A Matter of Perspective

Dec 24th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 8 min read

Conversation with a friend yesterday turned quickly to how terrible a year 2018 has been.  For me, January began with the ‘perfect week’. I was working reasonable hours, unplugging from technology in the evenings to spend time with friends and family, and even managed to take one day off for a ‘Sunday Reads’ day. Then news of a death in my immediate family arrived and...

The Road to Recovery

Oct 22nd, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

I’ve spent the past few days flicking through the pages of my old journals. I’ve read about moments in the past two years that have brought me great joy, and moments that have brought me great sadness. I’ve relived things that had forced me into making decisions I didn’t necessarily want to make but had to. If I hadn’t, I wouldn’t be sitting here now,...

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...

Travel, Leaps of Faith and Becoming a Better Writer

Mar 12th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 7 min read

Until recently, I never thought I was the kind of person who liked to travel. For starters, I never had anyone to go with. My friends either had children or 9-to-5 jobs which meant they couldn’t pack up and go on some off-season adventure (the only types I could afford). Those who could preferred to spend a weekend on the beach, tanning, drinking and ‘being...