EARNING MY STRIPES

I’ve been feeling generally quite overwhelmed lately – my life took a drastic change in direction over the course of what felt like a mere heartbeat. When you suffer with anxiety, great opportunities can often feel daunting, even frightening, and this sometimes overrides the positive feelings of self accomplishment and excitement. I mentioned recently that I’ve just started to give blogging a shot full time – this wasn’t something that I ever imagined happening so soon, and I still don’t really feel like I’ve digested this new life change…

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Q&A | PART ONE

I recently asked you guys if you’d be interested in a Q&A style post and was overwhelmed with all the lovely/insightful questions! Lots of them were very similar in terms of theme, so I’ve whittled them down to the most popular, and have tried my best to answer them without things getting too wordy! Anyway, I hope this isn’t too much of a snooze fest and thank you to everyone who got in touch…

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A FEW PLACES I’M HAPPY | MANCHESTER EDIT

I have lived in a city centre for over two whole years now, which has meant I’ve had plenty of time to track down my favourite places and make them feel like home. I get asked so often about where I like to eat/drink/hang out on the weekends, so I thought I’d curate a little list of places in Manchester that make me happy, and that I’d recommend visiting if you find yourself in the area…

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MAKING IT WORK | BLOGGING 101

I often get messages asking for advice on everything from how I started up my blog, to editing my Instagram feed, and everything in between that brings my little corner of the internet to life. I thought it might be interesting, or perhaps just useful for you guys if I curated all this information and stuck it in one place. So here goes, everything you need to know about how I edit my pictures, stay inspired, and come up with fresh content ideas whilst juggling life at the same time…

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THE ART OF BEING ALONE

There seems to be a certain stigma attached to doing things alone – why is it that we are sometimes made to feel ashamed for just being independent and, in simple terms, enjoying our own damn company? Especially so during my teenage years, I found that it was widely considered ‘uncool’ to sit at home with a book on a Friday night, or buy a cinema ticket for one because you actually don’t mind just being at one with the popcorn and a great film. At the ripe old age of 24, I take pride in the fact that I enjoy doing certain things by myself  – I’m surrounded by amazing people but that doesn’t mean that I have to feel strange about enjoying things on my own. I’ve learnt that there is a huge difference between being lonely and being alone…

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SUNDAY IN NQ | A PHOTO DIARY

Thought I’d share a little visual diary with you from Sunday – we spent the afternoon wandering around the NQ markets, before stopping for coffee and possibly the best banana cake ever. I love market stalls of all different kinds and I’m a complete magpie so it was the perfect way to end a magical weekend…

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