• General,  Lifestyle

    I Joined Slimming World!

    Ah, a fresh year and another year of procrastination. However, this year I was determined not to let my weight be another thing that gets put off. My weight has risen in the past two years, I have gone from a comfy size 10 to a size 14. There are numerous reasons for this, the main one being I bloody love junk food! When it comes to takeaways and midnight snacks, I’m your girl. Also, I tend to eat when I’m feeling down and I think I was lacking in the nutrients that were needed to help my mood. Overall, I needed a complete diet overhaul, not just for weight…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    The Digital Detox

    During December I decided to stop using social media for a while. This was a big step for me because I LOVE social media. Adore it. However, I knew it had to be done. There were a number of reasons for this, so I wanted to put them into a blog post incase any of you are thinking of doing the same. I know how funny this sounds, the girl taking the social media break is blogging about it! We all know I’m a writer though, and I feel this is a really important topic to touch on as I have this voice on my platform. Maybe it will help…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    22 Lessons From Being 22

    I turned 23 yesterday, so I wanted to reflect on some ups, downs and adventures of 22. Here’s to another year of fun, new lessons and too many carbs!   The Greatest Showman is the best cure for anything Future boyfriend requirements: Extreme zest for life and connections with Zac Efron! … after a good old meltdown! The sun will always rise again. Just cry it out, gal. I own my voice And have every right to use it. Will everybody like that? Nope. Should that stop me? Definitely not. Sometimes the best reaction is no reaction Trust me, sometimes it’s the best long-term solution instead of completely losing the head (often…

  • General,  Humour,  Lifestyle

    All The Jingle Ladies

    I have woken up on yet another Saturday morning with another cheap wine headache and probably another back fat roll due to excessive cheese consumption. 2019 resolution: Cheese only to be consumed as a fancy starter when on proper dates with sophisticated men, or when watching Love Actually alone for the 45th time. I’m not too fussy to be honest. This thought about my life came to me with many others, sometime after 2am on a Christmas night out in a local chipper. Somewhere between the highly intoxicated man attempting to chat me up and the young couple borderline getting it on in front of me, two things hit me –…

  • Fashion,  General,  Lifestyle

    Party Season On A Budget

    Hey guys! My favourite time of year has finally come around. I’m a January baby so of course I adore winter! Anyway, one of my favourite things about Christmas is the glitz and glamour. It is the season of sparkle and I love immersing myself in that. However, I am well aware that social media can make perfection and never-ending bank accounts seem like the norm, but in reality, many of us can’t afford to be buying a new wardrobe every week, myself included! So if you’re anything like me and can always be found snooping around the reduced rails in Penneys, I wanted to share my tips for adding…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    Dating Dominoes

    We are living in a strange generation. The generation of the dating mind-games, the “Will we? Won’t we? Does he? Doesn’t he?” The knock on effects of this being everyone is hurting and ends up hurting another to cope with their own hurt. We’ve all been there, on both sides of it. We are the era that has normalised the “F**kboy” and an extreme fear of commitment. Somehow, overtime, the ones who are open to feeling end up being the ones in the wrong because “He wasn’t ever yours to begin with” or “He doesn’t owe you anything” and while all this is true to a certain extent, I think…

  • General,  Humour,  Lifestyle

    Still Here, Still Single

    I haven’t written a post like this in a while, mainly because my love life seemed to be pretty on track. However, as I am currently on my annual male detox (should be lasting until about next Tuesday) I thought that now would be a pretty good time to drop a blog post. I won’t go into too many deets about the sudden crumbling of my latest situation, but let’s just say it ended with few words on his part, and not enough wine-fuelled texts on mine. I had to wait for some time to pass before writing this one because I finally thought I was onto a good thing…

  • Lifestyle

    Back To My Roots

    Hi everyone! So I know I haven’t written a post like this in a while because my poems and posts about Frankie took over, but I don’t want you to think I have forgotten about those of you who love coming to my platforms for the good old blog posts where it all started, so here we are. I was trying to think of something to write about for a good few days. On a recent car journey, I told my mum “I need to go back to my roots, back to where it all started!” so she told me to call it exactly that. So here we go, back…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    My Voice In The Fight For Choice

    Every day I make choices. Do I have the Cornflakes or Granola? Do I wear jeans or leggings? Should I go on that date or not? What does my body want today? Turns out, 22 years of decision making has made me a pro. With these decisions, the final say will always come down to me. It doesn’t matter if my friend recommends Cheerios or if the whole world thinks I would look better in a skirt. I trust my own decisions. My body, my choice. I am currently sitting in my bedroom, tearing up reading women’s experiences with abortion. The reason for the tears that are filling my eyes…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    A Letter To My Teenage Heart

    Dear fragile heart, I know you’re young, I am too. You think everything is the end of the world when really it hasn’t even started. At this point you’re probably pretending to love the taste of vodka even though you’re secretly hoping to be back home drinking tea with your dad by half 12. You probably think your dress clings in all the wrong places and you think you’re the only young woman in the world to have randomly developed stretch marks. Don’t worry, you’re not. You’re worried about next year and your life purpose. Go to college if you genuinely want to go to college, but don’t feel you…