Spring is here!
The clocks have gone forward and the flowers are beginning to bloom. This time of year can be so exciting, as everything seems new. But, most excitingly, we get to say goodbye to the gloomy, cold weather and hello to the sun… Or, at least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. It’s Britain. The weather is so unreliable that it could snow next week, but we can only hold out hope that the hot weather will soon be here to torture us.
On with the Round-Up!
Things Anxious People are Tired of Hearing | Recoveringsunset
All kinds of people can struggle with mental health issues, and since they’re mental, it’s pretty much impossible to tell who is dealing with them. Living with mental illness can make every day a struggle, especially the things that are supposed to be easy, like getting out of bed or socialising.
Laura Ivy shares some of the troubles she’s had living with anxiety and how it makes her act in certain situations. It isn’t an easy thing to live with, and the stigma and people not truly understanding what anxiety is don’t help.
I Stole A Rug | Animated Story | ScarfDemon
When Chloe Dungate was 15 years old, she was a master criminal. She committed the heist of the century and we are amazed she pulled it off. She, and we can’t believe we’re sharing this horrific story, stole a rug from a hotel during her family holiday. It’s all over for Chloe – we can hear the sirens now.
In this very funny animation, she shares the dramatic story of this Turkish hotel that meant so much to her and her family and when it was sold to a big corporation. This led her down the path of crime for a day. She still has the rug to this day. That’s evidence, officer.
Early 2000s Makeover: Dying my hair, makeup, outfit! Paris Hilton? Never heard of her | Lovevie
Evie Clark has a bit of an obsession with the early 2000s. So much so that for this video she did a full makeover in order to make herself look like she’d dropped right out of the decade. The scary part about this is that she actually permanently dyed her hair for it. If that isn’t commitment, we don’t know what is!
(PS. If anyone owns a time machine that’ll let us travel back to the early 2000s, we’d really appreciate it if you’d let us borrow it. We miss our childhood.)
Mental Fatigue | Oliver Lam-Watson
Oliver Lam-Watson is a part of the wheelchair fencing team for Great Britain and has been tracking his progress of training and attending competitions in a series of vlogs. In this episode, he shows us what happens after a competition abroad. It’s the come down after the hype.
He talks about his struggles with fatigue in the video, as, although he’s getting more and more fitter, he is still pushing himself further and giving everything he has for the competitions. It really takes it out of you. We wish you the best of luck, Oliver, and hope to see you go on to great things!
MY 10 TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE ON TINDER DATES | #DatesWithKate | Katie Snooks
Almost everyone these days has used or at least heard of online dating and dating apps. Even though it’s such a popular thing, on the surface it’s quite an unsafe activity. You are agreeing to not only talk and share information with a stranger, you’re also putting your trust in them and going out to meet them. We’re always taught not to talk to strangers, but that is exactly what online dating is.
Instead of getting freaked out by that idea and giving up on the online dating scene, take a minute to think about how you can be safe in that situation. Katie Snooks shares her best tips to stay safe from her own experience.
Because you know we can’t stop at just five…
In this clothes haul, Jay of eataliens shows off her top thrift store finds and shows that it’s easy to find adorable clothes at an affordable price. On top of that, she talks about sustainable clothing and buying second-hand goods. Not only are you recycling, but you’re giving an unloved item a new home.
Lily Pebbles has finished decorating the living room of her new house and took us on a very in-depth room tour. She points out each piece of furniture, sharing where it’s from, so if you’re looking for decoration inspiration, this video is for you!