you should run too. If you’ve ever met me - you’ve probably heard me make that joke. And up until about a year ago, this was very much the case! The only other thing that MAY have made my pace quicken ever so slightly was the prospect of cake… or profiteroles… or chocolate - take … Continue reading If you ever see me running…
The Strictly spotlight on… Sign Language!
Truth be told, I've not been very well over the past few days (solidarity with my fellow 'super cold' victims)! Which has meant I've had a fair bit of time on my hands. In between sleeping, eating, and watching 'New Girl' (cried when Cece and Schmidt FINALLY got married, sorry, spoiler alert...) - I've also … Continue reading The Strictly spotlight on… Sign Language!
The unhealthiest of comparisons: success & sadness…
It's all a bit pants at the moment isn't it? I'm aware that's an unusual opening line for a blog written by me. I'm also aware that you probably don't need me to tell you that. But nonetheless, it was quite cathartic to type. So much so, I'm going to do it again. It's all … Continue reading The unhealthiest of comparisons: success & sadness…
Has spring always been this beautiful? Or have I just been too busy to notice?
As the title probably suggests, there's been a lot of deep thinking of late. What can I say, I've had a lot of time on my hands... I, like many, have been adjusting to this slower, and more singular way of life. I am still working - and still regularly heading into a (socially distanced) … Continue reading Has spring always been this beautiful? Or have I just been too busy to notice?
Little Women: Review.
Trying something new this afternoon - my first review! Hope you enjoy! I realise I'm ever so slightly late to the party here, but I recently saw the film 'Little Women' and I was absolutely blown away. Released on Boxing Day 2019, the film features a star-studded cast: Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée … Continue reading Little Women: Review.
Letting things slide…
*FYI: This picture will make SO much more sense later on* It's very easy to let things slide. If, like me, your New Year's Resolutions are already melting into the not-to-distant past, you can probably understand where I'm coming from. You may or may not have noticed that I've been a bit absent from Jess … Continue reading Letting things slide…
Thank you M&S.
Twelve months ago, I'd just graduated, and I had no idea what I wanted to do next. So the immediate plan was very simple: get a job. And that I did. My manger, very kindly, agreed to take me back. I rejoined the M&S Grantham team, after working on and off for the company whilst … Continue reading Thank you M&S.
What. A. Year.
In June 2018, I graduated from Durham University. I cannot believe it has been (just over) a year. A whole year. What a year it has been. At present, I'm juggling a job at M&S, freelance writing projects & working part-time for BBC Radio Lincolnshire. The latter is something that began very recently, and I … Continue reading What. A. Year.
Putting pen to paper: a principle of the past?
When was the last time you wrote, or received, a handwritten letter? When was the last time you scribbled something down? Not typed or texted - but physically transcribed something - onto a piece of paper? What about forms/paperwork - admin in general? A cheque? A prescription? An application? Statistics suggest that it may have … Continue reading Putting pen to paper: a principle of the past?
2019: year of the STAYcation?
A 'staycation', sometimes also known as a 'holistay', is when an individual or family takes a holiday within their own country, rather than travelling abroad. A rise in the appeal of so-called staycations is linked to everything from Brexit to travel sickness. They may also be cheaper, longer (less time spent travelling), and simpler to … Continue reading 2019: year of the STAYcation?