Emojis are the language of today. This thought struck me the other day and made me realise just how much the way we use and perceive language has changed since the birth of the social media and mobile phones. To cut a long story short, the power of emojis was brought home to me when… Continue reading The Power of Emojis / Writing Challenge Day 3
Here is my writing for day 2... I thought I'd try uploading it straight from my notebook so it's unedited!
I've been feeling demotivation when it comes to my personal projects and I want to become more disciplined when it comes to being creative... So I've decided to do a 30 day challenge! Every day for the next 30 days I'll be writing something - observations and thoughts from the day... or I might use… Continue reading 30 Day Writing Challenge
Last Thursday I hosted my first ever book club meet up... the physical manifestation of something that I've wanted to do for months. I actually wasn't that nervous, even though I am "the leader", and that's not a position I usually hold - not by choice anyway! Interestingly (interesting for myself anyway), I think I… Continue reading Book Club Meet Up no.1
After years of experimenting, I have finally found my perfect planning system... In previous years, I've spent several hours swooning over highly decorated Fliofax planners and Bullet Journals... and although I've tried to be a sticker loving, colour coordinated planner myself, I just can't keep it up. I end up getting worked up about making… Continue reading How I’m using my Muji planner!
Today I'm talking about one my all time fave subjects, social history! I've always had a huge interest in the lives of working people from the Victorian times onwards. Unfortunately, I don't feel like social history is a very hot topic for many of my peers... but I know they'll be someone out there who… Continue reading Social History Books! (Victorian, Edwardian, Slum Clearance etc)
Why do I rely on an outfit to make me feel good? Not completely, that would be extreme, but putting together a fab ensemble certainly appears to help me have a more positive day. I have days where I run out the door in a hurry and instantly know I've made a bad outfit choice...… Continue reading Clothes & Confidence
Walking in the footsteps of my ancestors... Not last Sunday but the Sunday before, my boyfriend, Tom, his grandparents and I went on a very important and highly anticipated trip to Fleetwood. I'm from Birmingham, whereas Tom and his family are all from Bolton. Although I'm a proud Brummie, as an attempt to fit… Continue reading Finding Freda’s House / Feeling connected to our ancestors…