Category Archive: Life

Veganuary round-up!

Well, it’s the 1st of February which means that Veganuary is officially over. I’ve eaten a vegan diet for a whole month, and as of today I can go back to eating whatever… Continue reading

Veganuary update (and why you must never pet a baby cow)

Well, it’s mid January and my Veganuary experiment is halfway done. I am so pleased with how its going so far – I feel great, I’m cooking and shopping much more purposefully, and… Continue reading

Rogue Eight

  Hi Pals, I’ve been so excited to see the new Star Wars film. Even though nowadays I’m not that keen on films in general because they’re so long and I have trouble remembering… Continue reading

Not a New Year’s Resolution 

Well here I am. I haven’t written anything for a while but you know how much I love the New Year. Nothing like a new year to get me all riled up into a… Continue reading

We need to talk about Spectre

It’s a classic movie cliché, right? The heroine swoons and gasps while the hero is involved in a gun fight, they somersault off a moving train, walk through the desert for what has to be a… Continue reading

Do SOMETHING

I’ve been looking back at some old photos this week and getting a bit thoughtful. This photo was taken at Reading festival in 2012 and I look so different! (or at least, I think I… Continue reading

Happy Birthday!

Dude. Happy Birthday. My sister is another year older and it’s weird. (I, like Joey from friends, find it rather disconcerting that people perpetually grow older.) Anyway, even though I’ve already wished Abi Happy Birthday… Continue reading

Brighton

Rob and I took at trip to Brighton a few weeks ago and I took my beloved Diana F+ film camera with me. We mainly explored the Lanes and spent time hanging out… Continue reading

You’re not Nineteen forever

(pull yourself together) I’m definitely a sun baby. Pumpkin Spice season isn’t even over yet and I’m already buried in my duvet dreaming of sun and sleep and mojitos. I mean, you can… Continue reading

Updates

Well, I’m sick. And as everybody knows, I am a massive drama queen. This means I’ve barely had any time to do anything what with all of the feeling-sorry-for-myself, snottily-moping-around-the-house and coughing-resentfully-at-anybody-who-will-listen. It’s a hard life.… Continue reading

Binned Alaska (see what I did there…)

I feel like Ian from Bake Off.  In case you don’t follow The Great British Bake Off as closely as I do (i.e. if you have a life), Diana took Ian’s Baked Alaska… Continue reading

Gap Life 3

Paloma Faith is my spirit animal. (Expecto Paloma!) I’m getting closer to heading off and living on a tiny student budget, so I’ve mostly been packing, making lists, and trying to eat all… Continue reading

Gap life 2

Last night I had a dream that I was at University. In my first week, sort of awkwardly making friends, and Barack Obama was hanging out with us. It should be noted that currently the only… Continue reading

Gap Life

Note: this actually turned into a little bit of a rant, punctuated with what I like to think of as some fairly witty remarks, but a rant none the same, so here are… Continue reading

ReadFest

Reading. Aghhh. Reading was amazing. As ever. Massive props to the guy who chivalrously allowed me to go ahead of him into the only decent-looking bathroom stall (I use the word decent in… Continue reading

The town that nobody knows.

I’m home. There is nothing so comforting as familiar streets, familiar faces, and familiar sheets. Travelling is the best thing that I have ever done, but, this will always be my home. Talking… Continue reading

Anxiety is a real thing. (I made an infographic to prove it…)

Hello! Today, instead of having fun, I thought we could all have a psychology lesson. Don’t say that I never do nice things for you… Since I got back from Italy I have… Continue reading

Home!

I have so enjoyed sleeping, seeing friends and having a bit of a gelato detox* since I got home, and it has been nice to try and get a handle on things and… Continue reading

The science of leaving.

