I've been deliberating over this for a while, but I finally decided that I needed to rebrand myself to offer a stronger identity to my work. A Wilderness Within served me well in the beginning. It played to my sensibilities as a writer, an introvert who viewed the writing journey as a vast, lonely wasteland … Continue reading Blurred Worlds…the new name for a Wilderness Within
I always enjoyed creative writing at primary school, but I think it was Basic Instinct that made we want to be a writer for real. (That kinda sounds like we regularly watched soft porn/ murder flicks at school. We didn't. It was only some of the time!) For anyone who hasn't seen the film, Catherine … Continue reading I think Basic Instinct made me want to be a writer…
Well, what a pleasant surprise I had tonight with the fab Mrs. H treating me to a candlelit dinner after the rugrats were safely tucked up in bed! And to top it all, I found out the wine we had been slurping was an environmentally conscious brand to boot. So well done Banrock Station, and … Continue reading Tuesday night by candlelight
Wow. So today I officially own a schookid. How'd that happen? Okay, bad choice of words, I know how it happened--you don't need to have that 'birds and bees talk' with me--I just can't believe how quickly it happened. After a few taster sessions to ease him into the swing of things, we dropped Oscar off for … Continue reading First Days of School
I found out last Thursday that I'm going to be out of a job come January. I mean, we knew some people would be leaving (we had to interview for our jobs), but I didn't think I'd be leaving. After all, this is my second stint in the job (they'd already let me go once, after work … Continue reading Hello unemployment…goodbye two-faced bitchiness!
When it comes to writing, most of the time I'm like this guy... which in the business is commonly known as procrastination!!! And then when I finally get down to it, I have so many projects on the go I'm like this when I finally fire up the computer... And after combing that dessert you call your … Continue reading My writerly life according to Spaceballs the Movie
I watched an excellent Horizon documentary on the BBC last night: Eat, Fast and Live Longer. The program tried to discover how eating habits might affect the ageing process, documenting a 101 year-old marathon runner (who has only ever eaten kiddie-size portions); the CRONie approach (calorie restriction on optimal nutrition); three-day fasting, and – more … Continue reading The Fast and the Gluttonous