Category: Life

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Best Friends Day

I’m thinking of holding an audition for a new best friend. I used to have one. The same one for fifteen years but the relationship grew toxic in the end and it had to stop. Even though my life has been infinitely calmer and better in the time since, I can’t pretend I don’t miss having a BFF. I guess honestly I do miss … Read More Best Friends Day

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Stubborn is as Stubborn Does

Self-doubt is something I really struggle with. There’s almost no situation in which my inner saboteur doesn’t have an opinion. It can be as simple as getting out of bed on a Monday morning and the inner voice will tell me I can’t do it – and for a split second, I usually believe her. It takes a lot of effort to shake it … Read More Stubborn is as Stubborn Does

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Paranoid Android

A quickie! I’m having a creative slump AGAIN so can’t be arsed to get into regular posting at the moment, even though I’ve got shed loads of reviews piling up. I’ll get to them at the weekend I guess. It’s just sometimes life is hard and I feel tired and slightly depressed. Not enough not to function but enough to know I’m not myself. … Read More Paranoid Android

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Juices

Every so often (very often) I become a master procrastinator. I may have a list of 78 things that simply must be done RIGHT NOW but there I am gazing at my navel and wondering who would play me in the cinematic biopic of my life (Philip Seymour Hoffman is no longer with us so I guess… Bette Midler?). I’m in a creative rut … Read More Juices

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Saturday

I planned to wake up at seven but keep hitting the snooze button until just before 9. I’m supposed to make the first cup of tea on weekend mornings but Glynn does this morning. Only because I’ve agreed to make breakfast. 🍳🍞 I get up and queue up my film. It’s I Saw The Devil, a Korean horror movie. I can’t sort the subtitles … Read More Saturday

Sunday’s Girl

This morning my rut took me out of the flat and walking round the park, talking to my friend Lauren on the phone for over an hour. Honestly, following the pettiest fight in the history of all fights with the man I married, I was looking to lick my wounds in Superdrug. A basic bitch go fuck yourself to the ‘man’, you know how … Read More Sunday’s Girl

My Week in Pictures – March 17 to 20

This edition of My Week in Pictures is sponsored by cake, and dedicated to one of my favourite people on the planet, Tatty of tattyfrankland.com who celebrates her 21st birthday on Sunday. On Wednesday we celebrated her (fake) birthday in style with cake, crown and candles, before she jetted off to Sri Lanka yesterday. I am beside myself with jealousy and have been pining quietly … Read More My Week in Pictures – March 17 to 20

Weekend 2: Photography 101

So this weekend I’m supposed to play with light at different times of the day; dawn, the middle of the day, afternoon and dusk. Well, ain’t nobody got time for that, I have things to do and people to see today. And hoovering to do. However, I have something even better to share, I think. Last night something made me think of my old … Read More Weekend 2: Photography 101

Warmth

Today, capture an image of warmth, ideally using the sun as your source. Via Photography 101: Warmth (12th March 2015) I’m not a sun worshipper. Being a ginger means I have to be careful not to spend too much time under its watchful gaze. However, I do miss its gentle kiss in the mornings. Now it’s lighter when we wake, I feel like Spring is really … Read More Warmth

Big/The Natural World

I could say it’s been a busy week but it hasn’t really, I’ve just had other things on. But I’ve still been keeping up with my #photo101 assignments and today is a double whammy! (I have skipped one so far, which was Bliss and I didn’t technically miss it, I want to focus on it more, so might sign off this course with my entry. We’ll … Read More Big/The Natural World

Weekend One: Photography 101

Experiment with Composition. We’ve learned framing and composition techniques this week. Let’s apply them! Via Photography 101: Weekend One (7th March 2015) I don’t know if I’ve successfully achieved the lesson  set out in this weekend’s assignment, I didn’t really think about composition and the like when I was acting like a tourist in my own town. We went out to do my absolute favourite thing this … Read More Weekend One: Photography 101

Solitude

Capture a snapshot that conveys the state of being alone. Via Photography 101: Solitude (6th March 2015) I love being alone. When I think of it, although I am surrounded by people all day and live with another human being, I am quite often on my own by choice. When I don’t get this quality time with Me, I start to get angsty and then I seek … Read More Solitude