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The storm after the calm

Thick, like day-old coffee, my head feels fuzzy, but I know the words are in there somewhere. They float around my mind so freely and yet when I come face ...

for the love of seasons

Dusty little tangerines lie next to rosy-cheeked pomegranates, and as the moon falls deeper into the sky, the fruit man pushes his cart away and all the fruits slip and slide ...

Urbanjungleitis

As the evenings get a little darker and the mornings a little cooler, my body struggles to adjust. Leaves start to change colour and my hips begin to ache. I ...

Five Years Time

"Oh well in five years time we could be walking around the zoo with the sun shining down over me and you..." Or...you could still be living in China. You ...

Taiwan, 我想你

Yesterday I was lying in bed reading and I suddenly got a pang of nostalgia for Taiwan. As I turned the page and tried to focus my mind back onto ...

A staycation at Hui Hotel

Lately I've been craving exploration but without the stress of actually having to go anywhere. There's only so much escaping into fictitious lands I can do before I actually have ...

The Chinese Path

I knew I would never master the clicks, never fully understand the grammar no matter how hard I tried, and outside South Africa, when and where would I need to ...

To Inspire, to Breathe

The first time I walked into a yoga class, I walked straight back out. I was at Rhodes University in South Africa and I thought I'd accidentally stumbled into a ...