Freckles and Thoughts

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Adult Friendships: Losing Friends and Looking after Yourself

I don’t know if I’m the only one, but once I hit 20 I kind of assumed that the friends I had were the friends I’d keep having. I figured, okay, we’re not in school anymore; the days of drama, fall-outs and ‘fights’ are pretty much over. I lost the energy and ability to care […]

The Young Hustlers

During COVID, so many businesses have gone into administration and collapsed, the economy is a bit of a mess and there’s less financial support for those who are unemployed or want to start their own business. But, people aren’t sitting about waiting for the crisis to be over and for the job market to bounce […]

How to Start a Positivity Journal

I think it’s safe to say we could all use a lil (or a lot) of positivity in our lives these days. In the midst of a pandemic, it can be hard to stay upbeat and cheerful, but I think it’s even more important to try to stay optimistic during these tough times. For me, […]

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Four Apps to Help you Live more Sustainably

We all know that the planet isn’t doing too well at the minute because humans have pretty have much ruined it. With global warming and climate change becoming all to real and the effects being more noticeable, we need to take action and live more sustainably. It can be hard to know where to start […]

Perks of a Staycation

Last week, I was on a wee staycation in County Sligo with my family. This was my summer holiday of the year, because in case you forgot, there’s a pandemic on. I’ve seen loads of photos and stories on my Instagram and Facebook newsfeeds of people I know going abroad, and even to countries that […]

Confessions of a Guilty Feminist

The word “feminist” has a lot of ridiculous connotations or assumptions attached to it. People think that to be a feminist, you have to be, do or like certain things, and you can’t be, do or like others. While some think ‘feminist’ means, “I support gender equality”, others think it means, “I don’t shave, I […]

My Summer as a Graduate

Well, in case you didn’t know, ya gal is officially not a student anymore (don’t tell Student Beans). I’d say “has graduated” because it’s snappier, but I didn’t have a graduation so maybe that’s a loophole for me? Anyway, I made the rookie mistake of telling God my plans for my “last ever summer” before […]

The Shopper’s Dilemma: Ethical vs Economical

I think most people want to make more ethical choices when shopping (it’d be weird if you didn’t, to be honest), like buying fair trade; boycotting products from certain countries or brands whose practices we don’t agree with; buying loose, plastic-free or products with recyclable packaging; or boycotting products which use certain ingredients like palm […]

How Tampax Offended Ireland (Apparently)

Last week, a Tampax advert was banned in Ireland after the ASAI said it caused “widespread offence”. Imagine being offended by a TAMPON. Let’s watch, shall we? Now, if this ad was banned for being corny, cheesy or for the bad acting, I wouldn’t really mind, because let’s be honest here, it’s not great is […]

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“Just your standard Belfast gal, really. Although, my ma says I’m one of a kind.”


Welcome to my wee blog, Freckles and Thoughts! As the name suggests, I have freckles, boy do I have freckles, I’m basically a walking ‘connect the dots’ game. And, I have thoughts- imagine that!

I wanted to write a blog for a good while, but never really had the confidence or knew what to write about. I started off writing posts for Ulster University’s PR Student Blog, but after some really positive feedback and advice, I finally got the courage to start my own. Well, once I ~finally~ came up with a name, because “Niamh’s Blog” didn’t quite cut it, you see.

I’m not really a “serious” person, so my blogging style reflects that- you can expect a good few GIFs and a healthy dose of sarcasm (I like to leave the serious, boring and monotonous stuff to the news journalists).

Well, I hope you enjoy reading what I have to say, and please feel free to leave any comments or feedback because even if you don’t have freckles, you probably have thoughts, too. If you’re not a fan, don’t worry – there’s a wee ‘X’ button right up there you can click!

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