A Year In A Notebook

This notebook was part of a gift given to me when I left my old job back in April 2016, and it became a firm favourite of mine. I always end up with one notebook that I use to death…

Getting Old | Ramblings

I am rapidly approaching my twenty-fifth birthday and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Back in sixth form, at the age of 17 or so, I had a conversation with a close friend about how we both wanted…

Texts I’ve Sent To My Mother

This is 100% inspired by Gwennan’s post, which was all about the bonkers things she’s sent to her mother. I’m pretty close to my Mum; we text on a daily basis and ring at least once a week. She doesn’t…

What I Learnt From Giving Up Sugar

I had two and a half chocolate chip cookies after tea today, so it’s safe to say that I haven’t exactly made a radical lifestyle change. I intended to give up sugar for all of May, but then I remembered…

When You Want To Run Away

Regular readers will have noticed my general absence from the airwaves for the last few weeks; it’s already the 22nd of June and I’ve only published ONE blog post. I normally average two or three a week, so this is…

What It’s Like In Manchester Right Now

Any regular readers will have noticed the radio silence over the last week. There have been no new blog posts, very little in the way of social media action and just generally not a lot going on. The reason is…

Six Books From My Childhood

As a child, you’d generally find me with my nose in a book. I’d read anything and everything and I haven’t changed much to this day. I’ve read thousands of books over the years, and my childhood bedroom and Mum’s…

Sayonara Sugar | Why I’m Giving It Up For May

I’ve been aware that my relationship with food has been unhealthy for a long time. I’ve struggled with eating disorders in the past, and while they’re mostly under control, sugar is a serious demon for me. I, like many people,…

One Year On and Giveaway

Astonishingly, I started SpareOom a year ago today. It was born from a deeply unhappy place, providing me with a place to focus my energy and distract myself. My very first blogpost was a rather embarrassing March Favourites, with some…

Two Days | March 2017

I realised how little I talk about what I get up to on a daily basis, and on the off-chance that anyone is interested I thought I would rectify that. I quite enjoy reading about the things people get up…

Why I’m Glad I’ve Made Mistakes

Like all of us, over the years I’ve made some mistakes. They could be the time I thought flared striped corduroy trousers was a good look for the school trip to Alton Towers, or deciding to do a Master’s degree…


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