Category Thoughts & Ideas

30 Signs You’ve Lived in London Too Long

You proclaim with glee how cheap everything is as soon as you’re 10 miles north of Watford You find yourself telling your parents that they haven’t lived until they’ve tried sourdough pizza You spend £12 on a Whole Foods salad for lunch and die a little bit inside You roll your eyes every time you get […]

In Defence of ‘Clean Eating’

I want to preclude this post by saying that I am a lifelong fan of gluten in all its forms. I adore cheese, I can polish off a Five Guys burger like there’s no tomorrow, and chocolate is my BFF. I am a fan of all food generally (except mushrooms, but let’s not get into […]

Imposter Syndrome & Not Being “Interesting”

I’m fairly sure that everyone has these days. Days where they feel blurred in the background, like the real you just isn’t being seen. When everyone on social media seems to be having big discussions and you can’t think of one measly tweet. You’re not especially sad or miserable. In fact, you’ve got it pretty good […]

Miss Representation

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.  – Alice Walker This quote introduces the documentary Miss Representation on Netflix. The film examines the mainstream media’s depiction of women, and how this contributes to the lack of females in positions of leadership. It’s something I genuinely feel […]

My Love/Hate Relationship with Facebook

Warning… It’s Complicated. Sorry, had to make that joke. Anyway, time to talk about my all-time favourite social media platform, Facebook. YEY. That was irony btw. Cause most of the time I can’t stand Facebook and its aggressive ads, annoying videos and mostly mindless news that I just can’t effing stop consuming. I’m so glad that social […]

Holiday Reading Recommendations

I don’t know about you but I am a BIG FAN of beach reads and will quite happily spend the day ignoring everyone else I’m on holiday with and getting lost in a book instead. Admittedly in the past few years my reading concentration has rapidly declined (thanks social media old buddy old pal) and […]

A Night at #IRLPanel

This week I had the pleasure of attending the brilliant #IRLPanel, the brainchild of bloggers Emma Gannon and Laura Jane Williams. The aim of their event is to bring together women from the internet for a night of meaningful conversation, self-empowerment and connection IRL (in real life for those who don’t like acronyms). Emma and Laura guided […]

Babe, bae, bbz & other Terms of Endearment

“Alright my divas!!!” trilled the aerobics instructor in a broad East London accent. I instantly cringed and thought this was a mistake. I don’t, and most likely never will, identify as being a “diva” in either the positive or negative connotation. I told myself to just get through the exercise class with as little awkwardness as possible and […]

10 Great Podcasts that Aren’t Serial

… Because everyone knows that Serial’s Season Two  isn’t a patch on Season One. Is it just me, or are podcasts having a real resurgence right now? Sorry if that statement offends any seasoned podcasters or podcastees, but I’ve only come to love and appreciate them in the past year or so. These days it seems as […]

The Women Who Inspired Me in 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS! I have a cheeky 2015 in review post to put up soon, but for today I’m taking a leaf out of Emma’s amazing post to do a quick shout out to all of the fantastic women who inspired me in 2015. Even though it’s technically a little late, but what you […]