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…
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?