Practicing Self-Love When You’re Feeling Insecure

It takes someone incredibly insightful to recognise that I am not a very secure and self-loving person. On the outside, I’m this enthusiastic, overwhelmingly positive and confident being who loves to spread love and joy to others, yet on my worst days I’m overly-critical, jarringly negative and hurtful to myself. On my best days I…

How Dreams Can Change

When I was little, I wanted to be vet. Despite my obviously creative spark and ability to draw a hundred sketches of my family a day, the career I had planned for myself was to work with animals and why the heck not? I liked pets, vets seemed cool, and it was the one job…

A Fancy Lunch At Shed 5

Every year Wellington holds a city wide food festival called Wellington On a Plate. It’s incredible and being a festival of food, of course I love it. No denying that. Usually, I hit up Burger Wellington (a burger competition across the city’s restaurants) and eat my weight in delicious burgers. Though, I’ve been really  ill…

Happy Second Birthday to My Name In Bold!!!

This blog has now officially existed for two whole years! How freaking cool and exciting is that?! I am totally in awe that I have continued to write for two years about my life and experiences. It’s an amazing little digital space and I love rereading all of my posts to see how much I’ve…

Coping With Everyday Anxiety

Being in the midst of a transitional year is pretty tough for someone who isn’t very good at “going with the flow”. As much as I hate to admit it, I am definitely not an easygoing person. I wouldn’t say that I’m uptight, and I have moments of spontaneity and adventure, but I’m not good…

The Sunday Edit

Not going to lie, I legit have the worst creative block going on right now. I have a million different post ideas fighting for attention in my frazzled brain. I just can’t pick one. Story of my life. Instead of a deep and meaningful post, I decided I’d round up some cool things that I’ve loved…

15 Signs You’re Getting Older

You pick up new and exciting hobbies. Like knitting. Or adult colouring in. The Snapchats you get on a Friday night from your friends are either of them in bed surrounded by cats with face-masks on, eating pizza and watching Friday night TV or playing board games. You go out to a club and feel like the…

Outfits of the Week

GUYS. What am I becoming?! A fashion/lifestyle/beauty blogger or something?! Haha, nah. But I do love reading those types of blogs. Little do people know, but I really, really love clothes, shopping, fashion and stalking cool street style on Instagram. I know that people are surprised by this. To the point that once I went…

8 Lessons I Learned From Aziz Ansari’s ‘Modern Romance’

Modern Romance: An Investigation by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg I have just finished reading Modern Romance, a book that delves into the many facets of dating in today’s technologically advanced world. I absolutely loved it, learned a bucket load of new facts and would highly recommend it to anyone remotely interested in dating/relationships. First off, it’s hilarious. Aziz…

My Everyday Skincare Routine

Hello world, I’m here with something completely different and I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed learning how to take flat lays (honestly, so much fun #blogger). I have to admit that I am slightly obsessed with beauty, fashion and lifestyle bloggers and vloggers. I love pampering myself and making myself look…

Bragging Rights

I keep getting this sinking feeling, like I’m failing in life. Woah, drama queen (always). I’ve finished my Masters degree and since then I’ve felt like I’ve barely achieved anything, which is semi-ridiculous. I feel like a failure because I don’t have a “proper architecture job” or a drivers licence, I don’t blog enough and…

What I Ate Yesterday #2

Hello and welcome back to another food diary! Hope you are all well and getting excited for a long Easter weekend. Here’s what I ate yesterday: BREAKFAST – 4SP (+1SP Coffee) Two toasted Nanna’s waffles (3SP) topped with some raspberries (0SP), 2TBS Anchor Greek-Style Natural Yoghurt (which is my new fave- 0SP) and a drizzle…