Middlesbrough (Smoggie) Translation


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As I am from Middlesbrough and live in Newcastle, I often get people misunderstanding the meanings of my words, even my daughter (who has lived here most of her life) and I have a language barrier sometimes, which also results … Continue reading

42 Things All Noughties Teenagers Will Remember

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1. Smirnoff Ice, WKD and Archers. Tiny bottles of sugary alcohol that made you talk to boys, throw up and get told off by your parents. Goody.

2. Spending an entire week waiting for the next episode of The O.C. Fancying Seth Cohen, wanting to be Summer Roberts, and feeling awkwardly not sad when Marisa died. Oh.

3. Stripy highlights. Big blonde chunky strips through your over-straightened hair that made you look like the fourth member of Atomic Kitten, the somewhat cooler version of Kerry Katona.

4. Denim everything. Denim jackets, the perfect denim mini skirt, denim pedal pushers, denim handbags. Firmly believing Bewitched were on to something.

5. Teaming said denim mini skirt with (faux) UGG boots, dolly shoes or bright pink Converse and feeling like you’d finally nailed looking cool on non-school uniform day. Well done you, high five. All the boys will fancy you now.


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Make Time To Be A Friend. It Could Save Someone’s Life


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Dealing with my own personal problems and having to move away from my home town to create a better life for myself & my daughter means that I am well aware of how much I rely on my friends for support. I … Continue reading

Food and Mood. How To Recognise When Your Hungry Or Just Feeding Your Feelings


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One of the things that I have been guilty of my whole life is feeding my feelings, I have recently researched the effects my moods have on what food I choose to have, as I’m always looking for comfort food … Continue reading

Vigilantes – Causing More Harm Than Good.


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I have seen enough in the news of people being wrongly accused of being sex offenders, paedophiles etc. Innocent people have been beaten to death, set on fire, chased from their family homes and committed suicide from the stress. In some … Continue reading

Tame The Black Dog – Beat Depression – End The Stigma

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I want to share with you an amazing video animation that I came across named ‘The Black Dog’ by the World Health Organization. This video doesn’t need much introduction, its pretty self-explanatory. When it comes to depression it can be a … Continue reading

7 Types Of Annoying Facebook Couples..Are You One Of Them?


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We’re so happy you found that special person to share your life with, it’s not easy and not everyone is as lucky as you. Its lovely to hear your getting on well and to know that your relationship is so … Continue reading