What’s going on

Hello,

Happy Monday lovelies I hope you have all had a wonderful day. I have been super busy today I had work this morning it was a total drag and then I came home and did some bloke things and replied to some emails and the usual boring stuff I get up to when I finish work.

I thought I would do a post just to keep you guys in the loop as to why I have not been posting and as much and why have not been as active as a used to be. I know if you of you have noticed my absence lately and I do apologise. I am just going to jump straight into what’s been going on.

Relationships

I have always sucked at relationships there is no way to deny that but recently I have been sort of seeing someone but not seeing them if that makes sense, I don’t know where they are at and what they’re feeling but for me I’m really enjoying the company and I would like to see them or without trying to sound desperate or anything!

I recently had to think long and hard about my friends and people who aren’t my friends but are. I know that sounds really complicated and trust me it is. I am starting to realise that I have held a lot of things back and I’ve not been able to express my true emotions for the fear that I’ve upset someone or I make things awkward, but I need to and make those decisions and put myself in that situation before things escalate or carry on the way they are.

I I’m currently feeling a bit low or the whole relationship thing I feel like I would like a relationship with someone who like completely gets me and understands the things I’ve been through and I just feel at the moment that I’m not good enough for someone, I feel like they could go out there and find someone better than me and that would be if you cut off again and I really don’t want that. I know this is just showing me insecurities and that’s not attractive or whatever that the truth of the matter is I’ve not had someone he’s made me feel this good in so long and there’s things I have to tell them that I know is going to ruin what we have and it sucks.

Family

My family is just drama after drama, it’s sad to say that I would be happy if I can just move to the other side of the country and not have to deal with them.

Work

The work is unbelievably stressful, for a care home there is so much drama that happens here it should literally be a TV programme! I’ve picked up so much overtime as well. It’s definitely going to take its toll on me that’s for sure.

Personally

I feel like shit, my self esteem has gone out the window, I’m back to feeling so lost and so alone. At the moment I spend a lot of my time fake smiling because I feel that’s the only way I can get by. I cry to myself all the time which is really sad! Even now I’m crying. I should be so happy, I’ve done things that I didn’t think would happen, I’ve got so much good in my life, yet there is just something in the back of my brain that just wants to cause this misery and unfortunately I can’t work out what it is or how to stop it.

Blog/social media

I think after this month, I’m going to take time away and sort myself out. I need to find my passions, I need to find my direction in life. I feel as if everyone else around me has their life figured out and I’m just a total mess.

I don’t know when I’ll come back to blogging or social media I don’t really have anything planned out. I just know that at the end of August I will be saying goodbye and I will be taking time to work myself trying to get myself back to where I used to be. I need to figure out what setting your back and how to overcome that and I need to just work out what I want from life.

I hope you all understand. I’m of course not just going to shut you out because I’m going through a hard time, my loyalty is to you so don’t ever feel like you can’t come to me because I will always put you guys first. I just wanted to put myself on the line essentially show you my vulnerability and let you know where I’m at.

I have scheduled the interview post to go up on the Tuesdays so I am not abandoning that and I will share those when they’re up but there won’t be any other place besides them and I won’t be on my Instagram and Twitter unless I’m sharing with interviews.

Thank you so much for reading I’m really sorry that this post has sucked, so much for the best month ever right. As I said there will be posts this month I have reviews scheduled to come up in the next few weeks and other post scheduled so I’m not going to abandon that now. I just felt that I needed to tell you what’s going on now before things get worse and you start worry about me because that’s the last thing I want.

I hope you all have a wonderful evening I’m really sorry if I have ruined your good mood.

Lots of love,

A x

50 more post ideas

Hello lovelies,

How are you? I hope you’ve had an amazing Friday! I have been quite busy, from deliveries and exciting blog opportunities to baking disasters! I have also managed to eat my weight in magic stars, so I am pretty happy with myself. I’ll be uploading a baking post on Monday where you’ll be able to read all about the disaster!

