MODERN LOVE

I got to thinking about relationships lately, and how vastly different dating/being in a relationship must be in comparison to when my parents were younger. There’s so many more reasons for people to feel under strain these days – modern life often encourages us to communicate via screens, and shun those real life experiences more and more frequently…

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HEADSPACE

I recently spent a full week in beautiful Wales, waking up to the sound of nature, fresh air, and nothing but greenery for as far as the eyes could see. No sirens, busy roads, or northern chanting in sight. I have to say, I didn’t realise how much I needed the break (both mentally and physically) until I actually unpacked, sat down on my new bed, and breathed a huge sigh of relief…

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A FEW THINGS

I got to thinking about what I want to accomplish this year and realised that most of the things were relatively normal/everyday things for the average person. Sometimes anxiety gets the better of me (no matter how hard I resist), and in turn, the most mundane tasks can become emotionally and physically exhausting. This doesn’t usually prevent me from achieving things, I’m very much a stubborn person who goes after what they want, but that’s not to say I don’t have a tough time getting there. I thought I’d curate a few things that have been on my mind lately, and share how any anxious thoughts have been affecting them…

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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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