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…

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…