Tonight though. I thought I was type up my most requested post! I’ve been asked and asked if I can do another 50 post ideas post (that’s a mouthful!) so I thought why not! I have notebook after notebook of ideas, so I may as well put them to good use. If you missed it, I upload a 50 post ideas post which you can find here. My blog covers topics on everything and everything so I like to keep the ideas open for everyone. Let’s jump into the ideas.

50 blog post ideas

  1. Popular books / book series that you’ve never read
  2. 20 bookish confessions
  3. Genres you’d like to read more of
  4. Books you’d take to a deserted island
  5. My Everyday Makeup Routine
  6. Makeup Storage Ideas
  7. Monthly Favourites
  8. Product Review
  9. Jewellery/Accessories Haul
  10. Wardrobe Tour
  11. Summer/Spring Fashion Picks
  12. A Week In Outfits
  13. Travel Essentials
  14. To-Do List
  15. Room Tour
  16. Desk Tour
  17. What I Ate
  18. Life Updates
  19. Home Décor Haul
  20. How much is your makeup collection worth?
  21. Your monthly blogging goals
  22. Tips to keep your makeup last all day
  23. How-to posts on different makeup techniques
  24. Beauty mistakes that you have learned from.
  25. Tips you would give to someone who just got into blogging
  26. How to edit your photos
  27. Share a recipe
  28. How do you stay organized
  29. Favourite backgrounds for photos
  30. Empties
  31. List 50 thoughts on your current read
  32. Write about your favourite genre
  33. Create your own fictional bucket list
  34. Recommend bookish gifts for birthdays or holidays
  35. Write about your experience with readathons
  36. List your favourite books from your favourite genre
  37. My Boyfriend on what makeup is
  38. Twitter for bloggers
  39. Makeup looks
  40. Top summer perfumes
  41. Top summer bath products
  42. Top summer shower gels
  43. Top summer soaps
  44. Summer makeup look
  45. The movie series I’m obsessed with
  46. A place I’d like to travel to with my future children
  47. My style of dressing is _____
  48. My style of humour is _____
  49. My style of decorating my home is ___
  50. The city I wish I had been raised in

That lovelies is the end to another 50 post ideas. Thank you so much for reading, if you enjoyed this post let me know by leaving a like and a comment below. If you want a part three to this let me know below. Maybe I’ll do a themed one.

I hope you have a wonderful evening and I will be back tomorrow with a brand new post. If you haven’t already, why not check out my latest posts on Instagram.

Sending you all my love,

A x

August: Workouts

Hello,

How are you lovelies? Today has been the best day for me, I have been snuggled up in bed, planning my Blogmas posts and watching Netflix while listening to the glorious sound of the rain. I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am now that the temperature has dropped and the sun has gone. It was great while it lasted but we definetley needed this cold weather!

The wet weather has inspired me to create this post. I’m working really hard on my weight and I’m doing everything I can to get down to a healthier size. I know a lot of people who won’t workout when it’s wet outside because “there’s no point” so I decided to create some inspiration for not only them, but for myself to keep moving.

My August workouts

Monday

  • 20 squats
  • 10 second plank
  • 15 russian twists
  • 15 lunges
  • 10 knee pull ins
  • 20 butt kicks

Tuesday

  • 30 squats
  • 20 second plank
  • 20 russian twists
  • 20 lunges
  • 20 knee pull ins
  • 30 butt kicks

Wednesday

  • 40 squats
  • 30 second plank
  • 30 russian twists
  • 30 lunges
  • 30 knee pull ins
  • 40 butt kicks

Thursday

  • 50 squats
  • 35 second plank
  • 25 russian twists
  • 25 lunges
  • 25 knee pull ins
  • 50 butt kicks

Friday

  • 50 squats
  • 20 second plank
  • 20 russian twists
  • 20 lunges
  • 20 knee pull ins
  • 50 butt kicks

Weekends

  • Rest due to work

Do this for four weeks, without taking a break, follow the instructions exactly for best results. To push harder, add 10 to each workout!

Motivational quotes

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Review: Natural World Coconut collection

Hello lovelies,

Happy Wednesday, I hope you’re all well. How has your day been? I have had a very busy day, I’ve had a hometown fate for the children so I had to go and look after them.

