Hello and welcome to  my food and lifestyle blog PocketsizedCook, formerly known as CrystalCosmicChic. What started out purely as a fashion blog back in November 2012 has now blossomed into so much more. 

I'm Nokhuthula, a 20 something overindulgent food lover and excessive homecook/homebaker located in the UK. I'm a Sociology and Criminology Graduate, Dental Nurse and Visual Merchandiser. My head is usually buried in a book and I thoroughly enjoy architecture, writing, music and experiencing different cultures. 

This blog has become a place I share my passions, the puzzles life presents, my hopes and dreams. Writing is therapeutic for me, it helps to change my outlook, improve my mood and regulate emotions.  In May 2016, I was diagnosed with severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome and am managing it through diet and exercise. Bad days are inevitable but keeping positive is always key. IBS is a subject that's kept on the hush hush, it is an embarrassment to the masses but it is also a real problem and needs to be addressed accordingly. I am doing my bit in helping to raise awareness of this widespread disorder, we bloaters deserve a lot more recognition.

Fast Facts

- I was born in Zimbabwe.
- I've been playing the Keyboard, Recorder(musical instrument) & Tennis since the age of 6.
- I love old music, I'm an old soul(80s/90S).
- I like Science.
I've recently got into hiking, enjoying it so far even though I tend to be quite sore afterwards.
- Crime documentaries and romcoms are my guilty pleasures.
- My idea of a great Friday night consists of food, hot tea and a good movie.
- My top 4 favourite artists today; Ed sheeran, Jessie Ware, Rachel Platten and Adele.
- I love learning random facts which is why I'm always reading.
- I change my hair a lot.
- I drowned during a PE swimming lesson in school when I was 5. I've been too scared to swim ever since.

Reasons why I changed my blog name

Thanks for visiting xo
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