Talking to myself (and you!)


My preference for communicating is always talking. But I find writing super therapeutic too – I highly recommend it. Some people call this kind of thing a blog. I call it my ramblings, rants and bants.

I started writing again using a countdown to my 40th birthday as motivation – attempting to document each of my 40years of ‘life & lessons’ over 40days. The photo montages are on my Instagram – it was the most fun place to create them as it let me add some banging tunes from millennial music decades…!

Dear 27year old Ames!

LESSONS FROM YOUR 27TH YEAR 🏡 Not letting up on life-rollercoaster riding then Ames?! 🎢 18months in to a whirlwind romance, you’re taking a very grown up step and buying your first house. In purely practical terms - it makes total sense. Albeit your understading of the word “mortgage” right now...

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Dear 26year old Ames!

LESSONS FROM YOUR 26TH YEAR 💋🍭 In the words of @katyperry (future bestie and life mentor), this year was definitely “never the way I planned” following a plan for a ‘year’ of travel. This is a year of new things... which is never a bad thing 🤷🏼‍♀️ ✅ New job as Executive Assistant at one of...

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Dear 25year old Ames!

LESSONS FROM YOUR 25TH YEAR ✈️🌏 From limited photos to having this ‘Bookface’ website thing to document every breath during a somewhat monumental year... 🤪 🎓 Thinking ‘X’ pounds was enough to survive a year was a little naive - yay for access to further 0% credit cards in the UK. But everything...

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Dear 24year old Ames!

LESSONS FROM YOUR 24TH YEAR🗽 This is the first year with limited photos. Perhaps a purgatorial time in history between “I can’t be arsed taking the films to Boots” and “let’s document every breath on this Bookface thing” 😵‍💫 Take That could not have released a cheesier reunion song at this exact...

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Amy Taylor