Owning Your Introversion | rosie abigail

Owning Your Introversion | rosie abigail

“How’s your meter?” What, my meter reading? Well, it’s pretty damn high thanks to this inept government. “No, your social meter, you silly soul.” Oh. Yeah. That thing.  That’s a glimpse of a conversation I have with my partner, almost daily. My social meter is slang for how I’m feeling mentally and socially. Each time,…

Talking to Your Boss About Chronic Illness | rosie abigail

Talking to Your Boss About Chronic Illness | rosie abigail

I won’t sugar-coat it, living with a chronic illness can be ruddy hard. And I mean beyond the actual chronic or condition part of it. I’m talking about the expectations and understanding of other people.  Speaking from experience, that’s a different kind of struggle. So many people in the world do not understand (or choose…

Exploring the New Wellness Range at The Body Shop | Wellbeing & Self-Care

Exploring the New Wellness Range at The Body Shop | Wellbeing & Self-Care

When it comes to skincare, bath and body, there is only one company that has stolen my heart. Look, Lush may be the queen of bath bombs and Glossier the princess of brows, but if you are looking for an all-round icon, there’s only one. Of course I’m talking about The Body Shop. If you’ve…

What Is a Smear Test *Actually* Like? | Cervical Screening

What Is a Smear Test *Actually* Like? | Cervical Screening

For the under-twenty-fives who haven’t received their letter yet; people with tests booked who are nervous; non-cervix owning curious souls; and folks who are just plain clueless about it all. Don’t you worry, this post is for you. What is a smear test actually like? Well, it’s kind of like Hogwarts. You know, when you…

Becoming a Cat Mum | Adopt, Don't Shop | rosie abigail

Becoming a Cat Mum | Adopt, Don’t Shop | rosie abigail

Introducing the being that has fully taken over my life in the best way possible - Pearl. That’s right! My fiancé and I are no longer a family of two, we’re a trio, baby! My partner Rory and I have been together for over seven years and as soon as we moved in together, we…

Six Big Ideas for a Sustainable Wedding | 2022 Wedding | Rosie Abigail

Six Big Ideas for a Sustainable Wedding | 2022 Wedding | Rosie Abigail

Folks, it is officially less than six months until I get married! That’s wild! It feels just like yesterday that Rory, my fiancé, surprised me with a ring and I screamed the house down with “What? Yes, OH MY GOD YES!”. Actually, it only feels like last year that I got butterflies in my stomach…

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What’s On My Blogger Bucket List! | Lifestyle & Blogging | Rosie Abigail

I have to say, waking up to a miserable and foggy morning whilst you have a chest infection and asthma flare up is certainly made better by a notification from WordPress. “What notification?” you may ask. Alright you nosy lot - I’ve hit 500 followers on my blog!  Alright, I am well aware that this…

What on Earth is Spoon Theory? And Why You Need to Know About It | Chronic Illness

What on Earth is Spoon Theory? And Why You Need to Know About It | Chronic Illness

A few years ago, Spoon Theory changed my life, and I would be a fool to not let you all know about it. Actually, I reckon if we made a venn diagram of people who read my blog and people who know about this theory, we’d be close to a circle. IYKYK, right? But fear…

No Year’s Resolutions: My 2022 Goals | Rosie Abigail

No Year’s Resolutions: My 2022 Goals | Rosie Abigail

This is not a resolutions post. Not ‘new year, new me’ here! In fact, I am resolved to say I hate the phrase ‘New Year's Resolutions’! The idea of New Year’s Resolutions seem to come with a kind of social stigma; that you are only doing them because it’s a new year and that you’ll…

Five Disability and Chronic Illness Influencers You Need to Follow Right Now! | Rosie Abigail

Five Disability and Chronic Illness Influencers You Need to Follow Right Now! | Rosie Abigail

I did something game changing this year. I Marie Kondo’d my social media. I got rid of anyone and any brand that made me feel low, jealous, worthless, like I should be spending money, like I’m not good enough, or that I’m not living up to my expectations. You don’t spark joy? Be gone. Any…