Life

On recognising what we really need – not just what we think we do

I don’t think there’s an hour that goes by that I don’t utter a sentence starting ‘I need to…’. The end of said sentence takes different forms, of course, but it’s usually along the lines of ‘get that done today’ or ‘reply to messages’ or ‘go to the gym’ or ‘be productive’. Last weekend it… Continue reading On recognising what we really need – not just what we think we do

Nicce hoody beach outfit
Life

Summer might actually be on the horizon and it’s making me excited

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Nicce I can smell summer approaching. Perhaps it’s something to do with our hottest early May bank holiday on record or perhaps it’s something to do with what’s flowering in parks and gardens, but over the past few days I’ve been gleefully breathing in the air in… Continue reading Summer might actually be on the horizon and it’s making me excited

Fashion

Three unfortunate clothes shopping habits I’m trying to bin

The way that the topic for this blog post came into my head is kind of embarrassing, but let's roll with it. Today I spent probably two of my fully dressed hours pulling my culottes out of my arse (how’s that for TMI?), where they seemed determined to reside for the majority of the day.… Continue reading Three unfortunate clothes shopping habits I’m trying to bin

Life

I’m trying to appreciate little things more so here’s a handful of stuff I’m going to stop and enjoy this spring

Happy April one and all. I don’t know how the fourth month of 2018 managed to arrive already, but here we are, 3 months and a horrible number of centimetres of rain down. It’s been a pretty good year so far, but when I think back, I’m surprised to find that I don’t actually remember… Continue reading I’m trying to appreciate little things more so here’s a handful of stuff I’m going to stop and enjoy this spring

Life

Here are the things I’m doing to become a better writer

Writing is one of my most coveted skills, so when I think about the (vast number of) improvements I want to make to my online space and indeed my general self, it always comes out on top. One of my aims this year is to make the things I write better – to make them… Continue reading Here are the things I’m doing to become a better writer

Life

A pre-spring slump (and how I’m riding it out)

My days at the moment all seem to go a little something like this; I half-wake, begrudgingly, at the sound of the alarm, but dragging my whole self out of the realm of sleep seems impossible. Despite this I start to scroll at something I can barely see – it’s my phone, obviously, and it’s… Continue reading A pre-spring slump (and how I’m riding it out)

Styling a trench coat for spring
Life

On finally learning to enjoy learning

I haven't really enjoyed the process of learning for years. The book character that I was probably most compared to as a child was - classic noughties cliché alert - Hermione Granger. Not for having bushy hair (it’s always been fine and flat) or for being badass (I was a hopelessly wimpy), but for being… Continue reading On finally learning to enjoy learning

Life

A vow to find pockets of calm in a constantly busy world

If someone asked me to name a feeling that I don’t feel as often as I would like (I don’t know why someone would ask me that, but humour me here), I would probably say ‘calm’. In part, that’s a personal thing. I like being busy, I can’t relax when there are still things to… Continue reading A vow to find pockets of calm in a constantly busy world

Negative effects of social media
Life

Instagram is making me hate perfectly nice things and it’s pathetic

I went for lunch with a friend the other day. After we’d caught up on the important things – her recent trip to NYC, what we wanted to eat, which of the middle aged men in the office was being most of a displeasure to work with that day – we moved on to more… Continue reading Instagram is making me hate perfectly nice things and it’s pathetic