My name is Willow Oddie and I have often fantasised about joining the circus. But like most things in this world, thinking does not make it so and I have spent a great deal of my life thinking about things and never taking the necessary steps to achieve them.
This blog is a way for me to ameliorate this tendency as well as convey my thoughts and responses to the various social phenomena I encounter throughout day-to-day existence, and provide me with a space to unashamedly bawl about the difficulties I have with motherhood—not to mention serotonin levels.
Born in Sydney, Australia, I currently live in South London with my partner (the Doc) and two small children (imaginatively referred to as Child One and Child Two respectively). I work as a freelance researcher, writer and administrator, mainly within the field of human rights. I am a colossal lover of the hyphen.
Three months after my daughter was born, outside Majestic Wine in West Dulwich, I broke down in tears after attempting to buy a bottle of Barolo I could nay afford, only to be told by the clerk I had to buy a minimum of six. A rather histrionic response to a mild inconvenience, but typical of the paranoid black hole I lived in for the six months or so, postpartum.
I am also incapable of having my photo taken without closing my eyes.
Beyond this, I’m still figuring out what I’m ‘about’.
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