Tag Archives: Personal

The importance of making plans when you’re single (and sometimes cancelling them)

The importance of making plans when you’re single (and sometimes cancelling them)

As a single lady, with few close friends and the majority of my wider circle of friends not living in the same city as me, I can easily become a social recluse. (And sometimes that’s exactly what I need). I’m in that ~phase at the moment. I’ve had a few days where I don’t want to see anyone and I don’t want to do anything (I’ve avoided the gym, been eating terribly, sitting in bed and watching TV. I’ve cancelled my plans for tomorrow.) But that’s ok. A few days of just complete nothingness is sometimes needed, and I wish

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Christmas Traditions: My routines in the lead up to Christmas

Christmas Traditions: My routines in the lead up to Christmas

In the course of my life lots have things have changed. But very few things have changed when it comes to celebrating Christmas. Maybe that’s part of the reason I love it so much. I can rely on it. This also means that many of the things I do to get into the festive spirit haven’t changed either. So here’s a little insight into the Christmas season for me. One month until Christmas For me the run into Christmas really begins about a month before. This is usually when I have a dedicated Christmas shopping day with my Mum in

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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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When you’re the only single one

When you’re the only single one

In creating this blog and interacting with other singles I have identified two significant groups of single people. Those who have several other single friends to share the journey with, and those who are much more alone. I would definitely place myself in the second category.