Rash/Eczema Flare-Up Skincare Solutions

I’ve always had eczema all over my hands, but occasionally it creeps onto my face too. There I was, two nights ago minding my own business, watching Crufts, when my forehead started to itch. Then, it started weeping, and then the next day I had itchy welts all over my forehead, down the right hand…

David Walliams BOOK REVIEW (The Boy In The Dress/Blob)

None of us can deny that there’s a hype around David Walliams at the moment. Working in a bookstore, I saw first-hand just how many copies of The Midnight Gang, his most recent book, flew off the shelves over Christmas. My friend told me yesterday that, during his internship at Harper Collins last year, he…

On Feminism. And Emma Watson.

A few weeks ago, Piers Morgan stated that feminism’s one ideology was to ‘striv(e) to be so good at what you do that your gender is irrelevant, then (to make) sure you are rewarded in the same way as a man’. This angered me, sure, but my first thought was pure shock. Does Mr. Morgan…

Benefit Cosmetics Eyebrow Wax/Tint Review

I’d originally booked an eyebrow wax with my local Benefit Brow Bar because I’d felt that threading just wasn’t working anymore. It was stupidly painful with very mixed results – the same therapist would sometimes do a great job, and sometimes manage to hide my natural arch altogether. Equally, she always told me what to…

What I’ve Learnt from Daily Blogging

REWIND back 8 months : I’ve been saying for AGES that I want a blog, and in June I start one. I post irregularly, perhaps once a month, and I (surprise) still find myself saying, ‘I really need to put more effort into my blog’. Somehow, even though I have bags of free time, I…

Little Life Update

Ok, I’m starting to flag with this post-a-blog-once-a-day-for-seven-days malarkey. It’s 9pm on a Thursday evening and I’m absolutely exhausted after a day of traipsing round shops to research for a high-street trend review/opinion blog piece. My feet are also bloody killing me because I’m a numpty who decided to break in her 5-inch-heel silver Topshop…

My Dog Is A Racist

No, really, he is. I absolutely detest walking him these days as he growls aggressively at big, black dogs (and occasionally dark brown ones too). Small dogs seem to be immune – perhaps size really does matter after all – but anyway, I digress. My dog, called Digby, is not remotely confrontational in any other…

Let’s Talk About What We Don’t Talk About

I am shaking slightly as I thank my doctor for not being dismissive of me as I leave her room on a Friday morning at 8.15am. She has just referred me to a sexual health clinic. ‘What do you mean?’ She asks me. I tell her that once before, I had a similar issue, and…

Get(ting) Over It

*back in August* I haven’t checked my emails in months. Mainly because I’ve been afraid of my inbox. Last month, the teaching post which I hadn’t got round to officially withdrawing from kept asking why I haven’t been replying to my emails since May. So I just stopped opening my emails. But, yesterday, I officially…

On Care. And Dementia. And Other People.

This week, I have done my last ever shift in a dementia-specific care home. Whilst the experience hasn’t been  a negative one, I can’t say that I’m particularly upset that I’m leaving. Or, to put it another way, I didn’t take a picture of my staff room on my last day, captioned: ‘going to miss…