“Alright my divas!!!” trilled the aerobics instructor in a broad East London accent. I instantly cringed and thought this was a mistake. I don’t, and most likely never will, identify as being a “diva” in either the positive or negative connotation. I told myself to just get through the exercise class with as little awkwardness as possible and […]

It’s Easter! The season of great food. Chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies, roast lamb, hot cross buns, more chocolate eggs… You can see why I love it, right?! Before heading back to the parents for the long weekend and going hard on roast dinners and windswept walks, I’ve been celebrating Easter a little bit differently this year. On Sunday […]

… Because everyone knows that Serial’s Season Two  isn’t a patch on Season One. Is it just me, or are podcasts having a real resurgence right now? Sorry if that statement offends any seasoned podcasters or podcastees, but I’ve only come to love and appreciate them in the past year or so. These days it seems as […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS! I have a cheeky 2015 in review post to put up soon, but for today I’m taking a leaf out of Emma’s amazing post to do a quick shout out to all of the fantastic women who inspired me in 2015. Even though it’s technically a little late, but what you […]

I was at the London Book Fair earlier this year when I first came across Big Magic. The huge poster that Elizabeth Gilbert’s publisher had put up on their stand caught just about everybody’s attention with its eye-popping fluorescent colours. This book was clearly going to make a statement. I didn’t get my hands on a copy until […]

I didn’t expect to write this kind of post, but ever since the horrific Paris attacks happened last month I feel like there has been a huge shift towards thinking and talking about fear. Understandably, we’re scared. I’ve heard first and second-hand accounts of people not going out at night, not taking public transport and even […]

I promised you more reviews, right?! I’ve read some crackers recently and am getting on for two a week! Ten-year old me would be proud, I think. I read a few others aside from the below, but chose to handpick my faves and whaddayaknow? They all feature strong female characters dealing with the complexities of family […]

If I see the words ‘pumpkin spice latte’ on the internet one more time I swear I might do my own version of this EPIC rant. The seasons are changing once again, and I’m in that confused stage of having to start wearing different clothes, and realising I hate all of my winter stuff. Factored in […]

The title of this blog post might give the big surprise away… yes, I’m doing Sober October! 31 days of binning the booze, avoiding the alcohol, refusing the rum, jacking in the Jack… bored yet? I’m doing it mainly for my own health benefits but also plan to donate some money for Macmillan Cancer Support once I’ve completed […]

I have devoured novels for as long as I can remember. I was the kid who took two books on family trips, just in case I finished the first one and had to actually talk to my relatives. What can I say? I guess I like hanging out in a different reality for a bit. Although my […]