Can coming out of shielding into the wider world be everything we thought it would be? Is it safe? Is it even worth it? The last in the Coronavirus Diary series, six months after it all started.
If you’re looking for a simple, zero waste introduction to sewing on your machine then perhaps running some alterations on clothes you already own but never wear could be the answer.
Shops are opening and you can all go to the pub. We’ve not been out yet, for July I’m going to continue staying indoors and obsessing over my houseplants…
Discovering Skillshare has made a huge difference to my life in lockdown, check out the 9 best illustration courses that I took (and loved) on the platform this summer.
After trying as many as I could possibly get my hands on, here are my recommendations for the best gradual tanners for pale skin… and one to avoid at all costs!
More trials and tribulations as we head into our fourth month of shielding from coronavirus.
A robust, resilient and forgiving low light plant that is perfect for a first time plant parent: read on Peace Lily care tips for low light areas.
As a teen in the mid to late 90’s I plucked my lushious, dark brows down to commas and they never grew back. Can RapidBrow actually fix the damage I did?
Three months in, a small insight into the frustrations and fears of two people trying to navigate shielding from coronavirus in a tenement flat in Dundee.
Turning a dress with a side zip that doesn’t quite fit right into a gorgeous new midi skirt that I’ll actually wear. DIY fans, this one’s for you…
Looking for tips on how to quit smoking? Let me share with you what worked for me: a smoker of 24 years who had tried and failed so many times before.
As someone who spends almost 100% of their time indoors I’ve been trying to write something honest about what I wear at home. Usually I give up because my stay at home outfits tend to prioritise comfort and personal joy over everything else so I never think people will find it interesting. Of course it’s […]
Would you believe that the day after after I wrote my last entry the letter we had been waiting for landed on the mat and let Andrew know what the Scottish Government were planning for those in shielding. Whilst not perfect, it’s been a huge relief to have something. We registered his details via a […]
The internet is full to the brim of scrunchie DIY tutorials and it’s easy to see why. They’re a fun little DIY project that most people will be able to do regardless of skill level and either with, or without, a sewing machine. I looked up a load of scrunchie tutorials when I was first […]
How are you? And how are you getting on with this staying home thing now we’ve hit the four week mark? Are you thriving in lockdown, baking, embroidering, and learning new skills? Or are you climbing the walls yet barely getting out of bed? I completely understand both sides of the coping coin because I […]
What an unbelievable few weeks we’ve all been through, and there’s prospect of more looming on the horizon. My household is one of the many going through some stress and uncertainty right now, especially since we were moved into shielding, and I want somewhere to write everything down… so consider this a coronavirus diary. I’ll […]
It’s no secret that I’m a massive nerd for colour. If I like a piece of clothing and there’s more than one colourway I’m always drawn to the brightest option. In the recent past this tendency has made building outfits hard as I’d have to pick my way through a bunch of clashing shades and […]
As an oily-skinned gal, mattifying powder products have always been my best friends. Shine control primers, drying foundations, and moisture absorbing powders were all that I’d allow into my makeup bag. It took my entire makeup wearing career to refine the best products that would make my face into a completely arid, matte surface that […]