Rachel Hawkins

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It’s OK To Not Be OK

It’s OK to not be OK.<p>That’s the slogan for the fantastic Post Natal Depression charity PANDAS. It’s also very true in its meaning.<p>I’m not feeling OK. …

Make Time To Talk

Today, Thursday 4th February 2016, is Time To Talk Day. An initiative started by the wonderful mental health charity Time To Change.<p>We’re well versed …

Top 10: Music Albums

It’s been a while since I compiled a Top 10 blog. When I first created Our Rach Blogs, writing Top 10 lists was what it was all about. As time went …

5 Reasons I Love Coronation Street

Coronation Street. It’s an institution isn’t it? The longest running soap in British history has had legions of loyal fans ever since its debut back …

Return Of The Anxiety

Ah, my anxious foe, I thought I’d bid farewell to you, only it seems I’d been rather previous.<p>I think I’m guilty of taking my mental health for …

Top 10 Brit Award Performances

Guess what? It’s the Brit Awards tonight! I chuffing well love a good old award show and the Brit Awards are up there for me.<p>It’s been a great year …

Why Mum Friends Are So Important

I consider myself very lucky.<p>I was pregnant alongside 3 of <b>cheap football kit</b><b>s</b> my very good friends. There were 3 of us who were each 3 months behind …

Review: Aquila Restaurant Bristol

Before I start, I feel I need to make you aware of a few points. Firstly, I am in no way a restaurant critic so if you’re expecting some sort of …

The Liebster Award

I’m really very flattered and pleased to have received a Liebster Award nomination from the lovely Realweegiemidget.<p>For more information on exactly …

Top 10 80’s Songs.

I was born in 1986, so although was only alive for 4 years of the 80’s, I can fully appreciate the music that was released in this decade. Here’s a …

2015 Has The X Factor

I wasn’t planning on watching The X Factor this year. I get bored of the hype, it seems to last longer than the build up to Christmas and it feels …

10 Signs I’m Getting Old(er)

I know I mention my fear of getting old quite a lot on my page. Each day that comes, I’m one step closer to waving goodbye to my twenties and I’m …

Top 10 Celebrity Big Brother Moments

I’m excited. Celebrity Big Brother is back this week and I simply cannot wait. <br>I have a love/hate affair with the normal Big Brother, there’s too …

I Love A Bit Of Tat

Had to be careful not to add a W into the title of that one.<p>I’ve got a new favourite shop. It’s not a clothes shop or a shop that sells make up or …

Top 10 Greatest X Factor Performances

Following my gushing post about how much I enjoyed the opening week of the latest series of The X Factor, it got me thinking. Say what you want about …

Top 10

Oil Pulling – Review

I’ve been quite lucky in that my teeth have always been reasonably white, however, as I get older I’ve noticed years of smoking, caffeine etc. have …

Legend

I hate the cinema. I’m not a fan. I don’t like other people you see, munching on their popcorn, rustling their packets, laughing, fidgeting, kicking …

Save CBEEBIES

I saw the most horrifying post on Facebook this morning. It stopped me in my tracks and made my mouth hit the floor in shock. I simply couldn’t …

Are You A Dolloper Or A Dribbler?

Tomato ketchup. I love the stuff, in the fridge (don’t knock it til you’ve tried it folks), LIDL or Heinz being the best brands. I have it on pretty …

Review: Skinny Tan

I’m sure by now, you’re all aware just how much I love fake tan. I practically bathe in the stuff. I have a specific day for tanning and a specific …

Doctor Foster

Every now and again, I’ll watch something that floors me. It could be a drama series, documentary or perhaps a film. It doesn’t happen often, but …

Top 10 Favourite Foods

I can’t cook. I make no secret of my lack of culinary skills. I have approximately 7 months to turn this around as I really want to learn to cook by …

I’m On My Soapbox: The Real Cost Of Benefit Cuts

One of my biggest regrets in life is that I didn’t continue with a course I started when I was 20. I’ve always had an interest in politics ever since …

A Punishment To Fit The Crime

Crime and punishment. It’s something I’ve always taken very seriously when making my decision on who to vote for in the General Election. I’m a law …

10 Mantras I Believe In

I’ve not been in a good place lately. Like I’ve said before on my blog, when I’m not feeling OK I’ll write about it, it’s cathartic and if it helps …

Top 10 ‘Ecards’

E cards, they’re a relatively new thing, well they’re certainly new to me. I only discovered them a year or so ago through social media. I love them, …

Run, Wes, Run!

Earlier this year; January in fact, my fiancé Wes told me about a marathon that was taking place locally to us; the Bristol to Bath marathon. He felt …

An Open Letter to Katie Hopkins (AKA The Gobshite)

Katie Hopkins. I can almost hear a collective groan at the mere mention of the woman’s name. I’m yet to meet someone who doesn’t have an opinion on …

Bring Back Spira

I’m pissy.<p>Yesterday I was having a browse through Twitter and came across a hashtag #CadburyCraveyard.<p>What on earth is this? Some sort of chocolate …

Freddie Mercury…..The Greatest Ever Performer

Today (October 31st) marks 40 years of Bohemian Rhapsody. The absolute anthem that was brought to us by the incredible Queen.<p>We all know the song, …