Things to consider before taking on a blogging challenge

If you’ve been in the blogging world for any amount of time, it’s likely that you’ve stumbled across someone talking about or taking part in blogmas or blogtober, a month-long blogging challenge that requires you to post every day for a month (obviously). I’m not quite sure of the technicalities of each one (like if […]

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Meet my January advertisers! *

Happy New Year! I mean, how on earth are we in January already? I’m well aware that millions of people across the world have said the exact same thing and we’re all beginning to sound like broken records but SERIOUSLY. 2019. Twenty nineteen. I swear it was 2006 just 6 months ago. I’m super excited […]

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Meet my December advertisers!

Can you quite believe we’re in December already? It’s utter madness, I still remember last Christmas like it was yesterday. Well with a new month comes a new set of advertisers and I have an absolutely glorious bunch for you to round off the year with! So grab a cuppa and a mince pie and […]

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Meet my November advertisers! *

I’ve been absolutely thrilled with the response to my new advertising packages which I brought back in September and have had the pleasure to share with you a whole bunch of incredible bloggers so far with them! This month, I have 5 more fabulous bloggers for you to discover and follow so let’s get straight […]

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Simple steps to boost personal fulfillment *

We all face stress and pressure throughout our lives, ranging from the pressure to get good grades at school right through to the pressure to get a ‘good’ job when we get older. Although stress is sadly an unavoidable part of life, when you are faced with a high amount of pressure, it can be […]

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I’m closer to 30. F**k.

It’s my birthday tomorrow, I’m going to be 26 years old, I’m sitting here writing this post listening to Disney songs and I genuinely feel like I’m never going to grow up. When I was 15, I thought, ‘wow, 26 year old’s are proper adults, doing adult things’. But now I’m there (well, almost) I […]

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My top things I treat myself to when I feel like sh*t

If I’ve learnt anything this year so far, it’s that we could all do with giving ourselves a bloody break once in a while. It’s okay not to be “on it” every minute of the day, it’s okay not to be productive every single day of your life and it’s certainly okay to feel like […]

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Some things I sorta kinda like about myself

I don’t mean to sound awfully dramatic but this is a really difficult post for me to write. I’ve opened up about my mental health and self-esteem problems before so if you wanna catch up with all that jazz, then check out this post and this post. But today I’m writing something I never thought I’d […]

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How I fit self care into my day

Self care should be a part of all of our lives and daily routines but we have to remember that self care looks different for everyone. Whilst someone might consider a relaxing bubble bath with candles and a book a valid form of self care, someone else would rather go for a run or head […]

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Subtle ways I’m actively changing my life

2018 has been the year of change for me. Not big changes; I haven’t moved house, got a new job or traveled the world but it’s been the year of subtle changes which ultimately, have changed my outlook and in ways… my life. You don’t need a grand gesture in order to change your life […]

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6 tiny things which will improve your every day well-being

In a society where self-care has become such a huge focus in the recent years and months, we’re often told that “these are the things we need to do when we’re feeling down / ill / depressed, in order to improve ourselves” and well, make ourselves feel that little bit better. And whilst that’s great; […]

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Simple ways I’ve made my anxiety a little more manageable

Anxiety sucks. There’s no two ways about it. It can be overwhelming, entirely consuming and completely life-changing and I’ve certainly experience all 3 of those feelings since I developed Generalised Anxiety Disorder in 2011. I wrote about my experience in more depth here but since then (goodness me, it literally does seem like a lifetime […]

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How I cope in times of stress

I blog about mental health a lot and I’m totally open about my anxiety and how it affects me. Which is bad. Sometimes. I think during my anxiety journey, I’ve learnt a lot about how to deal with both anxiety and stress. I’ve probably learnt more coping mechanisms with anxiety than I ever would have […]

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The importance of looking forward to things

There was a time in my life where I felt like I was looking into a black hole of nothingness. I wasn’t depressed (at least, I don’t think I was) and I certainly wasn’t suicidal. It was a time where my anxiety was at it’s absolute worst. Not too long after it started, when I […]

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BOOK REVIEW: A Mother’s Sacrifice by Gemma Metcalfe

Format: ARC, NetGalley Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK Blurb: God ensured she crossed my path. And that is why I chose her. The day Louisa and James bring their newborn son home from the hospital marks a new beginning for all of them. To hold their child in their arms, makes all the stress and trauma […]

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April goals: My last public monthly goals

Wowzers… April. April. APRIL. Just when we couldn’t believe that it was 2018 already, here we are, 4 months into the year already. I hope you all had a great March, did lots of cool stuff and had a lot of fun. March for me was pretty damn good; I visited my boyfriend’s family in […]

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Poetry

I don’t write poetry. I don’t usually “get” poetry and it’s never been one of my favourite creative methods to both write or read. Can I blame it on school? On having that dreaded poetry anthology thrust upon us all in Year 9, in schools all over the country? Possibly. School certainly didn’t make poetry […]

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BOOK REVIEW: How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat

Format: Hardback, giveaway prize Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Goodreads Blurb: Vicky Decker has perfected the art of hiding in plain sight, quietly navigating the halls of her high school undetected except by her best (and only) friend, Jenna. But when Jenna moves away, Vicky’s isolation becomes unbearable. So she decides to invent a […]

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