So happy right now! 🤗

So I just got this message all the way from Kentucky! Super excited that my book is going to be read by more women, and that my work is going to reach people in another country! 🤗🤗🤗🤗

I’ve had some challenges over the last week but this is a well needed and very welcome boost.

In other writing news, I have now completed two versions of my short story on survival ‘That Gleaming Moment- Notes on Survival’. In two weeks I will be submitting them to the Bridport international writers prize and The Guardian BAME writers competition. 🤞🏾🤞🏾🤞🏾🤞🏾

3 weeks into my Cambodian adventure

So much has happened since I have been here.

I’ve spent a week training in the capital city Phnom Penh.

I then spent another week in Cambodia’s second largest city Battambong, where we were based whilst we visited the village community placements in Banan and Kroas Kala.

I’ve discovered the joys of new friendship, avocado smoothies and Cambodian food in general. It’s 5am here and there is music being played, I think to do with a wedding?

I’m now in my placement in Banan and I’m really proud of the following :

  1. Independently going to the market and getting breakfast
  2. Using an outside loo and shower
  3. Not panicking too much as we sped around on a motorbike
  4. Putting up my mosquito net in my new room.
  5. Still remembering how to ride a bike.

My volunteers both Khmer and UK are here and super lovely folk. Project training for them starts tomorrow.

Well one of my lovelies has managed to get a nip on the leg by an over friendly dog so it’s off to the hospital for us.

Got my first Amazon book review!

Really heart warming to wake up and read this review on Amazon. 💓

If you have read and loved ‘All The Things I Learnt From You’ please support me by:

a) writing a short review on Amazon.

b) spreading the word to your friends via social media

c) getting the book read at your book club. I am happy to talk/perform.

Love from Cambodia,

Michelle xx