Have you ever? Fandom Edition

Being a geek I have a fair share of favourite fandoms, the main ones being Buffy the vampire slayer and Star Wars, but there are others too (like Doctor Who and True Blood). So when I saw that Michelle of A Geek Girls Guide had created a tag specifically for fandoms, I couldn’t resist. Because, to me, my love of fandoms has given me so many wonderful experiences, from meeting my idols at comic conventions, to making life long friendships. So, let’s get started… ‘Have You Ever?’ Tag – Fandom Edition Have you ever made fan art? Yes, I used […]

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Sunshine Blogger Award #4 and #5: The Pentalogy

I’m very grateful to have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award for a forth, and, fifth time. Hence the sub-tile ‘The Pentalogy’, which is used to describe a set of five works (usually writing or literature) that are connected, which seemed fitting for this post. 😊 My fourth nomination was from Kari of Kari Blogs Online and my fifth nomination was from Dear College Introvert. Thank you both so much! Make sure you check out both of their blogs and read their answers. Sunshine Blogger Award #4 and #5: The Pentalogy Sunshine Blogger Award Rules If you’ve been nominated, […]

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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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Summer Self Care Ideas

When it comes to self care I love to be cosy and comfortable. Picture warm fires, comfy blankets, cosy PJs, fuzzy socks, and hot chocolate; which, let’s face it, don’t mix too well with Summer. The heat makes many of these things impractical – unless we’re experiencing a particularly wet and windy day, of course! Still, I find that switching up my self care routine in the Summer months, helps me enjoy and appreciate the warmer weather a little more. This could be by spending more time outdoors, cooling down with an ice-cold drink, or getting out on the water. […]

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Why You Should Date Yourself (+7 Easy Ways to Do It)

When was the last time you did something nice for yourself? A week ago? A month? Longer? Sadly, you’re not the only one… So many of us put the needs of others before our own; whether that’s friends, family members, or even romantic partners. But the truth is, you should try to make time; because when you date yourself you get the chance to do what you love, boost your self-confidence and gain more independence. You may even learn more about yourself too. So it’s important to try and fit in some ‘me time’ whenever you can. That said, dating […]

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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’ve always found myself somewhere in the middle which has been hard for me in the past. 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 […]

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