A Contradictory Life

Found a female role model in a book and movie

You might not have had one, Phiona, but thank you for being a female role model to myself and many others. From a reading perspective, I have had the best year. I have devoured book after book and have mostly spent my … Continue reading

My first completely vegan menu for (easy!) entertaining

I hosted the first book club of the year yesterday and it was such a great day and everyone loved the food! Spending time with the girls is always the best, obviously, but the food part was especially important to me … Continue reading


I bought #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso immediately on Talya Goldberg‘s recommendation a few weeks ago and could not wait to curl up with it and read something that would motivate and inspire! I even had my pens and notebook ready so … Continue reading

eBooks creatively crafted in the spirit of Athena

I discovered a local blog called Wry Republic towards the end of 2012 and the site’s tagline;  “wit, wisdom and political water fights” was only a taste of the quirkiness that the blog offered. All the posts that I read were interesting as well … Continue reading

Plagiarising with permission

I have been trying to my write my book and movie “review” on The Wolf of Wall Street for a a while but after I read @bangersandnash‘s thoughts on the movie, I cannot come up with anything original or creative that … Continue reading


I am frustrated because people keep asking me why I am so quiet. I am frustrated because I have been moody and irritable. I am frustrated because my only desire right now is sleep. I am frustrated because I am … Continue reading

Book club: Booze > Books [[Also, first giveaway! ]]

Saturday was our last book club of the year and of course it was Christmas themed which meant it involved the best of the season: champagne, crackers, secret Santa gifts and, thanks to @Original_Iced, some cocktails! Last week a parcel from @Original_Iced arrived at … Continue reading

Igniting my desire to write

 I devoured this book. Or rather the book devoured me. It climbed into my head. The people and the places took over my soul. The characters became my dearest friends. This novel served as a palpable source of inspiration; fueling … Continue reading

Keep your head about you

If – Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If … Continue reading