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MY SECONDARY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

MY SECONDARY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

I didn’t have the best time at secondary school [FYI: our ‘high school’ is from age 11-16/Year 7-11 if you’re not from the UK]  and in my recent poll, you wanted to see some more personal posts from me so I thought with the time […]

THE JOBS I’VE WANTED

THE JOBS I’VE WANTED

Some people are lucky, in that they wake up one day as a child or teenager and realise they want to do a certain job when they grow up, then work until they get there. I never had that luxury – I haven’t wanted to […]

A MONTH WITH KITTENS

A MONTH WITH KITTENS

I can’t believe we’ve had Percy and Eleanor a whole month. You might recall the ‘Meet the Kittens’ post I did when we first brought them home – that seems like yesterday! The kittens are now 13.5 weeks old and have grown considerably, having put […]

MEET PERCY + ELEANOR

MEET PERCY + ELEANOR

Somewhat spontaneously, myself and my husband brought home two 9-week-old kittens at the weekend. We’ve always planned to get kittens, but after our neighbours’ cat had a few, we couldn’t resist getting some for ourselves straight away. So off we drove to Cheltenham to pick […]

MY TYPICAL WEEKDAY MEAL PLAN

MY TYPICAL WEEKDAY MEAL PLAN

As most people often are, I’m currently trying to lose weight and, like most people, I’m finding it difficult. I have a slow metabolism (thanks, Mum) and can’t so much as look at a cake without piling on the pounds, plus with my gallbladder having […]

GET TO KNOW ME / BLOGGER Q+A

GET TO KNOW ME / BLOGGER Q+A

A couple of weeks back, I asked you lovely lot for questions and thankfully you didn’t disappoint! Make sure to check out the bloggers, ‘grammers and tweeters who sent in their questions; their links are provided with each question. I’m doing a YouTube Q+A soon […]

TRAVEL DIARY: CYPRUS 2017

TRAVEL DIARY: CYPRUS 2017

Sunburnt and sleepy, I have returned from my week-long honeymoon to Cyprus. The trip gave me more than just a tan, and you may have already noticed some changes around my blog if you’re especially eagle-eyed! I’ll be getting into that in a separate post. […]

GALLBLADDER REMOVAL SURGERY: ONE WEEK ON

GALLBLADDER REMOVAL SURGERY: ONE WEEK ON

I’ve only mentioned this briefly once or twice, but on January 10th I had my Gallbladder removed via laparoscopic surgery. This is how I’m doing one week later and about my whole experience – Gallbladder surgery is super common and if anyone following me happens […]

17 LIFE GOALS FOR 2017

17 LIFE GOALS FOR 2017

I like to have a mini bucket list for each year alongside my main resolutions (go and read my resolutions post here) and each year it gets longer (16 in 2016, 15 in 2015, etc). go on a honeymoon, even if it’s cheap get a […]

A LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF

A LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF

Dear 11-year-old Holly, Mistakes are part of humanity and we learn from them in order to better ourselves as we grow. However, some of the mistakes you will make in the next ten (ish) years will continue to haunt you well into your twenties, so […]