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30 Day Writing Challenge

I’m going to learn to drive / Writing Challenge Day 27

I've finally done it. I've applied for my provisional license. I might be five years late compared to most people, but that's okay. When it arrives in the post, I won't be able to delay learning to drive any longer. Driving lessons have never been a main priority for me. Yeah sure, I imagined that… Continue reading I’m going to learn to drive / Writing Challenge Day 27

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This post is about hair & I can’t think of a witty name for it / Writing Challenge Day 20

My hair gets everywhere, and I'm sure you long-haired people out there can relate. It gets all over the laminate floors, worms its way into our fluffy rugs, and (and this is super gross and kind of embarrassing to admit) it's even sneaked into the fridge somehow (and quickly removed... I'm not a savage). I… Continue reading This post is about hair & I can’t think of a witty name for it / Writing Challenge Day 20

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Exposing the Cobbles Beneath & Romanticising the Past / Writing Challenge Day 19

There are ghosts everywhere... not white-sheet-with-eyes kind of ghosts, but ghosts of times gone by. I often come across a patch of cobbles, elbowing their way out of the tarmac, determined to remind us of the lives that were lived before ours. Apparently, when slums were demolished, only the top layers were erased in many… Continue reading Exposing the Cobbles Beneath & Romanticising the Past / Writing Challenge Day 19

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30 Day Writing Challenge

Do I write about myself too much? / Writing Challenge Day 18

I've been thinking a lot about how at the minute I write mostly about myself. Dolly Alderton mentioned that she has finally decided to stop writing about herself and her life in the podcast I was listening to yesterday (Ctrl Alt Delete by Emma Gannon - would highly recommend). Then a few hours later a… Continue reading Do I write about myself too much? / Writing Challenge Day 18

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30 Day Writing Challenge

Rainy Summer Days and Nostalgia / Writing Challenge Day 15

The earthy smell and pitter patter of rain makes me feel nostalgic. I had to pop to the post office earlier, and my walk involved cutting through the tree lined short cut to the main road. Although today's rainstorm had pretty much finished, droplets had collected in the trees and were slowly making their way… Continue reading Rainy Summer Days and Nostalgia / Writing Challenge Day 15

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30 Day Writing Challenge

You can take the girl out of the city but… / Writing Challenge Day 14

I'm a city gal at heart. I've known this for years, but it was brought home to me when Tom and I went for a walk on Saturday. We get the best of both worlds where we live, because we're only half an hour away from Manchester city centre, but also just a 15 minute… Continue reading You can take the girl out of the city but… / Writing Challenge Day 14

30 Day Writing Challenge

Being scared of the doorbell & feeling like a pretend grown up / Writing Challenge Day 10

The doorbell terrifies me. It's not that I have a phobia of doorbells themselves, but when the flat buzzer rings, it always gives me a fright. Ninety nine percent of the time it's just the postman... or the Asos person... or the Amazon guy... so when I'm not expecting a delivery and the buzzer lets… Continue reading Being scared of the doorbell & feeling like a pretend grown up / Writing Challenge Day 10