• Struggling During a Pandemic

    Now that’s a title I don’t think you’d ever expect to write in your life. A fucking PANDEMIC?! It’s been months and months and it still seems unreal. At the start of it all my mental health really wasn’t too bad, really I was in the best place I’d been for a long time. I wasn’t too deep in my health anxiety, my body confidence was high and I was happy. I haven’t been too scared by COVID this entire time, which is surprising considering my anxiety is surrounded by health. I just felt like it gives you more of a reason to try and live your life to the…

  • 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…

  • Who is your soul mate?

    Good evening to you all… Well, firstly welcome to my new platform! We’ve moved over, we’ve taken the plunge, we are getting serious here aren’t we. Anyway… In my life I have thought I’ve met my ‘soul mate’ a couple of times, was it my first ever boyfriend who I loved from the age of 14? It wasn’t. Or was it my recent ex boyfriend who I thought I’d spend forever with? It wasn’t. I don’t actually believe your soul mate is necessarily someone you are in love with, despite the idea that this is the case. My soul mate is my best friend. Someone I spend most of my…

  • The Tinder Ghost

    Hello everyone, old and new… It’s been a very long time since I last wrote on what has always been my beloved blog. The last time I was here was October last year, I’d just moved into my new flat and I was ready for a totally fresh start. However, in that time I’d lost any creative energy I’d ever had and my blog took the biggest back seat it had ever taken, it was at the back of a very long bus. The bus being my life. In the last year I’ve just been trying to figure out life as a 24/25 year old woman. What do I need…

  • Look who’s back…again

    Hello you, it’s been a while. It’s been too long, you’re like an old friend I keep meaning to meet up with but seem to avoid at all costs, my bad. I would love to say that my absence was for good reason, like I was travelling the world or doing amazing things with my life and ruling the universe. Fact of the matter is, I have just had a fucking funny year and haven’t felt like writing at all. Here I am again though, at a time when my mental health has taken a dip and I turn back to writing. I’ve spent the last few evenings just putting…

  • 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…

  • Favourites from 2018 – BLOGMAS DAY 14 –

    Hey everyone! Well and truly smashing this Blogmas thing and we are 2 weeks in, amazing! I never thought I’d be able to do it but here I am… In todays post let’s break down some of my favourite things from this year, from movies to music, you know…the usual.  FAVOURITE MOVIE  photo credit 5 words people, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. This absolutely heart wrenching, beautiful, picturesque film shaped my year I’m telling you. I watched this earlier in the year and the proceeded to watch it about 12 times after that, usually like every Saturday when I was bored.  If you haven’t seen this film I want you to close this blog right now,…

  • Letter To Myself This Year – BLOGMAS DAY 13

    Happy Blogmas day 13 everyone! I’m just going to jump straight into this one…  Dear 2018 Shannon, What a year it has been. Isn’t that the most cliché thing that could ever be said at the end of any year? I mean, it’s fucking true though. The ups and downs have been real.  Amazing ups and terribly low, lows. The ups were more often than last year, that was great. We went on loads of lovely holidays, had almost anxiety free holidays (AMAZING!) saw bands we’ve loved for years and enjoyed ourselves on days when there wasn’t even much to do. The lows were rubbish, mental health issues were still at an…

  • 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…

  • Christmas Tree Brownie Baking – BLOGMAS DAY 8

    Hello everyone! As you can tell from the title I took on some Christmas baking. I got a recipe from Sainsburys here after looking on my trusty Pinterest. Usually I’m a decent baker, the same applies here but my opinion on the finished product may be slightly different…  Ingredients 150g cook’s Belgian dark chocolate (76% cocoa solids), roughly chopped 150g unsalted butter 3 large eggs 125g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract zest and juice of 1 clementine (I USED A SATSUMA, CAUSE THEY’RE JUST THE FUCKING SAME TO BE HONEST) 3 tbsp port (I USED RED WINE AS AN ALTERNATIVE)  ¼ tsp ground cinnamon a good pinch of ground cloves…