A bunch of candles lit against a dark background
The Grief Diaries

My Grief Playlist – Songs About Losing Someone That Will Get You Right in the Feels

If you’ve been following my grief-riddled blogs in the last couple of months, you’ll have probably seen me mention my Grief Playlist. If it’s not that obvious, it’s a playlist I put together in the early days of losing my dad, and it’s a whole bunch of songs that essentially sum up how utterly shite… Continue reading My Grief Playlist – Songs About Losing Someone That Will Get You Right in the Feels

2022 Reading stack: Glorious Rock Bottom, Traces, Magpie and No Shame
Books

February 2022 Reading Wrap Up

February is such a short month but I’ve still managed to get through four books. Annoyingly, it would have probably been more had I not struggled so much with one of them towards the end of the month, but I guess the lesson to be learned there is that maybe I need to start giving… Continue reading February 2022 Reading Wrap Up

Close up of hands resting on a notebook and holding a pen
OCD, Anxiety and Everything Else

3 Lessons I’ve Learned in My OCD Recovery

March 2022 will mark five years since I was discharged from the mental health service after undergoing high-intensity CBT for OCD. A lot has changed in those five years - I’ve bought a house, I’ve changed jobs, I’ve gotten tattoos, I’ve spent two years living through a pandemic - you know, usual life stuff. I… Continue reading 3 Lessons I’ve Learned in My OCD Recovery

Woman sat on bed typing on a computer
3o Before 30

Attempting to Keep Up A Blog | 30 Before 30

The irony of this post’s title is not lost on me. I’m barely keeping up with writing a blog, as you’ll soon read. Life is hectic. I feel like that’s such a piss-take to some - I don’t have any kids, I’m currently working from home, and I generally have no more than one social… Continue reading Attempting to Keep Up A Blog | 30 Before 30

Craft Gin Club's February contents
Craft Gin Club Reviews

Craft Gin Club Subscription Box Review | February 2022

While pretty much all of the Craft Gin Club boxes have a theme to them, I especially love when they have a theme linked to the time of year - Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day etc. Last year’s February delivery didn’t have much of a Valentine’s theme, so it was a refreshing change to see that… Continue reading Craft Gin Club Subscription Box Review | February 2022

Musical notes against sky background
Music & Podcasts

The Soundtrack to Adulting | Sounds of Me Part 4

I’ve loved writing my Sounds of Me series, and today marks the final instalment. Of course, as you’ll know, I can’t take credit for it. If you’ve read this series from the start, you’ll know that I drew my inspiration from my lovely friend, Dom, who is the voice behind the Instagram account @lyricallifebydg. Dom… Continue reading The Soundtrack to Adulting | Sounds of Me Part 4

Children running in a field
Lessons From the Classroom

Lessons From The Classroom – PE

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Lessons From The Classroom post, so let’s start things back up. Brace yourselves, I have a lot to say about this one. It’s every unfit child’s worst nightmare - PE. There was never a lesson I hated more. It was the lesson that had me full of… Continue reading Lessons From The Classroom – PE