Hello! I’m just in the interim stage at the moment between leaving-work and leaving-the-country, and I’m starting to go absolutely crazy. When I get stressed out, I begin to obsessively organise things, until… Continue reading

Welcome to the Zooniverse (again)

I recently posted my 75th post! Which, if I had been married to my blog, and each post represented a year of marriage, would be my Diamond anniversary as PrettyVacantPirate! (According to Wikipedia.… Continue reading

Packing Algorithms

Packing. Seriously, it’s like this crazy test of skill and decision-making, and it stresses me out. So I did what any rational person would do. I made a flow chart. Here’s my foolproof… Continue reading

Social Media

I love blogging, and I enjoy being a part of the social media of WordPress, much more than I enjoy being a part of Facebook, or Twitter, or, you know, Bebo. I have… Continue reading

The Business of Blogging.

So, I have finished the oh-so-exciting-and-also-incredibly-frustrating-and-surprisingly-time-consuming project that I have been working on. I decided to make little ‘business cards’ so I could give my blog address to friends and family so that… Continue reading

Okay

So, I’m halfway through the latest in a seemingly interminable series of train journeys, on, no less, a particularly crappy train (the ones with no fold-down tables and the weird manually opening doors… Continue reading

Time Passes

Apologies for the shoddy blogging, could do better, I know I know. The fact is that nobody wants to hear me complain and that’s all I seem to be able to do at… Continue reading

Nirvana

So, this Thursday, I went to London with Ross and Emily to see The Airborne Toxic Event play a gig at KoKo nightclub in Camden Town. We buttoned up our top buttons, wore… Continue reading

This is the way the world ends…

Not with a bang, but a: I’m busy. I am starting to day dream about being in bed, and at night… I also dream about being in bed. Really , it’s my main… Continue reading

Teenage Dirtbag.

I went to York! It is such a lovely historic town, and the University keeps it alive and kicking. There’s a coffee shop on every corner, huge open spaces, beautiful parks, an amazing… Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Craft.

As you may expect, I did some crafty stuff for Valentine’s Day gifts. I’m going to do a few quick tutorials, to show you how easy it can be to tell the people… Continue reading

If this is love, love is easy…

…It’s the easiest thing to do, I know, I know, I’m spilling over a little from the designated Valentine’s time period, but this is the last one, I promise. Valentine’s day seems to… Continue reading

Viva Bosc Vegas

This weekend, Emily and I went to visit Ross at his University in Bournemouth. We went to Wagamamas, which is a rare treat for all of us, and we were all a bit… Continue reading

I am dying Egypt, dying.

A plague a’both your houses, I am sped. I go, and it is done, the bell invites me. A hit, a very palpable hit! I’m sick, in case you were wondering why I… Continue reading

An Hour in the Café, closing time.

It’s almost as if the chef thinks I’m forgetful. “I’m going on my break at six, okay?” Yes, yes, I nod distractedly and carry on dealing with the huge queue of customers that… Continue reading

Café-eine

Caffeine. Or, to correctly paraphrase most of my customers; CAFFEINEEEEE! For some people, caffeine seems to be essential to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and things can get pretty ugly when… Continue reading

Ten

As of this morning, I am officially free of Exams! I get a bit worked up around exam and revision time, and tend to spend hours at a time either revising, or else… Continue reading

Nine

Exciting news reveal! How exciting. I’m going to hand over now, I had to do a lot of wheedling and have several severe words to wangle this for you, so enjoy 😉 Now I know… Continue reading

Eight kids and counting…

Sounds like the title of a controversial documentary, right ? Actually, I am referring to the Bell family. The Bell family is an extraordinary group of children, all of whom have been adopted… Continue reading

Siete!

Hello there, long time no see and all that. I won’t apologise for my recent lack of posts. Any posts posted over the past few weeks would have been entirely composed of non-cheery… Continue reading

On the Sixth day of Christmas

“Ugh, do you remember when she used to write funny posts about coffee?” Rude. But yes I do remember. Oh happy days, when the antics of my customers made me mildly amused, instead… Continue reading

On the Fifth Day of Christmas

Happy Twelfth Night! It’s so very awkward that I haven’t finished my twelve days of Christmas… Five gold things Sometimes I think that five good things everyday is a good amount of good… Continue reading