Long Time No Type – Welcome Back/Magical Readathon/Life Update

So, um…hello again. It’s me, Poppy…I’ve come home…(to the blogging world.) It’s been almost a year since I wrote my last extremely half-hearted blog post (a review of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina back when it first hit netflix) and honestly? I’m scared. I’ve been telling myself for months that I do want to get…

I Tried Podcasts For the First Time!

I love books. I love music. I love listening to both audiobooks and music. I love listening to people talk. And yet, I’ve never listened to a podcast before this week.   It’s not that they’ve never appealed to me or that I have anything against them at all – I guess I’ve just always…

Who Would I Be If I Had A Good Brain?

I’ve often wondered what I would have turned out like had I not had mental health issues throughout my life. It’s safe to say that my problems didn’t begin to surface until I was 11 (back in ye olden days of 2004), but we all go through so much ‘growing up’ during our teenage years,…

Home

Home. It’s a strange concept. This one town where I was raised my entire life, where every single member of my family live (honestly, every one), where I fell in love for the first time. But also where I will endeavour never to return to, for as long as I can help it. Unfortunately, I’ve…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017//me

I first self-harmed when I was 11 years old, which was 12.5 years ago.   Writing that sentence just made it thoroughly hit home that I’ve lived for longer with this issue than I have without it. That’s scary.   When I was 11, my home life was awful. Someone in my family was going…

Body Positivity//What A Fatty//Dealing With Weight Gain

“I’m glad I can’t convert kilograms into stone,” I say as I stand on the scales at the doctors for my annual pill check-up. “Do you want to know what it is in stone?” my doctor asks me. She answers and time stops still for a few seconds. 10 stone 8. Me. I’m 10 stone…

Legs-it Made Me Angry

Have I already used up my feminist rant quota for this month? Probably. Do I care? No. Okay. Let’s get this over with. Today, a national newspaper in England decided that this was an appropriate headline and story to describe the pre-EU negotiation talks between the leaders of Scotland and England:   Words can’t describe…

BOOK IDEAS for MOTHER’S DAY//Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and what better gift to give than a book? My own mother is currently drowning in the number of proofs and free copies of books I’ve passed onto her, so I’m not being allowed to buy her a book for Mother’s Day! I’ve decided, however, to write a post of…

WHAT I’M GRATEFUL FOR.

I saw there was a moment last year where ‘gratitude journals’ suddenly became super popular. And this is fine, and cute, and quaint, but I could see myself just repeating myself day after day, being grateful for the same old things. And then maybe resenting them for being so perpetually joy-inducing. I am grateful that…

THIS TIME NEXT YEAR TAG

I got nominated in my first ever tag post!! I’m so excited about writing this, so thank you SO much Cody for tagging me! SO, first of all: THE RULES Thank the person who tagged you (@Codye_ward) Set yourself goals for the next year. Write how you’re going to achieve these goals. Tag at least 5…