Post index

I know that some people have come to this blog for specific types of posts, and you don’t necessarily want to scroll all the way down to find what you’re looking for. So here’s a list of the posts, sorted by category. The newest posts are at the top of each category.


  1. Blind bride to be – choosing our venue.
  2. Blind bride to be – wedding fairs.
  3. We got engaged


  1. Meeting some owls at Opollo Falconry.
  2. 15 ways to have a Christmas that is better for the planet.
  3. Meeting Humphrey the alpaca.
  4. Day at the farm – Miller’s Ark.
  5. Island Farm donkey sanctuary
  6. Stop puppy smuggling – Dogs’ Trust campaign
  7. Meeting owls from Hilltop Birds of Prey
  8. Donkey Week
  9. How to help dogs and other animals around bonfire night
  10. Holly’s story – from a puppy farm to a fur-ever home
  11. Cindy – my golden guiding girl
  12. Visit to the owl centre
  13. Walking with wolves
  14. Discover dogs event in London

Blogging and communication

  1. When it’s good not to approve comments on your blog
  2. 25 lessons from 2.5 years of Unseen Beauty
  3. 5 emails bloggers don’t want to receive, and what to do if you receive them
  4. 10 advantages of working from home
  5. Working from home – is your office chair right for you?
  6. Lessons from Blogmas
  7. My popular 2018 posts
  8. Winner of the Autumn 18 giveaway
  9. Don’t be annoying – 15 things I wish people would stop doing on social media
  10. Can a blog have too many sponsored posts?
  11. I was interviewed on the Wheel Escapades blog
  12. 20 things you shouldn’t do to win an argument
  13. Being female and the face of your business can lead to unwanted attention – don’t suffer in silence
  14. My second book
  15. Blogger of the Month – Kathleen from The good, the fab, and the lovely
  16. Blog of the month – Kerry Life and Loves
  17. Spring giveaway winner
  18. Blog of the month – the Emma Edit
  19. Spring giveaway
  20. Interview with Sazzy and Joanie from the Cozy Den
  21. Interview with Janelle from TheNellyBean
  22. Would you read your own blog?
  23. Happy 1st birthday to Unseen Beauty
  24. Best posts of 2017 and plans for 2018
  25. Things are changing on Unseen Beauty
  26. 13 mistakes to avoid when pitching ideas
  27. Guest post – finding your blogging voice
  28. Interview on the Beeefree blog


  1. My guest article about the OU open degree.
  2. My experience using Duolingo – a language-learning app.
  3. Get that assignment finished and sent in.
  4. TM112 – introduction to computing
  5. Summary of TM111 – introduction to computing and IT
  6. How to get study done when you don’t have a fixed timetable
  7. Life of a student – my first four months
  8. Do I really hate maths?
  9. Interview with Gracie – the life of a homeschooler
  10. Back to school


  1. Hermione Granger – 10 of my favourite quotes and why I relate to her
  2. The circle – thoughts on transparency and privacy
  3. March 18 books
  4. February 2018 books
  5. Jan 18 books
  6. Anne Frank’s house
  7. Jane Austen’s house
  8. 10 things I love about audio books and how you can get a free book from Audible

Dungeons and dragons

  1. Dungeons and doggies
  2. Making the character sheet
  3. Making dungeons and dragons accessible to blind people
  4. Why I backed the Critical Role campaign – blind fan to find out how the characters look
  5. Visual impairment

    1. The F word in online accessibility – frustration.
    2. Pip Box emails leaflets to blind customers who can’t read the printed cards.
    3. Moving house when you’re visually impaired.
    4. Things for companies to think about when contacting blind content creators.
    5. Blindness and not being able to drive – getting around without my own car.
    6. Braille signs and how businesses sometimes get it wrong.
    7. Specialist or mainstream school? My thoughts and experiences
    8. My problem with the AbledsAreWeird hashtag
    9. Accessibility problems – sometimes people just don’t know what they’re doing wrong
    10. Update to my eye make-up post
    11. How to make YouTube videos more accessible
    12. My problems with the dining in the dark experience
    13. How do I find out about new beauty and skincare products?
    14. What is Purple Tuesday and why does it matter?
    15. Cycling without sight – my tandem experience
    16. My interview on an intercultural German blog
    17. my horse-riding story
    18. I am tired – the disability truth that nobody is talking about
    19. Online supermarket accessibility
    20. Sensory sensitivities
    21. Weather Gods app – bringing the weather alive with sound
    22. How accessible are hotels to me as a blind guest?
    23. Tactile cards with Braille inside
    24. It’s not me, it’s you!
    25. Disability and personal space
    26. Blindness myths that need to go away
    27. Shopping without sight – Chocolate Emporium
    28. World Braille Day
    29. How to make your blog more accessible for blind readers
    30. Interview with Jane, Rehabilitation Officer for Vision Impairment
    31. How accessible is healthcare for someone who is visually impaired? I share my experiences.
    32. Interviews about being a sighted guide on holidays for visually impaired people
    33. Interview with Brendan Magill on his “seeing ourselves as others see us” workshop
    34. How I keep fit as someone who is blind
    35. The Co-op puts Braille on some of its products
    36. Interview with Mel from Blind Alive about her fitness workouts for people with a visual impairment
    37. L’Occitane review – Braille labels on products
    38. Applying make-up without sight
    39. Finding accessible materials for language learning
    40. How do you apply eye make-up if you can’t see?

