How To Shop When You Hate Shopping

The only shopping I like is book shopping. I buy myself new clothes about once every 3 years, I don't follow trends, and malls are not my happy place.  Unless we're talking books, coffee, or movies. And today I want to talk about clothes. After we booked THE TRIP, I got excited for a bunch … Continue reading How To Shop When You Hate Shopping

10 Things I’ve Learned in 7 Years of Blogging

August marks the 7th anniversary of Gin & Lemonade.  It's been an interesting ride.  I've learned a lot.  About myself, and others.  About writing.  And how blogging is a separate thing almost entirely from writing.  They're cousins, I think.  And I'd like to bring them closer together. But, I'm getting ahead of myself. I guess … Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned in 7 Years of Blogging

Of Balloons and Birthdays

'Happy Birthday, baby!' 'Go to sleep, Mummy.' 'Aren't you excited?' 'Sleeep, Mummy.' Isla crawled into bed between us, then well, went back to sleep. 'What time is it?' 'Five o'clock.' 'Well, shit.  G'night,' I said. Two hours later.  Stickers and balloons in bed. 'What, no penguins?' Isla asked.  'C'mon, guys!' Her favourite thing of the … Continue reading Of Balloons and Birthdays

Writing In The Wild

'I don't want to go.' 'Yes, you do.' 'What are you going to do for me in exchange for going out and speaking to people?' 'I'll fix your phone screen.' 'Good deal.  I prefer messaging to speaking.  Actually, I hate people.' 'No, you don't.' 'I don't.  But how bout reading?  Can I stay home and … Continue reading Writing In The Wild

I Should Take My Own Writing Advice

I've been writing for longer than you think.  I've been writing for longer than I think sometimes.  I used to write fiction, had five novels on the go.  Used to write short stories longhand.  On my bedroom floor.  When I was 25.  I used to draft things, even when people said to leave that shit … Continue reading I Should Take My Own Writing Advice