Not only was it the start of a new decade, but I would be entering it in entirely alien circumstances. While a year ago I would have imagined a good old family ‘do’, a large gathering, a night out with friends, a fancy meal, or a city break abroad, I would instead be spending the day mostly on my own, in the confines of my one-bedroom flat, as many others will have experienced this year.
What an absolute whirlwind February was! My 2020 mantra of 'Less Is More' has been well and truly left in the dust.
Yes, they're back. After a couple of months off, I'm kicking off this year's batch of Monthly Muses posts, and there's a fair bit to catch up on!
I am posting this the morning after the 2019 General Election. For many, now is not a very celebratory time; however, here's a poem I wrote about exactly that. Celebration.
It's a little late, but nevertheless, here are a few of my favourite things from July. Get ready to do plenty of reading!
I've been to a fair few weddings this year, and invitations are already rolling in for 2020; so here's a short, simple and sweet poem inspired by those who are Just Married.
Yes, I know it's hard to believe I'm posting something that isn't a theatre review or a poem (#onbrand) but the time has come once again to share a few of my favourite things from the last month of my life.
Let's have a look at what kept me going during the long, dark nights of January.
This time of year brings out some intense feelings, and it's important for me to remind myself of the good, and focus less on the bad; to celebrate the haves, and ignore the have-nots.
November is always my favourite month. Autumn has fully kicked in; we try to cope with the darkening nights by saying it's 'cosy', and it's my birthday month, which always nudges it to the top of any list