    Food and drink

    1. Making our own bread at Ann’s smart school of cookery.
    2. Making our own chocolates at Dr Choc’s in Windsor.
    3. Afternoon tea.
    4. Cadbury inventor – which new chocolate bar will win?
    5. Pong – a monthly cheese subscription
    6. The Real Greek restaurant in reading
    7. My new coffee machine
    8. Cadbury World and Cadbury gifts direct
    9. Hotel Chocolat review
    10. Easter treats with Abel and Cole
    11. International hot and spicy food day
    12. We tried out an organic fruit and vegetable subscription <
    13. Trying Japanese sweets
    14. Teapigs new feel-good range
    15. Chocolate tasting – Germany and Sweden
    16. Spice box subscription review
    17. Cheese tasting in Amsterdam

    Health and fitness

    1. Coronavirus.
    2. Why it can be helpful to keep a medical log.

    Memories and stories

    1. Finding new friends when you move house.
    2. Lego is for adults too.
    3. 7 years of self-employment.
    4. Why first aid training is so important – you never know when you’ll need it
    5. 5 ways I’m kinder to myself now that I’m in my 30s
    6. Why I’m glad that I learned languages at school
    7. How far should we go when solving other people’s problems?
    8. Are we really aware what’s going on around us?
    9. Do you want to be able to see?
    10. What do you want to be when you grow up?
    11. Mobile hairdresser – yes or no?
    12. Discovering Halloween as an adult
    13. One size doesn’t fit all – why I have a problem with noise-cancelling headphones
    14. Crossed wires
    15. Where did we miss the point about being assertive?
    16. What’s the furthest you’ve been from home?
    17. Falling over – what I learned from my recent accident at home
    18. If you really want something – my Granddad learned how to use a computer so that he could help me
    19. The value of online friendships
    20. Grandparents and what they have taught us
    21. Scent collaboration post
    22. I got in the media twice – by accident
    23. Products and reviews

      1. Lovelula box in February 2020.
      2. Pip Box in October 2019.
      3. Lovelula subscription box October 2019.
      4. The Pip Box in September 2019.
      5. Lovelula subscription box, September 2019.
      6. Latest in Beauty choices in August 2019.
      7. New products and old favourites from the Body Shop
      8. New recycling scheme at the Body Shop
      9. New products from the Body Shop
      10. Clinique blogger event and product review
      11. My new exercise bike and advantages of having fitness equipment at home
      12. Why I wanted a weighted blanket for Christmas
      13. I tried out the Pick ‘n Mix service on Feelunique
      14. Latest in Beauty review – November 2018
      15. Advent calendars 2018 – what’s caught my eye so far
      16. Latest in Beauty – May 2018
      17. New banana range and Roots of Strength collection from the Body Shop
      18. Bath Box – a subscription box for bath lovers
      19. Lush products
      20. Latest in Beauty subscription April 2018
      21. Products for grapefruit lovers
      22. Shopping without sight – my first Glossybox
      23. > Nip+Fab and Gatineau haul
      24. Blogger swap box with S and J from the Cozy Den
      25. My top 18 products for mango lovers
      26. How many subscriptions do you have?
      27. Ecover – a product review and how I do the washing as someone who can’t see
      28. Postboxed – letterbox-friendly gifts
      29. Latest in Beauty subscription box – June to July 2017
      30. Being by Sanctuary product review
      31. Lovelula subscription box – April to June
      32. Hive Originals – product review
      33. Latest in Beauty review Mar to May 17
      34. 7th Heaven products and Feel Unique
      35. Zoella Beauty and Feel Unique
      36. My favourite Youtubers
      37. Skincare for coffee lovers
      38. Interview with Heidi from the Body Shop at Home
      39. Being kind to hands
      40. Lovelula March 17
      41. Eye cream
      42. Lovelula review, Feb 17
      43. Body shop, almond and honey range review, and online party
      44. Love Me Beauty subscription box Jan 17
      45. High Street Make-up haul
      46. Glossybox Jan 17
      47. December 16 Body Shop haul
      48. What I got for Christmas 2016


