Journal : Diary

Are you human? For SuperYesMore

Productivity noun: “the effectiveness of productive effort, especially in industry, as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input.” I’ve always found the word productivity prescriptive. It assumes that if you’re a productive person, you’re organised, you’re confident and you can get into the zone. You’re a machine.

The subtle art of slowing down

When was the last time you tried to be quiet? To sit without distraction, without wanting to pick up your phone, a magazine or flick on the TV. Honestly, silence is a rare virtue today. The world is a noisy, busy place and in our day-to-day, we so often get swept up in a wave Continue Reading…

Emergency tips for when you’re on a deadline

When the going gets tough, there are a few things you can do to make the process easier. Here are our top tips for handling deadlines without losing your marbles. 1) Please, get some sleep When you’re working to a deadline, sleep can be second to getting that last page finished. When you miss a Continue Reading…

And Stretch!

Morning all; Now, after a quite indulgent weekend – steak and a BBQ all washed down with a lot of wine & beer, I felt it was time to give my body a bit of a cleanse before I escape on my jollys. For the next few days my diet will involve mainly a diet Continue Reading…

We Love Fridays.

Isn’t it delightful when you reach Friday? This week has been one of those weeks where myself and the other half have been passing strangers. With him working from 9-6 and myself clocking up evening hours occasionally 4 out of 5 week days, we only seem to grab a brief catch up and bite to Continue Reading…

Ladies, ladies, ladies and books

Good afternoon my dears. Now, as you can probably see, my musings have had a little bit of a redesign –courtesy of the delightful other half, he simply couldn’t wait to get his teeth into it. All in all, it has made the site look considerably cleaner, and a whole lot prettier. What do you Continue Reading…

Mood.

The only man who will ever encapsulate my mood in one song.

Breaks, tragedies and news.

So, since the last time I posted to you all my little world has seemingly shifted an enormous amount. Following one extremely hectic day of dragging boxes, bags and furniture, we have finally moved into our new place. And now we’re in and settled, I’ve never been happier with my surroundings. It’s pretty amazing how a Continue Reading…

Changing.

Hello dears, hasn’t it been a time. So it’s no secret that I’ve been ridiculously busy over the past month or so. My current main concern is that I’m moving house next Friday. The amount of boxes, bags, and anything else I can carry things in is pretty impressive (I tend to hoard a tad.) Continue Reading…

Bloody Marys

It has been a long week. Simply a case of workload catching up with me but it appears the end is finally in sight! After a week of no sleep & no meals, gave my body a little bit of a rest this weekend. Ending with a Bloody Mary recipe from my delicious new book Continue Reading…

Creative Juices.

So recently I’ve had my head stuck in so many tedious jobs, I think I need a creativity break. But first, breakfast.  Now that’s out the way. Recently via the lovely @littlelo22 blog, I was both re-inspired and dazed. She posted a video about Yokoo, a one-woman business-machine. From the ground upwards, she has knitted Continue Reading…

On a Rainy Wednesday.

So it’s been an emotional few days. One of my closest friend’s lost her father last Wednesday under circumstances which have left us all absolutely devastated and most of all shocked. He was a lovely, lovely man and such a terrible situation couldn’t have happened to a nicer family. She is the equivalent to my sister, and Continue Reading…

Delicious.

So as you may or may not know; I love food. All forms of the stuffs – apart from mushrooms, ugh. And somewhat as a result, you’ll often find me in the kitchen. A fantastic stereotype with no sexist attachments where I’m concerned. I just love to cook. In my household I have 2 males, Continue Reading…

One of these days.

So today it seems has just been those of those beautiful days we just don’t get enough of. Everything has been just, lovely. A few rare treats were on the cards. Firstly enjoying a breakfast at Belle & Jerome with my other half; scrambled eggs on toast and a enormous pot of English Breakfast Tea while Continue Reading…

Good evening.

And let me start by introducing myself,  Lucie De Lacy; “Print Journalist, Head of Guest Blogging for CreativeNottingham & local to the Shire. A cocktail of literary devices; tea fanatic, wine enthusiast & purveyor of dark comedy, all wrapped in a scarf.” 1.  Who are you? My name is Lucie De Lacy and I am Continue Reading…