Today’s Reflection

I am currently attending a training course in order to work in the health sector. Today, we covered the topic ‘Abuse’. At the end of the day, we were each given a blank piece of A4 paper and 5 minutes to write down any thoughts we had about today. These were mine: Emotional. Sad. Made…

NEWTS #12: Vegetarian Week

As you can see from the title, this week I went veggie. Or more accurately, pescatarian. I normally eat meat fairly often, so this was a little bit of a change. My week’s meals went as follows: Monday I started off fairly simply. I made some tagliatelle and added some roasted tomato pesto sauce. This…

Explanation

I haven’t posted anything in about 2 weeks. It’s not that I haven’t tried – I have several draft posts going right now – I just haven’t really been feeling it. The last couple of weeks have been really ‘up and down’ and every time I sat down to write something, it never properly came out….

Q ‘Does Good’

*Flashback* Q shrieked. She was being chased by monsters. Grubby, little, giggling monsters. She ran as fast as she could (okay – it was more of a light jog) to get away from them. But alas, they got her. They grabbed her clothes and climbed on top of her until everyone amalgamated into a giant, muddy…

NEWTS #11: Inner Child

This week’s challenge is a bit of an odd one, but it’s really important to me right now. I wasn’t sure whether to actually make it a TSN or not, because it might be a bit personal, but I went for it. So this week, I am going to begin to get to know my…

Power of Three

It’s funny how things come in threes. This week, life seems to have wanted to prove to me the power of three. Here’s a couple of ways it did that: I’ve been applying to jobs constantly since graduating from university. It had been a while since I’d heard any good news from any job application and I…

Blogger Recognition Award

The Rules: Write a post to show your award. Give a brief story of how your blog started. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to them. I can’t believe I am nominated…

Egyptian Revolution

So today, I watched The Square (‘Al Midan’) by Jehane Noujaim. It’s an Egyptian-American documentary film about the civil uprisings that occurred in Cairo between 2011 and 2013. Having grown up in Egypt and having family that live there (in Cairo), means that I actually followed this closely via the news and social media while it…

Nostalgia

I am feeling very nostalgic lately. This is primarily because it’s Freshers’ Week here in Manchester (in loads of other student cities too), and it is the first time I am experiencing it as a non-student. Living near the rowdiest campus in the city does not help. For example, as I was brushing my teeth…

NEWTS #10: WWWP5k in Manchester, UK

I came across this post last week, and was instantly inspired. I was going to run a 5k as my TSN of the week. Not just any 5k though – the Worldwide WordPress 5k ! I encourage all of you to take part too in any way you’d like – check out the post to find…

unwanted visitors

You have a couple of unwanted visitors come to stay. You don’t know how long; it’s not up to you. They come and go as they please. They bring out the worst in you. They suppress the best. No more smiles, productivity or confidence. All replaced by shame, guilt and low self-esteem. They impact your…

Q Tube: Part II

She’d finally made it. It only took twice as long as she had initially planned, but she was finally here. Q took a quick second to appreciate what she’d done: trekking across a foreign, lonely city is not the easiest thing to do after all. She smiled to herself as she hoisted her backpack up a…