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”

Escape (the Pina Colada song)

A good friend of mine has recently been on a cocktail-making journey, posting is incredible creations on instagram and to me via whatsapp. I’ve loved seeing the creations, starting with delicious-looking hurricanes and heading all over the cocktail map. His new hobby has consumed a decent chunk of his income over the past month orContinue reading “Escape (the Pina Colada song)”

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

This thing, called Love – I am so very glad of it, everyday. This song is an excellent jive, and my jive partner happens to be my beloved human who, when I slump on the couch after a long day, guilt-trips me into a run along a beautiful canal. Some fresh air and some endorphinsContinue reading “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”