Sunday, July 16, 2017

You know when you receive a text, but you just don't have the time to reply right now, so you put your phone down somewhere (or continue scrolling through Instagram) and make a mental note to get back to them a.s.a.p, but suddenly it's the year 2041 and too much time has passed it would actually be rude to ever interact with them ever again?

That's a perfect metaphor for how I feel about my blog right now. 

Heart-Stopping Drama Finally Gets The Recognition It Deserves: Line of Duty Series Four

Sunday, April 30, 2017

It’s the programme which has gripped the nation over the last six Sundays and left millions constantly on the edge of their seats wondering whatever’s next in the complex world of policing. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then where have you been for best part of the last two months? After making the bold move from a mid-week slot on BBC Two to being prime-time Sunday night BBC One viewing, Line of Duty has become one of the most popular British Drama’s to date, with the nation at fever pitch time and time again.

Book Review: I'll Give You The Sun

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"You Have To See Miracles For There To Be Miracles" 

After spending two years of my life reading literature for the sole purpose of passing exams, it’s not really surprising that after my GCSEs were over I took a break from fiction. However, being an English student, since then I have felt the overwhelming pressure to read, because it’s something I should just do, but time has escaped me and I’ve never quite got around to it until now.

Mother's Day Madness: Are We Being Conned?

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hello again. It's been a while since I last posted, which is something you're all probably used to by now so I won't offer a long-winded explanation and will just leave it at the fact college is taking over my life and there doesn't look to be any end in sight right now. Sitting at home this morning I came across this rather controversial and actually quite amusing article my sixteen year old self wrote for GCSE English last year, and with my lack of motivation to write coherent blog posts and the fact it's Mother's Day, I thought I'd share it with you, so enjoy! **Disclaimer at the bottom of the page**

How To Deal With Online Trolls

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

We’ve all heard of trolls. No, I’m not talking the ones that live under bridges in children’s tales, or the ones with brightly coloured hair that every kid in the country is obsessed with that now, I’m talking the online ones. The ones that sit behind their computer screens lording it about thinking they’re the big I AM, acting as if their toxic opinions are gospel and generally causing distress for others. They usually target celebrities, public figures and just anyone who’s got something going for them, people they’re most probably jealous of and just want a bit of attention. Serial trolls will even create multiple accounts to carry on spreading their poison - often anonymously - and won’t back down no matter what. 

Hibernation, College and Culture: Where Have I Been?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

In all honesty, I did want to take a short break from blogging at the beginning of the year, to come up with new ideas and find more inspiration for exciting content. However, as March is literally around the corner, I didn’t expect it to be this long. In my defence, January was far too cold to even consider venturing out to do exciting things I could write about, the orange cheese puff of whom we do not name has done so many unthinkable things already it’s left me pretty speechless, and most importantly of all Sherlock was back on and I’m still not over Mary Watson’s tragically heroic death, so ya know – priorities.

Make 2017 Your Year

Thursday, January 05, 2017

When the new year rolls around, there’s a lot of pressure coming from all different directions for us to make the next 365 our best yet, and that can be daunting and unnecessarily stressful. Pressure from social media, pressure from our friends and family, and most importantly and most harmfully, pressure from ourselves.

What Made Me Happy in 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

Two-thousand-and-sixteen. What can I say? The world has been changed forever and we’ve got ourselves in such a state the last 300+ days have become a meme in themselves. From people voting Brexit “for the bants” because they “didn’t think it would actually happen”, to one of the biggest and most politically influential countries in the world electing a racist, misogynistic Oompa Loompa as President who has his equally as questionable herd of sheep, or cabinet as he likes to call them, in tow.

My Month by Month Look Back on 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

It’s that time of year again. The awkward bit in-between Christmas and New Year, where we don’t know whether to kick start the whole ‘new year new me’ thing early and have a good old clear out, or just sink further into the excuse of “it’s Christmas!” and continue doing next to nothing and eating everything in sight.

