Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Sleeping Sense

I've started work on my Masters thesis - navigating the world of smell, from the perspective of someone who can't.

I'm exploring a memoir + research approach at the moment, and am currently writing about my perfume memories.

Here's my latest piece about Nina Ricci's L'Air du Temps written about an experience I had when I was 9 years old. I don't have a photo of me at that exact age, but the photo above was taken in my parent's bedroom which I also refer to in the story.

I have also started a Pinterest Board 'Perfumed Memories' to help with my research.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Quitter Chronicle: Life without Facebook - Week 5

Do I have the self-control of a 30 year old . . . or a 13 year old?

And just like that, I was back online.

In a lot of ways Facebook can be as much of a time vortex as shopping can be.

This strange Bermuda Triangle between my need, desire and the enabler (choose between shoe/clothes/homewares/food shopping or Facebook as they all exercise similar powers over me). I can be shopping, decide I need the bathroom, leave the store and head for the bathroom – only to end up there 45 minutes later after I have been to about three stores along the way.

Facebook is much the same. I estimate I have spent about an hour on there over the past week. Not bad, you say? It is if you’ve decided you want a Facebook-free February (and January)!

At least I’m not at the stage where I’m scrolling while I stand, waiting, at the traffic lights. That would be bad.

Not to say that I haven’t enjoyed checking out a few news stories and friend’s updates this past week…

With just three weeks of my challenge left - surely I can give my brain that extra space!?