I thought I’d come at you with something a little more… open, than I have done before. I’m pretty frightened to be vulnerable and tell it how it really is sometimes, for the reasons so many of us are frightened to speak about MH as a whole – What if I’m judged, what if people think I’m attention … More Anxiety & Me: What it’s REALLY Like.
Before I begin, I just want to say a big thank you & send a virtual bear hug to everyone who took the time to read and comment on my previous guest post swap with Lauren – we wanted so much to bring a little awareness to emetophobia and depression and it means the world that you were all … More A Cotswolds Birthday Getaway!
So I’ve had the wonderful opportunity in the last few months to become friends with, and talk to a super inspirational fellow blogger named Lauren, who’s over at https://imfinestopasking.com/ She contacted & asked me if I’d like to do a guest post swap, wherein she would talk about her experience with emetophobia, and I would write … More GUEST POST! Afraid to Breathe – Living with Emetophobia
Now you may not have noticed, but I never actually got around to posting my ‘Mental Health: September Reflection’ – in truth I kept putting it off and told myself it was ok to miss one, it didn’t matter. & it doesn’t matter, not in the grand scheme of things. I was just a little gutted in … More A Little Mental Health Update: Recovery is Not Linear.
So I was just recently feeling pretty low. I’d been revisiting the ‘roots’ of my depression – I’d determined that I would write a post and try to speak openly about them in order to try and help others, and maybe attempt to give myself a little closure too. It was just too much, too … More A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way
If you suffer with anxiety, you might know what it feels like to constantly feel tense. A simple passing thought can result in a tight chest; a small trivial task can make breathing normally difficult; new people or crowds might make you want to hide; the thought of getting something wrong makes you shake, and thinking about … More What I’d Give to Just RELAX.
Ok, ok – yes I missed my August favourites. Bugger. I’m also a little late whipping out my September faves.. I’m not gonna lie to you, I’ve been slacking on the blogging front lately, and I’ve actually frosted my own cookies over it. I guess I’ve just felt a little uninspired and a little underwhelmed – I’ve … More My September Favourites!
That’s right my friends, my web-baby is a whole year old TODAY! I can’t believe it’s been an entire twelve months since I built up the courage to create this little Sanctuary. It’s been a bit of a life-changing manoeuvre, and as dramatic as that might sound, believe me when I tell you, I’m not … More Happy 1st Birthday, Katie’s Sanctuary!
It’s officially my favourite time of the year! The mornings are crisp, the leaves are fiery reds and oranges & yes, yes I have dug my fleecy blankets out. Haven’t you?! For me, Autumn is just right. It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold (I sound like Goldilocks don’t I?), it’s gloriously pretty and it’s all kinds … More My Autumn Essentials
Ok so before we get started, I just wanna say that this is in no way me bragging or showing off – this is just a girl who never wins a giveaway, who happened to win a giveaway, who still can’t believe she won a giveaway, showing you her giveaway. *Immediately stops using the word … More I Won an Amazing Giveaway!
A week away from my little blog and I’m coming back at you with a recipe for quite possibly, my favourite thing to bake – it’s also my boyfriend’s absolute go-to in the cake department, so it’s safe to say it’s a regular in this household! It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to also learn that it’s … More Recipe: Marble Cake
I’m not gonna lie to you, it has been a hectic few weeks – I’ve neglected my blog, I’ve not plucked my eyebrows, I poured my Rice Krispies in to my teacup – what is going on?! Anyway, I’d like very much to get back into the swing of things, so lets crack on! August was such … More My Mental Health: August Reflection
HANDS UP IF YOU LOVE LUSH! If you didn’t raise your hands then I totally respect the fact that it might have looked very weird, particularly if you’re sat in Starbucks sipping on a caramel popcorn frappe surrounded by people folk; however, if you really don’t love Lush… are you CRAZY. Anywho, I took myself to Lush at … More A Little Lush Haul!
If you’ve kept up with my latest posts & social media, you’ll know that I made my merry way to stay with my Aunt in Wiltshire last week, and what should be 15 minutes on a train away, but Bath! Beautiful Bath. Now, it just so happens that visiting the Roman Baths is on my tres lengthy bucket … More A Day in Bath!
So if you’ve been following my Insta stories, Twitter feed, or you’ve read my July Mental Health Reflection, you may well know that I put my brave girl undercrackers on yesterday and stood to toe-to-toe with my anxiety to come away for a break ON MY OWN. It also meant braving trains, which I’ve not … More I DID IT!
Most months are – as I always say – up and down. This one though, was particularly down. That said, I will not allow this post to be a big ol’ negativity spew. Yes it sucked, and yes I bloody hated life at times – dramatic you might say, but I was that low at … More My Mental Health: July Reflection & a Break Away
Well July, weren’t you just a bundle full of far too many favourites that I had to whittle down otherwise we very much could have been here all freaking year… Yup. With that in mind, I’ll not dawdle, lets dive straight into the things I lurrved last month! L’Oreal Miss Baby Roll Mascara – £7.99 I’ll … More My July Favourites!
Hola my little possums! So I thought seeing as I’ve reached a whole 1000 followers on Twitter – say whaaa – I’d share a little bit more about me – I’m not that interesting a human, but I love to read these sorta posts myself so thought, why the buggering heck not?! Head over to my previous … More 25 MORE Facts About Me
Ok, now hold on to your brollies folks (it’s hella wet in the UK right now), I may have just made the sexiest Millionaires Shortbread yet. I mean I think it tastes alright anyway?! I decided last Saturday whilst flicking through one of my many baking books, that I wanted to practice making something a bit … More Recipe: Millionaire’s Shortbread
So I wanted to write this post for a few reasons – I think 1) kinda out of just sheer frustration, 2) people can legit be divs so I feel like having a finger tapping mini-rant about it and 3) because I don’t think I’m alone here – if you’ve had or have depression, you’ll … More 10 Things Nobody with Depression Needs to Hear
So if you’re in the UK you may know that e.l.f. recently appeared in our beloved Superdrug stores! I visited. I saw. & I purchased. I’m not gonna lie, I was mostly sucked in by how beaut the packaging is – at first glance I was like oh it looks really expensive, so that must mean … More Mini E.L.F. Haul & Review
So I’ve never really spoken much about my Grandad before – which is bizarre because he’s basically my favourite person on the planet! (Sorry to everyone that this statement offends, I love you all equally ofc). He’s taught me a lot in my 26 years, but more so as I’ve gotten older; he’s lived such … More Life Lessons From My Grandad
I thought I’d mix it up a little today, and share just ten (bearing in mind I’ve covered four A4 pages before now, no jk) of the things on my Bucket List; I think I wanted to do this because well…there’s so much I want to do, and I figured putting them on here would give me … More 10 Things on My Bucket List