‘Whatever Gets You Through the Day, it’s Ok’ – Self-Care Strategies for Realists

Have you ever looked back upon a time in your life and thought is that me? It can’t be. I’ve been daydreaming about my summers during university, when I worked part time and wrote sprawling essays and stories for my own amusement. I mean, really? I did that? I sat there in that kingdom of... Continue Reading →

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Review: The Party Givers’ Book by Mary Gallati, 1957

I try to buy almost everything I need or want from charity shops. Because: 1. Through excessive charity-shop lingering, I’ve slowly become dependent upon shopping in a 1980s timewarp. Everything is sequinned and £5 is the average cost of a dress. So when I venture into normal high-street shops, it is hell. There are NEVER... Continue Reading →

The Friday Happy List – 10th Oct 2013

Oh hey downpour. Hey October. Glasgow is slick with rain and stoic under siege. But there are reasons to be cheerful. It's Friday, which means for 9-5ers its time to let your hair down, get absolutely trashed and wake up on Sunday with only a few dim and alarming recollections. Don't worry, you're living life excellently! Here are some other happy... Continue Reading →

Cheap and Healthy Eats

 This adventure in bread-baking and chorizo soup is brought to you by the slightly eccentric Doris Grant - author of 'Your Daily Loaf', (which arguably led on to every single book about baking bread being titled with some kind of play on words). She came up with the, frankly, revolutionary idea that bread doesn't really... Continue Reading →

The £22 Spring Wardrobe!

This year it seemed to me that Winter ended one day and Spring began the next. A few weeks ago I was stomping home at 5pm in the dark. This Friday I was out in the evening, serene Spring sunshine about, and a bright chill in the air. Just lovely. Befitting this sudden spree of blue skies,... Continue Reading →

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