• 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…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    The Journey To Acceptance

    Life is a strange thing, one minute you feel like you’re watching every part of your life go down the toilet, and the next minute you just feel completely filled with a sense of contentment. One of the biggest challenges we have to face in life is acceptance. Over time, we have to stop dwelling and just accept things as they are. I have said it before and I will say it again – everything happens for a reason. You can waste your life being a dweller or you can just get on with things. Don’t worry it’s not just you, I am such a dweller. I spend so much…

  • Humour,  Lifestyle

    The Soulmate Search

    Watching Sex and the City while eating endless slices of toast only ever ends one way: Making me question everything. While the ladies dined and pondered over soulmates, I began to ponder the same topic. Do soulmates really exist? I think so. Sure, sometimes when you’re drowning in pink gin it can be hard to distinguish between the prince charming’s and the not-so-charming but I firmly believe that there is at least one perfect person for everyone. Maybe we have a few soulmates incase one gets lost along the way, or maybe they all get lost, who knows. I do believe we’re all destined to meet these people at different…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    For Fenella

    When I think about my younger self I can distinctly remember a nervous little girl who didn’t say much. Fast forward to now, years later, and sure some of the nerves are still there, but they are running alongside one hell of a powerful voice. The comparisons between these two girls are plenty – Big eyebrows, a love of writing, a heart full of passion and the huge likelihood to trip over and fall into pools of water. I may not have children to nurture just yet, but I can still nurture that little girl. I will always need to care for myself. This little girl will be within me…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    The Ending Of Something

    Considering I actually felt sad waking up from a dream last night where I was dating The Weeknd, I think it’s safe to say my love life has been fairly rocky lately. On a recent trip out and about, I spotted a familiar man in the distance. It was one of those on/off/yes/no situations that silly old me would normally jump straight into, but this time was different. I don’t know if it was the decision of my guardian angel or my own common sense kicking in, but I stood there for a moment, thought for a second, and then did a complete U-turn. There is nothing wrong with this…