I have never actually had a career yet, and this is the year it changes. I have stopped setting goals outside my control (e.g. get a publishing job) but I will develop the skills I need with the help of this blog – and perhaps take matters into my own hands! My creativity needs some … Continue reading The Career Year
2013 was a funny old year. Most of the time, it felt bright and exciting – I made some brilliant new friends, became a postgraduate, had my first taster of what it would be like to work in the publishing industry, tried new things and attended some amazing events. However, for the past two months, … Continue reading 2013: Year in Review
3. Learn to cook a three-course meal, and throw a dinner party to prove it. It only took eleven and a half months of consideration (and procrastination) but I finally made a three-course meal for my friends. For the starter, I had thought about making potato skins. Then I remembered that the last time I … Continue reading My Three-Course Meal
The luckiest people don’t get everything they want, but they recognise when they’ve everything they need.
Pushing aside my promised post about the new places I've been this week in favour of getting uber excited about what I received in the post today! I won two books on Twitter last week! I submitted a terrible Christmas poem to Orion to win Bo Burnham's Egghead: I didn't realise the book would be … Continue reading Look what I won…
This blog began as a way to document the progress of our resolutions over the past year – 13 in 2013. In a couple of weeks, our unofficial tagline will no longer fit, and we have to think about where the blog goes from here. How about, simply, 14 in 2014? Possibly, although many of … Continue reading This Little Blog of Mine
1. Advent calendars 2. A chocolate orange in my stocking 3. Christmas dinner (which I like so much I ask for it for my birthday in June) 4. Nativity plays 5. The way random characters/animals/inanimate objects are turned into roles for kids in nativity plays 6. The films – Miracle on 34th Street, Jack Frost, It’s … Continue reading 25 Things I Love About the Holiday Season