THREE TOPICS I WANT TO TALK ABOUT (what’s annoying me lately)



When I couldn’t sleep the other night, I went on a little rant (in my own head, standard). It started with one small thing and snowballed into stuff that’s really been annoying me lately. Yes this is quite a negative post which I definitely don’t do many of, but I want to sit down and talk real with you guys, and be honest about how I’m feeling. So here goes, hopefully none of you will judge me for this!


What started this whole post off, was my weekend run. Now I really don’t want this to come across as me being big-headed and vain, but for some reason the male species can’t fathom a woman running on her own in broad daylight. A guy in the park walking his dog literally stopped, stood and stared at me for two minutes straight, not even breaking eye contact when I gave him my unimpressed face. (I should have given him the V really). It annoys me that this doesn’t happen to a man, that I doubt woman ogle men running past on their jog, and why men think they have the right to stare and make someone uncomfortable. Yeah, I regret not flipping him the bird.


You know those travel bucket lists that people put on their Instagram stories and tick off the popular sights of the world? Paris, Bali, Thailand, New Zealand. Casual aren’t they? No, they’re ANNOYING. This is more a view on me because it makes me feel bad, that as someone who is homebird is made to feel like I’m missing out because I don’t want to travel every inch of the world and tick off these places. Not to mention how unrealistic they are, unless you’re rolling in the money.  I just feel like it’s an unachievable goal to put out there for people. Of course there’s many places I want to visit that look incredible, but I just find it annoying that unless you’ve been to these places, you feel like you’ve failed.


Okay, now the big guy. This may be because we’ve been married nearly a year now, or most likely the fact that my sister has just had her first baby. But people, STOP ASKING WOMEN WHEN THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE A BABY. I just find it so rude, and extremely nosy too. I’m sorry Susan but unless you’re pushing the thing out for me, it’s none of your bloody business. The meaning well (but still nosy) comments I don’t mind as much, they’re nothing compared to when people act like at 26 my ovaries are a ticking time bomb (cue ‘in my day we had them when we were 22 and that was old’) and they go all sad eyed that they feel they have to wait until I decide. Shocking huh? My brain cannot even fathom the words for a response. In conclusion, if you’re not going to any of the hard work such as actually giving birth or raising a baby, you’re not allowed to ask.



Anything you want to get off your chest? I’m here to listen!

  • Haha, it’s good to off-load every now and then. And all of these points are very valid in terms of them being super annoying! Especially the “if you don’t have a child by the age of 25 you’re a failure”. Bull-fukin-shite says I! A child is not a measure of anything on this planet. Have them if you like, but pleeease don’t if you don’t.
    And men, jesus maría, please come up to the 21st century already! I haven’t seen that sort of behaviour for a while (perhaps cause it was winter with thick clothes), and was starting to get hopeful, until last week some twat catcalled after me. Disgusting.
    I also get you about this travel bucket list thing. They don’t annoy me that much, though, cause I pay no attention or just unfollow. They’re so ridiculous in their impossibility to achieve that they’re just a waste of time. Except when I made mine this year I actually made it realistic, and I’ve already got 2 of the destinations covered. xx

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

    • NatalieLeanne

      Oh I’m totally heading off to read your realistic travel bucket list, that sounds just up my street! I’m so glad you knew where I was coming from, I was nervous to post this because I didn’t want to come across as moony or winging. xxx

  • Very much with you on all of this! Xxx I
    have to mow some grass where my Ponies live, and the looks I get because I am a girl mowing some grass!! It does make us all feel uncomfortable doesn’t it. Lots of love! Xxx

    Milly, A Meadow Fairytale,

    • NatalieLeanne

      Oh that sucks to hear that Milly, I hate it when people can make us feel like that xxx

  • Amy Eade

    Yes I absolutely hate people being nosey or assuming you need to do something just because you’re a certain age or situation!
    Amy xx

    • NatalieLeanne

      It drives me mad! In fact it’s one of the only times it makes me feel feisty! haha