I've been thinking for a while how much I'd like to start from scratch. Not in life so much but here, in my safe space. So I am and I have - I've rebranded and I'm off to a brand spanking new space. I would love it if you'd come with me. Please come with … Continue reading I’ve moved!
This book has been on my to read list for a few years so I'm pleased I finally got round to it. I guess Lock-down 3.0 (with a Vengeance) has its perks as I am whipping through my reading list like a boss. Most weekends are now spend under the duvet with the old Kindle … Continue reading In the Cut
Feel good January is going as well as can be expected as the world burns around us. Last week's pick failed to light my personal fire and maybe that's because there wasn't enough glitz in it to turn my head (I'm not sure what I was expecting from working class Midlands in the 1980's). Obviously … Continue reading The Prom
“It's hard when you miss people. But you know if you miss them, that means you're lucky. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing.” ~ Nikki Schiefelbein Missing people is something I've always done. I'm sure we all have. We make friendships - some hot and heavy - and it's … Continue reading If I could see all my friends tonight
In a bid to reach a few friends who aren't really into blogs and reading on the regs, I thought I'd start a new newsletter. I've called it Unpretty Updates and I figured I'd send it once a week as a kind of extension of this. Although it will contain all new content (whinging) and … Continue reading A tiny letter, once a week
We've inadvertently turned January into a music themed month and I'm not mad at it. Music is something you can always count on, whether you want it to make you cry, to make you feel like dancing or to remind you of a certain period in your life. Life right now could be described as … Continue reading Blinded by the Light
After we reviewed How to Build a Girl I had an urge to check in with Johanna Morrigan. In this novel, it's 1995, she's 19 and living her best life in London, where Britpop is in full swing. As mentioned, I still have complicated feelings toward CM - and I don't think she's as funny … Continue reading How to be Famous
I'm not the best planner. I have all the best intentions in the world, especially at the start of a new year when I have a brand new planner and the whole rainbow of sparkly pens fanned out in front of me. I have all the ideas but usually lose momentum by the second week … Continue reading What do you want from me?
Well, that's a wrap on the 12 Days of Xmas. I was going to be so annoyingly clever and incorporate all twelve posts into the lyrics of The 12 Days of Christmas, but I realised, I simply can't be bothered. So I'll just give it to you straight: First day of Xmas: 2020 newsletter Second … Continue reading 12 days of Xmas recap
*This year. I've spoken about self-care a lot on here because it is a massive part of my life and something I fully subscribe to. However, it's quite a large umbrella term and can mean all manner of things to all manner of people. I talked about being kind to ourselves during the first lock-down … Continue reading Twelfth day of Xmas: How can we take care of ourselves next year?*