Fruit scones are probably my favourite classic British snack, they've always been my favourite and last week I started to really miss them so I decided to turn one of my go-to recipes vegan and here we are! To me there's nothing better in the summertime than a scone, jam and cream (or butter) and a nice cup of fruity tea.

This recipe makes the perfect scones, fluffy, soft and risen just right. I hold cake stalls for my cake business and as soon as I made these, I added them to my menu instantly. Everyone who's tried them so far said they're the best scone's they've ever tasted. So I do hope you enjoy!

What You Will Need:
Large Bowl
Scales
Knife
Cookie Cutter (Or Glass)
Parchment Paper
Baking Tray
Microwavable Jug

Ingredients:
350g Self Raising Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Powder
3 tbsp Castet Sugar
95g Butter (I use flora, which is plant based)
180ml Plant Based Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Squeeze of Lemon Juice
100g Sultanas
Plant Based Milk To Glaze

Butter or cream and Jam to serve.

Directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 200c and line your baking trays with parchment paper.

2. Sieve all your dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, sugar) into a large bowl and mix until combined.

3. Add your butter, using your fingers rub the butter and dry ingredients together until they form a bread crumb like consistency.

4. Pour your plant based milk into a microwavable jug and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds, making sure the milk is warm but not hot. Then add your lemon juice and vanilla extract to the milk and let sit for a minute or two.

5. Add the liquid mixture to the bowl and mix together with a knife, it will be pretty wet mixture for a start.

6. Pour some flour onto your work surface and your hands. Tip the dough out, scatter more flour onto the mixture and kneed 2-4 times until the mixture is smoother.

7. Pat the mixture down to a roughly 4cm height and use a cookie cutter, or glass (I used a J20 glass because I couldn't find my cookie cutters) and cut into as many rounds as you can.

8. Place your rounds onto your lined baking tray, then with the extra milk brush it onto the tops of the scones.

9. When you're ready, place your tray(s) in the oven for 10 minutes until risen. Leave to cool for a little while until warm enough to eat. Serve warm or cold with butter or cream and jam.

If you try this recipe, please tag me on instagram or twitter so I can share it!

Time for the controversial question, jam or cream first? 

Daisy x

The Easiest Vegan Fruit Scone Recipe | Baking


Fruit scones are probably my favourite classic British snack, they've always been my favourite and last week I started to really miss them so I decided to turn one of my go-to recipes vegan and here we are! To me there's nothing better in the summertime than a scone, jam and cream (or butter) and a nice cup of fruity tea.

This recipe makes the perfect scones, fluffy, soft and risen just right. I hold cake stalls for my cake business and as soon as I made these, I added them to my menu instantly. Everyone who's tried them so far said they're the best scone's they've ever tasted. So I do hope you enjoy!

What You Will Need:
Large Bowl
Scales
Knife
Cookie Cutter (Or Glass)
Parchment Paper
Baking Tray
Microwavable Jug

Ingredients:
350g Self Raising Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Powder
3 tbsp Castet Sugar
95g Butter (I use flora, which is plant based)
180ml Plant Based Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Squeeze of Lemon Juice
100g Sultanas
Plant Based Milk To Glaze

Butter or cream and Jam to serve.

Directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 200c and line your baking trays with parchment paper.

2. Sieve all your dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, sugar) into a large bowl and mix until combined.

3. Add your butter, using your fingers rub the butter and dry ingredients together until they form a bread crumb like consistency.

4. Pour your plant based milk into a microwavable jug and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds, making sure the milk is warm but not hot. Then add your lemon juice and vanilla extract to the milk and let sit for a minute or two.

5. Add the liquid mixture to the bowl and mix together with a knife, it will be pretty wet mixture for a start.

6. Pour some flour onto your work surface and your hands. Tip the dough out, scatter more flour onto the mixture and kneed 2-4 times until the mixture is smoother.

7. Pat the mixture down to a roughly 4cm height and use a cookie cutter, or glass (I used a J20 glass because I couldn't find my cookie cutters) and cut into as many rounds as you can.

8. Place your rounds onto your lined baking tray, then with the extra milk brush it onto the tops of the scones.

9. When you're ready, place your tray(s) in the oven for 10 minutes until risen. Leave to cool for a little while until warm enough to eat. Serve warm or cold with butter or cream and jam.

If you try this recipe, please tag me on instagram or twitter so I can share it!

Time for the controversial question, jam or cream first? 

Daisy x


If you're anything like me, you'll ignore all the red flags possible and be surprised when you end up in a relationship that is toxic and wonder how you got there. I wanted to compile a short list of things to watch out for out of my own experiences so that hopefully it'll be something not only I'll be able to look back to, but for you so you can notice the red flags if you end up talking to someone who may be toxic, or be with someone who is.

