June 2017’s My Purrfect Gift Box

I’m a cat fanatic. I’ve loved cats all my life and honestly never thought I’d have any due to my mother being so against them in the past. That all changed three years ago when we got Pepper – the black cat you see in the featured image of this post. Now we have two, and we wouldn’t change them for the world.

The only other thing I love almost as much as my small demon children is the feeling of getting something in the post, which is why monthly boxes are a cute little thing to look forward to. There are so many different markets for boxes it seems silly that I didn’t think ones would exist for cats/cat lovers at first. My Purrfect Gift Box is tailored specifically for the cat person, with the option to pay a little more for some gifts for your feline friend too. Today we’re going to see what was in the box for June 2017!

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How My Bad Energy Days Feel

Anyone who follows my twitter will be aware that a while back, I had a fairly lengthy string of really bad energy days. On one hand, I’m okay with it because I planned on making a post about them eventually, and experiencing them is a good way to get notes on how I feel so I can write about it later. On the other hand, those days make me feel like unproductive garbage and the more I have in a row, the harder it gets to try and be positive.

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Photography Post | Flowers & Bees

Anyone who follows me elsewhere on the internet should know, to some extent, that I enjoy photography. I bought my first camera – a Canon EOS 600D SLR – during my time in the Creative Technologies foundation degree a good few years ago. The faculty had messed up their order for gear before the course started, which left only two working cameras for a class of 20+ to use for coursework.

I didn’t want the stress of fighting everyone else over the cameras when it was time to start my own coursework, so I used my loan money to get one of my own. It was expensive and I don’t use it as often as I’d like because it’s quite heavy and carrying it around can drain a person like me real fast, but it was one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.

I usually use my iPhone due to the increased flexibility and because it’s much lighter to carry around, but the photos in today’s post were taken on my SLR to experiment around with a close up macro lens I bought a few weeks ago. The bee in the featured image is probably my favourite photo I’ve taken this year so far. Hit ‘read more’ to see the rest!

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My Experience: CFS/ME

To start off with an incredibly brief summary, CFS/ME is an illness that can appear in any person of any age and often varies in severity from one sufferer to another. Onset can vary too, with the most common form being linked to a viral infection. The illness also has a range of different names, but for the sake of my own post, we’re just going to stick with CFS/ME.

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My Experience: Depression

TW: Mentions of suicide & self-harm.

Depression is an illness that ravages the body and mind, and while I’m sure some of you reading this might think I’m taking my definition of depression a tad too far, I personally think it’s not far enough considering the dangerous oversimplification of the illness as ‘the blues’ or ‘feeling sad’.

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