Where Is thepoppyraptor Going?

You know that awkward stage in a relationship where one of you asks, “So…where is this going?” ? That’s where I’m at with this blog at the moment. Increasingly, I’m finding that I’m using it to write about my mental health and that’s also where I get the most engagement and seem to make the…

UPDATE: Favourite Make-Up Products

I came across an old version of this post from back in March when I first started this blog and I actually don’t use almost half of the products I mentioned anymore, so I figured it might be time for a re-write! Since starting this blog, I wouldn’t say I buy any more make-up than…

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…

Tipsy Monday Love – Twitter/Instagram/Blogs I LOVE

I have no idea whether or not you guys have noticed but these past three weeks I’ve been trying really hard to keep to a ‘schedule’ for my blog posts which is something I’ve never tried before other than during my daily blogging experiments! I’ve been trying really hard to make sure there’s one new…

Reviews In <140 Characters #2

So, now is about the time of month that I’d give you a monthly update and honestly, so, so much has happened since I last filled you in! I’ve finally moved house, I’ve started my new job and I’m trying to settle in after having been here 3 weeks exactly now. It’s almost been a…

May Life Update

Hello! I haven’t done one of these since early March because honestly, my life is just that boring, but now I have new exciting things to tell you!   The first big one to tell you is that I’m (hopefully) moving away to Cardiff to live with my friend Anna as of the 22nd May…

Music Monday – First In A Series?? 17/04/17

  Something that you might not know about me is that I *love* music. But not in a poncey opinionated way –  in an I-couldn’t-live-without-it kinda way. I find it absolutely impossible to walk further than a 2 minute distance by myself without listening to music. On the rare occasions when my iPod and my…

Product Reviews in <140 Characters

Happy Easter Sunday everyone! Hope you’ve eaten lots of chocolate and (hopefully) had a little bit of a rest today! Are you ready for something a bit different today? OK, so the general gist here is that I’m gonna review various things I’ve come across in the past week, BUT I can only use 140…

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…

LUSH Scrubee Review

Consider this post the first in a series. I am OBSESSED with Lush, having only discovered them around 18 months ago, but I’ve already tried hundreds of their products. I’m thinking of writing regular blog post reviews of LUSH products, and what better product to kick things off with than Scrubee? First of all –…