As 2020 has made brand new explorers of us all and we discover our local parks and woodlands, I’ve out together a list of the top nature apps I use to help make walks a little more interesting.
Discovering Skillshare has made a huge difference to my life in lockdown, check out the 9 best illustration courses that I took (and loved) on the platform this summer.
Looking for tips on how to quit smoking? Let me share with you what worked for me: a smoker of 24 years who had tried and failed so many times before.
How are you? And how are you getting on with this staying home thing now we’ve hit the four week mark? Are you thriving in lockdown, baking, embroidering, and learning new skills? Or are you climbing the walls yet barely getting out of bed? I completely understand both sides of the coping coin because I […]
My periods and I have had a complicated relationship ever since they first darkened my doorstep in my mid-teens. For twenty years they were nothing but trouble: painful, heavy, and worst of all so irregular that I had no idea when they were going to turn up. I have had every test under the sun […]
Whether for the short term or as a more chronic long term vibe, it’s not too uncommon to find yourself in a situation where you begin to experience brain fog. This mental fatigue can be a symptom of anything from tiredness and stress or, as in my case, a chronic illness. I’ve found brain fog […]
The year is drawing to a close, and December is finally here! Christmas will be with us sooner than we think, and it’s a time of year that every one of us has our annual traditions for; those special things we enjoy doing with our nearest and dearest over the holidays. 2018 has been full […]
On Friday this week, it will be the fifth annual Wear Yellow Day for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and the third year running that I have chatted about it here on the blog. In previous years, I have posted on the day itself and included my yellow outfit, but this year I wanted to talk […]
As you’ve no doubt seen me chatting about over on my social media, not only do I have my own wedding coming up this summer, I’m also attending the wedding of one of my dearest friends too! This has meant lots of scrolling around online for the perfect plus size wedding guest outfit to wear, […]
In case I haven’t gone on about it quite enough lately: me and my fiancé took a trip to Porto a couple of weeks ago and the main reason for heading over was for the wedding of one of his friends. Due to the usually astronomical costs involved in that sort of thing, I haven’t […]
Today marks not only the welcome end of an INCREDIBLY warm week, it’s also the fourth annual CF Trust Wear Yellow Day which is your chance to get involved and support a great cause by posting your ‘yelfie’. Wear something yellow, share a selfie using #cfyelfie on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and then challenge your friends and […]
***This is a guest post by Andrew Godfrey-Meers, a PhD student writing about comics, disability and performance at the University of Dundee. Find him on Twitter here. All NHS demo photography c/o Andrew Godfrey-Meers. *** The NHS & Me It may seem inane to say this, given that most of us were born into it, but I […]
As I’m sure you’ll know by now, this Sunday is Mother’s Day in the UK. I’m not usually too sentimental about it, but my Mum reeeeeeeally is; me and my brother are on pain of death to never forget to mark the day and, frankly, it’s the least we can do. I haven’t done anything […]
I’m completely nosey so I love engagement stories. The small ones, the silly ones, the magical ones. The grand gestures, the intimate ones, and the ones caught on video that go viral; I lap that shit up. I didn’t always love to read engagement tales mind you, they used to make me feel kinda crappy, so […]
So this is it, my last post of 2016, and what a ride it’s been! To round off the year I decided to check out my blog stats for the last 12 months and find out which of my posts have been the biggest hits with you lot, and it’s a mixed bag to be honest. […]
As if this is the 100th post on I Knew I Was Next already! Time moves so quickly, and if you’ll indulge me for a moment I’m going to reminisce a little bit. Although, you can scroll right on to the outfit and eBay tips at the end if you’d prefer, I won’t be offended […]
Last week an exciting new online magazine, She Might Be, launched in the UK. Why is this one exciting, you might ask? Well, it’s the first of it’s kind in that it focuses on plus size fashion, beauty and lifestyle with a true body positive focus rather than the watered down version of “bopo” we […]
Over the years I have read all manner of plus size styling tips and tricks to hide this, accentuate that, flatter my size and style my body in all kinds of ways. After trying them all (and yeah, I really have tried them all) it turns out the only one that ever really mattered is the one […]