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. [...]

Day 36 – 100 Healthy Days – Keeping Momentum High

There is no doubt that it was easier for me to stay healthy whilst in Spain.  The heat, swimming pool and delicious salads made it easier for me to eat healthy and move more everyday.  It's when I'm home I seem to struggle, especially with sugar and caffeine.  I just get so tired with the [...]

Breathing Space Spa, Harpenden & ESPA Review

Walking into Breathing Space, you walk into a busy cafe selling delicious healthy juices and meals, with a buzzy reception desk and people heading to Yoga or Pilates in their studio but as you walk upstairs you are transported into a wonderful calming haven.  Large sofas with luxurious throws.  Dark, beautifully carved wooden furniture that looks [...]

Invitation to Reflexology Day!

You are invited to come and enjoy European Reflexology Day at Inner Haven Designed to let people find out more about this wonderful treatment and try the wonder that is Reflexology! To celebrate this special day in the Reflexology calendar, Inner Haven have a number of offers to get you excited about all that is [...]