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Working Hard To Look Like I’m Working

Literally 3 hours after that last post my son crashed his car into a tree. FFS, give me a break 2014, you’ve been unnecessarily crap so far, but, I am of course ‘grateful it was just the car he wrote off’ to add to that ‘reasons to be grateful’ pot. I cannot make this stuff up, and believe…

Thesis v Taylor Swift Mash Up

Honours Thesis/Taylor Swift Mash-up

Dear Thesis,           I say dear, but honestly, you are not dear to me anymore. I’m using this term of endearment out of habit more than anything.  Since we hooked up,….nine…months…3 days…and 8 hours ago, my life has been turned upside down. You’ve given me nagging doubts, low self-esteem, stopped me from hanging out with my…

One Hundred Word Story

One Hundred Days Greensleeves always seemed such a melancholy tune to play; Mr Whippy, still three streets away, was heralding a thundering of tiny feet in the house next door.  Through her bitter silence she could hear the faint hollow jangling of coin jars and a centipede of urgency that bunched up noisily on the…

A Day Of Clichés

I have the best of both worlds; the world of intellectual stimulation at Uni, and quite often (yes really) on WordPress, and the silly fun stuff I chitty chat about at home, and when I’m out and about with friends and family. Me and my children share a particular brand of silly and innateness that leaves us for…

Exactly How Far And How Much Is This “Beyond”?

A word used in a contemporary and bewildering context: I’m beyond talking about this, I’m beyond tired, This is beyond cool, It’s beyond rad, He’s beyond stupid, They are beyond busy, She’s beyond fit, I’m beyond over it, It’s beyond, beyond. So where exactly is this beyond, and how do we go any further? It makes a…