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. 7 Nov 2017 .

Back in school, I hated puffer jackets. To be honest, I had no fashion sense whatsoever until I went to college, where I started to experiment a little more. To be truthful, I'm jealous of my college self. I wore some snazzy outfits. Fast forward 7+ years (oh my god, it's been more than 7 years since I left school?) And I have been on the hunt for the perfect jacket for the past month or two - my requirements? Big, a little loose, and snug. Not asking for much, but it seemed to be quite the challenge. 

. 27 Oct 2017 .

White noise is the best way to describe how I'm feeling at the moment. I'm not necessarily down in the dumps, yet am not entirely happy, which a right pain in the ass because more than anything, I want to vent to people who are more than ready to listen, but how can you, when you aren't entirely sure why you feel the way you do? I hate it. Maybe writing this post may get thoughts out that I didn't realise were rattling about in there. I say that, but I've looked at the word 'noise' so much in trying to put this post together, that it doesn't look like it's a real word anymore.

. 17 Oct 2017 .
At the time of writing this post, I've been vegan for two weeks. And I'm loving it! For many years, I've been vegetarian...on and off. But I thought it was time I took the plunge, because damn it, dairy makes me feel like shit (even my so called bae - aka, cheese) and the way the dairy industry works to produce those pints?!?!? No, it's horrible and disgusting, and I don't want to be contributing to that in some shape or form.

Plus, to be truthful, apart from the excessive amount of Googling I've done checking if certain ingredients are vegan...it's been pretty easy? And already in the short time I've changed up my eating habits entirely. I'm trying things I wouldn't usually do so - even enjoy going to the supermarket now! Even set up a vegan Instagram account, Plant Desab (psst, you should totally follow it)



. 23 Sep 2017 .

In the blogging world, there is a lot of...wanting to keep up with the Joneses, let's just say. The marble backdrops, white walls, perfect flat lays. I fail in all those regards. I recently bought a Canon EOS M10, a small, mirrorless camera - as much as I love DSLRs, I can't lug one about, especially if my chronic pain is flaring up a bit. Also, I didn't want to go for the Olympus PEN because damn, every blogger and their cat seems to have that camera. 

I have my own style of images, at least I like to hope I do! But one thing that's quite the investment if you haven't got one, is a darn camera. Now, if you went on Holly's blog, you wouldn't guess that all her pictures are taken on her phone...I KNOW, RIGHT? Shows that you don't have to fork out for a camera to create stunning images.

. 22 Sep 2017 .
I always want to do one of these kinds of posts, but never feel I can amass enough things to talk about, even though I watch a fair bit. I've tried to make the effort to see films I've been somewhat interested in, or on the other end of the scale - stupidly excited to watch. And it's that time of year where there aren't many shows you can properly binge watch, which is what I prefer to do! I was inspired by Michelle's post to chinwag about what I've seen at the cinema.


IT ★★★★☆

I was going to avoid this film like nobody's business, because clowns. When I was little, Channel 4 aired the mini-series...let's just say that many years later I am not the biggest fan of clowns. But I was hearing relatively good things about it, so thought I would dive in head first to try and get over my fear (by making sure I sat right near the back so nobody would see me jump...) and I came out of it, kind of excited to see the second one. To me, Bill SkarsgĂ„rd, who plays Pennywise, is just the right amount of creepy and terrifying. All the kids in the cast as well were so good. Came out of the film wanting to take fashion tips from Richie (Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard).

. 4 Sep 2017 .

Ever get those moments where something mundane leads to something kind of awesome? That happened earlier in the day, when it was tipping it down - what's new, eh? British weather. So to hide from the rain, I walked into Waterstones, and stumbled upon this book. Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun caught my attention, had a quick look at the first couple of pages, and decided to buy it (alongside Jon Krakauer's Into The Wild).

. 1 Sep 2017 .

I announce my return to blogging, promise I'm going to post more, and then don't for 2 weeks. Round of applause for me being a complete tit. So this is going to be a sit down post. One of those, grab a cuppa (whether it's tea, coffee, your beverage of choice), and I am most likely going to blab on about things that have been going on in my life lately. Also...it's September already? This year has been a weird one for many reasons, and has also flown by?

. 17 Aug 2017 .

Being a terrible blogger, I saw this over a week ago and have only got around to posting my thoughts on it now, oops.

When the teaser trailer came out for this a while back, it looked interesting, but didn't know if it would be something I'd actually go and watch. Once it was released, I started to hear great things about it, and people talking about how it was the best film they've seen in a long time, wiping tears away. One day recently I met a man whose wife told me he was there, and was intrigued to watch the film to see if the boat he was on, which got hit, would be represented in the film. He was 100 years old, and I was so surprised! It was fascinating to have met him, if only briefly.

. 5 Aug 2017 .

I've felt...let's say, shite in the head department for quite sometime (read: as long as I can remember). And yes, with anything you can't see, people think that you must be absolutely fine. Most of the time I've felt relatively 'okay', or seemed it to others, but the little niggling, the worrying at the back of my mind starts to take over and there I am, thinking of all the ways a simple thing such as going out to get some fresh air, or popping down to the shops will go wrong. And then when I am have been out in public, and someone just look at me slightly strange as they pass, my head goes into panic mode. That I've got something on my face, or a multitude of other things that 98% of the time isn't the case. Apart from that one time I had hot chocolate on my face, walked through town, caught the bus home and had no idea until I walked in the door and saw a splodge of Costa's finest on my face.

. 29 Jul 2017 .

Started writing this post yesterday whilst simultaneously trying to set up my blog once again. Then tried again in the early hours of the morning. Probably not a great idea when you are running on little sleep...and now here we are - somewhat refreshed and still tired (when am I ever truly awake? Never, to be honest). I haven't blogged properly for a couple of months because the love for it had just...gone. It feels like it has been a long time since I opened a computer (read: a couple of months at the most). Mainly because my MacBook was on it's last legs. Yesterday I decided to treat myself to something a lot more kind to my bank account a cute little Acer which so far, I think is awesome. Got to get back into that head space of finding writing as therapeutic as I used to!