Freckles and Thoughts

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Why We’ll See Less Ads, and Hopefully, Less Hate Speech

Over 160 companies have decided to stop advertising on social media platforms for the month of July to support the Stop Hate for Profit campaign – I would too, to be honest, but I don’t have a business or advertise so that’s a bit of an obstacle, isn’t it? This is a boycott targeted at […]

“Haters Will Say it’s Photoshop”

A few weeks ago, there was a big ~drama~ because a photo of Cardi B at a shop wearing a face mask and gym clothes, with no makeup (I mean, why bother if half your face is covered and you’re just buying shower gel?) went viral. Big whoop, I know. So, what’s the big deal? […]

Where Have All the Brunch Pics Gone?

Social media is as popular as ever, especially since lockdown when people have little else to do or to distract themselves with. I mean, how else is everyone going to know you made banana bread or went for a run or decided to endanger lives and break the lockdown restrictions because you wanted to see […]

Checking Myself

Recently, I’ve been trying to reflect and educate myself about racial issues and white privilege. At the end of the day, how can you help challenge a system without knowing about how and why it needs to change? Because I’m white, I will never fully understand the struggles faced by people of colour because of […]

Will Anything Change?

During lockdown, I always thought that because people had gone like 8 weeks with an entirely new lifestyle that once things went back to being a wee bit ‘normal’ they’d be different. People weren’t driving as much and were walking or cycling instead – like everyone in Belfast to seems to have a bike now? […]

Seizing Opportunities or Capitalising on Coronavirus?

Let’s be real, everything’s pretty much gone to crap recently. Apart from the obvious main issue which is that thousands of people have sadly died; businesses are closed, jobs have been lost, there’s a massive recession and education is pretty much on pause. Oh, to be a millennial. The future is so dark right now. […]

Diary of an Over-Thinker

For those of you who don’t know, or can’t tell from my blogs, I’m a DEADLY over-thinker. Every single little I do is over-thought into oblivion, before and after I’ve done it. So, I wanted to let y’all into the mind of me so you can see the kind of stuff I have to deal […]

Be Selfish

I was reading ‘Fight Like a Girl’ (because death to patriarchy), and it made a really good point about being “selfish”. It also made a lot of good points about female oppression but I’ll save that for another post. “Let’s stop using the word ‘selfish’ like it’s always a bad thing, as if considering yourself […]

A Simple Life

As per, I’m trying to be positive about this whole situation, you know the one. I mean, yeah, lockdown’s a bit crap like, but when I think of all the good things that have happened or come out of it, it makes me realise that it’s not really all that bad. Then again, although my […]

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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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