      1. Visiting Antibes in the south of France.
      2. Portsmouth historic dockyard and my ancestor’s story.
      3. Our visit to the computer museum at Bletchley Park
      4. Visit to Milestones museum of living history
      5. Visit to the Vyne – a National Trust property
      6. Broadlands Country show
      7. The siege of Basing house
      8. Harry Potter studio tour
      9. Ice bar in Sweden
      10. Skansen nature and history experience in Sweden
      11. Visit to the Tower of London


      1. Skincare in January 2020.
      2. December 2019 empties.
      3. November 2019 skincare.
      4. October 2019 empties.
      5. September 2019 empties.
      6. Trying new products in July 2019
      7. Empty products from 2019 – part 2
      8. 15 empties from 2019 – part 1
      9. December 18 empties

      10. November 18 empties
      11. Oct 18 empties
      12. Sep 18 empties
      13. July 2018 empties
      14. June 18 empties
      15. May 18 empties
      16. April 18 empties
      17. Mar 18 empties
      18. Feb 18 empties
      19. Jan 18 empties
      20. Dec 17 empties
      21. Nov 17 empties
      22. Oct 17 empties
      23. September 17 empties
      24. August 17 empties
      25. Jul 17 empties
      26. June 17 empties
      27. May 17 empties
      28. April 17 empties
      29. March 17 empties
      30. February 17 empties
      31. Jan 17 empties


      1. Good things in November 2019.
      2. Good things in October 2019.
      3. Good things in September.
      4. August 2019 highlights.
      5. April 2019 favourites

      6. Good things in November 18
      7. October 2018 favourites
      8. September 18 favourites
      9. Aug 18 favourites
      10. 10 things that I enjoyed in July
      11. June 2018 favourites
      12. May 18 favourites
      13. April 18 favourites
      14. Mar 18 favourites
      15. Feb 18 favourites
      16. Jan 18 favourites
      17. Dec 17 favourites
      18. Nov 17 favourites
      19. October 17 favourites
      20. September 2017 favourites
      21. Aug 17 favourites
      22. Jul 17 favourites
      23. June 17 favourites
      24. May 17 favourites
      25. April 17 favourites
      26. March 17 favourites
      27. February 17 favourites
      28. Jan 17 favourites

      Blogmas 2018

      1. Blogmas is coming
      2. I stroked a reindeer
      3. Brussel sprouts
      4. Supporting the donkey sanctuary
      5. Body Shop 2018 gifts
      6. Looking after your hair in Winter
      7. Gifts that keep giving
      8. Cheese Advent calendar
      9. Working on Christmas Day – interview with a Dogs Trust volunteer
      10. Non-traditional Christmas desserts
      11. Keeping warm this Winter
      12. My first Braille Advent calendar
      13. Christmas A to Z
      14. Visit to the Dogs Trust
      15. Keeping warm with the Hive smart heating system
      16. The Christmas robin
      17. Looking after dogs in Winter
      18. Accessible free work-outs
      19. The Yule log
      20. Support the wolves
      21. Wrapping presents when you’re visually impaired
      22. Salisbury Christmas market
      23. Making Christmas more accessible for visually impaired friends or family members
      24. It’s ok to ask for help
      25. Happy Christmas
      26. Blogmas winners

      Blogmas 2017

      1. Welcome to Blogmas
      2. How my Nan made Christmas special
      3. Christmas music quiz
      4. Christmas for dog lovers
      5. Blogmas and Vlogmas content that I’m enjoying
      6. What do people from other parts of Europe think about Christmas in the UK?
      7. Christmas disasters
      8. Let it snow!
      9. What do people from the UK think about Christmas in other parts of Europe?
      10. Christmas gifts for coffee lovers
      11. 11 things I love about winter
      12. Christmas jewellery
      13. Winter food
      14. Wintry weather
      15. Office Christmas parties
      16. Howl Night
      17. Best of 2017
      18. Christmas traditions in the UK
      19. Christmas market
      20. December favourites
      21. Reindeer
      22. Winter holiday tag
      23. Beating Christmas stress
      24. Happy Christmas in 23 languages

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