Saturday, 10 March 2018


 In March last year I took my first flight to Barcelona where I spent 5 days exploring what the city had to offer. I loved Barcelona and it is definitely a place I hope to go back to. I had planned to share some photos from my trip on here and it has taken me nearly a year to do so. But as I will be exploring a new place of the world very soon, I thought what better time to share some photos with you all.

Have you been to Barcelona before? Do you have any plans to travel this year?

N 💛

Tuesday, 27 February 2018


Growing up I was always part of the misfits group. I have always aspired to be someone else, as I have gotten older the people have changed but the fantasy remains the same. However this year I want to make a strong effort to put those feelings aside and embrace myself as no good comes from comparing yourself to others. Everyone is different, there's always going to be someone better than you and there's always going to be someone worse than you. Therefore you should live your life for you! 

There is no better time to embrace yourself than the beginning of a new year. So this year challenge yourself to embrace all your flaws and see yourself for the beautiful person you are both inside and out. One thing I have learnt over this past year is that not everyone is supposed to like you. We can spend out lives trying so hard to impress people when in matter of fact it is far better for people to like you for you. You are the only person you can guarantee to spend the whole of your life with, so making sure that one person likes you, is wasted energy. If they are worth having in your life, they will be part of your life. 

Small steps that can help lead to more self-confidence is wearing the clothes that you want to wear. Whether that means buying that dress to wear to the supermarket instead of wearing your jogging bottoms. Embrace every little thing about yourself, if you are shy or bold or sometimes a bit of both. That's okay, it makes you you - so embrace it! 

Remove any toxic people from your life or take baby steps and start by reducing the amount you speak to them. If they knock your confidence or positivity they are not worth it. You are worth so much more and deserve to be surrounded by positive people who allow and support you to be the person you are.

Life is too short to pretend to be someone your not. I know this can be a scary jump for so many people but take it in baby steps. In the end each step will lead you to embracing yourself that little bit more. Maybe create a goal each month of one thing you are going to do to embrace yourself. These steps will allow your true self to live freely! 

N 💛

Wednesday, 21 February 2018


As I sit here in my bed at 01:47am on January 28th, I've decided to put an honest post on my blog. I don't know whether this will actually get published as I don't like to be too honest about feelings on my blog. But I feel like in this day and age with social media, there is a big light on having to remain your best and most positive form on all platforms. I feel like everyone who is a human knows that sometimes we get not so good points that make us feel a little bad. 

These past couple of weeks have not been easy. I've been under quite a bit of stress due to uni work along with dealing with a few personal issues and the new year in play I have found it a little tricky to find my feet again. However after a few talks with a couple of good friends and a great day out today. I finally feel that my mind is a little less cloudy, in all honesty these past couple of weeks I have not felt myself and therefore I haven't blogged as frequently. However I finally feel like everything is going to be okay. Life is never easy, even for the best of us. But one thing I have learned is that I can fight whatever is thrown at me head on. Sometimes it may knock me off my feet however I always get back up. 

I just wanted to make this post to also raise awareness that despite what society may tell you it is okay to not be okay. Good friends are a great support network to have around you when life isn't the best. Be open about your feelings, talk to people. Getting all the scribbles in your brain out in the open to someone you can trust is definitely worth it in the long run, despite how scary it may feel in the moment. Spending a day out in a new place with a good friend, just being yourself is the best way to take that one step closer to feeling yourself again. 

N 💛

(Photo credits to my friend Luke Macmillan)

Tuesday, 13 February 2018


Over the years Valentine's Day is becoming more and more about consumerism. However it should be about appreciating the ones around you; whether they are romantic, family or friendships. Valentine's Day is more about appreciating the little things in life, rather than counting the amount of roses you get. 

Personally, I've always preferred celebrating Valentine's Day as a singleton compared to being in a relationship as it reminds me to practise self-love and self-care. This Valentine's Day I am going to be spending the evening with a group of friends and going for a lovely meal. It gives us all a chance to dress up extra nicely and remember that it is completely normal to spend Valentine's Day single. I highly recommend meeting up with your friends on Valentine's Day, maybe treat them to a cuppa and just let your loved ones know how much you appreciate them.

If distance makes things a little harder to tell your loved ones, then give them a phone call. You never know by letting them know that you are grateful for them, it could maybe make their day. If you can't spend valentine's day with anyone, maybe treat yourself to a takeaway and have a well deserved beverage. 

"You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself." 

N 💛

(For more singleton positivity check out The Benefits of Being Single

Sunday, 28 January 2018


Welcome 2018! I apologise for not blogging recently but I have been snowed under with assignments and festive occasions. This year has started off a little rocky but one thing I know is that 2018 is going to bring is many new beginnings and adventures. My main resolution for this year is to aim to be more positive. I feel like this is a resolution that can cover a variety of areas such as self-care and relationships. Although I know remaining positive can be tricky, I'm going to try my best to portray negative feelings as positive feelings. This is something that I already think I do well, but I feel that throughout 2017 this began to slip a little bit. So I want to start putting it into practise a little more! 

I was very lucky to bring the new year in surrounded by a group of friends from secondary school. We started the night with a lovely meal at Zaza Bazaar before heading downstairs to have a couple of drinks. I honestly couldn't have imagined seeing the new year in with a better bunch of people. It was also a lovely excuse to catch up with a few old friends.

If I had to explain 2017 in one word, it would probably be messy. 2017 was definitely full of highs and lows. However one thing that I can take from 2017 was the amount of life lessons it taught me. At the end of the year, I always find myself reflecting on the person I was and the person I want to be. I feel like this was the moment that all the lessons slotted into place and I realised all the things that I wanted to bring into the new year and all the things that will be left in 2017. When I think back to the person I was a year ago today, I have matured so much, even in ways I didn't think I ever would. 

Although it is tad late I want to wish you and your loved ones a very happy new year and I hope that 2018 brings health and happiness your way!

N 💛