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…

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…

Why Do We Care So Much What Other People Think?

Q- Who’s guilty? A- Everyone. Q- Why? A- Who the hell knows. I just can’t understand what it is in humans that makes us constantly seek approval from others in the things we do. One of my close friends always says, ‘Those who care don’t matter and those who matter don’t care’ but despite us…

Float to Survive

Give this RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) advertisement about surviving cold water a watch. What really struck a chord with me here was this idea that you have to fight your instincts of panicking and swimming hard. There is more chance of survival if you simply float and let the water carry you. As a…

How To Love & Accept Your Body

ATTENTION Ladies !! Summer is here, officially (even if our miserable rainy British weather doesn’t realise it yet). If you’re planning on going somewhere that’s actually guaranteed some sunny rays, I can imagine that, like me, the words “bikini bod” “beach ready” “gym sess” and “squats” are dominating your everyday vocab. Let’s address that now….

We Stand Strong & Most Importantly TOGETHER

  “What is our world coming to?!” read one of the many tweets on my feed today, as people continued to express their devastation, prayers and respect for the victims of the terror attack that took place at the M.E.N. Arena last night. The world has yet again been shook with the news of not…

Meeting Caitlyn Jenner

Last night I went to hear Caitlyn Jenner discuss her new book ‘The Secrets Of My Life‘ which has received a great deal of media coverage in recent weeks. Not only do we know that it confirms Caitlyn’s complete sex transition but also Keeping Up With The Kardashians has made the world largely aware that Kris is…

Behind The Scenes Of My Social Media

In a world where social media dominates our lives, we are more aware than ever of the way we come across to others. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat reflect all the best bits of our day to day activities – the laughs, the adventures, the nights out, the delicious foods, the fun social events. But…