Tea | poetry

I could probably write a whole book about tea, and maybe one day I will. It features in every single book I’ve ever written and despite the thousands of cups that have gone cold in my time – the next cuppa is never far from my mind.

Geek And Proud!

I am a geek! And I’m proud of it too, and here’s why:


Being a geek means you get to watch twelve episodes of Doctor Who in a row without worrying about your mental health.


Being a geek means I get to own a favourite pen.


Being a geek means I can live surrounded by books.

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Being a geek means I own way too many DVDs, but at least I’ve watched them all.

Melissa Holden drinking tea

Being a geek means I make glasses (and tea) look cool!

So, if you’re feeling a little low because someone called you a geek – remember: it was a compliment, they just didn’t know it! Being a geek is a cool thing, whether anyone else sees it or not!

Life and Time Management: The Basics

I spend a lot of my time thinking about how much stuff I have to do. Then I give up and drink tea. Image

As a society, we are very good at making other people aware of how much we have to do within our busy lives, but when it comes down to it: a lot of us just panic. 

I think it’s time you and I learnt how to manage our lives better. Don’t you? 

Let’s start with the basics:

Day to day life should be easy, but things get in the way. I suggest download a Daily Planner App from your app store, to your phone.

It’s free, and is a great way to prioritize with a three-colour coded system to help you manage what’s more important: buying milk or handing in your assignment. If you have an iPhone, iTunes have loads of great apps too! 

Next up: Time Management

Now, this is a tip for students mostly. That, or anyone who has a flexible work schedule. If you know you have an assignment due for midday and you haven’t done it, and you lecture doesn’t start until 2 PM: don’t stay in bed until 11 AM and then rush it.

Set your alarm clock and get up at a sensible time. Allow yourself time for writing and editing the assignment. 

Better yet, do it when you receive the assignment to save yourself the stress! 

Time Management is crucial for those balancing different aspects of life, i.e: a job, studying, a family, etc. You need to remember that some things are more important than others, so if you have work to finish and your friends are trying to coax you into going to the pub: the work is more important. 


So there we go, just a few pointers on Time and Life Management. Hope it helps!