Month in review: May 2018

Month in review: May 2018

This month has felt weirdly long and I'm not entirely sure why. I've done a lot of big thinking, so maybe that's part of it. As much as I adore writing and photography, I've felt like there's been a gap and I've been trying to figure out why. I knew there was something else I … Continue reading Month in review: May 2018

ME and the truth: The reality of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. #chronicillness #spoonies #myalgicencephalomyelitis

ME and the truth: The reality of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

In July 2017, I wrote a post entitled ME and me: Living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, in which I talked about my experience of life with an often misunderstood and misrepresented chronic medical condition. Since then, I've had so much wonderful feedback resulting from that post, and one random person telling me that I can be … Continue reading ME and the truth: The reality of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Digital planning apps or bullet journal: Why I refuse to choose. Click to read why the perfect planning system is the one that works for you and changes with you. #bulletjournal #digitalplanning #productivity

Digital planning apps or bullet journal? Why I refuse to choose.

When it comes to planning, I tend to go with one method for a few months, change to something else, stick with it for a while, change back, and so on. Until very recently, I honestly believed a perfect system for me existed and I just hadn't found it yet. And then I realised something. … Continue reading Digital planning apps or bullet journal? Why I refuse to choose.

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 Winner graphic.

Month in review: April 2018

There's a bit of time travel going on here as I'm writing this a little early and scheduling it to post today. As this appears on my blog, my husband and I will be packing ourselves, out stuff and the cat (Silver's first holiday!) into the car and heading to Ireland to visit family for … Continue reading Month in review: April 2018

On caffeine, masochism and deer

On caffeine, masochism and deer

I've been posting blogs on Tuesdays and Fridays for at least the last couple of months and it seems weird to let a Tuesday or a Friday go by without posting something. This isn't a big newsy post or a useful post. It's barely even a Camp NaNoWriMo update. I've gotten so out of the … Continue reading On caffeine, masochism and deer

Close-up colour photograph of vegan peanut butter cups (one with dairy-free milk chocolate, one with dairy-free white chocolate and one with layered dairy-free milk and white chocolate) on a floral patterned china plate with a dark pink paper napkin, on a floral pattered tray. Food photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #foodphotography

Month in review: March 2018

I can't believe it's time for another month in review post already. Where did March even go? I've been really enjoying baking this month and it's amazing how many awesome dairy-free recipes there are out there. The picture up there is of homemade vegan peanut butter cups. They are honestly SO GOOD, especially made with dairy-free … Continue reading Month in review: March 2018

I deactivated my Facebook account and it feels AMAZING. Click to read more about my Facebook-free experience! #faecbook #deletefacebook #deactivatefacebook #socialmedia

I deactivated my Facebook account and it feels AMAZING

Earlier this week, I deactivated my Facebook account. I'd been considering it for a while because Facebook just wasn't a positive experience for me anymore. When someone says Facebook is making them feel rotten, people often assume it's because of all the photos of people's amazing holidays and happy families. My experience had nothing to … Continue reading I deactivated my Facebook account and it feels AMAZING

Slices of magic. Close-up colour photograph of a silver necklace with an Odin's spear pendant and a pentagram pendant against a background of colourful cards. Shot with a Sony Alpha a550 dSLR. Fine art photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #fineartphotography

Month in review: February 2018

My biggest news of the last month has been the release of my novella, Car Thieves. It feels strange to know that it's out there in the world after living in my head and then on my computer for months, but it also feels good to have set it free. If you want to read … Continue reading Month in review: February 2018

Month in review: January 2018

Over the last month, I've moved (back) to fully digital planning. While I love love love bullet journaling because pens and paper and creativity, the purpose of any planning system, for me anyway, is to plan as efficiently as I can. This is especially important for hardcore cognitive impairment days when I need everything to … Continue reading Month in review: January 2018

Month in review: December 2017

Month in review: December 2017

It hit me, shortly after the beginning of the month, that since deciding to channel my time, energy and creativity into writing, I haven't stopped. This isn't a bad thing because I am so in love with writing and I don't remember the last time I felt so sure that I was on the right … Continue reading Month in review: December 2017