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Finding my favourite type of pen at work.

Five books from the library.

Resealing the bathtub. Looks so much better.

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Wearing my new dungarees to work. I love wearing them!

First lying on my back lunch in the park of the year.

Chatting crap dating profiles with my old friends.

Organic fairtrade bananas without the plastic bag! Dilemma over.

I finished my dungarees!

Two half pints in the pub with Jonny after swerving on the busy new bar opening.

A free bunch of asparagus. So of course I immediately ate an entire bunch.

Starting my dungarees

Evening with my old mates. Didn’t leave feeling sad or embarrassed and regretting anything. I’m in a much happier place.

Feeling knowledgeable and part of something in the comms meeting. Also seeing the lovely friend fun side of Simon.

A night to myself. Making lunches, doing ironing, putting up the hook in my room. Actually I was really happy about the hook.

Reading our loud to myself.

The Tracy Emin exhibition at the White Cube. God I love that gallery.

Finishing off my skirt. I did it. I made it. I hand sewed the button holes and I finished it and it looks good.

Rewired the lamp (again). I love doing that.

Photographing the vulvas from last week. They are so fabulous.

Making a skirt. Instead of working.

The storytelling night. Flirting with Matt. Eating cheesy chips. Laughing at good and bad stories.

The sky on the way to work. Hello clear sky.

My ring that I made has arrived! So shiny.

The penis apple.

New phone!

Making reindeer at work for the mental wellbeing winter crafts event.

The flurry of 10 messages. I really want this to mean something.

A queer fayre with my first mulled wine of the season.

Jam with silver bits in. Hello glittery poo!

Carving a ring.

The leaf, stuck into my window frame and waving out at the world.

Finishing the building blocks for Freddie’s Christmas present.

Walking around the park in the sun, looking at the coloured leaves and enjoying the warm weather and no headphones. And flirty texts with Nat.

New plants on my windowsill

The surprisingly delicious aubergine brownie

Starting. Starting the building blocks for Freddie, starting the idea of selling the embroidered vulvas and starting the planning for my next vulva party.

Accidentally taking a sneaky photo of a colleague with the flash on. Thank god she didn’t notice.

The sun came out at lunch again. Another sunbathing-in-the-park lunchtime.

Making four pairs of pants in the beautiful studio.

Hot summer lunchtime in the park, tanning my legs

Linking up and getting a fabulous new venue for the next Period Party

Making a dress in the evening and not even making a single mistake. A lovely quiet evening of making.

Making a collar with Will. It’s fun to have something to make.

Lying in the park, reading and watching the clouds.

Discovering the extractor fan switch! Please god let it sort out the damp.

Lying in the park at lunch time.

Cooking lots of veg and making meals. I feel very organised.

Painting the yellow bits on the chairs.

Painted the old chairs white in the garden.

A night out in Haggerston for Holly’s birthday and then Shoreditch. Accidentally got very drunk.

Good sex.

Shopping during work hours. Stripes for days.

Ivan’s chocolate biscuits.

Sewing the fire mitt for mum and dad.

Kicking through the bright yellow leaves on the pavement.

The whole wood working day. The bright blue sky, being outside, the fire, making a bowl, the feminist chat at lunchtime, the end result. It was brilliant.

Smelling like wood smoke


The smell of the autumn leaves.

I sewed a bib for my friends new baby. I haven’t sewn in a while so that was really nice.

A massage from Joy.

And watching Blue Planet II with the housemates. 


Cool egg patterns

A day of doing. Made a dress, mowed the lawn, planted a tree.

Discovered we can watch catch up TV on our TV. Watched Eden with Bivan whilst eating too many nachos.

A beautiful walk in the park with the kids. And playing in the park, swinging in the storm swing.

Painting the fence with my brother. Having all the conversations and talking about all the things. It was perfect.

Then watching Moana and drinking beer with him.


Crouch End Broadway. It’s like a little village or rural town. So adorable. 

Going through some woods… FOR WORK. I touched dogs!

Sewing. I forgot how much I love you.

Did a bit more carving on my bowl. It’s smoother now. And I finally got to use a curved knife.

Set up OKCupid. And currently don’t feel bad about any of it.

Made a great soup. Yes to Sunday cooking.  


The green wood bowl workshop. I made a bowl from a chunk of log using an axe, an adze, a chisel and a knife. It was amazing! And such hard work. But I did it. 

Doing it with Jim. I love him. What an amazing friend to have had for 25 years. He’s one of the most caring and supportive men I know. I’m so lucky.

Watching Happy.


Finished my top

A little wander around Stoke Newington, buying fabric and drinking chai lattes

Cauliflower cheese. (And fish fingers)


Walking along the old railway. Stroking dogs, spotting baby squirrels and smelling the fresh air.

Making a pattern for my top and sewing it. Finally. But then accidentally sewing the sleeve to the neckline. 🙈

All the Korean food. And I mean all of it.

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Doing some découpage.
Spending the day with Rach. She makes me laugh.
Vagina chat with Scarlett and Becky. Imparting knowledge about the cervix and discovering things about the ovaries.

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Tile talk in the bathroom with everyone.
The most bizarre meeting. Colleagues drunk and high. Then a manager telling me I’m better off out of it. What a nutty situation. Can’t help but laugh at the absurdity.
Fire, part II. Love a good fire.

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Making the house look pretty with flatmates. Organised the DVDs, did more gardening (well, hacking) and discovered an insane amount of old remotes.
Sitting in the sun, in our new chair, drinking coke from a glass bottle. It’s just like being on holiday.
A perfectly lined-up stripy top and a new way of hemming necklines.