Autumn has arrived🍂🍁

It’s the first of September, the first of the “-ber months” or “brr months” as my mum likes to say. Officially, Autumn begins 21st September, but to me September means Autumn. September is the epitome of new beginnings and fresh starts. Back to school, end of summer. It’s all endings and beginnings for this month.Continue reading “Autumn has arrived🍂🍁”

No more lockdown (hopefully)!

What are your plans for the next few months? As we move out of lockdown (how many times have I said this on my blog over the last two years??) and as everything starts to open up again (and hopefully for good), what do you plan to do? Are you returning full-time to work, study?Continue reading “No more lockdown (hopefully)!”

Should learning a foreign language be compulsory?

Nowadays, English schools offer a meagre range and variety of languages to students to learn at GCSE-level or even just a lunch-time club. Less and less children are picking up languages; the three main ones are usually French, Spanish and German. That said, a lot of schools only offer French. In England, between the agesContinue reading “Should learning a foreign language be compulsory?”

Society’s Expectations

This week’s post is short but sweet: a topic which must be voiced more and more in today’s (toxic) world of social media. How many times have you scrolled through social media and compared yourself to the people you see online? Be honest with yourself here. We all do it, and we shouldn’t. Each andContinue reading “Society’s Expectations”

What is the one word that motivates you in life?

As we start to move out of lockdown, I’ve been wanting to write a more positive blog post. So, this post is centred around one thing: what is the one word that drives you forward in life? Which word, if there is one that exists, pushes you and motivates you to the absolute extreme? IsContinue reading “What is the one word that motivates you in life?”

Snow and Hope

I woke up this morning to heaps of fresh snow. Opening my eyes, out of the window, the trees were bare, sheathed with thick snow and the woods opposite my house offered excitement and a flickering feeling of hope. I made myself a coffee, lit a candle, and watched a feel-good film whilst looking outContinue reading “Snow and Hope”

What is happiness to you?

If I asked you the question ‘what makes you happy?’ a lot of the responses would involve materialistic things, such as ‘food’, ‘money’ or even ‘a glass or two of wine’. Those things make me happy too. However, don’t these things just offer momentary happiness? We get the item we so desperately think we needContinue reading “What is happiness to you?”

Here we go again

Here we go again… England National Lockdown Round 3! Oh, the excitement. I’m sure all of you are feeling a whole mix of different emotions towards the announcement made last night at 8pm by our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson: outraged, annoyed, deflated, or truly just pissed off. Me too. But what can we do toContinue reading “Here we go again”

One last thing

I’m sure we can all agree that 2020 has not been the best and the ending to this year has not been welcoming either, with the new tiers in the UK and the realisation that all this won’t be going away when the clocks chime 00:00 tonight. Sorry for the downer. However, as I saidContinue reading “One last thing”

Looking back on 2020❤️

This year has been so different for us all, and we have all found ways of coping with the new adaptations we’ve had to make to our lives and lifestyles. Some of us have struggled more than others, but to some degree we have all found it hard. However, I want to take a momentContinue reading “Looking back on 2020❤️”