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Wimbledon 2018!

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I love going to Wimbledon and it has become an annual tradition. A slightly stressful start to the day but a lovely day out, with beautiful weather.   Click here to watch the vlog or see below.
In all honesty, the day started out pretty stressful and it was a very hectic couple of hours. I woke up in my old bedroom which felt so strange and it didn't feel like mine, which it always had before. I got ready for the day and loved taking my lip pictures of the day in front of the wall of mirrors. Hello perfect lighting! Then I left and guess what...I got trapped in the life for almost 40 minutes! I am quite chlostrophobic but luckily, only one I feel trapped by people and I had the whole life to myself. Luckily, someone answered the call quite quickly and I ended up catching an Uber down to pick up my mum from Kings Cross Station.
Mum's trains ended up being not only the pre-announced half an hour later but a further 20 minutes later, over the train line delay and then she got lo…

Tips for Coping with Postnatal Depression

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As a healthcare student, I'm a big advocate for looking after yourself. Today, I'm collaborating with Aishah from "Grains & Gains", a junior doctor and personal trainer using her blog to share tips and tricks to help encourage people to lead a happier and healthier life. Together, we wanted to share some tips on dealing with something that can be very common after pregnancy, postnatal depression.

Pregnancy is a time when there is so many different emotions. Excitement, fear, worry, anxiety and happiness are just some of the feelings that a mother to be may be experiencing. During the ten months of pregnancy , a mother’s body changes to allow for the growth of a new human. Some women find this is a difficult period because suddenly your body is no longer just your own – it is now home to someone else for a long period of time.

Once the baby is born, the roller coaster of emotions does not automatically end. Many women adjust slowly to their new life with a baby. B…

Adrift (Review)

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Adrift shares the true story about a couple who find love shortly before sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. Click here to watch the trailer or see below.  The film involves two of my favourite actors.  Shailene Woodley from the Divergent series and English, Sam Claflin from The Hunger Games and Me Before You. I thought their on screen chemistry was really sweet and cute. It wasn't powerful and hot, but it was the kind of relationship that seems more real and I felt it really kept the integrity of the film.  I thought the effects especially with the storm was really good and I liked how the film was set off. The scenes were really well designed but nothing special. I found it really interesting watching how the main character survived, especially all about the method of direction and I thought it was incredibly innovative.  As with all films that are based on true stories, the key word is based. To make films more interesting and ent…

Visiting Wales, Nephew's First Birthday and Summer Fayre!

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Straight from a long night shift, I got on a 4 hour train to Wales to see my dad. After a lovely meal out with the family, I went straight to bed before waking up Saturday morning and driving towards London to celebrate my nephew's first birthday. The following day we went to a Summer Fayre and then I took the train to London!  Click here to watch the vlog or see below. If you know me personally, click here for the private video.
Following straight on from last week's vlog and blog post, I headed from my third night shift in a row to Wales. My dad has recently moved there and I had yet to see his new house. To be honest, I hadn't really seen him since Christmas so I thought it would be a nice time to go down. It was a beautiful day and 4 hours later, I was sleepy after 4 trains but obsessed with the gorgeous and relatively modern barn refurbishment. His house really is stunning and spacious and it feels really homely. It was made even better by the glorious sunshine.
As h…

An Interview with Colin & Caroline!

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A few weeks ago, I shared an exciting review of Colin & Caroline's new single "Wish I Was". Today we're celebrating again, this time with an interview!

Before we start I just want to say thank you so much for agreeing to answer some questions for this interview. I absolutely loved being apart of your latest single release and I’m so excited to be able to share this next song with my readers again.

Firstly, I wanted to share a little bit about your journey.

So you guys went to high school together and then almost separated before meeting again. How did you end up deciding to sing together? Was it a difficult decision?
It was definitely not a difficult decision :)  We had both been pursuing music in our own directions for many years after high school, and then ended up bumping into each other at a local spot back in Richmond.  We talked about how cool it would be to collaborate on a cover song, and record a YouTube video for it, so we did and had a blast, and because…

Is Gender Fluid?

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I recently read a post on social media and it really got me thinking. Gender fluidity was brought up and I was honestly unconvinced.

“Gender Fluid” is a gender identity best described as a dynamic mix of male and female genders. A person who is Gender Fluid may always feel like a mix of the two traditional genders, but may feel more boy some days, and more girl other days.
Being Gender Fluid has nothing to do with which set of genitalia one has, nor their sexual orientation.

One of the key benefits of the term seems to be that those who identify as it say that it didn’t actually change anything about how they looked on the outside, but it did change how they feel on the inside. Which is fine. If people seek comfort in using an unnecessary word, fine.

Personally, as a scientific background I’m a firm believer in the fact that genetically humans are either male or female. We have an XX or an XY copy of chromosomes. Yes, there are some conditions where this isn’t the case but for simplif…

Heatwave, Placement and Downtime!

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I haven't done all that much since my birthday as I've been taking it easy, busy with shifts and working on my business and websites.

Click here to watch the vlog or see below. It's a little bit shorter than normal but as last week's was double in length, hopefully it will make it for it!

Honestly, the week started very disappointingly. I woke up extra early to ensure I was awake for the delivery of my DPD parcel. After it already being delayed by 3 days, I was pretty desperate for the delivery as I had customers waiting for orders. I messaged via the app, on Twitter, rang and emailed. No one was very much help and it was only - probably for the third time - when I called did they arrange for it to come back to be delivered. Even then it was 10 minutes later than the maximum time they said it would be so you bet, I've put in a massive complaint.
To cheer myself up, I headed into town. I had to post some packages anyway so I decided to stay for a little longer and t…