How fast has May gone? I haven’t read as much as normal this month because I’ve been so busy with uni work. But I have still managed to read three books and restarted Harry Potter so not an unsuccessful month by any stretch of the imagination. Our Kind Of Cruelty – Araminta Hall Mike and Verity have a special game. The Crave. They play it to prove what they already know: that Verity loves Mike. That she needs Mike. Even though she’s marrying another man. Now Mike knows that the stakes of their private game are rising. This time, someone has to die… When…

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At the beginning of this year I was getting married, in two week’s time in fact. The date is burned into my brain. It was going to be an anniversary date to remember for the rest of my life. And now, I’m not. The date is simply going to fade into the oblivion of the other 364 days in the year. A hard part of this whole experience is juggling other people’s expectations and opinions. When they hear that I’m not getting married anymore, they assume a relationship breakdown and that isn’t the case. We’re together and happy. Obviously I’m…

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I like gravy on my chips. I don’t wear a coat on nights out, regardless of how cold it is outside. And you’d better believe I have a bottle of Henderson’s Relish in the cupboard AT ALL TIMES. The secret’s out. I’m a Northerner. But in the next few months I’ll be swapping God’s Own Country for Somerset. The best part of all of this is that I’ve never set foot even close to Somerset. The furthest south of England I’ve been is London, I literally have no clue what the West of the country is like. So you might…

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I adore the sea. For as long as I can remember I’ve felt a pull to be near it. My childhood was filled with beach trips, crazy golf and ice cream on the promenade, and later in my teenage years, the seaside became the perfect spot to hang out. It certainly wasn’t anything like Morro Bay, with Cleethorpes being a little colder, windier and a lot more grey, but the sea is part of me. Having spent the last seven years living in Sheffield and Leeds (pretty much as far away from the sea as you can get in England),…

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April has been a month of happiness and weirdness and sadness and stress and love. Finally I am bursting with a need to write. My creative juices have been zapped by an endless mountain of assignments, lists and job applications. As a result my blog has been a little dead of late, something that I’m hoping to change however sporadic the posts may be. I have felt disillusioned with blogging recently. Everything has already been said, Instagram is “the thing” now and while yes, I like it, it doesn’t give me the satisfaction that blogging does. For the last few…

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I’ve been a little down on blogging recently. I thought it was a lack of motivation or that I had nothing to say but I’ve noticed it’s actually more about the blogging community. Feel free to eye roll because goddamn how many times do we bloggers get on our high horses about this? I started blogging a little less than two years. In that time my blog has gone from being solely about mental health to more of a mix of lifestyle, mental health and general wellbeing with the odd book review for good measure. I’m so pleased and grateful…

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