Monthly Archives: October 2018

Solo Travel: A Single Girl’s Guide to Chicago

Solo Travel: A Single Girl’s Guide to Chicago

My Top 5 things to see and do in Chicago. I recently visited Chicago for the first time. It was somewhere I had wanted to go for awhile, without really knowing anything about the place. I just knew that people loved it, and so did I. I was only there for a few days so had to carefully pick what I wanted to do and see, but I think I chose well. Here are my highlights and suggestions for your trip to Chicago.

TV Review: Celebrity Hunted for Stand Up To Cancer

TV Review: Celebrity Hunted for Stand Up To Cancer

I became obsessed with the last series of Channel 4’s show Hunted last year. Now it’s back with celebrities, and it’s just as intense but a bit more hilarious. This celebrity version is to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer. 8 celebrities are ‘fugitives’ on the run from the team of ‘Hunters’. The Hunters are professionals whose normal jobs are to track down criminals using their skills and technology to trace and capture the fugitives. If the celebrities last 14 days on the run, outwitting the hunters and evading capture then they win the money for the charity. (The

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The Hidden Financial Costs of Being Single

The Hidden Financial Costs of Being Single

Being single can be challenging, but no-one ever talks about how financially difficult being single can be. Did you realise there was a financial cost? As a society we don’t often discuss finances. We’re great at sharing good deals and our most recent bargains, how often have you heard “I like your jumper/shoes/dress’, with the response ‘it only cost £10/15/20’? But we don’t discuss the money that matters. No-one talks about how much they earn or how much they save. No-one really talks about how much money they’re spending or what they spend it on.

Review: Bodyguard TV Series

Review: Bodyguard TV Series

You’ve probably heard of the recent TV series ‘Bodyguard’ on the BBC. But just in case you haven’t I wanted to tell you all about it, as it’s one of the best TV series’ I’ve watched this year. It obviously follows a Bodyguard- PC David Budd. He is assigned to look after the Home Secretary. David, ever the professional, takes this immensely seriously, ready to put his life on the line for her whenever required. Despite the fact that she is campaigning for everything he hates. Prior to working for the Police, David fought in Afghanistan. This caused fractures in

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Review: Heathers The Musical

Review: Heathers The Musical

Heathers The Musical is currently on in the West End at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket. I saw it last week and loved it so much more than anticipated, so absolutely had to share it with you (there is no sponsorship or ad here, I just genuinely loved it! You can read my other theatre reviews here: Theatre) I didn’t know anything about Heathers before seeing it. It had been branded by some as a musical ‘Mean Girls’, but it was definitely more sinister than that! I’d seen lots of positive comments about it on twitter, and the leading lady, Carrie

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Being single for a long time isn’t rare. So why are we made to feel like it is?

Being single for a long time isn’t rare. So why are we made to feel like it is?

I have been single my whole life. It’s just another one of those facts about me, but it also makes up a large part of my identity. Most of the time I’m content with it, but for a long time I felt like the only one whose always been single (I’ve written about my singleness here: Single Is All I Know). Then I started this blog. I’ve had so many people reach out to me telling me that they too have only ever been single, or are long term single. Many of these people were also in their 20s or

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Solo Travel: A Single Girl’s Guide to feeling confident and safe on your first solo adventure

Solo Travel: A Single Girl’s Guide to feeling confident and safe on your first solo adventure

Having recently taken the dive into solo travel I’d like to help you take the plunge too! Here are my top tricks and tips to make sure you feel confident and safe when planning your solo holiday. Choosing your destination Location is key. Especially for your first adventure into solo travel. Motivate yourself. Choose a destination that you really want to visit, somewhere you’ve always dreamed of travelling to. Even if you’d never pictured yourself going there solo, you’ve still imagined yourself visiting this destination and that will help to motivate you to plan your trip there. The more you want

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What do you want to do with your life? I don’t know, so please stop asking.

What do you want to do with your life? I don’t know, so please stop asking.

We so often hear encouragements telling us we can do anything we want to do if we set our minds to it or that we should ‘chase our dreams’. Well what if you don’t have any? For the last few years I have very much felt like I don’t know where I’m going. There’s no big goal or dream, I’m just taking life one day at a time. And I struggle with that lack of direction. But I keep going. Sometimes it can feel like you’re the only one who doesn’t know where they’re heading, but I’m pretty sure that’s

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Review: my new favourite nail varnish and it’s under one pound!

Review: my new favourite nail varnish and it’s under one pound!

I’m a regular nail varnish wearer and I have a LOT of different colours and brands. But I’m always on the lookout for a new shade and a good deal. I recently discovered this: the Revlon ‘Star Attractions’ range in ‘Pop Star’ and I LOVE it. I tend to go for purples, blues or greens and what I love about this is how it is a purpley-blue. In the bottle it looks much more purple but once applied is more blue. It’s a really nice metallic and shiny tone that looks slightly different colours depending on the light you look

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We intervene too late. How we should really be supporting others (World Mental Health Day 2018)

We intervene too late. How we should really be supporting others (World Mental Health Day 2018)

Trigger warning. This post discusses mental health, depression and suicide. Please do not continue to read if these topics may be triggers. I am a firm believer that as a society we fail to tackle many issues adequately due to only dealing with the problem as it arises and not the many smaller things leading up to it. It’s like using painkillers, only ever treating the surface pain not the cause of the problem that continues to worsen. I see it as a teacher. For example, we try to tackle behavioural issues as they occur not the things that may

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