I’ve never actually gotten round to writing a proper post about my journey with IBS, but it’s something I’ve struggled with for over 7 years now, and it’s been a pretty huge part of my life during this time even though I’ve tried my best not to let it. I’ve tried so many things to try and manage it, but nothing has ever worked and I had kind of resigned myself to the fact that it was just something I’d have to live with. However, before Christmas last year I heard through Twitter about Scarlett’s experience with the York Test, and I couldn’t believe I’d never heard about it before. I was having a pretty bad flare up around Christmas time, thanks to all the crap food I’d been eating, and was pretty desperate so me and George decided that it was time to make an investment in my health and get the test done. View Full Post

Graduating from University of Leeds

So I can’t believe I can finally say this after four years, but last month I actually graduated! And the week before that, I got my first proper adult job as a Graphic Designer. Safe to say, life is moving pretty fast right now. Now, prepare for all the vomit-enducing clichés. My whole university experience really has been a rollercoaster, and as much as I’ve always said I can’t wait to graduate and get a job so I am no longer a poor student (extra poor because I actually have an adult house where I’m expected to cook proper food that didn’t cost 10p and didn’t once have mould on it)- I’m just a teeny bit scared that this is actually it. Like, it. So grab a cup of coffee, slice of cake, and an all-you-can-eat buffet, kids- this is gonna be a long one. View Full Post

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Oh hi lovelies! It’s me, actually blogging ohmygod I can’t believe it. 

So whether or not you’ve noticed my two-month absence from the blogosphere or not, it’s been a bloody long time and although it may be a slow return because I am still a busy little bee, I am so excited to be blogging again! A fair amount has gone on in my life since I last blogged, so it’s safe to say it’s going to be a bit more than a ‘little’ life update- brownie points and an extra large cup of tea and a biscuit for you if you stick this through till the end… View Full Post

Feeling Meh title pic

With Autumn fast approaching, the British weather has been somewhat disappointing of late. The knicker-flinging excitement of the hot OMG let’s put floaty summer dresses on and sunbathe now weather we had in July is long gone, and I don’t know about you guys, but the inbetweeny-ness of it all makes me feel a bit meh. Of course we’re all entitled to this feeling whatever the season and even if your life is super-duper charmed, even if you’re the Queen, there are times when you just feel a bit icky and you can’t really explain why.

This is probably my least favourite feeling like ever because you don’t even know why you feel that way. All I know is that there are a few little things that I sometimes do when I’m feeling like this and it makes me feel a thousand times better.  View Full Post

Table, flowers and tea strainer at Propertea Manchester

It would be an understatement to say that the quest for a ‘proper cuppa’ is a British institution. I absolutely love tea, which would make my 15 year-old self’s jaw hit the floor, as I never used to- I just didn’t see how something that was essentially a cup of hot water and milk could taste any good! Oh, how wrong I was. I am now obsessed with all things tea– green tea, fruit tea, and of course the classic English Breakfast tea. I am from the home of Yorkshire Tea, after all (the factory is a 5-minute walk from my house!)

When me and my mum visited Manchester last week to see Take That (I won’t go too far into it, or I’ll just start gushing about how amazing it was and how there was a flying bike and sea creatures and breathe, Emma), we stayed overnight so we could have a little shop the day after. It was a happy accident that when we went to see Olly Murs last month, we stumbled across the adorable Proper Tea at Manchester Cathedral, and this time we had the chance to pay them a visit! View Full Post