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I think it’s safe to say that the last seven days have been some of the busiest in the history of my life. I produced two major pieces of work; I said goodbye to my best friend who is moving to Rio; I celebrated the end of term with old work colleagues and visited the school I used to work at to watch their end of year production before heading off to secondary school. Add to that a new PM, yet another terrorist attack in France and complete chaos in Turkey.

I am exhausted.

If you have had a week like mine, grab an iced coffee, sit in the sunshine and catch up on the last week with a few of my Sunday papers.

Hair Braiding

Health is Wealth

A Broken Party

To My Sixteen Year Old Self

ADDICTED

Baby Boom!

Stress

Stalker

Food Fad

Dystopia

Self-Employed?

Party

Break the Mould

Smile, Love!

Age V Body Image

Our Female PM

Black Lives Matter

Have a good one!

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Although I have been enjoying the sporadic sunshine that June has had to offer so far, I have also very much enjoyed this weekend’s warm, wet and cosy weather. Here are some interesting/infuriating and downright necessary reads to get you through this summer’s evening.

Blood

Unflattering

Vote

Listen

Telegone

Book Worm

Stop the Crazy

Speak Up Labour

Baby Talk

Self Love

Penis Chat

Sex Survey

Why?

Fashion

Self Harm

Happy Ending

Which Race Are You In?

Save Our Planet

SHE IS SOMEONE

Have a wonderful week, everyone.

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I know that this week’s run down is a little later than usual, but I was thinking that maybe it’s not such a bad thing? I don’t know about you, but I can rarely sleep until the early hours on a Sunday night, so if you’re like me and are looking for something to occupy your eyeballs until you fall asleep, here are my top picks to ease you into dreamland…

Privilege

Da Moon

Drug Hell

Being Depressed Online

Get Wind Of It

Positive Anxiety

Pro Choice

Live Like a Dane

Anorexia

I Dunno

Revenge Line

Being Tall

Have a great week.

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Longer days and brighter evenings have made everything just that little bit better this week. Open your window wide, make some fresh coffee and hop back into bed for a bit to enjoy my favourite pieces from the last 7 days…

Relevant

Inner Critic

So bang on

Debate

One Night Stands

Birth control for men

Nostalgia

Netflix is important

Oh, Maria

Abuse

Sapiosexual

Funniest piece I’ve read all year

YES

Have a wonderful week.

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I’ve been rubbish, I know. It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I’ve no real excuse. Except for that I’ve been consumed by end of term madness and a bit of a hectic time of it at the moment. But it’s Easter Sunday and here are some of my favourites from the last seven days for you to enjoy. Proper post to come soon. Have a great Easter break.

Read

Boob is Best

WOAH

Food for Thought (excuse the pun)

It’s madness

Gender

Mental Health

Irish History

True Story

Disgraceful

Love your Labia

Predrinks

Watch

London Love

Girl Talk

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Despite the chill, spring has certainly arrived in London.

Brighter mornings and longer evenings are edging ever closer and, my god, do I need them.

I have a new favourite spot in my living room where I like to read and do all my best blogging, so go and find your own sunny space and have a browse of my favourite reads from the last seven days to kick off your Sunday.

Articles

Stay Positive

‘Ands’, no ‘Buts’

Change Your Life

Money Talk

What does it mean to be a woman in 2016?

If You’re Squeamish, Don’t Look

Megalolz

Proper food for thought

Mum’s the Word

Free the Nipple

Junior Doctors: an opinion

Heart Strings

Sometimes, just be

Homelessness

Blog Love

Choose You

Happy Mondays

Coffee Break

And, because it’s 2016, here’s two to watch:

#FOF

#theimportanceofbeingalone

Have a wonderful week!

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As my month of love continues to grow, I thought I would stick to all things relationships and sex for this week’s Sunday Papers post. Here’s my round up of romance from the last 7 days.

Sex Myths Decoded

Single and Proud

Going the Distance

Dating at 30

Sober

For When Cupid Doesn’t Strike

A Love Story

Bag a Bargain

Addicted to Love

Ridin’ Solo

Couples Living With Couples

When Divorce is a Good Thing

Women Enjoy It Too

I can’t get no…

Have a great week.

