New Year’s Resolutions

The absolute staple of New Year’s posts! Has it really been a new year if bloggers don’t all post their resolutions? I like to post mine to try to hold myself somewhat accountable. I’ve already posted my Blogging Goals, so if you’re interested in that, please have a look! Obviously those things are sort of part of my resolutions, but I wanted to do a separate post for some more personal goals! I would love to know if you’re trying to do anything similar to myself, and I’d love to know if you have any other resolutions as well. I feel like sharing resolutions definitely helps me to stick to them, and if you feel the same, I’m definitely up for chats about it in the comments.

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Goodbye 2020!

2020 is almost over, and while I won’t be sad to see it go, an awful lot of good things have happened for me, though not as I expected! I thought now was a good time to take a look back on the things I’ve achieved, as well as checking on the 22 goals I wrote when I turned 22, and my 2020 Reading Goals.

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My Christmas Traditions

Dad’s Stocking

Now I’m too old for visits from Santa Claus, but that doesn’t mean the end of a Christmas morning stocking. My Dad is so dedicated to this tradition that I’m fairly sure he used to make himself a stocking (it was just the two of us at home at the time and I certainly hadn’t put it together…). Inside the stocking is usually a fairly predictable set of mini-gifts: a chocolate orange (or a real satsuma), a £1 coin, some chocolate brussel sprouts (I hate sprouts, anyone else?), and usually some other chocolate gift like a tube of smarties, or a toblerone. I usually open my stocking first out of the things I open with Dad, and then save the rest of the presents a little later in the day.

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Christmas Gift Ideas

It’s the kind of time people are starting to think about Christmas, so I wanted to provide a list of recommendations for places to look for gifts! I know a lot of people are looking to support small businesses this year more than ever. I did make a list of Small Businesses to Support in Lockdown a while ago, so that’s another great resource with even more recommendations. There might be a bit of overlap in the places I name, but I am trying to give different suggestions! I am not affiliated with any of these businesses, and any marked with an * are ones I haven’t personally bought from, but plan to. This will also be very UK-focused, though some places may ship internationally.

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My PCOS Experience

Today’s post is quite a personal one, so I’d appreciate it if people were considerate of that in the comments! I’d also like to request that nobody leaves unsolicited advice for me in the comments section, though if you are someone who also has PCOS I would be interested in hearing your own personal ways of managing it. This post is going to be broken down into three stages: my diagnosis and the process of that, my initial reactions, and then finally the changes I’ve made since going vegetarian to make sure my diet is a bit more PCOS friendly. I want to make this very clear: I am not a doctor, and I am not an expert, or qualified in any sense. This post is just me sharing the research I’ve done and the steps I have taken. I’m not perfect, and although I’ve done my best to make sure what I say is accurate, there may be some inaccuracies. Please do more research, and speak to a medical professional if you suspect you might have PCOS, or before you make any lifestyle changes. I will link some sites I have used at the bottom for reference.

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