These are all signs I've seen in my past relationships and my own personal experiences, I do know these can be different for everyone else and there's always going to be more than 11 signs, but I still hope you'll be able to use this post as a sign if you are involved with someone showing these signs.

1. Not allowing you to see friends.
Whether it's physically telling you that you're not allowed to see friends or simply manipulating you into choosing them over your friends - I didn't have many friends, mainly online friends and I remember I didn't like how a guy was treating my friend and guess what my ex did? When I was asleep or even when I was awake, he'd snatch my phone off me and send messages to her and delete them so I didn't know what was said. Luckily she's still one of my best friends, but I'm not friends with anyone else from that time because he pushed them all away from me. Luckily now, I have some rock solid friendships that won't ever be affected by toxic people again.

2. Little white lies always turn in to big lies.
Lying is a big red flag in a relationship, like when he says he’s going for a drink with the boys and ends up at his exes house begging for her back while you’re in his bed? Or saying that you can’t actually come with him on a trip because there’s no room - and then his friends asking why you decided not to come? Changing names in their phone so you'll have no idea they're talking to their side piece while you're with them? It shows that they’re hiding things from you and that’s the sign that you need to get out of the relationship and find someone who’ll always be honest with you.

3. Everything is your fault.
Blaming you for things that aren't your fault is so toxic. Just because they lost at a game on their console, it's suddenly okay to start an argument or throw things at you because you're the reason? No. It's so damaging to someone to experience things like this, I've become such a timid person, I will cry if someone raises their voice at me now and  I'm absolutely terrified of confrontation. Even if customers start shouting at me I get so anxious and apologise endlessly.

4. Punishing you for asking for more sexually.
I remember with my ex, I asked if we could be a little rougher in the bedroom, more than just the only position we ever did (which was only ever cowgirl, lazy prick), and he went too far. Biting me as hard as he could, being derogatorive calling me awful names and acting like I wanted pain like that. I cried during and so much more afterwards, had bruises forming and felt like I’d just been assaulted. I still to this day have a selfie I took in bed with the biggest bruise ever on my shoulder that he gave me, even though he swore blind I must have knocked it somehow. It was the last time I ever asked for anything other than what he already got me to do and that should have been a big red flag, a sign for me to leave him, but I didn’t. I thought it was my fault, when looking back, it wasn’t. All I wanted was to do something that I liked and I was punished for that.

5. Always defending their actions.
If you're constantly defending them to other people, then think to yourself why? I found myself apologising for my ex's actions and defending him when deep down I knew it was wrong, I knew everything he was doing was wrong, the way he spoke to people and treated people but still I was defending him. How badly I wish I realised earlier, because secretly I agreed with everything they were saying to me.

6. Doing things that hurt you intentionally.
Whether it's using dating apps in front of you or pinging your bra strap because they know it hurts you, it's not normal behaviour. My ex would pull my thongs like a wedgie, ping my bra straps knowing how painful they could be for his own enjoyment and had the absolute cheek while we were out having a few drinks at my local football club with a couple of my family members - to be on a dating app, sitting right next to me so that I could see the screen swiping right on girls. Or jumping out at me when I'm walking with a hot cup of tea knowing I'll jump and spill that scolding hot tea all down me, that shit hurts. If they're doing things that will end up painful for you whether it's physically or emotionally, get rid of them - they're the worst.

7. Calling you hurtful things.
I've been called so many things in relationships, whether it's been fat because I wanted to get a snack or whether it's been a slut because my body count was higher than his, or because I decided to get a rib tattoo. Yep, my ex called me a slut because I let someone who I've known since I was 18 tattoo me under my boobs, while I was covered up. Is it really that hard for a guy to just call you beautiful in a relationship? Because that's something I've never experienced and it really does affect the way you view yourself when you don't hear nice things about yourself.

8. Controlling what you wear.
Have you ever felt amazing in a new dress you bought, and been told by your partner that it's too revealing and you need to cover up. Or if you've put on a little more make up than usual and feeling so badass, to be told you should take it off because you look stupid? Yeah, that's a sign of a very toxic person. I used to like to wear clothes that showed off my curves and you could see in my photos at the time I went from wearing short-ish dresses to leggings and jumpers. If your partner tries to control what you wear and how you look, run.

9. Demeaning your own mental health issues.
Personally I've always been open about my struggle with mental health, but with one of my exes, mine weren't valid. Because he had the two of the same mental health conditions as I did, that meant his was more important, if I was struggling, I was made to feel guilty because I should be focusing on his, not mine. My mental health struggled so much in that relationship, because I was made to feel like my feelings weren't valid, I wasn't allowed to feel things because his were the only ones that mattered.

