Stay

One of the reasons I started Audrey was to explore my love of words and practice writing. I wrote about one of my favourite words: somehow. But now I'm thinking of another, equally poignant one - stay. Stay makes me think of things that have become reliable thanks to their familiarity. There's a sense of security… Continue reading Stay

Loves of September

I suggested it, you wanted it and now you're gonna get it! Except for the people who didn't vote on my online poll and are in no way responsible for Audrey's new 'monthly faves' feature... and will also have no idea what I'm talking about. Anyways, here's my loves of September:   TV Show: 'Babylon Berlin' I can't remember how I came across… Continue reading Loves of September

Some thoughts about forgiveness

I'm currently reading a wonderful book called Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting by Lynn Grabhorn. Today I read her thoughts on forgiveness... I'm going to digress here slightly to share that I've been encouraged to write lighter blog posts. Less deep, less complex, less intense. Essentially, less me. But I honestly believe that the… Continue reading Some thoughts about forgiveness

‘Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning.’

I love the line, 'Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning', in Peter Pan. But maybe the question isn't 'Where's my North Star?' but, 'Will I follow it?'. I've been reading The Chimp Paradox by Professor Steve Peters. It's an amazing book and I genuinely believe it will be incredibly helpful - if not… Continue reading ‘Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning.’

Why I write

Words are magical. Here's why I write mine down. This morning someone asked me why I write. I hesitated, considering my answer. "To express the things I don't know how to communicate in any other way." I responded. "Yeah," came the reply, "But why do you have to publish them? Why don't you keep it… Continue reading Why I write

Dwelling in Darkness

The response to last week's blog post has encouraged me to write a post I've always wanted to write. It's about a true love of mine - darkness. Last week someone noted how things can't always be rainbows and butterflies. Not only is this true, but it's wonderful. Life is confusing, arduous, painful... but this… Continue reading Dwelling in Darkness

Silence

I've written about words. Now, I'm thinking about something I love just as much: its polar opposite - silence. If you know me, you know I love words. I love the way they can be channelled into a stream of meaning and expression. But words, whether constructed into eloquent sentences or jumbled into awkward utterances… Continue reading Silence

The Element of Fire

So we've arrived at the last of my Elements series. I've had fun writing them; hopefully you've enjoyed reading them. I've saved the most intimidating for last: Fire. Fierce and ferocious. Consuming, burning, unforgiving... To me, fire is that energy you feel when something matters. That fire that seems to ignite in your soul when… Continue reading The Element of Fire

The Element Of Air

Is anyone else as fascinated by the four elements as I am? The way that human characteristics can mirror certain aspects of them? The way that we can be inspired by them? I've arrived at the element I find most inspiring: Air. It's funny, but I noticed that my post about Earth seems quite grounded. In… Continue reading The Element Of Air