I think it's safe to say that I watch more YouTube than any other media - more than the telly, more than Netflix. I like how accessible it feels, I like that the content tends to be shorter than a TV show or movie, and I feel like I don't need to give it my… Continue reading My YouTubers, Now Your YouTubers?
"Isn't she not a thing of beauty? Don't you just want to not eat her so you can just sit and admire her? She does look as good as she tastes..." Ok, enough objectifying the cookie. She's cute, we get it. But, seriously, look how cute she is. I can't believe I was actually able… Continue reading Chocolate Chunk Cookies Chunkier Than Me
I've found that music is essential to the human experience. Every emotion, every thought, every experience can be condensed into pauses and chords and melodies. This is a playlist best listened to in bed, wrapped up and warm in soft blankets, in the dark, with rain hitting the window outside, and no distractions. Just for… Continue reading Mellow Playlist
"In the stirrups now. Wish you were here..." I'm not lying to you when I say this book's been on my radar since it was first published, and I won't lie to you when I say I avoided it because of race. Not because the author is a black woman, not because the main character… Continue reading “Queenie” by Candice Carty-Williams – A Review
What are you missing during this lockdown? Going out for drinks with your friends? Days out? Wandering around your local high street, looking to see if anything catches your eye? Y'know what these have in common? They all cost money, whether it's £5 or £50. Money allows us access to opportunities and experiences, whether they're… Continue reading What Do I Do With My Money in the Middle of a Lockdown?
Week 8 of lockdown - sanity is adjusting to this new base level. I have forgotten what my friends feel like when I squish them. I miss wandering around the town centre aimlessly, a Costa iced coffee in hand because I felt like spending £2.80. What does 7000 daily steps feel like again? Will I… Continue reading How I’m WFH in the UK Lockdown
When I've said to people in the past that I have a skin disease, they give me this look. It's a look I've come to recognise as "empty acceptance". They understand that a skin disease is a bad thing, but because they can't see it, that's all they can really process - their understanding is… Continue reading Living with a Chronic Disease
Who likes to dress up fancy to go eat breakfast food and get pissed at 11:30 in the morning? Trick question- we all do! If you follow me on Instagram (@heybooblog), you might've seen these golden syrup-drenched beauties that I posted the other week - https://www.instagram.com/p/B-6zSsaFYFc/ How good do they look? That was my first… Continue reading Fluffy Brunch Pancakes
Since the lockdown started here in the UK, there's been a whole slew of "jokes" and dialogue around how being in lockdown = "getting fat". I've seen so many "before/after" memes of skinny people being put next to hippos/elephants/larger cartoon characters, or photos of blank-faced toddlers grabbing their tummies with the caption "Me right now!"… Continue reading The Body Positive Ladies You Need to Follow on Social Media
(This is probably the easiest "recipe" you'll ever find. I don't even think you can call this recipe, to be honest with you, but I don't really know what else to call it.) As someone who doesn't like to commit to recipes that have long periods of waiting in them, and as someone who doesn't… Continue reading Chocolate Pastry Puffs