10. Using you as a bank. 
It amazes me when guys say that they have more money when they don't have a girlfriend, because I felt that when my ex ended the relationship. It seemed that I was paying for so much and keeping track of what he borrowed off me that I was chasing him for nearly £500 after our relationship ended. I was so manipulated in it, that I offered to pay for holidays when I didn't have loads of money myself to just give away. I wasn't the only one he was using a bank, he was even taking money off other people too. Now it's a huge warning sign for me and I will never lend a guy money ever again.

11. Physical or Emotional abuse.
Personally I've experienced physical abuse in my life, it wasn't much in my sexual relationships that was more emotional abuse, but I have experienced is in my childhood. I understand how much physical abuse from someone you should feel safe with can damage your entire views on men in general and how many trust issues come with it. If a man can lay a hand on a girl, whether she's 6 or over the age of 18 then they deserve to be put in jail.

Any abuse of any kind is not forgivable.

If you are in a abusive relationship and need help call the UK Domestic Abuse Hotline 0808 2000 247 or in an emergency 999 (UK Only).   

Daisy x

11 Signs You're In a Toxic Relationship


If you're anything like me, you'll ignore all the red flags possible and be surprised when you end up in a relationship that is toxic and wonder how you got there. I wanted to compile a short list of things to watch out for out of my own experiences so that hopefully it'll be something not only I'll be able to look back to, but for you so you can notice the red flags if you end up talking to someone who may be toxic, or be with someone who is.

These are all signs I've seen in my past relationships and my own personal experiences, I do know these can be different for everyone else and there's always going to be more than 11 signs, but I still hope you'll be able to use this post as a sign if you are involved with someone showing these signs.

1. Not allowing you to see friends.
Whether it's physically telling you that you're not allowed to see friends or simply manipulating you into choosing them over your friends - I didn't have many friends, mainly online friends and I remember I didn't like how a guy was treating my friend and guess what my ex did? When I was asleep or even when I was awake, he'd snatch my phone off me and send messages to her and delete them so I didn't know what was said. Luckily she's still one of my best friends, but I'm not friends with anyone else from that time because he pushed them all away from me. Luckily now, I have some rock solid friendships that won't ever be affected by toxic people again.

2. Little white lies always turn in to big lies.
Lying is a big red flag in a relationship, like when he says he’s going for a drink with the boys and ends up at his exes house begging for her back while you’re in his bed? Or saying that you can’t actually come with him on a trip because there’s no room - and then his friends asking why you decided not to come? Changing names in their phone so you'll have no idea they're talking to their side piece while you're with them? It shows that they’re hiding things from you and that’s the sign that you need to get out of the relationship and find someone who’ll always be honest with you.

3. Everything is your fault.
Blaming you for things that aren't your fault is so toxic. Just because they lost at a game on their console, it's suddenly okay to start an argument or throw things at you because you're the reason? No. It's so damaging to someone to experience things like this, I've become such a timid person, I will cry if someone raises their voice at me now and  I'm absolutely terrified of confrontation. Even if customers start shouting at me I get so anxious and apologise endlessly.

4. Punishing you for asking for more sexually.
I remember with my ex, I asked if we could be a little rougher in the bedroom, more than just the only position we ever did (which was only ever cowgirl, lazy prick), and he went too far. Biting me as hard as he could, being derogatorive calling me awful names and acting like I wanted pain like that. I cried during and so much more afterwards, had bruises forming and felt like I’d just been assaulted. I still to this day have a selfie I took in bed with the biggest bruise ever on my shoulder that he gave me, even though he swore blind I must have knocked it somehow. It was the last time I ever asked for anything other than what he already got me to do and that should have been a big red flag, a sign for me to leave him, but I didn’t. I thought it was my fault, when looking back, it wasn’t. All I wanted was to do something that I liked and I was punished for that.

5. Always defending their actions.
If you're constantly defending them to other people, then think to yourself why? I found myself apologising for my ex's actions and defending him when deep down I knew it was wrong, I knew everything he was doing was wrong, the way he spoke to people and treated people but still I was defending him. How badly I wish I realised earlier, because secretly I agreed with everything they were saying to me.

