the silent treatment

The Silent Treatment • being ignored or being spared?

Every few days I scour the pages of seek.com looking for a job. It is a bit like looking for a date on RSVP. I…

I know what I want

I May Not Know What Every Woman Wants in Bed but I Know What I Want

I’ve been blaming my changing tastes in the bedroom on my midlife hormones, but to be honest, I’ve been this way for a long time. You…

xyz is for the end

XYZ is for The End • #atozchallenge

April is my least favourite month – the month where there are more bad things to remember than good ones. I should have known undertaking…

w is for writing

W is for Writing • #atozchallenge

For a writer, aside from blogging, I haven’t been doing much writing lately. Now that my principle procrastination tool has been taken away from me…

v is for vision

V is for Vision • #atozchallenge

I’ve often wondered if all the hours I spent reading under the blankets with a torch when I was a kid contributed to my bad…

u is for universe

U is for Universe • #atozchallenge

Although I don’t believe in the concept of God as a supernatural being with an interest in the thoughts and action of human beings, I…

t is for trauma

T is for Trauma • #atozchallenge

I read in a book once about the difference between a traumatic event and a terrible one. I’ve spent the last couple of hours trying…

s-is-for-sexuality

S is for Sexuality • #atozchallenge

I was taught at church that having sexual desires and/or attracting sexual desire was a sin. They gave it a special name — the lust of…

r-is-for-rain

R is for Rain • #atozchallenge

It’s been raining since Monday. A low pressure system off the coast has been beating down on us relentlessly, bringing with it winds gusting up…

q-is-for-querulous

Q is for Querulous • #atozchallenge

I‘m not sure if it’s age, rampant hormones, or too much time on my own, but these days I find myself becoming more and more querulous.…

the-practice-of-self-love

The Practice of Self Love • #1000speak

Art is a practice, medicine is a practice, and architecture is a practice. Photography, painting, meditation, dance, writing, and yoga is a practice. What makes these particular…

p-is-for-piano

P is for Piano • #atozchallenge

My childhood pastime of choice was ballet. I started lessons with Miss McAlpine at a studio above a Chinese Restaurant in New Plymouth when I was…

o-is-for-orgasm

O is for Orgasm • #atozchallenge

Unlike other days, it didn’t take me long to come up with a word starting with O. Orgasms are a subject near and dear to…

n-is-for-needy

N is for Needy • #atozchallenge

It was my husband’s day off and he seemed in a pleasant mood. Mid-morning — late enough for him to be awake and early enough…

m-is-for-memorial

M is for Memorial • #atozchallenge

The 15th April, 2010 was a day not much different to today. The autumn sun had slipped lower in the sky, making the day cool…