Browsing Archive: November, 2020

The bird that sounds like a car alarm

Posted by Olivia Giles on Wednesday, November 25, 2020,
Is there such a thing as car alarm bird, and what does it look like so I can get a gun and....no, that's a bit mean, that stupid feathered article has no clue it wakes me up every morning and keeps me from going to sleep at night until it stops tooting its stupid head off.

I had three revelations this week
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No Hugs

Posted by Olivia Giles on Monday, November 23, 2020,
The ‘Covid’ did a very weird thing to my writing process.  When things of such historical significance should be written about, especially at the “grass roots” (code for poor people) level, I couldn’t write about it at all.  

The Lockdown

My life was whittled down to the barest version of itself.  It was just me and the husband, “Scotty too Hotty”, together, alone as our kids are grown and gone.  The rest of the fam were zoomed in every week for designated making sure everyone was...

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The promise of equity versus the bullshitness of equality

Posted by Olivia Giles on Thursday, November 19, 2020,
I can't move furniture because all my muscle strength is in the lower half of my body where it pushed out my munchkins at various points during my more youthful years.  I also can't because I am old and more to the point I can't be arsed,
As far as I am concerned that is what MEN are for.  Go on, you may bleat on about equality, I don't care, Ive seen equality and.- as far as I am concerned - yes I love that phrase and I will be using it a lot - it is a lie to get women to do even more work t...
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Having people in on your "Process"

Posted by Olivia Giles on Wednesday, November 11, 2020,

My new writers chair which made the couch redundant.
I want to be a better writer. I want to be open to new ideas, new concepts, things that will help me. So I am reading books recommended to me by my mentor.
On writing by Stephen King
I have read this book so many times, I am like Buffalo Bill (from Silence of the Lambs not the old west guy) wearing Stephen Kings skin and hoping like hell that just a smidge of his "amazingness" will soak into me.
Yes I would kill to have his talent a...

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 The Selfie collection
I have now disclosed my obsession with myself hahaha Actually these are photos I've taken over the last two years when I've felt so bloody sick I wanted to, literally, be asleep all the time.  
Instead I slapped on some lippy and took a pic of myself.  
Click pics for exciting *yawn* fun facts.


I just realised from the pics I have like three outfits.


Not good at keeping a diary, my brain is a bit too random but will have a decent go at it.   

About Me


Olivia Giles Kia ora everyone, I am Olivia, I am a writer, and an artist, welcome to my hectic mad world.

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