Chasing Away the Sunday Blues

The Sunday blues are very real. As if the 5:2 weekday to weekend ratio wasn’t insulting enough, a large proportion of Sunday is spent in this blue state. Not sky fluffy-cloud blue, but a darker blue like the colour of the Microsoft Teams icon on a Monday morning. In an attempt to not succumb to… Continue reading Chasing Away the Sunday Blues

The Other Side – Things I Don’t Miss in a Pandemic

When something is taken away from you, snatched out of your hands without warning, we tend to miss it. Normality (whatever that means) was stolen from us ten months ago and has since made teasing guest appearances, enticing us with outdoor eating and socialising with five chosen companions, before finally getting the axe for a… Continue reading The Other Side – Things I Don’t Miss in a Pandemic

Changing Perspective: Finding Comfort in the Now

In perfect dramatic irony, as the clocks went backwards, we too seem to have gone back in time in entering a second national lockdown. Inevitable? Perhaps. But this still does not make the concept any easier to comprehend. The somewhat novelty that the first lockdown held has instead been replaced by an overpowering sleepiness, a… Continue reading Changing Perspective: Finding Comfort in the Now

Learning to Love Your Skin – An Acne Journey

‘Do you have chickenpox?’ Four words, three stunned seconds, two fast heartbeats and one realisation. I realised in the school playground that there was something on my face that may not be instantly registered as normal or expected. I was eleven years old and primary school children are never the most tactful, yet the memory… Continue reading Learning to Love Your Skin – An Acne Journey

Girl Talk – The Fuel of Female Friendships

‘Girl talk’ is defined in the dictionary (who knew) as ‘conversation between women or girls, typically about subjects considered to be uninteresting to or inappropriate for men’. This is understandable – pre-drinks on a pre-lockdown girls night out would often include a rundown of the latest Bumble dates, work dramas too elaborate for a lunch… Continue reading Girl Talk – The Fuel of Female Friendships

Brighton’s Finest Sound: The Big Push – For Woof Woof Music

Sometimes good music is already waiting for you... A bank holiday weekend in Brighton began in style with a predictable mad rush for the 10.47am train from Blackfriars. I am not a morning person at the best of times and my Saturday’s usually don’t begin until at least lunch time, yet the warm weather and… Continue reading Brighton’s Finest Sound: The Big Push – For Woof Woof Music