6. Doing things that hurt you intentionally.
Whether it's using dating apps in front of you or pinging your bra strap because they know it hurts you, it's not normal behaviour. My ex would pull my thongs like a wedgie, ping my bra straps knowing how painful they could be for his own enjoyment and had the absolute cheek while we were out having a few drinks at my local football club with a couple of my family members - to be on a dating app, sitting right next to me so that I could see the screen swiping right on girls. Or jumping out at me when I'm walking with a hot cup of tea knowing I'll jump and spill that scolding hot tea all down me, that shit hurts. If they're doing things that will end up painful for you whether it's physically or emotionally, get rid of them - they're the worst.

7. Calling you hurtful things.
I've been called so many things in relationships, whether it's been fat because I wanted to get a snack or whether it's been a slut because my body count was higher than his, or because I decided to get a rib tattoo. Yep, my ex called me a slut because I let someone who I've known since I was 18 tattoo me under my boobs, while I was covered up. Is it really that hard for a guy to just call you beautiful in a relationship? Because that's something I've never experienced and it really does affect the way you view yourself when you don't hear nice things about yourself.

8. Controlling what you wear.
Have you ever felt amazing in a new dress you bought, and been told by your partner that it's too revealing and you need to cover up. Or if you've put on a little more make up than usual and feeling so badass, to be told you should take it off because you look stupid? Yeah, that's a sign of a very toxic person. I used to like to wear clothes that showed off my curves and you could see in my photos at the time I went from wearing short-ish dresses to leggings and jumpers. If your partner tries to control what you wear and how you look, run.

9. Demeaning your own mental health issues.
Personally I've always been open about my struggle with mental health, but with one of my exes, mine weren't valid. Because he had the two of the same mental health conditions as I did, that meant his was more important, if I was struggling, I was made to feel guilty because I should be focusing on his, not mine. My mental health struggled so much in that relationship, because I was made to feel like my feelings weren't valid, I wasn't allowed to feel things because his were the only ones that mattered.

10. Using you as a bank. 
It amazes me when guys say that they have more money when they don't have a girlfriend, because I felt that when my ex ended the relationship. It seemed that I was paying for so much and keeping track of what he borrowed off me that I was chasing him for nearly £500 after our relationship ended. I was so manipulated in it, that I offered to pay for holidays when I didn't have loads of money myself to just give away. I wasn't the only one he was using a bank, he was even taking money off other people too. Now it's a huge warning sign for me and I will never lend a guy money ever again.

11. Physical or Emotional abuse.
Personally I've experienced physical abuse in my life, it wasn't much in my sexual relationships that was more emotional abuse, but I have experienced is in my childhood. I understand how much physical abuse from someone you should feel safe with can damage your entire views on men in general and how many trust issues come with it. If a man can lay a hand on a girl, whether she's 6 or over the age of 18 then they deserve to be put in jail.

Any abuse of any kind is not forgivable.

If you are in a abusive relationship and need help call the UK Domestic Abuse Hotline 0808 2000 247 or in an emergency 999 (UK Only).   

Daisy x


*This post includes gifted items.

It's been a weird time in lockdown hasn't it? I've seemed to have filled my time with baking, playing games and watching tv series. I wish I could say I've been so productive and cleaned the whole house top to bottom but I can't, so instead I thought I'd share with you a few things I've been loving the past few weeks!

WHAT I'VE BEEN USING
I've been using some products religiously the past few weeks and wanted to share them with you and why I've been loving them so much.

Nintendo Switch & Animal Crossing
It's no surprise that I got a Switch just so that I could play Animal Crossing, I was addicted to it on DS back in the day. I've been on it every single day since I got it, working on making my island as pretty as possible until I unlock more features (Can't wait to add waterfalls etc) so it's definitely been worth the money just to play a game. (My friend code is 5909-9452-8974 if you want to be friends!)

Lush Pumpkin Spice Lip Scrub
I get dry lips so much for some reason and this lip scrub seems to be the only thing that really exfoliates them enough. You don't need much to fully exfoliate your lips so one jar lasts me a good year, sometimes longer! Plus, the bonus is, it tastes delicious too.

Dermologica Nightly Lip Treatment *Gifted
Having dry lips, means I've never actually found anything that helps my lips be smooth and soft in the mornings until I tried this miracle product, a small amount after exfoliating and my lips are the softest they've ever been in the morning, which amazes me so much after all the years of trying lip treatment after lip treatment!

Dermologica Invisible Physical Defence SPF30 *Gifted 
Ever since we've had the beautiful summer weather, I've been making sure to wear suncream whenever I'm out in the sun and this has been just perfect. This is probably the best face suncream I've used, it's such a thick consistency so you need to work it into your skin but it's so soft and so far it's really helped me not end up with a burnt face!

Bubble T Cosmetics Soapscription *Gifted
I was kindly gifted a subscription of Bubble T shower gel, they're vegan and cruelty free so I jumped at the chance to try them and let me tell you, they're incredible. They lather perfectly and smell insanely delicious! They're my new favourite shower gel brand, I can't wait to try more!


