I Do Declare. Or Something.

And so, this time last week I was sitting in a very accessible coffee shop in Edinburgh with two former colleagues I hadn't seen in a while. We were catching up before I realised they hadn't seen Isla in a REALLY long time. 'But I feel like I'm in your house every day,' said one. … Continue reading I Do Declare. Or Something.


10 Things I’ve Learned From Playing Design Home

The closest I get to any kind of interior design is watching re-runs of Designing Women.  Because I am an old, nostalgic, sarcastic soul.  What I am not, is a very visual person. I've moved house A LOT in my life, and my stock answer to 'Where do you want this?' is 'Gimme all the … Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned From Playing Design Home

The Five Stages Of NaNoWriMo Regret

I'm working through all of the stages.  At once.  Here's a pep-talk  from Christine. *   While my blog, I'm Sick And So Are You, is a mere baby in the blog world, I am not a novice blogger. I've been around the block, as they say. I've had blogs in the past and have … Continue reading The Five Stages Of NaNoWriMo Regret

Blogging Re-Focus: The Same Gin, Only Stronger.

Consider this a belated 'If we were having coffee' post.  Hi. First, I would like to thank all of you who recently, and not so recently, clicked the button to read my ramblings.  I appreciate every one of you.  And I didn't know there were so many, many flooring and sanding companies out there.  So … Continue reading Blogging Re-Focus: The Same Gin, Only Stronger.

3 Books, 3 Blogs From Gemma at Wheelescapades

Today's 3 Books, 3 Blogs comes from Gemma at Wheelescapades.  I was very excited to discover Gemma's blog and even happier when she decided to guest post for me here! * 3 Books - Spoiler alert! There will be mini spoilers throughout, although I won’t give away any endings, I don’t feel I can fully … Continue reading 3 Books, 3 Blogs From Gemma at Wheelescapades

That Time We Clicked

Eight years ago today, I was getting ready to go on what I already hoped would be my last first date.  The boy liked Japanese fiction, beer, and obscure bands and the girl liked all of those things, and the boy, too. Online dating and I were on a break.  Had reached an impasse.  Agreed … Continue reading That Time We Clicked

My Favorite Finds From UncommonGoods

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own. Regular readers will know that I like quirky shops that ship to the UK.  (New readers, that's a thing.) UncommonGoods is a Brooklyn-based company that offers unique gifts, jewelery, home decor and more.  I love that they work directly with artists and small manufacturers and … Continue reading My Favorite Finds From UncommonGoods