The Cons of Being A Wallflower

The Cons of Being A Wallflower

I notice a lot of things, how people act, how they react, the problems they have and the strains, just by watching them. I notice glances, tones, subtle shifts in personality and expressions. Being quiet and shy for most of my life has lead to me observing a lot of things most people might not … Continue reading

‘Accentuate The Positive’

‘Accentuate The Positive’

Previously I have posted pretty pessimistically in posts like Oh,Sadness I’m Your Girl and Optimus Prime versus Negatron. I would like to shake things up a bit with an attempt at an optimistic post. Hold on to your hats. Every day of my life is an immense struggle between thinking positively and negatively but I’m … Continue reading

Dry the River:Shallow Bed

Dry the River:Shallow Bed

Dry The River are a British five-piece band formed in 2009 and since hearing them a few months back I have waited impatiently for their debut album. The band create songs that are a mix of folk and rock. Certain elements may remind listeners of the Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver. Lead singer Peter Liddle … Continue reading

Reading With My Mother

Reading With My Mother

My mam is a book lover, she devours books one after the other and always has. She’s the main reason behind my love of books and it’s the one thing we’ve always bonded over. We’re the readers in the family, if someone to draw portraits of us we would have books instead of heads because … Continue reading

The Gymtastic Book Club

The Gymtastic Book Club

Last week while I was browsing Gaelick (which I happen to write for, hey, you should check me out) I read a post on going to the gym, using apps to help lose weight and listening to books instead of music while you work out. I tried to get some audio books on my mobile … Continue reading

Read Ragged

Read Ragged

I’m slowly building up a library of books in my tiny room and already I’ve run out of space. They pile high on my press and they’re hidden in my bedside cabinet, even one of the drawers in my wardrobe is full of them. Most of my books are in good condition, the pages are … Continue reading

Did someone say Harry Potter?

Did someone say Harry Potter?

It’s been 8 months, almost a pregnancy, since the Harry Potter film franchise came to an end. I got tickets early, my round 3-D glasses are safely preserved (even though the last film had no right being in 3D) and I prepared myself as much as possible for the end, much like you might prepare … Continue reading

Respect for books

Respect for books

Where would all the bibliophiles be if it wasn’t for books? Personally, I have no idea. I was a painfully shy child and books,although this is cliché, were my best friends. I did projects on Roald Dahl and while other girls were obsessing over boys,I was busy obsessing over Harry Potter. There has always been … Continue reading

The written word versus the typed tirade

The written word versus the typed tirade

Most people these days will probably type articles and stories instead of writing them down on paper. It is faster and more efficient but doesn’t anyone miss writing down their thoughts on paper? I was nerdy enough to get excited about buying stationery for school and I loved going in to Eason and picking out … Continue reading

The Hunger Games:Capitol Fashion

The Hunger Games:Capitol Fashion

I was lucky enough to get to a preview of The Hunger Games on Tuesday and besides being stunned by how close to the book the film stuck, I was also blown away by the fashion of the Capitol and of course Effie Trinket’s outfits. The only way to describe Effie’s style is ‘mad hatter … Continue reading

Red Threads For Redheads

Red Threads For Redheads

While flicking through the latest Look magazine it came to my attention that red is apparently still ‘in’. Lots of influential women wearing it at Paris Fashion Week. This is good news for redheads everywhere. I’m poor and I only have one or two coats to choose from, one of which happens to be scarlet. … Continue reading

Suck It High Heels

Suck It High Heels

I’ve had my fair share of high heels over the years and I’ve come to the conclusion that I wasn’t made to wear them. I have weak ankles, the effort of trying to walk like a normal person causes me to sweat like a priest in a brothel and behind my calm face and forced … Continue reading

Fashion Trends For Bell Ends

Fashion Trends For Bell Ends

I have some beef with certain trends that have cropped up recently and I would like to air my annoyance with them. 1.The Messy High Bun Where did this hair trend come from? I’ve seen certain girls style their hair in this way and some of them can pull it off pretty well but there … Continue reading

The Geek Diet: Birthday Cakes

The Geek Diet: Birthday Cakes

Over the years my birthday cakes have been pretty bland. It’s either a fresh cream fruit cake with ‘Happy Birthday Jen’ spelled out in dodgy blue icing or it’s a ready made chocolate cake from Tesco, the one with the little edible white chocolate balls on it. I always felt in my soul that there … Continue reading

Optimist Prime vs. Nega(tive) Tron

Optimist Prime vs. Nega(tive) Tron

Today I’m pondering why I’m both optimistic (but mainly) pessimistic. Get out now if you don’t want a dampner on your fun Friday feelings. Previously I have admitted my love of being sad in a post titled ‘Oh Sadness,I’m Your Girl.’ This may be in the same vein as that post. In my day to … Continue reading

That week where I hypnotised myself

That week where I hypnotised myself

Over the past week I have been hypnotising myself with the power of YouTube. I had been playing ‘Relax My Dog’ for my yorkie Tobleton a.k.a Toby that popped up on Dougal’s Den. It’s a piece of music that plays for about six minutes and has special high frequency sounds that are meant to chill … Continue reading

Oh sadness, I’m your girl

Oh sadness, I’m your girl

Every couple weeks (or couple days) I get a small bout of sadness and most of the time it’s for no reason. Today is one of those days. A day where the weather is grey and rainy, I’m tired,no amount of caffeine is helping and I will more than likely miss my bus as I … Continue reading