Including abandoning my sister at the airport.

It all started back in 2006. I was just your average white, private school gal trying to be Emo like my friends even though, deep down, I knew it wasn’t me. The Killers were already on my radar, but that year, When You Were Young came out and I felt like I’d found my niche. As a 13/14-year-old girl, The Killers were my gateway to truly appreciating forms of music other than Pop. I’d said goodbye to the Sugababes and hello to the likes of Razorlight and The Kooks with the help of…

Well, just taking a break for a couple of weeks.

This time last year, the UK went into a full-blown national lockdown. Cue the comedy flashback where I stare off into the distance and remark “I remember it like it was yesterday”. Aside from feeling slightly scared for the world, I was quite happy to be stuck at home. Before the pandemic, I worked in retail, which I loved but it never gave me quite enough time to work on my music. Suddenly, after working countless hours on my feet everyday I finally had the time to actually sit down and make music all day. Hoorah!

I had this whole…

I’m about to get trolled hard.

Yes, I’m nearly 28 years old and I hadn’t watched all three LOTR films until about 5 days ago. And yes I know, I could’ve spent my time more wisely. But hey, we’re still in Lockdown 3.0 in the UK and one has to find a way to entertain oneself amidst all the monotony.

Now I hear you say, why bother writing a dumb article about them? It’s been 20 years and nobody’s going to read this.

Well, my friends, I felt things. Things I did not expect and a little passionate outrage stirred…

And leave you in a good mood.

It’s probably fair to say that this isn’t the 2021 we’d imagined. The monotony of the daily grind and being trapped indoors is beginning to grate on all of us. Moreover, the novelty of baking banana bread or attempting to get that six-pack has worn off, and the motivation reserves are running low. Even the extra peppy people are starting to lose the will to live.

I have certainly fallen into that slump. Sometimes it’s a literal fight just to crawl out of bed, and I think we all know that feeling. …

Want to make money from teaching English online but don’t know where to start? Here’s what I’ve learned so far.

There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the side hustle. Since the pandemic hit, many of us had to find other forms of income. People have made the switch to online and if you can earn some extra cash from your living room, why would not want to do it?

Teaching English online is just one of these many ways and here’s what you need to know to get you started.

1. TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Qualification

It seems pretty obvious, but you will…

And leave you feeling a little less meh.

Winter can often be a difficult time for many of us. Every year we are reminded of how short the days are and just how long it can really feel. Add on the stress of a pandemic and it’s enough to make you want to curl into your sheets and not come out until spring.

Whether you’re like me, stuck in a third UK lockdown, or experiencing a turbulent time across the pond, or just in need of a big old hug, then this is for you. …

Gabriela Kettle

I'm a singer-songwriter from the UK. Novice writer giving it a go. Fitness addict. History nerd with an MA in Ancient History.

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