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…

Yes Woman

Since my life has gone all topsy-turvy lately and I’ve completely lost track of which way is up, I’ve adopted a new approach for the next few months. In classic Jim Carrey style, I’m saying yes to everything. I’ve always…

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…

I’m a Snob – Designer vs High Street Handbags

So, I was in TK Maxx the other day sobbing (hyperbole at the author’s discretion) over a Chloe Nile that was reduced to the bargain price of £800, knowing full well that I would never spend that sort of money…

Manchester

Breathing Deeper

Whatever you put it down to, be it the end of Mercury retrograde, my period arriving or the heatwave and summer storms coming to an end, but something has changed in the last few days. I feel like I’ve emerged…

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…

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…

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…

Divination and Decisions

I’d hesitate to call it a trend, but there’s been a definite increase in interest in all things mystical in the blogosphere. Tarot cards and horoscopes in particular seem to be enjoying a resurgence, as bloggers far and wide invest…


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