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

International Women's Day
Life

The things my future daughter should have complete, unwavering belief in

I feel I should really start by clarifying that hi, not pregnant, not referring to a daughter I just happen to have on the way. Last week, though, I was musing, as I often do, because I am a person who likes to muse a lot, quite often about nonsense but sometimes about actual, relevant… Continue reading The things my future daughter should have complete, unwavering belief in

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

Fashion, Life

A chat about balance in our approach to New Years Resolutions

The internet, the office, the streets and who knows what else are rather awash with discussion at the moment on the big January tradition; New Years Resolutions. Half of what I’ve heard is ‘this year I’m going to change this’ or ‘my resolution is to…’ and half of it is ‘no new years resolutions plz’… Continue reading A chat about balance in our approach to New Years Resolutions