Sarah Powell is the founder of Celebrate Yourself, a framework which encourages people to celebrate who they are. She is an accredited wedding celebrant conducting bespoke ceremonies and has developed the wellbeing and self-help tool, self-celebration. She co-hosts two podcasts, Jules and Sarah with Jules Von Hep and also Wobble, a podcast about body confidence and happiness. She lives with her husband Jon, has a mother called June and loves faux fur, The Archers and tea. Here she takes us through the routines, dramas and minuate of her life.
Tossing the old pastries on to the flat roof has backfired horribly. Imagined little blackbirds gently swooping down to collect crumbs for their chicks. Fancied myself as a modern day Julie Andrews. Instead have attracted a group of very rowdy pigeons. Banged the mop on the ceiling to scare them off. It never ends. Thrilled to have my £3.99 eBay synthetic silk dressing gown returned after leaving it in a hotel last year. Did have to email to enquire. Wonder what would have happened to it. May well have found it’s way back on to eBay. Oven baked risotto for tea. A revelation. Didn’t have to stand ladling stock over it for 2 hours. Utter joy.
Made the greatest toast. Crispy, melty but not soggy. Shall think about it all day. Eyeliner pencil is very blunt. More of a dirty stick than eyeliner. Also very painful. Conceded and finally sharpened it. Transformed. Can’t believe have waited so long. Went to pick up a parcel from the corner shop. Couldn’t face drying hair so went out with it wet. A sure fire way to get flu, if Nan’s are to be believed. Made the terrible mistake of having a coffee. Was completely off my face. Wrote 89 emails, changed the bed and made a chilli in less than 40 minutes. Terrifying. Had to have a coconut jam ring to bring me round. Chilli for dinner. In a white top. Highly perilous.
Made a terrible cup of tea. Left the bag too long, practically dissolved. Very black. No amount of milk could save it. Bought a terrific new black jumpsuit from New Look. Had to go up a size but it’s comfy and looks better so who cares. Went to bed with passably clean hair. Woke up and it’s utterly filthy. Can’t do a thing with it. Apparently dry shampoo before bed is the thing. Must investigate. Made the chilli into pasta sauce for lunch. Had it with pasta shells for a bit of fun and topped with a lot of grated cheese. More cheese than chilli in the end. Wore the new jumpsuit out and one of the poppers broke. Not even a subtle one, was right across the crotch. Will attempt to fix it. Perhaps pliers are the thing.
Got stuck in a new gym top. It came in two parts: an undervest with a breathable netty layer over the top. Both were attached at one shoulder and could not make head nor tail of it. In the end scissors and cutting the two apart was the only option. The relief was overwhelming. Desperate for beans on toast but have no bread. Or cheese. All went on the chilli. Beans on their own seems a bit sad so ventured out. Got to the front door to find a ‘Sorry We Missed You’ card. Have been in the house for eight hours. EIGHT. It never ends. Saw a blackbird eating a berry on the tree outside. A welcome relief after Monday’s escapades. Can definitely feel a cold coming on. Nan’s really do know best.
Tried and failed to fix the broken popper. The pliers proved to be very ineffective. Decided am actually worth a fresh popper so took it back to exchange. Couldn’t find the New Look bag so took it in a tote. They didn’t seem to mind. Went to get a manicure. Couldn’t help but notice a white rabbit sat in the corner on a chair. Seemed happy enough. Turned to look again and there were two of them. What a thing. Greggs cheese and onion pasty on the way home. Wasn’t quite hot enough so warmed it through in the oven. Totally worth the extra effort. June in London for the weekend. Said a policeman winked at her at the station. She was disappointed not to be offered a cup of tea on the train upon departure, but rather after lunch. Said she was gasping. Couldn’t spit on sixpence.
PLANS FOR THE WEEKEND
- Buy Lemsip
- Read The Insecure Girls Club by Liv Purvis
- Pick up missed parcel
- Watch Miss Americana again
- Avoid coffee
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