The Real Neat Blogger Award (part 2)


Hello lovelies! How are you doing today?

I was recently awarded the real neat blogger award by the lovely Julie! If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, make sure you head on over there. You can also find the award rules and the other half of my answers right here.

My answers continued…

4. What do you do when you are not blogging?

Well as of tomorrow I will being starting my new job with the NHS as a pathologist so that will take up quite a bit of my time. But before that I spent a lot of time travelling or with my friends. Travelling seems to have become an addiction of mine now and I will shortly be travelling to the Netherlands to see one of my friends too 🙂

5. Where are you from, and what is the most common stereotype or misconception about your home town/state/country?

I’m from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. The most common stereotype is definitely the amount of Yorkshire tea everyone drinks. Also, as the name suggests, homemade Yorkshire puddings are the only option for your Sunday roast dinner!

6. Name three, free things that bring you joy?

Can this include people? If yes, then definitely my mum and two of my closest friends – one of whom can’t make me stop smiling at the minute 🙂

7. Would you rather live in a big city or the rural countryside forever?

That’s such a difficult question to answer! … but probably a big city. I lived in Newcastle for around three years whilst studying at university and going back to my home town after that period of time made me feel so lost. I loved being near my friends and being able to go on spontaneous trips out/nights on the town, so I would feel more at home in a city I guess.

My nominations go to…






My questions to the nominees are:

  1. Why did you start your blog?
  2. How did you decide on your blog name?
  3. What is the most interesting food that you have ever tasted?
  4. What is your favourite sport?
  5. What is your favourite quote?
  6. If you had 24 hours left to live, how would you spend it?
  7. If you could time travel forwards or backwards in time, which year and date would you visit?


Bye for now! Hope all of my lovely followers are doing well… and wish me luck for tomorrow! (Eek!)








To new beginnings! I’m SINGLE! 

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Relationship status: Day drinking 

Hello amazing people! I’m back again and this time I’m single!

It’s been a very rocky and unhappy few months for me, so Ethan and I have ended things. I don’t want to become one of these bitter people who talks about their ex’s online, so let’s just say we had a difference in opinion and leave it at that 🙂

But despite all the hurt of it, I’m actually feeling so much happier already. Mum and I have taken a few days off to travel up the coast (as she has just ended a relationship too), and I’m loving every minute away. Plus the NHS have finally got back to me and offered me a start date the week after next!! They told me the occupational health has been successful and my references have come through too. For anyone outside of the UK, the NHS is the National Health Service and I applied in the hope that I would experience greater job satisfaction. After an interview, exam and conversations about my health they finally gave me a position – I’m so excited!

On top of everything else, I’ve also been asked on a date and invited to Germany by a really sweet guy. Him amongst my other friends have been skyping me every night, so I guess I’ll just wait and see what the future holds! 🙂

Anyway, to sum up – I still feel very hurt but things could be far worse! I kept thinking of the Bridget Jones quite when I wrote this:

“I will not sulk about having no boyfriend, but develop inner poise and authority and sense of self as woman of substance, complete without boyfriend, as best way to obtain boyfriend.”

That’s all for tonight again! Missing you all lots! Let me know how you best get over a break up in the comments below.



Stories of Paris: The man who could walk through walls

Hey everyone! How are you doing?

Somehow this week has gone so fast I can’t believe it! The man that my mum was seeing made some pretty awful comments about her and so she decided to end it – it’s definitely for the best. It’s a such a shame I can’t comfort her now I’m going away for a week, but I guess I’ll just have to be there for her when I return 🙂 Other than that, I’m honestly so excited to have a week away! I really need a nice break and it will be amazing to watch my best friend get married whilst we’re out there 😀 Hope you’re taking advantage of the summer holidays too?

I’ll stop rambling on now and get back to the post… here is a really interesting story I heard whilst roaming the streets of Montmartre in Paris…

The man who could walk through walls

On the last day, mum and I decided to explore Montmartre and the area around our hotel. Surprisingly enough we hadn’t had the chance up until this point and so wanted to see some beautiful non-tourist spots. The area of Montmartre is lovely and we soon found ourselves following a guided tour towards Sacre Coeur.

On the way up the hill you can find the famous Dutilleul a.k.a. the ‘passer-through-walls’. The guide started revealing a story about the office worker that developed the ability to walk through walls as his title suggests. The man grew up and lived in Montmartre, only to discover this ability at age fourty three. After seeing the doctor regarding his condition, Dutilleul was prescribed a strong medication and told to make his life more labour intensive – much to his disappointment. He refused the medication and kept his lifestyle reasonably inactive and relaxed, still with no inclination to use his talent.

