My Life in Albums

Lemon Jelly – Lost Horizons (2002)

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Favourite tracks: Space Walk, Nice Weather for Ducks, Elements

According to my dad, we used to dance to this album together when I was little. Although I don’t really remember those times, I do get a hit of nostalgia whenever Space Walk is played, and I love Lemon Jelly to this day. The cover for ‘Lost Horizons’ is really beautiful, and I have some of the artwork from the CD hung up on my wall. Additionally, I’m very fond of the track ‘The Staunton Lick‘ from the album ‘The Yellow’ as it always reminds me of the final episode of Spaced, which is a bit of nostalgia in its own right. Lemon Jelly brings nothing but sweet (and bittersweet) memories. Continue reading

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Inside My (Very Messy) Wardrobe

A couple of years ago, my wardrobe was pink and consisted of ill-fitting boot-cut jeans, baggy t-shirts that I refreshed every year or so, and some random white trainers from JJB. Since then, my wardrobe has been (literally) plastered with pages from an old copy of Wuthering Heights and has now been overrun with an ever-growing collection of clothes. Do I have a style yet? Not really. Will I probably end up in earthy colours, cardigans and flowy skirts when I’m thirty? Probably. Nonetheless, let’s delve inside the chaos that is my ‘closet’…

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Back to School: What’s In My Bag?

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I can’t believe it’s time to go back to college. This has probably been my quickest summer yet, and not even my busiest. It seems that final crucial time of exams and university admissions is creeping ever closer, and there’s nothing I can do to slow it down. However, we can take a little look at some of the contents of my bag this year instead of doing that homework I should’ve done back in July… Continue reading

Movie Babble #1 – The Circle (2017)

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The Circle (2017)

The kind of people who like to yammer on about social media being dangerous and toxic are the kind of people who post their rants on Facebook and ask their friends to share it. We all know social media can be dangerous, we all know it can have quite a negative influence and we all know the big tech companies are not to be trusted, but we use social media anyway because in the end, no one truly cares. The Circle is like these Facebook rants, only maybe with less substance. Continue reading

Skin, Make-Up, Scent & Hair

There was once a time when I had a pixie cut and completely clear skin and would just ruffle my hair with my hands before turning out and maybe even put on lip balm if the occasion was extra special. But then again, that was also back when everyone else had started to wear make up and style their hair, so, naturally, I had to go against the flow. Unfortunately, I can’t get away without a layer of ‘fake skin’ in the morning, so here are some of the things I use to make myself look slightly less worse:
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Five Things to Know Before Starting Sixth Form

Before I started Year 12, I couldn’t stop envisioning myself strutting down a bustling corridor, best outfit on show for all to see, Frappucino in one carefully manicured hand and impeccably detailed notes in the other, meeting up with my large group of multicultural, equally as fashionable friends by my locker, retrieving my car keys, and driving us all down to some hip vegan cafe. Gone were the days of baggy jumpers and straggly ties – now, without a uniform (and legally being able to drive), I could experience an education akin to that of High School Musical.

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Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is always something I’ve had a really hard time talking about. Mental health is becoming less and less stigmatised by the day, and that’s only because people are willing to discuss it – but it’s never easy. I’ve suffered a lot because of trichotillomania – I’ve been mistreated by friends and family because of it, never mind strangers – and that means opening up about it makes me feel  pretty vulnerable, based on previous experiences. But people need to talk about trichotillomania, because it affects up to 4 in 100 people, and that’s quite a lot. Continue reading