September 6th: A Short(er) Story

We’d sat in the cold white student house for hours, and when no-one turned up, thought ‘Fuck it’. I was designated driver, as always, so had that weird fake-but-real buzz you get when you’re around drunk people despite not having…

Why I Chose The 9 to 5 Over Working For Myself

There’s so much talk on the internet about being self-employed, going freelance, joining the flexible working revolution and how if you’re doing so, you’re living the dream. And for some that may be true, but what if it’s not sunshine…

Binge Eating Disorder & My Pre-Diabetic Wake Up Call

Yep, things are about to get personal. I’ve always struggled with eating, with my weight, with knowing when to stop. Ever since I was a kid I would find ways to eat more food, to sneak it when no-one was…

#AskTheQuestion Week 1 – MILK – Honouring Your Preferences

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen that I have recently joined #AskTheQuestion, an email series ran by author, blogger, columnist and my all round writing idol Laura Jane Williams. Each week she shares a…

Why It’s Okay That You Don’t Own Everything You Want …

I read an article a few weeks ago that has really stuck with me ever since. It was on a site called The Financial Diet, an incredible blog that opens up the conversation about money and career for young people, especially…

The Pressure of Finding Your Destiny

I’ve never really bought in to the idea of fate, of destiny, of something higher than myself. I’m not sure that I do now, either. But a few years ago, it felt like my eyes were opened. Opened to more…

What I’ve Learned From Running Five 10ks in Six Months

I know what you’re thinking – why put yourself through it? The reason I decided to sign up for 5 distance runs in 2016 was firstly, to give myself a physical challenge and a reason to push myself, and secondly,…

10 Days in NYC: A New York City Travel Diary

New York, New York. So good, they named it twice – and it only takes one trip there to see why. There’s something inexplicably magical in the air, across the skyline, on the streets. As soon as you step into…

Discovering Manchester: 4 Vintage Havens

Prepare for more checked shirts, denim shorts and retro accessories than you can handle; I’ve been vintage shopping. I distinctly remember the first time James and I got stuck into Manchester’s vintage clothing scene, right back when we first moved…

My top tips and tools for making freelance life easier (plus FREE …

Making the move to go freelance isn’t easy, for anyone. It’s quite a risk to take, even if you’ve got clients ready and waiting. The days of a guaranteed income at the end of each month is gone, and it’s…

Discovering Manchester: American Eats at Home Sweet Home

Welcome to the first in my Discovering Manchester series – blogs all about my favourite things to do, places to see and food to eat in this beautiful city. There’s nothing better after a day of walking and exploring a…