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
Hello! Today's 3 Books, 3 Blogs is a guest post from Angela over at You Are Awesome. I am heading down to London today for a damn fine cup of coffee at The Twin Peaks Festival. I love all of these people (Angela and the blogs and bloggers she recommends) Thanks to Angela, and … Continue reading Nonfiction, Fiction, and Stranger than Fiction
NaNoWriMo and I have an interesting past. The first time I took part, I drafted something that I printed out on mint green paper, workshopped around, edited with red and purple pen, and then stuck in a drawer. Every fucking day year since I have done a variation on that same theme. Blast music. Scribble. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep & Other Words
'Isla, do you like America?' 'I love it.' 'Mumma used to live here.' 'Where? In the toilet?' We were in the bathroom. Although, she can be sarcastic, too. Not her fault. And I should say Isla and Neil were in the bathroom. I can't even fit myself in most accessible stalls, let alone go with … Continue reading Drinking Red Wine On Vacation
Hello! Picture it: A relaxed but working writer on her laptop in a coffeeshop. Sipping coffee and eating a complicated but delicious sandwich. Inspired by the coffee shop music of various conversations punctuated by random laughter and maybe some tears. Inspired by her coffee and her complicated but delicious sandwich. Setting the scene out the … Continue reading Where Everybody Knows Your Name?
We travel down to Edinburgh on Saturday and fly to New York on Sunday. Things have been a little hectic around here, but we are nearly ready to go. I'm looking forward to being on the plane. Planes are where I don't have to take any phone calls, charge any phones, or answer questions harder … Continue reading Finding Zen On An Ordinary Day
Today’s post was going to be about my ultimate stress-busters. A numbered list with keywords and phrases like What The Hell is Hygge? or Just Find Me, Google, Damn it! A (somewhat universal, but still rather personal) list that would garner such comments as: ‘Great post!’ b. ‘Your so funny!’ iii. ‘Can I have tea … Continue reading Driving Through Doors