I’ve always said that the worst part of having tests done is the agonising wait for results. Once you have those results, you know where you stand, but that bit in-between is enough to give the coolest person in the world anxiety. Recently, I’ve been suffering with pain in my hip and lower back. Unfortunately, … More The Reality of Scanxiety | Cancer Tips
A drop of condensation rolled down the glass and pooled on the windowpane. Charlie watched it as it made a damp spot on the wood and tutted. Lifting his cigarette to his lips, he took a long drag and looked back to the glaring screen of his laptop. ‘And it was there that Jonah decided … More The Wolf Moon | Writing
Towards the end of last year, I headed to Crete with my mam – our first proper holiday in years due to lockdowns! Of course, for such an occasion, I had to pack some great books that I would be devouring from a sun lounger. The first, My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle made me … More The Butterfly Room | Books
On an autumnal afternoon in Oxford, my mother & I were wandering around Waterstones, browsing the gorgeous stacks of books before we visited the Ashmolean. Taking a book down from one of the shelves, my mother noted the beautiful cover and read the blurb aloud to me. It sounded idyllic. As I was telling her … More Three Summers | Books
After planning our wedding for a year, we got married in May on one of the most magical days of my life. Although I woke up at 3:30am on the day, with an upset stomach (which I think may have been nerves!) and stressed all morning about whether I’d be well enough to attend my … More We Got Married! | News
I’ve been looking for an opportunity to fundraise for a charity close to my heart for a while now. But when it came along combined with something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, I couldn’t say no! That’s not to say I’m absolutely terrified. It is the world’s fastest seated zipline, after … More Ziplining for Noah’s Ark Charity | Fundraising
I’ve always used writing when I’m in a bit of a low spot. Whether I’ve had a bad day, I’m feeling overwhelmed or my confidence needs a boost, writing always helps me to get clear on exactly how I’m feeling. … More 5 Writing Techniques for Confidence | Confidence
For me, NetGalley is the gift that keeps on giving. I’ve requested some brilliant books in the past and none have let me down. I was looking for something meaty to get my teeth into over the winter months and when I saw Colm Toibin’s latest novel pop up, I requested a copy straight away. … More The Magician | Books
With the dreaded C-word still around, I haven’t travelled abroad this year and it’s really had an effect on me. Looking forward to escaping everyday life for a while and discovering somewhere new always gives me a little boost, but this year, I’ve found myself just plodding along, doing the same old thing, day in, … More Hotel du Lac | Books
A few weeks ago, my mam & I took a trip to the Cotswolds for the weekend.
We haven’t been abroad since the pandemic kicked in and we fancied seeing a new part of the UK that neither of us had been to before.
So, we packed up the car on a warm, autumnal morning and headed to the Cotswolds.
… More A Long Autumnal Weekend in the Cotswolds | Travel