Hello, welcome to Love Forty Down, my little corner that has been whirring along for almost two years now. I like to think of myself as lifestyle blog but lets be honest, I don’t really know what I’m talking about. Love Forty Down is named after a Frank Turner song, it sprang out out of heartbreak, and has hit it’s own hurdles on the way. I’m not always the best at committing fully to it, but that has a lot to do with my own insecurities about what I can produce. I often hit blocks of creativity, but I love creating and interacting with people.
I have an English Literature degree, which I mostly did out of a fear of leaving mainstream education, and now I work in admin and I constantly moan that I don’t make enough money. I’m a little homebody, and thrive on chocolate, duvet days, fresh flowers, poached eggs, the smell of new books, buying new clothes, and having lots of attention. I live in Oxfordshire, and I pride myself on complaining about this fact at least once a day. My bad habits including biting my nails when they get too long, picking split ends out of my hair, and only ever watching films I have seen a million times before.
I suffer from anxiety and want to talk honestly about self esteem issues that I struggle with, day to day hurdles, and create a little online space that I am truly proud of. I mostly write spur of the moment word vomits that I edit very little and I share them on my Twitter when I remember. I am a dog mumma of a Siberian Husky and a Jack Russell Cross and spend most of my time covered in dog hair and having my nose licked incessantly, and I will use them as a forever excuse for not publishing more blog posts.