Manchester

My Carrots Died

In August, I bought a packet of carrot seeds from Wilko, along with some potting compost, plant food and what I thought was probably an appropriately sized plant pot. I excitedly brought my goodies home and spent some time on…

Direction

Hey, This is a different type of post today, as I just wanted to touch base with you all and a letter felt like the most appropriate format. There has been some upheaval in my personal life recently, and I…

Manchester

Inherited Jewellery

Jewellery is one of the most enduring gifts we can give and receive. I’ve been lucky enough to receive several significant pieces as gifts, each with their own history and meaning, massively increasing their importance and value to me. All…

27th Year

Reader, I turn 27 tomorrow. I will officially be in my late twenties and oh god 30 is moving closer and closer and I’m definitely due an(other) existential crisis soon. I knew I had moved into a new age bracket…

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…


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