Tonight I have finally got round to writing my review for the Natural World Coconut hair collection. I won this in a giveaway on Instagram back in June. I featured the collection in my Current hair care favourites but I’ve been using this for the past few months and I think it’s finally time to share my thoughts.

I feel that coconut genuinely works well in my hair. It has so many benefits and I know that any coconut hair product I use, won’t cause any irritation and helps nourish my hair while being soft on the scalp.

I received big bottles of both the shampoo and conditioner and it’s all gone already! I must admit, my family has been using the conditioner as well and runs around asking for people to smell their hair (we’re a real weird bunch).

My hair is usually thick and in the summer it dries out very quickly. I’ve had to wash my hair every other day, which usually would make my scalp really sensitive.

The coconut collection has lose my hair look healthy your healthy and smell incredible. It’s not as brittle and doesn’t snap when I brush my hair.

I use the coconut oil just before I blow dry my hair because I feel it adds a little bit of protection and it doesn’t make my hair feel thick. When I’m not blow drying my hair, I put it in and let my hair dry naturally which doesn’t take long in the heat we’ve been having.

I’ve purchased another two bottles of the shampoo and conditioner from my local Tesco store because 1) it’s always a good idea to stock up) and 2) I want my hair to stay healthy. These products are inexpensive but do such an amazing job!

Natural world has other collections such as Argan Oil of Morroco, Rose Oil & Ylang Ylang and Chia Seed Oil. The best part about the products isn’t just how amazing they smell, but also the fact they are cruelty free and suitable for vegans too!

If you want to know more about Natural World you can find their website here. They also have an Instagram account which you can find here.

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I prefer hot chocolate #27

Hello,

Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re all doing well. today I have has been very mixed, but I can honestly say, it’s been one of my most favourite days! Yesterday’s beach trip was definitely my favourite day!

Tonight I am bringing you another interview post, this time I have had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly from http://www.kellyallenwriter.com/ and I am very excited for you to get to know her. So let’s jump straight in shall we?

Kelly’s interview

1. Introduce yourself, what is your name?

  • My name is Kelly Allen and I blog at Kelly Allen Writer.

2. What made you want to start a blog?

  • Mine started as a diary and then expanded after a few years.

3. What inspired your blog name?

  • My own name plus my love for writing. I wanted to start something I could use once my novel is complete, as well as blog about normal life.

4. Do you think your blog has been a success?

  • Much more than I thought it was going to be, but not as successful as others! But I love to dream.

Never compare your blog with someone else’s, we aren’t all on the same journey, but getting feedback from every post means your just as successful as the next person, whether that be by views, likes or comments!

5. How do you spend your day to day life when you are not blogging?

  • Walking the dog, learning with my home educated children, snuggling up with wine and movies with my husband and experimenting with vegan food!

6. Who knows about your blog and are they supportive?

  • Anyone that wants to know, I’m quite an open person. My husband is super supportive, as is my mother.

7. If you wasn’t blogging, what do you think you would be doing?

  • I can’t imagine not blogging haha. Editing my book?! I still haven’t done this yet!

8. What/who inspires your new posts?

  • Life. Sadness. Good days. My children. Cardiff.

9. Do you have any social media links you would like to share?

10. What is your blogging goal for the next 5 years?

  • I’d love to work with some big brands and make a full time wage from it. Oh and finish my book and use it as a tool to market it! Haha!

Thank you Kelly for taking part in my interview series, I cannot wait to see when you reach your five year goal! It has been lovely getting to know you!


Thank you all for reading Kelly’s interview, as always, please head on over to her links and show as much love and support as you can possibly give! The best part about these interviews is the amount of support you all give! I’m very sorry that this post is late, as I mentioned before, it’s been a very mixed day.

I cannot wait to see all of your love on Kelly’s links, thank you all so much for reading and for showing me continued support. I am no longer taking applications for my interview series, the last interview will be posted on Tuesday 2nd October.

I am looking at doing guest posts next year, so of this is something you’d be interested in, please fill out the contact form below and let me know what you and our blog is about.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow for a brand new product review.

