Blogmas Day 20: Seasonal Bookseller Throwback

Round about this time of year but back in 2013, I worked as a Seasonal Bookseller at Waterstones Piccadilly; the flagship store. And in short, it was the best job I ever had. That’s right. You heard it here first. I loved it, I loved being surrounded by books, stroking their spines and restocking them, […]

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 […]

2013 Review: Some call it coincidence, I call it God

I’d forgotten that it snows in winter on WordPress. As I log on this evening, on New Years Eve Eve, it’s these cascading freckles of snow that remind me of the crazy year that is nearly done in its falling. 2013. What a year. A wonderful, turbulent year. Are the years really any different? Don’t […]

Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards, but it sure don’t taste as sweet.

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, getting back on the blogging horse has been on my mind more than ever recently. Now that I once again face unemployment. My contract is finished and it isn’t being extended. I can’t help but take that as a reflection on myself and my capabilities or […]

2013 Review: Some call it coincidence, I call it God

I’d forgotten that it snows in winter on WordPress. As I log on this evening, on New Years Eve Eve, it’s these cascading freckles of snow that remind me of the crazy year that is nearly done in its falling. 2013. What a year. A wonderful, turbulent year. Are the years really any different? Don’t […]

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 […]

Week 22: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good Another adventure with the friends today. We all met in Sainsbury’s to get picnic snacks. Myself and the boys, opted for a couple of baguettes, a block of lurpack, some cheese, ham, a jar of pickle and some innocent fruit juice. Oh and some serviettes, plastic cups and of course, cutlery. We […]

Week 16: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good Starting my new job. The Bad Oversleeping. Bigtime. Due to certain weekend events I’ve been unable to have a much needed lie-in for the past two weeks. So my body decided to go on strike, without my permission. So I’m meant to wake up at 7:15, but today I woke up with […]

It’s finally beginning

Recently, as some of you may have read in Week 15: The good, the bad and the unexpected, I was offered a job. For six weeks. As a temporary marketing assistant at Orion. There I was making a show card for an author event when I was interrupted. A girl came into the small meeting […]

Week 15: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday:  The Good Getting an email from Walker books recommending me for a publishing job. I was touched that they thought of and remembered me. Establishing connections. The Bad Crying on the train at said email. I’m an emotional being. The Unexpected The email from Walker. Is that cheating? Tuesday:  The Good Being asked to […]