What do a dangerously narrow cut skirt, high heels, and a fresh cream sponge cake have in common? All of them seemed like a good idea at 6.30 this morning. By the time I was on the bus an hour and a half later, it was clear they were not. Pencil Skirts Now I love […]
And on the eve of NaNoWriMo, and looking somewhat like a bunny in the headlights, this pretty much sums up my thoughts.
by Angelique Jurd Human beings spend so much time trying to please others. We want to please our parents, our friends, our teachers, our employers, our children, our coffee barista (my favorite barista gets flowers at Christmas time), our clients. If you’re a writer like me, you want to please your readers – the list […]
Sometimes life is funny. Okay let’s be honest – most times life is just plain weird. But from time to time, that weirdness delivers the royal kick in the arse (I’m sorry, there is no other way of saying it) you so richly deserve and need. That is precisely what happened to me today.
In damned near 50 years of performing, Bruce Springsteen has only played in New Zealand once. March, 2003. It poured with rain all day, the great man opened with BITUSA and then launched into CCR’s Who’ll Stop The Rain?
When I grow up and rule the world, I have decided Monday shall be outlawed. Monday never goes right. Never. Seriously – when was the last time you had a Monday turn out exactly as you intended it to? Last week? Go away – this post wasn’t written for you.
I’m currently reading Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. And it’s resonating big time. Part way through the first chapter I found myself thinking of something that happened a whopping 33 years ago. I was 13, a year ahead at school (so a year behind socially) with few friends. Dad died in 1978 and Mum was working […]
I’ve been asked several times to share this story and since today is July 4 and Meg’s 13th birthday I thought it would be a good time to do so. Several years ago I began practicing Nichiren Buddhism and Dennis has since joined me. Whatever faith The Offspring eventually choose to follow or not […]
I’m not really a conventional person – especially when it comes to rules. And let me tell you something: when you are neither a conventional, nor a rules, person, trying to conform to the ‘norms’ of the business world -whether in a corporate setting or a freelance one – can be a little challenging. Not […]
My name is Angel and I am a …gulp… chicken. There I said it. I am a chicken. Which, when you are 46 year old freelance writer is not really a good thing. Chickens, in nearly every story ever written, end up as the main course. And not in the mid-life ‘serve her up in […]