Beauty · Lifestyle · Musings

Braids, Bandanas and Being Mistaken for a Boy: My Hairstory

1. The dock off fringe  I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE IT BEGINS?!? It has no origin! A ubiquitous mass of wonky fringed delight. In fact, if you squint and tilt your head to the left, it looks like I’ve got a full on bowl cut. And yet, I know I’m nothing special. I’ve seen my… Continue reading Braids, Bandanas and Being Mistaken for a Boy: My Hairstory

Lifestyle · Musings

Crumpets, Coleslaw & Chlamydia: My iPhone Notes Revisited

Have you ever taken a scroll down memory lane? Swiping from note to note, wondering what that 7 letter code from November 2013 meant? And why did you need a pair of pliers last Spring? And who on earth is ‘Stuart LazerZone’ and why do you have his number and what he wanted for dinner that… Continue reading Crumpets, Coleslaw & Chlamydia: My iPhone Notes Revisited

Lifestyle · Musings · Travel

How I Went on Holiday to Barbados for £49

It’s exactly 4 weeks since we set off to Barbados. WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?! So, you’d basically have to be living underneath a rock that has been compressed by 12 heavier rocks to have escaped the absolute smugness that was my trip to the caribbean. But what’s that? You didn’t hear about it? (Ha… Continue reading How I Went on Holiday to Barbados for £49

Musings · Wellbeing

Chester Half Marathon: Mile by Mile Musings

That’s how the first conversation began between my brother and I. Yet as the week went on, I started thinking ‘oh, you can do it!’, ‘how hard can it be?’, and ‘imagine how good you’ll feel once it’s done!’ So I signed up – my brother reaffirming that he just wanted to do it with someone and… Continue reading Chester Half Marathon: Mile by Mile Musings

Lifestyle · Manchester · Musings

Working on the ITV Leader’s Debate for the General Election 2015

When I heard that ITV were doing the leader’s debate, I wanted in straightaway. After plenty of vocal declarations (‘POLITICS IS DEAD GOOD, YEAH’) in the office, I was told they were looking for some volunteers to look after the leaders and their ‘crew’. Each party was assigned a VIP runner, a leader runner and… Continue reading Working on the ITV Leader’s Debate for the General Election 2015

Food & Drink · Travel

Top Tips for Eating Healthy on Holiday

You’re on holiday for god’s sake. EAT SOME CHIPS. I truly believe that gluten intolerance does not exist in most of Europe. Every meal starts with bread, then is served with bread and ends with bread and cheese. Side dishes are a beige parade of potatoes, rice and chips (I got served all three one… Continue reading Top Tips for Eating Healthy on Holiday

Food & Drink · Travel

York Gin Festival Review & Some Fit Pancakes

There are few moments in life where two words go together as succinctly as ‘Gin Festival’ (close second is ‘free buffet’). On hearing them spout from the mouth of my ol’ uni chum Sophie, I signed myself up on the spot. I imagined gin fountains, musicians playing jaunty tunes on pipes fashioned from bottles of… Continue reading York Gin Festival Review & Some Fit Pancakes