Books Reviews

Book Review: The Fictional Woman

August 28, 2015
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…by Tara Moss. The Fictional Woman is part-memoir, part sociological research¬†exploring the different labels or ‘fictions’ that are given to women. Moss’ main argument in her first nonfiction book is that it not natural for women to be treated unequally. She looks at the stereotypes that are associated with women and just how they originated. She questions the gross under-representation of women in parliament currently as well as the gender pay gap. She uses statistical facts to show just how…

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Out and About The great outdoors Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: Weekend in Hyams Beach

August 26, 2015
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Mr Imperfect and I celebrated one year at the start of the month. We decided to go away for the weekend down to Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay. I’ve been to Hyams Beach a few times and I love it but Mr Imperfect hasn’t. So I figured I’d show him part of the south coast — an area I find so beautiful and delightful that I wouldn’t mind moving there someday. We stayed in a cottage 50 metres from the…

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All about the mind

The Present Moment

August 24, 2015
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Most of us spend our time regretting things from the past, worrying about the future, or thinking about how things could be. I know I do. My mind is in a constant turmoil of ‘what ifs’ and ‘if onlys’. And you know what? I forget about the¬†present moment, about the here and now. When I’m driving in the mornings, I’m thinking about the day ahead and what I have in store.When I’m at work, except for the time I’m seeing…

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Reflections

On writing letters

August 22, 2015
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Back in the days before technology took over our lives, people would correspond by writing letters. I was one of those people. I loved writing and receiving handwritten letters. We didn’t call them snail mail back then. We just called them mail. After my family moved from Oman to Bombay when I was 9, I promised several friends that I would keep in touch by writing letters. In the end, there were only four or five friends who wrote often…

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A Day in the life

Brighten up with Fresh Flowers

August 21, 2015
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This post is brought to you by Fresh Flowers Some of you probably know that I have been struggling with my mental health. I do try to stay afloat and while I have just commenced therapy, I have also been doing things to help myself. Exercise is a big one. Day trips on the weekend and some date nights with Mr Imperfect have been the others. Retail therapy has also been helpful. Except, instead of clothes and shoes, I have…

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