Thank the merciful gods of cake, Bake Off is back! Since the entire nation was waiting in trepidation to find out whether or not their beloved Bake Off had been abominated,  I thought I’d do my very own round up of my thoughts on Cake Week…  I settled down on Tuesday evening fully prepared to despise the latest series of The Great British Bake Off. Like much of the nation, my loyalties rested firmly with Mel, Sue and the almighty Berry, all of whom I hope were having a mirthful viewing party over a freshly baked fougasse.     Plenty… View Post

Well, it has been far too long since I did one of these posts (I checked and it’s basically a month). I’ve missed you all, lovelies! I hope you’ve had a wonderful few weeks, there has been plenty going on here. I don’t know about you but I’m struggling to come to terms with the fact that, not only is it June, we’re actually fast approaching July (and my 29th birthday, ohmygod). Anyway, let’s deal with the task at hand and focus on this week; here’s what got me smiling. Don’t forget to share your stories with me in the… View Post

Despite feeling like you’re an adult who knows exactly what they want out of life, nothing compares to the absolute lack of surety you feel when you’re a teenager. Attempting to navigate the treacherous terrain of trying to be cool in front of your peers and worrying about what the hell your body is getting up to without your consent. We’ve all been there. Having spent the entirety of my life finding any quiet minute I could to devour a book or write something, I promptly ditched all of my life passions at fourteen in favour of boys, pretending to… View Post

I’m a massive fan of self-love. I cherish the idea of us all being wonderful to ourselves and investing the majority of our time and energy into our own selves and wellbeing. We’re all so brilliant in our individual ways and it seems a waste to forgo that chance of unadulterated self-love in favour of being awful to ourselves. The problem is, I’m terrible at it. There’s often a lot of pressure that comes with being told you’ve got to love yourself. I mean, the phrase “if you can’t love yourself, how can you expect somebody else to love you?”… View Post

Over the past weeks and months, you’ll have undoubtedly heard countless messages about spreading love even in the darkest, most hate-filled of times. You’ll have seen beautiful outpourings of love and support in an attempt to cancel out the hate that has touched so many people’s lives recently. You’ll have heard the phrase “love conquers hate” enough times for it to have become a mantra. But what if your first reaction to an act of terror isn’t love? What if the first thing you feel is hatred? Because you’re hurting, and you’re scared, and you’re angry that something so senseless… View Post