• Rose-Colored Reading Glasses

    I have discovered a hidden benefit of needing reading glasses: there are things I no longer see. First, there’s what’s in the mirror. Becoming farsighted as you age is nature’s… Read More

  • Apostrophic

    Oh the apostrophe! Minuscule yet mighty. I’ve worked in more than one job where the CEO regularly called me to check apostrophification (not a word, FYI). I’m not ashamed to… Read More

  • Wine With Everything

    Sad to see Revlon has filed for bankruptcy. My first ever lipstick purchase was Revlon. I still remember the shade, and a while ago I wrote a poem about it. … Read More

  • Proof My Brain Is Trying To Give Me An Aneurysm In My Sleep

    Last night I dreamed I was struggling to learn my lines for a Shakespearean play. I can’t identify the work as it seems I was playing Mary, mother of Jesus.… Read More

  • My Mind Is Mad

    Hey guess what! My poem, ‘My Mind is Mad’ made Under The Silver Tree poetry competition’s national shortlist. The judge said it ‘had wonderful clarity that serves so well to… Read More

  • My Pandemic Breakup

    A lot of relationships have ended during Covid. Well, the pandemic breakup curse has recently befallen me too: I have parted ways with my long-term love, BodyCombat. Many of you… Read More

  • Postcards From The Pandemic

    These were Facebooks updates I posted during the second half of 2020. So much excitement! Postcard #1 – August 3, 2020 Hi everyone. How are you guys doing? We are… Read More

  • The 12 Days of Introvert Christmas

    The 12 Days of Introvert Christmas On the 12th day of ChristmasMy true love sent to me… Twelve series streamingEleven playlists playingTen books a-readingNine ringtones mutingEight wines a-breathingSeven doors a-closingSix… Read More

  • Forever

    My poem, Forever, was an exercise in metre, end rhyme, internal rhyme, and assonance for my poetry class. I received this feedback: ‘despite some excellent lines, and great technical skill,… Read More

  • My Hope

    I used to be hard and loud with hope His MRI Their marriage Her illness My mind The pandemic Histology Climate Money I used to grasp At a spar in… Read More

About

Bonjour! I'm an introvert, minimalist, and award-winning author. I like to be honest and see the funny side. My books are: A Chic Year • How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World • How To Be Thin In A World Of Chocolate. Read more about me here. To stay in touch, follow me on Instagram or sign up for my delightful dispatches.

Bon Mots
My Store For Introverts
Louder Minds Store
How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World
How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World
A Year of Style, Simplicity, and Self-Care
A Chic Year Style Simplicity Self-Care
How To Be Thin In A World Of Chocolate [Audiobook]
How To Be Thin In A World Of Chocolate