Ten Lovely Things: Autumn

Autumn is my favourite time of year. The crisp air, the smell of bonfires, colourful leaves on a grey pavement, the food, the knitwear…there’s something about it that makes everything feel enchanted to me, like anything is possible. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the world at the moment (let’s

The Burning House

“If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.” I’d been meaning to submit something to The Burning House for a while

Stand Up Tall

I’ve been thinking a lot about my self confidence and how it relates to my height. Actually, perhaps it’s the opposite – I’ve been thinking about my height, and what effect it’s had on my confidence over the years. A few weeks ago I came across this blog post over at Fuller Figure, Fuller Bust, where

My Talented Friends: Zoe Butler

Zoe and I have been friends for 5 years, give or take a few drunken months. We met at University – when she lived around the corner in a house full of exchange students who thought they were being poisoned – and it wasn’t long before she moved in with us and

Changing Faces

Who knew my little sister was such a talented body painter and moustache maker? Here’s a sneak preview of some of the work my sister Jessica has done for her upcoming exhibition. I sat for a couple of hours in the chair for her on two occasions – once whilst she

My Talented Friends: Rick Nunn

Rick Nunn admits that he’s “generally antisocial, but catch me on the right day and I might try and be nice to you”. Bumping into him on one of those particularly good evenings, Rick and I traded a few insults and struck up a friendship based on cats, good movies

My Talented Friends : Toni Hawkes

As well as sharing her name with a pro-skater, Toni Hawkes is an illustrator, fellow baking fanatic, and brilliant display artist. We met six years ago through then-boyfriends, banding together over mutual interests and our sense of humour. The boyfriends didn’t last, but our friendship did. Toni has worked in