I used to keep diaries as a child – recording my homework and visits with friends, trips to the cinema and regular family get-togethers. When my mother moved house in 2015, two years after I had moved out, she asked if I wanted the box she had of my diaries and notebooks from those years.… Continue reading The Question of Keeping a Diary
We’ve owned our house for a few weeks now, and the reality of it is starting to sink in. Our mothers have seen and approved it, so it’s official. Today we measured most of the house for things like rugs, curtains, and beds. The whole house has wooden floorboards and no fitted carpets, so we’re… Continue reading The Importance of Home
As a ‘millennial’ I know that owning a house at my age (28) is a rare and lucky thing. I have a decent job and perpetually no money. My fiancé is the same, though perhaps with a little money (he was clever enough not to choose a career in publishing!). We know a few couples… Continue reading Owning a House: WTAF?
It’s been a while since my last Interesting Things post, not sure why – life gets in the way! – but here are the things that I find interesting at the moment: Stuff Mom Never Told You This podcast comes from HowStuffWorks.com (the same people behind Stuff You Should Know and Stuff You Missed in… Continue reading Interesting Things #2
Loving someone is a terrible thing. I would not give it up for anything. It freezes something inside. Now there is no more longing. I have all this love And nothing else. I am still me, but There is no me. I have melted away. I am a heart and a mouth, Eyes and… Continue reading On Loving
Initially I don’t think I really understood what podcasts were (a radio show that’s not on the radio?), and I was reluctant to commit to anything that I’d have to follow basically on my own. But as podcasting became a more and more popular medium, I read more about it and decided to see if I could… Continue reading Podcast Love
I’ve always liked Star Trek. My older sister and I always used to watch when it was on BBC 2 in the evenings, and I’ve always been fond of it. Deanna’s relationship drama with Worf and Riker in The Next Generation was always entertaining, and it was my introduction to the amazing-ness that is Patrick… Continue reading I’ve Just Realised How Much I Love Star Trek
Today is 13th July 2016, and five years ago I graduated from university. I remembered because Facebook told me, showing me a picture of me on the day itself, beaming in my robe and mortar board. Five years ago I was 23, way too blonde, and working as an intern. I had only just started to… Continue reading Five Years
I don’t claim to be any kind of political expert, and there’s probably a lot I could learn and understand better; but I do find the whole thing fascinating, and have been glued to BBC news ever since the results of the EU referendum were announced. Yesterday’s drama only intensified my interest in our political… Continue reading Thoughts on Theresa May and all this drama
Last Wednesday was my one year anniversary at my job. I decided not to make a ‘thing’ out of it at work, partly because I just didn’t want a fuss and partly because the day brought up mixed feelings and emotions. On the one hand I was proud of myself for completing a year of… Continue reading Work anniversaries: something to celebrate?