Manchester

Short Hair Insecurities

About a week ago I made the impulsive decision to ask my hairdresser to chop off several inches rather than just give me a trim. This clearly wasn’t a well thought out or reasoned decision, especially considering I’ve spent the…

Manchester

Trust Your Gut

Gut feelings are one of those things that science can’t explain yet – no doubt it will get there someday, and there are plenty of theories – but we’ve all experienced that uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach…

Northumberland

The Wedding

Before you get over-excited, I’m not talking about mine. If you know me in real life you’ll already know that I’ve been talking about this wedding for months. My extremely Scottish cousin married an extremely English man and there was…

Manchester

Two Weeks Away

My holiday is two weeks away and I’m already packed. The only problem is it’s warm in Manchester right now, and I have to keep unpacking and washing things as I don’t have many clothes. It’s for a week in…

Manchester

The Importance Of Female Friendships

I’ve made no secret of the fact that my mental health has been a bit up and down of late. One of the things I struggle with most is isolation. I moved back to Manchester several years ago after attending…

Little Things

I’ve talked pretty openly on here and on social media about my current less-than-stellar mental health, and despite some backlash I’ve found that it’s really helped me to talk about it, and judging by some of the comments and messages…

On Being A Good Girl

I’ve always said that being a child in a single parent family never really affected me. I’ve turned out pretty well, all things considered. While I think the trope of the troubled child of a broken marriage is a load…

Disrupted Sleep Turned Me Into A Monster

I’ve alluded to this on Instagram a few times, but in the latter half of 2018 I did not sleep well. If I’m being completely honest, I haven’t slept well since October 2017, which is when I first moved in…

The Move and Needing To Chill

I really need to chill. I would say 2018 has been the most stressful year of my life, but the reality is that it’s probably only in the top three. I feel like I’ve been stressed pretty much since I…

Six Months In

We’re six months into 2018 and I’m having a bit of a rethink. I’ve really knuckled down this year, working hard on my blog and investing a great deal of time and effort in it, but the last month or…

Allowing Myself To Be Happy

I haven’t always been good at being happy. Well, that’s half the truth. A few years ago I was in a pretty bad place, yet on the surface, I appeared perfectly content. I’ve become very good at appearing happy and…


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