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Combating January Blues

On the one hand January seems to have gone rather quickly, on the other hand it's January 83rd and so called blue Monday is upon us. Whether or not the notion of blue Monday is simply just a PR stunt or a pseudoscience, January certainly seems like the bleakest month of the year for me. It drags on, and whilst I'm excited about my upcoming graduation, I'm more than ready for spring to arrive. Because I find January so long and dull, I have a few things I like to do to try and beat the blues. 

The Family Secret by Sheryl Browne* | Book Review

'Claire always wished for a sister. But should you be careful what you wish for...?'


2020 Vision

Happy New Year! And happy new decade - how could I resist a pun title for this post about my goals for 2020?! Potentially controversially, I am not the biggest fan of New Year's Eve. I find it all rather anticlimactic, makes January alone feel about six months long, and seems to evermore encroach on the loveliness of Christmas. I do however, use the fresh start to set myself some loose goals of things I want to do or bear in mind during the year.

Mince Pie Swirls

For me, there's nothing that smells more like Christmas than freshly made mince pies - the perfect addition to a cup of tea or mulled wine during a festive film.

Wishes Under a Starlit Sky by Lucy Knott* | Book Review

I love nothing more than cosying up with a good book, and during the festive season it only gets better; Christmas lights, a mince pie or two, and a festive read make for a perfect cosy afternoon.

The Sunday Catch Up #8

Hello hello, time for another Sunday catch up where I'll be sharing all things I've been reading, watching and listening to recently.

Zesty Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes


Autumn is the perfect season for a bit of  weekend baking, and these lemon drizzle cupcakes certainly don't disappoint! Soft, lemony sponge topped with a zesty sugar drizzle - these cupcakes are an ideal pick me up on a rainy Sunday with a cup of tea.

Let's Chat | Thoughts on Finishing University

After 5 years and 2 degrees I have finished Uni! My first degree being BSc (hons) Politics and International Relations, and the second MA Public Administration and Public  Policy. It's been a long ole' journey, and now I'm job hunting with little else to do, I have been pondering over my feelings towards finally being finished with the student life.

The Sunday Catch Up #7

Long time no blog! The past few months have been rather hectic with ups and downs, and working hard on my Masters dissertation. With my MA finished and having moved into a new flat, now seemed like a great time for a catch up post - perfect cup of tea in bed type reading.