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Writer, tweeter and illustrator. Starving artist and thrifting expert. Pen for hire and first-time author at work.

Beauty bargain

Beauty Bargain For October

If you’re like me and you love a bargain, then get ready for a recommended beauty bargain you need to snap up before the end of October. This is a really quick post just to share this deal that I’ve found with you, so apologies for the briefness. Thanks to my friends at TopCashback, you …

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Blogger recognition award

Blogger Recognition Award

Ok, I’ll admit it – I had no idea that there even was such a thing as a Blogger Recognition Award, but it turns out there is, who knew? Anyway, I’ve been nominated for one by the very lovely Abbie of What Abbie Says. Thanks Abbie! If you’re just starting out on your writing journey, or …

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Women & Work

Women & Work: Your Stories

Introducing a new series – Women & Work. I’ve written a lot about my line of work as a writer and the world of freelancing in general, and it’s got me thinking about the range of experiences women have in the workplace. In this special series of blogs I’m going to be discussing some of …

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Keeping Fit

Keeping Fit With The Kids

There’s more to keeping fit than pounding the treadmill all alone. While many of us relish the sweaty solace that gym isolation can bring, there are ways you can incorporate fitness into family life. Why would you want to do that though?  I hear you. Believe me, I love my Wednesday evening get out of …

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Online Shopping

Online Shopping For Thrifters

Who doesn’t love online shopping? It’s my favourite way to shop now, especially for those quick must-have items. The thing is, it’s very easy to keep adding things into that basket, and by the time you’ve added on shipping costs, you’ve often spent way more than you’d planned to, right? Don’t worry, most of us …

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Anxiety and overthinking

Everything You Need To Know About Anxiety and Overthinking

Anxiety and overthinking.  They’re two sides of the same, horrible coin. If you’re anything like me, you know that this is a tough subject to navigate.  The very nature of anxiety is something that leaves you with a sense of unease, dread, even panic. But the overthinking? That’s another beast entirely. Overthinking is, for me, …

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Instagrams

15 Amazing Instagrams For Writers To Follow

When you think about Instagram, your first thought isn’t usually of a place to find quality writing. Instagram is by nature image-based, so you wouldn’t expect it to be a great source of writing content, right? Wrong. Instagram is a veritable hotbed of writing talent. If you’re into poetry, in particular, there’s a world of …

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The Attic

The Attic

The flecks of dust began to gleam in the morning light. Laura glanced across at the moth-eaten sheets that draped across the old wooden bed frame. No one could have been up the stairs of the attic in at least ten years, she thought to herself.  Laura and her boyfriend Mark had just moved into …

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