The 6 month countdown to graduation is on, I’m getting good grades but I’ve never in my life felt like I’m failing more than now. Week 9 blues, that’s what everyone’s calling it at Uni at the moment but if we’re all being truthful I think it began part of the way through week 3Continue reading “Feeling like failing”
A week ago today, probably around this time, I was huffing and puffing my way around the Manchester Half marathon. The blisters are, thankfully, now more or less gone, the medal is perched on my book shelf and I’m back to being able to walk up and down stairs normally. The day The build upContinue reading “My first half marathon”
Relationship chat isn’t usually my thing here, with a job that’s so online, I love to keep the most precious parts of my life offline. But whenever it comes up in conversation that my boyfriend lives in a different country to me I’m always met with really sympathetic eyes and expressions of ‘oh that must be so hard.’ Truth be told, it can be tricky but it also can be pretty wonderful and today we’re here to chat about that part…
One week until I can stop bothering you all with half marathon chat! (And not get on a treadmill for a significant amount of time!)
Make-up and body care which helps animals, the environment, your skin, your make-up bag… and doesn’t break the bank!
As mainstream as Marie Kondo, as expensive as the White Company Pyjamas and Jo Malone home diffusers.
The month of sunshine, 21st birthdays and moving countries…again.
A Notebook a day will not keep the doctor away. Not even if it’s dotted, lined, with a to-do’s section and has a goals planner.
This month I’ve published one post…one! That’s so unlike me and I’ve really beaten myself up about it but it’s honestly just a true reflection of how busy I’ve been this month and a consequence of having both huge ups and downs. I’m currently sat in a cafe trying to pull myself together and getContinue reading “MAY”
Okay so somehow we’re already 4 months into 2019?! As I’m writing this in Berlin right now sun is shining through the windows, the flowers on my windowsill are blooming and spring is well and truly here!
I recently lost my headphones. Headphones are always doing one of two things: tangling themselves up mysteriously or completely disappearing. After a hissy fit and spending too much money on Amazon to get some more in the post, I was faced with the terrifying and soul-crushing 1st world problem that I would have a fewContinue reading “Take your headphones out.”
Let’s chat about what’s going on up in those intelligent, confusing, wonderful and sometimes sad little minds of ours. By that I mean mental health.
Caught you! 😛I’m talking about the last week of the month…why? Because it’s ALWAYS SO STRESSFUL!!!
It’s like getting your mojo back…but a little less mid-life-crisisey. At the start of the month I always feel really motivated and ready to reinvent myself into some hyper-productive and sociable little bouncy ball…To be fair I usually manage to keep it going a little over 2 weeks but then I just crash!
Okaaaaay here we go! I can hear the disagreements already. Wooo! Has anyone else been bombarded with ‘influencers’ praising themselves and looking for praise elsewhere for taking cold showers for 20ish days in a row?
One of my 2019 goals was to read more! It’s something I love but never take enough time to do. It often, unfortunately, falls to the bottom of my list but I’ve been trying to get better at making time for it this year. Forcing myself to turn my phone off, shut down my laptop,Continue reading “The books I’ve been loving!”
Less than a year ago, my biggest online written post would probably have been citing some moody teenage song lyric under an Instagram photo, now I post my scribbles all over the internet about twice a week!
Our phones are buzzing with notifications all the time, but how do we feel when they stop? When we’re lonely or have had a crap day and everyone’s out or busy. It’s easy to forget about how busy other people’s lives are until you’re wishing they’d text back at 23.11 on a Saturday evening.
It’s a real thing! And it’s hit me like a smack in the face since I moved to the Netherlands.
It’s 22.59 on a Monday evening and it’s just occurred to me that it’s nearly our birthday (kind of!)! I’m writing this about a week or two before it goes online, as hopefully on the 10th February I’ll be gearing up for my second week at University in the Netherlands. (It feels so far awayContinue reading “We’re 6 Months Old!”
On my way to Manchester Airport, an elderly gentleman got on the same train on my heading to Preston, after a few minutes he came and sat down next to me. We politely said hello to each other and I noticed he had a really kind face but I didn’t think about it much moreContinue reading “A letter to Jack”
January…you’ve been a crazy month! There’s been some amazing highs, a LOT of work and a fair few tears already.
Some days I really long to have something more permanent, somewhere I know I’ll be longer than 5 or 6 months. But at the same time, I think living out of a case and in a little temporary place keeps me on my toes and is really exciting.
In 2019 I wanted to set myself some challenges and make sure I followed through with them. I have wanted to get stronger and fitter for a long time, I really enjoy the gym and spinning but I’ve been working on running more and starting delving into the yoga world as a way to de-stressContinue reading “Following Grandad’s footsteps”
This year has gone so quickly but when I think back to January it also seems like a lifetime ago! 2018 has been a really huge year for me and my most exciting one yet, because of this I decided to try and note down some of the biggest moments of the year!
For me setting New Year’s Resolutions is almost a scary prospect! We’ve all been there, setting resolutions and goals for the next year with the best intentions but not being able to live up to the expectations or pressure to do all 100 things consistently whilst still holding onto your daily life.
This week I wanted to do a special thank you to one of my all time favourite people for putting me up and showing me around her beautiful city of Münster. My full weekend post is coming soon but until then I thought i’d do a quick little post about our food spots!
Well I think it’s fair to say that i’ve clung to Summer as long as I possibly could and it’s definitely overdue to accept it’s over. This was without a doubt the best Summer of my life.
Now and then there’s a straw that breaks the camel’s back or something that takes the wind from your sails. Whatever awful cliché you want to use sometimes we all feel a bit shit. And that’s ok.
As they say here, public transport has only 4 enemies… spring, summer, autumn and winter…
In April I got the shiny, glowing email to say that I had been accepted as a Social Media and Online Marketing intern for a start-up in Berlin and I was delighted! Fast forward to now, (September) and I’ve been with the company for 3 months nearly.
Okay so this is going to sound ridiculous but stay with me…something I was not prepared for this year was the lead up to my Year Abroad. Obviously when I applied to Uni to do languages I knew that I would be going on a year abroad at some stage but it always seemed SOContinue reading “The Lead Up!”
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