Did I Just Say That Out Loud?

'Did you enjoy your stay?' 'Well, no.' I said. We were checking out of our hotel on our most recent road-trip to Edinburgh. My mouth gets me in trouble sometimes. Like that time I asked Neil to marry me.  Or the time I threw my Dad out of my house.  Or that time I asked … Continue reading Did I Just Say That Out Loud?

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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

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.

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

A London Weekend At The Twin Peaks UK Festival

I kinda hate talking on the phone.  But I have this one friend who I'd like see every day, and we actually phone each other, on actual phones, something like once a month. My Lobsister Emma deserves her own post (*waves*), but for now I shall use our recent conversation as a prologue, if you … Continue reading A London Weekend At The Twin Peaks UK Festival

17 Stress-Busters & Simple Pleasures

Real-talk time, I was going to call this 17 Things That Piss Me Off.  However.  That only helps me, while these stress-busters will help you, too.  Maybe.  As my Ma says, just try it. I like to watch my kid paint.   Take this morning as an example.  She'd had three halves of two different … Continue reading 17 Stress-Busters & Simple Pleasures