Enjoyable Life

Whether it’s our innovative book club, arts and culture, hobbies and crafts, holidays, travel and adventure or the latest movie review – these pages are here to help you learn how you can indulge in and appreciate life’s more enjoyable facets.

Drummer Grrrls

Because drumming is not just reserved for boys

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In 1992, I was sixteen years old. The alternative rock subgenre ‘grunge’ had emerged in Seattle, Washington during the mid-late eighties and had finally made its way across the water. I was ready to embrace it….

A Life Loved in Letters

The joy of the handwritten letter

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One of life’s most simple pleasures is receiving a handwritten note from friends or family; it’s a luxury that is free to send but such a precious gift to receive. How wonderful it is to be…

It’s Good To Be Board

The beauty of board games

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As I’m typing this, tensions in my house are running a little high. It’s fair to say that Son, The Hottie and I are all pretty competitive people so tonight’s been a bit fraught. But we’ve…

SHOW + TELL

A round up of what to watch, read and see this month

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Hello there weekenders! This month we’re launching our entertainment round up series, Show + Tell. Every month we’ll be serving up a list of what’s been keeping us entertained and what we’re looking forward to. And…

One Christmas Eve

A short story for national storytelling week

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Jessie woke as she always did. She flailed restlessly in the heavy bedsheets, feeling the weight of the winter duvet pressing against her body, willing her back into the soft white envelope of comfort and safety….

The Watcher

A short story for national storytelling week

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It is London, 2154. Sirens screamed, echoing between the high buildings of the city of London. It was dusk, but it was as dark as it would have been at midnight. The moon struggled to shine…

Innocence

A short story for national storytelling week

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The girl was eighteen when she first read Wuthering Heights. It was a battered copy belonging to her mother, having been read and eventually neglected after the first enthusiastic reading, but still carted from flat to…

Domestic Conjecture

A collection of 3 short stories for national storytelling week

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On day 1000 of winter break, a mom sits at the kitchen table browsing her inbox, and her six year old works on a word search next to her with a yellow crayon. In your day, you…

Musical Youth

An exploration of the role music plays in our lives

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That image above is one of my favourite childhood photos. Not just because I’m sporting that mischievous smile, but because it represents the role music has played in my life from a young age. From falling…