Ways to Boost Your Mood During Summer (+ Help with Reverse SAD)

Out of the four seasons, Summer is my least favourite. It’s hot, sweaty and can be very uncomfortable to sleep. I also burn very easily (even in overcast English weather) which doesn’t help my ill feelings towards the Summer season either! And I’m not the only one; an estimated 10% of people in the UK experience depressive episodes in the Summer months. Commonly referred to as “Summertime Sadness” or the clinical name ‘Reverse SAD’. Photo by Alexander Shustov on Unsplash. But why do some people experience low moods this time of year? Aren’t the bright sunny days supposed to brighten […]

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How I’m Embracing Body Positivity ft. Tutti Rouge *

AD, GIFTED | Body positivity is something I’ve always struggled with; I’m not plus-sized but I’m not skinny either. I find myself somewhere in the middle and I always have been. I’ve been bullied for being “fat”, but also told I’m not big enough to have body image issues! So does that mean I shouldn’t be embracing body positivity myself? No, it doesn’t, but it can certainly feel that way. Because, feeling beautiful has everything to do with how you perceive yourself. It’s about embracing your flaws (real or otherwise), and being comfortable with the person staring back at you […]

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How You Can Protect Our World’s Oceans | World Oceans Day 2020

Today is World Oceans Day, an annual, global event celebrating the role of our world’s oceans in everyday life. Its aim is to spread awareness on how we can protect our world’s oceans, restore them, and learn to use marine resources sustainably. And a chance to show the world why our seas are so important. Why should you help protect our world’s oceans? According to World Oceans Day’s website, healthy oceans are critical to a healthy planet and to healthy people. Because our oceans do so much more for us than we realise, from producing oxygen for us to breathe, […]

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2020 Goals Update

The first few months of the year have been a bit of a rollercoaster. January is always a fairly slow month; February was better and I was feeling fairly positive about this year. And my goals. But then the pandemic hit and things went from positive to uncertain pretty rapidly. To be honest, I nearly didn’t post my 2020 goals update as there’s not much to report! And I’m sure many of you may be in the same boat with your own goals this year. For those of you that are new here, I wrote 20 goals back in January […]

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Travel Experiences You Can Have at Home

I miss travelling. Not only travel to far off places but also being able to explore my local area. Whether that’s popping to the lakes for some archery or visiting one of our many museums. And I imagine a lot of you are in the same boat at the moment (no pun intended). But while you’re busy dreaming about all the places you could be visiting. Like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the beautiful bridges of Prague. You might be missing what’s right in front of you and all the travel experiences you can have at home. From reliving […]

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The Real Neat Blog Award

Earlier this year I was nominated twice(!) for the Real Neat Blog Award. The first nomination came from the lovely Jordanne from The Life of a Glasgow Girl and the second from the equally lovely Meagan of Quibbles and Scribbles. Thank you both! 💗 It really means a lot. Please make sure you check out both of their blogs. The Real Neat Blog Award Rules of the award: Display the award logo Thank the blogger that nominated you and link to their blog Answer the questions from the blogger who nominated you Nominate up to ten bloggers, asking them seven […]

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