Best Books to Give as Gifts for *Everyone* in Your Life | Books and Giftgiving

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If you know me, I am one bookish girl, and I think there’s no greater gift than giving someone a book you think they’ll enjoy. So with Christmas coming up and buying gifts online being the safest bet, I thought I’d make a kind of gift-giving-guide for books! I’ve (loosely) taken the five types of people you are bound to have in your life, and racked my brain to work out what books would be great gifts for them.

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Staying Positive in Lockdown 2: Electric Boogaloo | Self-Care

Anyone else feeling like they are in an Orwell novel or a Black Mirror episode right about now? I know I am. Worldwide disease, countries on lockdowns, global leaders behaving like toddlers; I didn’t expect this when I wrote my New Year’s Resolutions. As of Thursday 5th November, England (where I live) has gone into […]

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My Love of Hygge; or, How to Find Joy in the Smallest of Things | Lifestyle

My Love of Hygge; or, How to Find Joy in the Smallest of Things | Lifestyle

I tend to elicit odd looks from strangers at this time of year. Mainly it’s because you can find me shouting “oh that’s so cwtchy!” or “yesss that’s just so hygge” at almost everything. If you yourself are furrowing your brow like “what is she saying?”, let me give you a brief run down. ‘Cwtchy […]

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September as a Time of Change | Lifestyle and Update

September as a time of change

Despite all the mantras of ‘new year, new me’ and the New Year’s resolutions that pop up all over the place, I find September is more a time of change than January. I know  I’m not the only one who thinks this – come on, put your hands up too! I can chalk this down […]

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Why I Love Being an Introvert (and You Should Too!) | rosie abigail

Does anyone else feel like this is a bit of an extrovert’s world? No shade at those 50% of people who are extroverts. I mean, look at the phrase ‘living life to the full’. That makes me think of people who ignore regrets, make friends everywhere they go, always having their communication brain and raring […]

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Post-COVID Bucket List! | Travel, Life, Creativity…

Post-COVID Bucket List - rosie abigail

(Well, I don’t know if we’ll ever be post-COVID, but you know what I mean…) Ya’ll ever get stuck thinking about your achievements and goals in life? Oh, that’s just my highly anxious brain? Ah. Right… Nah, I know we all get caught up in thinking about what we’ve done in life, or what we […]

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Whoops… I Got Engaged! | rosie abigail

Flaylay of Rosie's hand around a blue mug, whilst she wears her engagement ring. There are pink and white flowers on the left.

Well, it looks like I’ve had to move my blogging schedule around again. No, it’s not because I’ve got lockdown brain and writer’s block this time; it’s because I got engaged! Surprise, world! It was a complete and utter (but welcome) surprise. After being with my boyfriend for five and a half years, living together […]

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Five Small But Sustainable Changes You Can Make | rosie abigail

Five Small But Sustainable Changes You Can Make | rosie abigail

I’m gonna come straight out and say it – if you aren’t making some sustainable changes to your life, what the heck are you doing? I’m not on about turning your life upside down, living in a vegan tree-house in the forest, and turning your toilet into a compost pile. I mean, smaller, more realistic […]

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Make A Rented House (or Flat) A Home! | Lifestyle & Decor

Make A Rented House a Home!

I imagine there’ll be a few people going “why is she writing about this? I thought she just talked about books and allergies”. Well, let me tell you – I am the queen of making rented accommodation a home. Well, not the queen, but I’m pretty darn skilled at it.  From university accommodation to living […]

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Antidepressants and Me | rosie abigail

Antidepressants and Me - Sertraline

Salbutamol and Seretide for asthma, antihistamines and adrenaline for allergies, Codeine and Prednisolone for flare ups, and Sertraline for my brain. More specifically, Sertraline for chronic anxiety and clinical depression. Those are the medications that rattle around in my bag and go with me wherever I go. I’m kind of a package deal – “The […]

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