A few months passed and Dutilleul became infuriated with a new manager at his work. By passing through brick walls, he finally decided to begin playing tricks on his manager’s mind; driving him into an early retirement and mental institute. It doesn’t stop there either – the office worker embarked on missions to rob banks and jewellery stores to make extra cash. He used red chalk to mark ‘The Lone Wolf’ on his crime scenes and then swiftly escape through the wall, making his work the talk of the town. However, this was not enough for Dutilleul; he enjoyed fame as much as his fortune. So one day, he ensured the police caught him and threw him into a cell. Little did they realise that he used his ability to frustrate his jailers and repeatedly escape.

The story ends with Dutilleul beginning to secretly date and fall in love with a married woman, whom her husband locked in her room every night. Thankfully, this did not stop the couple and Dutilleul used his power to visit his lover every night. Until one morning when he experienced a bad headache and took two pills from inside his bedside cabinet. His headache went away, but later that night a sudden resistance prevented him from walking through his lover’s door. The story recounts that the pills Dutilleul had in fact taken, were the ones the doctor prescribed many months ago. He realised his mistake far too late and slowly became trapped inside the wall, where he remains to this day.

Really hope you all enjoyed reading!







Hey everyone!

Sorry it’s been a while, but I’ve been celebrating my birthday this weekend! I finally had my hair done a slightly more blonde/caramel colour yesterday and went out for tapas too. Today has been even more crazy with all the family coming around for a huge meal and cake. It’s been so nice to see them all again now they’re back from their holidays and I’m so thankful for everything they bought me as well 🙂


So…yeah…I’ve realised I will have to update my age on these pages, but I’m officially 22!! 😀 *insert overused Taylor Swift reference regarding my age here*

How has your weekend been? and what was the best birthday present you’ve ever received?



Sunshine Blogger Award 002 continued…


Hello lovely readers!

So as I mentioned the other day I have been nominated by the amazing Logan for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Make sure you go check out his blog and my answers to the first half of this award!

My answers continued:

6. What is a (or the) habit that you need to break?

Not taking every minute of life as it comes at me. I feel like the amount of time I spend wasted either on social media or sat at home doing nothing is incredibly frustrating for me. I really want to try and get myself out there to see and do as much as I possibly can, because I don’t think a lot of people realise how short life is and I don’t want to die with any regrets. I would much rather die regretting something I did than didn’t do.

7. Who is the smartest person you know?

I’m assuming this doesn’t include famous people otherwise I could just say Stephen Hawking or Einstein etc. Similarly, it depends on whether you’re judging someone’s intelligence on the ability to pass exams or their ability to succeed in the outside world and be able to socially interact well? But I would say one of my mentors at university. He is incredibly intelligent alongside being a lecturer and has published a few of his own papers on coral reef biology. He’s a really cool guy!

8. Who is the funniest person you know?

Hmm that would be Ethan, my boyfriend 🙂 He always finds cute little ways to crack me up and make me smile.

9. If you could start a world- famous company what would you what would you sell?

Believe it or not, that’s actually something I plan on doing in the future. I really want to set up my own biology based genetics company, so unfortunately that’s for me to know and you to find out later! 😉

10. What is the funniest fail of a lie anyone has attempted on you?

This would be going back to my boyfriend again when he made an absolutely hilarious mistake on a trip out one day. I had finished my exams and so we went for a celebratory trip out to Edinburgh, where we had a quiet stroll through the gardens there. He pointed over in the distance and said ‘Awh look there’s a cute little squirrel sat on the grass’, and I looked and could see wings on the side of the object. I kept saying to him, ‘that’s a bird’ and he was saying ‘it’s a squirrel’. It was a bird. So to this day I’ve made fun of how he struggles to tell the difference between the two – he laughs along of course!

11. Would you rather never be able to say anything or need to say everything you think?

Tricky one, but I would say need to say everything you think. If everyone else was in the same boat and you were unable to say anything at all then that would mean music wouldn’t exist either? and I can’t live without music. Plus, even though it would get you in a lot of tricky situations, I think everyone would adapt overtime.

My nominees:



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I really liked these questions, so I’m going to ask the you guys the same ones, here they are:

  1. What is the best vacation you have been on?
  2. Have you ever experienced a natural disaster?
  3. What is the most hilarious thing that has happened to you?
  4. Have you ever been robbed (can be online or real life)?
  5. What would you do if you saw a lion in your house?
  6. What is a (or the) habit that you need to break?
  7. Who is the smartest person you know?
  8. Who is the funniest person you know?
  9. If you could start a world- famous company what would you what would you sell?
  10. What is the funniest fail of a lie anyone has attempted on you?
  11. Would you rather never be able to say anything or need to say everything you think?

