17 things you don't appreciate about your mum till your twenties.

1. Her food is amazing. Remember before you left home, when you were bored with her homemade lasagne/casserole/insert other standard mummy dishes and whined that you wanted to go to McDonalds/Dominos/insert other standard fast food restaurants? Yeah. Now you crave that home cooked food every time you have one of your own semi-edible stir fry packet dishes. And even if she doesn't cook, beans on toast is so much better with her.
2. She's generally right about things. Boys, jobs, houses, hairstyles, whether that dress really makes you look slutty — basically everything. Mums are genius.
3. She’s psychic. How… Hoooooowwww do they always know where your stuff is?!! “mum have you seen my blue ripped jeans” “yes they are under you're bed next to the 50 day old sandwich your hiding that you didn’t eat in your packed lunch” HOW?!
4. She's fun to talk to. On the phone. For three hours. Every mum has a billion opinions, and people with opinions are the most fun to chat with.
5. She is an expert of the kind of cute little homey accents that make a house a home. My skills in wading through TK Maxx’s home wares section were not a gift from god. They came from the master of sniffing out the perfect scented candle and photo frame that upped my lounge game!
6. She listened to all your secondary school drama bullshit as if they were things that would actually matter in five years. With such solemnity and care that it's almost like you are talking about the state of global warming instead of a Bebo fight you're having with a girl.
7. Decisions she made about raising you, even though they seemed super strict, you’re so thankful for now. If she hadn't forced me to eat my greens and empty the dishwasher, you’d of become a lazy in-polite spoilt child and now you can take great merriment on gloating when you see said people.
8. She'll give you reality checks when necessary. Honey, you don't water plants and eat canned noodle soup, this is not a good time for you to get a dog.
9. When you don’t listen and get said dog. She’ll still dog sit whilst you take a holiday which you paid for by saving money only eating canned noodle soup!
10. She knows every method of stain removal. She’s smarter than the whole vanish tips forum in the art of stain removal, and she doesn’t even ask why you still are getting grass stains on your clothes in your mid twenties.  
 11. She indulged all the passing childhood phases/obsessions you had. Ice skating phase? (£). Ballet phase? (££). Karate phase ($$$) I bet she wishes loom bands had got their act together and came out 15 years ago.
12. You know she'll always be there for you. Even if you do some dumbass thing like splurging your rent money on new sofa cushions or killing a person. (proud to say I have done neither)
13. She's the best drunk ever. Because it’s so much better when the child is picking up the parent for once and she pukes all down the side of your car (sorry for repeating mum!)
14. She didn't yell at you 24/7. I mean, kids are FRUSTRATING. There is only so many times a human can tolerate the words ‘I want’ in a supermarket!
15. She always caught whatever gross playground PoxMumpsCold contagion disease that you brought home as a kid. And took care of you just the same, even though she felt equally crap.
16. She will always put you before her. And that takes a pretty strong human being if you ask me!
17. She's a real, multifaceted person. Until you reach adulthood, your mum's name is Mum and her job is also being your mum. Suddenly, in your 20s, you notice that she is a human being with interests outside clothing and feeding you.

Coming Soon:
Things Bebo users will remember!

Currently Netflixing

Here is the round up of things i'm currently watching on Netflix! I used to have Netflix before I bought the house and cancelled everything 'fun' due to being so nervous about over spending! I got it back last week and am so impressed with all the new things on there! I will never leave it again (me and Netflix forevs) 

In the words of Brittany Furlan 
"My neck, my back, my Netflix & my snacks!"

Alan Carr: Spexy Beast
Alan Carr has to be my all time favourite comedian! Honestly in my opinion it doesn't get much better, I love that his stand ups are fairly innocent but still quite naughty! Rich and I have been enjoying this before we go to sleep for the last couple of nights (only 15 minutes worth though as we are getting a little old!)

