Stack of Books
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

Banner for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
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

April Reads
Books

April 2021 Reading Wrap Up

I can’t believe that as I’m writing this, we’re now into May. Where the hell has this year gone? I’m determined to keep smashing through my TBR list, and while I still haven’t quite beaten my record set in February, I still managed what averaged as a book a week, so I think that’s pretty… Continue reading April 2021 Reading Wrap Up

Chocolate Cake & Candles
Life Lessons

29 Lessons

This post is becoming somewhat of a birthday tradition. I started this coming up to my 27th birthday, and I’ve updated the post each year after. It’s interesting looking back on last year’s post - as my naïve little self had been hoping lockdown would have been over by the time my birthday on the… Continue reading 29 Lessons

Toilet Paper with Flower
Health

What a Load of Shit: Things That IBS Just Loves to Ruin

So, with April being IBS Awareness Month, I’ve been talking about (or what many people would argue is oversharing) how my little bitch of a digestive system works. For those that haven’t been enjoying this kind of quality content, you’ll be pleased to know that this is my final poo-related post for the time being.… Continue reading What a Load of Shit: Things That IBS Just Loves to Ruin

Craft Gin Club April 2021
Craft Gin Club Reviews

Craft Gin Club Subscription Box Review | April 2021

Towards the end of last month, I had polished off the remains of the gin from March’s Craft Gin Club box just in time for April’s arrival. This month’s box was inspired by Provence, a region in the South of France, best known for gorgeous weather, delicious food and incredible wine. While there were a… Continue reading Craft Gin Club Subscription Box Review | April 2021

Running
Mental Health & Wellbeing

I’ve Started Running. Again.

In an attempt to combat my recently diagnosed depression (I’ll get to that in another post), I’ve started running again. For some reason, I couldn’t get back into my Blogilates workouts after we moved - I think in part it was also due to my IBS starting to flare up again - so I ended… Continue reading I’ve Started Running. Again.

Woman Holding Flower in Front of Stomach
Health

My A-Z of IBS

It’s another IBS Awareness Week post! I’ll be honest, I struggled to come up with an idea for this one, so I turned to Google for some ideas. I’m glad I did, as I came across a blog by Becky Excell, who writes gluten free recipes following her diagnosis of IBS. In particular, I came… Continue reading My A-Z of IBS

Marianne - Normal People - Episode 9
TV

Crazy Lady Watches Normal People: Episodes 9 & 10

So, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that I’m still carrying on with this series over almost a year after it was released. The good news? It’s this post plus one more and then you’re free from my thirsting over Paul Mescal! Although, let’s be honest, when Conversations… Continue reading Crazy Lady Watches Normal People: Episodes 9 & 10