2014 was my first proper year of freelancing. Booking clients, invoicing people, submitting a tax return – all fun stuff. I thought it’d be a fun exercise to share a little bit about what I learnt in my first year as a freelancer, in case any of you are considering taking the plunge! First up, some background. How I ended up as a freelancer in the first place I actually fell into it by accident, to be honest. A combination of being unable to find a…Continue Reading “My First Year As A Freelancer”

2014 is done – whoo! It was an interesting year for me – my first full year of freelance, our first full year in the house. I made some new friends, lost touch with some old ones and cut some ties that had been weighing me down for a while. I feel like 2014 was the first year where I panicked less and enjoyed more, so that’s pretty awesome. I read 171 books, watched 120 films, completed my colour 365, took two flights and built nine websites….Continue Reading “2014 – A Year in Review”

buzzcutchong head shave Photo courtesy of Amy Davies

It’s been two months (and a few days) since I shaved my head for charity – can you believe that? Time. Flies. I thought people might like to see the progress that it’s making, so here are a few quick shots of it growing! Apologies if we follow each other on Instagram, you’ve already seen these my friends 😉 + 0 Head shave day! It was shaved to a number 1, so it was pretty damn short. In fact, I think my eyebrows were longer than…Continue Reading “#BuzzCutChong – Two Months On”

On my birthday I asked my friends to take photos of yellow things with the hashtag #mialovesyellow, and this is the result! Just want to say a big thank you to everyone who took part – look how pretty all the photos look together! 🙂 I might start doing this every year, heh.

I’ve had this post open for so long and all I’ve managed to write is the title. The habit of writing lists has become so ingrained that it’s become a struggle to write anything in long form these days. Oops. So, where were we last time I wrote something that wasn’t a list? It was a pretty long time ago, I know that! Things over the last year (?) have been…interesting. My parents split up, subsequently divorced and my dad moved in with someone else and is now…Continue Reading “Life, An Update”

5 Goals for April [5/5] Have a picnic in a new Cardiff park Leave 10 lovely notes [10/10] Crochet 3 stripes on Arthur’s blanket [3/3] Plant some seeds for the garden Finish the “Build a Simple PHP Application” stage on Treehouse I completed my April goals, hurrah! Admittedly, we planted out the seeds and tidied up the garden on April 30th, but you know, it still counts. We actually managed to have a picnic on April 1st and then the day after it rained and rained and rained,…Continue Reading “Monthly Goals for April & May”

New words – ah. I love them, truly. I highlight them on my Kindle whenever I spot them, and one of my best friends introduces me to a new word or two on an almost daily basis, which is fun. (In a “how do you know all these damn words?” kind of way. I need to read more Wikipedia and less Cyanide and Happiness, clearly). I also have a ton of words that I can spell and use in context but couldn’t give a definition…Continue Reading “Vocabulary; Growth Of”

It’s the end of 2013, whoop! This year has been so up and down for so many people I know – we bought a house but lost a friend to cancer, my parents got a divorce but then #ChongCat entered our lives… a real swings and roundabouts year for us. I for one am not sorry to see the back of 2013 to be honest. I think I’m taking more positives from it than negatives (phew) and with that in mind, here’s a quick list…Continue Reading “2013 Review + 2014 Resolutions”

Alternatively titled: I’d like to be a Christmas pudding, please. I don’t know where this (what can only reasonably be called an) obsession came from. Honestly. I like Christmas pudding but it’s not my favourite part about Christmas by a long shot. All of a sudden tho the shops seem to be full of amazing novelty goods and more than anything they are full of Christmas puddings and I want in. So I thought I’d put together a little list of the favourite pudding related items…Continue Reading “Festive Fancies”