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What she did: Tales from Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Thought I’d use a disclaimer to start the post, just to say any grammatical or spelling errors are down to me writing this on my phone whilst on a train. I didn’t fancy lugging my laptop down to London for a flat viewing so the notes app on my phone will do for now. Disclaimer aside, let’s get down to business and continue on with the post. Anyone else get Li Shang from Mulan in their head singing that phrase or is it just me?

Anyway, back to the post, two months ago for my birthday I received a copy of Good Night Stories For Rebel girls since I’d been going on about it for ages. Although it’s a book marketed for children, as an adult I adore it. The stunning illustrations and stories of heroic women are just amazing, which is why I want to share some of those stories with you today. I just think these women deserve more recognition since I didn’t know about them until reading this book and you might not have too. Good Night Stories for rebel girls though isn't just special for the stories it told but the story of how it was made since it's the most funded original book in the history of crowdfund! I thought I'd share just a few stories of some women that I hadn't heard of before picking up this book. 

My First Time...

Sunday, 5 August 2018

I thought I’d carry on the over-done youtube and blog post formats that I set by doing a favourites post by doing a tag as my next post. This tag hits clickbait on the nose with its title of the first time, but I think we all know by now it’s not a blow by blow documentation of how the creator lost their virginity. I saw this tag on JennyinNeverland’s blog a few weeks ago and just thought it seemed like a fun way to get to know the person behind the blog. Who doesn’t love a tag every now and then anyway? Let’s crack on with the questions.

July Favourites

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Hey everyone, it’s that time of the month! Not THAT time of the month but an equally dreaded one for people trying to save money and shy away from blogger recommended products. That’s right, I’m coming at you with a favourites post! Without further ado, enjoy or don’t enjoy reading about what I’ve been loving in the month of July.

Having the courage to be kind

Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Top: New look Skirt: Topshop similar shoes: Primark

There’s a line in the live-action Cinderella, her mantra that she lives by, ‘have courage and be kind’ and honestly, it’s one of those film quotes that I think people should live their lives by. I’m assuming everyone does live their life by it though considering how often it appears in calligraphy quote form on pinterest. Just because you have it pinned to a quotes board doesn’t mean you necessarily live by it; being kind is something that should be second nature to us, just doing little things to make others feel better or have a better day.

Little random acts of kindness and selflessness are honestly some of the best things you can do just to improve the mood of others and by extension your overall mood too. Acts of kindness are selfless and can be rather simple since it is the little things that add up, whether that act be taking time to comment on someone’s insta post or donating unwanted clothes to a charity shop. If that person is having a bad day these little smiles and compliments can really help them get through said bad day; even if they’re having a good day the little compliments help. 

A Guide To Bled

Thursday, 12 July 2018

This post is one that has only recently been planned since I’ve only just come back from my trip and is inspired by Jordan’s post on her own trip to Amsterdam. I loved the style she went with in her post since it outlined the cost of the trip, meaning you can work out if your budget fits the experiences/ activities shown in the post. You may not have heard of Bled unless someone you know has already been there, it's a small town and lake in Slovenia, just outside of Ljubliana.

Begin to Blog again

Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Jeans: Topshop Top: HM sale (£3 bargainnn) Boots: Clarks Coat: Debenhams

I’ve not updated this blog in a while, and I mean a while. I could try to come up with plenty of reasons why, but the reality is it’s been university and a lack of motivation for posting. I tried to write in a style that fits my personal narrative but didn’t necessarily convey what I wanted to say. As a result, I lost motivation as I saw a blog I thought others would want to see but weren’t necessarily seeing. More or less, my posts became something that I thought people wanted to read and would want me to say.

Autumn Edit

Monday, 9 October 2017

I was going to create a September favourites, then I decided against it. I furthered this decision by rounding the entire idea into autumn favourites, the season of pumpkin and leaves; the only way I am changing this plan is by calling it an autumn edit so I sound that little bit professional in my writing. Anyway, this is my edit of all things autumnal; reasons I love this autumn in particular and hopefully most autumns to follow.
In the life of nature, autumn appears to be the beginning of the end, the wind-down to the year. I always feel it’s a beginning of sorts even if it does sound overly cliché. Autumn marks the start of a new academic year, new challenges and roads paving their way to a future I am uncertain of. I love this though. The idea of decorating a new room and reading hundreds of more passages that help me navigate essays and the degree they are completing.  I suppose that is reason number one as to why I like autumn, for the challenges and mystery it brings by starting off the new academic year.