What Does Good Mental Health Look Like To You?   First of all I’d love to thank the lovely Melanie from House 21 for the opportunity to write about this topic. The more we talk about these things, the more normal it becomes. We’re all guilty of putting on a brave face sometimes, but that doesn’t help anyone or…

Stranger - "So, when are you going to have children then?" Me - "Umm..."   This is a topic I have never touched on before - children. This can be a delicate subject for some, especially those who dream of having children of their own. So this post may not be for some women/men.   I started writing this post…

A schmaltzy, festive rom-com is almost as much a Christmas tradition as the turkey or Christmas carols. My fave? The Holiday, starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz, which turns 15 years old this year. In The Holiday, British journalist Iris and American film trailer editor Amanda, two unlucky-in-love women from opposite sides of the Atlantic, arrange a home exchange to…

Today was the day I decided I finally felt in the mood to blog after months of not writing. Life gets in the way sometimes, you know - buying your first home, starting a new job, getting the keys to your home and decorating to make it truly yours, then being made redundant and having to find a new one…

I'm Lucy and I'm an ambivert. Whenever I have seen people I follow ask on their Stories whether we're an Introvert or Extrovert, I never know which option on the poll to tap. I tap on the one which depends on what my current activity is. If I'm sat inside watching The Repair Shop with a cuppa, then I tap…

As a woman who grew up in the 1990s, I was raised on the Spice Girls, Beanie Babies and…witches. No, I wasn’t nurtured in a weird pop culture obsessed coven, but, looking back, I’ve realised that so many of the iconic films and television programmes released during this time were centred on these wonderfully spooky women. Have you ever heard…

Sometimes being a Mum fucking sucks. Like actually sucks. From the refusing to wash battles to the “I can’t get comfortable” ones. The “she looked at me” and the “I hate my dinner even though it was my favourite last week”. I cried today. Not because of the cancer. Not because of anything other than because being a Mum is…

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks then you are probably somewhat aware of the controversy surrounding Jesy Nelson and her highly-anticipated debut solo single, Boyz.  On Friday 8th October (ironically as we celebrate Black History Month in the UK) Jesy, formerly a member of British girl group Little Mix, released her new…

Ever feel as though your goals are unobtainable? Impossible, even? Because, same. Here’s me, a woman who has spoken live to tens of people during writers workshops about believing in the creative process, about setting boundaries and chucking restrictions and excuses right out the window. And yet I’m still not reaching my goals. The trouble is, I rarely take my…

As the nights start to draw in, there are some seasonal swaps we all invariably make. The iced lattes get replaced by pumpkin spice lattes. We swap beer gardens for the Great British Bake Off. And Hot Girl Summer makes way for… Cuffing Season? Cuffing Season According to the dictionary, cuffing season is; ‘…a period of time where single people…