The stand-out memories of my childhood growing up in the late nineties are peppered with swapping Pokemon cards in the playground, then going home and watching Robot Wars and Top Of The Pops on our boxy, black TV set. Mum meticulously tied my hair in scrunchies that matched my dresses and I happily trotted about… Continue reading Time-warp Culture: why Millennials are finding comfort in the old.
Despite the fact that the rain is hammering against my window as I type this, it is Summer. Unbelievably, the season of the 'Summer Body' is upon us, and I've just inhaled a sizable portion of spaghetti hoops on toast with a nice big brew to supplement it. My morning has been spent on emails,… Continue reading Is your body a ‘beach body?’ Yes, it is.
If you've never watched Eurovision, or are one of our American friends from across the pond - this is going to sound absolutely mental. But I shall do my best to explain. Imagine, if you will, a Hunger-Games style 'music contest', where the countries of Europe offer up a tribute to compete against forty… Continue reading ‘Glitter and political shade’ – Eurovision 2016
Yesterday, I spent the day lounging on the grass of my uni's running track, soaking up the sun and listening to my friend flick through her Spotify playlist. The night before, I drank cider and played football (badly, on my part) until it got dark and cold outside - and it was great. This is… Continue reading I’m A Terrible Teenager.
Let's talk about bra-shopping. But specifically, bra-shopping for us 'busty' lasses. Urgh. The mere mention of it brings war-flashbacks of claustrophobic changing rooms, unflattering florescent lighting and a sea of beige, beige and beige boob-slings that would rather suit being strapped to the back of a parachutist. After all, the search for the perfect bra is… Continue reading Big Boobs: The Great British Bra Hunt
If you haven't heard of self-proclaimed English "free-speaker", inflammatory columnist and television personality Katie Hopkins - then where exactly have you been? After springing to fame as a contestant on the reality TV show "The Apprentice", Hopkins has been hanging around like that sneaky fart that you just can't trace. After gleaning numerous other TV… Continue reading ‘Do Not Feed The Trolls’ – The Hopkins Phenomenon
Take them or leave them, selfies have come and conquered the social media world. From your very first foray into taking awkward posey snaps in the mirror, to that International Women's Day photograph of Kim K - everyone is talking about them. And everyone has an opinion. Personally, I'm an advocate for selfies. To me,… Continue reading Selfies: Bad or Brilliant?
Usually, I'm not irked by much. Today, however, something that would normally be quite insignificant to me happened on Twitter (groan) - and I'm writing a post on it. As you do. So my last post, 'How to be a 'grown-up...' went live two days ago, and as per, I linked it to my Twitter, Tumblr and… Continue reading Dear everyone: we’re not all beauty bloggers
I am surrounded by inspirational women. Coming from a family predominantly ran by a fierce team of kick-arse ladies, I'm honoured and lucky to have been cared for and taught by females who are smart, hard-working and beautiful. People who have faced all manner of trauma, heartbreak and bad-luck, but refuse to mope. Instead, they… Continue reading ‘I am woman, hear me roar.’ – International Women’s Day
I could wax on and on about the woes of being 'curvy.' Seriously. In a world where I once got stuck by the hips in a National Trust stone passage, (which was far from hilarious at the time) I think I'm more than allowed to have a gripe. If anything, the most irritating thing about… Continue reading The Struggles of a ‘Curvy Girl’