A Few Of My Favourite Things

A Few Of My Favourite Things

As we speak, I am currently engulfed within Mark Radcliffe's 'Reelin' In The Years: The Soundtrack Of A Northern Life'.  It is the second book of Radcliffe's (the first being Thank You For The Days) which I am slowly becoming to be obsessed with and, only being 100+ pages in, I have already learned a [...]

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My 5 tips to get into swimming

My 5 tips to get into swimming

If you follow me via Instagram, you will know I love swimming.  I am constantly posting updates on my Stories regarding my swim day streak, how many meters I managed to plough through before slogging it at the library, and how bloody good I feel after a training session.  I was made for the pool and would [...]

Seeking validation in boys due to trauma

Seeking validation in boys due to trauma

Usually, situations and fleeting moments of pain you experience while in your younger years can physically and emotionally scar you.  I know enough about our lad, Sigmund Freud, to understand that childhood trauma manifests in your unconscious and that there can be a big metaphorical iceberg of pain floating around in your brain.  But, as [...]

I stopped hating my body due to taking up swimming

I stopped hating my body due to taking up swimming

This summer, (unbeknownst to myself until extremely recently) I have managed to dramatically improve my relationship with my body as well as enhance both my general physical and mental health. I have finally discovered a *real* hobby which is charming, I have a passion for and yet have no intention of making my career (here [...]