My thoughts on Valentines Day

I’m a hopeless romantic so for me, Valentines Day has always generated some excitement. At school, it was the torturous wait to see if I’d receive a card from someone other than my mum – or Grandad, bless him. In Year 3, I was thrilled when a boy called Charlie got me one of those fantastically tacky plastic gem rings. My first real experience of being someone’s Valentine though was…

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My month in photos – January

I very much had the January blues. Long, dark days in the absence of fairy lights, festivities and the promise of Christmas hit me haaard. I hate the dreariness post-Christmas – going back to work, rediscovering normality and waiting for the slightest hint of Spring. Alas, I spent the whole of January searching for moments of beauty hoping to extend the magic a little while longer……

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My month in photos – September

Let’s start with the beautiful transition we’re having from Summer to Autumn. I am LOVING the hues of orange, blue skies and the piles of leaves scattered on the pavements. Though, I’m kind of done with the humid, sweaty journey to work! Shouldn’t it be cold already? We had a couple of real cold days at the end of August – scarf wearing days!!! – and I can’t wait for…

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My love/hate relationship with Slimming World

Left: 11st 7 (March 2013 – before Slimming World) | Right: 9 stone 7 (August 2013 – 2 stone down) | Notice the loss of boobs haha! I joined Slimming World during my first year of uni. I’d spent the whole summer getting over a break-up – eating and drinking and eating some more. Then, starting uni, my life became a cocktail of drunken pizzas, hungover fried breakfasts in the…

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The fear of dying

I’ve been petrified of death my whole life. I know everyone’s afraid of dying but some people just shrug it off and accept it with a calmness I’ve never understood. I remember being 5 years old, running in to my dad’s bedroom and having a panic attack about dying. I’ve had these panic attacks my whole life and they’ve always been triggered by the same image that I couldn’t describe…

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