Wonderful things happen when you fill a room in Shoreditch with over 60 amazing, creative people. Yesterday @growglow.co teamed with @pinterestuk to teach our amazing members how to use the platform to revolutionise their blogs. The incredible @scottcaneat and @the_mothercooker talked us through how it’s boosted their brands. @reena.rai was the perfect Pinterest representative and let our members into everything the app has in store for them. And I dropped an absolute clanger when discussing brownie recipes. On the subject of brownies, @platterlondon provided the most incredible spread and erm, can we talk about @storiesbychloe amazing photos? The day, for me, couldn’t have gone any better. I get nervous. I had period pains. There were rail replacement buses. But when I get everyone together like this, I feel magic happening. Thank you to everyone who came! Will pop more pics in Stories/Highlights.
Olive the Cockapoo. We share a birthday, love of naps and the need to be warm. She’ll be home in 2 weeks and WE CANNOT WAIT.
For a few years now someone who I trusted to follow me on this Instagram account has been consistently informing Femail of my private posts and Stories. There has been so much information given to them about me, my bowel movements and my Twirl addiction - all without my permission or knowledge. After a long time of trying to figure out who it could be, for various reasons, I had a suspicion. To try and prove this, I came up with an idea. I blocked everyone from viewing my personal account except ONE account. (Those on my private account were probably frothing at the mouth as to why I hadn’t posted in a while.) Over the past five months I have posted a series of false Stories to see if they made their way to the magazine. And you know what, they did! The story about me liking Megan Markle’s Dad, the one about the turkey leg that gave me night blindness and then my affair with Jon Tickle off Big Brother. It’s been tough keeping it to myself and not making any comment at all, especially when the stories have been leaked, however I had to. Now I know for certain which account / individual it’s come from. I have saved and screenshotted all of the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them. It’s…………
Getting up is hard to do. When you work for yourself, it doesn’t get light out for ages and the 34th day in your cycle has you questioning all of your life choices like, ‘when’s a good time to try for kids?’, ‘should we get a cockapoo or a schnoodle?’, ‘should I got to the post office or book a redelivery?’, ‘what if the Co-Op doesn’t have the orange Twirls?’ So I wanted to show you a slice of ‘Girl Boss (vom) Realness’ in that not every day is a productive one. Not every decision is the right one. Not every move is an advancement. But we got out of bed and tried it. If the SADs are kicking your ass, my DMs are always open. Get a nice light. Journal til your brain wakes up. Read a book to power down. Kick winter in the gunt. We’ve got this.
THE BEAUTY MYTH || Naomi Wolf ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ____________________________________ A.k.a everything you thought you knew about attraction, confidence, health, gender, society, work and beauty needs to be re-examined A.a.k.a why I have a headache now This book is a mind bender. It’s dated so some of the theories and thoughts haven’t aged well but there are so many sentiments that are prevalent in today’s society. It has really made me think about the influencer industry and how often we perpetuate the beauty myth so a bit of a change towards how I work/who I work with is a foot but this is a great read for EVERYONE as already I’ve burned some of my bullshit around self confidence and how I see myself - it’s really freeing. Have you read this? Would love to discuss some of the main points in the comments 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
[AD-Gifted] Come and join team @growglow.co - we have meetings round this table, there’s always 1 variety of potato within reach and a fridge stocked with Diet Coke just to the right. Benefits include me texting you for moral support every Sunday at 8:01pm, 392 fellow creator-cool-cats (yep) just a mouse-click away, 285 holiday days a year and one drunken rendition of a Shania Twain song of your choice at Xmas. What would YOU bring to the team? (Table and chairs kindly sent to me by @argoshome)