As a lot of people are working from home, we’re in the strange position of being indoors, all the time. I’m also in the new situation of not going back … Continue reading What Do Writers Wear?
I came back from the wilds of Scotland a couple of weeks ago to find my P45 in the post. Quite a contrast – from a wind-battered climb up a very … Continue reading Why I Quit My Job in the Middle of a Pandemic
Putting these two things together feels as impossible as pineapple on pizza. A creative person needs no rules, boundaries or pesky lists. Organisation is about limiting yourself with goals and … Continue reading Organising Your Creative Life Positively
Very excited to hear that I’ve been longlisted for this year’s Primadonna Prize. The prospect of making only 500 words in any way interesting was certainly a daunting one and … Continue reading Primadonna News!
With the recent Black Lives Matter protests I wanted to look to a different part of untold history. I found this article where Montaz March talked about her dissertation on the … Continue reading Celebrating Amazing People #5
This post is inspired by the German astronomer Caroline Herschel. A breathing gap in half term so this one is a little more timely than the others! Something about her … Continue reading Celebrating Amazing People #4
Much more lighthearted and unusual this week. I was reading the introduction to Cathy Newman’s book Bloody Brilliant Women and I came across an nun from the 10th century who wore … Continue reading Celebrating Amazing People #2
Like most people at the moment, I don’t know what to do. Scrolling through endless feeds and WhatsApp messages bring a strange feeling into my gut – helplessness. So many … Continue reading Celebrating Amazing People #1
You may have noticed a large gap since I last wrote a blog. I certainly have. I’m currently working my way (very slowly, baby/job/rest of life permitting) through The Artist’s … Continue reading Thickening My Skin
“The world is only tolerable because of the empty places in it…when the world’s filled up, we’ll have to get hold of a star. Any star. Venus, or Mars. Get … Continue reading A Week of Silence
Over the past few weeks, something strange has happened. In the tiny bubbles of time I get between work and baby, I’ve started to write again. At first, it wasn’t … Continue reading Finding My Voice
On Friday evening, I went to bed at 8:20pm. Before I went to bed, I browsed through Jamie’s Fifteen Minute Meals books and ordered enough ingredients for the rest of … Continue reading My Boring Life