Category: Life

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Book Review: The last brother by Nathacha Appanah

Synopsis: Raj is oblivious to the Second World War being fought beyond his tiny exotic island. His mother is his sole company while his father works as a prison guard, so the boy thinks...

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At last! 

In which I rave about toothbrushes because life is that exciting

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10 things that make me happy

It’s been hard to see through the fog of tiredness this week. I keep thinking about sleep, and all the administration things I have to do around my own life in the three hours...

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Book review: The Purple Violet of Oshaantu by Neshani Andreas

Synopsis: Mee Ali has good reason to be thankful; she has is happy marriage. For some in her village, marriage turns out to be a loveless entrapment. Young Kauna defies convention by making no...

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Slugs and snails and walking in fear of my sanity

It’s fair to say that the kids have broken me. Why on earth I thought two night owls would have children who went to bed early, I have no idea. None at all. They are as...

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On wearing sensible shoes to work

So today is day two in my new job, and I’m having to rethink my shoe wear. Where we lived before, for the last eight years, I was a maximum of one minute away...

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