self-care blogging
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #23

Blogging is the rare bit of time I get to myself. I write for my own sanity more than any other reason and when I don't get the chance to write for a few days I feel a bit on edge. I don't like to write at my laptop in front of Jenson because I… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #23

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Books, Lifestyle, Parenthood

Friday Favourites #15

Autumn is definitely on the way - it was still dark when I got up for work the other day! Granted, it was a particularly early start and I was up just before 6am, but still. Summer is pretty much over so it's time to rediscover the joy in the little things, like finding a… Continue reading Friday Favourites #15


Goodbye 2013, hello 2014!

I've just read back my hopes for 2013 post and I don't think I've done too badly. This year, I didn't set myself resolutions, rather I made a short list of things I wanted to achieve. Here's how I cracked on with them: 1. Learn to sew I might not have actually learned to sew… Continue reading Goodbye 2013, hello 2014!

blogging, Lifestyle, stationery

Gifts for writers

Buying a gift for a writer is pretty simple on a budget - you can never go wrong with a nice pen or notebook. But what if you want to get them something a bit more special? I'm here to help. Here are dozens of gift ideas for writers on every budget. Under £10 The… Continue reading Gifts for writers


Why I love Creative-Bloc

I recently posted a review of the e-book Become A Freelance Writer and want to encourage any budding writers out there to check out Creative-Bloc. It's a social enterprise which provides freelance writers with a network to share ideas, resources and opportunities. Register before July for free and you can create your own profile, contact… Continue reading Why I love Creative-Bloc

blogging, Books

Book review: Become a Freelance Writer

I recently received a copy of Rachael Oku's e-book Become a Freelance Writer: Your complete guide to the business of writing. For those of you not in the know, Rachel founded the fantastic Creative Bloc, a social enterprise for freelance writers. Outside of her work on Creative Bloc, Rachel is a freelance editorial consultant, editor… Continue reading Book review: Become a Freelance Writer


Hopes for 2013

It's a brand new year. A new start. The time to believe that anything is possible. Rather than resolve to change things I don't like about myself (why would you want to change something this awesome?!) I resolve to try new things, challenge myself and ... Learn to sew Most years, I say I want… Continue reading Hopes for 2013