Valentine’s day is celebrated by millions of lovers worldwide on 14th February every year. Originally, the day was used to celebrate numerous figures throughout history, such as Saint Valentine. Even the Romans used to celebrate this festival, and it has also been used to celebrate fertility rites and the pairing of women to men in a lottery style ceremony. Is…

Being knee-deep into yet another lockdown in England, I haven't seen my significant other since new year. I'm not complaining - I know some people have gone a lot longer. But it's tough and tedious and all the other un-typeable descriptors people are using right now. In a perfect world, we'd just move in together, but there are already long-terms…

When lockdown 1.0 was announced I had just celebrated my 20th birthday, had about four weeks of teaching left of my first uni year and was about to plan a holiday with my partner.   In the space of literal days my whole life, along with the rest of the worlds, changed. My mental health plummeted, I ended up getting…

Almost 30 and still living at home

This year, I’m turning 30. It’s a milestone birthday! But I’m also facing the fact that I’m almost 30 and still living at home with my parents. I’ve moved out twice – once was while I was at university and the second time was when I moved to London for work – but I never felt settled and always ended…

Ah, unrequited love. A tricky business.   I've been there, done it and bought the t shirt. It's never pleasant to be in love with someone who doesn't love you back.   This was a experience I experienced during my non existent love life a few years ago. I remember this man came into my life unexpectedly and I fell…

Dear Donna,   I hope you are having a manageable lockdown number 3!   I’m writing as I’d love some advice on what I can do to improve my home situation.   I moved home last March because I didn’t want to isolate alone. I moved back to my mum’s house where I grew up, where it has just been…

Let's face it, 2021 hasn't got off to the best start. COVID is still hanging around and disrupting our lives, lockdown is set to stay for another 3 weeks at least, the weather has been a bit grim, we're missing our family and friends, and it's easy to feel like there's nothing to look forward to at the moment. But…

In 2020 many people saw a decline in their mental health and I was among the crowd. With the pandemic raging on every side and unemployment knocking at my door, my screen time reached an all-time high and my mental health plummeted. I battled with low mood and comparison daily and after crying ALL of the tears, I decided that…

*Posted anonymously to protect those mentioned* Dating and me have never got on smoothly. I would love to be one of these serial daters who can switch from one guy to the next without too much strife or heart ache. But it would seem that drama is my shadow, following me wherever I venture. Although I often tell myself that…

We made it!!   You’re probably already bored of that phrase right? Well what’s one more use of it! Sorry if it makes you want to bang your head against a wall, I feel the same every time I hear “now more than ever” on tv and radio ads! Anywho, we did make it. We didn’t see this coming, we…