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 […]

Sticks and Stones

I’ve been writing an autobiography of my life which I was supposed to have started months ago and as per usual, I’m scrambling about last minute to get it done.  It forms part of a presentation I’m supposed to make as I start my counselling course.  I work better under pressure anyway…..well that’s what I’m […]