December: An overview of my very favourite of all the months

I’ve done a lot of festive things this December to get me in the mood for Christmas. So I thought I’d write a little post about my favourite events that occurred in this wonderful, twelfth month. The fifth of December: I headed into London to meet my old university housemates for a Prosecco brunch. I lived […]

Painting Wimbledon Red

Every now and again, you just need a night out. ‘Out Out’ to be precise. Getting dolled up, donning your favourite heels and selecting the perfect clutch bag, is a necessity sometimes. And letting your hair down whilst dancing like a buffoon with old friends is exactly what the Doctor ordered. Admittedly, you may feel decidedly rough when the […]

(Retrospective) Summertime Gladness Day Sixteen: A jaunt to Cambridge

One of my favourite things about working in a school is the long holidays that come with the job. As a Teaching Assistant I don’t have to take any work home with me other these holidays, neither do I have to come into School to set up shop for September. (Teachers, I salute you, for […]

(Retrospective) Summertime Gladness Day Fifteen: A wedding and a trip to Tunbridge Wells

My friends James and Tanya got married on August Bank holiday monday, which was a day that should have won a medal for the most amount of rainfall. Thankfully the soaking wet weather didn’t dampen the day, not even a smidgen. In fact it was an absolutely beautiful day and I felt really privileged to […]

Summertime Gladness Day Twelve: A change of plan

We all have plans. And sometimes those plans never actually materialise for a variety of reasons. My friend Sarah and I, had planned to go on holiday this summer but due to sheer busyness, we were unable to arrange it. Also flights were growing increasingly expensive and I just couldn’t comprehend the prospect of potentially paying […]

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 39: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good  Getting to see the glorious shard due to a diversion. The Bad A busy, busy day. The Autumn period is c-r-a-z-y in publishing. The Unexpected My 18:05 train was cancelled. Which meant I had to catch the train to London Bridge to get home, which also meant getting the train that ends […]

Week 38: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good The above. Treating myself to a gorgeous swedish pastry on a cold and wet September morning. The Bad Feeling guilty for not looking after Gray C better. I’ve been too busy being busy to stop and give my pet bunny some attention. So I’m making her a cardboard castle and vowing to […]

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 33: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good Finding solace in Starter for Ten. Couldn’t have put it better myself. The Bad Coming home after a long swim only to discover more wedding drama. Why is life never straightforward? My sister’s fiance’s so-called friend, who offered to film my sister’s wedding, announced –  with 2 weeks to go – that […]