Enter: the Whirling Dervish

I’ve got a new puppy.

My beloved Polly was put to sleep a few days after my birthday in October 2013, at the age of 14. Needless to say, I’ve had better birthday weeks. Polly was a brilliant dog. We got her the summer holidays before I started high school, so she saw me through the tumultuous teenage years, my emo stage in college, going to and then leaving university, finally getting my degree, and my first proper job. When anybody, animal or human or teddy bear, accompanies you through so many life-changing events, watching them go is heartbreaking. But when she did go, I knew immediately that I wanted another dog. Continue reading


My week/month in photos

I want to start making this blog more personal, instead of ‘Nicola has a rant too long to fit into a Facebook status’. With that in mind, I would like to start doing a ‘My week on Instagram’ post. (More appropriately, ‘My month in shamelessly filtered photos’) I’m only really into it because I recently upgraded from an iPhone 3GS to a 5 and WOW the camera is so much better, so we’ll see how long this lasts.

Walking near my house.

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