I think it’s safe to say it’s been far too long since I have posted about something I (the true Creative Clemps) have wanted to write about. Any loyal followers will have noticed an influx of wedding blogs, which are part of ‘work’ for me. But I can’t entirely use writing those as an excuse … More Feminism and Politics and Values, Oh My!
Today is our third wedding anniversary. The year of leather, because by now we are tougher, stronger and hard wearing. And we certainly are, but all thanks to my husband. I’ve been thinking about sharing this for a few days, whether I ought to and what it is I really want to say. I hope … More Leather
So, 2016 – what are you doing to us? I’m not just talking about losing numerous icons, but also that it’s the 24th April, a month into the Spring Equinox, 5 degrees celsius, I just drove in heavy hail, a song called “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” is top of the UK singles chart, … More Why So Angry?
I’ve resisted sharing my husband and I’s latest tattooing escapade and as I sat down to write today I began to wonder why. I do love a bit of social media, but I’m picky about what I choose to ‘share’ on different forums. My main outlets are good old Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. I … More The Birds
I love my thirties. I really do. I found that my twenties were mostly spent pretending to be an adult, whilst retaining the emotional maturity of a 16 year old. When adult responsibility was called of me I would play the ‘I can’t cope’ card and bury my head in the sand. As I progress … More A Rather Grand Adventure
It’s been far too long since I’ve written anything practical or useful and since this one received such an enthusiastic response from my peers I thought I would offer a humble ‘how-to’ for it.
That’s right folks, it’s a Valentines Day blog – CRINGE! But not a cliched one…I hope. These days I look for specific reasons and excuses to write, such is the demon ‘Writer’s Block’ and such are the demands of life, etc, etc, bla, bla, bla… But enough of that rubbish. Today I write on behalf … More None But The Lonely Know
The other night I stumbled across a video of a short lecture given by a former lecturer of mine from university. Dr Richard Schoch is a historian and lectured me in Shakespeare and performance through history at Queen Mary University of London last decade. Although he will very kindly say otherwise, I was not a … More In Pursuit of Happiness
This Christmas at my Father-in-laws dinner table we asked one another what our New Year’s Resolutions were. When it came to me I said I had three (the response to which, initially, was “Ooooh look at you!”) – Be good, be kind, be brave. This was received by a not particularly impressed audience, after which … More Be Good, Be Kind, Be Brave
“It’s Christmas Eve, it’s Christmas Eve and time is running out! It’s running out, is running out! Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock…” I don’t have a clue where this comes from, but I remember it every Christmas Eve. I think it’s a line from a school Christmas play I did, or something. … More How To Do Christmas