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Meeting my neighbour on the street as Trump’s helicoptors circled round and round and us both swearing up at them and calling him a prick. Plus this news story.

Bag shopping at Cotswolds.

Dinner with Jen. Laughing so much I leaked period blood everywhere.

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Green tea mini kit kat from Japan.

Decathlon. Buying everything. Trying everything on. Big empty shop with no stress.

Evie Oddly’s second face.

Buying a new phone. Just like that.

Pizza and drinks with Rochelle. It’s been about two years but it was fun.

He text me at lunch time. I know I shouldn’t get so excited but I like him.

Not really sure what day it is again. But from the last 24 hours…

Lovely shower

Finally made it to a Uniqlo

More new KitKat flavours

Having a seat between us on the flight. It’s so much nicer when you can lie down

Buying our way into the fancy lounge at Ho Chi Minh. ‘Free’ watermelon for daaaaaays

Basically a whole day with Jonny and it was lovely:

Shopping together.

Changing his pennies into pounds at Metro Bank.

A pub night, trying a new pub and then going to an actual nice pub.

I get to look after Penny, the tiny dog that is more eyes than face, next weekend!

Board games. Winning at board games.

Sitting in the sun in the park again.

Also, shopping quietly and on my way, being nice to myself was lovely too. And I deserve four nice things today.

All the white butterflies that are around right now. They’ve been fluttering past me for weeks and I keep forgetting that they are one of the things that make me smile. But they always do.

Feeling relaxed and horny in the park, sunbathing, with a nipple poking out my bikini to see what’s happening.

A little wander around the SGR shops and getting this new plant. Please don’t let me kill this one.

A bigger Tesco. With so much choice! And so much less busy than Lidl. Dreamy.

Eurovision with Jonny.

Finishing the sewing for mum and dad.

Shopping during work hours. Stripes for days.

Ivan’s chocolate biscuits.

Sewing the fire mitt for mum and dad.

A new water bottle. From a beautiful design shop.

Realising how cool it is that I’ve been asked to be on a panel.

Bright blue skies today.

Carrie Bradshaw’s house (underwhelming), the Friends apartment (also underwhelming), Ground Zero, taking a ferry to Williamsburg, delicious Mexican food, new rings, a carrot cake doughnut (so delicious), the view from the roof and a really great coffee.


Discovered a local department store. The jeans still weren’t right but I ordered what I need. It felt good to explore a bit, even after being here for two years.

A couple of the pieces at the National Portrait Gallery. The moving portraits by Julian Opie were cool. Physically moving I mean, not emotionally.

Jo came round with my P45 and cuddles after work. Really nice to have a mini catch up for about 45 minutes.

Cracking on with a job application no problems. I can do it when I want to.

Boy chat with Lauren after she came back from her holiday. 

New dresses. A classic shapeless denim one and a sparkly black one that makes me feel slinky. Thanks charity shop!


My amazing charity shop haul. I got some great clothes for hardly any money at all! New trousers for £2 and a lovely man’s woollen jumper for £2 too. Yes please.

An evening with my boo, Jonny. I haven’t seen him for ages. So we went to Petek. Obvs. 

Jen gossip and a Britney-esque photo. What a plum.

Beautiful sunny London. It’s so perfect when it looks like this.

Meeting a woman who organises WOW and pitching two ideas to her. She loved both of them! I’m so proud of us for pitching so well. Fingers crossed we make it into the festival. 

Buying a new bag. It was tan. I had to.

And a fourth, dinner at Jo’s with her brother and fiancé. It was really nice. Maybe a friend extension.


Jen: Who’s Orangina is this?

James: DONT TOUCH IT

“Who’s Jen flirting with?”

I went for drinks with my colleagues after work. I LAUGHED. I TALKED. I FEEL NORMAL AGAIN. It’s ridiculous how different I feel. 

I bought the organic washed cotton duvet from Muji. For Jonny. And for me. I spent all my money in there. I’m so happy. I’ve dreamt of this moment for so long.


Walking round Wilkinson’s, getting excited by glittery toilet seats, fake stone foxes and soft towels.

Chucking away a carful of stuff. 

Spending the evening in the hot tub, with wine and then sitting by the fire. On my own and loving it.


A spot of sewing, turning a collared shirt into a more simple neckline.

A wander down Exmouth Market, buying nice wine, handmade leather purses, cute cards and mulled wine for two, for a chat with a friend.

Feeling positive. Feeling good. Feeling like it’s all going to be alright. I like myself. I’m proud of myself. I’m doing good.


Going to see my brilliant friend’s beautiful pop up shop, selling all the ethical, sustainable and genuinely beautiful things. That’s pretty much all my Christmas shopping done. (It’s called This Because and it’s on Broadwick Street, Soho. You should go.)

Wandering around And Other Stories.

Discussing knitting out your vagina with my housemates.


He got me the pencil I wanted!

Quick Muji trip after work to touch the beautiful duvet covers and lust after stationary.

The beautiful, Christmas decorated bar for Liam’s birthday drinks. Plus photos of baby Liam looking adorable.


The scariest pumpkin of them all 🇪🇺

New trainers.

A good deed. £5 well spent.


Fishy walls. Crusty curtains. Actual big lol in the street.

Shopping with Jonny.

Got me a new coat.


Clothes shopping with Jo. I was late. She’d picked out outfits for me. Then gave me her 20% off voucher. 

Portuguese food with Holly and Jana. Picked by the bartender. Washed down with free port. 

Discount Suit Company. So cute. 


Conversations about recycling sex toys. I’ve found my people.

Walked home.

Bought a nice coat. And some trainers. And a bra. 😬

Just my beautiful garden. And a ghost balloon. And the sun. The sun is back.

Shopping with Jonny. 

And then watching him play a pretty computer game. With stealth killing, not shootings. 


A super fast and super successful shopping trip to Covent Garden.

Coming home to my housemates being fun and lovely. Plus a fantastically wanky shower head.

The Eid Mubarak celebrations at the local mosque. So many people out and about and dressed up nicely.


Enjoying my day off with some slow shopping alone in Angel.

Lunch with Zoë talking about vaginas.

Drinks and burgers with Rochelle and Dipa. Bad vegetarian. 


A day trip to Battle with Jonny. Where we meet Dazzle.

Walking through sunny London.

A slow wander around Boots on my own. 


Walking past the Women of World War II memorial

Power ballads and Drake. And the resulting chair dancing.

Dinner and drinks with Georgie.

My first bubble tea. Served by a hilarious and lovely man.

Georgie saying lovely things about me. And Liam too apparently.

Walking to Holborn (as usual) and singing Call Your Girlfriend the whole way.

Oh and I ordered my new phone.

​All the new clothes through the post.

Funny conversations with the housemates about Torture Garden, piss water fights and Glass Bottom Boats.

Wearing my new vagina T-shirt to work. Loving that look.