• Beauty,  Lifestyle

    The Problem With Subscription Boxes

    I’m a huge fan of subscription boxes. I’ve tried several now, including Pink Parcel and Secret Scent Box and my husband has even jumped on the bandwagon and subscribed to a shaving box from Harry’s (review coming soon). But there is one thing that really annoys me about subscription boxes. There are often products in them that you cannot repurchase. Back in September 2017 I received an awesome Pink Parcel box and inside was this Styl London Oval Face Brush. I instantly fell in love with it. It’s compact enough to fit into my make-up bag, has the softest bristles I’ve ever felt and it blends foundation, primer and blush to…

  • Personal,  Travel

    Does Anyone Need A Travel Bucket List?

    Away back in 2012 I wrote a blog post about a travel bucket list. This was at a time when travel was still high on my list of priorities and a huge part of my life plan. Then came the autism diagnosis, debt and health issues for everyone in my household (meaning travel insurance is a bloody nightmare) and travelling was suddenly not on my radar. Then I started tidying up old posts and republishing them here on RockPaperSpirit and I came across the travel bucket list post from 2012. To be honest, I had forgotten that I had ever wanted to do some of these. Here they are: 1)…

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    Lifestyle,  Personal,  Writing

    What To Do When You Fall Out Of Love With Your Book

    I wanted to write a blog about my latest book release, Waiting For Magic, however I have one major problem. Everything about the book annoys me. I don’t think I’m alone, as a writer, in saying that I sometimes fall out of love with my books, my characters and the world I created. In fact, it’s probably quite common. A large number of novels that are started are never completed. You start off with tons of enthusiasm and your imagination in overdrive. If you’re anything like me, you start living the book in your head. You jump out of bed in the morning, excited to start writing. You really, truly…

  • Lifestyle,  Money

    Switch To Green Energy And Earn Cash With Bulb

    If you’re like me, you’ve been angered by the recent price hikes from the energy companies like British Gas. So, it makes sense to switch suppliers. When I did so last year, I chose Bulb for a few reasons. The first reason I switched to Bulb was because they’re a small start-up who have only recently joined the market. This means when you phone them to give a meter reading, you’re speaking to someone in a really small team and you’ll likely get treated like a human being rather than just another customer. As you all know, RockPaperSpirit is all about supporting the small brands. The second reason I chose…

  • Lifestyle,  Personal

    5 Things Not To Do During A Job Interview

    This year, I am determined to get a new job. I have set myself a target of finding suitable employment by Easter, which seemed realistic and do-able, until this week. I went for my first job interview in a number of years. Over the last ten years, I’ve only been for two, including the one this week but in the course of my working life there have been plenty, both good and bad. While this week’s interview was by no means a disaster, it did inspire me to share some of my horrendous interviews so you can learn from my experience, and hopefully laugh at yourself the way I can…