An ode to Boomtown

I'm sad to say that I've made a foolish mistake - and I only have myself to blame. I've spent this year laboured under the false pretence that I didn't want to go to Boomtown. Time and time again I've told myself; it's too crowded, it's too expensive - you could do so many other [...]

If you grew up in a small town…

Growing up in a small town is special and unique: whilst desperate to break free and run away to some exciting new place, you find yourself befriending similar small townians and realise that maybe it’s not so bad after all. Here are some of the inevitabilities of growing up in a tiny place: Everywhere has [...]

A positive spin on 2016 (if you can believe it)

I feel as though 2016 will be known as the devil year for a very long time. So many terrible things have happened in the past 12 months, I'm unable to keep count of them. I found myself lost in thought on a train a few weeks back and started to think of positive things [...]

22 Things I’ve Learnt in 22 Years

Things are about to get cheesy and unoriginal up in here. As I’ve entered the 23rd year of  my life I've been feeling extremely nostalgic. Something you may have realised from my last post. Naturally I went home, popped on The Black Parade and began to think about how I have grown throughout the years. Now [...]

Things that I completely overlooked when planning my dream adult life

In short, adulthood sucks and I really want a puppy. The usual really.  We've all been there, 12 years old and planning our dream lives. Mansions in the centre of an ultra-hip city, constant parties and somehow simultaneously, a loving family. Adulthood seemed like the ultimate goal, the prime of our lives – a time [...]

Dear Claiireyy…

Over the next few years you’re going to worry so much about who you are and what you’re meant to be doing with your life, this is futile. Worrying about it isn’t gonna get you anyway and it sure as hell isn’t going to help you find what you’re looking for. Everything will just fall into place so just calm [...]

Good day, real world!

As I avoid measuring my chest, head and height in order to purchase appropriate graduation attire I can’t help but think of the journey I am about to embark on. I have always been a nostalgic person, constantly looking back at excellent memories and unfixable regrets, so I thought I’d document my University experiences and feelings [...]