WHAT I'VE BEEN WATCHING
I've spent a lot of time on my laptop lately so I always have a split screen to keep me focused (I always get bored and want to watch something, so helps!) so I've racked up quite a list of shows that I'd highly recommend!

Never Have I Ever (Netflix) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I started watching this mainly because I though it would be a good background show, but I got hooked into it pretty quickly, I had no idea I'd relate to this show so much. It's based around an Indian family living in California, Devi is the main character and it follows her journey with the sudden death of her father and her need to be cool and her mission to try and get the popular guy to fall for her. Personally I related so much to the grief side of the show (as well as the fact that I was in a wheelchair too from the shock of my dad's death) and honestly had me crying so much, I haven't cried that much in a very long time.

Normal People (BBC iPlayer) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My best friend Em recommended this show to me and oh my god, she did not disappoint me. I watched the whole season in a day, it's 12 episodes around 30 minutes each. Following the journey of Marianne and Connell from high school to University, with such a touching story. There was a few episodes that left me in tears and tugged on the heart strings loads. It's 100% worth a watch, I'm actually thinking of re-watching it again very soon.

Killing Eve (BBC iPlayer) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I've seen so much about this show and it's been on my list of shows to watch forever, so after I finished Normal People and it popped up on what to watch next, I finally started. Oh my, this show is literally everything I've ever wanted in a show. I fell in love with Jodie Comer after seeing her in Doctor Foster, and I cannot tell you how insanely incredible her acting is in Killing Eve. All I've ever wanted was a female based assassins tv show and this is it. I'm so excited to finish watching the third season (Really hate waiting every week for an episode!).

The Simpsons (Disney+) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I've loved The Simpsons for as long as I can remember, it's my all time favourite cartoon tv show and probably always will be - I even had a few seasons on DVD when I was younger than I watched over and over again. I would have gotten Disney+ just to watch Simpsons, as soon as I saw that they had all 30 seasons, I pre-ordered the year pass straight away! I don't think I could have gotten through lockdown so far without it.


What have you been loving?

Daisy x

What I've Been Loving Recently | May 2020


*This post includes gifted items.

It's been a weird time in lockdown hasn't it? I've seemed to have filled my time with baking, playing games and watching tv series. I wish I could say I've been so productive and cleaned the whole house top to bottom but I can't, so instead I thought I'd share with you a few things I've been loving the past few weeks!

WHAT I'VE BEEN USING
I've been using some products religiously the past few weeks and wanted to share them with you and why I've been loving them so much.

Nintendo Switch & Animal Crossing
It's no surprise that I got a Switch just so that I could play Animal Crossing, I was addicted to it on DS back in the day. I've been on it every single day since I got it, working on making my island as pretty as possible until I unlock more features (Can't wait to add waterfalls etc) so it's definitely been worth the money just to play a game. (My friend code is 5909-9452-8974 if you want to be friends!)

Lush Pumpkin Spice Lip Scrub
I get dry lips so much for some reason and this lip scrub seems to be the only thing that really exfoliates them enough. You don't need much to fully exfoliate your lips so one jar lasts me a good year, sometimes longer! Plus, the bonus is, it tastes delicious too.

Dermologica Nightly Lip Treatment *Gifted
Having dry lips, means I've never actually found anything that helps my lips be smooth and soft in the mornings until I tried this miracle product, a small amount after exfoliating and my lips are the softest they've ever been in the morning, which amazes me so much after all the years of trying lip treatment after lip treatment!

Dermologica Invisible Physical Defence SPF30 *Gifted 
Ever since we've had the beautiful summer weather, I've been making sure to wear suncream whenever I'm out in the sun and this has been just perfect. This is probably the best face suncream I've used, it's such a thick consistency so you need to work it into your skin but it's so soft and so far it's really helped me not end up with a burnt face!

Bubble T Cosmetics Soapscription *Gifted
I was kindly gifted a subscription of Bubble T shower gel, they're vegan and cruelty free so I jumped at the chance to try them and let me tell you, they're incredible. They lather perfectly and smell insanely delicious! They're my new favourite shower gel brand, I can't wait to try more!


WHAT I'VE BEEN WATCHING
I've spent a lot of time on my laptop lately so I always have a split screen to keep me focused (I always get bored and want to watch something, so helps!) so I've racked up quite a list of shows that I'd highly recommend!

