“Better an oops, than a what if.”

The Monday Oops is where I reflect on those unexpected moments, confessions and imperfect situations from my everyday life.

Landing on a Monday every other week, I share my personal stories and musings on everything from relationships to friendships to work - and everything else in between!

In each issue, I also curate my very own ‘mixtape’ of things that have caught my eye, including inspirational quotes, podcasts, books, and more.

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Thanks for checking out The Monday Oops - I hope you like what you’ve found!

I’m Alexis Forsyth, an experienced copywriter, lifestyle blogger and former magazine journalist and editor based in Newcastle upon Tyne. From culture, travel, food and drink, to weddings, beauty trends, gadgets, and even Christmas trees – I have written about lots of different things over the years!

This fortnightly newsletter started as a creative outlet for my ramblings during the Covid-19 pandemic, covering personal topics such as the birthday blues, forgetting how to kiss (yes, really!) and rejection.

After an unintentional hiatus, I decided to switch my focus to all the ‘oops’ I encounter in my everyday life.

Hopefully, like a ‘lil catch up with a close friend, some of the words I write will resonate with you and stir up those comforting ‘I’ve experienced that, too!’ kinda vibes.

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You can find me on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter/X so come and say hi!

Alternatively, take a peek at my website www.alexisforsyth.com and lifestyle blog www.newcastlesparkles.co.uk.

Thanks to…

I’d like to end with a little shout out to two super talented people who have contributed to my Substack newsletter behind the scenes:

  • Christopher Owens, who photographed me during one of his Studio Days and captured my profile pic above

  • John Haxon, who created my swish new logo and ensured The Monday Oops is in keeping with my personality and brand identity

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A newsletter from copywriter and lifestyle blogger, Alexis Forsyth, reflecting on those unexpected moments, confessions and imperfect situations from my everyday life


A Scottish copywriter, freelance writer and lifestyle blogger based in Newcastle upon Tyne