WHAT I’VE BEEN READING: SEPTEMBER

I’ve been shamefully neglectful of both my blog and my books in the past few weeks. What’s taken the place of my regular reading and writing habits? The Evening Standard puzzle section is 110% to blame. Because my 84-years-old-on-the-inside self has become addicted to a good Crossword/ Codeword/ Gogen, I’ve been dedicating all of my train time…

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What I’ve been reading: August

How do you write an introduction to a monthly blog when you can’t even remember where the time went? That’s how I’m feeling right now. Ever get that feeling that the month’s gone on for a year but it’s also flown by in a matter of minutes? With that in mind, remembering all the details…

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Guest Blog: You, Me and Anxiety

This post is a big shout out to one of my absolute favourite people. When we were at uni, one of my best friends, Rebecca, helped to set up our university’s Mental Health Society. Suffering from anxiety herself, with a lot of friends with similar issues, Rebecca knew (and still knows) how important it is…

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Diary of a fitness-phobe #7: couples who Body Coach together, stay together…

… or, one half of said couple takes to this rigorous diet and fitness plan like a duck to water and the other half just craves all the cookies all the time. This, I feel, is the more realistic scenario. Angus and I (mostly Angus) decided to embark on the Body Coach 90-day Plan. For…

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Finding inspiration

Inspiration is an ever-elusive, wonderfully vague concept. As a writer and (amateur) designer, both here on my blog and at work, I’m constantly called upon to be inspired and creative. And whilst I have lots of good ideas and a big imagination sometimes inspiration stays frustratingly hard to find. Whether I’m writing a blog, designing…

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All the stuff that’s wrong with rom-coms

I’ve wanted to write this post for a long time, but I’ve never quite found the right words. Don’t get me wrong, I love a rom-com as much as the next 20-something girl, but that doesn’t mean I can’t see some fundamentally problematic elements of every gal’s favourite genre. Having watched my fair share of…

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Beauty Botany Lessons…

I have been dying to write this post for ages now (since April to be exact). Way back when, I launched a campaign at work, to get bloggers, influencers and writers to create their own copy about their favourite ingredient in Lumity’s Facial Oil (where I work just FYI). Now it’s July we’ve gone live – hooray…

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