Last week, something amazon happened. Last week, I went to a book launch party (I’ve never been to one before, so that in itself was pretty cool), but what’s more, it was a launch for Love You Better!

What was even more bonkers, was that it was sitting at #2 on Amazon that day. C-r-a-z-y! I’m sure I’m not the only writer out there who’s fantasised about a launch party. It’s a celebration of all those hours of self-doubt and hard work, and sharing with friends. It was all of those things, and even though it was more of a PR do than a ‘book launch’, I was super blessed to have been able to celebrate it with my lovely German boyfriend and an old time friend of mine.

It was held at Drink, Shop & Do, a cute little place on Caledonian Road. It straddles being a cocktail bar with a crafts centre, and while I can’t vouch for the crafts, believe me when I say the Lychee and Gin cocktails were superb! I had a great night chatting with the journo’s who’d turned up, as well as spending some much needed face time with my publishing team. It was a night I’ll never forget, and no matter what happens with my writing career following LYB (and I admit I am BRICKING IT!), this will definitely, definitely be one of the highlights 🙂


You can leave your hat on

I’m not a massively girly girl. I like clothes and shoes and handbags, but they’re not can’t-live-without items for me, and after being away I’m still in the mindset of thinking ‘why do I need all this STUFF??’ That being said, I do like transformation.

I love redecorating (okay, maybe not actually doing the redecoration, but the before and after). I love changing my style on a regular basis. I love butterflies and how they were once caterpillars. And so, it came to pass that I had to do the same with my blog.

It’s not the first time I’ve changed the theme. I’ve window shopped, tried out different styles and discarded them for being too snazzy, not snazzy enough, too bright, too dark – you get my drift. It seems I’ve finally found a theme that works, for me, on most levels.

And so for now, I’m feeling grand. It’s the equivalent of going to a posh hairdressers, having a cut, blow-dry and highlights, plus a manicure and pedicure from the spa up the road. I’ve even gone and got my own domain name. I kinda feel like I need to go bouncing down the street now, checking out my reflection in shop windows and the like. Or is that just being egotistical?

Of course, if it all looks like a big pile of poo then, please let me know why you think that is. Don’t be the friend who says ‘no’ when you ask if what you’re wearing makes your bum look big/washes you out/makes you look a hundred times older than you actually are. Nobody likes those friends.