Summer Day 3: ”Just a Girl Standing In Front Of A Boy”

I arrived home in the later hours of Sunday, started to unpack and fell asleep next to the mountain of clothes I had accumulated in my year away. Day one saw new shoes, too many errands but a happy pile of book situate their selves in the space that wasn’t being used for my unpacking. […]

My Summer Bucket List: A Seasonal Separation

I’m breaking the mold. Normally I’d bring you poetry or a story or some perhaps lightly too-subverted philosophy hidden in shoes. But today is not only Sunday but exactly a week before I get to go home for the summer!  I haven’t started packing, in fact, right now I’m sat with my elbows resting on […]

Restlessness

It’s like an itch I can’t scratch and I don’t know where it’s coming from but I can’t settle. It’s unfinished business and the ex-boyfriend popping up on Facebook to ask about my love life then regretting his mistakes. It’s the pink silk nail polish I have established I’m not fond of. It’s the floral […]

”Seduci La Mia Mente E Potrai Avere Il Mio Corpo. Trova La Mia Anima E Sarò Tua/o Per Sempre.

If you hold my hand and look at me with open eyes as I tell you about my day; my smile will tell you to kiss me when my words are through, If you kiss my cheek just as you would kiss my lips then I will bring to your face a smile from the […]

Sitting at That Desk

I remember sitting at that desk, the twilight shading the room in orange as my fingertips walked across the shadowed keys. It was there I knew love for a little while, and considered that life never would break a single one of us. As I sit at a new desk I consider how much hard […]

Don’t stop until you’re happy as a cloud!

Take three steps forwards and five back… Then a Christmas tree hits you in the face and its not a problem anymore. Alongside everything I do, I study, and half way through the beginning chapter of my shiny new city life I found out, much to my dismay, that my tutor was not going to […]

The Groves

I wandered through wispy trees blind in the darkness of the fading woods, the brambles searing my feet as I stumbled forward. For days I walked the earthy maze, the bows would break and I would find that long the sun, I’d left behind. My face I’d lost, my name I’d never known and hope […]

My Whistle-stop Italian trip. Part 1- Rome and The Monastery

I worked all summer, I worked nearly everyday and between a summer romance and my utter drive to exercise and fast; I became prepared for the adventure I was about to find. On the 30th August 2013 I got on my very first plane, all by myself and saw the clouds in all there beauty…And […]