Danger Zone

I made possibly the tastiest-I’ve-managed-so-far fried rice this evening for supper. It’s kind of one of those dishes that I know should be easy, but there is a lot to be said for consistent practice and watching the experts. Since the start of Lockdown, I’ve watched a whole lot of Bon Appetit (particularly Gourmet Makes,Continue reading “Danger Zone”

Wedding Dress

It’s been almost a year since I married my hero – on our way to our first anniversary, in mid-July. It’s been kind of surreal to see how much stuff has happened in the past year, from our marriage, to leaving my first ever grown-up job to move overseas to a city we had neverContinue reading “Wedding Dress”

Fight Song/Amazing Grace

It’s a Sundayish sort of feeling, sitting on the couch in the lounge and watching the last rays of sun creeping over the edge of the cloud as the sun sets. Thinking about the weekend that has passed, and the week that lies ahead. One of my favourite mash-ups of all time, by one ofContinue reading “Fight Song/Amazing Grace”

I just haven’t met you yet

This upbeat Michael Buble song is lots of fun, and full of hope. I love the fact that it goes through the great positives of finding your human, projecting into the future. I’ve had the great fortune to find mine. Alex is kind, determined, stubborn. Very caring. Will love you by serving you, especially inContinue reading “I just haven’t met you yet”

More than a Feeling

Blog two of the lightening blog round. Here goes nothing! It’s been really weird to get used to life in the UK over the past few months. We arrived after an unseasonably cool spring in Cape Town, which we were pretty thankful for, because it meant that we weren’t going from hot summer to freezingContinue reading “More than a Feeling”

Eye of the Tiger

Dun… dun dun dun… dun dun dun… dun dun daaaaaa! I thought of a cool way of getting more in the practice of blogging more often, without making it a big and scary thing, while keeping it short and incredibly snappy. I can definitely find three minutes to write and three minutes to edit everyContinue reading “Eye of the Tiger”

Picnicking in the park

Today, we did something I’ve been longing to do since I found the park just down the road from us. Go for a picnic in the park. Initially, we didn’t because it was, well, January in Manchester, which featured some sleet, some frost, some rain and some other inclement weather. Then, we didn’t do itContinue reading “Picnicking in the park”

Success! I guess…?

I’ve been thinking about the meaning of success a lot, having just had another birthday – certainly a different one to what I was expecting as my first birthday in the UK. I have also been thinking about success because I have recently undertaken some personal agility coaching from the wonderful Jenna Hills. In Jenna’sContinue reading “Success! I guess…?”

Writing for my audience

Hey Mom, thanks for reading my blog. The blog prompt from the long-overdue 14 days of creating your wordpress blog was to write a piece for your audience. Now, I know the point was supposed to be ‘write something that your audience wants to read’, but I’m kind of grabbing the prompt and going aContinue reading “Writing for my audience”

On habits and being brave

So. I’ve done the thing and started a blog. There’s a lot to be said about blogging techniques, writing practices, crafting the perfect piece of copy for a readership you know a lot about… (I know at least a bit about that sort of thing; I did work in marketing for a little while). ThisContinue reading “On habits and being brave”