French: the language of fear

Throughout the world, French is known as that language of love. But for me, it's become the language of fear. When you move to a different country your first experiences with the language aren't over romantic dinners in intimate bistros, or reading the great literary works of Voltaire. Before you can do any of the… Continue reading French: the language of fear


Small business confidence

Although normally I'm a confident person, when I talk about my business I suddenly feel so shy and embarrassed. I find it hard to sum up what I do in a way that people in 'normal' jobs will understand (I use the word 'normal' here loosely, but you know what I mean). Since moving to… Continue reading Small business confidence

Becky QoF

Astronomically accurate jewellery…

..."AT LAST!" I hear you cry! Since finishing my PhD in astrophysics this year, I've been beavering away, making all my astronomical jewellery dreams into a reality. Here are just a few of my absolute favourite pieces (and there's still plenty more to come!). Moon phases necklace The minimalist design and use of negative space… Continue reading Astronomically accurate jewellery…


Top 5 tips for moving to Paris

Moving to Paris is crazy, fun, terrifying, name it, I've felt it. Here are 5 things I wish I'd known before we left: 1. Getting an apartment is hard, but not impossible. Landlords often demand 2 months' rent as deposit, and require that your salary is 3x your rent, so you may have to… Continue reading Top 5 tips for moving to Paris

2017 Makes

My Makes of 2017: Sleeveless, collarless Archer shirt with Western yokes

It took about a fortnight of living in Paris before I finally unpacked my sewing machines - I hadn't sewn at all for almost a month by that time because of all the packing and moving, so I had plenty of things on my 'to sew' list. Since making a Kennedy Tartan Archer shirt last… Continue reading My Makes of 2017: Sleeveless, collarless Archer shirt with Western yokes