Life is good! Life is inspirational!


So what is Ginz&Tonic?  A glass of gin topped up with tonic and a slice of lime?  Ummm – think again!  Ginz&Tonic started life as a unique year long poetry challenge from 2013 to 2014 to blog a poem a day – yep that was one poem every single day for 365 days – in the attempt to raise awareness of arrhythmia and syncope conditions.   Since then though it’s been such fun coming up with all these poems I’ve just never stopped! And now I’m adding musings and prose so watch this space because the fizz just got a little bit more bubbly!

So who is Ginz?

Well that will be me – or Gini – loosely coined poet, Mum to the Fab4, host to 4 resident cats, a bouncy labrador puppy and lover of life generally.  In the grown up world I champion better health outcomes through policy, campaigns, psychology and research with particular focuses on Parkinson’s and Cardiac Conditions (particularly atrial fibrillation). Away from the 9-5 though, I’m partial to a drop of gin (all things in moderation) but more relevantly here playing on the nickname my Dad gave me, aka Ginz.

And Tonic?

Well come on – it’s an obvious pairing really isn’t it?  Or if you want to get techie it’s the stressed syllable in the word but go on we’ll sit happy with the bubbly quinine water and sit back, feet up with a glass or two of something to enjoy what hopefully will be an enjoyable, sometimes funny, sometimes serious, occasionally thought provoking but always entertaining read!

Go on!  You know you want to! Over 1000 poems are just this click away! 🙂

Most importantly don’t whatever you do click the follow button on the side bar however tempting or you just might join the hundreds of other followers who subscribe to this blog and enjoy regular updates so they don’t miss out! 



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Comments on: "About" (47)

  1. Thank you so much for the follow and introducing me to your blog. Love. Namaste

  2. Your doing a nice job by supporting a Charity. Keep going 🙂

  3. Hello and thank you for stopping by and following my blog! XX

  4. Thanks for showing interest in what I put out. Be safe.

  5. Thanks for visiting my neck of the woods!! I am enjoying my introduction here!! May 2014 be a wonderful blogging year for you!!

  6. A lovely refreshing blog! I’m more of a vodka & tonic girl myself, but hey, great idea and well done 🙂

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    You have such a great site! Looking forward to reading all of it.

  8. Thanks for visiting and the follow! I look forward to reading your poetry. I was also interested in your disclaimer and copyright sections. I’ve been thinking it might be wise to have something like that myself. Do you mind if I borrow from your copywriter statement to put together one of my own? Gail

    • Not at all, please do, although it might be worth getting it legally verified if you want to be certain it covers all the bases for you. All the best and thank you for following 🙂

  9. Best wishes to you in your challenge to write a poem a day for one year. That is exactly what I have been doing. I began writing a poem a day on April 1, 2013 and am still at it! I hope to continue doing so until I reach April 1, 2014—but will most likely keep on as I do so enjoy it!

    • Thank you and all the best to you too. I’ll look forward to reading your offerings and hope you’ll enjoy dipping in here too 🙂

  10. I’ve been loving your posts and can’t wait to read more. I mentioned your blog in my post about the Liebster Award. Don’t feel obliged to take part, I just wanted to spread the word about your work.

  11. Wonderful blog! Thanks for dropping by my blog.
    Following you.

  12. Gede Prama said:

    Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama 🙂

  13. Greetings! I’ve nominated you for the “Light of the World Award”! Congratulations!!

    Kindly follow this link to accept the award:

  14. Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Blog of the Year Award. Kindly follow this link to accept it!


  15. A poem a day – wow. I have targeted a poem a week and sometimes I think I’ve made a sorry show of it, but I post anyway… and keep going.

    • 🙂 I think I’m on day 308 now with about 450 posts (mostly poems) on. It’s been an interesting challenge – no more so than to come up with something different every day but I do find you get into a rhyming trap! Keep going though with yours – I’ll look forward to reading them 🙂

  16. Hi there! I love your blog, and just nominated it for the Liebster Award 🙂 Check it out at

  17. tragicxescape said:

    Hi, I love your blog and I’ve awarded you the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Your writing is amazing ❤ If you wish to take part, there’s a link below:

  18. I have been challenged for a spread the love movement and you are one of my nominees! 🙂 It’s quite fun and tough, but if you are interested please see my post.

    I’m really interested to read what you come up with! 🙂

  19. I like your blog! I’ve nominated you for The Sunshine Blogger Award 🙂

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