September Favourites 2022 | Second-hand Clothes, Sustainable Skincare and More...

September Favourites 2022 | Second-hand Clothes, Sustainable Skincare and More…

Ooof September has been a wild month and not just in terms of British history and politics.  I’ve been in and out of doctor’s surgeries and hospitals, working on the start of a new academic year at my IRL job, and dealing with a leaking roof, a hole in the ceiling, and an out-of-bounds DIY…

The Books That Made Me | National Book Lover's Day 2022 | Rosie Abigail

The Books That Made Me | National Book Lover’s Day 2022 | Rosie Abigail

Does anyone else struggle to read in everyday life? For months now, I’ve been struggling to pick up a book, despite having a TBR list the length of the UK. However, as soon as I had a week off for my mini-moon, I found myself raiding my bookshelves like it was nobody’s business.  During the…

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May Favourites 2022 | Books, Style, and … COVID?

Well, this post is a little late. I guess that’s what happens when you get COVID... I’m on the road to recovery now, but at the very end of May, COVID hit me for the second time. And this time was bad. We had the paramedics out for my asthma, oxygen monitoring for a week,…

Six Life-Changing Books You Need to Read | Books & Literature | Rosie Abigail

Six Life-Changing Books You Need to Read | Books & Literature | Rosie Abigail

"What are the books that have changed my life?" This is the question that has been on my lips all week - as I'm making my avocado on toast, drifting off in a mid-day daydream, and even when I'm watching the ultimate TV show, Criminal Minds. And it’s all thanks to the book Atomic Habits.…

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End of Year Favourites 2021! | Skincare, Style, Books and More…

How is it now 2022 when my brain is still in March of 2020? To answer that, time is strange and living through a pandemic is simultaneously the quickest and longest experience of my life.  If I am acknowledging that we have reached the end of 2021 (and the dawning of a new year), then…

Top 10 Classics Novels to Read If You *Hate* Reading the Classics | rosie abigail

Top 10 Classic Novels to Read If You *Hate* Reading the Classics

Another day, another blog post to rip up the classics (metaphorically of course, I’m not a monster). Whilst I love reading, classic novels are not really my thing. When I say ‘classic novels’, I’m sure you can already conjure them up in your mind. Books by Dickens, Hardy, Tolstoy, Austen, Dostoevsky etc. You know, the…

JULY 2021 FAVOURITES | MID-SIZE STYLE, BOOKS, HOME, AND MORE... | rosie abigail

July 2021 Favourites | Mid-size Style, Books, Home, and More…

So much for posting this at the end of July! It seems I’m just about getting into the swing of blogging again after my time away. However, it is still the first half of August so I think that’s an acceptable time to drop a July favourites! Let’s go! Style I left my old job…

The corner of a black pair of sunglasses, the corner of a book, and a blue plate with strawerries on it. LITERARY GIRL SUMMER | TOP FIVE BOOKS ON MY SUMMER READING LIST 2021

Literary Girl Summer | Top Five Books on My Summer Reading List 2021

Is it over? The random spate of 30 degree heat that brought the country to a standstill? Oh I hope so. I am not built for the heat; I am built for cosy jumpers and rainy evenings and days where there’s limited under-boob sweat. Still, there is one plus side that comes with a British…

March 2021 Favourites | Skincare, Animal Crossing, Mid-Size Style

March 2021 Favourites | Skincare, Animal Crossing, Mid-Size Style

Big yikes - I have not written a favourite’s post since November 2020! All I’ll say is that my blogging routine is fully up in the air, thanks to working full-time in a pandemic. I do always enjoy writing these favourite posts as it’s a joy to look back on what made me happy this…

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…