My Writing Rituals

Today I wanted to share some of my writing rituals. The things that tell my brain that it’s time to be creative. It’s time to get in the flow. You could try some of these out for yourself! I find that the routine of doing these writing rituals helps me focus. These things just grew very naturally but now, rather like Palov’s Dogs, my behaviour changes when I set myself up in this way. I’ve conditioned myself, which…

This is me- Blog Every Day in November

Hello and welcome to November. This month I’m joining in with Blog Every Day in November, run by Elizabeth Dhokia. Yes I know, EVERY DAY. Since starting the book, my blog has taken a back seat. Which is of course totally fine. But, I do love blogging and what blogging has brought me. And having known Elizabeth for years, I promised myself if she ever did this challenge again, well here we are. (Read more about the…

Black Holes (& Revelations)

Are you fascinated by Black Holes? I am. It is perhaps a question you never expected to be asked here, but I’ve decided to embrace the full me lately. Embrace my weird, share all my interests not just a small handful. Taking blogging back to basics even, relax a little, make it more of a journal again. Do what you love, not what is expected of you– a quote I can’t remember who said, please enlighten me if…

24 hours in London

Hello! I’m taking some time out of my rewrite to share with you a 24 hour trip to London, in iPhone photos! A one nighter at my friends flat in Walthamstow and a visit to the V&A to see the Frida Kahlo show. Yet again reminding me that even when we think we’re doing okay, a break from routine can work in a magical way. I returned from this trip feeling revitalized and ready to plough…

Northern Lights Writers Conference & Quotes on Writing

Last month I attended my first writers conference. Held at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale, the Northern Lights Writers Conference promised inspiring talks on the job of writing and the future landscape of being a writer. The keynote speaker was Joanne Harris, known as @Joannechocolat on Twitter due to her arguably most well-known novel, that wound up as a feature film starring Juliette Binoche in 2000. Now, this is the part where I have to admit I’ve…

Autumn Capsule Wardrobe Buys

Hiya! I’ve not done one of these for ages, a What To Wear post. As I’ve just packed away my Spring/Summer clothes and brought out the Autumn/Winter, it’s a the forefront of my mind and I thought I’d share some thoughts on what I’ve learnt so far. You see since purging my wardrobe last year and Working on My Capsule Wardrobe I haven’t been buying nearly as many clothes (including shoes/bags). Not that I bought lots anyway, but…

Creativity and Motivation

Creativity and Motivation, or the longer title; How to Stay Motivated When Working on a Long Term Creative Project. Follow my blog with Bloglovin During any creative project, especially a longer one motivation is key to success. How do you stay motivated? How do you keep going? These are the questions I get asked most often about my writing process. Whatever your creative project is, there will be times when you can’t be bothered showing up to…

How to Rebrand a Blog (and why I wanted to)

Follow my blog with Bloglovin After years, yes seriously, of deliberation, I’ve changed my online persona into me. My real name, the real me. Call it a rebrand or even debrand, but it feels like the right time. Welcome to the next phase of my online journey! This decision is something I’ve pondered over for a while. The implications of a rebrand and a URL change a far-reaching and not something that can be done on…

Afternoon Tea Week with Spode

When Spode got in touch recently to team up with them for Afternoon Tea Week, how could I refuse? Renown for great products I was thrilled to say yes. I love a good afternoon tea, endless Earl Grey with lots of finger food. There’s plenty of worse ways to spend a few hours. The thing is I’d actually been looking to update the crockery at home. I’ve been doing a lot of purging recently, it feels good to…

Recent Reads & my Growing TBR Pile

You may remember back in frozen January, I made a pledge to read more this year. A lot more. In an effort to be accountable for my reading I thought I’d share the books I’ve read. These are all since May, and as you can see my TBR (to be read) pile is rather large. To see what I read from January through April click here. Books I Have Read (since May 2018) The Exit by Helen Fitzgerald.…

The Bohemian Floor

this is an advertorial post in collaboration with Kersaint Cobb The eclectic, bohemian look is something that comes quite naturally to me. I’m a bit of a collector and love to bring things back to use in my home from my travels. These two traits make it easy for me to curate that bohemian style at home. One of the key elements of this look is texture. The layering of textures creates a warm, interesting and…

How I Started Writing a Novel

Writing a novel had been in the back of my mind ever since being a young girl playing with my Grandma’s typewriter. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how I started writing my novel. Despite being far from finished (I’m currently editing the first draft) I thought I’d answer a few of the questions I’ve had as a blog post. It is also a great way for me to mark where I’m up to,…