First Outfit of 2018

Fashion is something I’ve gotten more and more interested in as I’ve gotten older. Probably because with age has come me accepting and liking my body more, so naturally I’ve focused on how to dress it well. Going into 2018 I have some clear ideas on what I do like and what I don’t like when it comes to how I dress. Pale colours Anything 80’s High Waisted Jeans Short Hair No colouring of my hair Trainers and flats, unless […]

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Christmas in Qatar

Good Morning All, In my last blog post I told you that I was leaving the UK and heading for Qatar for the Christmas period. I’ve shared some photographs of our time there during the Christmas period: Decorating spaces to make them welcoming on Christmas Eve Decorating the house with tea light holders and candles can make the environment feel homely and welcoming, especially if hosting a party or get together.   Bunting can be a great way of decorating spaces softly […]

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Lessons learnt for 2018

Hello everyone. 2017 was not a great year for me in many ways, but it also brought some great times too. I’ve learnt a lot about who I am and what life can throw at you in 2018 and thought I’d share some thoughts with you below: Money & things don’t matter — they’re nice, but they don’t really matter I’ve never been a materialistic person, ever. Growing up we didn’t have much and so I’ve never been in an […]

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How I feel About This Time of Year

It’s December, it’s nearly Christmas, and we’re seeing festivities everywhere. You’re probably expecting me to say that I don’t like it. And if I’m entirely honest I don’t love the run up to Christmas. I find it stressful. Picking gifts, trying to get everyone something special, organising where you’re going to be, what you’re going to be doing. It’s stressful. However, I really do love the 2/3 days when I’ve finished work and it’s time to relax & enjoy the time. […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons

Hi guys, I’ve been away from blogging now for about a month, as life gave me a few lemons to deal with. Now I’ve got time to talk to you about how I dealt with those lemons and to give you some ways of dealing with yours. I would like to note I like lemons A LOT and this feels like a harsh attack on lemons. They give us lemonade, for goodness sake! ANYWAYYYYY… There’s this unrealistic perception within society […]

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Stress

Hi guys! It’s been a while & there’ll be a post about why soon, but today I wanted to share some thoughts on stress. This is for the people who feel stressed right now, or are sensitive to stress and can feel overwhelmed by it. Stress is always referred to negatively. I can’t think of a time somebody has said to me “I feel so stressed, this is great!”. It’s seen as the restrictor, the limiter and the mental health […]

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Get To Know Me in 21 questions

Hey guys – a quick post today! Want to know more about me? I’ve done a fun 5 minute post below 🙂 I borrowed this post from another blogger (who has a great blog: dearblogloveliz.wordpress.com) because I enjoyed reading hers so much, and some of you may not know that much about me. Enjoy! If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza. Always the pizza. What’s the longest you’ve gone without showering? Oh, […]

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Re-styling my boyfriend via ASOS

Hey guyssss! This is a collaboration with Closet Monkey, who has a youtube channel and also happens to be my lovely boyfriend. This is the post I have been waiting to do, I just had to persuade him to let me. He isn’t into fashion, and looking fashionable definitely isn’t at the top of his priorities. I wouldn’t really say it was near the top of mine, but I like to dip in and out. He’s very kindly let me […]

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Identity

I have separated a few moments and disguised those I don’t feel reflect the best parts of me. I have sat on the bottom of a pit and let the light flood around me not moving to dance with it. I have kept secret words in my mouth, and pushed them to the back. I have laughed along with those who do not see any of this any of me. I have forgiven the actions when they seem so sad […]

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Self-care: What it is and why does it matter?

Self-care is often referred to when discussing mental health or just mentioned as a ‘tip’ to feel better when you aren’t feeling so great. I used to think ‘what’s that?’, and even when it was described to me, I still didn’t quite get why it mattered so much. Finding ways to self-care, is to focus on what you enjoy, and making time for it. It’s about prioritising yourself over everyone else, when you feel you need to. How I ‘self-care’: […]

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