Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Bookmarked #23

Another week and I actually have another post! I haven't disappeared again (yet)! These posts might not contain much of my own writing but they're not the easiest to put together. Sometimes there's a serious lack of articles and posts that speak to me, sometimes everything is too negative. I try to have a mix of links for you here, and I think this month's Bookmarked post may be the best yet! If you get to the end of this post (or just scroll past everything else) I included a few blogs I only recently discovered for myself and I'm so bloody in love with them so you must read them too!
(Unrelated pic of my garden frog)
  1. If you read nothing else here let it be this (but don't read the comments!) - The Reality That All Women Experience That Men Don't Know About.
  1. 12 books with badass female characters - I added most of these to my 'to-read' list on Goodreads, and was happy to see I've read a couple already! Cinder is a cracking book and I gotta get the next in the series! The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is good, but I couldn't carry on with the series because *spoiler alert* she has PTSD and an abusive ex...
  1. A sex-positive post that is also funny!? Yes please! - 16 thoughts girls have when they fanny fart.
  1. Refuse to fight small battles with petty people - I read this while feeling annoyed at certain petty people in my life haha. Basically, let it (or them) go!
  1. Elusive Arabian sand cat spotted after 10 years - cute cat and yay science and nature!
  1. AirBnB's racism problem is bigger than a few racist hosts - I knew AirBnB had an issue with racist hosts but I had no idea it was pushing people out of their homes.
  1. 10 things I learned from hitchhiking - I have wondered about hitchhiking for a while and this post has pretty much sold it to me! Pick me up, adventure awaits! Or something less goofy...
  1. Basil jalapeno corn fritters - I'm on a jalapeno hype since trying them for the first time on the Veg-Mex vegan burger at Handmade Burger Co. so I reeaaally can't wait to try them in this recipe. Corn is one of my fave vegetables as well! Who am I kidding, most vegetables are my fave vegetables!
  1. 20+ Disney Movies that are not for kids! - maybe you will already have heard of these films but I hadn't heard of the majority until Danielle made this wonderful list! 
  1. I failed my a-levels & ten years later I am running my own biz - some encouragement from a wonderful (and successful) blogger and biz owner.
  1. 9 Lies my OCD tells me - we could all stand to learn more about mental illnesses, and not just the seemingly 'popular' ones like depression or anxiety. OCD is one that too many people reeeeaaally don't understand, and I still hear so many people say shit like "I have to wash my plates up straight away, I'm sooo OCD hehe!" (a mate at uni legit said this, I ain't even joking). This post from Nicole is so raw and honest it'll give you a little insight into what it's like living with this mental illness.
  1.  Do you love PokemonGo but also love Horror?! Put them together you get the game Night Terrors! Which was actually proposed before PokemonGo before anyone says they copied... they are releasing later simply because it's been developed independently, unlike PokemonGo which is Nintendo. I'd probs be too scared to play alone but damn I wanna try this!
And now for three new favourites (new as in new to me, maybe not actually new to you!)
  1. Eco Fluffy Mama - Tamsin writes about reusable menstruation products and zero waste living. She's also hoping to bring back more lifestyle/personal posts to her blog! Yay
  2.  Thrifty Vintage Fashion - I am very new to reading Nicole's blog and I haven't spotted a fashion post yet! She writes amazingly about mental health (read her 9 Lies My OCD Tells Me post above), blogging, and photography, and probably much more but I've only spent the last couple of days stalking  ahem scrolling through her blog... 
  3.  And last, but deffo not least, Emma Lowther - this girl is so real and I totally wanna go to a festival with her and bitch about boys forever. Emma writes about feminism and politics, with some lifestyle posts thrown in for good measure.

I still have quite a few links saved up I wanna share! Ooh, do I add them to this post or save them for the next one? Maybe I'll save them and try and do another one sooner... read any good articles or blog posts lately? Let us know in the comments! Link to them even! Sharing is caring and whatnot 😉 


  1. You always save the best links! I've immediately opened up number 2 as I'm on the hunt for a good read (been ages since I got lost in a good read!). Also interesting about Airbnb!

    Sinéad ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

  2. I'm definitely checking out link 2. Thanks for sharing girl!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

  3. Ah thank you! I haven't done one of these posts in a while so I have loads of links saved still!

  4. It has some great recommendations! I especially loved Cinder! :)

  5. I love Danielle's post on the Disney films not suitable for kids - it was so good and so glad to see it here too! I love the sound of that Night Terrors game as well - I'm a big horror fan, so I'll have to find out some more about it, and the sand cat is just gorgeous! Loads of great posts here and I've already bookmarked several. - Tasha

  6. I read the 9 lies my OCD tells me post and it really hit home, I thought it was so well written and I love that people are sharing their battles with different mental illnesses. About to read about the badass female characters as well!

  7. Ooh I look forward to seeing those!! :)

  8. aw thank you so much for mentioning me! It really means a lot! I noticed all your lovely comments and I was like aww your so cute and kind! I do do fashion posts ever now and again! It's just I'm a one man band so taking decent outfit photos is so hard! I am so glad you enjoyed my 9 lies my OCD tells me post, because I was super scared about that one going up xx

  9. i love these kinds of posts, this will definitely give me something to do when i'm feeling bored!

  10. I haven't watched most of them so I'll be going back to her list for inspiration when I need new films!

    I can't wait for the game to come out!! :D thank youu lovely :) xo

  11. Me too, there were several on there that I hadn't heard of either!

  12. I'm been looking for new books to read, so link number two is perfect for me. BA female characters are just the cherry on top!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  13. I agree, so well written! I learnt more about a mental illness I didn't know a lot about before. Enjoy, it suggests some great books!

  14. Ah no worries lovely, can't believe I only just found you and your blog! Haha don't worry about the lack of fashion posts, everything you post is amazing anyway, and you can tell how much hard work you put into it. I totally understand, I used to do outfit posts too! Sometimes I enrol my boyfriend as photographer haha (such a blogger cliche)!

    You're so brave for posting it <3 I haven't posted an update on my mental health in a while. Maybe soon though, I have an assessment tomorrow to see what therapy is best for me! Is it sad I'm excited haha?! xo

  15. Ah thank you! I love these kind of posts too haha, always find more to read! xo

  16. It suggests some fab books! I recently read Cinder and it's awesome! I need to get my hands on the second book in the series though... xo