• Am I unloveable?

    Before I start, the answer to myself and to you is no. Continue… I had a chat with my therapist recently and this question came up because it’s something I have truly believed for a long time. Not only am I unloveable, am I unlikeable? Am I annoying? Am I just quite simply the worst human ever?! Everything negative you could think of, I have asked myself the question. After a year or so of dating and the highs and lows of that, that specific question pops into my mind on a regular basis. WHY, doesn’t he like me?! WHY, did he just fuck off and never speak to me…

  • Health Anxiety Explained

    For many years I’ve written about health anxiety, my experiences and how it makes me feel. A lot of the time people are described as hypochondriacs when they worry about their health, I feel like this is an ‘old term’ for it, because doctors don’t diagnose people with hypochondria but for the sake of this post let’s get some definitions under our belts shall we; From the NHS website: “Health anxiety (sometimes called hypochondria) is when you spend so much time worrying you’re ill, or about getting ill, that it starts to take over your life.” All of this is that I speak about is from my own experience but…

  • Dating Do’s and Don’ts

    I have terrible taste. That is not the way you want to start a post is it? But I am not here to lie to you, from my history of dating and the stories which have come from the dating I have concluded that my taste is quite frankly, a disgrace. I’m being harsh, it’s not THAT bad and if I’ve ever dated you and you’re reading this, hello, welcome and make yourself at home. Now I’m no dating expert, quite the opposite, I’d say that I am quite the novice so should you listen to me? Probably not, I have failed in getting anywhere in the dating world so…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Christmas Gift Guide – Dad Edition – BLOGMAS DAY 6

    Happy Blogmas day 6!  We are well and truly getting through these well aren’t we? I am loving the challenge!  Now as I said yesterday parents are fucking hard to buy for, why? I have no idea. They are the people you know the most, surely but they are so bloody hard to buy for!  My dad may even be worse than my mum honestly, every year I will get him a wallet. But not this year, oh no, I will not buy him another wallet to save until the middle of the year to use.  all photos are credited in the links below FIND THE ITEMS HERE: 1. Fred Perry Shirt – £302.…

  • Christmas Gift Guide – Nephew Edition – BLOGMAS DAY 5

    Happy Blogmas Day 5 everyone!  I hope you are enjoying Blogmas so far, I sure am! Drop your links below and I’d love to read some of your posts. Todays post is  Christmas guide for your little nephews out there. I have a 2 year old nephew and I have already purchased his dinosaur/Spiderman inspired gifts. I had so much stuff I wanted to buy him so there are a couple on this list that I didn’t get round to buying.  Jensen loves his kitchen, which is why I chose the little wooden BBQ set. I thought it was so cute! I love wooden toys, when I have babies one day…