Breaking Bad
I am determined to finish Breaking Bad! I started watching in January and got to Season 4 and lost momentum! I am desperate to complete on of the most hyped up TV shows and then enjoy withdrawal symptoms!

Pulp Fiction
This isn't a personal choice but it's Rich's favourite film and as we all know the alledged key to a relationship is compromise!

Just because...

What are you currently Netflixing?

10 problems only people who live alone understand

Very soon I would have owned my home for a year (in 9 days to be precise!) and I would have been living alone (my home was renovated) for 6 months. 
The last 6 months have been the most amazing and scary time of my life, I have learnt so much and am so proud of everything I have achieved single handily affording and running a home. However, I am also very happy to say that this time is soon coming to a close as I have my boyfriend (and two little kitties) moving in also. Yep, you heard it a fully fledged boy is going to live with me. I'm now officially a grown up doing grown up things, like sharing a Tesco clubcard.
I have taken some time to reflect on the last 6 months and come up with a list 10 problems only people who live alone understand. 
1. Nobody forces you to do your dishes and clean on the regular. And you leave it. I'm still trying to convince myself that Breaking Bad chic is okay for cleaning the bathroom! Hazmat suits are cute right? 
2. You're responsible for all of your own gas and electric bills. And that shit adds up.
3. When a neighbour is being loud, you're the one who has to go deal with it. And do the passive-aggressive door knocking and/or note situation.
4. Half the groceries you buy go bad until you finally realize exactly what portions you need for the week. Fresh fruits or veggies? Forget it. Frozen is your new BFF.

5. Spiders. They are just so much bigger when you're alone. 

6. OH MY GOD, IT'S 4 A.M. AND WHAT WAS THAT NOISE. Someone's trying to break in. Oh God. Can I use my table lamp as a weapon? Or worse, what if it's supernatural! 
7. You regularly rip back the shower curtain because you are sure there's an intruder who is about to go Psycho on your ass. And then nobody is there, and you get the floor all wet.
8. Cooking for yourself is boring. But the Chinese around the corner recognising your phone number is much worse (ahem!)
9. The constant fear of dying and not being found for four days and alsatians would find you and eat you. Because I often see packs of alsatians wondering round looking for girls that live alone to eat. 
10. Whose going to fake tan your back? Or zip up your dress? Or do your bracelet? Who godammit?!! 

Today's OOTD. Zara Yellow & Primark Basics.

What I'm Wearing:
Jacket - Zara 
Camisole Top - Primark
Trousers - Primark
Heels - Primark

Today is a seriously, seriously lazy little blog post, I would normally put more effort into taking an outfit picture than just adding an Instagram filter but I am starting to get so over stressed about taking pictures that I put off making a post entirely and with my plans to be posting every Wednesday I need to be able to do it with ease! Also, a little Valencia never hurt anyone!

This outfit is one of my absolute favourites and probably my most worn go to. I love that 75% of it is from Primark and is super affordable. I love mixing and matching one good quality item with affordable basics. At the moment I am super lazy when it comes to my style and keeping it simple is key so this is ideal! 

Outfit posts are seriously one of my favourites, so please leave links to some of your favourites so I can have a snoop! 

Google Searches That Will Make You Question Humanity

1. When you slept through that sex ed class and just need to double check - we've all been there, right?

 2. For that burning question that just won't let you sleep through night.

3. For when sex begins turns on you... 

4. When you need to know if semen is here to help you or hurt you.

5. Because we were all left with questions after Breaking Bad.

6. Because your cat is the star of your life, and that should be shared

7. Because no one does it like MC Hammer.

8. When your Magic 8 Ball just isn't gonna cut it. 

9. When you've given up on guys completely.

10. When guys are like 'same'

11. Well, why shouldn't she?!

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso Review

The general feedback of #GIRLBOSS has been really strong – a few negative reviews comment on how they believe this was a business leadership book and although there are a few hints of that, it is more of a lifestyle lessons book where Sophia shares where she went wrong and right and what she’s learnt and can pass on! A few reviews mentioned this was aimed at a younger market, I however disagree at 22 I found it insightful and empowering. Sophia never intended for this book to be a business how-to, but an autobiography of her journey and how she’s learnt to own herself within the business world and on a personal level.