Sending you lots of love,

A x

Altruist skin cancer awareness campaign

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are all having an amazing Monday, I have had the most wonderful day at the beach I am seriously but now though and in need of some sleep but tonight I am bringing you such an important post.

I’ve worked with Altruist before, I reviewed their 50 SPF sun spray and I absolutely loved it I actually took it to the beach with me today and used on my cousin’s so they wouldn’t get burnt.

Recently someone from altruist me and asked me if I would like to be a part of their campaign and I jumped at the chance. Altruist have partnered up with the charity Melanoma Focus to bring more light to the subject of skin cancer.

We all love a tan, when we go on holiday we lay next to the pools on a sunbed when we go to the beach we sunbathe, some of us go to sunbed shops to get a tan but I can go into more than half of us that does this doesn’t quite understand the effects it has on our body.

This year, us Brits have been hit with a heatwave, with temperatures reaching at 35°C it’s shown no sign of stopping! The hot weather has made us jump at the change to be outside, but we haven’t really thought it out.

Did you know that you should avoid the sun at its highest peak (between 11am and 4pm) and you should reapply sun cream every two hours (even if you’re not getting it wet). So many of don’t know this, so I can promise you the facts I’m about to say now you’re going to be speechless.

The hard hitting facts

  • One blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence doubles the risk of melanoma.
  • Regular use of sunbeds before the age of 30 can increase the risk of melanoma by 75%
  • Melanoma is the 5th most common cancer amongst men in the UK

Three stories, three lives on film:

1. a young mother with melanoma, as told by
her 5-year-old daughter

2. a female sun-worshipper and former sunbed user in her
30s

3. a father and former soldier, in his 50s who has travelled widely

Click here to watch the video.

About Melanoma Focus

  • The charity was formed five years ago to provide a service to patients, the general public and healthcare workers.
  • Its professional membership comprises almost 300 nurses and clinicians, expert in the field of melanoma.
  • Melanoma Focus operates a confidential Melanoma Helpline, available to anyone in the UK with concerns over any aspect of melanoma – its prevention, diagnosis and treatment, as well as emotional support for themselves and their carers.
  • This is operated by nurses working every day with melanoma patients.
  • The charity funds research projects at leading cancer centres and currently supports projects at universities in Leeds, Newcastle, Stirling, Dundee and Brisbane.
  • Other projects include developing national guidelines for rare forms of melanoma.
  • It also stages the UK’s main annual conferences for melanoma professionals, consistent with its mission to help them share experiences and keep up-to-date in this rapidly-developing area of medicine. To find out more hear to www.melanomafocus.com

Two skin cancer heavyweights, Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen and Melanoma Focus, are hitting back with a new series of ‘scars and all’ content shorts to tell the
human stories behind three common skin cancer cases.

They reveal both the physical scars left by the disease and the psychological impact that can live on long after treatment has been completed. Altruist, the not-for-profit dermatologist developed sunscreen, collaborated with Melanoma Focus, the charity set up to concentrate efforts in the fight against melanoma, to commission the films as warning to the nation to take care in the
sun, whether at home or abroad.

This isn’t meant to scare you this isn’t made to make you worry and to make you feel like you’re doing something incredibly wrong, this is just to bring you some knowledge to bring me some guys and some things that you need to start paying attention to. If it were me I’d rather be putting my health fast rather than is sitting out all day getting a tan because it’ll make me look good.

We’re not saying you can’t have a tan, we’re not saying you have to avoid the sun at all cost what we’re saying is you need to start taking precautions and start thinking of your safety.

Straight from the specialist mouths

Andrew Birnie, consultant dermatologist, skin cancer expert and founder of Altruist,
commentedWhilst some skin cancers can be relatively benign this isn’t the case with all and, in particular, malignant melanoma; it can, and does, turn peoples’ lives upside down. This series of films has been designed to showcase the impact skin cancer can have on both the lives of those diagnosed with it and their loved ones. We hope it will make people think twice before they spend time unprotected in the
sun this summer.”

