The Sunshine Blogger Award

I have been nominated by the wonderful Shanyu at Sui Generis for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Shanyu writes fantastic poetry rich in symbolism, and also blogs about food. A recommended read for all foodies and poetry lovers! The Rules Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others... Continue Reading →

Postcards from Slovenia #10: Vintgar Gorge

Today I bring you another of Slovenia's natural wonders: the Vintgar Gorge. Located just 4km from the town of Bled, it is a deservedly popular tourist destination. The dazzlingly clear turquoise waters of this natural masterpiece make Vintgar Gorge well worth the visit, if you don't mind some easy hiking (2-3 hours in total). Introduction... Continue Reading →

Poem: Feeding the Ducks at Bohinj

All day long, rain:Falling from the low cloud,Falling foul of my low mood,Falling.Visibility down to ten percent:Light aircraft grounded for today And far awaySomewhere in a far-off land I'd left behindSunshine. Rain like my tearsWhich I refused to let fall:Let the sky fall tears for me,Fall like an edgeless swordCourting despair.Where had the sun gone?When... Continue Reading →

The Sting in the Scorpion’s Tail

Look out of your windowAnd what do you see?The sting in the Scorpion’s tail;And does it remind you of when you had me?Say, does it remind you at all?Love sparkled like starlightAt midnightEruptedIn showers of passionAnd ended in flameAnd now it’s all over my love can’t you seeThere’s a sting in the Scorpion’s tail? Whenever... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: Elegy by Laura Schmidt

Today, I am very excited to bring you a guest post by Laura Schmidt, who writes at Voyage of the Mind. Head over to her website for more beautifully penned stories, as well as poetry, history and more. As Laura explains in her Bio, Voyage of the Mind is 'a place where adventurous souls and... Continue Reading →

Going Viral: A Diary

I went viral this weekend. Not in the oft-sought-after Twitter sense, but in the not-feeling-very-well sense. Given the current climate, I thought I might be coming down with Covid-19. Thankfully, I'm feeling better now. But the diarist in me had to record the experience, despite how bad I felt. Here's the result: 19/06/20 Woke up... Continue Reading →

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