Why I Love Charity Shops

If you didn’t know it already I am a huge fan of Charity Shops, which is quite handy seeing as I’m an Assistant Manager of one. But rewind about 5 years and I think I’d stepped foot in a charity shop once. This was around the time I was 15-16 and I wanted to be Kate Nash and thought ‘thrifting’ was mega cool. But it wasn’t until I started volunteering in a charity shop in my second year of university that I really started to fall in love with them. Fast forward to the present day and I reckon about…

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Moving In With Your Boyfriend – One Year On

The end of last month marked one whole year of Lee and myself living together, its flown by so quickly and I can’t quite believe we’ve been in our own little flat for one whole year. Moving in with your partner is a huge step in a relationship and can be quite scary. We were lucky as we did have a couple of little trial runs here and there when Lee temporarily lived with me in my last student house, and again just before we moved in together, where he lived with me at my mums for 6 months.  Beforehand…

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Chaophraya: Newcastle’s Newest Rooftop Restaurant

If you live in Newcastle you’ll be aware that loads of new restaurants have recently opened in Eldon Square, there was quite a few that are restaurants that we already have which is a little disappointing. However there have been quite a few new places opening up for the first time in the city and last month I was lucky enough to be invited along with a plus one to the official opening of Chaophraya, Newcastle’s new rooftop Thai restaurant.  Now I must apologise in advance for the quality of these photographs, I didn’t want to lug my huge camera around…

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How to de-clutter when you have hoarding tendencies.

When a new year rolls around everybody tends to sign up for gym memberships, aims to drink more water and tries to de-clutter their homes. I’m the first to admit I am a little bit of a hoarder, I tend to hold on to the pointless crap that I don’t really need. It wasn’t until it came to packing to move out last year I decided it was time to have a big clear out and I got rid of all my clutter ready to start afresh. Even after we moved in and it became clear we didn’t have the most…

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Taking The Time To Find Yourself.

You probably all know this already, but I’ve struggled with self-confidence issues for a while now as my ass has grown considerable amounts over the past couple of years. Basically, I’m always moaning about hating the majority of my clothes, rarely feeling good in anything and always feel as though I am having a style crisis.  A few weeks ago it occurred to me that it was less about not knowing what clothes I like, but more about not feeling comfortable in anything anymore. Especially when it comes to the clothes I really want to wear. Does anybody else live…

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