CEO at Melanoma Focus, Simon Rodwell, added As a charity we carry out research
and provide accessible information about melanoma to the public. Once melanoma
spreads within the body it is a very difficult disease to fight, and often lethal, so there is no doubt that prevention is better than cure. These films are designed to encourage people to stop and think before taking risks in the sun, as well as giving
advice for protecting themselves to prevent over-exposure and sun damage.”

The campaign launched on the 30th July with a dedicated #howmuchisenough YouTube
channel and across both Altruist and Melanoma Focus social channels @altruistsun
and @focusonmelanoma. To find out more visit the campaign YouTube channel,
How Much is Enough?

My advice is that you do your research, you listen to the advice that is given to you by doctors by specialist or just by friend’s. Simple things to follow while you’re out of the sun is to stay in the shade, wear sun protection which means suncream, sunhat ect and avoid the peak times.

I honestly can’t recommend altruist anymore for your sun spray or cream here is a little bit more about the altruist brand.

About Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen

  • Altruist is available in SPF 30 and SPF 50 in cream and invisible spray formats.
  • The spray retails at £5 for 200ml for both SPF 30 and SPF 50 while the creams cost from RRP £4 for the SPF 30 (200ml) and RRP £3.75 for the SPF 50 (100ml), all are available exclusively at Amazon.
  • They have also the only 1 litre pump dispenser of sunscreen available on the market to enable families, schools and sports clubs to provide protection.
  • Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen has been created by two inspiring, ethically motivated altruists, who teamed up to produce the finest quality UV protection, for the lowest possible price, so everyone can afford to apply more and enjoy the sun safely.
  • Altruist supports charities who provide support to children with albinism in Tanzania and the rest of Africa inclu
  • ding Under the Same Sun. Altruist donates 10 pence for the sale of every bottle. Altruist also donated 20,000 tubes to children with albinism in Africa in 2017
  • To find out more head over to www.altruistsun.com

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How I use my Pinterest

Hello,

Happy Friday lovelies, how has your day been? I’ve had a somewhat okay day, I went for lunch with my Mum and had a really nice time, I came home and did a little bit of baking which was also nice, but then I lost my shit and had an argument that put me in a really bad mood. Of course, everything was blamed on me, so I’m now avoiding contact with anyone at all costs. I’m also moody because it’s currently 32°C and I’m melting! I feel disgusting and I’m really not a fan of this heat.

I’ve had a few questions about my Pinterest (which you can follow here) and I’ve never really thought about it too much, partly because it’s confusing and partly because, I wouldn’t know what to share.

After a little more thought, I have created some boards and I will be using this everyday. I thought I’d share my boards with you and why I’ve created them.

My Pinterest:

August

  • I’ve split this board into three sections, one for my Backgrounds, one for my Instagram posts and another for my blog posts. I think this is a great way to keep all of my things together and organised.

Autumn vibes

  • Autumn is a wonderful season! Not too cold, not too warm, the sun still shines but the crisp air is around. It also holds Halloween! Definitely a beautiful season so I thought I’d capture on my feed.

Beauty

  • Who doesn’t love Make-up? I’m obsessed with the products that I cannot afford! I’ve put together the prettiest pallets and shades into one board.

Fashion

  • I cannot pull off any of these styles, but they are so gorgeous! A bit of body inspiration is going on too!

Flatlay Inspo

  • So many of you have the most gorgeous flatlays ever! I always feel a hint of jealousy! I’ve found a few gorgeous flatlays and created a board in order to make myself more jealous! And to compare my flatlays.

Hairstyles

  • I am going to cut my hair shorter, but, I do miss my long hair and the styles I could create with it. There really is so many different styles.

Makeup looks

  • If I could do my makeup as half as good as these, I’d be a very happy person! Such skills and such gorgeous looks! Someone please teach me!

Photography

  • You all know how I feel about photography, if I was able to do things my way, I’d be studying it at Uni. I thought I’d create a board so my passion never fades.

Spring

  • Spring is absolutely gorgeous! The new animals, the fresh grass, the budding flowers. It makes life so much better!

