So I’m not quite 25 yet, but it is my birthday month! As the probability of me spending it in lockdown continues to look likely, I’m planning the Afternoon Tea I’m going to throw myself (shout out to Katrina @realgirlswobble for the inspo), and am also reflecting on the wisdom (if you could call it that) that I’ve picked up…

A lot of us are staring at four walls wondering when we are going to be able to step outside freely again. We're all either living with our parents, partners, spouses or flatmates and wondering how the hell we haven't gone ape shit at them over the way they suck a Cornetto. Yes, being at home, it can suck sometimes.…

As I write this, we are currently coming to the end week three of lockdown, a review is imminent and although no one is really ready to say it out loud, we know this is going to be extended. So, as we stare down the barrel of at least a few more weeks of staying home, I wanted to talk…

Claire sitting on bed with her daughter Amelia. Amelia is faced away from the camera.

It's taken me a long time, but now when I look in the mirror I no longer see Amelia's mum, I'm seeing me... And it feels amazing! Scratch that!... It feels f*cking amazing! I lost myself to motherhood since welcoming my daughter into the world back in December 2018 & sadly, I don't think it's uncommon. We put so much of ourselves…

As lockdown now starts to ease and we are beginning to see glimpses of normality creeping back in, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the last few months and post a little reminder to myself on what it was like before it all becomes just a distant memory. A Letter to Post Lockdown Me: Hi You, How’s…

Relationships…we all have them, with each and every person that we know. For many of us relationships are the main thing that our life is centred around. finding the perfect partner and living happily ever after. Now come on Hun, we know that life for most of us just isn’t that simple! Finding your life partner can be a difficult…

Dear Donna, I don't know if I'm overreacting here but I'd really like your take. I met a man, let's call him Callum, at a mutual friend's birthday party about eighteen months ago. we got on really well, have very much the same sense of humour and share quite a few common interests. From my point of view, there was…

Dear Donna, Please keep my message anonymous to protect my dear friend who is the subject of this email to you. I have a friend who has been a part of my life for so long that she is basically family. This is what adds an extra difficult aspect to that which I am writing to you about. If a…

Anyone with a pet will know that when humans were told they had to stay at home and work, the only ones celebrating were our four-legged friends. All of a sudden, their best two-legged friends were at home all the time, available for cuddles and walkies on demand. Some pets have even offered up assistance to those working from home;…

Just over 3 months ago, I had to say goodbye to my cat.  I know that a lot of people can’t seem to understand grieving badly over the loss of a pet, but Simba was my baby and my best friend.  I know I probably sound like a crazy cat lady; I don’t care, I already have a mug that…