Friday, 31 August 2012

On... Errol

Errol turned one last week.

He's ace.

PS: This is interesting. I think having a baby should be life-changing, but not personality-changing. And the mother-mono-focus she talks about is something that's bugged me for a while.... I mean, I can talk about baby sleep techniques for hours, but I'd rather talk about books and shoes and movies and restaurants and travel and you know, everything else in the world.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

On... an epic post about skin

I like skincare. I like makeup. I like being a girl. (We’ve covered this in previous sessions.)
I sometimes wonder if enjoying this stuff so much makes me a shallow, vain victim of our patriarchal society and / or  the billion dollar marketing machine of the beauty industry. But then I think ‘fuck it, it’s FUN’. And so, in response to a lovely request from Elizabeth, here are my favourite skincare things.

Friday, 24 August 2012

On... a New Author Survival Guide

I was emailing with a newish author (well, newer than me, and I’ve only been a little teeny tiny author for about three years, so whatevs, as people born in the 90s say) the other day and she said how there’s very little on the internet for new authors. Loads of support for would-be authors, forums and tips galore, apparently, but nothing for published authors.
So I thought I’d write my own little New Author Survival Guide.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

On... Taylor Swift's new song

Bet you twenty bucks (or pounds, or rupees, or whatever currency ices your cupcake) that you listen to this for 30 seconds, think 'nope, not for me', then put it back on within five minutes and then play it twice more. I did.

Catchy as hell.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

On.... a good mood playlist for you

These are Good Mood songs that I have been listening to forever. I get sick of them, and ignore them for a few years, and then I remember them and go, oh, fuck me, I love that goddamn song. Anyway, turn the volume up to twelve* and go nuts, my darlings.  
*Eleven is so passé.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


Remember a few weeks ago how I said I was pretty sure the new book would be called The Best Of Anything, but I was probably wrong? Well I was right! I mean, I was wrong. The Best Of Anything was knocked out in the final round.

Monday, 6 August 2012

On.... the perfect wedding day

So. Just over two years ago, Fox and I got married in Manhattan. (Crowd goes wild.) Yes! I know. Mawwiage.