Impermanence 

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 

Christmas thoughts

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

In Defence of Smut

As some of you know, I work in the book industry. I am surrounded by the latest books on the market, often proofs before they are published. Back around January/February time, I got my hands on a white proof with a provocative black slit on the cover. The spine said simply Maestra. My boss put … More In Defence of Smut

Thinking

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

Moments

So, yes, I am in the middle of writing a blog post about Romania, and I have recently been to Rome too, so due a blog post on that, but I just wanted to tell you lovely people about a moment I just had.  As some of you will know, I work at a pretty … More Moments

Apology to Miss W

Lately I haven’t been writing much at all, and Miss W has been feeling a bit abandoned. I’ve been treating her like a lover who stops answering calls when you don’t slot conveniently into his life. I hate that I have become too busy for Miss W, so I would like to apologise to her … More Apology to Miss W