I didn’t learn a lot about business because this is more targeted at beginners, however the background of Nasty Gal is really fascinating and this book is motivational. Whether you’re looking to set up your own business or generally improve yourself in the work field it has really useful tips and Sophia as a CEO gives her opinion of what she would expect to see from employees.

As a book this is a really lovely read, Sophia is really passionate about driving the message of owning yourself, quirks and all! As a quirky girl Sophia is great at owning this message. I bought this for my Kindle app and have screenshot countless pages full of Pinterest worthy quotes that give me a little buzz in the morning and it’s great for referencing back too.

This book is packed stories and advice from Sophia Amoruso and her fellow #GIRLBOSS friends that gives you the kick up the arse that makes you want to be yourself and work harder! 


1. Clean your room for no good reasonSometimes, when no man is coming over to canoodle, your place is too small to have parties, and/or you've been really busy, your living space suddenly becomes a little 'unloved'. Yes, you might be busy having a social life — but you should still pick up your dirty underwear occasionally, for Pete's sake. Just do it for me. 

2. Read one classic novel a month - And not a modern classic. I'm talking a Henry James/Edith Wharton/Jane Austen shit (not that they are shit!). I know it's way harder than whipping out that Ok Magazine you stole from the doctor's waiting room, but just think of it as flossing your brain! And hey think how smart you'll look with that in your handbag!

3. Acquire the ability to go out to restaurants alone - You are a grown-ass woman, and you don't need someone else to give you permission to eat something besides Pot Noodle. Take your Henry James/Edith Wharton/Jane Austen shit and get down to some fine cuisine solo. 

4. If you're waiting for a dude to change, stop waiting. - He won't. 

5. Stick with one kind of drink every time you drink - All-beer, all-cocktails or all-wine will severely lessen your awful hangover the following day., come on ladies we will learn this at some point in our lives… shots and wine are NEVER a good idea. On the other note if you did forget and do have the hangover from hell, drink full fat coke. I don't know why it works, it just does. I am not a woman of science! 

6. Look after your skin - now is the time ladies the biggest giveaway to a woman's age is her skin. Now you don't have to invest in anything fancy or over complicate things. Just be consistent. Heck, even your skin deserves some stability! 

7. Start a savings account, or a pension - I know, I know yawwwwwn. But let me tell you, being the only person I know that owns a home at the age of 21 is a preeeetttyyyy good feeling! And hell when the girls were out drinking and I was stuck in looking at my piggy bank times were hard but now I am so grateful to my parents for making me save. At the end of the day money isn't happiness but it is a step up to different opportunities. And really do you need a Starbucks every day?

8. Invest in good pieces of clothing - now I ain't hating on Primark, hell I love Primark as much as the next gal' BUT Primark is a fabulous place for your basics & on trend items that will go out next month. I'm talking black jeans, white shirt, black blazer, leather jacket… those timeless pieces your wardrobe needs to survive (maybe a tad dramatic!) but just invest a little more and you'll get a lot more wear! 

9. Stop caring what other people think - you'll just make choices you don't believe in based on their opinion… and who has to live with those choices? Well let me tell you, it isn't them! 

10. Don't focus to much on your body - your body is beautiful and the more attention you give it the fatter it will appear… don't get me wrong I still have days when I cry into my macaroni cheese/cheeseburger/pizza/all of the above… and a little self indulgence IS okay but on the whole… no one really cares about it and neither should you! 

11. Don't worry about the future - Dear Lord, stop worrying. If there's one major thing I have learned at 21, it is to calm the hell down. Everything will be fine. And if it isn't you'll always have Demi Lovato GIFs to remind you 'bitch, you're fabulous!'