Let’s Talk About…. Mindfulness

“Slowly… take the raisin to your mouth. Notice your arm knows where your mouth is. Place the raisin on your tongue. Don’t bite.” Shit, too late. I bit the raisin. Damn it. “Explore the sensation. Perhaps the raisin goes to one side or the other. Notice your saliva.” I’m noticing, I’m noticing. I’m so boredContinue reading “Let’s Talk About…. Mindfulness”

Let’s talk…….. DOGS

Just over a year ago, I took delivery of the most gorgeous, fluffball of fox-red Labrador cuteness. An inimitable, loveable tiny bundle of chaos and teeth called ‘Fly’. Fly eats socks….. and barfs them up again. Fly ate a pair of my big knickers…… and barfed them up. Aww…. Cute. The dog who was ‘alwaysContinue reading “Let’s talk…….. DOGS”

Let’s Talk… Gender-Based Violence

On the evening of 3rd March, Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, disappeared as she walked home from her friend’s house. On the 12th March, Wayne Couzens, a Metropolitan Police officer was charged with her kidnap and murder. Since then, social media has wound itself into an angry, grief-ridden tsunami. An evolving narrative of lifeContinue reading “Let’s Talk… Gender-Based Violence”

Let’s Talk About……. Fat Shaming

Let’s Talk About……. Fat Shaming There I am, tucking into my Lockdown-Saturday sausage butty and flicking onto Facebook to look at happy pictures of my world…… And there HE is…. Uninvited…… Leering unpleasantly….. And shouting. I’m in denial about my weight and I’m a disgusting human being. Excuse me, did I invite you onto myContinue reading “Let’s Talk About……. Fat Shaming”

Wonderful People… THANK YOU for visiting my website!

“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say” Anais Nin For those of you who were looking for Lauren Lloyd, the Scottish writer of big stories about life, death, love, sex, mental health, medicine and everything in-between… welcome. For those of youContinue reading “Wonderful People… THANK YOU for visiting my website!”