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3o Before 30

So When Are You Having a Baby? | 30 Before 30

FULL DISCLOSURE - I talk about vaginas and periods and all that in this post, so if that bothers you, bugger off. “Well, that all depends on when you want to conceive…” A female NHS doctor, January 2021 Believe it or not, these were the actual words said to me by a female doctor earlier… Continue reading So When Are You Having a Baby? | 30 Before 30

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3o Before 30

30 Before 30 | Revised Edition

My 30 Before 30 has been a longstanding project on my blog, and quite frankly, I’ve been failing miserably at it. At first, it was largely due to me being a lazy bitch, but then it became something I could blame Covid for (let’s face it, it’s fucked up everything else). Since then, I’ve had… Continue reading 30 Before 30 | Revised Edition

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Lessons From the Classroom

Lessons From the Classroom – Child Development

Okay, so I’m assuming that by already reading this title you’re pissing yourself laughing. “Ames, you’ve stated many times you hate kids!” Yes, yes I have. I hated them even more when I was fifteen. Yet, I still picked Child Development as a GCSE. Why? Your guess is as good as mine. Perhaps I unconsciously… Continue reading Lessons From the Classroom – Child Development

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Lessons From the Classroom

Lessons From the Classroom – Art

Strap in because it’s time for another round of Lessons From the Classroom! Today, I’m taking a look back over what used to be my favourite subject - art. Don’t worry, you’ll find out why it’s no longer my favourite subject soon enough. Back when I wrote about my ideas for wedding craft ideas, I… Continue reading Lessons From the Classroom – Art

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Lessons From the Classroom

Lessons From the Classroom – Science

Hey friends, I’m back with another batch of Lessons From the Classroom! Today, we’re taking a look back at Science - the subject where, in theory, it all went wrong. Oh yeah, we’re going to get deep in this one. This entire blog is essentially a way for me to deal with all of my… Continue reading Lessons From the Classroom – Science

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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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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

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Memories & Experiences

Lessons From Lockdown: 8 Things I’ve Learned One Year On

I’m writing this post on the 23rd March 2021. Today marks a year since Boris announced that we were going into lockdown here in the UK. At 12pm, there was a minute's silence to remember everyone who had lost their lives as a result of Covid-19 pandemic. I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only one… Continue reading Lessons From Lockdown: 8 Things I’ve Learned One Year On

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3o Before 30

Five Lessons I Learned Buying My First House | 30 Before 30

In August 2020, we moved into our brand new house. After a very shaky start, with a lot of uncertainty throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we suddenly found things going full throttle when it came to moving. Our sale suddenly completed, and we had two weeks to pack up our current property and get the hell… Continue reading Five Lessons I Learned Buying My First House | 30 Before 30

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Memories & Experiences

A Letter To My 10 Year Old Self

Update - April 2021 I'm re-reading this post in 2021, just over a week away from my 29th birthday, so I thought now would be a great time to re-share. I initially wrote this post as we started to ease out of Lockdown 1 (FFS), following months of having Radio 1 - specifically, Greg James,… Continue reading A Letter To My 10 Year Old Self