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

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OCD Tales

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

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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

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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

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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

January 2022 Reading Stack: A Handmaid's Tale, The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story, and My Dark Vanessa
Books

January 2022 Reading Wrap Up

Hey friends, and welcome to my first reading wrap up of 2022. January has been a long-ass month, but I’ve been attempting to work through the hefty AF stack of books that I’ve added to my TBR list since Christmas. This year, I’ve made it one of my priorities to spend more time reading rather… Continue reading January 2022 Reading Wrap Up

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Seven Mental Health Lessons I’ve Learned Since My Diagnosis | Time to Talk Day 2022

I’ve suffered with some form of anxiety my entire life. Emetophobia (the fear of vomit) hit me in my early childhood, gradually turning into a severe phobia of germs that, over time, destroyed my hands, my bank balance, a friendship, and worst of all, my personality. Eventually, I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)… Continue reading Seven Mental Health Lessons I’ve Learned Since My Diagnosis | Time to Talk Day 2022