I said, as I closed the door. “What for?” asked dad, doing driverly things. “I’m not sure. Being a bit late? Making you go ever so slightly out of your way? I don’t know, but I’m sorry.” “That’s all right,” said dad as he drove along. Silence. “I’m […]

And the Nominees Are…

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Well, I have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award. Thank you very much, Shania of – I’m very flattered. I must confess, I had never actually heard of the Liebster Award, but having looked it up, it all seems jolly exciting. There are some complex rules regarding nominations, so here goes nothing: 1. You thank the nominator. In my case, that’s the lovely Shania. Thank you, Shania, and if you missed it first […]

And So To The Blogosphere

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Now that people actually read my blog (or so I’d like to think), I’d like to make a few points. First of all, thank you for your overwhelming support re: My Last Post. I’ve had over 1,500 people from all over the world read it, and I’ve people tweeting me to say thank you, or how informative it is, or similar. So that makes me glad. I look a little bit like this 😀 The […]

Seriously Disordered Thinking

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all about me / mental health / ocd

Warning: long.   It was Thursday and I was meeting a friend for lunch. Like me, she is partial to mugs and notebooks, so we skipped into Tottenham Court Road Paperchase. Lovely! Mugs, notebooks, ribbons, pom-poms – everything a girl could want! We looked at pretty things, we looked at useless things. We looked at pretty useless things. Then we looked at this: We both have OCD. Normally, I can make a joke about it. […]


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all about me / jetsetting lifestyle yah

Ciao a tutti! Come stai? As you can probably tell, I have come back from another one of my exciting jaunts to climates foreign, this time: Sardegna, Italia! In other words, I have been to Sardine Isle, aka Sardinia. Interestingly, Sardinia is not actually named after the fish. And I ate no sardine out there. Tru fakt. What I did do in Sardinia was drink plenty of the local vino. I (accidentally) went on a […]