I love spring weekend mornings…long and lazy lie-ins before the sun becomes too tempting, and it’s time to get up and enjoy the bright, fresh day See all the other wonderful photos this week by pressing the lips below…Read more "Sinful Sunday: Spring…"
It’s just a spark,But it’s enough to keep me going…– Paramore, Last Hope The heat in the conference room was becoming oppressive. Flora sat at the table, desperately fighting to maintain her focus while the quiet hum of the projector combined with the sticky heat to make her eyelids heavy with sleep. A disagreement between […]Read more "Picture this…"
“We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it’s our job to invent something better.” – […]Read more "Secret identity…"
Rushing through Gare du Nord a few weeks ago and late for my train, I spot a photo booth and suddenly have an idea about how to spend the few euros that I have left over. Sadly, I can hear the announcement that my train is boarding and I have to leave. But the seed […]Read more "Sinful Sunday: Identification please…"
“There seemed little doubt that the man felt some kind of jealousy. How dare she, he seemed to be saying with each rip of a page, how dare she enjoy reading books when he couldn’t? How dare she?” – Roald Dahl, Matilda ‘When I saw your CV, I knew I couldn’t date you.’ *Takes a breath […]Read more "Smart women finish last…"
When @JadeAWaters tweeted her list of words that she loved a few weeks ago, I was surprised to see how many of them were medical or scientific words – amoeba, pancreas, prophylactic, parasite, collagenous. It reminded me how words can have different resonances depending on their context. I am a scientist of sorts so I […]Read more "Myopia…"
‘Hunger of the body is altogether different from the shallow, daily hunger of the belly.’ – Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible When I was on holiday last week, I went wine tasting in Sonoma, near the Napa Valley. Our guide was teaching us about taste and how, since taste and aroma are so complex, describing […]Read more "Sinful Sunday: Taste…"