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A SONNET FOR BRAVE SOULS

This is a sonnet I wrote for a friend of mine who is going through a tough personal time right now. It is based on the Japanese art of Kintsugi – repairing broken pottery with gold. It is said to make the pottery stronger and that the broken pieces lined with...

REFLECTIONS ON 20 DAYS OF STORIES

You may know that I challenged myself to write 20 personal stories in four weeks. If you have no idea what I am talking about, you can find out more here to read the catalyst post and the 20 stories. I decided I wanted to write a reflection on piece on my thoughts of...

MY BROTHER

My older brother and I are very close. We don’t often speak because of our family responsibilities, our work and the fact we live three hours apart, but we’re connected through deep family love which nothing can break. Granted, there have been times when we’ve not...

THE DAY I JUMPED OUT OF A PLANE

I was more than half way through my round the world trip when the day came where I jumped out of a plane. It was St Patrick’s day and I was in a little town called Taupo in New Zealand. I know the date exactly because during my travels I kept a hand written...

THE NEAR MISSES

I want to write about my near misses in my acting career. Those times in my life that I very nearly got the part or was down to the last two or three people to choose from. Do you know how that feels? When you are on the brink of something amazing or what you feel...

THE MOMENTS WE REMEMBER

I don’t think our memories are necessarily about being good or bad. I believe it’s the emotion that is attached to them. How we make a moment feel or what we make it mean is what sticks with us. I have a memory, that by all accounts should be something that I remember...