Un-neatly Packaged News

Uncomfortable Realisations This post is an odd one for me, battling perceptions of what this blog has been about versus the reality of how it feels for me.  Also bumping up against my own uncomfortable thoughts as to why I haven’t written about a life event. I know, it’s a bit jumbled isn’t it? Perhaps […]

Izzat

In a lot of cultures, izzat (honour) is a massive concept.  Indo-Pak culture normally uses izzat as a useful emotional blackmail tool.  Don’t do this or you ruin our family name etc. It seems that we can’t escape the “honour” line even after marriage.  My friend, newly married, agreed to live in an extended family […]

Year 3

This post was written three years on from my divorce – in 2015.  It’s interesting to look back on it and there’s probably a few points I should add.  I still hadn’t openly spoken about the abuse I had gone through therefore when I write about forgiveness, I am talking here about the other events […]

Happy Blogiversary

It’s been a year!  One year ago: I nervously started this new blog, opened up to the good people of Glasgow, braced myself for some finger wagging but in the end had a jolly good time writing!  Is it pretentious to wish myself “Happy Blogiversary”?   Okay then, moving on. My hibernation through sheer burn […]