The incessant ramblings of a twenty something year old

Month: August 2015

Period Party | Real Talk

Period Party | Real Talk

*This post contains sponsored content*Hey guys,So today we are going to talk a fairly taboo subject. I know you don’t want to but unfortunately it’s time we had a chat.First I want to talk about the reason this topic has come up. Recently I was […]

Dukebox Number 2 | Pet Posts

Dukebox Number 2 | Pet Posts

Hi everyone,Happy Hump Day.Jynx received her second Dukebox yesterday so I thought I would give you a quick run down of what she got and how it went down. Gor Reef Octopus I have seen toys like this online and really wanted one for Jynx, […]

Too Busy For Balance

Too Busy For Balance

Jaysis lads, it’s been so hectic lately that I am losing the run of myself. 

I really need to reign it in and get that balance back in my life. I used to always get into work early and out early, to the gym five days a week and eat healthy AND still have time for myself. Lately it doesn’t seem to be following suit, it doesn’t help that I am choosing time to myself over anything else at the moment. I need to get back into my routine of going to the gym and eating better, I am just not happy with me body, at the end of the day that’s the reality of it and I need to do something about it. I am so stuck in this idea that if I don’t go to the gym at a certain time, I need to get out of that idea. Although it will be easier when I have my full license and can just drive to the branch of the gym nearest me whenever it suits.

I also need to get my routine check. I am getting up and going to work at different hours every day. I need to work on being up at the same time every day and in work for set hour, this is probably one of the disadvantages of working on a flexi time system, I can go in later if I like, but I think it is important to set yourself a time, so you keep a routine.

I think unhappiness is key to things getting like this. I think I have solved that problem though so here’s hoping.

How do you all keep balance in your life? I am trying to use my planner more I find that always makes me (and the brain) feel more in control.


Have a great week and good luck to anyone hearing about their CAO choices this week, I remember how nerve racking it was. Just remember that if you don’t get the course you want there is always another option and that everything happens for a reason.

Love always

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Zip Lining | Day Trip

Zip Lining | Day Trip

Hey guys!It was my beautiful friend Caitríona’s birthday the other week and she decided she wanted to do something different to celebrate the occasion. What did she decide to do? Ziplining. Now those of you who know me may be thinking to yourself right now, […]

My Favourite Dish | Recipe

My Favourite Dish | Recipe

NOTE: Sorry this was so late going up guys. Blogger was shooting up loads of privacy issue warnings earlier and wouldn’t let me upload. ENJOY 🙂SECOND NOTE: I just realised the navigation bar at the top of my blog does not work. I will have […]

Summer in Berlin | Guest Post

Summer in Berlin | Guest Post

Hi all, today I am sharing the second in my “How I Am Spending My Summer” Series.
Today’s post is from Jade Rebecca over at https://edgyandelegant.wordpress.com. She has gone to Berlin to spend the summer with a friend. Have a look to see what she had to say.

On June 2nd I got on a plane and traveled to Berlin, Germany, embarking on a slightly terrifying summer adventure with one of my best friends. She had visited the previous summer and fell in love with the city. She lives in Scotland so we do not get to spend a lot of time together throughout the year and we had made plans to spend the summer together, so heading back to her favourite place was something I was ecstatic about.



I have had tons of changes in my life in the past few months, including some pretty big changes in the next year. I will be graduating university in September 2016 and to say I am terrified is an understatement. I realised that I had not comepletely embraced the ‘college’ experience and decided to do something crazy and fun this summer, travelling to Berlin for the summer was on that list. While it is not my final summer before I am out in the big bad world, I wanted to begin exploring the world.
While a J1 visa to the US was definitely on the cards, I decided I would much prefer to wait until I was 21 to embark on my USA adventure so I will be saving that for next summer.
Although two of the three ‘summer’ months have passed I still feel like there is tons of time to try something new or even travel somewhere new. It doesn’t have to be a flight away, explore your own country some more! While in Berlin I have learned a lot about myself and I feel like I have learned a pretty good amount about the German culture and people. In my final two weeks here I plan to visit several museums that I have been dying to see, German history is one of my favourites to learn about and I am excited to see more.


So far this summer we have mainly just explored the city, visited the Holocaust Memorial, seen the sights such as Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburger Tor etc. While it has been a summer for fun I have also been working a lot so it has not all been fun and games. It does not feel as much like a holiday as it had before in the beginning, it now feels more like I live here, which is strange because I have never felt that for a city other than Dublin. It has been amazing to explore a new country that I have not visited and it has been incredible to just live day by day here going through the paces.



 We are now into our final two weeks here and I have loved our time here but I am still excited to head home before I begin university for my third and final year. I miss my family and my dog, there are certain home comforts and Irish food I miss (lucozade, white pudding, red lemonade) but I am so grateful to have had the experience of living in Berlin for the summer, I don’t think I have ever travelled on so many trains until I arrived here. I have definitely fallen in love with the city and hope to visit it again after I leave!

Thanks for that Jade Rebecca and enjoy your last two weeks in Berlin.

Pop back on Sunday when I will be sharing one of my favourite base recipes which I often change and adapt. It is so quick and simple, it may change your life.

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M-Eyebrows | Beauty

M-Eyebrows | Beauty

I know ya’ll think the title of today’s post is genius.There is nothing better than ending your bank holiday weekend with a cup of hot chocolate whilst writing a blog post. It was a good weekend too. I went to see the new Big Bang […]