about me

I’ve always wanted to launch a personal website and I've also always pretended I didn't have the time to do it. Finally having run out of excuses, I believe it's time that I get back (or continue) to do what I've loved - which is being a writer.
I will have a lot of my existing work, primarily columns that I wrote at the newspaper where I worked, which you may or may not have read.
This is a work-in-progress and I solemnly swear to post something new at least once a week. 
Happy reading; your positive vibes and feedback are always appreciated!

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The Emperor’s new clothes

There is this one pair of trainers that has been stalking me online for the past few months. And it doesn’t matter which one of my...

It’s that kind of a week

I was off on Thursday last week and except for one meeting that I had fixed having forgotten it was my day off, I was looking forward to...

Just eat it

It seems to be that everyone is talking about January being the month to cut back on all the over-eating from last month, to go back to...

Happily ever after

I have never watched any wedding on TV, so I wasn’t paying much attention to the Royal Wedding, beyond getting caught up in all the...

All creatures great and small

Over the last week, the weather has turned into a familiar ‘fry an egg on your car bonnet’ hot that, like every other year, has taken us...

Mickey Mouse must die

Perhaps influenced by just having found my copy of Lyn Truss’ Eats, Shoots and Leaves - a hilarious book on the trials and tribulations...

Dust if you must

When Mrs Rose Milligan of Lancashire wrote a poem by this name exactly 20 years ago, I don’t think she realised how far around the world...

Are you a potato, a coffee bean or an egg?

I have no idea whether I am a potato, a coffee bean or an egg. Please note that this is relevant in the context of hot water only. I...

Got the blues for the red

Ladies’ handbags are these amazing things. Technically, I could have run off to the airport at any time earlier this month with just my...

Not enough time

It always seems like we have so much to do and so little time to do it. I’ve had this conversation with many of my friends and we seem to...

It’s that time of the year

Though I keep insisting that I am not too big on resolutions, I seem to want to revisit this slippery slope in the last week of December...

Should parents even try to be cool?

Years ago, I remember being at this new place in town that had opened up at the Crowne Plaza – Zouk. It was opening night, the place was...

Face-off

As I sat in front of the officious looking gentleman in the small dusty room in a remote corner of a large departmental store inside a...

Simplifying the complicated

What’s a new year without resolutions, right? You make them, you break them and then you make them again. I think it’s a tradition that...

C for Charlie or J for Jaaly

Sometimes, it’s the simplest things. The trees everywhere, the bare branches of some waiting for spring, glimpses of the flat, luscious...

Where is home?

It happens to all of us: Whenever you go back to the place where you grew up, the roads look narrower, the buildings look smaller, the...

Forward or...sink into oblivion?

A well-meaning person recently said that she could help me get a good following on social media on the platforms of my choice. She...

 

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