It’s getting to that time in my life where some of my friends are starting to get on the property ladder and here I am, still living with my parents at 27 still nowhere near the first rung of that ladder. I’m going to be moving back down to Winchester in September, where I’ll be renting (probably a room in a house share) whilst I study for my Masters degree, but once that’s over and I’ve managed to find myself a decent job, I’ll be back to scrimping and saving all in the hopes of getting together enough for a deposit. If I want to stay down in Winchester, I’d need quite a lot more than I would if I was up here in the Midlands, the house prices are ridiculous down there! View Post

My hair has been many different shades and styles over the last fifteen years. There was the time when I was at high school and was bullied relentlessly for having ginger hair, so I bleached it all and absolutely destroyed the condition of it, then when I turned sixteen I started to dye it red and eventually had it all chopped off into a pixie cut – both of these styles didn’t suit me at all and were huge mistakes.

For the past few years I’ve been embracing the ginger and dying my hair a nice coppery orange which I feel really suits me. When I was invited to the Bad Apple Hair Salon in Birmingham for a colour transformation, I had a think about what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to keep the orange as it’s so easy to maintain with my roots, but I wanted to have something a little different at the ends. For the past couple of months I’d been using a temporary dye from Bleach London just to colour the ends of my hair bright red but I was a bit bored of that, so after discussing it with my friends, I decided to try for a bright yellow. View Post

If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that I recently took a trip to Barcelona. This was my first proper visit to mainland Spain (I’m not counting the 4 days I spent at Portaventura World in April as we didn’t leave the theme park!) and my first Spanish holiday since 2001, so I was really excited to experience the culture and more importantly – the food.

Rachel had done a lot of research before we went and had picked out a number of places that she wanted to visit. Although I am a fussy eater, I can usually find something that I will enjoy on any menu, so I was happy to go anywhere and I know that I can trust her to make good decisions. View Post