I discovered the word emacity while I was wandering around an online dictionary, what can I say, I like words and they tend to lead you down a rabbit hole, one leads you to the next and the next. Wait that's called reading...
Okay, so I spotted emacity and it struck a chord, I'm known in my family for having expensive tastes. I like to think its a sign that I appreciate quality. Hopefully my spending isn't uncontrollable. Unless of course I'm around jewellery, or clothes, or shoes, or craft bits, or kitchen items, or.... Wait a minute...
Emacity is an uncontrollable desire or fondness for buying things. It comes from the Latin word emacitas (fond of buying), from emere (to buy).
Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about women who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.