Why Can’t You Have it All?…

Why Can’t You Have it All?…

I once had a female colleague tell me that women cannot have it all and that you have to decide between having a career and being a mother. Yes, you read that right, a woman told me that I could not have it all – to say my blood boiled would be an understatement. You see, it’s not just my…

I haven’t Found My ‘Thing’ Yet…

I haven’t Found My ‘Thing’ Yet…

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and how you do it – Maya Angelou   If there’s one question that I’ve longed to have banned in schools, it’s “What do you want to do when your older?” Because at 28 I’m still no closer to knowing than I was 10 years ago. And to be honest, I don’t…

It’s Time to Treat Yo’Self…

It’s Time to Treat Yo’Self…

Ask the girls in my office what my catchphrase has become, and they will cheekily reply with, “I’m going to treat myself!” And that’s exactly what I do. Whether it’s a new pair of shoes that I’ve happened to scroll by on Instagram, a dress that’s caught my eye while grabbing my lunch, or just a naughty little bit of…

The Joy of Living Solo…

The Joy of Living Solo…

I am mine before I am anyone else’s – anonymous   When people hear that you’re a woman living on your own, they give you this sympathetic half smile and puppy dog eyes that says it all – “oh you poor thing, it must be lonely.” But they could not be further from the truth. After the breakdown of a…

Why We All Need Anxy…

Why We All Need Anxy…

Today I took part in a Kick Starter fund for mental health magazine Anxy. As many of us came together this week in aid of World Mental Health Day, the unfortunate fact is, that metal health around the world is still not addressed as quickly and as openly as it should be. I feel ridiculously lucky to have never suffered…

The Stuff Monsters

The Stuff Monsters

I have this funny tendency of looking into people’s homes when their lights are on. No, I’m not a peeping Tom, and I certainly don’t make a habit of it. But on those dusky evenings when it’s not quite dark enough to draw the blinds, but not quite light enough to see without a lamp, the streets become a glittering…

Secret Feminist Ninja Warrior

Secret Feminist Ninja Warrior

*A Guest Post by Nicole Brooker* My first experience of someone who actively waved the bright pink flag for women in the world of work was 3 years ago, when I was working in a predominantly male environment.  As per the accepted norm, men ruled and women were only there to make tea and tidy up.  So you would think the introduction…

There’s No Need for Rudeness…

There’s No Need for Rudeness…

I like to think we are all brought up with manners and an understanding of general politeness. After all, we’re British and it tends to be one of the things we’re rather good at. Saying sorry when it isn’t our fault, not making a fuss when our order at a restaurant is wrong; and if like me you follow @BritishProblems…

Why Wait?…

Why Wait?…

Almost two years ago I took a massive career leap from an industry I’d known for five years to something completely and utterly different. In fact, you probably couldn’t get more opposite - from beauty products to digital geekery. I made the change because I felt like my role just wasn’t pushing me anymore, and I’m one of those annoying…

Food Guilt – Where’s the Crime?

Food Guilt – Where’s the Crime?

I LOVE food. And yes I would hold my hands up to being a self-confessed foodie. Dining out at my favourite restaurants can become so regular it’s almost religious, and as a slight food snob; if my food isn’t freshly cooked and full of flavour, you’ll be scratched off my friend’s list. (As if I’d ever socialise with such heathens…