When I Lost Myself

Almost two years ago I wrote a post that was absolute bullshit. I had just broken up my ex and it was an extremely emotional time. Since it’s still one of my most read and commented posts even years later…

Making Time For Me

Regular readers will have noticed that generally, my posts go up at 8am sharp, three times a week, yet here we are at 8pm on Friday and it’s been radio silence since Monday. This is out of the ordinary to…

Creativity (By Numbers)

A week or so ago I was wandering around Fred Aldous, a Manchester icon that you should 100% visit if you’re in the city or just fancy buying a bizarre plaster cast of someone’s hand or 10,000 sheets of coloured…

Fantasies of Childhood vs Realities of Adulthood

As a child, I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted to be when I grew up. While the career varied greatly, depending on whether I fancied being a microbiologist or an author that, I always knew the…

Two Years Of Blogging And Trolls

Two days ago, my two year blogging anniversary slipped quietly by. I didn’t mention it on Twitter, Instagram or any of my usual platforms, instead spending the day working and relaxing at home. I considered writing about it, or even…

On Mothers’ Day

Word of warning for the stone-hearted or eye-rolling types: ~emotions~ lie ahead. My Mum and brother are my best friends, but my Mum is also my hero. My Mum, younger brother and me are a very tight-knit trio, having been…

Where’s Your Head At?

I’ve been in limbo lately. Segueing between productivity and sloth, between rage and joy, between calm and anxiety. It hasn’t made a great deal of sense. I don’t know whether it’s just really ridiculous PMS, if it’s the ordinary stresses…

Story of My Skin | Hidradenitis Suppuritiva

If you’re squeamish about body parts and illnesses this probably isn’t the blog post for you; I’ll see you on Saturday for the usual lighthearted content. I’m scared as I write this. This isn’t something I really talk about with…

What I Learnt By Not Showering For Five Days

Hands up if you’ve ever had allergy patch tests done. It’s bloody awful, right? I was diagnosed with contact dermatitis in February last year and after it never really went away, despite the liberal application of steroid ointment, almost twelve…

The Promenade Deck

I was very lucky as a child to have regular holidays that allowed me travel all over Europe. After a pretty disastrous Butlins holiday my Mum booked herself, my brother and I onto a cruise around the Mediterranean in the…

Things I Did In 2017

Ah, 2017. The global shit-storm made a nice contrast with my personal life which only got better as the year went on. I really struggle with remembering what I’ve actually done with my time, but one of the advantages of…


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