Mint cake

Mint cake

‘Mint cake’ is the colour of this cashmere sweater, and the growing fondness I feel towards that refreshing description has convinced me to dedicate the title of this blog to it (I'm pretty fond of the jumper itself, too). The soft, fluffy fabric straight out of the parcel it came in enveloped me a few [...]

All at once

All at once

The stuff we could really do without always seems to happen at once. Health problems, dental emergencies, make-up running out... Although there is never really a 'right' time, these much-dreaded occurrences tend to strike at the worst possible moment: I'm financially overwhelmed and time-poor (which, admittedly, sums up the majority of my life). An impressive [...]

Culture Corner #5

Culture Corner #5

I look forward to driving long distances because it's the most productive opportunity to catch up on podcasts. Usually I'm alone, so I can easily concentrate on the words and the road ahead of me without any distractions. My favourites are constantly on shuffle and it makes the miles pass smoothly and bearably - so [...]

Navigating the decade

Navigating the decade

When you are twenty-two, it can be unsettling to hear older generations ponder the experiences of their twenties and declare this was a period of discovering who they were and figuring out what they wanted in life. The general consensus seems to be that the decade is spent navigating a sense of identity, making mistakes [...]