first impressions / a bloody good job

It’s day two, so this may likely be a highly premature review but I’m attempting to make the switch. Last month, initially pissed off at the price of sanitary products (but further spurred on by an ever-increasing wish to try and preserve the only planet currently available for us to live on), I bought a…

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Humblebrag

You know what? I don’t humblebrag any more. I f*cking brag-brag. If it’s worthy of slipping into a conversation in the first place, or concealing it as something mundane so you can talk about it, then just talk about it. I used to shy away from talking about myself and my achievements (I still do…

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Size Chart

Dress sizes; I’ve dropped 4 on the bottom and 2 up top. Am I ecstatic? Well, I was, until I wondered to myself ‘actually, what difference does it make?’ Of course, I’m pleased with the fact that my body shape is changing. I hear wind chimes tinkle and feel incredibly smug knowing that my clothing…

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Why I banned my phone from my bedroom (kinda)

I bought an alarm clock. Except that it’s not just an alarm clock. It’s a little glimpse of; a little grasp at freedom, independence and some well-needed down time. Now there is no way I could completely banish my phone from my room. This chronic worrier would suffer from chronic guilt if I was to…

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Summer Feastival 2018

On Sunday, we set off from the sunny Forest of Dean to a drizzly Cardiff but that didn’t dampen our fun. Those of you who know me and Sam will know how much we love our food. It basically formed our relationship and when we see a street food festival, you know we’re heading there…

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Practice makes perfect

Olympic lifting and video editing. What do they have in common? They’re two things that I enjoy doing but to get good at them, they require a lot of practice. I decided to simultaneously get out of my comfort zone and provide myself with some footage by planning on vlogging my weightlifting session. Turns out…

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Empowered women empower women

It’s Thursday evening. I’ve been yawning all day. I’ve spent most of my day stuck in the office, I’m mentally tired. I’ve also walked 11,000 steps on a campus tour, I’m a bit physically tired too. I jump in the car with my other half, we drive home, get changed and drive to the gym.…

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A few thoughts on mentorship

In my recent adult life, I have had two mentors and they have a lot in common with both myself and each other. They’re both female – this is important to me for a couple of reasons. It’s important for those who identify as female to have strong mentors and role models. Hell, at age…

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Empathy

I wrote this when I wasn’t in the best of places, not long after the passing of Anthony Bourdain and although I feel more positive now, it’s still a sentiment that is important and should be understood. Not another blogger with a mental health problem. Well fucking hell, we need another blogger with a mental…

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“True style is self-acceptance”

This came up on my recommended videos on YouTube, I couldn’t tell you why but I’m pleased I decided to watch it. Own it, and if you can’t own it, find someone or find something that can help you to.

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