Writing: Non fiction – Travolta Fever

A brief look at the early career of John Travolta and how my seven year Love affair began. Word count: 1519 By Rachel Jeffery Before we delve into Travolta’s early career I would like to offer a little context as to why this is my chosen subject. I was thirteen when I discovered Travolta in … Continue reading Writing: Non fiction – Travolta Fever

Mental Health: December self care reminders/Ideas for optimal festive fun

Whilst this is known to be the most magical time of the year it is also stressful. So here's some self care reminders. Work out your total budgets for presents/decorations after you've paid all your monthly bills. Perhaps you could agree that you concentrate on gifts for the children rather than the adults in your … Continue reading Mental Health: December self care reminders/Ideas for optimal festive fun

Entertainment: Reasons why One Day at a time should not have been cancelled

Even the older generation can change their opinion of something if they really want to and adapt to the times Shows that not all families are nuclear It normalised anxiety, depression & PTSD Has strong female lead Reflects the LGBTQ equality act and discriminations they still face. It highlighted that Sobriety isn't always easy That … Continue reading Entertainment: Reasons why One Day at a time should not have been cancelled

Mental Health: Ways to Get that Hygge feeling before bed

Hygee is the Norwegian word for when you feel cosy and content Here's something's you can do to envoke that feeling: Take a bubble bath and use that bath bomb you've been saving then take time to moisturise Dry and style your hair for the next day Charge any devices/put out your clothes/get your handbag … Continue reading Mental Health: Ways to Get that Hygge feeling before bed

Book review: Christmas shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Rating: 5/5 Genre: chick lit/festive fiction Plot: Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) adores Christmas. It's always the same – Mum and Dad hosting, carols playing, Mum pretending she made the Christmas pudding, and the next-door neighbours coming round for sherry in their terrible festive jumpers. And now it's even easier with online bargain-shopping sites – if … Continue reading Book review: Christmas shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Books: Quotations that will make you want to pick up a book and put the Kettle on

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket "So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its … Continue reading Books: Quotations that will make you want to pick up a book and put the Kettle on

Food: Herbal tea – What you need to know

Rooibos - It comes from a plant native to South Africa, and the drink there is called redbush tea. It’s caffeine-free and is often touted for its antioxidants. Some researchers believe, based on studies done on animals, that this herb may boost the immune system and help prevent cancer. They are also looking into whether … Continue reading Food: Herbal tea – What you need to know

Entertainment: 10 songs to belt out in the sunshine!

I'm walking on sunshine by Katrina and the Waves Summer nights by Grease It's a beautiful day by Michael Bublé Hips don't lie by Shakira Whenever wherever by Shakira Really don't care by Demi Lovato Sorry not sorry by Demi Lovato Confident by Demi Lovato Bring me sunshine All the happy songs from ABBA What's … Continue reading Entertainment: 10 songs to belt out in the sunshine!