Help! Notebooks Rule My Life

Hi folks! I was having a think the other day about blog post ideas, and to be honest I was struggling to think of anything. I haven’t been doing a whole lot of reading for a while, and I write so much of my life down in notebooks these days that I don’t splurge quite so much online.

But that led me to the idea of sharing those notebooks with you. And that idea is what led me to the realisation that:

notebooks

I have seven on the go at the moment, each for a different purpose, and I thought it’d be fun to share what kinds of notebooks I like, how I use them, and the techniques I use to keep track of my life within them. So that’s what I’m going to do in this post! I’ll go through them, rather arbitrarily, in size order. Continue reading

I May Or May Not Have Endometriosis: My Story

Hi folks! Something a little different for you today. It being Endometriosis Awareness Week this week (3rd-9th March) I thought I’d share my experiences with the condition, and do what I can this week to spread the word.

I’ve used inclusive, gender neutral language throughout this post. Not every woman has a uterus, not every person with a uterus is a woman. I firmly believe that resources on conditions like endometriosis should be accessible to everyone. Continue reading

Thinky Thoughts Inspired by: Why be Happy When You Could be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

Before we start. This is one of my more personal posts. If we know each other in a professional capacity, or if we’re family, you might want to think about skipping this one. I’m leaving the decision up to you. This isn’t a particularly happy or relaxing post, but it’s been cathartic to write it, and I think it will be cathartic to share.

Also, trigger warnings for abandonment issues, and vague mentions of childhood trauma (not mine) and bullying (mine). Continue reading

Bible Journaling for Beginners: Techniques

Hello, folks! Welcome to my second post on Bible journaling. To catch the first, where I talk about the materials you might want to grab, click here.

Today I want to talk about actual techniques to make your pages look really good. Some of these, I’ve tried. Some, I’m waiting to find the right verse to give it a proper go. But they all should be fairly easy to achieve. Continue reading

100th post! Meet the Blogger

Hello, folks! I’ve been running this blog for just over a year now, and today is my 100th post!

I initially started with the intention of cataloguing my reading for and experiences at YALC 2016. I enjoyed connecting with other readers and writers, but since I’d started blogs before and never managed to stick with them, I wasn’t making any big commitment to a long term project.

But YALC was fun, and I was going to a couple of other book events over the summer, so I thought I’d stick with it for now at least, have some fun, and see where I got.

It wasn’t until the beginning of this year that I realised I wanted to make a proper go of it. I started scheduling posts in advance, interacting more with the online book community, and committed myself to several year-long reading challenges to pull me through any potential slumps.

And now, here we are. 100 posts in, over a year blogging, and I’ve met so many great people, and read so many amazing books. So I thought it would be nice to do a meet-the-blogger post to celebrate my milestone. Thus: here are some things about me! Continue reading