Yesterday I read the Guardian interview with Lucy Ellman and quietly seethed as I read *that* paragraph. The one where she essentially assigns mothers to two decades of being vapid airheads after giving birth. I probably shouldn't be writing this post, particularly given the fact that I have another eighteen years to serve before I'm … Continue reading Thank you, Lucy Ellman
The New Year and I have never got along. For me, it signals the end. The end of a year in which I've known exactly what it held and also the end of fun and frivolities over the Christmas break. In my mind the beginning of the New Year sees me alone, covered in remnants … Continue reading Resolutions
Just like that, in the blink of an eye, twelve weeks have gone. The first half of my Masters journey is over (well, with the exception of the next two assignments). I just wanted to sit and reflect, consider how I feel (whilst also test running the new WordPress editor!) I know that I have … Continue reading Looking to the Future
September marked the start of my second foray into higher education as a mature student with the commencement of an MA in Creative Writing. My undergraduate degree was enough of a challenge; I worked full time and studied full time and for two of the three years I also held down a long distance relationship … Continue reading University and the Mature Student
Whilst writing No Stress Wedding Planning, it occurred to me that for us, the biggest and most stressful decision we made for our wedding was the venue. The right location is essential – it is the stage on which your big day is set. The look, the feel, the size and the layout of the … Continue reading The Right Wedding Venue for You!
For five wonderfully cosmopolitan years I lived and worked in London. I’ll be honest, I initially hated it. I seemed to spend far too much time in close proximity to stranger’s armpits on trains and everything cost at least three times more than it did at home. Little by little though, I fell in love … Continue reading Missing the London Life
My ultimate house goal has always been to renovate. The very idea of buying something for the sole purpose of ripping it to pieces and basically starting all over again really appeals to me. I love that we could take a property, run down and in dire need of a little TLC and make it … Continue reading Making a House our Home
I remember the euphoric buzz of first being engaged oh so well, it was an amazing little bubble of happiness which was well and truly burst by the sharp reality of planning the actual wedding. It was just such an overwhelming task, and there was so much to consider. The venue, the dress, the cake, … Continue reading No Stress Wedding Planning!
When I tell people that I’m going back to study for an MA, they’re initially impressed – until I tell them that I’m going to study Creative Writing. At this point they look at me as if I’ve just told them I’d like to become a unicorn riding mermaid. I then receive either the jokey … Continue reading Dare to Dream
Today marks one week since I went live with my blog, and it has been one exciting week. I swear, I may be addicted! I’d considered having a blog for a very long time, but I worried that; a) I didn’t have anything interesting to say b) people would think I was trying to be … Continue reading One Week In……