Remembrance Sunday & War Poetry


First and foremost, I’d like to acknowledge and pay my respects to all people that have been affected by war.

Conflict has had such a wide scope of destruction.

Generations have been wiped out, families have never seen their children again, and survivors are haunted by physical and mental traumas.

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How to Avoid a Hair-Cut From Hell

haircutHaving good hair is a major confidence booster and can set your look apart from other people. I find having long hair really comforting, and personally really find it difficult to allow anyone near me with a pair of scissors.

After months of avoiding the hairdressers, I decided enough was enough when my hair was reaching bum-length. Unfortunately though, the lady that cut my hair may as well have gone at me with a pair of garden pliers. (Crisis has since been averted by booking a different hair appointment). In order to help some of you avoid getting a disappointing hair cut, I thought I’d compile a little list of what to do when choosing your salon.

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The Playlist of Positivity

funny-headphones-on-world-offWithout divulging too much personal information, the last month has been the worst of my entire life (sorry that this has affected my blog schedule). I am an upbeat person who doesn’t like to wallow in my own negative thoughts. Some people try to shift that down feeling by indulging in a sad song or two and having a little cry, but that strategy just leaves me feeling more dejected. Instead, I try and snap myself out of my slump by whacking on a little positive playlist. Here are some of my favourite positive songs that force me into dancing around the room and singing down my hairbrush like a drunken lunatic that has been let loose at a karaoke bar.  Continue reading

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AW15 Trend, Suede

suedeDespite clinging to summer vibes and debating why you can’t drink Pimms all year round, I have to say that I’m pretty excited about some of the fashion hitting the runways this Autumn-Winter. Out of all of the pieces that have been filtering in, I am most drawn to the suede trend. The 70s feel patchwork and fringing gives off an effortlessly boho look that I’m in love with. Unfortunately, we don’t all have thousands to spend on a Chloe poncho, so I’ve been browsing the high-street for some of my favourite suede/suedette items that capture the trend without breaking the bank. Here are some of my favourite finds…

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Curious Incident, Theatre Review


Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a best-seller that has made its way onto the current GCSE curriculum and is being taught to students nationwide. The plot is a twist on a murder mystery that follows a child with “Behavioural Problems” towards discovery of who killed his neighbour’s dog. Along this journey, the reader gains an emotional but entertaining insight into how autism affects family life and development.

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The Flats I Can’t Stop Wearing


When I’m going to formal events or on nights out, I often envy girls who are able to totter around in the highest stilettos. I’m often left feeling like a bit of a scruff because I lack the grace and poise to pull off walking in heels. For me, feeling at ease comes above fashion, but I’m always looking for new ways to look glam while still staying comfortable.

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

IMG_5342As I spritzed the last of my beloved Jo Malone cologne in English Pear and Freesia, I was reassured in the knowledge that I’d soon be passing through duty free and could purchase another! To my horror, there is no Jo Malone counter at Luton Airport, so I reluctantly sidled into Duty Free to see if there was anything else that came close. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t expect to find anything as I’m quite fussy with fragrance.

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