An update on NANOWRIMO: Quantity vs quality

It’s usually the other way around, isn’t it? It’s meant to be quality and not quantity but on this occasion the tables have turned. Or the laptop has turned…off. Oh good grief, I’m not making an ounce of sense. So before I carry on writing nonsense (something I’ve gotten to be very good at this […]

An Ode to Coffee and the Hot Drink Industry

As the weather turns chillier, it’s the perfect excuse to snuggle up with a soft blanket, in front of the telly; your hands warming themselves on a mug of something hot and delicious. And although, this option is sometimes preferable to going out – I mean, it’s a lot cheaper than venturing outside, it’s warmer […]

The importance of catching Z’s

The other day, whilst sat in the staff room, glugging back a hot milky coffee, thick with sugar, I overheard my colleague remark that he had gone to bed the night before at 8.30pm. Upon hearing this I immediately developed serious sleep envy because at that precise moment (hence the caffeine) I was lagging. A […]

Week 40: The good, the bad and the unexpected (The caffeine edition)

Monday: The Good Meeting my lovely South African friend after work for an evening coffee. If I had my way I’d keep coffee shops and bookshops open until at least 10pm. Who needs a pub booth, when you can have a warm, chocolate leather armchair? The Bad Having a horrible day. Sometimes bosses are a […]

Week 19: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good Having the day off, bank holiday baby! Finally finishing my spring clean and getting my Parisian pictures up on my bedroom walls. Now I get to fall asleep under the gaze of the tour de Eiffel. Happy girl. Sweet dreams. Oh and having a lovely meal in a pub garden with my […]

Another day, another internship

It’s day 3 of my Publicity internship at Orion. And although I am sick of working for free this internship is turning out to be rather exciting. Today I came into the office, deposited my sandwich in the fridge and filled up a watering can. Yes, a watering can. In a publishing house. Of all […]

Week 12: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good The wonder that is the lie-in. Spending time with my absolutely gorgeous niece; I’m very lucky to have such a sweetheart in my life. That little smile has such power and that little mind is brilliantly stubborn. The Bad Feeling really ill and staying in my pjs for far too long. The […]

Lent: Lend me some sleep

I completely forgot that it was pancake day today. Shrove Tuesday has come around so fast. It was only when my friend tweeted me asking what I intended to give up for lent, that I began to think about it. Lent is traditionally about sacrificing something for 40 days and 40 nights, like Jesus did in that Desert where he […]