Loneliness Becomes Her

19 Dec 2014

(Here is a photo of me looking happy, to lull you into a false sense of security. Muahahahaha!) 
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Recently, I've learnt that there is no stronger feeling than the feeling of being alone.

How I would describe loneliness: A breathless panic that hits me when I remember how much more settled my life was this time last year. The ache in my chest at the end of a long day, when my housemates are out adventuring with their winter boyfriends,* and I once again find myself drinking tea in silence, wondering if 9:30pm is too early to call it a night. The sadness I feel when I bump into someone that hurt me and we both try - with nervous smiles - to pretend we're not avoiding each other's eyes. The concern that no-one will ever love me the way he pretended he did, or at all, again.

Gingerbread Milk: A Christmas Drink Recipe

16 Dec 2014

christmas drink recipe. gingerbread milkI use the word ‘recipe’ very loosely here, as this is probably the most basic of Christmassy drinks. But it’s delicious. And you’ll thank me for it. So…

What you will need: Monin Gingerbread syrup, whole milk, ground cinnamon, a pan, & a cup.
What you will need to do: Heat your milk, pour, add gingerbread syrup to taste, stir, sprinkle cinnamon on top, drink.

Et voilĂ ! Gingerbread milk.

Next to try? Schnocoa. More on that story as it develops…

London &...

15 Dec 2014

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“Be careful, you are not in Wonderland. I’ve heard the strange madness long growing in your soul. But you are fortunate in your ignorance, in your isolation. You who have suffered, find where love hides. Give, share, lose—lest we die, unbloomed.” - Kill Your Darlings

"When one makes a gesture, one stops breathing, one cuts the respiratory system off, the lungs and everything connected are blocked. I have often tried with my granddaughter who is twelve years old. I give her an instrument and tell her to draw me a straight line – and she bites her tongue to do it! So, I think that it’s hard-wired with human beings that when one writes one stops breathing entirely. When one goes back to the inkwell – it also gives time to take in some more oxygen for the body." - Hassan Massoudy

"You are a fine piece of china, he treated you like a paper plane." - Some (very insightful yet possibly a bit intoxicated) girl on the tube. I found this hilarious... Obviously.

Censorship & Feminism & Yes, This Is An Issue

12 Dec 2014

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This post comes from a ranty place, following a good hour of reading about people sitting on each other’s faces outside parliament, and about women basically being told to pipe the F down by a new legislation that censors many female orientated acts in pornography.

But before we begin, a short disclaimer: I don’t usually spend my Friday night reading about porn on the internet. There is a backstory. Without saying too much, I have been on a couple of dates with a very sweet guy, who appears to be the perfect gentleman. He holds doors open, he pays for my drinks, he tells me my hair smells nice ("like coconut") and that I look pretty ("I don’t know if I already said that, but I thought it last time you sat down too, it must be something about you sitting down.") On Wednesday of last week, after a month of chatting via text, we took the ultimate plunge, and became Facebook friends.

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