Book review: PopCo

Maths and Marketing: I was intrigued by the subject matter of Scarlett Thomas’ PopCo as I’m not (at all) proficient in the former which I find somewhat frustrating, and work in the latter. I had no doubt that its discussions around advertising would be rather Big Brother-ish, but I’m always up for a story that … More Book review: PopCo

An Italian Escape

At the start of the year we booked a couple of days off in March – partly to use up leftover 2017 holiday allowance, in part to celebrate 5 years together, but ultimately so we would actually have a bit of a break. I was determined not to just end up doing housework, but a … More An Italian Escape

The Art of Seeing

As someone who constantly rushes around, thinking of to-do lists, anxious about everything from global catastrophe to insignificant daily minutiae, I struggle to stop and engage with the moment. Swimming has helped, getting your head under water and having to focus on the breath otherwise you’ll drown is quite liberating for a serial over-thinker. But … More The Art of Seeing

W-Day Debrief

So that’s it! After all the planning, Pin-boards, to-do lists, Simon & I married on the 4th November 2017. It was the most perfect day, totally relaxed, and exactly what we were after. I’ve already written a couple of pieces for the venue & my dress shop, so I won’t repeat myself here. Instead have … More W-Day Debrief

The Final Fortnight

The final countdown is here! It’s just under 2 weeks to go till the Big Day – final details are getting sorted, crafts completed, lists ticked off. We’ve also had a shed built and the front room is ready for repainting after a lot of wall destruction and replastering… But we never could keep things … More The Final Fortnight

Advice from the Fog

There’s a huge amount of help out there for people with various mental health issues, especially anxiety. There are countless blogs, self-help books, TED talks, meditation apps. I’m not competing with them, and know my little article is just a drop in the ocean of the internet. To be honest, it’s as much to be a reminder to myself as it … More Advice from the Fog

Review: Funny Girl

Every now and then a show comes along which is a true gem. It makes you laugh, leads to rapturous applause at the end of every number, and results in a spontaneous standing ovation which I’ve not experienced for a very, very long time. Funny Girl is just such a show. After 7 months of … More Review: Funny Girl