I’ve been a freelance journalist for… well… about six years now I guess. Perhaps seven? I can’t remember, I’d have to dig out the first invoices I sent to know for sure. I’ve done a fair bit of writing in that time for all kinds of outlets, and the one thing in
I like to think I know a fair bit about wedding photography. Over the years I’ve interviewed many wedding photographers for photography magazines. Actually photographing weddings is not for me, but I love to look at the photos! But how to choose your wedding photographer can seem like a mystical process at
I’m not quite sure how it happened. One day I had a single product that I thought might sell to a few roleplayers, the next I was making half my monthly income from sewing and embroidering costume pieces! Well a little more than a few moments – about seven months to be
I used to be worried about hitting 30, but actually it was reasonably painless and nothing much changed. I’m fairly sure that 30 is the new 21 or something. I don’t feel old, even though my young 16 year old colleagues think I’m positively ancient (and the other week worked out that
I’ve been on an awful lot of dates over the years, almost all arranged online. Over the years I think I’ve worked out how to get the best out of online dating sites. Well, at least I seem to have worked out how to have the most fun with the least effort
I’ve been wondering for some time if I should write some illustrated manuals for product photography in order to help fund my PhD. I’ve been asked to produce a guide many times over the last few years by several creative business owners. It makes sense really, I did spend a year working
Look, I’m not going to lie, becoming genuinely non-monogamous in your outlook and lifestyle is hard work. I’ve been doing it for about seven years or so now and I’m just starting to get the hang of it. The problem is that you’re generally brought up with monogamy all around you and it’s treated as the default. I never really knew that there was an alternative option until I was in my mid-twenties and I’ve been living my life that way ever since – mostly by way of adult dating sites!
I don’t have a traditional polyamorous relationship. Mostly you’ll find a couple dating other people together as a couple, or a “closed triad” (i.e. three people who don’t date others outside of the triad). Instead I prefer more of a “no strings” arrangement, but with more feelings and emotions than you’d perhaps expect. Treating everyone kindly and being honest seems to be a great way to live my life.
Back when I had the time to write more regularly (before my Masters degree took over my life) I was using CoSchedule to manage LARP Guide. It was a Godsend. No word of a lie. It saved me so much time that although LARP Guide wasn’t making me any money, it was
When I was growing up I lived in a Victorian gardeners cottage. It was lovely, but the rooms were quite small and dark. I think it’s for this reason that I always remember one of my good friend’s houses. His parents owned a lovely place in town and it had a spectacular
So over the past few months sewing has become more than a hobby, it’s become a business. And I outgrew my corner in the old hobby room that I shared with Adam so something had to happen. It just wasn’t possible to really have a profit making business that turned out orders