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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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TV Review: 9-1-1

TV Review: 9-1-1

9-1-1 is a pretty new show on Sky Witness. It’s currently on series 2 but there’s only 10 episodes a series so nice and easy to catch up on! 9-1-1 is a drama based around the lives of emergency first responders. We say the exciting scenarios they face, how they put their lives on the line and the dramas they have in their own lives too. What makes this show different from the others? Well, I think it’s the representation and being unafraid to deal with some challenging topics. In series 1 we meet Abby (Connie Britton), dealing with loneliness

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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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My Top 10 Favourite Christmas Films

My Top 10 Favourite Christmas Films

This is a tough one for me. I am VERY into Christmas and spend most of my November and December Sundays watching Christmas movies. I love them all. Even if they’re cheesy and predictable. But some are much better than others. So after much deliberation, here are my top 10 Christmas films. All links are affiliate links taking you through to Amazon where you can buy or stream these films. Purchasing any of these may give me a small commission. You can also watch most of these films for free in the next 30 Days if you sign up for

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I’m not impressed by this year’s Christmas Ads. But here are my all time favourites!

I’m not impressed by this year’s Christmas Ads. But here are my all time favourites!

Christmas adverts coming on, along with the Christmas drinks in coffee shops, signals a true beginning of the Christmas season. I love watching these, but this year I was underwhelmed. From the 2018 ads I’ve seen so far I love Kevin the Carrot’s expanding family and particularly the advert pretending to be the Coca-Cola Christmas lorry… I also loved the adorable story of the Heathrow Bears travelling home for Christmas. And I found Very’s ad where the young girl gets an astronaut helmet and goes on to become an astronaut very inspiring! But I don’t think any 2018 ads really

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TV Series: Informer

TV Series: Informer

With all of my recent TV recommendations you’d think I only watch the BBC! Although this is far from the truth they have put out another brilliant shows that you really don’t want to miss. This is ‘Informer’. The story revolves around a young man named Raza who is essentially blackmailed into becoming an informant to the police. The issue is, he doesn’t know about anything to inform on. As he gets pushed deeper into finding out about crime gangs and terrorist groups each day gets riskier but he has no way out. The story told in ‘Informer’ is set

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TV Review: Killing Eve

TV Review: Killing Eve

By now you’ve hopefully heard of the BBC America Drama ‘Killing Eve’. This short series focuses on the hired killer Villanelle and Security Officer Eve who has been following this mysterious female killer.┬áThe dynamic between the two female leads is unlike anything I’ve seen before on TV. Eve has always been obsessed with crime stories and the unsolved patterns her higher ups have missed. When she gets the opportunity to join MI5 and investigate murders she believes to be linked there is no way she would say no. But whilst Eve gets ever nearer so does Villanelle. She takes great

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Book Recommendation: Thirteen Reasons Why

Book Recommendation: Thirteen Reasons Why

I recently read the brilliant Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Wondering why it sounds familiar? It’s also been made into a TV series and is currently on its 2nd season with Netflix. It’s not a very long book, so it may not sound like much, but I finished it in an evening. Which I think says a lot about the story and the writing. I was hooked from the beginning. Genuinely. The reader is very quickly introduced to the main character and these 13 mysterious tapes. We are compelled into wanting to know more about each of the two

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