A brief and honest post about my mental health, and the little ways my windowsill is helping to nurture it.
A student dabbles in windowsill growing and the delights of Winchester.
Jenny Green Teeth
For one of my first university assignments, I had to write two short stories. They had to contemporise some element of myth, setting it in the now. I chose to write about a lesser known myth called Jenny Greenteeth, which is thought to originate from Midlands. I also wrote about the much better known, Merlin.… Continue reading Jenny Green Teeth
A nice bit of pathetic fallacy to kick start the gloomiest day of the year in Portsmouth. Très bleak. To top it all I've awoken with a stinker of a cold. But, we mustn't dwell! To combat this miserable Monday, I'm going to use a technique from wonderful blogger Katie Brennan and hashtag some happiness through… Continue reading Blue Monday
Today I was gripped, as I often am, by the urge to go and see something. Since I began to read Keri Smith's The Wander Society, I seek more than ever the fresh outdoors. One big benefit of going to university in your own city is knowing the ropes already. I know where the views are… Continue reading Sunsetting Southsea.
The Art of Doing Nothing
The Next Big Adventure. (I’m going to Uni!)
Well, In answer to all those 'So what now?' questions that start creeping in after having been home a certain amount of time… I have come to a spontaneous conclusion... I'm going to University!! Don't get me wrong I've pondered it heaps and weighed many a pro and con. And after much ado I've decided… Continue reading The Next Big Adventure. (I’m going to Uni!)
One place I'd heard was an absolute MUST in Ubud, was the Sacred Monkey Forest. So on my third day in Bali's funky capital of art and culture, I ventured down windy Monkey Forest road to see what it held in store. On arriving, dodging the many bikes and cars squeezing through this bit of… Continue reading Monkey Madness.
Arriving in Bali. Having just finished five months of backpacking around Australia (which you will get to read about all in good time), I was more than ready for a 30 day stay on Bali and Gili Gede. I'd booked the majority of my accommodation before I even left the UK, wanderlust and excitement totally… Continue reading Bali Beginning
A Griffith Sunday
Today began with a very sleepy start encouraged by a few Jim Beams last night and the fact my cleaning work today had been cancelled! However on my way back from the bathroom this morning I was asked if I wanted a few hours work and so ended up packing oranges on a farm just… Continue reading A Griffith Sunday