Summertime Gladness Day Seven: An attitude of gratitude

The reason I decided to do this project in the first place, was to adopt a renewed appreciation for the simple things in life. A refreshed gratitude for the everyday. I also wanted to acknowledge the rejuvenation that summer brings, because it is a truly wonderful season and I seem to forget that each year. […]

2012: The joy of last Christmas

I never got round to posting this last year for some bizarre reason. So here’s a blast from a Christmas past! This Christmas felt different. Yes, it crept up on me this year and with a hint of maturity in the air. I was excited, of course, but what I really wanted to find under […]

Week 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 and 50 in pictures and words

So I’ve let myself down with this blogging malarky. I’ve let life get on top of me and neglected a pastime that I used to love. The thing with this ‘The Good, The Bad and The Unexpected’ thing that I challenged myself to do at the beginning of 2013, is that it requires energy and […]

Week 37: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good Making it to the Shakespeare and Company Gatsby celebration despite the pouring rain. And it was amazing. I cannot wait to read Sarah Churchwell’s Careless People now, she read some great snippets from her book and it sounded incredible. Afterwards they handed out free gin based twenties style cocktails and a jazz […]

Week 35: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good It’s my gorgeous niece’s (little Soph) first birthday today! So despite being exhausted from getting back from Spain in the early hours of the morning, we all went up to london for a lovely day in the bank holiday sun. The Bad Wedding disasters. With just a week to go, we discovered […]

Week 29: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good The early morning sun. The Bad The fact that it was my last day as a 22-year-old. The Unexpected My train was cancelled so I had to catch the considerably later train and endure exotic aromas and unbearable heat while the station staff tried to work out how to operate the doors. […]

Week 27: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good Finding my lost ear bud from my skull candy headphones on a walk with the mother. Ideal. The Bad Having an exceptionally poor salad for lunch and spending the afternoon as a hungry horse. The Unexpected Getting an email from Walker books about a temporary job opportunity and having to tell them […]

Week 26: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good Waking up in the morning, safe in the knowledge that I have a permanent job. Plus an evening jog with the mother. The Bad The weekend really isn’t long enough, the work to play ratio needs adjusting. Eating a giant bag of Strawbs, naughty but nice. The Unexpected Managing to catch the […]

Week 25: (A pretty significant week) The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good My second round interview; I prepared well and I think it went just right. I hope so anyway! The Bad Being unable to unlock the back door. Getting a bit hysterical and punching the door repeatedly in frustration, bruising my wrist as a result. Wishing I had a boyfriend to come round […]