Singles for the Singles!
It's the time of the year where you fall into one of three categories. You will spend Valentine's Day: with your partner, yourself, or trying to get lucky and spend it with someone 'else'. No matter your goals, it is still unfortunate for all the singles out there to have to swim through the constant reminders of love and relationships. I think it is time to take a break from the constant love songs and take a stand against the soppiest of songs to the hopeless romantics walking through the streets while pulling a piano to sing a song for their loved ones. Enough is enough! I present to you, the Singles for Singles playlist! The top 10 songs that will bury any resentment that Valentine's Day brings while empowering the badass single you genuinely are.
World-building is hard.
There are two types of writers: the one who plans, and the one who does not. The one who plans sits down and thinks out every aspect of their story beforehand, and the one who does not plan, just make it up as they go along. It is great to plan, but it is equally imperative not to hold too much control over the way your world unfolds.
Quarantining in a London Apartment
The UK recently passed over 100,000 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, and it has been a sobering time. Perhaps not solely because I am living the epicentre of the second wave, but because I experienced the first moment of ‘fearing for my life’ around the time of this grim milestone.
- Third Place in Guilty Pleasure Binge Challenge
How I Met the Show about Meeting Your Mother
I will be the first to admit that I am the worst person to begin watching anything longer than twenty minutes. I tend to stay away from long films and series with lots of seasons as I am not particularly eager e one place for too long at any given time. When I begin watching something with my partner, I begin to get restless, and my attention soon diverts to something else. A couple of minutes later, I have entirely lost the storyline's plot, and before I know it, I have lost all interest in the show.
How to stay productive when you are ill
We all get ill. It is an unfortunate fact of life that we all must learn to live with. From the uncomfortable phone calls with your manager explaining why you will not be at work for a couple of days, somehow still making you feel guilty for not being there, to the complete lack of motivation to complete the most mundane of tasks. Being ill is no picnic.
The Spontaneity of 'Do-It-Yourself'
With Christmas in the far distance, we find ourselves left with many ‘do-it-yourself’ kits of exotic foods and hobbies that our friends and family thought we would enjoy trying. Often is the case that these kits get tossed aside in the back of a cupboard until we find it again years after its expiry date has passed. But for me, these kits are more of an opportunity than a hindrance! Each ‘do-it-yourself’ kits I have ever received for Christmas, birthday, or even as an impromptu gift, I have attempted. I believe that these kits are a great way to try something new and expand my cooking horizons because I don’t in any way see myself as a cook, and I’m sure that the majority of recipients to these gifts wouldn’t either, but that’s what makes them so exciting! For a moment, you feel as though you know more about the culinary world than your burnt toast lets on.
London in Snow
I thought that I had seen every side of London there was. I have experienced the chaotic morning rush on the Underground, packed inside the train like sardines. I have felt the gust of Autumn wind rush through my soul as I walk across Tower Bridge, nearly losing my hat to the rushing Themes below. I have navigated between the ancient fortresses in the city centre, hopping from era to era as I swim through the streets passing the perplexed tourist trying to find their way to Buckingham Palace. Whatever you think you can do; I have done it.
Our Growing Jungle
Taking care of a plant can seem like a daunting task at first, but it is undoubtedly one that everyone has tried to achieve at least once in their lives, and often enough, it works out fine. Soon you realise that it isn’t so hard to keep a little potted plant alive and maybe try your luck at maintaining two, or three at a time. But, speaking from experience, this can become a slippery slope into an overgrown home!