No Facebook. No Twitter. No Snapchat. No Instagram. It's no secret that social media is to people born from 1994 onwards what the radio is to people born in the 30s. What TV is to people born in the 60s. A necessity, in other words. But is it really? My nosy self decided to find… Continue reading My New Year diet: no social media.
As an animal lover, giving up meat was something that I always inspired to do. As a child I told my vegetarian mum I wanted to do it twice, and both times I caved in. Last summer I decided to seriously quit beating that meat, and I feel finger lickin' good because of it... The sudden rise… Continue reading Give Peas A Chance
Trying to learn a language and find that the day after mastering the past tense you've forgotten it? Me too. But over the years I've noticed certain things that really do help. Here's my top 5. Listen to the target language at night and it might just seep into your dreams. Sometimes after listening to… Continue reading 5 Language Learning Tips (From a A Wannabe Expert)
Recently I visited the Homotopia exhibition in Liverpool city centre, titled Wake Up Together. Located by the Docks, I originally intended to go on a chilled walk by the river and soak in the first UV rays after the surprisingly snowy (yet unsurprisingly freezing) winter. Yet, as with any young person in the U.K., when… Continue reading Homotopia – one’s reality is another’s dystopia
Periods are a bloody pain aren't they? Ha. Since I was about 14 I've suffered from and with bad periods. I'd always have to miss school because I just could not stand up without running out of energy, and would have to curl up in a ball approximately every 20 minutes. Sound like you? Here's… Continue reading 5 Ways to Help Deal with Endometriosis (And General BAD Periods)
A short narrative about how everyday experiences are perceived when struggling with mental health problems. This is fictional. As with every child, I was a greedy one. Whenever I asked for more than my mum's recommended daily calorie intake she told me to picture the food on my body. So I did. I'd imagine the… Continue reading The Food Body
Iceland's exclusive vegan range has been in the freezers for a few months now, and I've enjoyed my fair share of exclusively Iceland teas. Perhaps because of Veganuary, my local Iceland in Liverpool has rearranged their store to place the vegan delights before the meats. How the tables are turning. Whether you're already vegan, a… Continue reading Veganuary with Iceland
So, it's Christmas. Aka the end of the year, as the final week always goes too quick to even notice. Naturally this is a time for self reflection, and my first thought was about what books I've read this year. Obviously! Below is my review of my year, in a bookshelf. (Ha) Easy Recommendations Jurassic… Continue reading 2018 in a Bookshelf.
A short story extract. It was my first date with a girl in a year. I’d only changed my outfit three times. My record is six. We met the other afternoon, in one of the alleyways you’d avoid after sunset. She told me she was following a cute rat she wanted a photo of for… Continue reading Cat & Mouse.
Inspired by the book by Robert Dimery, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, I decided to think up a slightly shorter list of 21 albums you should hear before you die. To make it more interesting I challenged myself to pick one album from each year I've been alive thus far, in line with Dimery's… Continue reading 21 Albums to hear before you DIE.
Being at uni with no pets is so shitty, so this year I decided to get a hamster to take with me. I'd never had a hamster before and was not ready for the madness, but after just 5 days I'm already in love with hamsters. Viva eBay I wanted to get my future hammy… Continue reading I got a hamster!