A song that reminds me of my ex is…

I’m not sure that I’ll ever forgive my ex for ruining Pink Floyd. PSA: I am no longer listening to any funky music that a white boy plays in my presence, because I am now crippled by stress and anxiety every time ‘our song’ comes on.  Spotify and their personalised ‘Repeat Rewind’ playlists have been unintentionally screwing me over lately. Even though it’s been over a year … Continue reading A song that reminds me of my ex is…

My Valentine’s win/fail was…

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Valentine’s edition. I’m going to politely leave this here, because I know that there has to be at least one person out there that needs to shake off their Valentine’s blues by dancing around in their underwear and belting out this chorus to themselves in the mirror. This one’s for you, my friend: take it or leave it. … Continue reading My Valentine’s win/fail was…

My childhood crush was…

Just here to let Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson know that I’m still available xo This week’s Spotify pick was chosen because a) it’s an absolute bop, and b) I spent the majority of 2009-2015 strutting around my bedroom with it blasting through my headphones, lip-syncing in an emotionally-charged performance for every one of my high school crushes (and Robert Pattinson, obvs). In a similar way … Continue reading My childhood crush was…

The worst date I’ve ever been on was…

An ode to wanting nothing more than a drink and a nice conversation. In the words of SAYGRACE: if you want me, act like it. I count myself as one of the lucky few twenty-somethings that hasn’t been on an awful date. Yes, there have been a couple where my nerves got the better of me and I said something ridiculous, and there have definitely been … Continue reading The worst date I’ve ever been on was…

I get the ick when…

That’s an immediate dump, my friend! What is it about men? Apparently, it’s just about everything.  I won’t take credit for the hilarious idea of finding out what my Instagram followers’ ‘icks’ are. After giggling about the different people that we have cried over, which was a few Q&As ago, my friend Hayley suggested that I ask people about what the tell-tale signs that their S-O is … Continue reading I get the ick when…

I cried over someone who…

Reflecting on the exes that didn’t deserve our tears. Repeat after TLC and I: I don’t want no scrubs. (Except, apparently we do, or at least we did.) First of all, I want to say thank you for putting your blind trust in me when you subscribed to Dishing The Dirt. As someone who has been on various different mailing lists for the last couple of … Continue reading I cried over someone who…

Introducing ‘Love Letters To My 20s’: Life Doesn’t End At 25

Published 9th August 2020 by The Indiependent. Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties. “Rambunctious, restless and ramshackle. Roving, raucous and rebellious. My roaming decade; my roaring twenties.” – Dolly Alderton, Everything I Know About Love. “Your twenties,” slurred my best friend’s mum, before she hiccupped, giggled and sipped her over-filled glass of white wine, “will be the best … Continue reading Introducing ‘Love Letters To My 20s’: Life Doesn’t End At 25

Heartbreak Is Bittersweet Grief

Love is brilliant and awful. The two and a half years that I spent with my recent ex-boyfriend have been rewardingly healing, and somehow, now, so excrutiatingly painful. I have only ever been in love, properly, this once. It has made me grow into a better person, and has also managed to crush me into a horrible, bitter one, and it it is completely unexplainable … Continue reading Heartbreak Is Bittersweet Grief