Roald Dahl is the ingenious creator of characters such as Matilda, Willy Wonka, The Twits and Mr Fox who coloured our childhood and taught us some of lifes' most valuable lessons. The 13th of September is National Roald Dahl Day and I thought it an ideal time to share the most important lesson he showed [...]
Me: marmite sandwiches, zombies and imperfections.
The Cherry on the Cake Theory
I Am An Emotional Sponge
In a world that is so stressful and highly emotionally charged, it’s easy to take on other people’s problems. Research has even shown that emotions can be contagious, you can potentially ‘catch’ fear, anger and joy from people without even realising it. This is something I know I do. I am very susceptible to ‘catching’ [...]
Why University Boosted My Confidence
Forever a home bird, I found moving out and going to University difficult. Despite people telling me about this incredible new chapter/ season/ adventure I was about to experience, I honestly wasn't overly buzzed to go. Which sounds dreadful, because most people I speak to are so excited for University. That's not to say I [...]
High Expectations: Perfectionist vs Optimist.
From a young age, the expectation to 'be good' is something we have drummed into us. But sometimes our expectations of ourselves are simply too high. We're perfectionists. Perfectionism: Perfectionism means setting our goals too high and having unrealistic expectations. Being allergic to failure is often driven by an underlying sense of shame. If we can [...]
The Realities of Working Out
I am what I like to call: Fit(ish). Fit(ish): semi-fit and a little bit podgy. Someone that likes the idea of being fit, but likes food too much. I strive to be healthy. To me, this means two things. To be physically fitand active, and eat a healthy balanced diet. And mentally fit, whereby (to avoid [...]
New Series: ‘Teenage Struggles’
Hi everybody, I have recently turned 21. And with this came the realisation that I'm no longer a teen. I mean, that was obvious when I turned 20 as well, but it really hit home on my 21st birthday. I'm no longer just out of my teenage years. I'm in my twenties. It got me thinking. I experienced [...]
Hello everybody! I find reading about other peoples problems and thinking 'yay, I'm not the only one who does that' is oddly reassuring in life! So today's blog is all about the awkward moments in life. I think I should point out these are all 'First-World Problems'. If you didn't know what that means, it [...]
This blog post was inspired by Natalie Leanne’s Blog Post that I read on the train journey home the other day. I’m super nosy and love learning more about people. Natalie’s Blog is so open and just so relatable- I highly recommend checking her blog out (natalieleanne.com). On that note, I am going to share [...]