Road Trip to Scotland (And Beyond!) | Staycation

Road Trip to Scotland (And Beyond!) | Staycation

What was the first thing you did when you passed your driving test? For my fiancé, he drove one thousand miles on a trip with me in a car he had only owned for 48 hours beforehand (big yikes). That’s right - it was road trip time! We’ve just come back from nine days away,…

PLANT PARENTING 101: BEST PLANTS FOR BEGINNERS

Plant Parenting 101: Best Plants for Beginners

Well, it seems everyone and their cousin has become houseplant obsessed during the pandemic. You know I have. What started as a fun little hobby to share with my housemate in the middle of a global lockdown has now turned into at least 72% of my personality, and I have no regrets. I am now…

Where On Earth Have I Been? | Accidental Blogging Break

Where On Earth Have I Been? | Accidental Blogging Break

To quote Obi-Wan Kenobi, ‘hello there’. It’s your friendly neighbourhood Rosie, back from two months away. Simply put, whoooooooops…  I didn’t plan to be gone this long. I had only planned a two week break from the end of May and beginning of June; not even a time period long enough for me to warrant…

Five Things You Can Do to Live More Sustainably! | Blue sky, green plants growing out of a building

Five Things You Can Do To Live More Sustainably! | rosie abigail

Clean living. Green life. Sustainability. Did I get all the buzzwords in there? Sustainable living is a hot topic right now, as it should be, as we’ve only got one planet and it’s not looking very good at the moment (*gulps nervously*). Over the past few years, we’ve seen a change in the discourse and dynamic of what it is to live sustainability and why it’s important. Plus, it’s become quite the passion of mine (says every millennial ever). I’ve made it my goal to be as sustainable as I can be in my personal life, so I thought I’d share the five things I’ve found to be the most important. 

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How I Deal with Burnout | What is Burnout? | rosie abigail

Phewwww. The irony of not being able to write a blog about burnout because I’m burnt out is not lost on me. And do excuse me if I am preaching to the choir - I have a feeling a lot of us are in the same boat.  Ahh burn out. To be honest, you may…

Astra-Zeneca Causes Blot Clots? Try Being on Birth Control...

Astra-Zeneca Causes Blood Clots? Try Being on Birth Control… | rosie abigail

“It’s just so amazing that people are finally caring about the side effects of medication” say a whole generation of women through gritted teeth and clenched jaws. “It’s not like we have to live with these side effects every day of our lives. Aha. Ahaha. Ha.” That’s right folks; we’re talking about birth control and blood clots.

We Just Want to Walk Home in the Dark | '#NotAllMen' & Harassment

We Just Want to Walk Home in the Dark | ‘#NotAllMen’ & Harassment

TRIGGER WARNING - sexual assault & harassment It’s been a really tough week. I am angry and tired and just in a constant state of anxiety. Every time I open social media or turn on the news, there’s women discussing their sexual harassment and assault stories, sharing our shared trauma. If you’ve been online in…

What's Been Getting Me Through the Pandemic? | Books, Culture, Lifestyle

What’s Been Getting Me Through the Pandemic? | Books, Culture, Lifestyle

I don’t want to be that person who says ‘it’s been a tough year for us all’, because we’ve heard it over and over and over. So I’ll just say ‘bloody hell, it’s been shit, hasn’t it?’ For me, there have been pockets of joy (I started my Masters, got engaged, and my blog started…

My Cruelty-Free Skincare Essentials *and* Routine! | rosie abigail

My Cruelty-Free Skincare Essentials *and* Routine! | rosie abigail

Ohh, I’ve had this blog post on my to-write list for a looooong while, but I thought I’d wait until I had reached my goal of ensuring my skin-care routine was entirely cruelty-free and vegan. It’s taken a lot of trial and error, but we are finally here, baby! Well, almost... Like most millennials, being…