I’m Jane, a 35 year old blogger from Essex in the UK.

Congratulations! You’ve made your way to this blog, and a veritable feast of wonderfulness awaits you. But first, you’ll probably want to know a little bit more about it, and me.

Is That You Darling is all my own handiwork (with a little help on the technical side of things). It’s a lifestyle blog with a focus on the bookish side of life; all this means is that I write about all the things that make my life fun and interesting, and because reading is pretty near the top of that list, there will be an awful lot of literary-related writing going on.

I’ve had blogs for over ten years, in one way or another, but every day brings new challenges and new things to learn about this wonderful world of blogging. I’m immensely proud of everything I’ve achieved with Is That You Darling, and I’m grateful for all of the opportunities blogging brings me. I anticipate doing it for many years to come!

The name Is That You Darling comes from my love of the film Dial M for Murder. It has been a firm favourite of mine for many years, and I love that it is now a big part of my life in the form of my blog name.

I am based in Essex, in the south-east of England. My hobbies include reading (of course), writing, baking, television, films, knitting and all sorts of other craft-based endeavours. If you stick around long enough, there’s sure to be a post on one of these things before too long.

Please feel free to email me if you would like to get in contact. I am happy to work with brands that feel like a good fit with what I’m doing here at Is That You Darling. Please see my disclaimer for further information.


  • Reply Hannah Ackroyd

    I have nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award!

    September 20, 2012 at 7:27 am
  • Reply ahumblehousewife

    Janey – I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award” – keep on blogging. (

    October 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply SiviPanda

    Hey, it’s nice to meet you 🙂 I like your blog.

    October 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply Hannah Ackroyd

    I have nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogge Award 🙂

    January 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm
  • Reply Donah D. Sweetjellybean

    Hello Jane! Following your blog now! I’m over at if you like to drop by.. (pssst. I have a worldwide giveaway going on right now – sorry, shameless plugging, I know.)

    Can’t wait to browse around your site!

    xx Donah

    January 31, 2013 at 1:27 am
  • Reply bevchen

    I LOVE your list!! I also love coloured tights, reading, lists, rainbows and stars (among other things). Also, I just saw in your 31 before 31 list that you want to learn German. I live in Germany! I’m so following your blog from now on 🙂

    February 1, 2013 at 5:47 pm
    • Reply Janey

      Thanks for stopping by! I do want to learn German – I did it at GCSE but have forgotten everything! I’m going to try real hard! I’m following you too 🙂

      February 2, 2013 at 1:02 am
  • Reply azurachan

    Hi there. Found that your blog is interesting.

    February 3, 2013 at 4:03 am
  • Reply LadyPennyworth

    Just found your blog; love it! Was beginning to think there were no bloggers 30+ out there! Im currently compiling my own 31 before 31, great to see you’re doing it too 🙂

    May 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm
    • Reply Janey

      Yay for 30+ bloggers! I’ve been doing a birthday list for years, I love it and it certainly gets me doing things I might not do otherwise!

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      May 3, 2013 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Andrew Blumetti

    Hi Janey- I’m very happy my random blog surfing brought me here! Can’t wait to follow.

    Much success!

    September 11, 2013 at 6:38 am
  • Reply this is lemonade

    Oooh I just stumbled across your blog! Well done for sticking to the knitting, I was taking part (very modestly only) in the Big Knit too. I must say your hats look a lot more cheery than mine. Love this place, it’s so full of goodies! 🙂

    October 24, 2013 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply Kezzie

    Ooh, I’m also from Essex! Where are you based?!x

    March 23, 2015 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Mark Taliana

    Televison is not a hobby, its a ‘past time’, unless you build televisions or make stuff for television, but that will be more like work, unless you do it as a hobby! Reading is also a ‘past time’ unless you read to write reviews, same as watching films. nice blog though

    September 5, 2018 at 10:21 am
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