Acrylic Nails

Pink acrylic nails

I always loved the idea of getting my nails done but never really got around to it. I remember getting them done once when I was 20 and was not at all keen on the person that did them, their approach or the results so it sort of put me off for a while. That […]

Three Months Post Surgery Update

The 15th of August marked three months since I went under the knife, had my sternum broken and had some of my aorta saved from dissecting. Since then it has been a bit of an up and down journey with moments of feeling like a completely new person and times of desperately struggling to do […]

Having A Cardiac MRI

Having a heart condition, even from birth and knowing about it, can be absolutely terrifying. Knowing you have this thing inside of you, essentially a ticking time bomb, requires constant consideration as well as the need to battle with the mixture of ‘is this sensible’ and ‘you only live once’. But generally you just follow […]

A Life Update

With it being my birthday, and given a bit of a blogging absence, I figured it was time for a life update a year on from that failed series of goals posts.

13 Stocking Fillers For Less Than £5

Every year people together Christmas gift guides and they are full of fantastic items and really useful tips but this year I have increasingly noticed people discussing “stocking fillers for under £15” or including a £25 gift in their stocking filler gift guide. I do not care how small something is in size if it […]

Month Three Updates On My August 2016 Aims

There was a point just after my last update post that I feared I had allowed optimism to creep in to life too soon but in the end everything worked out okay. Despite only getting paid for my first week of work in September I managed to make that money go all the way through […]

Month Two Update On My August 2016 Aims

What a month! Not only have I settled further into work and started to get into new routines and more positive habits of making the most of my time off and days in general but, despite the nights closing in and the weather being a downer, I am still feeling pretty upbeat about life at […]

Taking Steps To Happiness

Recently I have made steps towards happiness. Getting rid of the baggage of guilt that people had put on me. Setting aside the unrealistic expectations. Remembering how important it is to love in the now not the past (or in some ways even the future). Things happen. People say things. Unexpected situations come along. I […]

Stumbling Around The Kitchen

Moving into a new property is always exciting but it also means getting used to new things, different layouts and finding storage solutions. And whilst I’m not a rookie in the kitchen and can do a variety of dishes and styles with a sense of confidence entering a new one to cook is still a […]

Taking Those Small Steps

No matter what our aims and plans are in life we all generally have to take small steps to get there. Whether it be getting a dream job, a house to spend our lives in or finding the perfect person to have a relationship with. I decided this year that having a big plan or […]