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Counselling, What’s it Really Like?

It has occurred to me that although I have been pretty open about my mental health in terms of how it feels, but I’ve never actually spoken about the treatment. I had counselling and am now on medication, and in both instances I found reading about other people’s experiences really useful. So, of course, I’ve decided to share my own. …

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Top 5 (Non-Bath) Lush Products

As we discovered previously, I bloody love Lush! In the last blog, I discussed my favourite bath products, so today I thought we’d branch out and look at what else Lush has to offer!

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My Favourite Lush Bath Bombs & Bubble Bars

I LOVE Lush. As someone who spends an almost obscene amount of time in the bath, I am a self confessed Lushie, and could happily talk anyone’s ear off about the many wonderful things about Lush products. So, I figured it was time for a blog!

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North West Bloggers Meet: 13th July!

On Sunday 12th July, I found myself in a room full of people, frantically swapping business cards, taking arty pictures of bowls of popcorn and tweeting incessantly. This was my first blogger meet!

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How my optimism has failed me…

Generally, in my everyday life, I’d like to think of myself as pretty low-maintenance. When it comes to buying gifts, for example, family and friends often remark how easy it is to buy for me. I don’t want diamonds or designer clothes, a battered old book, novelty socks or craft supplies would make me much happier!
So when it came to planning for the wedding, I figured my vision of a beautiful, outside, rustic themed ceremony was pretty low-maintenance too.

How bloody wrong I was!

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EuroTalk: My first ever giveaway!

The very kind people at EuroTalk are letting me host a Rafflecopter giveaway to give three lucky winners an exclusive code to download a premium package for a language of their choice, worth £11.99!

Job Huntin’ as a 20-Somethin’: What am I doing with my life?! 

“What am I doing with my life?!”. Safe to say that is a sentence I have been saying a lot more recently, as the job hunt continues. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve not applied for a huge number of jobs, only ones that seem ‘perfect’, and I’ve not really received any rejections as such. So it’s not as if the job hunt is going horrifically, I am just slowly losing confidence. Perhaps not in myself, (I am wonderful), but perhaps in others’ ability to recognise this(!)

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Job Huntin’ as a 20-Somethin’ – In the beginning…

Since my 16th birthday, I have always had a job. Several at once at some points, as I tried to juggle education and part-time jobs (and occasionally sleep too!). It’s a very odd feeling now then that by July 31st my contract at my current job will be over and I will, hopefully, be starting a new exciting job, somewhere entirely different. It’s a scary freedom to be able to move anywhere in the country, if not the world, to start a new job, and to be stood at the edge of a cliff with the whole world at your feet. There are a few things I would quite like to go into, and looking for jobs in these fields is an adventure in itself. (One which I have decided to document here on my humble blog in a new job hunting series!)

Freshers advice

1. Don’t spend all your money at Freshers. Trust us. Despite all the hype put on it, you will end up having better nights out when, y’know, you actually have friends and you know where to go. They are the nights you’ll actually want money. 2. Learn to cook (& love) pasta, because you’re going to be living on it. …