• Gyoza dinner

    Gyoza and marathon

    I won’t lie, I get pretty sick of cooking every meal but this is our new healthy-ish fast dinner and the kids eat it ALL which is satisfying. Gyoza from the japanese supermarket, I’d…

    8th October 2018
  • Books by my bed
    Books Life


    As much as I like to borrow books I love to have them also. Everything about the stacks of reading material beside my bed is making me happy. In no particular order: The lost…

    7th October 2018
  • Picture of the book 'The Art of Falling apart"

    Back: This week

    I’ve gone cool on instagram. Again. It got to be too earnest a digital space for me to inhabit. I don’t want to consume there, I don’t want to participate in the glib, prosaic,…

    6th October 2018
  • Picture of R sewing

    This one was easy

    Just to set the scene of how I’ve started this post. Got the kids to bed, I’m sitting on the sofa, in the dark pretty much, I’ve got Love island on in the background…

    14th June 2018
  • Picture of a red shirt

    The good stuff

    I’m trying to think of a recent compliment. Two people said I looked really ‘comfy’ at work yesterday, I’m not sure that counts. Better than tired, I had to ban any comments whatsoever about…

    13th June 2018
  • Picture of Hannah Braime's The Year of You

    The year of me: My closest friend

    “Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored for another” -Derek Walcott. I got an idea in Cornwall when I downloaded this book.…

    12th June 2018
  • Books

    Mark Manson

    Now, Mark Manson had dropped off my radar. A couple of years ago I applied to be his virtual assistant, but I never heard back, almost certainly because I don’t feel I ever got…

    16th January 2018
  • Picture of me reading


      Way back in the summer when everything was a big mess I had a booking at the house for two students to stay. The whole few weeks they were here were intense due…

    9th January 2018
  • Picture of granny squares
    Crochet Life

    Slow down

      I haven’t written here very much for a long time because 2017 made me not want to write at all. I’m relieved I wrote so little I felt so misaligned, but it’s the…

    7th January 2018
  • Picture of my feet on my run


    I was walking the dog the other day and bumped into one of the regular walkers I’ve seen intermittently over the last three years.   She asked me what exactly I was doing the…

    21st August 2017