Bringing You To Tears One Masterpiece At A Time

Aug 20th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

When my phone pinged on Thursday morning, a photograph of me standing in front of Michelangelo’s Madonna of Bruges was the last thing I was expecting. “This made me smile,” my friend texted. “I just remembered how much you loved that day!” I did love that day. We stood outside the Church of Our Lady for a full thirty minutes in minus fifteen degrees before...

Love Is Just A Word Until Someone Gives It Meaning

Aug 13th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

This time last year, I found myself in an emotionally exhausting bought of fear. I knew there were a number of relationships in my life that were becoming toxic for me, ones that I needed to desperately purge myself of, but I was positive that if I did I would end up alone. Alone. I’ve never been the kind of person that’s scared of death,...

No-One Can Bend It Like Beckham… Except Menon. Maybe.

Aug 6th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

I was ten-years-old when Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It Like Beckham was released. It fast became one of my guilty pleasures. I didn’t think it was a masterpiece at all – the acting wasn’t great, the characters were annoying and the plot was clichéd – but Chadha had made a movie with cultural aspects I understood, recognised and, in a small way, related to. My immediate family are far from stereotypical. My Dad...

2018 [Part II]: Setting Intentions

Jul 30th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

At the beginning of the year, I had my tarot read. The reader told me that from January’s start to March’s end, my life would be filled with hope. I would begin to let go of the old and embrace the new. From April to the end of July, life would be about success and would be filled with new opportunities and inspiration. And in...