Thoughts on

Find my thoughts on films, books, tv-shows, make up, skincare and all things food and snack related.

Winter skin care routine | Body

22nd December 2019

I’m one of those very lucky souls who has dry skin. I cry. It means that I apply body butter pretty much daily and I’m the Queen of a deep body scrub. After doing a guide of my skincare I thought I’d do the same for my body, as this is my year round routine. […]

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Winter skin care routine | Face

21st December 2019

*Some of these items are gifted* I don’t know about you but during the winter months my skin is like a dried out little seahorse; all the moisture is sucked out of it. But I can also have super oily skin by the evenings – how eh? Then add in the daily advent calendar chocolate […]

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My top reads of 2019

18th December 2019

Just like that another year is coming to a close. It’s a great time for reflection especially on what you’ve achieved, done, seen, read, been in the past 365 days. So I’m gonna start my end of the year posts with my top reads of the 2019. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena I […]

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The Ivy Brasserie, Cambridge

12th November 2019

One of our favourite spots for a fancy celebratory dinner is The Ivy Brasserie in Cambridge. To celebrate Dan passing his MPhil from the University of Cambridge (not that he ever mentions it) we went to the Ivy and then again when I finished my Masters! We obvs decided to reward ourselves with food for […]

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E-vites, E-cards, E-friendly

1st November 2019

I’m a sucker for buying a cute birthday card or motivational postcard, whether that’s for myself or one of my fave gal pals. But at the end of the day, after two maybe three weeks (at a push) of the cards being sat on your shelf, TV stand, mantlepiece, they’re stacked into a little pile […]

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AD: Marbonne Teeth Whitening

27th October 2019

After double jaw surgery and two years of braces I am all about talking about my teeth. I’d been looking for a teeth whitening product to try but couldn’t find one without a hefty price tag. I’d fallen for the Instagram ad before and forked out for kits that didn’t do a single. teeny. thing. […]

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Uh, what happened to that run?

19th October 2019

Last Sunday I was stood in the pouring rain in a metal pen waiting for my first half marathon to start. I’d had a pre-race snack, a pocket full of jelly babies and a brighter poncho than my future. Five minutes passed, ten minutes passed… after almost forty minutes, my friend called me to tell […]

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Reasons to Stay Alive

6th October 2019

I finally read Matt Haig’s highly acclaimed Reasons to Stay Alive and it was even better than I expected. I’m always slightly wary about reading books about depression as it usually leaves me dwelling on my own mental health and sometimes I can descend into the fog again. Even so, it’s also extremely comforting to […]

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Why I’m running a half marathon

4th October 2019

In just over a week’s time I will be running my first half marathon, the Perkins Great Eastern Run in memory of my Dad for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. I briefly spoke on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire about why I’m running the half, with two other fantastic runners doing the Great Eastern this year. With […]

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