coffee cup 2I’m a writer who has been working in publishing for almost a year now. After finishing uni, I was a nanny for a 18 months. That was interesting… I’m also a writer, an artist, a reader, and a keen baker.

Having grown up in the middle of the country side, where the nearest bus was a 45 minute walk (yes walk, Mummy and Daddy won’t take you everywhere) and even then the bus comes every half an hour, London is quite a change. Thankfully I had three years studying in Bristol to warm me up to the London life. I now love it, but it’s a bit of a love/hate relationship. London is bipolar. Beautiful when the sun is shining and broodingly atmospheric when it all turns grey in the mist and the rain. But if you feel unhappy, London cannot always pick you up, in fact, sometimes it will put you on a late bus home because the rail strikes are on and a drunk middle aged builder will come and sit next to you (even though the bus is near empty) and will chat you up. Thankfully, that isn’t a common occurrence, but London keeps you on your toes, perhaps sprinting away from its threats, but let’s always put it down to experience; you live and you learn; what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger… you get the point.


How do you eat an elephant? 

   Meet Evelyn Blake, she’s been lucky in love, but unfortunately, her luck has just run out. Here she lives in its aftermath.

   Evelyn is small and pretty, but in being small and pretty she is often called nice and cute, which, for a young twenty-something who wants to make herself a new, fabulous life in her new home, London (aka, The Big Smoke) well, it’s just damn annoying! Who wants nice and cute? Who wants a domestic cat when you could have a tiger?

   With a heavy heart (which is stuck together with some dodgy, dry sellotape) and a sharp sense of humour, Evelyn Blake realises just how important friends are along the road to fully fledged singledom. Moreover, she has to realise how important she is, and discover that she is a strong, independent woman of substance… and all of that. However, what happens for Evelyn Blake when a love just won’t let her leave it behind?


Twitter – @FayeLJohnson

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Hello. Thanks for popping over to my blog and the follow! Very much enjoyed yours this morning and anxiously await new posts!

    1. fayelucinda8 says:

      Of course! I particularly like your ‘humour’ section, I’ll be hopping back whenever I need cheering up!

      1. Oh, thank you for a specific! Always good to know what works on here!

  2. Hey! It’s Cameron from Threads. I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Keep up the great blogging! (:


    1. fayelucinda8 says:

      Wow, thank you Cameron-from-Threads, that’s lovely! I most certainly will! Happy blogging 🙂 (p.s great scoop on the VMAs)

      1. fayelucinda8 says:

        Oh… and importantly… http://threadsluxury.com/ …a great blog with lovely articles, particularly for those style addicts and design lovers.

  3. 2ndhalfolife says:

    Thanks for the visit and follow!

    1. fayelucinda8 says:

      No problem, you have some really lovely photos! Thanks for the return.

  4. That’s a really beautiful picture you have at the head of your blog. Where is it? Wish I was there instead of staring out at grey London from my office in Brent!

    1. fayelucinda8 says:

      Ahh, thank you! It is Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, I went in March. It was wonderfully tranquil. Afraid London looks bleak from my angle too.

  5. R. G. Tamaki says:

    Saw you at OM’s site. Nice to meet you! I’m debuting myself, so we’ll split the map in our quest for world domination 🙂

    1. fayelucinda8 says:

      Agreed, I bagsie the west, you take the east, we’ll merge in the middle and celebrate a mission accomplished! Nice to meet you too!

  6. Hi Faye, thanks for stopping by and following me!

  7. petrel41 says:


    I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    More about this nomination is at


    1. fayelucinda8 says:

      Thank you so much. That’s lovely! I shall certainly check it out! Thanks.

  8. petrel41 says:

    Well deserved 🙂 Keep blogging!

  9. barbaramari says:

    Just nominated you for the Liebster Blogger Award! You can check it out here: https://barbaramari.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/liebster-blog-award/ Love reading your posts, and your blog is lovely!

    Happy blogging(:
    xoxo –BarbaraMari

    1. fayelucinda says:

      Ah, thank you! Very much appreciated 🙂 I will certainly check it out!

  10. hollie says:

    Hello, I just found you via sundayblogshare on twitter. You had me at books and baking.

    1. fayelucinda says:

      Hello! Haha, excellent, well I do hope you enjoy 🙂

  11. kateridavid says:

    Hi! I nominated you for the Creative Blogger award at https://kateristheories.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/creative-blogger-award/
    Your posts always manage to be so comforting and charming; I love it! Congratulations!

    1. fayelucinda says:

      Hi, thank you so much, that’s really lovely!! Glad you enjoy my blog 🙂

    1. fayelucinda says:

      Ah, thanks very much! And thanks for the follow 🙂

      1. oh no worries do you have twitter ! your so groovy too

      2. fayelucinda says:

        I do indeed, @FayeLJohnson. it’s always great to be groovy (that’s a shamefully underused word – let’s bring it back!)

      3. i shall make it massive that word !!!!

      4. fayelucinda says:

        I support you in your endeavour!

      5. no worries i shall promote you !

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