It's been a strange few weeks. I've been off with the worst bout of anxiety that has afflicted my tired brain in almost two decades. I've probably been far more sociable in a virtual sense - but given I've been off work, missed the pub quiz (again), missed my other half performing in Sunday for … Continue reading Publication week, anxiety and media love
This is my latest Metro UK piece - and very apt given how absolutely worn out I am right now after a challenging week! So I was pleasantly reminded of this advice that I wrote a few weeks back for Metro's Christmas lifestyle blogs. It involves wintry walks, mindful eating and the obligatory scented candle. … Continue reading 5 ways I’m going to use mindfulness to improve my Christmas
Hello lovely people! So I'm massively excited today to share my new book cover and links to pre order A series of unfortunate stereotypes - Naming and Shaming Mental Health Stigmas. Of course I don't name and shame people (just Piers Morgan and Katie Hopkins - but they don't count) but I do discuss the … Continue reading A series of unfortunate stereotypes – the book!
Eeeehh I'm late to this one! As per. Caitlin Moran, blowing the power of the princess out of the water and leaving it firmly agitating the heads of those who would rather 'be' than 'do'. What a book. Although, I still stand by one princess. She-ra. She had it going on. As someone who grew … Continue reading Review: How to be a Woman, by Caitlin Moran
Bed time. You're comfortably knackered. And happily snoozy. And cosying up to a cat. It doesn't take long before....you...zzzzzzzz....zzz... DING! Wide awake. Some selfish shit has decided to throw a party. FFS! There's no music though. Or people. But a shed load of compulsive dancing. Coming from your own damn legs. Not again. Restless legs. … Continue reading There’s a party going on in my legs
An ode to the fabulous Standard Issue magazine. Sign up for their podcast here I have spent most of my life wondering why I wasn’t up to ‘standard’. You know, the average standards, that your average girl aspired to be. Of course, your average girl could never have actually reached those standards. Mainly because they … Continue reading I am standard
The piece I wrote for last weekend's record store day....as seen on Standard Issue: It’s 1996, I have literally 97p to live on ’til Tuesday and I really want to go to Shaft at the Welly Club tonight. What’s a girl to do? Easy. Cram a load of vinyl in a record bag and head … Continue reading Adventures in vinyl