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It’s a new year. I can’t feel my toes and I am finding it increasingly difficult to stay awake. Where did afternoon naps and selection boxes go? I say we stay inside this Sunday and catch up on the latest. Here are my favourite reads from the last seven days. Grab a hot drink and tuck in.

Gingers Rocks

Lessons in Feminism

Happy Birthday Katie!

The Glastonbury seal has been broken

Stress Less

Meaningful Mornings

For When 3 Isn’t A Crowd

Singles Day?

Bowie is Gone

Getting There

The Marriage Question

One Night Stands: the rules

Gentrification

Ambition doesn’t have to be a mood killer

Travel Well

Goodbye Alan

Female Pop Art

Survivors

British Drug Customers

Have a good one.

THE SUNDAY ROUNDUP – 2015

large (20)I started The Sunday Papers a few months ago when I decided that I wanted to share my favourite articles of the week with you. The idea was to get people reading, generate discussions around important topical issues and discover some great online magazines along the way. However, when I sat down to write my final Sunday Papers post of the year, I decided that – instead of sharing my media highlights of the week with you – I would share my personal “life highlights” from the last 365 days.

I am a great believer in gratitude, optimism and glass half-fullness, so I’d like to share these moments with you in a bid to celebrate the goodness of 2015 rather than dwelling on the negative that sometimes seems to surround us.

So here goes.

Falling in Love with my Blog Again

Back in March, restless before my 26th birthday and impending nose-dive into my late twenties, I decided to invest in a new web layout. Although I will soon be able to do this myself, web design was out of my reach at the time and I chose to use Pipdig who were an absolute dream to work with. I was so happy with the design and ease of application and would recommend them to anyone looking for a change. The fact that I am still loving the layout after 9 months is testament to how pleased I am with the result. Best investment of the year.

One Room. All of my Favourites.

After a bit of a tumultuous few months, I decided to have a low maintenance birthday this year and invited all of my best ones to my boyfriend’s flat for drinks and a jaunt into Tooting. The best birthdays are the ones spent with food, drink and good people. Nailed it.

Watching Florence + The Machine at Glastonbury

By far my favourite moment of 2015. I’ve seen her perform before and since Glastonbury and I’ve never felt the way I did when watching her on the Pyramid Stage that night. Magical.

10 Year Reunion and the Realisation that Life is Good

My school reunion made me realise that things rarely change between good friends. After nervously teetering in stilettos, arm in arm with the same friends I’ve had since my school days, I had an epic evening catching up with the women of my past and celebrating our achievements. From engagements and travel to babies and career moves, we had all moved on but still shared the same (hilarious and sometimes shocking) memories that shaped us and even managed to find time to sing a rendition of Whitney Houston’s The Greatest Love of All – a song close to my year group’s hearts – one last time. Ten years on, we were all still a long way from where we had predicted we’d be in our year books, but it was still reassuring to know that everyone was doing okay after all these years.

An all-girls BBQ in Beckenham and the night of a thousand Old Fashions

On the hottest day of the year, a friend of mine threw a birthday party in her back garden, which just so happens to be the size of a football pitch, with her parents, who just so happen to be some of the best around. A few Hungarian shots, home grown food and potent wine later, we hung out in the evening breeze, arguing over whether to have Kisstory or Magic on the radio and trying to make sure Helen (the birthday girl) was still standing (she wasn’t). That day spent in her garden was the most carefree I had been in a while and, just to add to it (because Summer evenings have a knack for surprising you) a friend and I ended up crashing a boy’s night out in Brixton and discovered a secret bar where we drank Old Fashioneds and talked until the early hours. For some reason this ordinary day became one of my highlights of the year.

The 4th of September 2015

Just a very good day indeed.

An Engagement to Remember

Finally, and most importantly, one of my oldest friends got engaged just before Christmas. IN NEW YORK. I cried, I screamed, I did all of the things that I thought I would do if I were to get engaged. I had no idea that someone else’s joy could bring me so much happiness, but it turns out it can. When you’ve grown up beside someone and shared their boy history along the way, seeing them so happy with someone you adore as much as them? Priceless. And the perfect end to 2015.

So that’s it from me and my year. What were your highlights of the last 365 days? Be sure to write them down and be thankful for them. Who knows what the next twelve months might bring…

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