Never Have I Ever (Netflix) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I started watching this mainly because I though it would be a good background show, but I got hooked into it pretty quickly, I had no idea I'd relate to this show so much. It's based around an Indian family living in California, Devi is the main character and it follows her journey with the sudden death of her father and her need to be cool and her mission to try and get the popular guy to fall for her. Personally I related so much to the grief side of the show (as well as the fact that I was in a wheelchair too from the shock of my dad's death) and honestly had me crying so much, I haven't cried that much in a very long time.

Normal People (BBC iPlayer) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My best friend Em recommended this show to me and oh my god, she did not disappoint me. I watched the whole season in a day, it's 12 episodes around 30 minutes each. Following the journey of Marianne and Connell from high school to University, with such a touching story. There was a few episodes that left me in tears and tugged on the heart strings loads. It's 100% worth a watch, I'm actually thinking of re-watching it again very soon.

Killing Eve (BBC iPlayer) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I've seen so much about this show and it's been on my list of shows to watch forever, so after I finished Normal People and it popped up on what to watch next, I finally started. Oh my, this show is literally everything I've ever wanted in a show. I fell in love with Jodie Comer after seeing her in Doctor Foster, and I cannot tell you how insanely incredible her acting is in Killing Eve. All I've ever wanted was a female based assassins tv show and this is it. I'm so excited to finish watching the third season (Really hate waiting every week for an episode!).

The Simpsons (Disney+) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I've loved The Simpsons for as long as I can remember, it's my all time favourite cartoon tv show and probably always will be - I even had a few seasons on DVD when I was younger than I watched over and over again. I would have gotten Disney+ just to watch Simpsons, as soon as I saw that they had all 30 seasons, I pre-ordered the year pass straight away! I don't think I could have gotten through lockdown so far without it.


What have you been loving?

Daisy x


I decided to download dating apps around July of last year, and my gosh it's been a journey. I've deleted them all, re-downloaded again and repeat a few times over. Met some people who are now friends (queen of friend-zoning by accident apparently!) and met some people who I hope I never hear from again. My friends always find it funny when I tell them what people have said or done, especially if I've got screenshots. Overall, I've learned a lot on dating apps and some of it isn't that positive, so I thought I'd share with you all what I've learned in the past how ever many months it's been!


1. There is so much pressure to meet up straight away.
I'm a very guarded person and would prefer to chat on a dating app or something like snapchat to get to know someone a little to see if there's anything in common, if we'd even get on (I do this with any guy I decide to date or get into a relationship with, text or messenger to see if we'll even connect!). Nope! The amount of guys who'd say I was wasting their time if I wasn't going to "pop up" straight away, sorry but I'd like to know if you have a personality or not first. Plus, I need time to stalk properly to see if you are who you say you are, we can't be too careful these days.

2. Guy's cannot take rejection, at all!
I always have my snapchat and Instagram in my bio, because apparently if I don't I'm obviously a catfish (I don't get it but, okay.) and I had a guy randomly message me on snapchat and I asked who he was and what his profile was, when he showed me I apologised and said that he wasn't my type. He didn't like that at all. He sent me a very long message which I will quote for you, so you can be as shocked as I was. "I never got rejected by decent looking girls, you scruff. I didn't say lets go on a date, I messaged you on here. Stupid woman. Your face must not be worth showing you didn't even send a snap. Ewww cunt. Piece of shit. Illiterate council estate junk." I was in Durham at this point with my best friend Em and my exact reaction was that he wasn't worthy of even seeing my face, which I would've sent but he blocked me straight after that message (the screenshot is on my twitter, but it's a good scroll back!). But wow, some people just can't take rejection, can they?

3. If they have no personality, they instantly become so much less attractive.
I've matched with those classic ripped, model like guys before and when you talk to them, its the most bland chat you could ever dream of. I find that guys like this; they must think their looks will get them everywhere but honestly, it's the most unattractive thing if you have no personality. If you can't have an actual engaging conversation, no girl's going to be interested.

4. The amount of people wanting to pay for explicit things..
Props to people who have the confidence to ask for things like this, because damn it even surprised me. I've been asked everything from if I'd send used underwear to sleeping with a guy for £5,000. I've been asked multiple times if I wanted to be sugar baby by extremely unattractive older men, I have to say that because your girl does fancy a lot of actors over the age of 50 (who couldn't fancy Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Johnny Depp!?).

5. Just because I give you my snapchat, doesn't mean I want to see your dick.
I've chatted to a few guys on tinder, it goes pretty good and when they ask for my snap, I give it to them. I either receive a selfie first or a video of them touching their stomach down to their penis, or just simply a video or picture of an erect penis. Now, I don't quite understand why guys think that we'll fall head over heels for that, dicks ain't cute! Unless you love someone or at least fancy the pants off someone, that penis is not going to get you anything other than blocked or a very good insult to make you question your entire manhood. Don't be a dick, be respectful.

