• General,  The Fox Files Uncovered

    The Fox Files Uncovered: Grim And Tonic

    Frankie woke up to the horrific reality of the night before. The taste of gin still lingered in the back of her throat and the only thing that could be heard coming from her bedroom was the sound of gentle sobs, caused entirely by the gin. She was perfectly aware that she did a lot of cringey things last night and the only person who could make this better was her mum. Ah, the perks of still living at home at 22. “Can you please come in, I need a cuddle” she sent the text to the room across the landing and it wasn’t long before she heard the patter…

  • General,  The Fox Files Uncovered

    The Fox Files Uncovered: Meet Frankie!

    The musky smell of tan filled the room, as it did every other weekend. The dressing table in front of her was smothered in makeup palettes, three unfinished mugs of tea and a bowl of cheesy pasta  – all of which vibrated as her phone kept going off. Four Snapchats, six Instagram likes and absolutely none of which were from the man she hoped for. Of course why would they be? There was a bloody good chance that after a situation which could only be described as World War 3, and the casual throwing around of the “Gobsh**e” adjective that she was likely to never hear from him again. She…

  • 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…

  • General,  Humour

    Hey Cupid, Any Spare Arrows?

    Now I am not going to sit here and decide whether I hate Valentine’s Day or the entire male species more, because, in fact, I hate neither. Yes, I am single, but I’m not going to get as bitter as a lemon because trust me if Zac Efron turned up on my doorstep tomorrow with a bunch of flowers and a share box of chicken nuggets, you would all know about it. In fact, I’d still be posting the pics in July 2024. So, if you’re loved up on February 14th, good for you. Hold on to that man tight because it’s a cruel world out there. I’m not gonna…

  • General,  Lifestyle

    Moments In Time

    I don’t think we meet people by accident. Sure, not everybody comes with the intention to stay, but I believe everyone we meet has a purpose. As I am typing this, I am listening to an album from 2009. This album was introduced to me by an old friend… where is she now? I am not sure. She was not meant to be a permanent fixture in my life but I still thank her, even if the main thing she brought into my life was this album, filling a quiet night some years later. The lyrics of the song might remind me of another person in my life, another person…