Blog Profile / The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl

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Archived Since:May 21, 2008

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Allegedly Foxy at 40

During the summer my friend Helen got one of those DNA test things. After she gleefully told me what percentage Neanderthal she was (while pretending to drag her knuckles down the street), I decided to mail off my own test tube o’ saliva. The results revealed that I’m likely to have red hair, dark eyes, pale [...]Show More Summary

Working In My PJs – Keris Stainton

Fun facts about author Keris Stainton, as nicked from her website: she’s been telling stories all her life, but didn’t write a novel until 2004 during NaNoWriMo Bob Geldof once called her “dogmatic” a Harry Styles dream she had in 2014 led to an ongoing One Direction obsession she has written 14 books (as per [...]Show More Summary

On four years of freelance life, plus a peek at some classy clients

It’s four years this week since I properly started this full-time freelance caper. Huzzah! While I feel more competent than I did back in 2013, I’m still winging it every day. I’d like to get more strategic and think about where this ship is sailing. Is this sustainable? Are there any sharks lurking? Because mostly I [...]Show More Summary

Radiohead and a flying pickled egg

“I’m too bloody old to stand in a field,” I declared in 2008, after seeing Radiohead at Glasgow Green. “I’m never doing that again!” Long time blog visitors may recall my obsessive love of this band. The enduring crush on Ed O’Brien, the multiple trips to Amsterdam; actually fainting at their feet one time. In hindsight, [...]Show More Summary

Beyond Dietgirl

This is an Instagram post that sprouted out today – I wanted to share here too. Ramble ahead! I posted a Insta Story earlier about finding my book in the Seattle Public Library today. I was totally dorking out with joy. It came out in the US way back in 2009, so never thought it [...] Read More... The post Beyond Dietgirl appeared first on Shauna Reid.

250 grocery shops

The other day when I got my Tesco grocery delivery, there was a £2.50 Tesco voucher to celebrate our 250th order. This got me curious to dig out the email confirmation from the very first order. It was 21 March 2005 – right after Gareth and I returned from our Vegas nuptials. The email read: [...] Read More... The post 250 grocery shops appeared first on Shauna Reid.

Working In My PJs – Joanna Bourke

You know those cliched career change stories. The banker turned craft brewer. The teacher turned dog walker. The lawyer turned bakery mogul. That X turned Y formula makes the transition sound so fast and so simple! Like The Walking Dead, where you’re a human one minute then bam… you’re a zombie! Okay, maybe that’s not [...]Show More Summary

Foxy by 40 – Walk Report

Time for a Operation Foxy By 40 update. Just 3 and-a-bit months to go! I managed 21 of 31 days of the Walking Every Day In May thing. That may sound like a shoddy result, but it’s a huge improvement on the months before. Some lessons learned: 1. If I don’t walk first thing in the morning, [...] Read More... The post Foxy by 40 – Walk Report appeared first on Shauna Reid.

Ask The Millennials

Last month this blog turned 17. After some idle number crunching, I realised that two of the women I’m working with at the moment are about the same age that I was when I started! #elderly (I’m doing some part-time contracting at the mo, so I have a great balance of home working days  – [...] Read More... The post Ask The Millennials appeared first on Shauna Reid.

Working In My PJs – Heidi Fiedler

It’s time for another episode of Working In My PJ’s, a monthly series where I chat to people who are running a web-based business. I ask lots of nosy questions about how and why they do what they do. Today I’m chatting to Heidi Fiedler. Heidi is a children’s book writer and editor. She does, “the [...] Read More...

Walking back to happiness

My exercise mojo has been M.I.A. for about five years and I want it back. In 2012 an orthopaedic specialist advised I cease various fun but pain-inducing activities (e.g. kickboxing and squatting) to preserve what remained of my right knee’s cartilage. Show More Summary

Foxy by 40 – Deadlines like the Dickens

Things I Briefly Convinced Myself I Needed, While Perusing Instagram In The Midst Of Deadline Denial: Microbladed eyebrows A gigantic, arm-knitted blanket Vitamin C serum A second cat, in a contrasting colour scheme to the first one An Instant Pot Three new haircuts Adult ballet lessons Approximately 27 new novels A turmeric latte In other news: [...] Read More...

Working In My PJs – Heidi Fiedler

It’s time for another episode of Working In My PJs, a monthly series where I chat to people who are running a web-based business. I ask lots of nosy questions about how and why they do what they do. Today I’m chatting to Heidi Fiedler. Heidi is a children’s book writer and editor. She does, “the [...] Read More...

International Women’s Day 2017

Happy International Women’s Day. I am so thankful to women near and far for inspiring, moving, entertaining, awakening, teaching, challenging, and opening my eyes ever wider, with your courage, wisdom, tenacity and fierce intelligence. I wanted to share a sprinkling of recent great reads: Hot of the presses here in Scotland today: Nasty Women: A collection of essays, [...]Show More Summary

Under the sea with Fiona

For me, for many years, exercise was all about calorie burn and the quest to take up less space. But these days I crave something more akin to moving meditation. I want calm and fresh air. I want muscles waking and all senses humming. I want a reminder that my body is not just a brain, and [...] Read More...

Working In My PJs – Sas Petherick

Today I’m kicking off Working In My PJs, a monthly series where I chat to people who are running their own business online. When I was starting out, I’d longing look at those with fancy websites and dazzling testimonials and wondered what it would be like to have one’s shit together. Did they ever fail [...] Read More...

Welcome to my new website!

It’s been four long years since we last had a fresh coat of paint around here. I wanted to brighten things up, and also bring the dear old blog and my copywriting business, Shauna Reid Writes (gedddit?) into one place. When I started increasing my freelance work, I stuck up a temporary biz website listing my services. [...] Read More...

2016 Review Thingo

Happy new year, comrades! Here’s the eighth annual instalment of Review Thingo.  Previous episodes: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009. One blazing sunny morning before school, aged about ten, I opened the front door. I was about to step outside of the house and into the world, my foot hovered above the doormat, when I noticed there was a brown Read More

Foxy by 40 – A few good women

We’re at the halfway point in the “gentle renovation” that is Operation Foxy By 40, so it’s time for a check in. One of the Operation’s biggest aims is to “hide less and have more fun”. Progress has been slow on that front, until… MEGA NOVEMBER! Thanks to both planning and luck, I backloaded about a year’s Read More

You’ve got mail

If you fancy a leisurely Sunday read, the latest edition of my Marginalia newsletter has just been zapped out! There’s three wee stories about the joys of mail, spanning love to friendship to nerdy obsession. Plus a cracker of a postal playlist for your aural pleasure. You can check it out here and subscribe if you wish.

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