A Monster Calls

It is the 27th of December, and as we spent the 26th flying from Yorkshire to Northern Ireland, then doing a second Christmas celebration with my husband’s family, it somehow feels like double Boxing Day. It is one of those cosy, comfortable mornings where no one is doing anything in particular so you can read […]

Time of the Month – August 2017

Oh, readers. I am so rubbish at blogging, and for that I can only apologise. I’d promise to do better in the future, but that is my New Month Resolution pretty much every month and yet it never happens. But let’s try again… In Reading Dark Places by Gillian Flynn My GOD Gillian Flynn’s other […]

Doing Your Tax Return Isn’t That Bad

“Are you serious about this? Then get an accountant.” – Hilary Mantel’s top tip for writing. People really do wang on about doing their tax returns, especially in creative circles. The way people talk about it, you’d think you had to fill out the form in Russian, in triplicate, halfway up Everest. As a consequence […]

Trip to Thailand – Part 1, Khao Lak

I’ve just come back from my very delayed honeymoon! Did you miss me? Why do you mean, you didn’t notice I’d gone because I’m a wildly inconsistent blogger? Rude. Like almost everyone I know who got married this year, we did two weeks in Thailand as our honeymoon and it was so so blissful. Neither […]

Anxiety and Me, Summer 2016

Warning Signs Crying at your desk Identifying with the word “hunted” Repetitive thoughts, repetitive thoughts, repetitive thoughts Catastrophizing A sudden, searing conviction that someone you love hates you Suddenly feeling either very hungry, or sick Not being able to sleep without the radio on Not being able to sleep Being unreasonably upset when an inconsequential […]