What the Hell is Creativity anyway?

I’ve been thinking and reading a lot about creativity lately because I’m trying to write my second novel and I’m sucking at it. HARD. From what I can tell creativity is a chemical reaction in the brain caused by the colliding of ideas (helped along with a sprinkling of pixie dust) and the outcome will […]

Human AF

At some point during the magical journey mind bonk that is life, I decided that I should’ve been born with a fully-formed idea of what it means to be a person in the world. That I should just know how to be kind to myself, how to be patient, how not to hurt people and […]

Learning to Surf is like Learning to Life

First thing’s first, taking surfing lessons for a week in Sri Lanka does not qualify me to write about the sport with any kind of authority. I know this. At most I surfed about 20 hours in total (and yes I’m playing fast and loose with the term “surfed”). By my calculation I still have […]

HOW TO KILL 2017 (with your bare hands)

(I originally wrote this as a long form Facebook post but thought I’d put it up here on the blog as well.) I was exchanging WhatsApp voice messages with my cousin yesterday and we were joking about all the New Year shit going around (since we love us some social media). The whole ‘New Year! […]

Getting out of my Comfort Zone: Bollywood Style

Raise your hand if your parents used to tell you that all those things you didn’t want to do as a kid were ‘character-building’. Everything from eating cruciferous vegetables to moving schools would supposedly assist with the construction of my personality. At the time I thought it was ludicrous & made this clear by rolling […]

I Want To Live in a Tiny House

I want to live in a tiny house.   For those not down with all things ‘tiny house’-related a tiny house generally refers to any house less than 1000 feet, although there doesn’t seem to be an official size of what can be recognised as a tiny house or apartment. Anything bigger than 1000 foot […]

(Bus) Travel Makes You Awesome

I truly believe that public transport was created to make you awesome. It might be better for the environment, a more affordable mode of getting around & assists in keeping traffic congestion down. But its main purpose is to make you a better person. Fact. I have had the privilege of catching all manner of […]

Choose Your Own Adventure

Lately I have been thinking a lot about those ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books I read when I was little. CYOA books started flying around in the 80’s. Written in the second-person, the books put the choice of how to move the story forward in the hands of the reader, and at certain points you […]

My Imaginary Finders Keepers Market Stand

When I frequent markets like the Finders Keepers Markets, which I did this past weekend, I like to imagine that I have my own quirky artisan stand. It makes it more fun that way. In the past I have sold carved wooden iPad covers, framed photographs of artfully assembled garbage & letter-pressed swear word stamps […]

Do It Like A Kid

I love watching little kids being little kids. It is one of my favourite things about frequenting the West End markets. Most Saturdays I fight my way through the crowds of hippies & yummy mummies to get my falafel and my green juice and I sit on the field with mates, watching kids eat dirt […]