Hello! It has been just ages since I posted here, or on my book blog, and I am sorry for that. My fiancé and I bought a house in October, and in the last month we have been going a bit mad getting it done up and ready to live in… and then there was … More Hello 2017!
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. … More 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 … More The Importance of Home
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 … More Five Years
This is my new little series – Interesting Things. Over the course of a week I bookmark or save a huge amount of links or tweets to things I find interesting with the aim of reading them at a later time when I have more, well, time, to do so. It is a varied list, … More Interesting Things #1
Thank god for four-day weekends. I love my job but it is wonderful to have so many days free, to be able to sleep in and stay up late. On Friday I drove to my mum’s house (my first time driving alone on a motorway) which was freeing and wonderful. I felt pleased and frankly … More An Easter Weekend
Dear Clementine #1: The Other Picard Dear Clementine, My wife and I just got married in September. We’re both 32 and childless, which naturally means a lot of our conversations now consist of raising children: Is this as crazy as other people make it look? Do they ever sleep? Is the toddler stage just something … More Dear Clementine #1: The Other Picard