feminism, LGBT, politics, Uncategorized

Happy International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day is about celebrating ALL women. If you don’t include trans women, disabled women, BAME women, sex workers, immigrant women and any intersection of self-identifying women/non-binary or fluid folx in your celebrations, that is NOT celebrating women. https://twitter.com/laurbethany/status/971691991905067008?s=21 Today, I want to thank ALL the women in my life. Whether they’ve given… Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day

mental health, politics, Uncategorized

The harm of ‘diagnosing’ Trump (end the stigma around personality disorders)

Mental Health. An aspect of health slowly being spoken about more and more (thank goodness). We truly are getting somewhere with the stigma around mental health, but that seems to exclude many aspects of mental health. Although there still a huge stigma around them, people are gradually understanding depression, anxiety, even suicide, but there's one… Continue reading The harm of ‘diagnosing’ Trump (end the stigma around personality disorders)

disability, mental health, Uncategorized

Things I want to do more of in 2018

So. 2017 was a pretty rough year, come to think of it. I did in fact gain a lot and overcome some hurdles, but in the grand retrospect that is my life, many, many events totally changed my plans, future, and I found myself feeling very lost a lot of the time. A few days… Continue reading Things I want to do more of in 2018

lifestyle, personal

The Liebster Award

Very kindly I was recently nominated by the beautiful Danielle to take part in 'The Liebster Award'. I've never actually done a tag or award on my blog before despite my two years of blogging, so I feel pretty honoured to have been tagged. It was also amazing to give the other nominated bloggers, and… Continue reading The Liebster Award

literature, personal

200 years on: What Austen means to me

It's July 18th 2017. A long anticipated date for me. Today is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, one which she came to in Winchester. I've visited her grave, of course I have. I've even been to her mum and sister's. But visiting her grave over a year ago now is something I found… Continue reading 200 years on: What Austen means to me

animals and nature, personal

A pawprint shaped hole in my heart

Today, a hole has been left in my heart. No, this is not in reference to my recent visits to hospital regarding my heart, but in reference to the loss of someone very important to me; my beautiful little cousin. Now, when I say cousin I fear you'll expect my dear cousin to be a… Continue reading A pawprint shaped hole in my heart

mental health, personal

Little things, big hearts.

Warning: This post contains mentions of real emotions. REAL EMOTIONS. Beware. Hello lovely humans! So, I've got to say, this week really has not been the best. Heck, it seems like it's been the worst. Just one bad thing after another. But I have been trying to turn that around in any way I can; working through it,… Continue reading Little things, big hearts.

Foodie, Uncategorized

Recipe #1- Laur’s smoothie pick of the week. 

Simplicity tells a wild tale. On Friday night, I decided to mix my own smoothie up and it was very 'on-the-spot'. Due to this, and the (sometimes) extortionate price fresh fruit can be, I pretty much had to invent something magical with a bare-looking fruit bowl. When I was getting my five a day earlier… Continue reading Recipe #1- Laur’s smoothie pick of the week.