• Am I confident in my body now?

    Before I begin I will be discussing eating disorders, anorexia and other mental illnesses (trigger warning) I have been deep in my eating disorder recovery now for quite a few years, discharged from the clinic around 2 years ago. My eating disorder journey started at an age which I don’t really remember but hit it’s peak at age 19/20. Here I am as a 25 year old woman and I have gained so much in my life ever since then. I’ve spoken openly about my mental health for years but I feel I have always been somewhat more protective over my eating disorder. I’m not entirely sure why I was…

  • My Christmas Wrapping – BLOGMAS DAY 17

    Hello everyone! Happy day 17 of Blogmas. Every year one of the most exciting parts is the wrapping for me, I get so stoked and usually spend a stupid amount on the wrapping. This year I kinda did the same…but you know, shopping so much at Paperchase through the year means I get vouchers and points on my Paperchase card so it all works out just fine!  Usually I go for a classic brown paper but this year I purchased the ‘White tree on Kraft Roll’ and ‘Astro Christmas Roll’ from Paperchase to just make it a little bit different, but not too drastic!  Half the time I do wonder if anyone…

  • Letter to 2019 Me – BLOGMAS DAY 16

    Good day everyone, I hope you are having a great day. Christmas is so soon! Now you know we love a good letter on this blog, so let’s do a letter to future Shannon, shall we? Dear Shannon (…in the future) 2019 is a new year with fresh starts in the palm of your hands. It is the most cliché thing ever to say ‘new year, new me’ so we won’t say that. But it is a time where you can reflect and decide where you’d like to take the next 365 days.You know, we’ve got so much planned haven’t we? We’ve already got holidays planned, best friends are getting married (so now is a…

  • 2018 Travels – BLOGMAS DAY 12

    Good day everyone, happy 12th day of Blogmas!  This year has been lovely for my little travels. Let’s have a little recap shall we… COPENHAGEN & LOMMA; SWEDEN – FEBRUARY I whisked Dan away like the smashing girlfriend I am to Copenhagen and to visit our friends in Sweden for a week. It was delightful. We did typical touristy things in Copenhagen – Tivoli Gardens, we saw Nyhavn which was stunning and strolled around the little streets. It was freezing cold and snowed which just made me so happy. It was the perfect way to celebrate Dans birthday and start the year off.  Jönköping; SWEDEN – MAY  So off I popped to…

  • What am I grateful for? – BLOGMAS DAY 11

    Hey everyone!  I always speak about how important gratitude is to me and especially at this time of year, you reflect on what has happened and how you’ve managed to get through things. For that, I show gratitude.  In life I am grateful for many things, here are just a few:  FAMILY  In what has been a hard year for my family, they’ve still all been there at the hardest time and as a family we have managed to get through everything together. Love has grown and bad times are replaced with this love and laughs. In the worst of times we build each other up and for that I am forever…

  • A Fresh Start.

    Hi everyone! As you may have gathered from the previous post, times have been a little tough lately. But here I am, ready to let the last few months go and start a fresh with life. I realised my worth, again as I say was in the last post  – I’ve been so much more happier recently than I was in a very long time. This proved to me that maybe I wasn’t happy for a much longer time than I realised and God I’m glad I’m where I am now. They say everything happens for a reason and I’ve never believed it until now. I’m quite happy with the result…

  • Positive Tuesdays: (Not on a Tuesday) Weeks Five and Six.

    Hiiiiiii! Yes, I understand it’s actually Friday and I haven’t done one of these in 2 weeks now but hey, I’m now a student and I have things to do, people to see, Doritos to eat. It’s been a mad couple of weeks, I’ve been finally settling in after week four of ‘Positive Tuesdays’  and it now kinda feels like home here in my little bedroom in London with my flatmates who already feel like family. We can just talk about anything and everything, I love it. Okay so here are all the good things that have been happening… last week my best friends India and Damian got engaged!!! We’ve literally…

  • Positive Tuesdays: Week Four – UNIVERSITY.

    Helllooooo! As you can see in the title this one is about the thing I’ve been going on about for months and months, my good thing for the week is that I am finally at University! I moved on Saturday, I actually did it. On Friday I had the biggest wobble of all, even contemplating not moving at all and just giving up before I’d given it a chance and I stayed in bed all day when I had jobs to do before leaving but I couldn’t face doing anything because that meant everything was real and it was actually happening, very scary. But I did it, my dad packed…

  • Change of Plan.

    When I first started this blog my main aim was for it to be focused on celebrities and the showbiz industry, boreeeeee. That was my chosen career path from a young age, however, in the past year or so my views have changed and I’m not really sure where I want to take the degree I’ll be doing anymore. I’d love to be on television, sure. I’d love to be writing in magazines and such, but I would never want to write a scandal about someones life, you know? If you read my blog you might have noticed that I haven’t posted anything along those lines in months, I will…

  • My Year Out.

    Hiiiiiii! Here I am sat on my bed, 11 months after my year out from education begun and I’m reflecting on all the things I have done in these 11 months, there’s still a month to go until I move to London to start a new adventure and who knows what could happen in that month? You know, when I started this year out I spent days regretting my decision, crying because I’d chickened out of moving to London and I deferred my university place but now I’m looking back at it all I shouldn’t regret a thing. I’ve done so much! I’ve grown as a person in some ways…