Guest Post on A Jay In The Life

Over on A Jay In The LifeJay writes about anxiety, motivation, and the low FODMAP diet, which expands to Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols (yeah you can see why they made it an acronym) which helps sufferers of IBS.

I worked on a mini guest post earlier in the month about decision making with anxiety. You can find it on her blog over here.

See, that’s how cross-promotion works!

If you would like to guest post here just flick me an email or DM.

Life Is Strange: Suicide

Spoiler warning: This post will reveal major spoilers from Life Is Strange Episode 2: Out of Time.

Life Is Strange is an episodic adventure game in the vein of Telltale narrative adventure games like The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones. The world of Life Is Strange can best be described as Groundhog Day meets Twin Peaks, and the developer Square Enix isn’t shy about this. You can find ‘Fire Walk With Me’ graffitied on a mirror in the diner bathroom.


Hasta Liebster, baby!

A special thank you to Jay for my Liebster award nomination. That was very kind of you.

From what I gather the Liebster award promotes blogs amongst your blogging pals. It’s like a chain letter, but one that gives you that warm fuzzy feeling instead of that ‘oh god, my loved ones are all going to die if I don’t pass this onto fifty people’ feeling.

Now my answers to Jay’s questions:

1. Do you like piña coladas? And getting caught in the rain?

Cocktails? Now you’re speaking my language. This recipe is my go to:


Sister Mary Margaret

We killed a nun.

Wait! Hold on, before you call the cops. She’s… not real. We made her up.

As a project for our fortnightly writer’s group A Writer’s Plot, we self-published a book on CreateSpace centred around the passing of a nun.

Graeme kicked the project off, and Cat, our esteemed ringleader, collected stories on Sister Mary Margaret–our takes on the fictional nun. We compiled them together and made this book.

We’re not resting on our laurels either, A Writer’s Plot is already hard at work on our next creation.

Our book launch is on this Friday 22nd at Upper Hutt City Library 7-9pm.


Dear Grandma

It’s me Michael. I didn’t have the words when you passed, maybe I have them now.

Dementia is cruel. Some days you were lucid, other days you were saying things that didn’t make sense to me. But you would always have that wide smile when you saw me, and that warm laugh when you found something funny. You weren’t all gone.

But that was only a few years of your life. I want to remember the Grandmother that has been just around the corner my whole life.

The grandmother who knitted us jerseys. You made me woollen jerseys with characters I could get behind, like Mickey Mouse, Frosty the Snowman, and a retro robot. I mean what kid doesn’t like robots?