So long, 2013; hello, 2014

[Ta' Xbiex, Malta; August 2013] Dear 2013: You were quite rubbish and I'll be really happy to bid you farewell tonight. From frustrated unemployment to medical emergencies, you really hammered in those nails nice and hard. You've brought sadness, death, misplacement and a whole bunch of wtf. But sitting around wallowing in emotional debris has never helped ...

How to pack for an overnight hospital stay

  [Image source]   Illness is not something I - or anybody else - particularly like to talk about. It's painful and depressing and I would rather spend my time discussing more productive things. Unfortunately, however, there may come a time when you may have to spend the night in hospital following surgery. I found myself in this ...