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…

Spending My Honeymoon at Disney World?! | Honeymoon Planning

Spending My Honeymoon at Disney World?! | Honeymoon Planning

Reader, I’ve put the deposit down on my honeymoon. I feel like I was just writing a post about my engagement story, and now I’m writing about my honeymoon! The last two years have gone by in a whirlwind, and not just with wedding planning (the pandemic, I’m referring to the global pandemic.) Whilst I…

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…

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…