[Poem]: Finding strength.

Its pathetic. I miss you when you’re gone, no matter how brief the hours are. I want nothing more than for you to grow as a person, so I must find strength to let you fly. I mustn’t regard it as an involuntary act of being alone, rather the encouragement to let you fulrish; succeeding…

A letter.

I’m not the kind of person to usually expose my relationship with my boyfriend so publicly on social media; infact not a single one of our moments together is captured in photographs existing on Facebook, Instagram etc. All our moments are in our hearts and minds, just for us two. Of course our close friends…

[Poem]: Throughout the Autumn nights.

The Sapphire tinted sky casts over the cities and fields around midnight. Stars barely gleam through the fogginess. Deep Cyan ripples glint through the sparse clusters of clouds. Foxes scamper athwart the dewy fields to unfamiliar grounds whilst the overactive minds of the anxious flood with worriness; constricted by thought, turning beneath the blankets which…

[Poem]: Uncertainties.

Positioned beside a cinnamon scented candle, captivated by it flame. She ponders about her destiny, whether it beholds someone providing succor. Reflecting about what should be implemented, rather than finding something to blame. Wondering what is the missing element, to making her feel complete. Is it something already existant on the path she leads? The…

[Poem]: Not the end.

Slowly edging toward a breakdown, falling apart doesn’t mean you’re spiralling for an end. Two can survive through the mist, persisting with the presence of lingering emotion. Hands, fingers folded as one like a rose bud physically and mentally grasping the hope. Entightened in a embrace full of desperateness. Thoughts, worries incline before soothing, recurring…

Simple comforts.

I’m someone who is easily pleased: I would consider that to be a nice personality trait but some may think otherwise. I don’t need expensive materialistic belongings especially not in large quantities. I’d much rather recieve a handwritten letter or a handcrafted sentiment than a pricey piece of jewellery or technology. If I am to…

[Recipe]: Raspberry Ripple & Dark Chocolate Fluff.

Quite a few years ago this recipe was 1 of 4 dishes in which I made for a practical catering exam I took in secondary school. It’s simple to make, sweet and overall just a light pudding. This recipe requires the use of an electric whisk and contains gelatin. Ingredients: 300g of raspberries (frozen ones…

[FREE] apps that can help promote positive mental health.

It’s quite common thesedays to come across apps that claim to aid the recovery of stress and anxiety to help us sleep and relax. Each app isn’t going to work for everyone, and some could make our minds more alert rather than relaxed. After trying and testing a selection of apps, I found these to…

If depression was a person.

‘Dear’ depression, I thought I had defeated you. Somehow you dragged me back into the shadows of dispair. I distracted myself, keeping guarded, yet you repeatedly cast over me like a gloomy grey rain cloud that’s attracted to hover above me. You’re like chilling constricting chains wrapped around my mind, throwing conflicting emotions and thoughts…

[Poem]: To be loved.

I remember the first time you told me you loved me.  My heart melted & I felt compelled toward you.  My love for you then started to bloom.  It grew intensely, no matter how many thorns you had.  These feelings haven’t ceased; I’m sure they never will.  The promise I did make, can never break….

[Book Review]: Miranda Hart – ‘Is it just me?’

For those who are unfamiliar with Miranda Hart, she is a British comedian who is most well known for her self-titled sitcom: ‘Miranda‘. In real life and alike her sitcom character Hart is, well let’s just say, a little awkward and clumsy at times. Honestly, she is a celebrity that people can actually relate to,…

[Apps]: 5 Recommendations.

By no means am I a technology enthusiast (I barely passed my IT class), however I always find it helpful when someone recommends some apps; so today I’d like to share with you 5 practical apps that are actually useful rather than a waste of your android device’s storage.  Blue light filter – Night mode,…

The days of Hibiscus & Rose: Part 2.Β 

Blossoming. With a blink of an eye, Springtime had arrived. May’s efforts at the school she worked at had finally been recognised, rewarding her with a new role and responsibilities. She was fully immersed in her work life, still tired, yet feeling comfortable and satisfied with the direction in which she was heading. The people…

The days of Hibiscus & Rose.