Enjoy! and please check out my nominees blogs, they are all really genuine people who post about some lovely things! 🙂


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Sunshine Blogger Award 002


Hello lovely people! How are you doing?

I’m back again with another Sunshine Blogger Award – I’m honestly not quite sure how this keeps happening, but I will say I am incredibly grateful. I was nominated for this award by the brilliant Logan, who is on an amazing once in a lifetime trip across America and posting about his exciting daily adventures. Please go and check out his blog if you haven’t already, he gets up to some really interesting things that I believe everyone should try at some point in their life! After all, life is too short right? 🙂

So without further ado…

My answers:

1.What is the best vacation you have been on?

Okay, this is going to be pretty much the same answer as one in my previous liebster awards, when I mentioned the last time I felt free 🙂 The guy I was in a relationship with at the time took me on holiday to Florida and we stayed in his apartment on the beach. I honestly couldn’t have felt more in love or much happier at that point in my life and I will always treasure it as my favourite holiday ❤

A close second would be the time I went to New Zealand with my mum and Granddad, it was one of the last holidays I spent with him before my granddad passed away and it was so nice. Even though he couldn’t swim in the sea with us when we went swimming with the dolphins, he was always watching and spending as much time with us as he could ❤

2. Have you ever experienced a natural disaster?

This is a good question because as I read this I kept trying to rack my brain to think if I have ever experienced anything that bad. I have felt the odd earthquake either in New Zealand or in England, but they have been around 3 in magnitude – which I understand will sound like nothing to everyone else living in other parts of the world. We did however, actually have some horrific flooding near to where I live last year. There is a main river flowing through an area called Sowerby Bridge, that completely flooded the entire first floor of houses. It became so bad that firefighters had to come out in boats and take people to safety one by one. Thankfully, they’ve improved the flood barriers this year though 🙂

3. What is the most hilarious thing that has happened to you?

Hmm I’m not sure if embarrassing is included in this but I’ll give it a try haha! So a few years ago now, I decided to do my Duke of Edinburgh Award because I really enjoy walking and it also looked like something good to put on my resume. After 15-20 miles of daily walking or so, my team and I had to camp out and hence tried to entertain ourselves at night with truth or dare etc. Somehow I was landed with the dare of making loud sex noises in the middle of an open valley. I had got as far as a few seconds in when I looked up to see the face of my college supervisor stood about 10 metres away from me! I was absolutely mortified! The team and I couldn’t stop laughing for the rest of the expedition haha!

4. Have you ever been robbed (can be online or real life)?

Thankfully I never have, no. *touches wood*

5. What would you do if you saw a lion in your house?

Be completely petrified and run away probably haha! Seriously though,  that might seem like a frequent thing in other parts of the world, but in England I would either think that the tablets I’m taking are having a bad effect on me, or someone has spiked my drink! If the lion was real, that would be AMAZING – but I’d still stay on the other side of a door/window to it until RSPCA came.

…and I’m going to continue the rest of my answers tomorrow night! I’m really busy at the minute so I’ll see you tomorrow 🙂









Where have I been?!?

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Hello everyone!

So sorry it’s been a couple of days since I’ve posted, but I’ve had a few other things on my mind…I’ve actually really missed you and missed being able to post and can’t wait read my friends blogs in the morning! (English Morning) 🙂

Health checks

As I’ve posted about before, I have a few health problems that I have checked out every three months and it was my time to go back and see the haematologist again. He mentioned that my haemoglobin count is still far too high for a woman and I therefore have a form of polycythemia. In addition to that, I apparently have an enlarged blood vessel to my heart, so as a result I am being sent to a cardiologist to have a echo taken of my heart and chest.

I’ve now been for several blood tests too, to the point where my arm is incredibly bruised! When I walk down the street and people see my arms, they either assume that A) I’ve been in a fight or B) I’m a heroin addict. So it’s all fun and games for me haha!


The second reason why I’ve disappeared is because I’ve attempted to update my blog a little bit. I’ve updated the theme and finally created an about and contact page, so that you can get in touch with me! I also attempted to alter the theme a few times before realising you had to use the colour theme or font provided – oops! I will say that I am completely lost when it comes to customising, so I would really appreciate it if anyone has any feedback or tips for me!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