The Mad Women’s Ball, Victoria Mas

A historical novel centred around the institutionalised women of Paris, The Mad Women's Ball revolves around The Salpetriere Asylum in 1885 and the women there. Dr Charcot is known throughout Paris for his work and demonstrations of hypnotism on the women of the asylum, but these women are usually those that have gone against the… Continue reading The Mad Women’s Ball, Victoria Mas

The Positives Chronic Illness Has Taught Me

You often hear people say 'Life doesn't give you what you can't handle'. Other people say you are sent things to try and toughen you, ready for future trials - that's a scary thought. As Kelly Clarkson so eloquently put it 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger', is probably the one I resonate with… Continue reading The Positives Chronic Illness Has Taught Me

things I’ve found solace in lately | april

Life has been beyond hectic lately. I'm sure come October time I will go into more detail on my life lately and what the past year has brought about for me, but for now I'm looking for every and any distractions available to me. I'm so grateful for anything light I can seek a little… Continue reading things I’ve found solace in lately | april

self-care

As time goes by, I am increasingly reminded of the importance of self-care. I think it is one of those things as a teenager you deem as a face mask or lay in on a Sunday morning, but as you get older the meaning changes. For me, self-care holds immense importance for a number of… Continue reading self-care

knitting projects I’d like to work on this year

Knitting has definitely became a saving grace for me throughout the beginning of the pandemic and ever since has just become an inherent part of my life now. It has done wonders for my anxiety to the point where my hands now feel a bit restless if I try to watch Netflix without knitting. While… Continue reading knitting projects I’d like to work on this year

What a Digital Detox Taught Me

Way back, at the beginning of 2019 actually, I took part in what I can only describe as a digital detox. I had already deactivated my Facebook account months beforehand and had felt incredibly light since scrubbing that from my brain. The difference I felt in my mind and brain power after deactivating it was… Continue reading What a Digital Detox Taught Me

My Mental Health Since Losing my Dog

Whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend never owned a dog I have never written a post, or really ever gone into depth with anyone, about my mental health so I should probably give you some background information. I grew up in a lone parent household, an only-child with one cousin who lives on… Continue reading My Mental Health Since Losing my Dog