Life · Writing

Finding the magic in January.

I struggle with January. Like, a lot. It’s cold, Christmas is over, everyone seems to be really into fitness&health all of a sudden and did I mention it’s cold? It’s the month of fresh starts that seem suddenly stale two weeks in. It’s the month of tube strikes, and promised snow that never materialises. It’s… Continue reading Finding the magic in January.

Reading · Writing · YouTube

5 Writing Youtubers You Should Be Watching!

  1 // Ginger Reads Lainey    Lainey’s videos are super informative and encouraging, and she has some great writing tip videos. I also LOVE her monthly writing vlogs–they are simultaneously completely relatable and inspirational, and I always seem to want to write after watching one. 2 // Kim Chance  Kim has detailed videos on… Continue reading 5 Writing Youtubers You Should Be Watching!

Q&A · Reading · Writing

Q and A: Chris Callaghan, Author of The Great Chocoplot

Hello lovely blog readers! I have been wanting to start a little bookish Q and A series here on my blog for a while now, mainly because (a) I’m nosy, and (b) bookish people (I’m talking librarians, authors, bloggers, book pushers everywhere) are the best, and that is a scientifically verifiable fact* *It might not… Continue reading Q and A: Chris Callaghan, Author of The Great Chocoplot

Life · Writing

From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success!

The title of this blog post is a lyric from a song in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, one of my favourite movies ever. The song is all about how mistakes, and failures and things-going-wrong are the building blocks for success. The sentiment in it speak SO much to me, and I play it on full… Continue reading From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success!

Life · Writing

I’m not where I want to be, I’m where I need to be.

Currently listening to: Hamilton. On repeat. Constantly.  Currently watching: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (the theme song has been stuck in my head for days!)  I’m not sure why, but the quote in this blog title really speaks to me. I like the way it’s accepting of life now, in the moment, whilst acknowledging that there are… Continue reading I’m not where I want to be, I’m where I need to be.