6. Showing off the fact you do drugs is not cool, it's really sad.
I've had a few guys that I've accepted on snapchat from dating apps thinking they seem pretty cool so I'll see if we connect. Then I receive videos of them smoking weed, or doing other drugs, or advertising their drug dealer prices. I'm sorry, but when did it become normal to wreck your entire life by doing that stuff? It's not hot, you're not cool in fact I feel very sorry for you that you spend your time like that. Then they get offended when I message back and say that if that's what they do, they may as well block me before I send their information to the police. Remember kids, that shit is illegal.

7. Apparently whether you're kinky or not, is all some guys want to know.
The amount of guys I've matched with who have either asked this on the app or on snapchat, the first question after "Hey" is mostly always "So, are you kinky?" I'm sorry what? You know nothing about me, we've barely spoken and you really think I'm going to answer such an intimate question from a random stranger? I don't know about you, but that's an immediate turn off and honestly puts me off speaking to any guy who'll ask that.

8. Sexual pick up lines are actually a huge turn off.
First impressions are everything, if you're going to make my first impression of you a sexual nature, I'm not going to even give you a second thought. I will always reply to anyone who sends a funny or sweet pick up line or even the guys who simply say hey and ask how you are. It really does give the impression that you're only thinking about sex, I'm not an object, I'm a person who loves a good conversation. It's such a shame that most guys miss out on talking to really nice girls because they ruined the first impression.

9. 21 Questions is just an excuse to ask explicit questions.
I couldn't tell you the amount of guys who ask to play 21 questions and instantly start asking what your body count is, what your bra size is, favourite position... It's so predictable now. I can tell you for a fact as well that some guys play it the same way with every girl and move in with the exact same questions, my best friend Em and I both talked to the same guy in our town and we compared what he said and it was the exact same thing to both of us. It was pretty funny discussing it because he was actually in the same place as us, damn it can be awkward when you see that guy on a weekly basis too!

10. Nice guys actually do exist.
I met a guy on hinge and I cannot tell you the huge impact he's had on my life already after just over a week of talking. He's truly shown me that there are gentleman out there who'll give you the romance that I truly deep in my heart thought was only in romance movies. After so many talks on our past, I actually came to the realisation the night before our first video chat date and I cannot tell you how much I cried when it hit me. I let guys who weren't worthy of me, basically ruin my entire view of romance, that the simplest of things weren't reachable and that it was normal to not be happy in a relationship. But that's changed thanks to this guy, he made me realise my worth in a relationship and even made me promise that if we don't work out, that I'd never give myself to someone who wouldn't give me their everything. He proved to me that there are nice guys out there, who'll make you feel like a princess and treat you the way you truly deserve to be treated. I cannot thank this guy enough, I'm sure my friends would want to thank this guy too for finally making me realise. But, if you're losing hope, don't. There's nice guys out there, and damn it feels good to know there are guys out there that are like Disney princes.


Have you used dating apps? If so, is there something I haven't listed that you've learned?

Daisy x

10 Things I've Learned Using Dating Apps


I decided to download dating apps around July of last year, and my gosh it's been a journey. I've deleted them all, re-downloaded again and repeat a few times over. Met some people who are now friends (queen of friend-zoning by accident apparently!) and met some people who I hope I never hear from again. My friends always find it funny when I tell them what people have said or done, especially if I've got screenshots. Overall, I've learned a lot on dating apps and some of it isn't that positive, so I thought I'd share with you all what I've learned in the past how ever many months it's been!


1. There is so much pressure to meet up straight away.
I'm a very guarded person and would prefer to chat on a dating app or something like snapchat to get to know someone a little to see if there's anything in common, if we'd even get on (I do this with any guy I decide to date or get into a relationship with, text or messenger to see if we'll even connect!). Nope! The amount of guys who'd say I was wasting their time if I wasn't going to "pop up" straight away, sorry but I'd like to know if you have a personality or not first. Plus, I need time to stalk properly to see if you are who you say you are, we can't be too careful these days.

2. Guy's cannot take rejection, at all!
I always have my snapchat and Instagram in my bio, because apparently if I don't I'm obviously a catfish (I don't get it but, okay.) and I had a guy randomly message me on snapchat and I asked who he was and what his profile was, when he showed me I apologised and said that he wasn't my type. He didn't like that at all. He sent me a very long message which I will quote for you, so you can be as shocked as I was. "I never got rejected by decent looking girls, you scruff. I didn't say lets go on a date, I messaged you on here. Stupid woman. Your face must not be worth showing you didn't even send a snap. Ewww cunt. Piece of shit. Illiterate council estate junk." I was in Durham at this point with my best friend Em and my exact reaction was that he wasn't worthy of even seeing my face, which I would've sent but he blocked me straight after that message (the screenshot is on my twitter, but it's a good scroll back!). But wow, some people just can't take rejection, can they?

