The Long Hibernation

Hello Friends, Welcome back to these parts which haven’t seen the light of day for what I must admit has been far too long. I could offer a number of excuses as to why I’ve neglected my blog for so long, but lets face it, I think they can be summed up in one little…

Let’s Talk About The “Strong, Independent Woman”

Recently, I’ve heard my fair share of the phrase: “You’re a strong, independent woman”, and as someone who finds herself becoming increasingly obsessed with gender equality (or lack of it), this phrase has finally struck a nerve and I’ll tell you why: Being both strong and independent are the characteristics which allow us to thrive…

“How Do You Feel About It” – Adichie for Harper’s Bazaar

There’s always been a sense of elation and an unexplainable thrill that rushes through me when I see that one of my favourite authors has written a new book or in this case a new short story for a magazine that I’ll shortly be interning for. To say I was excited was an understatement! The…

Half of a Yellow Sun

A little peruse through my book shelves recently brought me across “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I was first introduced to her work in one of my University courses, which instilled a curiosity in me to read more about her world on paper and this novel is one of my favourites….

The Lone Wolf

“Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all life’s greatest tests alone.” – Agnes Macphail. I like people. I’m a people person. I thrive in big crowds and relish at the chance to talk to as many people as I can and listen to as many stories as I…

Drugstore Beauty Edit | Collaboration with Stephanie Bradbury

Recently drugstore companies have been really stepping up their game when it comes to beauty products and every time I head into Boots or Superdrug I tend to come out with two or three things that I had no intention of buying (like every other girl, I’m sure 😉 ). So today I thought it…

So You’re Going to University : My Tips

It’s that time of year again, when A-Level results come rolling in and all the months of anxious waiting are finally over and you get the happy news that you’re off to your chosen University in September. If that’s you, then let me congratulate you for sticking through high-school and getting this far, and wish…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

One of the main things I can remember from my childhood is the fascinating world of Harry Potter (thank you J. K. Rowling for blessing us with such beauty!). I read and re-read all of the books and watched all the movies a dozen times over and they are still one of my favourite book…

A Look At My Book Shelves : This Month’s Picks

Well technically, I don’t really have book shelves (yet!) so my books live very comfortably stacked against walls, on my window sill, under the bed, next to my pillow, in bags and boxes, and all sorts of nooks and crannies. I probably have enough books and magazines to start my own little library (my goal…

The Mesmerising World of Street Art

On a warm summer’s evening as I strolled along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, I walked past loads of street artists, with their sketching stalls all set up, catching tourists and locals alike and convincing them with easy charm and that lulling Scottish accent to sit for a portrait. Seeing so much passion for art…