My Beautiful Mess : free-basing metaphoria (because it’s Christmas!)

Hello my friends! My time here in Perth is coming to an end. Yep, in three days’ time I’ll be leaving and, though I am sad in the way that I always will be, I am also not sad to be going back to Lucerne. Yes, not sad. It’s time to get back to my […]

Saturday Night Love-In!

Why hello there friend! Here I am on day TWO of the ‘Seven Day Challenge’, sounding like Lisa Curry-Kenny (she was an Australian swim star who retired to do muesli bar commercials). Already I feel like I’ve signed up for a triathlon. But I will push on and persist because that’s the kind of focused and dedicated […]

What if you had faith?

Hello lovely people! Here I am again up bright and early on day one of the challenge (I am writing this in the AM). It was a night of sleeping more restless than usual, as nights when I publish a post always are. My creativity and ego battled it out, each one struggling to gain […]

out of the dumpster and into the daylight

Everyone should have a blog! Seriously. It is so nice to be able to say ‘I feel like shit’ and get a response. The act of revealing my true feelings was liberating in itself.  It was great to just confess to my downer, rather than slapping on a coat of white paint and an exaggerated […]

adventures in wonderland : the barista, the music-maker and us!

It was a Sunday afternoon in Luzern when the epiphany rolled into the living room. I had been looking at Facebook. It was just a quick session (which is the best kind I think) – I read a few comments people had written in response to some photos I’d posted and I replied to them […]

The First Time

The First time I went to France I was eighteen and with my parents. We got dropped off by a tour bus and had three days staying on the outskirts of Paris. I remember it was Bastille Day and a man had brought a ladder to climb up and see the parade. We drank red […]

the genius and the teacher

No man is your enemy, no man is your friend. Every man is your teacher. A likely story. But not so easy to accept when we are not in tune with someone else or we just don’t see eye-to-eye or we’re not on the same page or we’re at each others throats. Know what I […]

a love letter to you

Hello people of this world!  Today my brain has been cranking away, it’s been racked and wrung for a little insider information. I’ve been looking for a quiet corner in there – some place where the words are hiding and things make sense – a place where what wants to be said is backed up […]

making love on a thursday…

Together since the world began; the madman and the lover. I found those words in the pre-pages of The Doors biography I read when I was fifteen. Those words spoke to me then. I knew what it meant to be mad and in love. This is what fifteen-year-old girls know. These words placed together so […]

la vie en rose

La vie en rose! La vie en rose, they say. But what does it all mean? Literally translated, ‘la vie en rose’ is life in pink, the equivalent to seeing the world through rose-coloured glasses or rosy hues. And as Edith Piaf sings, “When he takes me in his arms And speaks softly to me, […]