Saturday, 8 October 2016

Blogtober #8 // #LPP Event

Hello Spookies! Today I thought I'd blog about an event I went to what seems like forever ago. It was in July, so it basically was forever ago. The wonderful Liverpool Period Pride event was hosted by Alisha and Samantha and it was wonderful. LPP was in aid of The Whitechapel Centre, a very important cause. Many homeless people have no access to hygiene products during their period, which can lead to really serious health problems. We all donated plenty of menstrual hygiene products and raised money through a raffle and a second-hand stall and I'm super proud of everyone for how much we raised!

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Blogtober #6 // My 4 Favourite Vinyls

Hello Spookies! Today for Blogtober I thought it'd be great to talk vinyls. My record collection is definitely in its infancy and is predominantly made up of second-hand eBay finds and charity shop gems. I had a rifle through my tiny collection to pick my top 5 out and they're pretty groovy.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Blogtober #4 // A-Z of Me

Hello Spookies! I thought today I'd do an A-Z of me post! I loved reading Jemma's and really wanted to do my own. So go forth and take an alphabetised look into the weirdo who writes the blog.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Blogtober #3 // Does University Change You?

"You'll totally change at university!"
"Everything will be different at university."
"You'll be a completely different person when you go to university!"

As an 18 year old with serious confidence issues, who was becoming increasingly terrified about going to university, these were the responses I was almost always met with. Even by people who had never been to university. But was this well-meant advice helpful, or true at all?

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Blogtober #2 // Viva La Vegan

Hello Spookies! A wee while ago, Freddie and I went to a vegan festival in Liverpool run by the brilliant Viva! and of course, it was jam-packed with amazing vegan brands, from food to clothes to beauty products. Among the many gems was a brand called Viva La Vegan who sell some really fabulous vegan-themed clothes.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Blogtober #1 // Shiverpool

Hello Spookies! It's October, the best month of the year, and time to embark on Blogtober! I've never tried Blogtober or a blogging-marathon before so fingers crossed it goes well, eh? I have a pretty intense month ahead, having just begun a Masters degree and being about to start working as seasonal Halloween staff in a costume shop, so hopefully that will give me lots to talk about rather than making me produce an inconsistent mess of posts.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Vegan Dinner Date #1 // Brasco Lounge

Hello Spookies! When I got accepted onto my Masters Degree course, Freddie took me for dinner to celebrate (I'm a lucky gal) and it was over dinner here, whilst chatting about his newfangled blog, that we came up with the idea for a collaborative blog series. So, here it is - Vegan Dinner Date - where Freddie and I each do a post about our experience at wherever we've had vegan food! Without further ado, here's the first post, all about the vegan food at Brasco Lounge.


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

What's in My Bag? // First Day of Master's

Hello Spookies! Just in case you missed all of my rambling on Twitter, I got accepted onto my Masters course and I am so excited to start lectures! My first day was yesterday and it was my induction day. Well, a mini version of the induction day as I didn't get my place confirmed until after the main one had happened. However, this was a blessing as instead of a terrifying lecture hall of 50+ people, I got a chilled-out classroom of 8. Phew! But what did I take with me, eh?

Thursday, 15 September 2016

A More Eco-Friendly Period

I was super jazzed when the folk at Veeda* contacted me and asked if I'd like to try some of their pads and tampons - they're a great, more eco-friendly alternative to the usual pads and tampons on the shelves so I jumped at the chance to try them. Veeda sent me a set of sanitary products and a lovely information pack about their products and periods to use.

Guess which fool used the pads before taking photos then lost the information packs whilst moving house? This one!

Saturday, 2 April 2016

A Wonderful New Feminist Zine!

Hey Spookies! The lovely Melly-Em was kind enough to send me a copy of Women Can Be*, a brilliant new feminist zine that she's the editor of. It's a beautiful and powerful collection by five artists, and a really good read.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

An Alternative to Alcohol

Fentimans were generous enough to send me some bottles of their new Sparkling Lime and Jasmine Botanical Drink* before they launch it this March. I was really jazzed to try this as it has been described as a 'credible alternative to alcohol' by Fentimans. I don't drink and it'd definitely be nice to have something a bit fancier than lemonade to sip on when your friends are drinking wine.

Friday, 15 January 2016

My Carrion Crow Skull - Taxidermy and Oddities

Hi Spookies! For the longest time, I've been really interested in oddities and taxidermy collections and have found myself watching countless videos on youtube of other people's collections. I know lots of people think it's creepy or gross, and honestly, certain types of taxidermy and oddities I still find a tiny bit icky, but for the most part I find it fascinating and beautiful.