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    THE FUTURE OF BLOGGING AND WHY WE HAVE TO PROTECT IT FROM INSTAGRAM
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    AN ACCIDENTAL SOBER OCTOBER AND WHAT IT TAUGHT ME ABOUT DRINKING
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    LET’S TALK ABOUT FOFO.
  • LIVING GLUTEN FREE AND THE NIMA GLUTEN SENSOR

    LIVING GLUTEN FREE AND THE NIMA GLUTEN SENSOR
  • THE PRETTY NORMAL ME BOOK BAG: NOVEMBER 2018

    THE PRETTY NORMAL ME BOOK BAG: NOVEMBER 2018
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    A BEGINNER TRIES: SPINNING AT PSYCLE LONDON
  • A GENERATION RACKED WITH GUILT: PLASTIC STRAWS, VEGANISM & FAST FASHION

    A GENERATION RACKED WITH GUILT: PLASTIC STRAWS, VEGANISM & FAST FASHION
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    A BEGINNER TRIES: SWIMMING IN A PUBLIC POOL
WHY I WON’T DO A SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX.

WHY I WON’T DO A SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX.

Bold headline Em, and absolutely no authority with which to back it up. ‘Atta girl. I have never had a social media detox, not … View Post
DO I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO BE HAPPY?

DO I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO BE HAPPY?

Blogging full time can be really weird. For the last year it has been my sole job to share my life with whoever wants … View Post
LITTLE THINGS THAT I DO TO MAKE ME FEEL MORE CONFIDENT

LITTLE THINGS THAT I DO TO MAKE ME FEEL MORE CONFIDENT

Confidence is such a funny thing. As far as I am concerned there is nothing more attractive in a person than confidence, there is … View Post
BEING AN ADULT IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING LIKE I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.

BEING AN ADULT IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING LIKE I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.

“Great, that’s my council tax sorted for this month!’ Welcome to the mind of a struggling freelancer upon receiving a paycheque. Where I … View Post
THE MAKEUP I WEAR EVERY DAY: WHAT IT IS AND WHY I LOVE IT.

THE MAKEUP I WEAR EVERY DAY: WHAT IT IS AND WHY I LOVE IT.

Too much choice is a curse. That’s certainly how I feel, particularly when it comes to makeup. With beautiful eyeshadow palettes being brought … View Post
SOMEDAY THESE WILL BE THE GOOD OLD DAYS

SOMEDAY THESE WILL BE THE GOOD OLD DAYS

“Go hard or home.” “You can sleep when you’re dead”. “YOLO.” Yadiyadayada. You know what people say, normally as they’re bullying you … View Post
THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: BEING THE PERSON YOU WANT TO KNOW

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: BEING THE PERSON YOU WANT TO KNOW

We talk a lot about the kindness of strangers, or I do at any rate. I live for kindness, actively seeking it out, desperately … View Post
MY SISTER WRITES ABOUT SHOPPING AS A PLUS SIZE GIRL.

MY SISTER WRITES ABOUT SHOPPING AS A PLUS SIZE GIRL.

Hello everyone! It’s me again, the less successful but far superior sister; Katya. I’m back on the blog to once again write … View Post
WHY DOES NO ONE LIKE ME?

WHY DOES NO ONE LIKE ME?

When I was at school I was totally convinced that no one liked me. I felt often that I was too big for my … View Post
GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP: THIS WORKS DEEP SLEEP STRESS LESS.

GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP: THIS WORKS DEEP SLEEP STRESS LESS.

Never before had I experienced problems sleeping. My teenage years of being able to sleep through ’til noon carried on through into my twenties … View Post
AM I TAKING THE FASHION-FREEDOM THAT COMES WITH YOUTH FOR GRANTED?

AM I TAKING THE FASHION-FREEDOM THAT COMES WITH YOUTH FOR GRANTED?

*Top *Jeans *Trainers *Jacket *Belt (similar) Good God if the me of ten years ago could see me now: talking about fashion like I’… View Post
ACCEPTING ANXIETY.

ACCEPTING ANXIETY.

How long have I suffered with anxiety for? I don’t know. A therapist told me that I had it about four years ago. … View Post
HOW TO STOP PROCRASTINATING… MOSTLY.

HOW TO STOP PROCRASTINATING… MOSTLY.

I procrastinate. In fact, I procrastinate so badly that this post has actually been on my to-do list for about seven weeks and the … View Post
THE GIRLS THAT MADE FETCH HAPPEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH SPECTRUM BRUSHES FOUNDERS

THE GIRLS THAT MADE FETCH HAPPEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH SPECTRUM BRUSHES FOUNDERS

On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was… Happy Mean Girls Day! Today we celebrate the film that shaped girls the world … View Post
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE GIRL THAT HATES WHAT SHE SEES IN THE MIRROR

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE GIRL THAT HATES WHAT SHE SEES IN THE MIRROR

I saw you on Twitter last night, asking if you were the only one. I can’t be the only one who looks in … View Post
WHY I WILL NOT DIET. EVER.

WHY I WILL NOT DIET. EVER.

Obviously I hate diets. The very notion of them totally epitomises everything that I despise about society circa 2017. They are a huge part of … View Post
A WEEK ON A BIKE FOR HELP FOR HEROES

A WEEK ON A BIKE FOR HELP FOR HEROES

Last night I returned home from a week’s cycling; 350 miles across three countries in five days with a group of wounded, sick and … View Post
THE WORLD IS TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH INSTAGRAM, AND I’M BORED OF IT.

THE WORLD IS TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH INSTAGRAM, AND I’M BORED OF IT.

The world is totally obsessed with Instagram, and I’m bored of it. Not of the app. The app is bloody marvellous. Photography and … View Post
I’M SCARED TO WALK MY DOG

I’M SCARED TO WALK MY DOG

I find walking my dog absolutely terrifying. There is very little in this life that makes me happier than making Bua happy and yet … View Post
WE NEED TO GET MEN TALKING ABOUT GYNAECOLOGICAL HEALTH

WE NEED TO GET MEN TALKING ABOUT GYNAECOLOGICAL HEALTH

Today marks the start of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month. This month you can expect to hear all things vaginas from Pretty Normal Me as … View Post