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
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
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
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
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.
Over the last few years I have pushed myself to be braver and do more things. One of them has been travelling. This is my story of going from travelling for the very first time aged 23 to becoming a solo traveller by the age of 26. Here are my adventures in solo travel as a single girl.