Reflection

Happy New Year!

It’s New Year’s Eve! If you know me or have read my posts before, you’ll know that New Year’s Eve is my absolute favourite day of the year. For me, it’s a time for reflection, looking forward to the future and being grateful for all that I have. It’s a time to put unwanted things […]

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The Baby Grows Up

My baby sister started university this week, she moved away from Liverpool to Leeds. I’ve been even more reflective than usual as I contemplate her taking this huge step into adulthood, reminiscing about my own time at university and how it changed my life. She’s the baby of the family – almost 11 years younger […]

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30 by 30

They say a lot can change in a year. I live a great life, but I’ve noticed that each year, I seem to carry over various things on my bucket list, just because I simply don’t get around to doing them. OK, so some things that I carry over, such as travelling the world or […]

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Review: Ricky Gervais’s ‘After Life’

It’s fairly well known just how much I love Ricky Gervais. Not only is he hilarious, caring, intelligent and authentic, but I have always admired his contribution to humanity in general. I wrote a blog post a few years back about ‘Derek’, after being so touched by the series as well as the character specifically. […]

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New Year’s Eve

New Year’s eve is my absolute favourite day of the year. I love having the chance to reflect on another year gone by. I love the prospect of a fresh start, a chance to set new intentions and the opportunity to make a real go of them. Most of all I love the new chance […]

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Book Review – A Little Life

I recently read A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, and 814 pages later, it’s fair to say that it’s the most brilliant/devastating book I’ve ever read. Disclaimer: before you proceed, you should know that I won’t be giving context or insight into the plot of this book, I’ll just be discussing my emotions and opinions […]

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365 reasons to smile

The below blog post has been lifted from my old blog. Original posting date was 31st December 2014. It’s probably the one post I’m most proud of. Kudos if you make it the whole way through. ‘And we danced… and we cried… And we laughed… And had a really really really good time!’ So after I reached the end of 2013 and realised that I didn’t feel that my year had […]

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‘The One’

This blog post was originally posted on my old blog on 12th May 2012, hence the difference you should (hopefully) see in my writing style! So yesterday I was watching loose women (yes all I do is watch TV lately but it was relax time before I went to work), and they started talking about […]

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