These boots were made for walking…

...and the novel writing challenge is well under way. I am aiming for about 500-1000 words every day until I reach the goal of 50,000 words. Today I wrote 514 words for a first chapter! I have joined a writing group at work to help encourage me to write. I have thought about writing a … Continue reading These boots were made for walking…


If I rest, if I think inward, I go mad – Sylvia Plath

After a lifetime of living with depression, it was not depression that almost killed me, but paranoia. Over the course of about a year of working on time-consuming experiments with the ever-present threat of the end of my research contract and work-sponsored UK visa, I became more and more convinced that I was being secretly filmed in the … Continue reading If I rest, if I think inward, I go mad – Sylvia Plath

Working time regulations

I was going to post every week on a Sunday morning, but I could not sleep this morning (I am slowly reducing my antidepression medication which means I have a lot more energy in the mornings, perhaps too much energy) and so I have written a post based on a meeting I had yesterday. I started a … Continue reading Working time regulations