Create Not Consume: A Challenge for August

Create Not Consume: A Challenge for August

  A few days ago I was flicking through Instagram Stories when I saw one from Sara Tasker, aka. Me and Orla. It was an answer to a question someone had asked her about how to become a better writer (or at least I think that was the original question). Her answer was...
The 10 Best Books I’ve Read So Far This Year

The 10 Best Books I’ve Read So Far This Year

If you follow me on Instagram, or are subscribed to my newsletter (Letter & Notes, you can sign up to receive it every Monday morning below), you will know that I like to read! I’m currently on my 34th book of the year (Emma Healey’s Whistle in the Dark),...
I don’t know what my future will look like

I don’t know what my future will look like

I spent last weekend down in Cornwall with a few friends, and while there I had a conversation that made me realise something: I have no idea what my future looks like.    I was walking along the coast path with one of my friends, and we were chatting about her life....
CLOSING THE GAP: Veganism and an online spat

CLOSING THE GAP: Veganism and an online spat

In my newsletter this week (not signed up yet? Do so here) I mentioned very briefly the online scuffle about veganism between Made in Chelsea’s Lucy Watson and food writer Ruby Tandoh. It started when Lucy tweeted: “If you’re against animal cruelty, like most people,...
Coming Home

Coming Home

I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine, who I met in Bali. At the time we were both living the digital nomad dream; Instagramming our rice-field facing desks, riding our scooters to jungle over-hanging pools or hidden water temples at the weekends, and...
There Are Other Ways

There Are Other Ways

When I left university at 22, I thought there was only one path I could take: move to London, do some work experience, and then accept the first job that was offered to me. I knew nothing of digital nomadism, working freelance or entrepreneurship. I didn’t question...