My New Year diet: no social media.

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.

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Salad isn’t boring you just don’t know how to make one

Salad isn't boring you just don't know how to make one Fat people aren't a burden you just don't acknowledge slimmer problems You have a bikini body you just don't look like a faux image Straight edgers aren't boring they just don't know why you like it People don't abandon new parents they just don't… Continue reading Salad isn’t boring you just don’t know how to make one

5 of the best original fairytales of brothers Grimm

The Brothers Grimm presumably need no introduction, but if they do: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm began collecting fairy and folk tales from the Germanic Volk in the late 18th/early 19th century with the aim of preserving Germanic culture and spreading and promoting bourgeois social values. Their collected tales were spread in the KHM, Kinder- und… Continue reading 5 of the best original fairytales of brothers Grimm

What I Learned Volunteering

This weekend, 3rd-5th May I volunteered at Liverpool's renowned, annual music and arts festival: Sound City. I'd attended the festival before as a (seriously emo) guest, but experiencing the festival from a staff point of view is insanely different. The work and organisation skills that have to be put into a festival that's spread across… Continue reading What I Learned Volunteering

5 Language Learning Tips (From a A Wannabe Expert)

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)

Homotopia – one’s reality is another’s dystopia

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

5 Ways to Help Deal with Endometriosis (And General BAD Periods)

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)

The Food Body

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

Veganuary with Iceland

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

2018 in a Bookshelf.

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.