Made in Manchester – My boring backstory


For a few months I’ve been lacking my blogging mojo (read: life mojo) and I didn’t really want to do one of those cringe worthy ‘I’m back’ posts, but there’s something I need to address. I’m well and truly lost in my 20’s. Like many of you, I’ve reached the point where I’m no longer striving for grades, relationships or a good job and I’m basically just floating around life without direction.

I’ve worked so hard to get where I am that life seems to have plateaued. When you can’t see what’s happening in the future, it’s easy to become nostalgic. With that in mind, I thought it would be a positive exercise to share with you guys why I proudly call myself a plastic mancunian. After all, this might not be the place I was born but I’d definitely say it’s the city that raised me.

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Travelling will ruin your life

If you’re privileged enough to even consider taking a gap year or moving abroad for a short while, consider this – how will the experience change you? Maybe you’ll come back cultured; more appreciative of what you have, with a renewed sense of independence. Unfortunately you’ll become all this and more, but when it’s time for you to return home you’ll find that it isn’t always easy to adjust.

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8 little ways to uplift your BFFs today

We get by with a little help from our friends, so it’s important to return the favour. Even our most resilient pals need a little lift every now and again. It’s not all about deep conversations and heart-to-heart sessions, a quick check in with your friend can actually go a long way. Grand gestures aside, it really is the little things that count. We notice them the most when communication stops, so I thought I’d make a list of overlooked things you can do to give your friend a little pick me up.

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Who cares about what people wore to Parklife?

Like most people, I was shocked and appalled by what I saw people wearing to Parklife 2017. By people I mean grown men. Grown men wearing shorts with ghastly unshaven legs. Grown men walking topless through the street – practically naked – exposing their nipples for the world to see. What is becoming of young men, do they not know what attention they could attract by walking through the streets like this?

If you can’t tell by now, I’m being sarcastic.

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