I’m aware I haven’t been overly present on here recently, I took a short break that lasted longer than I first expected. But that’s okay, we all needs breaks every now and then and I’m feeling rather inspired to be back and writing again.

I thought I would update you on some things that have been going on in my life recently:

I had my first practical driving test on the 1st may and well, it didn’t go to plan, you have seen my little rant over on Instagram about how the examiner has a sat nav that fell off so I missed a temporary speed sign and went too fast, which was hella annoying but nevertheless a mistake on my behalf.

However here’s what I learned from that:

– Go slow when exiting a roundabout and check for signs in inconvenient places
– Don’t go straight ahead from the right-hand lane, it doesn’t always work
– 40 minutes is a lot shorter than it sounds
– DON’T PANIC, take time to breathe and think what you’re doing over and it’ll all be okay.


I’m keeping my fingers crossed that its second time lucky for me.

Now I know what to expect I should be slightly more relaxed which should help prevent silly mistakes such as trying to pull away before I’ve taken the handbrake off.


If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me post stories of my little terrier, Daisy, she looks like a cross between a tiny little fox and a fluff ball.

Sadly, since we got her 7 years ago she’s been blind in one of her eyes. This was due to an accident she had when she was still in the dog shelter care; another dog tried to pick her up and her eye popped out and after the vets put it back in she lost her sight out of that one (that’s the story we got told by the dog shelter anyway).

Recently, it started to look like her bad eye was causing her pain and being rather uncomfortable for her so we discussed the best options with the vets and decided it would benefit her to have that eye removed. I can’t even put into words how worried about her I was when she went in for the operation, as you’ve got to be told everything that could possibly go wrong and that she might not make it.

GOOD NEWS – my little one made a full recovery and now seems to be happier than ever.

I’VE BEEN READING A LOT MORE (one of my twenty-eighteen goals I’m keeping up with)

One of the main ways I’ve been relaxing at the moment is by getting stuck into a good old book, the one I’m currently reading is ‘All The Bright Places’ by ‘Jennifer Niven’. I’ve heard that there is supposed to be a movie coming out of this later this year/ early twenty nineteen which I really hope is true!

From reading more books I’ve found myself being inspired to write more, but not because I feel expected too but because I genuinely want too and it’s silly to put off doing something that makes you feel great.

I would love if you could recommend me some more books to read, my current to read list consists of; Turtles all the way down, Holding back the universe and Love, Simon (because I need to read the book before I see the movie)

Bryony x




  1. May 16, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    Sorry you failed your test! No worries though, it’s always easier the second time around. And now you know what to expect! It’s so interesting that it’s 40 minutes. Here in America, my test lasted less than 10. Maybe 15 if I account for an anxiety-induced time warp. I’m also glad Daisy’s doing well 🙂

    As for your book, list – we’re reading the same things! All The Bright Places sucked all of my energy, it was so good! If you like that book, you’ll also like Holding Up the Universe and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. SO GOOD! I meant to read Turtles all the way down, but I borrow e-books from my library, and my time ran out :/ But I’ll order it again! Hopefully it will come sooner than later 🙂

    I’m going to try to keep up with your posts from now on, because they’re really relatable! Best of luck on your second exam.

    Xx Ash // themessylife.com

  2. May 20, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    I am sorry your failed your test. I am sure next time will be the one! A failure is never a failure but a lesson so learning from your mistake is very important. Glad daisy is recovering too. Also, reading more is a great things!

  3. May 20, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    Good luck for your next test, sounds like you did well apart from that one slip up so you’ll do great. I’m currently learning but don’t think I’ll be going in for a test till later this year. I’m currently re-reading Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys and if you haven’t read it already I’d recommend

  4. May 20, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    Sorry to hear you failed your test. But, it’s good you’ve learnt from it and best of Look for 31st May. I. Glad to hear Daisy has made a full recovery that must have been so hard. My pooch is like my baby, I’d be heartbroken watching him in pain. Nice to hear you’re reading more, I need to too! Once this uni year is over I’m going to try and read more Harry Potter!

  5. May 20, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    Best of luck with retaking your test, I had to take mine again and funnily I drove even worse than in my first, stalled, cried and then crossed the roundabout in the wrong lane and still passed! Book wise, I would definitley recommend Jojo Moyes ‘Still Me’ and ‘Miss You’ by Kate Eberlen! x


  6. May 21, 2018 / 12:51 am

    Thanks for sharing about your driving test. Sorry you did not see the sign. My daughter is getting ready to take her test soon. As for me, I failed my first one too. It happens. You got it next time!

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