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

Top 10 Classics 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…

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…

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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…

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…

How to *Really* Work From Home... | rosie abigail

How to *Really* Work From Home… | rosie abigail

Phewwww, it’s nearly been a whole year of living through a pandemic, and that means it’s been nearly a whole year of working from home for a lot of us. And you know what? I feel a little bit cheated by the internet. I thought working from home would involve a lot of lovely looking…

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

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.

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…