Category: Archived

This Girl Decides To Quit Her Job And Heads to New York City. 

I’ve been planning this post in my head for weeks. Trying to find the perfect way to announce  a pretty big  the biggest development in my life. How do you tell everyone you’re quitting your job to actually write full-time? By ripping off Vance Joy lyrics, of course. It was admittedly fairly flimsy logic. I just like the song, and…

Find Me, For I Am Your Guy.

What you are about to read did not come from me. It came from a very talented observer of the world, Paolo Harrington. Remember that name, for you are about to fall in love with him… Find Me I am the guy. I am the guy you see over there in the corner of the bar. I’m wearing jeans and an…

My small wins of the week #3

I learned how to use chopsticks! (And actually managed to eat a whole bowl of rice using them!) ​ ​ I happened to stumble upon this… ​​ ​ (Which, in case it’s not obvious, is the thing I never even knew I was missing in life… a candy conveyer belt!) I purchased this bag! (Personally I’m rather obsessed with it,…

50 people who are really, really annoying. 

Worryingly, this isn’t exhaustive. 1. People who scrape plates / yoghurt pots. 😡 2. People who chew loudly. 😡 3. People who talk with their mouth full of food. 😠 4. People who talk with their mouth full of drink. (If you’ve seen it happen, you’ll know.) 😤 5. People who start singing a different song when I’m already singing.…

An open letter to Benjamin Judge (the man who never even knew he inspired me.)

Dear Ben, This is one of the scariest things I’ve ever done – and I’ve eaten sushi in Tijuana. It’s ultimately going to go one of two ways… You’ll either be so metaphorically moved by my flattery you’ll metaphorically beam from ear to ear, or you’ll be so literally terrified you literally issue a restraining order. That last one is the…

My small wins of the week #2

I found a new favourite blogger to obsess over. Her name is Morgie, and she is AWESOME!! (Find her here.) These ridiculous little socks are basically… Right? (They make me inexplicably happy.) I’m on the map! Literally, there’s a place in Essex called Cramphorn Walk (my last name is Cramphorn!) It’s now officially on my bucket list to go to…

My week of living alone (told with the aid of emojis)

I always thought I’d be really content 🙂 happy 😃 ecstatic 😆 living on my own. 🏡 They say I’m an introvert 🙃 so being alone is actually my preference. I wouldn’t necessarily disagree with that. I get some of my best ideas 💡when I’m alone. (Most of which come right before I sleep 😴🛌 or in the shower🚿.) To…

And I’ll find comfort in my temptations.

I don’t need proof of God. To me, it’s obvious. Of course there’s God. If there wasn’t we wouldn’t have penicillin, or the internet, or mascara. Even more incredibly the planet itself is situated in this Goldilocks Zone (not too hot, not too cold) which allows us to have water (and therefore Diet Coke), a stable rotation which keeps us…

I think it’s strange that you think I’m funny (they never did.)

I’ve recently had quite an amazing email. It made me smile even more than the email I got from Krispy Kreme offering me a free milkshake. (Basically the least they can do after that whole April Fools thing. The one where they said they were rebranding to Krispy Cream. I told EVERYONE.) It was from a really, really special girl.…

My small wins of the week.

I cooked. For what feels like the first time in three years. And it wasn’t soup. I actually left the house without any make-up on my face. Again, for what feels like the first time in three years. I had a free trashy magazine and instead made the decision to read your blogs. (The following night I resorted to the…