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Feel-Good

Older, Wiser.

**Trigger warnings- Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm** The thing was, I had to take a breather from my blog. It’s always brought me so much joy, and to write about things when the going got tough was incredibly cathartic. But all of a sudden, it changed. Because, well, I changed. I’ve made no excuse for my brutal honesty about my mental health conditions in the past here on my little patch of the internet. When things have been terrible, I have written. It’s helped me make  ...

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Eats and Drinks

A Private Chef at Home

I love hosting dinner parties. They are probably the only ‘adult’ thing I’m pretty sure I do well. Having a bunch of loved ones, sat round my table I am in my element, sloshing more wine into their glasses and insisting on giving everyone second helpings. I’m pretty well versed at choosing my dinner party menus carefully- I mean, I’ve watched 539749747 episodes of Come Dine With Me, so I know that you need a balance between spending time with your guests, and  ...

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Feel-Good

What my Anxiety has Taught Me + a Mental Health Link Library

It’s World Mental Health Day today. Fitting really, that it falls on a day where I’ve had to work from home, purely because my anxiety is so bad I can’t face leaving the house. Yep, that’s right. The thought of walking out of my front door and having to interact with people and get on trains and smile and be okay in all the other millions of moments that make up a day was filling me with such fear, dread and panic that, well, I just would not have been any good to  ...

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Travel

No 1 Lounge, Gatwick

I love waiting until September to take a holiday. Whilst everyone else has the back to school blues, I love coming back to the office with a face full of freckles- it just feels quite smug. Yes I’m very popular at work, thanks for asking. He and I were off on our jollies to Turkey a few weeks ago- I can’t really tell you much about Turkey, but I CAN tell you what the sun lounger by the pool was like. I’m usually a city break kind of gal but it felt SO GOOD to just lie in  ...

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