I was in India for six weeks and this incredible country shook me. It taught me multiple lessons, but one of the things that has stayed with me the most so far has been the sense of impermanence in traditional Indian culture. About 10 days into the trip I headed to an ashram in Tamil … More Impermanence
A few months ago, unbeknownst to all my friends, family and workplace, the husband and I booked two one way tickets to India. We then set about packing up our life in London, gave up our flat, did some housesitting and cat sitting and handed in our notice at work to somewhat bemused bosses. We … More And… Miss W is off!
Hello readers, Miss W has been leading a frantic life recently… The details will be revealed in a few days, but in the meantime, she has some thoughts on the festive season. I was brought up in an evangelical Christian environment, so Christmas was a big deal, on account of it being Jesus’ bday and … More Christmas thoughts
A while ago, my friend Claire, who is the Publicity Manager at Icon Books, mentioned she was promoting an amazing memoir of a girl whose father had gone to prison for bank robbery. I love memoirs, and thought this sounded intriguing, so when I found a copy around the office I was delighted. This début … More Book Review – Bandit by Molly Brodak
Hello out there If you follow me on Instagram (@iam_miss_w) or Twitter (Iammiss_w) you may know that I have published my first essay with Buzzfeed. You can read it here. Now Miss W just needs to sit back and wait for it to go viral… So click away my lovelies!
I’m sure all Miss W’s readers are well-informed citizens and are up to date with what happened on the 24th of June, (oh fateful day) in the UK. If you live in a cave and have not heard what happened, please go here and inform yourself. Although I was quietly optimistic that the UK would be … More Brexit’d Out
Because Miss W is feeling lazy, and because she has to go home and tidy the house before H gets back from his business trip (argh, nearly 10 days of piled up clothes and books strewn all over the place), she is going to just post pictures of her recent trip, and leave you to … More Stockholm and Copenhagen
I started doing yoga back in 2010, when I was made redundant while I was living in Spain. I looked at the classes my local gym offered and thought, why not? I spent two months going to the gym every morning to a yoga class full of very old, but very flexible grannies! I felt … More Interview with Meriç Ekren-Yoga Teacher
You probably all know that on the 23rd of June the UK is due to vote on its membership of the European Union. In the last few weeks Miss W has been on a bit of a tour of the UK. She went camping in Sussex and then went to Hay Festival in Wales, then … More 5 (somewhat) frivolous reasons the UK should stay in the EU
One of the things I’ve been thinking about in the last few weeks is how many people’s lives can easily become monotonous and lose excitement and adventure, and one day they wake up and boom, that’s it, they’re old, and their life has passed them by, with a series of grey days each looking like … More Thinking