Sunflowers

Published in The Sheepshead Review May 2018, this piece was originally written in response to the painting ‘Sunflowers’ by Anselm Kiefer, on display in the Guggenheim in Bilbao.  The first time they met Evelyn was holding sunflowers, and it was their wedding day. Her jangling silver bicycle brought her in crushed silk, her fist crushing … More Sunflowers

Trains in film

I love trains. Travelling by train is a gift: you can get up and wander, stretch your legs out under the table, charge your phone and laptop if you need, all while enjoying the scenery as it flits by. I would travel by train much more often if it were a sensible financial choice. Unfortunately, … More Trains in film

Millennial Etiquette

Recently I was delighted to attend a large dinner party to celebrate a holiday. The invite was for pot-luck; I drooled over the email chain as more dishes were added by other guests, and designed my own veggie-friendly garlic tart. There were probably about a dozen of us so the evening promised plenty to sink … More Millennial Etiquette

Why I Came Home

Travelling can be lonely. This is something that glossy mags, travel blogs, Workaway and Instagram forget to mention. After a year of being basically alone, and with money worries looming on the horizon, it was time to make a change. I’m so grateful I got to experience the backpacking life one more time, but I … More Why I Came Home