It’s autumn here in Australia but in all honesty it’s warmer than I remember any summer in England being. I’ve just wandered around the local park. The weather app on my phone says it’s 21 degrees, but it must have been lying. Put it this way - jeans were a rookie mistake. My clothing error … Continue reading Your New Summer Dressing Rule Book
When I was younger, I was obsessed with America. I loved the films, the music, the iconic scenery, the celebrities, the food. If you asked me what era I would go back in time to, I would say 1980s America - I could have my teenage years living like I was in The Goonies, going … Continue reading Whatever happened to the American Dream?
I’m writing this post feeling so much gratitude for the week we have had. So many things right now make me feel so happy. We are in a place we love, meeting so many brilliant new people, seeing exciting new things and speaking to everyone back home so often that it doesn’t really feel like … Continue reading Down Under Diary 7: Thank YOU
A (very) brief plot overview Joan is a 10 year old with an incredible memory and the desire to win a songwriting competition to win money to save her dad’s recording studio. Gavin is an actor mourning the sudden death of his partner Sydney. The two become unlikely friends, with Gavin helping Joan with her … Continue reading Book Review: The Reminders by Val Emmich
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a writer. I was the kid who was always reading, the one who would tell her teddies stories and the teenager one who wrote dark, moody poetry. As a child I’d spend my pocket money on new notebooks or the latest release from … Continue reading Happiness Is… achieving your goals
A (very) brief plot overview Sophia discovers her parents bodies at her childhood home in what the police describe as an attempted murder-suicide. However Sophia doesn’t believe that this explanation of events is true, especially after realising that her parents were broken into four times in six months. She does some digging, finds her mother’s … Continue reading Review: Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan
I met Raven when I was 18 through a friend who had invited me out with her group of friends. I remember feeling absolutely terrified to walk into a strangers house and meet an already established friendship group. Nobody wants to be the new girl, but there I was, the only one there in jeans, … Continue reading Conversations with… Raven Swaine
It’s hard to remember a time when I didn’t feel self conscious about my smile. I wasn’t born with a perfect set of Hollywood pearly whites, ruler straight and sparkling. My front two teeth overlap and my dentist never saw it fit for me to wear a brace. Despite not really drinking fizzy pop when … Continue reading Smile Like You Mean It
I am grateful that I am with my fiancé Jack every day. I wake up happy, I go to sleep happy and I feel blessed, truly blessed. After always being on the edges of each other’s lives for years and years, we finally met and the rest, as they say, is history. I don’t have … Continue reading Ghosting or Cowardice – Is There A Difference?
A (very brief) plot overview Essentially what it says on the tin - Lily Allen’s life so far in her own words. What’s good about it? For someone who grew up reading stories in trashy magazines about Lily Allen’s lifestyle and her celebrity feuds, it was nice to hear her side of the argument as … Continue reading Review: Lily Allen: My Thoughts Exactly