Musings on Self Motivation

Hello Friends, I’ll be the first to put my hand up and say that nearly a year after the proverbial rug was quite literally pulled out from under our feet, I’ve finally found a routine that works for me in these strange new times. I like to think of myself as a fairly realistic and…

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…

Fox Hunting – Why It’s Time For It To Go

Like many of Theresa May’s political moves, the appeal to lift the ban on fox hunting will be one of the most controversial. In place since 2005, the act condemns and criminalizes the act of hunting wild animals. However, I would argue that lifting the ban is not simply a politically controversial decision, but also…

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…