Candid – Seven Confessions

Seven confessions, from the superficial… To the woman who did my nails at Stylist Live and said I needed to be using cuticle oil twice a day, never mind once a week: I have NEVER used cuticle oil. So there. Speaking of nails... I last painted my toenails two months ago. This wouldn’t be such … Continue reading Candid – Seven Confessions


Fortnightly Round-Up, 14 January 2018

For the first two weeks of 2018, I’ve been… …feeling: ill. OK, I’ve only had the cold this week, but it’s my overriding feeling right now as I sit here with blocked sinuses. I’ve also been happy and excited, as my friend called to ask if I’d be her bridesmaid! The provisional wedding date is … Continue reading Fortnightly Round-Up, 14 January 2018

Getting Organised for the New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a good first day of 2018! This blog began life as a way to keep track of my goals, so on New Year’s Day I’m inevitably thinking about what I’d like to achieve this year. ‘It’s never too late to be what you might have been.’ – George … Continue reading Getting Organised for the New Year


2017 Goals Review

Well, that's me just closed the curtains on the world outside for the last time in 2017. I've had a little moment listening to Taylor Swift's New Year's Day, and now I'm ready to curl up on the sofa and watch films, and hope that Adam makes it home for midnight. While leaving the house … Continue reading 2017 Goals Review


Three Years in London

Today marks three years since I moved to London. It’s weird, because I still feel like a bit of a newcomer here, yet three years is a pretty significant chunk of my life so far. Three years is the longest I have spent in one place, doing the same thing, since I was eighteen years … Continue reading Three Years in London


Back to Blogging

I still get the back-to-school feeling this time of year, so it always feels like a good time to start things. This September it is back to blogging! (Plus a little makeover for the site, still in progress.) I have no explanation for the unexpected summer off, except a total lack of motivation, and perhaps … Continue reading Back to Blogging


Writing about not writing

I’ve been getting genuinely quite concerned about my brain recently. It doesn’t seem to produce any thought, it just receives information (and a barrage of negativity) from the Internet. Sometimes I can practically feel it frying. I really want to get back into writing again, but the truth is I have written nothing creative – … Continue reading Writing about not writing