You don’t have to settle

My boyfriend is probably going to take the piss out of me for this. I’m generally quite open about my relationship and have written about my boyfriend in some silly posts about what it’s really like to be in a long-term relationship, and light-hearted explorations into how blooming annoying men can be, but being in a relationship is actually a pretty serious thing. I’ve been in mine for nearly six… View Post

LAPLAND

LAPLAND. Last Friday morning I got up at 2AM and traveled to Finland with my whole family – thirteen of us in total. My brother – aged four – and sister – eleven – were the complete embodiment of excitement and, as we arrived at the airport and met up with my Uncle, Aunt and three cousins – all under ten – you couldn’t not become swept up in the… View Post

2017 in Retrospect

It’s been a funny old year. Whilst it’s been quite a bumpy year and a lot has happened, I decided to think about the positives that have come from this year – it hasn’t all been bad! I finished therapy right at the start of the year I won Blogosphere Mag’s Lifestyle Blogger of the Year I got a BOOK DEAL I met a lovely photographer called Kaye who helped… View Post

Christmas Gift Guide 2017: For Her

As much as I’m finding it hard to believe that Christmas is nearly here, I’m feeling excited about it this year. The last couple of years have been hard-going and I found it hard to enjoy the festivities a lot of the time, but given that I’m feeling a bit more festive this year I decided to put together a gift guide. I love reading other people’s and it’s such… View Post

Simple self care on a budget: Winter

I feel like I’ve been a little negative in recent posts. What with life’s curveballs, stressors, dilemmas and general adulting, I’ve been a bit fed up. It’s getting dark and it’s getting cold and I don’t know about you but, at the moment, I feel like I’m having to make extra efforts to keep myself in a healthy mindset. So here I am with a post for both you and me: small… View Post