The days of Hibiscus & Rose As children, we’re eager to grow up fast. We anticipate that life as an adolescent or adult will bring a multitude of high-class career opportunities which will allow us to own whatever we please whenever we desire it. At such times of immaturity we assume that life events will…

A taste of France.

This Summer my boyfriend and I decided to move to Bordeaux, France; mainly for education purposes. Honestly, Bordeaux wasn’t our preferred choice of city but it seemed like it could bring the opportunities we were in search of. Upon arrival we had nowhere of our own to rent, so for the time being we had prebooked…

25 British traditions and traits.

‘So what traditions does the UK have?’ – The dreaded questions that foreigners have often asked me, which simply cannot be answer with anything interesting or unique. It’s quite disappointing for a UK admirer when you have to tell them the honest truth that most Brits don’t eat crumpets and scones everyday. I think many…

Read with coffee: Behind the Garden gate.

Ebony and Lilly fixated there eyes upon a gate which surely wasn’t any taller than a meter and a half. The metal hinges and hoop door handle had become a rusty orange; the wood of the gate itself had become worn and chiped, almost rotting from the persisting remainance of dampness. The gate seemed visually…

[Poem]: Out of the shadows.

In a world fall of dark shadows, you are my savior the angel who beholds the light of desire. In the coldness, you are the warmth which resinates even after the whisper of simple words. In times of sadness, the yearning to be in your embrace ignites as the imprints in my mind begin to…

[Review]: Worth the hype?

Today I thought I’d discuss my experiences of using 3 products which were/are popular among social media and TV. Of course when something recieves a majority of great reviews or votes, we are more enclined to buy the items ourselves. Hopefully this post could save at least one person some money or teach us to…

[Recipe]: Japanese-style Curry.Β 

This recipe could be benefical to any asian cusine enthusiast, someone who is ‘useless’ at cooking or simply for the ‘mild curry lovers’. This simple dish mainly consists of regular, common ingredients found in your kitchen; or perhaps your fancy pantry and vegetable patch, is that’s the case. If you are looking for a recipe…

[London]: A guide of places to visit.

Of course anyone visiting London could simply Google something along the lines of ‘Top 10 places to visit in London’, but sometimes those search results lack reviews or have lengthy websites informing us about them. Here I have assembled a little guide of my favourite places in London which I deem to be worth a…

From England, to South Korea.

In April of this year I spent my Easter break in South Korea. It was my first visit to Korea and first time going abroad; an out of character spontaneous decision. Let’s be honest, most Brits lack knowledge about Korea unless they’re a kpop or kdrama enthusiast. I’m not interested in the Korean celebrity scandals,…

Read with coffee: Autumn talk.

As the dried burgandy leaves and chestnut coloured conkers begin to fall to the damp undergrowth, a crisp chilling breeze whirls around us. In the meantime, busy animals hurry to their burrows in preparation for hibernation. The Squirrels scurry over the bark of almost bare trees, cautiously protecting their precious bundles which they have foraged….

[Recipe]: Fruity, ginger cheesecake (-with limited baking).

Undeniably there are hundreds, if not thousands, of different cheesecake recipes. This recipe that I would like to share with you today, keeps things simple yet easily adaptable to your preferences. My version basically derives from a ‘New York’ cheesecake recipe, just without the addition of eggs or the requirement of baking the cream cheese…

[Vegetarian]: Energising snacks.

Running out of healthy snack ideas to fulfil your ‘elevenses’ cravings? Feeling tired of all the supposedly inspiring ‘avocado on toast’ Instagram postings? It time for change. Boiled eggs, black pepper and mayonaise on toast. I found this to be very filling and suprising not plain tasting considering it’s a combination of such simple ingredients….