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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health Update: I’ve Started CBT Again

Apologies for my lack of post last week, and also for my delay in the one before that. It’s been a busy couple of weeks and a lot has happened. I’m attempting to get my shit back together though - although, I think I’ve done pretty well considering I’ve stayed consistent with two posts a… Continue reading Mental Health Update: I’ve Started CBT Again

May Reading Stack
Books

May 2021 Reading Wrap Up

I still haven’t quite managed to top my record from February, but given the circumstances of that particular month, I’m not complaining. My birthday month meant I was given a rather lovely stack of books which added a fair bit to my TBR list, and combined with my compulsive spending habits, it appears that I… Continue reading May 2021 Reading Wrap Up

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Fangirling About Taylor Swift

Tay-Tay Top Five: Taylor Swift

So, we find ourselves back at the very beginning. Today’s Tay-Tay Top Five is focusing on Taylor Swift’s debut album, aptly titled Taylor Swift. As of today, we’re equals pequals in this series, although I hope by the time this gets posted we get some sort of update on what the next Taylor’s Version recording… Continue reading Tay-Tay Top Five: Taylor Swift

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Lessons From the Classroom

Lessons From the Classroom – Maths

It’s time for my next instalment of Lessons From the Classroom, and it’s a beefy one. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that maths was never my strong point. Today, I’m delving into all of those repressed memories of that little wonky-toothed bespectacled child who never quite understood anything beyond… Continue reading Lessons From the Classroom – Maths

Craft Gin Club May Box Offerings
Craft Gin Club Reviews

Craft Gin Club Subscription Box Review | May 2021

I was thrilled that my May Craft Gin Club box arrived before April was even over. As a result, I’ve pretty much finished this month’s bottle at the time of writing. May’s box was probably one of my favourites so far - admittedly, I wasn’t a huge fan of the cocktail or the snack offerings,… Continue reading Craft Gin Club Subscription Box Review | May 2021

Taylor Swift Fearless Artwork
Fangirling About Taylor Swift

Tay-Tay Top Five: Fearless

Okay, so before I get into this I want to clarify something. Today, I’m talking about the initial release of Fearless. I appreciate that we have recently seen the release of Fearless (Taylor’s Version), and I admit right off the bat that it is far superior than this one. However, I felt it was still… Continue reading Tay-Tay Top Five: Fearless

Final shot of Connell and Marianne in Normal People. They are sat together on the floor of her empty flat.
TV

Crazy Lady Watches Normal People: Episodes 11 & 12

Well guys, we made it. We’re at the end of my Crazy Lady Watches Normal People series. If you’ve made it this far, well done. I’m the first to admit these posts aren’t exactly critically acclaimed reviews, so if we’ve stuck with them this far, I love you. I may have had a gin before… Continue reading Crazy Lady Watches Normal People: Episodes 11 & 12

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Lessons From the Classroom

Lessons From the Classroom – English

I recently discovered a folder full of my old school reports - literally from reception right up to my final year of sixth form. My Mum kept them all over the years and gave me the folder a few years ago, and I only just came across it again. One evening, I got a bit… Continue reading Lessons From the Classroom – English

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 | #ConnectWithNature

The 10th May marked the start of Mental Health Awareness Week,  a yearly event started by the Mental Health Foundation that encourages us to talk about mental health. This year, the theme is #ConnectWithNature - aimed at encouraging us all to stop and appreciate the nature around us every day, something more and more of… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 | #ConnectWithNature

Birthday Gifts
Memories & Experiences

29 | Another Bloody Lockdown Edition

I can’t say I ever expected to have two lockdown birthdays in my lifetime, but here we are. Despite that, my 29th birthday on the 4th May was still a good one, and this year, since discovering and falling in love with Baby Yoda - sorry, Grogu - I didn’t even mind that people were… Continue reading 29 | Another Bloody Lockdown Edition