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 […]

It’s November again and I really want to write a book.

I’ll start by saying that I got the redundancy. And that after it had fully sunk in and now that the dramatic dust has settled, I feel good about it. Positive in fact. Excited even. Because I get three full months off, all to myself whilst still getting paid. It’s a pretty sweet deal and […]

Dear Weekend: Gift lists, wedding rings and getting caught in the rain.

Saturday was wet. And neither of us had coats. And we got caught in some pretty heavy showers. And I’d spent a good chunk of the morning curling my hair, which I didn’t want to get drenched. So we ran down the High street, my cardigan over my head, our hands clutching each other and […]

To simple happinesses

Happiness eh? The most desired emotion. The most sort after state of mind. I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness recently and how, for me at least, it really is the simple things that make me the most happy and content. Like having an evening in with Oli, watching The Great British Bake Off and An […]

The ugly truth about trying to write a book

It’s been a long journey, let me start by saying that. It’s also still very much in the journey phase as I STILL haven’t finished this so-called book yet. Mainly on account of the fact that I’ve rewritten it precisely one million and fifty-five times. Damn you perfectionism. My general feelings about writing a book […]

Seasons come and seasons go

My sunglasses are firmly back in my handbag, the evenings are lighter and there are daffodils and tulips everywhere I turn. This can only mean one thing…SPRING IS FINALLY HERE! And boy, am I happy to see her. (She’s a female season on account of her floral beauty and the fact that the epitome of spring […]

Enjoying the little things

Wednesday is my favourite week day, with the exception of Friday. And that’s because my favourite person comes to see me after work. And we spend the afternoon and the evening together, laughing and being silly. Lately we’ve taken to going for runs together, training for a 10km that we are still to enter. I […]