failure is part of success

“Your daughter is very clever, but has little to no imagination, and will struggle to get anywhere in life as a result.” My final parents-evening at Primary School, and my mother was being told that her daughter was a failure at life already, by my teacher…

She was gobsmacked, to say the least, and my heart was broken, my prospects of ever succeeding in life apparently shattered…

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in-flight essentials

I cannot believe we go away in a couple of weeks time – excited does not even cut it! We are heading to Zante in Greece, and I have been counting down the days ever since we booked!

I’m always super prepared when it comes to going away, and I actually started buying toiletries and other essentials before we’d even officially booked. Fortunately for us, the weight allowance is twenty kilograms, rather than the standard fifteen, which means that I can take just about my entire summer-wardrobe away with me – hallelujah! I thought I would do a little run-down of my in-flight essentials, as a checklist for myself and hopefully some inspiration for your next trip..

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50 questions about me

A few weeks back, I wrote a post ‘getting to know me’, but I thought these questions were a little more in depth, which I loved! The last post actually took a crazy long time to write, but they offer an opportunity to not only ‘get to know me’, but also a chance for me to get to know my followers…

1. What’s your favourite candle scent?

I love vanilla or bed linen scents, nothing too harsh or strong for me!

2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?

I loved Fearne Cotton when I was younger, so maybe her, or Rebel Wilson?

3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother?

As much as I love him anyway, I think James Corden would be so much fun to have as your brother?!

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self love

“Self-consciousness” – An undue awareness of one’s actions, one’s appearance, or one’s self…

It’s the feeling that you’re being judged for wearing shorts, even in extremely warm heat. It’s the feeling that you might swallow your tongue, while ordering food in a restaurant. It’s the feeling that everyone is staring at you, and only you – your actions, your voice, your body…

What happens to a girl, in a world of body positivity and self love, who is yet to learn to love herself?

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