Stop Asking When I'm Going To Have A Baby

  So, when are you going to have a baby? It is one of the most personal decisions a person can make, so why are we always asked about having children? You get engaged, "when are you having a baby?" New house, new baby. I've even had friends be asked on their wedding day. Stop asking when I'm going to have…

You are laid in bed  after a small midnight snack.  A secret snack.  You are a secret night time eater to be accurate.  Practically choking on your own acid because your shitty reflux pipe doesn't close properly and now actual acid is leaking out. Not actual acid like the battery sort but the stomach sort.  The burning sensation in your…

A few days ago I had some Snapchat memories give me a poke and remind me what a lovely time I had on my birthday a couple of months ago in June.  At the time I had written about it for my own blog so thought I would share it with you as the mere suggestion of it warmed my…

Dear Donna,   I recently went on a staycation with a close friend and we had a lovely time!   However, I’m kind of feeling some resentment towards my friend after the trip. Whilst we were up there, money became a growing issue for me. What I mean by that is that my friend didn’t contribute much in terms of…

finding self-confidence

The best advice I could give you is to stop caring what people think of you. It's so freeing! I get that finding that self-confidence is easier said than done. But honestly, do you really care what strangers online think? The respect of family and friends is all that counts.   You will never be everyone's cup of tea You're…

When I found a breast lump last year, time momentarily stood still. There were a few different  ways this could pan out so before I let my imagination run wild I rang my doctors who were super helpful and surprisingly quick off the mark in securing me an appointment at the breast clinic within a fortnight. As a general rule…

Dear Donna,   Please help me as I’m in a big pickle.   My boyfriend of six years left me on the grounds that he had a connection with a woman from his work. They never actually had a romantic relationship, but his unreciprocated feelings for her were, in his head, a reason to finish with me.   I spent…

BHE (Big Hoop Energy) is a real thing. The bigger the hoop, the bigger the confidence boost. Accessorize accordingly. If he thinks football shirts fall within the category of smart-casual wear, he’s too young. I don’t care if he’s 34, he’s too young. Find the quietest person at the party, because they’re usually the funniest. They’ll say nothing for ages,…

One thing I’ve learnt from the COVID pandemic is that life is too short to hold back and wait for the ‘right time' to do things. And now that we can get back out there, I’ve realised I want adventure in my life again. It has inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and stop waiting for other…

It's rare I treat myself to any kind of professional beauty treatments.  Partly because I do them at home to spare the expense but also because I have trust issues where my face is concerned.  If a beautician buggers up your face they might feel regret but at the end of the day it won't be them walking around with…