#StoryOfMyLife, Writing confessions

Writing a novel: pointless or fulfilling?

It's now been almost 8 months since I put the first words in an empty Word document, which I later named Jeremiah and Natasha (which is also the working title of my novel). Fast forward 8 months, and this document has grown to be 136 page, containing 74,000 words, most of which I am proud of.… Continue reading Writing a novel: pointless or fulfilling?

Writers Readers

Writers Readers: ‘Secret Keeping for Beginners’ by Maggie Alderson

Writers Readers is a series which reminds writers about one of the most important sources of writing education - other writers' books. Every edition of Writers Readers brings you books I loved (or hated), with reviews you can actually learn from, and tips about how to become the writer you want to be, through reading.  Today's… Continue reading Writers Readers: ‘Secret Keeping for Beginners’ by Maggie Alderson

Musings

Same look, new life. The Arguably Honest relaunch.

Arguably Honest came to life a little over a year ago. A year and a month to be (almost) exact. I was in the middle of the (very entertaining) revision for my Financial Mathematics and Business Statistics module, and looking for a way to procrastinate. As you do. I felt that I desperately needed (I tend… Continue reading Same look, new life. The Arguably Honest relaunch.

Organised life, Smart Spender

How I survived on £900 a month in London

Sound impossible, right? It near enough is, when you can't live with your boyfriend, and don't want to share a room with some stranger (Jesus Christ, never, ever, just no. I'm an only child and enjoy walking around naked. Enough said.). During my second year away from education I somehow got myself into a terribly… Continue reading How I survived on £900 a month in London

Musings

The life lessons from working in customer service

I have spent 1.5 years of my 23 years long life working in customer service. Might not seem like much, but that's more than half of my working life. In that time, I've worked as a shop assistant, a shampoo technician (the most insane job title I'll probably ever have), receptionist, and waitress. I will… Continue reading The life lessons from working in customer service

Favourites

My winter favourites

Ok. Officially it's still winter for a few more days. But when you're strolling through London in your spring/autumn jacket (and you're too warm when it's zipped up), and with sun shining in your eyes, the last thing you think about is winter. Screw the calendar. It's most definitely spring to me! I would like… Continue reading My winter favourites

Musings

Living with lactose intolerance

I had no allergies as a kid. Really, not a single one. I had friends carrying epi pens to school, but I could roll in the grass and eat peanuts by the handful, and I'd be fine. I thought I would be like that forever. After all, why would I suddenly develop an allergy as… Continue reading Living with lactose intolerance