How Drew Barrymore inspired me to write!

Drew Barrymore Never Been Kissed Quote

When Dawn from ‘Pennies Add Up’ asked me to join her ‘Quicky Quotes’ linky, I struggled as I don’t usually use them in my everyday life. Apart from this one which was so suitable for me as a blogger and was inspired by an extraordinary coincidence, all to do with Drew Barrymore!

I have always liked to read chick-lit, something light-hearted and easy to get absorbed in, that will have a happy ending. I usually read a book in 2 weeks, on the train into work and in bed before I go to sleep. So I am a regular at my local library, where they have a ‘Quick Choice’ section – handy for mums in a rush. Last month I selected ‘The Gospel According to Drew Barrymore’ by Penny Wright. I thought was an odd title, but it sounded funny.

That week I met my university friends for dinner at Tinseltown off Oxford Street. We were talking about friendships, and so I told them about this book I was reading which is all about friendship. Now this itself was unusual because I don’t normally talk about the books I read incase they think I’m an airhead! They asked what the book was called. I said, “Don’t laugh, it’s called The Gospel according to Drew Barrymore”. I brought it out of my bag, and one friend proceeded to read the last few pages of it. I confess I do read the back page first too, sometimes I can’t wait to find out what happens.

We carried on having a natter, and when we chat we don’t really notice our surroundings. About half-an-hour later I looked up and gasped! They thought I had seen a ghost. And I kind of had – it was none other than Drew Barrymore herself above my friend’s head. She was there all along!

The Gospel According to Drew Barrymore - Tinseltown

I took this to be a sign, and decided to have a Drew Barrymore movie marathon that weekend. I started with ‘Never Been Kissed’, which I ended up watching alone (wah!), as my boy and the other half retreated to the bedroom to watch what they wanted on their tablet/phone! Luckily my sister came over the next day and we watched ‘The Wedding Singer’ and her new film ‘Blended’ – all of which I found hilarious. I do love chick-flicks!

Out of the three films, it was the quote from Never Been Kissed that stuck in my mind. I started off this blog in January and I thought it would be specifically about upcycling and design ideas, I had a weekly plan of what to write – and this is where I struggled. With actually living my normal life, I found I couldn’t stick to the plan and I wasn’t enjoying it. Not good. By expanding to write about our everyday life, things we love, places we have visited – in a way that readers might find useful or inspirational – I found the blog grow naturally. I love writing it now, and I hope people love reading it too!

So if you are stuck on what to write for your blog, just remember Josie Grossie and write what you know.

P.S. For those of you interested in typography, I created the quote design in Photoshop using the below typefaces:
PlayFair Display SC
Playfair Display
Vast Shadow

You can download these for free from if you fancy having a go yourself.

Sabrina x


A Cornish Mum

35 responses to “How Drew Barrymore inspired me to write!

  1. I love ‘Never been kissed’! And such a good quote to remember, will keep it in mind next time I’m stuck for something to blog about! x #TwinklyTuesday


  2. Your right about writing about what you know. Blogging can be so hard as there is so many blogs out there but I think you just got to write what you want and know. #mummymonday


  3. Ooh I love the wedding singer, but you are so right right what you know and be yourself #twinkletuesday x


    • It’s so funny that film, and then to watch Blended after which also has Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler as the lead characters – weird! Yes, it’s like Drew Barrymore really is the gospel with that quote, write what you know xx


  4. I love Drew Barrymore and Never Been Kissed is one of those films you can watch again and again! I love your blog, I’m glad you decided to write about what makes you happy 🙂 x


    • Oh my gosh that is such a lovely comment to read, you are the best! Thank you! And oh yes, definitely could watch Never Been Kissed again and again, I love the 90s 🙂 xx


  5. That is absolutely HILARIOUS!!!! I can’t believe you’ve got that pic too! Love it 🙂 You should adopt that as another mantra in life — ‘what would Drew do?’ — LOL! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    Caro |


    • Isn’t it so weird how that happened! It must have been a sign. Yes, from now on when things go wrong, I shall ask myself ‘what would Drew do?’ Haha! xx


  6. Can’t beat Drew Barrymore. Love her. Will have to read this. Love the typography too. I am never any good at designing my own though. If you ever want a good chic lit light reading my book, When Love & Culture Collide is just that in a nutshell. Great for train or holiday reading. (plug in cheeky sorry). Not many know I write novels too. lol Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme


    • Thank you, it’s tricky doing typography, takes time to get it right. But I like doing it when I’m in the mood 🙂 I had no idea you write novels – wow! I will definitely check it out xx


  7. I love Drew Barrymore, she is such a down to earth, hilarious actress! This story is just too funny, loving the picture! Thanks for linking up to the #MMWBH 🙂


    • Aw I’m glad it helped! I alway think, if I’m not enjoying writing the blog, something must be wrong. But when you write about what you love and know best, the words just flow! xx


  8. I’m a big chick flick fan as well and love this quote 🙂 It’s a shame you don’t live closer or you’d always have someone to watch chick flicks with ha 😉 Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie xx


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