The Pros and Cons of Living Alone

You know you’re growing up when the time comes to leave your parents’ place and get a house of your very own, right? I mean, I don’t think I’ve ever felt as adult as I did when I got my very own mortgage. And when I bought my sofas, well, I felt pretty darn grown up. And when I picked out curtains and paint colours for my living room… gawddd, I’m so mature now. I’ve lived on my own for almost one whole year now. And in that year, I’ve discovered that living on my own comes with a number…

The Dos and Don’ts of Walker Stalker Con

Walker Stalker Con is making its way to London once again this weekend, and I’m pretty darn excited. For three years running, my brother and I have packed our bags, hopped on a train to King’s Cross and made our way to Olympia London to spend the weekend with impressive cosplayers, some pretty convincing zombies, and The Walking Dead fans galore. Having attended every Walker Stalker Con since they first brought it over to the UK, you could say I’m somewhat of an expert. Okay, maybe not quite an expert, but here’s the advice I would give you if you’re…

Four Changes I’m Making to Crawl Out Of My Overdraft

It’s Friday night, you’ve had a long week, you’re finally home with your feet up on the sofa, and you somehow end up browsing Asos. Despite swearing blind you’re just looking, you find yourself adding a dress to your basket that you just know would flatter your figure. And there’s a great pair of boots in there too that’ll get you through the winter/spring transition. Possibly even a few accessories that caught your eye in the sale. You convince yourself that you deserve to treat yourself after all; you work hard, you’ve slaved away at work all week, you deserve…

My first festive weekend in London with ibis Hotels

In 2017, for the first time ever, I visited London at Christmastime. That’s right – despite visiting London approximately 39482972 times in my life, I’d never actually been there during the festive season. That is, not until I spent an amazing weekend indulging in plenty of gastronomic goodness, free flowing bubbly and tonnes of festive frivolities, all courtesy of ibis hotels. ↓↓↓ Short on time? Click to skip ahead to what you wanna see. ↓↓↓   1. The Hotel   2. Fogg’s Bistro   3. Christmas Markets   4. Christmess at the Imaginarium   5. Hangover Cure, AKA Breakfast  …

Saying goodbye to 2017 – the best and worst year of my life – and welcoming 2018 with open …

It’s an exclamation you’ve probably heard a million times in the past few weeks, but one that holds true – this year has just flown by! (You may have heard this in alternative formats such as, “Where has this year gone?!” or “It doesn’t seem 5 minutes since last Christmas!“) I spent my 2017 in the vibrant City of Culture – celebrations were in place from the second the clock hit 00:00 on January 1st, hotels in Hull found themselves fully booked as people flocked from around the country, and the year was full of colour and culture, music and…

Six things to help cure airport boredom

We’ve all been there. You’ve packed your suitcase with all of your holiday essentials, had a long journey to the airport, managed to find an elusive car parking space, checked-in, had a browse of the World Duty Free goodies (and maybe even a little pamper), and then… You’re bored. You just want your flight to hurry up and whisk you away to somewhere new. Or maybe home to your own bed if it’s a case of you coming to the end of a trip. Suddenly time is moving very s-l-o-w-l-y. Multiply this feeling by ten if you’re flight is delayed…

Walking my worries and woes away

Last month, I had a particularly crap week. You know, just one of those weeks where you can’t put your finger on exactly what it is, but everything gets under your skin, or pisses you off, or even makes you wanna cry, just because? And as I sat at home on my own, my leg bouncing away as it does when my brain is overthinking everything, I decided to get off the sofa and just move. So, with that, I grabbed my boots, stuck my earphones in, and left the house. And I walked. Just walked and walked. And walked.…

I love zombies… but could I actually survive a zombie apocalypse?

Is the zombie apocalypse looming? Highly unlikely. But being a big ol’ zombie fan and a bit of a geek, it’s something that I’ve subconsciously prepared for in the back of my mind. Gotta have some sort of plan, right? I watch The Walking Dead religiously (and attend Walker Stalker Con every year, of course), have played zombie games back since the original Resident Evil, and get a sick thrill from any movie that involves undead tearing apart the living with their icky undead teeth. Yummy, right? But despite my love of all things zombie, would I actually make it…

8 things I love about being single (for now, at least!)

After meeting my first boyfriend when I was just 17, and spending almost seven years with him, single life hit me pretty hard when he split up with me earlier this year. I’d never been a single adult, let alone a single adult who’d just started her career, had a mortgage to pay and had known nothing but one guy for the past seven years. Talk about bad timing, right? But I soon managed to spin my situation into something positive. I considered it an adventure, a new chapter, an opportunity for me to be selfish for a while. And…