November #Paperhaul Subscription Box

November’s box only arrived late last week so I quickly photographed it at the weekend to get it up as soon as I could. This box featured artwork from Michelle Gaskell at Stupidcats, and it’s birthday themed.The box costs £10 per month plus £2 postage in the UK. It ships worldwide and you can find...

I’m Not Scrooge: Why I Find Christmas Difficult

Apparently if you don’t like Christmas or can’t get into ‘the Christmas spirit’ you’re miserable and a Scrooge. Okay, mate, sure. Have you ever wondered why someone doesn’t like Christmas? I’m not cheerless, a killjoy or the Grinch, I just find Christmas time really hard. If you’re new to my blog, I’ll give you some...

Taking the ‘Step’ Out of Stepdad: Blood Doesn’t Equal Family

‘Family is not defined by blood, it is built and maintained through love.’ My grandad Ray was technically my mum’s stepdad; my brother and I knew no different and grew up calling him ‘grandad’ because that’s exactly who he was. We (my mum, brother and I) moved in with my grandparents when I was five...

Planner Addict: My Current Planner Collection

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while but you know how it is, posts pile up and things get put on the back-burner; alas my planner addict post is finally here. I’m not going to show you inside my planners just yet, I intend on doing separate posts for each one, but...

Enamel Pin Collection featuring Punky Pins and Veronica Dearly

I’ve always been a lover of badges; I used to cover my bag in mildly offensive pins during my teens, and spend ages raiding the badge tub in Quiggins (alternative shop in Liverpool) whenever I went shopping. My jackets, coats, bags, were all stamped with a pin, but they were nowhere near as amazing as...

My Love/Like Relationship with Books

Anyone that knows me will tell you I’m a bookworm; I have books in every room, shelves, cases, boxes of books, and as much as I love them, I often find myself in a bit of a love/like relationship. What I mean by that is, I either inhale novel after novel, and can’t get enough,...

October #Paperhaul Subcription Box

October’s #Paperhaul box arrived on Friday and as soon as I opened it, I squealed with excitement at all the cuteness; I think I also remember doing a happy dance and waving the adorableness in my boyfriends face.The box costs £10 per month plus £2 postage in the UK. It ships worldwide, check out their...

Abandoned Places

Since it’s Halloween next week I thought I’d share my love of abandoned places. They’re always quite dark and creepy, have an air of eeriness and make the mind wander. That’s no doubt the reason a lot of horror film/shows take place in derelict hospitals and buildings – they’re bloody scary.I don’t know why or...

Firsts: First Holiday Abroad

I thought it was about time I wrote another instalment of my Firsts series; I’ve previously written about my first kiss and first job, so check them out and please try not to cringe too much at my first kiss tale.Back in 1998, when I was eleven my family booked a two week holiday to...