*Let's start this off with a disclaimer, which is also a totally unsubtle brag about my first ever blogger mail, that all products reviewed in this blog post were provided free of charge, courtesy of Old English Company. That said, all views, as ever, are my own, and I wouldn't have agreed to receive the… Continue reading A (Lack Of) Organisational Skills and an Old English Company Haul.
Due to planning my relaunch for most of February and March, there haven’t been many blog posts at all on thepoppyraptor in 2018. One post that I tend to write monthly, and enjoy writing, is my monthly favourites, so I figured, I’d just re-cap my favourites for the entirety of the year so far! There’s… Continue reading 2018 Favourites So Far
Recently I came across a post by Alicia from http://www.aestheticobsessed.co.uk where she blogged about her 2017 and broke it down month by month. (See her post >here<). I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and thought that I’d like to do something similar, as a lot of things happened in 2017 for me, and I haven’t quite… Continue reading 2017: A Year in Review
Today is Friday 13th, so I thought I'd do a little throw-back to Spooktober and do a spooky-themed post for today! During October last year, I attempted Blogtober (although ultimately failed) and I put most of my effort into my posts for the week leading up to Halloween, including buying a bumper pack of spooky… Continue reading My Favourite (non-trashy) True Crime/Horror Books
(Or Forty-Six Thoughts I Had Whilst Watching My First Black and White Movie for Fun and Not My Education) **Spoilers ahead** 1. I'm so cultured to be watching this. Go me. 2. So, it starts with this awards ceremony, where a young, blonde actress called Eve is accepting an award, but it lowkey… Continue reading FILM REVIEW: All About Eve
At what point does history become history? The rise of the Blogging Elite was so subtle that absolutely nobody saw it coming, and now they’re all either dead or imprisoned and I’m being commissioned to write a book on the ‘history’ of Blogging, from the same publishing house that once handed out publishing deals to… Continue reading #FlashFicFriday 06/04/18
Yesterday, I asked myself, why do I sometimes jolt awake violently, just before I drop off to sleep? As someone with fairly chronic insomnia, this phenomenon is a particular bug-bear for me. My mind also loves to pay a fun little trick where, in my dream, I'm on a tripwire or on top of a… Continue reading Thing What I Didn’t Know Yesterday: Why Do We Jerk Awake As We’re Falling Asleep?