It’s Mother’s Day here in the UK and it seemed mandatory I do a blog post because if I can’t brag about how great my mother is and why I love her so much on here then what even if the point of this blog?

My mummy (yes I call her mummy at 20) is my bestest friend in the whole world and quite frankly she’s my hero. My mum is a fighter, a survivor and the most selfless person I’ve ever known. She is both my mum and my dad and to be quite honest I am so happy about this, my dad is a bellend but we don’t need to dwell on that now.

Like a lot of families nowadays my mum did it on her own, she brought up 3 children and she did it so well. She is an inspiration to me because if she can survive everything she’s survived then I’m sure I can survive anything life throws at me. This past year has been a very difficult time for my Mum and my family in general. My mum is a manic depressive and last year saw her have a giant wobble, wobble probably wouldn’t be quite the word, and it was a very scary time for me but she came out the other side and made us all proud.

If I try and think about all the things she’s done for the 3 of us it makes my head hurt, I can’t even comprehend what she’s done and the things she’s given up. She went without so many times, she overcame so many challenges, she stayed strong for each of us when she felt like crumbling herself.

Me and my brothers are the luckiest people in the world, without a doubt. My mum is always there to listen, to laugh with and to cry with. I don’t get to spend as much time with her now as I’d like but what time we do spend together is always time that is well spent. Her company is my favourite.

I will forever be grateful to the masterpiece of a woman that is my mother. You’re my best friend, my soul mate and my hero.

Loving you always mummy, your Angel Baby.

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-What do you love about your mum? Or if your mum isn’t a part of your life, about your parent?

Until next time I’m back off down the rabbit hole.

Hello my lovelies, how are you? Are you good? I hope so. If not, below are a few things I do to help turn a bad day around.
Now, none of us are strangers to those God awful days where you feel like you want the world to swallow you up. These days are nobodies friend and I’d hate to know you guys were suffering so I thought Id share 5 ways I cheer myself up.

1) Watch some stand up
I like to watch one of my favourite stand up comedians to help give me a laugh. My go to tends to be Micky Flannagan but I do quite often reach for Micheal McIntyre. These are both comedians I can watch time and time again and still feel a smile creep across my face from the same old jokes. I tend to do this sporting my favourite pair of pjs with a cup of tea in hand.

2) Look up inspirational quotes
This sounds rather silly but when I’m feeling down I like to scour the web (I say web but really only instagram or pinterest) for some feel good quotes that help you get your mojo back. I love to read a good quote and think ‘you know what? This is so true. Come at me life’.
IMG_1503[1]This is one of my favourite quotes, don’t let anything stop you from being whatever version of yourself you want to be!

3) Pamper yourself
If ever you need a pamper it’s when your day has essentially turned to shit. Why not run a bath with your favourite bath bomb/melt/bubble bar/whatever it is that tickles your fancy? Grab the candles. Whip out your favourite face mask. Do the whole damn shabang. If you’re the sort of person who enjoys a glass of wine then indulge in wine and a bath at the same time.

4) 30 second dance party
It doesn’t have to be 30 seconds, this is just taken from my beloved Grey’s Anatomy. Whenever the two female leads, Meredith and Christina, are going through a tough time they dance it out. Put on your favourite song and dance around your room like an idiot. For 30 seconds your body will feel free from all the worry, I promise you that.

5) Plan something to look forward to
It doesn’t have to be an extravagent trip or event, the smaller things are worth getting excited about too. Talk to a friend and arrange to meet up for a coffee or lunch or whatever you guys like to do together, plan a family day, a shopping trip, starting a new book, a personal project etc the list could go on forever based on your personal taste. Whatever it is that gets you excited then go ahead and put a plan in place, or begin right away if possible. Having something to look forward to always makes the bad days more bearable.
Anyway, I hope you found these tips somewhat useful and that at least one of them manages to add a smile to your face, even if it is a only a tiny one.

What do you do to cheer yourself up? Do you do any of the things I’ve mentioned in this post?
Until next time, I’m off back down the rabbit hole.

I feel a very important part of getting to know me is becoming acquainted with the two most important boys in my life – my nephews. As I’m writing this my oldest nephew, Frederick, who is 17 months old is currently tucked up in bed next to me fast asleep. He looks quite literally like an angel.
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Those eyes just melt me.

Next up is my gorgeous little Archibald, he’s a mere 5 months old. He’s just developing his own little character with his cheeky smiles and laughs. Making him smile is one of my favourite pass times. A little fun fact about Archie – I had the honour of choosing his name. Of course there were some boundaries, if I’d have said to my brother ‘hey, let’s name him Agamemnon’ he would have likely said no. No offence meant to all you lovely Agamemnons out there.

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I’ll give you a moment to appreciate their beauty… Okay moment is up.
These little diamonds did live me from when Freddie was 4 months old up until a month ago so it’s safe to say we’re fairly close. I spent pretty much every day of their lives with them and feel as if I have a bond with them that can never be broken. They’re my surrogate babies until the time finally comes for me to embrace motherhood myself.
Do you have any family members you’re really close with? Who are they and why are you so close? I’d love to hear about your families down below.
Until next time I’m back off down the rabbit hole.

Hello everyone,

As you can tell this is my first post on this blog and I thought I’d kick start with the oh so typical ’25 facts about me’. Although unoriginal it is, in my opinion, a great way to start a blog as you get to know the person sat here typing this. So, without further ado…

  1. I am 20 years old, turning the big 21 this year.
  2. My family is very hectic. Sibling wise I have: 2 brothers, 1 half brother, 1 step brother, 1 half sister and 3 step sisters. Crazy right?
  3. I have two beautiful little nephews who are my world, no doubt they’ll feature on here sometime soon.
  4. I adore Grey’s Anatomy and Friends. If I was a fan girl over anything it would most definitely be those two.
  5. I am a very stubborn person.
  6. My mother dearest is my bestest friend in the whole universe.
  7. I have a weakness for crunchies.
  8. And lipstick.
  9. And eyeshadow pallettes.
  10. I work in motor insurance.
  11. Men’s fashion excites me far more than women’s. I think this comes from working on a menswear department for 3 years.
  12. I really like the Sims.
  13. I am a very ‘all or nothing’ type of person.
  14. I have 3 happy places: Cornwall, Brighton and my home. Cornwall definitely trumps it though.
  15. I suffer with anxiety.
  16. My life goal was to become a lawyer, until I let fact number 15 stand in my way.
  17. I have many vices, although alcohol isn’t one of them.
  18. I was bullied quite badly as a child and therefore take absolutely no crap.
  19. I am a very sarcastic person. (Fun fact: I was going to write ‘I’m probably the most sarcastic person you’ll meet’ but I’m relatively certain anyone who has ever claimed to be sarcastic has said that.)
  20. I do not yet drive.
  21. I am newly single. Why do something typical like dye your hair? Why not start a blog?
  22. I am tall for a girl – 5’9. This causes many an issue with men.
  23. I have quite a vulgar mouth and swear far too often. I’m sorry for this.
  24. My last meal would probably be 2 double cheeseburgers and some fries. Classy I know.
  25. I’m an all around weirdo and I absolutely love it. Join me on the adventure.

Until next time, I’m off back down the rabbit hole.