Why I appreciate my illness

Earlier this week, Olivia Newton-John made news headlines for saying that she was grateful to have fought breast cancer. That statement, understandably, shocked many people. Cancer is a horrible, evil thing that effects every single person in some way - whether it's losing someone, supporting someone who has lost someone or battling it themselves. For someone …

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Beating the January Blues

Everyone take a deep breath. January is nearly over. What feels like the longest, most dreaded month of the year, is very nearly over. No offence to anyone who loves January - but what are you thinking? The dreary weather, the post-Christmas come-down, the heavy colds and returning to work. The end of social events …

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Women’s Magazines

I love magazines. In particular, I love women's magazines - I buy Glamour and Cosmopolitan religiously, every month. But magazines, and women's magazines in particular, often get a bad reputation for being shallow, full of rubbish and for pushing unrealistic beauty standards on women. I'm here to tell you that this isn't always true. I might be a journalism …

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The Best of my 2016

On NYE 2015 we all hoped that 2016 would bring us health, happiness and good luck. Instead, the world seemed to have a punch-in-the-throat kind of year, with surprising deaths of incredible celebrities (RIP Alan Rickman), Brexit, the shock election of Donald Trump and many frightful and gut-wrenching terrorist acts. As the end of the …

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Gilmore Girls Revival (Yes, of course this includes spoilers)

I began writing this immediately after finishing the Gilmore Girls Revival on Netflix. I had a lot to say about it - and I still do - but I thought I'd wait a couple of weeks to publish it, to give everyone a chance to watch it before reading this! It has now been two whole weeks …

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Graduation

This week I graduated from the University of Worcester with a First Class Honours degree in Journalism. Yes, it is November and unlike most universities, this is the month when all graduation ceremonies are held. (The leaves actually made a nice background for photos!) It's been a long wait since June, when we all found out …

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My Map of You – Isabelle Broom Book Review

When I began reading My Map of You I was prepared for an enjoyable but typical chick-flick - one with an obvious romance and some minor complication before it all ended happily ever after. What I didn't realise, was that there was going to be some added mystery, a range of amazing, funny characters and a …

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