As many writers/poets/authors/people in the creative industry generally do, I have a problem with the word ‘nice’. ‘Nice’ can be a compliment, of course, but for me, it’s more of an insult. It’s a safe word, a go to when you’ve had a fairly average time, if something has been just alright. It doesn’t scream passion, positivity or power. It lies down and lets you … Continue reading N I C E
On an almost regular basis, my inbox gets a lovely little surprise in the form of ‘The Dolly Mail’; the unashamedly brilliant Dolly Alderton’s newsletter, which covers everything from fashion, food, frolics and friendship. This week, ‘The Dolly Mail’ covered happiness. In all of its glory. Dolly wrote what was essentially a love letter to all of the tiny little things that make her happy. … Continue reading Oh No…What Does Happiness Mean To You?
Heading back to reality after spending four/five days losing your actual head in a field, listening to some of the greatest live music around and *hopefully* sharing these moments with a handful of your nearest and dearest is ALWAYS going to be hard. Despite the smells you’ll be emitting after 96 hours without running water/shower gel/shampoo, the state of your feet after the amount of … Continue reading Oh No…How To Handle The Festival Comedown.
Having spent four days at Boomtown Fair, Victoria opens up about her true feelings for the festival. Continue reading Oh No…A Love Letter To Boomtown Fair
Living with Borderline Personality Disorder is made much easier when friends/family understand it. Continue reading Oh No…How To Explain BPD.
We won’t talk about the bad days. We won’t talk about the time my best friend had to wash my hair for me because I had no energy to even lift my arms. We won’t talk about the time that I locked myself in a public toilet, hyperventilating so much somebody thought I was giving birth. Or the time that I spent the entirety (two … Continue reading Oh No…Bad Days Won’t Last Forever
As festival season starts, seasoned festival go-ers are packing their rucksacks and heading to their Mecca’s. Many people have their favourites, choosing Glastonbury – after spending a lifetime trying to get a ticket -, Isle of Wight – family friendly AND great music – or Boomtown – basically the greatest place on Earth – knowing full well what to expect. Besides the obvious perks (music, … Continue reading Boomtown: What To Expect
Victoria explains why, with the help of Dolly Alderton’s newsletter, she loves her friends way too much. Continue reading Oh No…I Love My Friends Way More Than Is Normal.
Depression, anxiety and other mental health issues are a cruel mistress. Helen explains the effects her own battles had on her. Continue reading Oh No…Life vs Silence
Hannah explains what it’s like living with depression and how, having forced herself to get help, can now see a little light at the end of the tunnel. Continue reading Oh No…The Battle For Help.
An anonymous open letter to Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education, on why she needs to look a little more closely before she preaches about what children SHOULD be doing. Continue reading Oh No…Nicky, You’re Wrong.
What happens when you break up with somebody who wasn’t really your’s to break up with? Harriet discusses why a dissolving of relationship can still suck, whether it was serious or not. Continue reading Oh No… This Isn’t A Break Up