3. If they have no personality, they instantly become so much less attractive.
I've matched with those classic ripped, model like guys before and when you talk to them, its the most bland chat you could ever dream of. I find that guys like this; they must think their looks will get them everywhere but honestly, it's the most unattractive thing if you have no personality. If you can't have an actual engaging conversation, no girl's going to be interested.

4. The amount of people wanting to pay for explicit things..
Props to people who have the confidence to ask for things like this, because damn it even surprised me. I've been asked everything from if I'd send used underwear to sleeping with a guy for £5,000. I've been asked multiple times if I wanted to be sugar baby by extremely unattractive older men, I have to say that because your girl does fancy a lot of actors over the age of 50 (who couldn't fancy Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Johnny Depp!?).

5. Just because I give you my snapchat, doesn't mean I want to see your dick.
I've chatted to a few guys on tinder, it goes pretty good and when they ask for my snap, I give it to them. I either receive a selfie first or a video of them touching their stomach down to their penis, or just simply a video or picture of an erect penis. Now, I don't quite understand why guys think that we'll fall head over heels for that, dicks ain't cute! Unless you love someone or at least fancy the pants off someone, that penis is not going to get you anything other than blocked or a very good insult to make you question your entire manhood. Don't be a dick, be respectful.

6. Showing off the fact you do drugs is not cool, it's really sad.
I've had a few guys that I've accepted on snapchat from dating apps thinking they seem pretty cool so I'll see if we connect. Then I receive videos of them smoking weed, or doing other drugs, or advertising their drug dealer prices. I'm sorry, but when did it become normal to wreck your entire life by doing that stuff? It's not hot, you're not cool in fact I feel very sorry for you that you spend your time like that. Then they get offended when I message back and say that if that's what they do, they may as well block me before I send their information to the police. Remember kids, that shit is illegal.

7. Apparently whether you're kinky or not, is all some guys want to know.
The amount of guys I've matched with who have either asked this on the app or on snapchat, the first question after "Hey" is mostly always "So, are you kinky?" I'm sorry what? You know nothing about me, we've barely spoken and you really think I'm going to answer such an intimate question from a random stranger? I don't know about you, but that's an immediate turn off and honestly puts me off speaking to any guy who'll ask that.

8. Sexual pick up lines are actually a huge turn off.
First impressions are everything, if you're going to make my first impression of you a sexual nature, I'm not going to even give you a second thought. I will always reply to anyone who sends a funny or sweet pick up line or even the guys who simply say hey and ask how you are. It really does give the impression that you're only thinking about sex, I'm not an object, I'm a person who loves a good conversation. It's such a shame that most guys miss out on talking to really nice girls because they ruined the first impression.

9. 21 Questions is just an excuse to ask explicit questions.
I couldn't tell you the amount of guys who ask to play 21 questions and instantly start asking what your body count is, what your bra size is, favourite position... It's so predictable now. I can tell you for a fact as well that some guys play it the same way with every girl and move in with the exact same questions, my best friend Em and I both talked to the same guy in our town and we compared what he said and it was the exact same thing to both of us. It was pretty funny discussing it because he was actually in the same place as us, damn it can be awkward when you see that guy on a weekly basis too!

10. Nice guys actually do exist.
I met a guy on hinge and I cannot tell you the huge impact he's had on my life already after just over a week of talking. He's truly shown me that there are gentleman out there who'll give you the romance that I truly deep in my heart thought was only in romance movies. After so many talks on our past, I actually came to the realisation the night before our first video chat date and I cannot tell you how much I cried when it hit me. I let guys who weren't worthy of me, basically ruin my entire view of romance, that the simplest of things weren't reachable and that it was normal to not be happy in a relationship. But that's changed thanks to this guy, he made me realise my worth in a relationship and even made me promise that if we don't work out, that I'd never give myself to someone who wouldn't give me their everything. He proved to me that there are nice guys out there, who'll make you feel like a princess and treat you the way you truly deserve to be treated. I cannot thank this guy enough, I'm sure my friends would want to thank this guy too for finally making me realise. But, if you're losing hope, don't. There's nice guys out there, and damn it feels good to know there are guys out there that are like Disney princes.


Have you used dating apps? If so, is there something I haven't listed that you've learned?

Daisy x

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