Monthly Archives: January 2019

New Year, Same Me, More Ambitions…. Maybe?

New Year, Same Me, More Ambitions…. Maybe?

January January brings with it an abundance of fads and phases, of new mantras and challenges, shouts of ‘new year, new me’ that 2019 will ‘be my year’, the year of changes. There’s even the ’10 year challenge’ and puberty comparisons doing the rounds with various social media flooded with photos of then and now. I understand that a new year seems like a fresh start and so the time to make changes and a time for reflection. For a lot of people that comes in the form of New Year’s Resolutions. Although seeing as most people break these ‘resolutions’

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Is January tougher when you’re single?

Is January tougher when you’re single?

There’s some of you reading this questioning how on earth that could possibly be the case, some might not have ever found January a challenge, but I do. I wrote recently about how loving Christmas makes going back to ‘real life’ in January even tougher. For me it’s tough because there’s such a stark contrast, it’s like living two lives. I get the full 2 weeks off at Christmas and travel several hours away to spend the whole time at my parents. I don’t have to do any work and I have no responsibilities. There’s freezers and cupboards fully stocked

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Luther: the TV show I can’t recommend highly enough

Luther: the TV show I can’t recommend highly enough

 If you’re late to the game and still haven’t seen Luther then I’m here to tell you that you absolutely must! And I don’t say that lightly! The fifth series aired on BBC One last week and it did a brilliant job of referencing key characters and storylines from previous series, so I’d encourage you to go back and watch series 1-4 first (they are short series so won’t take too long to do!) What is Luther about? Luther is the story of DCI John Luther portrayed by the fantastic Idris Elba. The detective we instantly loved for his

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Christmas is over and it’s hitting me hard

Christmas is over and it’s hitting me hard

I love Christmas. You may have noticed from the abundance of Christmas themed posts over here. But it makes trying to go back to ‘real life’ after Christmas a major challenge for me. I spend the majority of my two week holiday at my parents. Despite being 26, they still treat me as a mix of a teenager and house guest, which for the most part actually works well (although irritating at times I can assure you!). It means that I get to stop being an ‘adult’ in many ways. I don’t have to think about paying for things or

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