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?
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.
*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…
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.
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.
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?
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?
I was shocked and saddened by the news last month, that Mike Thalassitis, of Love Island fame, had been found dead - aged just 26. For those who are unfamiliar with Mike Thalassitis, and/or Love Island - Mike appeared in season three of the ITV2 hit show - which sends singletons, looking for love, to … Continue reading A word for your thoughts?
Last Friday, I was challenged by George Smith, presenter of the 'The Friday Night Takeover', on BBC Radio Lincolnshire - to cut down on my use of plastic (well, as much as possible), for an entire week. Listen to George and I discussing the challenge here. Skip to 42.10 for our little chat - but do … Continue reading Purging plastic… is it even possible?
A huge part of growing up is learning how to successfully manage your money. Like many other things associated with adulthood, I'm not a fan. It's even worse than the price of toilet roll - now THAT is a national farce. Why may you ask? Not because I don't think it's important, or because I'm … Continue reading Pick ‘n Mix to a Pension Plan… help.