One of the things vexing me most about people in this pandemic (aside from food waste and panic buyers and people openly coughing in public) is rich people telling everyone staying home isn't that hard. Obviously, stay the fuck at home, but it really isn't as easy for everyone. We don't all have cinema rooms, … Continue reading My Lavish Lockdown Digs
Creating is my favourite way to pass time. And suddenly I, like most people, find myself with a lot of time. However, as I mentioned in my last post, all of our brains are rather full of worry to be focusing on things like writing and other brain-reliant projects. Which is why in times of … Continue reading Cooking to Forget the Crisis
A short post this evening to mark the end of day three (how is it only day three???) and to celebrate a little shine of hope in this seemingly endless darkness. The world is, undoubtedly, a scary and confusing place right now. And Britain had issues long before coronavirus crept onto our shores. What with … Continue reading A Little Shine of Hope
Scrolling through social media recently (and there’s been a lot of scrolling) I’ve been feeling the pressure to be productive. To churn out more work than ever now I'm having to stay home all day. I want to make this lockdown count. However, it isn’t that easy, is it? On day two of official lockdown … Continue reading Productivity On Lockdown
My feeds, on every social media account, are full of panic. I've noticed a sharp up-surge in the general freaking out over the last two days. To the extent where even the Scots are panic buying (I actually do need loo roll, you bastards!). So, in light of it all, and knowing how panic feeds … Continue reading Pictures of Dogs to Stem the Panic
Be kind. We've been hearing that a lot over the past week and it's a marvel we still need to be reminded. Just be fucking kind. How can it be that hard? But what, pray tell, even is kindness? Is it buying a charity t-shirt that says 'be kind' on but was made in a … Continue reading How To Be Kind
This is late. Again. I know, I’m the worst. I’m also massively procrastinating because I told myself I’d go out for a run this afternoon BUT I HAVE TO GET EVERYTHING DONE FIRST, OKAY?! I’m also not quite sure where this post is heading. I wrote the word ‘pride’ down in my notes app a … Continue reading Why Are We Never Allowed To Be Proud?
Despite being what a teen novel would refer to as plain, I’ve never been shy of taking a risk. Or of doing things on my own. Frankly, I got tired of people standing me up. If I wanted to do the things, well, I had to just pull up my socks and crack on alone. … Continue reading Taking Risks and Influencing…Myself?
I’ve hinted at this a lot over the past few weeks but it’s always been distant. A thought in my head as opposed to a concrete decision. Now, though, I’m laying out the details. I'm moving to Edinburgh on the 15th of October (cue panic!). Since I first visited Edinburgh in 2015 I’ve wanted to … Continue reading I’m Moving to Edinburgh!
I’ve been looking forward to YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention) ever since last year when I was scrolling through pictures online and feeling as though I was missing out. As the months ticked by I got even more excited to see my writer friends in their natural habitats. But it arrived with a bittersweet feeling. … Continue reading Behind My Filters at YALC