Whale Song by Nicola Bourne

Whale Song  by Nicola Bourne

Originally published in The Stockholm Review of Literature, Issue 21 Something’s different. Approaching the beach I feel it immediately. There’s something unknown, like a song caught on a breeze that you can’t quite hear. The wind whips my hair, slapping me across my cheeks. Salt is thick in the air, it tastes as bitter as [...]

Non-Fiction November Recommendations

It's non-fiction November and I love it.  There are SO many wonderful non-fiction books, everything from creative non-fiction and memoirs to literary journalism and essays.  There is something incredible about reading something and knowing that it is a true and lived experience. These are just a few of my favourite non-fiction books that you might [...]

It’s All About Me! 11 Random Facts

A reader messaged me saying they love the blog (thank you) but felt they didn't really know anything about me. Interesting!  I had never thought anyone would want to know about me in general but there is slightly more to me than cancer and colostomy's - so here are 11 random facts about me. 1. [...]

The Joy of Reflexology

Over the years I have trained in a number of treatments but Reflexology always remains a firm favorite of mine.  As well as being the most wonderfully relaxing treatment, it is truly Holistic, which means that it treats the Mind, Body & Soul at the same time. Reflexology is an ancient Chinese therapy that works on the [...]

Easy Quick Healthy Tip 20

Create Your Own Inner Haven at Home Easy Quick Healthy Tip 20 - Declutter & Decorate My bedroom is always the last room I look after when cleaning, sorting etc…  First it's downstairs, then the kids room & by the time I have finally done all that, the kids have destroyed it all and I [...]