New York Girls

It’s Friday! There is frosty-cold beer in my glass, and pizza in the oven. It’s a good time to be alive! I’ve found another foot-stomping folky jig, complete with some strings and group chorus. The weather has finally cooled down to a more moderate, British take on summer – no longer quite as sweltering, butContinue reading “New York Girls”

Walking on the waves

“An island in the sunlightLaughter in the rainA whisky in the darknessIt all feels just the same.” What a delightful folky Scottish vibe. I must make more of a habit of bringing in a bit more folky kind of stuff into my regular rotation, because I like it a lot, and well, it always putsContinue reading “Walking on the waves”

Learn Me Right

Brave is a delightfully atmospheric movie. I really enjoy it, and I think that while it isn’t necessarily the best in terms of its narrative structure, I like that it has a butt-kicking princess who is determined to be the master of her own fate (but ultimately learns that her family is important to her,Continue reading “Learn Me Right”

If I had a heart

“This will never end, ’cause I want more” I’ve been enjoying the world’s recent drift to like, premedieval magic over time. I don’t really know how I got to this song, but possibly by listening to some bardcore (not joking) sent to me by my sister-in-law. Totally great. Jolene, by Dolly Parton, but in like,Continue reading “If I had a heart”

Another Love

This evening, I’m writing between cooking. I’ve got comforting but possibly too warming mac and cheese in the oven, at Alex’s special request. It’s great when favourites are also that easy. He’s great on that count – would be perfectly happy to eat one of three or four favourites over and over, punctuated by theContinue reading “Another Love”

Project Songbird: Week 3

It’s been a delightful weekend, at the end of a pretty good week. We enjoyed some sunshine, got Alex a bike and went on a bike adventure, went on a socially distant picnic with friends in our local park, started our wine kit… and, well, I haven’t felt much like writing. I’ve been struggling withContinue reading “Project Songbird: Week 3”

Book review: Stephen King’s On Writing

Major leagues, in terms of novelist royalty. Stephen King has been outside my consideration for way too long. Like, I knew he existed, and wrote quite a lot, but I think neither of my parents were a fan of creepy stuff, so consequently, I never really saw a pile of Stephen King fiction on aContinue reading “Book review: Stephen King’s On Writing”

Life is a highway

Can you flipping believe that I’ve written a whole fifty of this format of blog? I can’t, not even a little bit. I was having a think about my blog stats earlier today, because today also is the marker of two months of consistently blogging once a day. I am incredibly proud of myself forContinue reading “Life is a highway”

She’s so lovely

So, today’s song is courtesy of a Guilty Pleasures playlist compiled by Spotify. It really has some bangers on it, and yesterday I went a bit mad and wrote a sneaky couple of lightning blogs to have in the bank for just in case I cannot drag myself through even a cursory sucky blog oneContinue reading “She’s so lovely”