Ageism – the forgotten prejudice

Today, people have become accustomed to shutting down prejudice at lightning speed as soon as it rears its ugly head. Sexism, racism, transphobia and homophobia, although still predominantly present in society, are constantly being brought to our attention and I find that many are keen to make changes as we are educated more and more…

Embrace Negativity

Have you ever googled ‘How to stay positive?‘ Do it now, have a look what your search engine comes up with…What you see before you is an endless list of self-help articles all titled things like ‘7 tips for staying positive’, ‘4 secrets to trying to stay positive’, ’25 easy ways to wake up, feel…

Reprioritising

When something tragic occurs in our lives or our loved ones’ lives or on our local news channels, people often hear the over-exhausted phrase – “It really puts things into perspective, doesn’t it?” Am I right? It’s like we’re automatically programmed to think that instantly, until half an hour later it wears off and we’re…

L-O-V-E in the Digital Age

Love… It has dominated our hopes and dreams, our imaginations and our fantasies but still, love seems to allude many of our generation as something frustratingly within reach but never 100 percent guaranteed. In a world where people want an Austen or Brontë romance, why is it that we’re instead confronted with the reality of…

The Christmas Checklist

Christmas Markets  Every year without fail I go to the famous German markets in Manchester (more than once)! They truly are the best…and it’s not like I’m biased at all. Now, this is essential to getting you into the holiday spirit. There are stalls that cater for absolutely everyone – food, drinks, homemade and unique…

A Bedroom Tidy That Took An Unexpected Turn…

Usually just before Christmas every year, I have an epic clear out, overturning every nook and cranny in my room.  Things that I don’t need but couldn’t possibly part with are put away into loft storage and others that bare no significance at all anymore, are simply tossed. As I was emptying one of my…

Man-matics

Women are constantly battling and striving to understand the seemingly alien race of men. We see it in literature, film and even history, yet it seems there is no solution to the ongoing puzzles of the male psyche. Now, being an English-lit student as well as musician, film buff and Disney fan, I fall into…

That time I was on T.V.

Ok, so last night I appeared on Matt Edmonson’s new reality TV show, ‘Dress To Impress‘; think ‘Dinner Date‘ only instead of dinner it’s all about fashion. The show involves somebody being shopped for by 3 potential dates, hoping to impress with their pick of outfits. AND at the end of the programme, there is…

DIRECTION

Direction is something that I have come to look at as one of the most important things in life. Without it, we have no purpose and are hopelessly, simply lost. Many of us think we have direction, but are in fact just riding a current that is beyond our control. Others think they are heading…