I am already a big Holly Bourne fan, having enjoyed the Spinster Club series and It Only Happens in the Movies, so I was keen to see how her first adult novel would compare. I think existing fans will find a lot to like here, particularly those like me who are a bit older than … Continue reading Review: How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne
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
I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone, but on Monday it was six months since Adam and I moved in together. I meant to do an update after a month or so, so this is a lot late, but it’s a decent milestone to reflect. (‘Reflect’ meaning ‘list the mundanities of my new day-to-day’.) Every … Continue reading Things I’ve learned since moving in
Weekend Coffee Share is a feature hosted by Part-Time Monster. You can read the other posts in the link-up here. If we were having coffee this week, I’d have some exciting news: in less than three weeks, I’ll be moving in with my boyfriend. It has all happened so quickly. The idea had been floated … Continue reading Moving Forward
I don’t know what it is about autumn, but this is the time of year I start thinking about dating. I tend to be single for the summer months, but September usually feels like time to get back in the game. Having been happy to avoid the hassle of making time for anyone extra lately, … Continue reading There are plenty of fish, but do I want one?
To my sparkly friend, I remember one of the times he made you cry I told you you were too good for him – that old cliché. In your case, though, it’s 100% true, and I told you that too. He is average: in looks, intelligence, personality and ambition. I said that you, on the … Continue reading To my sparkly friend
My way to take myself out of my comfort zone in October was to try online dating, and I’m aware that I didn’t update you on this yet. I didn’t think I’d have any trouble writing about it, but it didn’t quite turn out that way! You might have noticed a sudden increase in new … Continue reading The Wrong Risk
Writing about finishing my dissertation got me thinking about goals in general: why we set them, how we go about achieving them, and what happens when we do. It’s generally accepted that setting goals is positive and useful. Indeed, it was the idea behind this blog. Goals give us a purpose, something to look forward … Continue reading The Life Checklist