Brain Food 02.16

  Wow this is long overdue.  Here’s my latest cultural catch-up.  A LOT of things have been catching my attention recently, most of them super-good, so here’s what I’ve been loving – Let’s start with TV of which there is a LOOOOOOOT going on in our house. Since I gave up on nails, it’s been…

Daring to …. Dating Sites

  It was late and I was bored, so last night I decided to sign up to Match.com to see if I could find my future best friend and one man to treat me right.   Turns out Match.com is raaaaather expensive, so this afternoon, whilst looking at alternatives, I happened upon Zoosk.   Zoosk…

Saying Goodbye to The Crumpet

  I’m going to assume that if you’re reading this blog, you’ve come to it via my other blog, The Crumpet, and that you know that for 4, nearly 5 years, I’ve blogged there about nail polish, and that after  much soul searching and 2 years of nearly doing it, I’ve finally pulled the plug…

Tuesday

So this week started badly at work.  I’m good at what I do (managing a sales team), but for some reason, at the company I’m currently at, hitting that target just ain’t happening.  Do I think it’s my fault?  No, I honestly don’t, but that doesn’t stop my paranoia, anxiety and low self-esteem chorussing their…

Who Am I?

Today I’m going to start to get to the heart of why this blog exists.  Why I’m doing it, why I feel it needs recording, and what I hope will come from it.  It’s not a pretty story, but I really hope it will have a beautiful ending.   I’m going to start about 15…

1p a day

All my life I’ve been a spender, not a saver. Pocket money, treat money, wages, windfalls, gifts, birthday money, eBay profits – I always manage to find things to spend it on.  I’d love to blame it on having spent 15 years working in a bank, but to be honest, I think the problem was…

Are Facebook Friends Real Friends?

For introverts, and those of us who can’t be arsed to go out and socialise, Facebook changed our lives.  Suddenly, we could become friends with people on different continents, share journeys (nail art challenges, say) and unhappinesses with people who understood what we were going through.  Facebook opened the door to the world. But for…

Brain Food 01.16

  I thought it might be fun to document my “cultural” achievements each week, whether that’s binge-watching Netflix, or actually writing, or doing my nails.  Like all food, some is exquisite, some is bland, and some is junk of the guiltiest kind🙂 I’m hoping – nooooo, determined – that as I go through the year,…

Planner Time!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a stationery whore.  My birthday is at the end of August, and I remember the butterflies in my tummy as I would take my birthday pennies to Woolworths to buy stationery ready for the return to school. Even now there’s few things that turn me on…

I Love It!

On The Crumpet, my favourite posts of the year were always my end of year round-ups.   I loved them because they allowed me to speak with truth and honesty, and sometimes, the reflective view is not the same as the “in the moment” euphoria of a review. I thought long and hard about whether…

Hello 2016

  So 2015 b-LOWED.  For so many reasons 2016 needs to be better. I’ve lost track of how many years in a row I’ve said this – “hopefully next year will be better”, “let’s face it, next year’s GOT to be better hahaha”, “here’s to a better year”.  So is my life just a carousel…

Goodbye 2015

Well hello there.   Welcome to the off-shoot blog of The Crumpet. I wanted to create different content, get back to my writing roots, and record this year of trying to be an adult.  That wasn’t content I wanted to put on The Crumpet, so whilst that will stay a nails blog, this page will…