Christmas is For Giving: Starry Lunch 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The festive spirit has really got me this year, in fact as soon as I spotted the first selection boxes on the supermarket shelves back in October I wanted to put on a Santa hat and dance my way down the chocolate aisle singing Fairy-tale of New York. I’ve been excited for Christmas this year for quite a while, which is quite unusual for me, because I don’t normally begin to feel festive until at least a few days after school/college is over. However, I had every reason to feel ecstatic about the holiday season because this year I was celebrating in a very different way than I ever had before.

The Pain of Public Transport

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Hello all. My absence from the blogosphere has been unintentionally long yet again, and I’d love to say that after stopping by to share my 17th birthday post with you, I have gone on an almost month-long holiday to the Maldives, won the lottery and spent the next few weeks spending my millions or finally mastered the art of a normal sleeping pattern. Unfortunately not. Instead, the end of November and beginning of December has consisted of college work and frantically trying to decide what to get people for Christmas.

Positivity is Power

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This time of year can be hard for many different reasons. The late sunny evenings and back-to-back barbecues are distant memories, quickly being replaced by rain, rain and, you guessed it, more rain. The idealised image of summer has been erased, the kids are back at school and unsurprisingly struggling with the task of being out of bed before noon, work is dragging more and more every day in the run-up to Christmas (keep those holiday bonuses in sight, my friends), and everything just seems a hell of a lot more... mediocre. 

Happy Birthday To Me!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Seventeen years ago today, I rather reluctantly entered the world. I was the second of us two twins to arrive, I've been lazy from the womb, you see. It's been a rollercoaster,and just like everyone else's lives, it's been filled with a lot of laughs as well as a few tears too. 

To celebrate, here's a list of seventeen things I want to achieve in the next 365 days. 

Behind the Scenes Brilliance

Friday, October 28, 2016

For as long as I can remember, Emmerdale has been a part of my life. From hearing the memorable theme tune as a child and realising there was no more kid’s television today, to now being old enough to appreciate the emotionally gripping variety of storylines that play out on our screens six times a week.

#HullBloggers Hobbycraft Event

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Although I started this blog in August 2016, it wasn't until a few weeks ago that I attended my first blogging event at Hobbycraft Hull, courtesy of Hull bloggers, a community in and around Hull for people like myself who devote a very large portion of our lives to writing blog posts to lovely people like yourselves who take the time to read what we have to say. 

What's Inspired Me in 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

It's been an interesting one. I've finished school, passed my GCSEs, started college in an unfamiliar place and made an amazing new group of friends I didn't even know existed this time last year. Not only that, November is nearly here, the tree and tinsel are itching to come out of the attic, I can almost taste the Christmas pudding and what has been a very long year is finally drawing to a close. Consequently, I thought it would be fitting to share a list of things that have inspired me this year.

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2016: My Sister in The Sky

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Between 9th and 15th October 2016, hundreds of people will gather in churches, hospitals, community centres and their own homes to remember a little one they have lost, someone who is not with them anymore and someone who is missed dearly.

September Playlist

Friday, September 30, 2016

Hello, yes I am still alive, sorry to disappoint. 

As you've probably noticed it's been a while since I last posted, and I'd like to be able to say there's a number of reasons for that. That I've maybe started training for a marathon or taken up a new hobby, or decided to become more active and given up the internet for a few weeks while I took over the world, or just that my schedule has been overflowing with activities and plans and I just haven't had the time to sit and get some words down for all you lovely people.

If only my life was that interesting.

Summer 2016: One Final Adventure

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September is here and summer is well and truly over. We've had enough rain to last a lifetime and those back to reality blues are taking their toll. 

However, not wanting to be defeated by the September sombre, I had one final day out planned and was adamant it would be one to remember.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2016: It Can't Rain Forever

Saturday, September 10, 2016

If you yourself aren't feeling too good, or the mention of suicide unsettles you, please take care when reading. Help and support listed at the bottom of this page.

Today is September 10th 2016. A normal Saturday for the majority. However, today is also World Suicide Prevention Day. 

And we need to talk about it. 

A Weight Off My Shoulders

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Thursday 25th August 2016. Anxious was an understatement. The day I had been waiting for since the start of summer had finally arrived and despite the usual encouragements of "you'll be fine" and "we love you no matter what" left echoing in my mind, I still couldn't shake the feeling of dread which was consuming me. 

To put it politely, I was bricking it.