Writing

People Still Get Crushes as Grown-Ups?  The Grum Mum’s Morning Surprise

People Still Get Crushes as Grown-Ups? The Grum Mum’s Morning Surprise

People Still Crush as Adults?   This morning I had the nicest start to the day, with someone telling me they have had a crush on me for the longest time!   A fellow we will call Joe, who I met at a Las Vegas […]

Not Très Enchantée : The Reality of a Dream Date in Paris When You’re Over 60

Not Très Enchantée : The Reality of a Dream Date in Paris When You’re Over 60

Well, Paris was fun… But it wasn’t exactly as dreamy and romantic as a lady might have hoped for. If you missed it, I was packing for a trip to Paris with a dear old friend to buy a watch. Paris is always magical… and […]

I Was Ghosted During an Instagram Romance with a Sexy Professional American Football Player Who Has a Secret Girlfriend

I Was Ghosted During an Instagram Romance with a Sexy Professional American Football Player Who Has a Secret Girlfriend

The Grum Mum   I was Ghosted on Instagram By A Sexy American Football Player   Hello to the Internet, I have an announcement I am making out of pure and utter revenge, please indulge me. It’s the Grum Mum again, back with an update […]

NEW: Shop Paper Duchesses Journal!

NEW: Shop Paper Duchesses Journal!

PAPER DUCHESSES COLLECTIONS   Looking for something that’s just your taste?  Did you see something in a Paper Duchesses Fashion & Style Guide that you loved?  Find everything we feature and suggest in the magazine, from clothing to home decor, now on PaperDuchesses.com/shop in an […]

Blogs That Bloggers Love: Emme Chatterton’s Top 5 Favorite Blog Picks

Blogs That Bloggers Love: Emme Chatterton’s Top 5 Favorite Blog Picks

Emme Chatterton’s Top Five Favorite Blogs   I love reading blogs, I’ve talked about it time and again. I immerse myself in them like books, you can read all about it here.  If you’re convinced about the wonders of reading blogs or just looking to dip […]

When Your Celebrity Crush “Likes” Your Flirty Comment to Them on Instagram : Social Media Stories

When Your Celebrity Crush “Likes” Your Flirty Comment to Them on Instagram : Social Media Stories

A Grum Christmas Turned… Gleeful?   The holidays are upon us, and it seems the festive spirit of the season has enveloped even I, the Grum Mum.  I’m not normally a cheerful sort of person during the time of year that elicits more stress-inducing behavior […]

A Blog of Snow and Sleet: Emme Chatterton’s Interminably Long Winter in Maine

A Blog of Snow and Sleet: Emme Chatterton’s Interminably Long Winter in Maine

A Blog Of Snow and Sleet and Endless Winter   Emme Chatterton here with a blog that’s long overdue about a topic that haunts me: winter in Maine.  Sounds broody and romantic, perfect for authors and Instagram.  In fact, it’s as miserable as Stephen King […]

‘Packing For A Night in Paris…’ Travel Shopping Adventure With Dame Mimi

‘Packing For A Night in Paris…’ Travel Shopping Adventure With Dame Mimi

A Night in Paris…   A Shopping Adventure with Dame Mimi   Once upon a night in Paris… there I found myself, at least in my imagination.  In reality, I stand beside a heap of clothing, articles strewn hither and tither looking like a burgler […]

A Man in First Class * Dame Mimi’s Airline Travel Romance

A Man in First Class * Dame Mimi’s Airline Travel Romance

Flying Away from a Disappointing Date in Paris   Reclining in my first class compartment, I can already feel the heat from the Caribbean sun on caressing my right cheek.  With my eyes closed I turn towards the window like a flower turning towards the […]

Essena O’Neill Reveals the Truth Behind Social Influencer Success in Farewell Treatise to Online Media

Essena O’Neill Reveals the Truth Behind Social Influencer Success in Farewell Treatise to Online Media

Essena O’Neill Reveals the Truth Behind Social Influencer Success   In the following lengthy treatise, former influencer and model Essena O’Neill describes her journey after famously quitting social media.  After receiving applause and support following her shocking Instagram revelations about the true nature of social […]

Do You Remember Venice?

Do You Remember Venice?

Do you remember Venice? I’ll always remember Venice.     Venice. Everything about that place was foreign and so magical.     Old magic, steps worn by the feet of the countless souls that passed before.   The bright sun reflecting of the choppy waters, […]

Prince Charming Wears Nikes, But I Don’t : How to Date an Athlete When You Don’t Exercise Like One

Prince Charming Wears Nikes, But I Don’t : How to Date an Athlete When You Don’t Exercise Like One

Featured Author : Linn Mattsson   Instagram: @linnmattssons   Website: linnmattssons.portfoliobox.se    Dating a Hot Prince Charming With the Perfect Male Body   It’s like he was straight taken from a black and white Calvin Klein commercial.     If I google “sexiest man alive,” all […]

Author J.K. Rowling Injures Her Back for Love of Writing

Author J.K. Rowling Injures Her Back for Love of Writing

J.K. Rowling is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice when it comes to her work – that of her own health and comfort.  Last Thursday Rowling did just this when inspiration struck as she relaxed in the bath while trying to comfort her back, which […]

Autumn Leaves Filtering the Light of a New England Afternoon in Photos

Autumn Leaves Filtering the Light of a New England Afternoon in Photos

Light In Autumn Filtered Through Fall Leaves   Light in Autumn takes on a special quality.  It seems more earnest somehow, more precious perhaps because the shortening days and impending winter make daylight rarer in fall.  Whatever the reason, the effect is enchanting and hypnotic. […]

Invading the Privacy of Princesses and Queens

Invading the Privacy of Princesses and Queens

  Why do we ponder and discuss such detailed and intimate parts of the lives of notable people such as the Duchess of Cambridge and the Queens of Europe?  Is it not an invasion of their privacy, and rather immoral and impolite at the very least, to give […]

A Sexy Professional American Footballer Played Me on Instagram Over a Secret Long-term Girlfriend!

A Sexy Professional American Footballer Played Me on Instagram Over a Secret Long-term Girlfriend!

The Grum Mum   I was Ghosted on Instagram By A Sexy American Football Player   Hello to the Internet, I have an announcement I am making out of pure and utter revenge, please indulge me.  It’s the Grum Mum again, back with an update […]