Anxiety & Mental Health

Determined

Things have been quiet here recently, and it’s hard for me to explain why. Those who know me well will know that I’ve been struggling with anxiety and depression. I’ve talked about it here, but I’ve only really scratched the surface of what’s been going on. Things have been difficult, and it’s affected my blogging in a number of ways. Writing has always been a bit of a cathartic hobby for me. When I’m feeling down, or my mind is racing, or I’m struggling to come to terms with something; Writing about it has been my therapy. For important things, […]

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Life

Beauty and the Beast & Black Lipstick #LittleLoves

This week has been a strange one, tainted by the awful events in Westminster on Wednesday. I’ve finished the week just feeling a bit off, really. I know there are terrible things happening all around the world on a daily basis, but I often live in a bit of a bubble. When something like this happens so close to home, my bubble is burst and I’m reminded what a cruel world this can be. I’m certainly not going to let that one awful event define the week though, because there have been plenty of lovely things happening to put a […]

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Life

Are You Messy? Blame Your Zodiac Sign!

*This is a collaboration I’m not going to lie, I’m a hot mess. I don’t think I’ve ever truly been organised in my life. Sure, I’ve tried, and sometimes succeeded at having some kind of order to my life: but when things look calm on the surface, my legs are going mad under the water trying to keep my afloat. What I’m saying is, when I look like I’ve got things under control, all is not as it seems. Today, for example: My desk looks pretty tidy, but open one of my drawers and you’ll find empty wrappers and other […]

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Youtube

My Guilty Pleasures – #VLOGSTARS

In 2017 I am going to focus a lot of my energy in to Youtube. Video is something I’ve always been interested in, and this year I want to explore youtube and video a lot more. But like a lot of other things at the moment, I need a bit of a kick up the bum to get going. This week, the kick that I needed came in the form of Vlogstars, a monthly linky with What Katy Said and We’re Going on an Adventure. Each month, they set a theme and challenge people to film a vlog based around […]

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Books

Classic Children’s Books

The first week in March is a special week for children’s literacy,¬†with both World Book Day and Dr Seuss Day taking place. Children up and down the country celebrate some of the worlds best loved children’s authors with dress up and fun reading related activities. As a self confessed book lover, I love celebrating literature and reading. As a child, I loved nothing more than getting lost in a good book, and I’m thankful that my children have developed a love of reading too. Reading is something that can be enjoyed together as a family. I just love curling up […]

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