• RJH commented on the post, bronze 6 years, 6 months ago

    I was supposed to resemble a goddess.. glistening and glorious with a majesty, grace and beauty no one could deny.. my tresses were curled in a tangle of desire around my dewy golden face. I glided into the room. The party seemed to pause … then I heard my husband’s booming voice “Christ love, you look like an oompa loompa, how much of that…[Read more]

  • RJH commented on the post, destined 6 years, 7 months ago

    Today is destined to roll out in exactly the way it will. I will keep focussed, I will keep positive, I will motivate and encourage all those who I encounter. I am determined that this day will be smooth and wonderful for all of those I encounter.

  • RJH commented on the post, bricks 6 years, 7 months ago

    They had started to crumble. the mortar was weak. the edges were chipping, cracking, busting apart until soon the very foundations would be destroyed. a lazy comment, a rebuff, a rebuke … this was kryptonite to the health of US.

  • RJH commented on the post, sweat 7 years, 7 months ago

    I’m a big sweater.. i don’t understand it when women at the gym find it offensive and don’t put in enough effort with their cardio so they don’t even ‘glow’. I find it life affirming.
    I love it…sweat away, I say.

  • RJH commented on the post, dinosaur 8 years, 5 months ago

    He was a dinosaur in the boardroom. The young executives hid their grimaces and eye rolling behind the lids of their lap tops. George had to go – how could he be the head of For Shizzle?

  • RJH commented on the post, deadbolt 8 years, 5 months ago

    I thought it was secured. Locked with a heavy latch. Inpenetrable. Unopenable. Unreachable. You had your methods, your manner, your madness. With one tiny click of recognition, the deadbolt to my heart was undone.

  • RJH commented on the post, obsolete 8 years, 6 months ago

    She felt obsolete. Running with such spring, such glee, such carefree, unadulterated joy – they rushed towards their friends. Neither of them gave her so much as a backward glance. Her hand stayed suspended in the air, mid wave. Once home, she headed straight for the fridge and poured a large glass of white wine. […]

  • RJH commented on the post, bookshelf 8 years, 6 months ago

    today is all about bookshelves. how curious that bookshelf is today’s word when I’m about to board a train to the city to unpack 500 boxes of books for my new bookshop. we should be open tomorrow. but in the meantime, it’s stacking and unpacking for me.. bookshelf after bookshelf.

  • RJH commented on the post, thirst 8 years, 6 months ago

    Insatiable..I had a thirst for it – a deep seated, unquenchable desire. It woke me in the night – with my dry lips pressing together, carpet tongue poking around for any drop or hint of moisture… it possessed me..

  • RJH commented on the post, determined 8 years, 6 months ago

    I am determined to finish this entry. Determined – with my chin set in determination, what does that mean? Slightly tilted? Gritted? I’m determined to beat the racing purple line and finish this one before it does. Ha ha. I was determin

  • RJH commented on the post, strength 8 years, 6 months ago

    I wish I had the strength to complete this senten-….

  • RJH commented on the post, success 8 years, 6 months ago

    Success is feeling alive -being content, being kind, feeling like you’re contributing to society. Making a difference to others.

  • RJH commented on the post, plans 8 years, 6 months ago

    I’m forever making plans. Lists are coming out of my ya-ya. Making plans gives me an extraordinary sense of freedom, even when I’m stuck day in – day out on the hideous 8.16am to the city. As long as there are plans afoot – I’m alive.

  • RJH commented on the post, executive 8 years, 6 months ago

    I made an executive decision – that means I made it on behalf of everybody, assuming that this was the right thing to do in the circumstances. That’s why we had an enormous piece of black forrest cake. Coz you’d gone to the loo and I was in charge.

  • RJH commented on the post, structured 8 years, 7 months ago

    It doesn’t care to be structured, nor contained. It can’t abide rules or regulations. Infuriated by routine and order..alas, my brain cares only for flitting and skipping.

  • RJH commented on the post, woven 8 years, 7 months ago

    It was woven as cleverly as the bayeux tapestry – her web of lies. Little inconsistencies that mounted and mounted, knitted together to make a complete double life.

  • RJH commented on the post, whole 8 years, 7 months ago

    I ate the whole thing. Not half. Not a delicate sliver, the whole whacking great piece. The thing is, I don’t even like cake. I just couldn’t stand the thought of my brother getting any. I felt violently ill and lay on the couch for three hours, moaning. But it was worth it.

  • RJH commented on the post, shape 8 years, 7 months ago

    It was the shape of things to come. Not quite round, not quite oval and yet you could call it neither oblong nor hexagonal. One thing of which I was quite sure was that all was not square. It would never be so as long as she persisted with this behaviour.

  • RJH commented on the post, gym 8 years, 7 months ago

    I went to the gym yesterday, I’ll go today – I find great comfort in the place. I have some of my best ideas for writing while I’m pounding away at the treadmill or indulging in a pump class. I’ve worked in plenty too and love helping people feel better about themselves. What can I […]

  • RJH commented on the post, figure 8 years, 7 months ago

    she couldn’t make head nor tail of the figures. it simply didn’t add up. she’d done all the right things: exercised, ate smaller portions, cut out the carbs, killed the grog and yet still, the figure in the mirror loomed large. she would still be a figure of fun.