Summer

  • I’m not a fan of the summer but it does make some gorgeous photos!

Tattoo ideas

  • I want my tattoos so bad but 1) I don’t have any ID, 2) I’m saving for my first holiday and 3) I’m actually scared of needles.

Vacation

  • I want to go on Holiday so bad, I’m thinking of Mykonos but I’m not too sure yet! I think a vacation board will help spark any ideas.

Winter

  • My favourite time of the year! The snow, the cold air, the hot chocolates, the cuddles in front of the fire! It’s just so magical. I obviously needed a board to share that magic.

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Review: FadeOut day and night cream

Hello,

Happy Thursday lovelies! I’m really sorry for the late post, I’ve had a super busy day and I’ve only just found time to edit this. I promise tomorrow’s will be more organized!

Tonight I am finally sharing my opinion on the Fade-out day and night cream that was gifted to me a few months ago. The plan was, I use these creams every day for four weeks and share my experience. It’s been a little more than four weeks, but we finally made it!

My first thoughts

My face is super sensitive, I have to be super careful with what I’m wearing. I can’t put too many products on my face, hence why I don’t vary from my usual products because I know that they work and don’t cause a reaction.

The promise of using this cream was that I was going to see a difference in my skin tone. It was going to help with my acne and fix my dark circles and blemishes. The deal was to use the cream everyday for the four weeks in order to see a difference.

Before I started, I had horrendous dark circles under my eyes (lack of sleep does that to you) and I was having a mild breakout. So I couldn’t wait to use it.

After a week

After using this continuously for 7 days, I can’t say I actually noticed any changes. My dark circles were still dark and I had more breakout patches. I wasn’t very hopeful for the next week.

Week two

My face was starting to clear up from spots and my red patches were starting to go. I used this three times a day instead of two because I wanted to help it fight against the problems. My dark circles were becoming darker though!

Week three

I noticed a whole lot of changes, my skin wasn’t as dry as it had been, even after using my scrub, it wasn’t peeling off. My dark circles which I had a lot of trouble with in the first two weeks were finally becoming lighter, they wasn’t so in your face and I didn’t look like I was suffering from two black eyes. I hadn’t found any new breakout patches and I didn’t have a single spot on my face.

The last week

They always say, things start to really kick in, in the last few days, and this is so true! My skin had never looked so good! No breakouts, no red patches, no peeling skin. My face was still a little red but that’s due to how sensitive my skin is. It generally looked like I had been to a professional and had them work on my face. I couldn’t get over how smooth and clear everything looked. I was even able to take a bomb selfie!

Verdict

I still use this cream everyday and night. I’m getting a little low on it now and dreading it when I run out because my skin is definitely the best it has ever been. I’ve not suffered from any more dryness, no more breakouts and my redness is subsiding. I feel confident in my own skin.

I would 100% recommend this, even if your skin is sensitive, it still works and targets your main areas. I would rate this a strong 4.5/5!

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August: Goals

Hello,

Happy Wednesday and happy 1st of the month lovelies!

I’ve started the month of right, I’ve treated myself, shared my true feelings and had some sort of response and I’ve had a nap! What more could a girl ask for!?

Last month, I was super successful with my goals to the point where I completed 9.5/10! I’m aiming for a full house this month.

So, without any more ramblings, here are my goals.

My August Goals

  1. Say no more often – I’m great at cancelling plans when I can’t be bothered to go, but I also have to break plans when I don’t want to because I don’t like saying no to my family. I’m trying to do more things for me to build myself so I need to learn how to stand my ground.
  2. Eat more – Such an odd goal to set, especially when I’m doing well with losing weight, but in order to maintain healthy, I need to eat more and exercise more. Not eating only leads to problems later down the line.
  3. Stick to my schedule – I get distracted easily and I always find other task that I feel need doing when they probably don’t which means my schedule gets put back at times because I’m busy doing something else. I need to focus my energy into sticking to my schedule and going off task and completing everything on my list.
  4. Start my day earlier – I don’t necessarily get up late, I think the latest I get up now is 9am, and the earliest is 7:30am. I feel I spend a lot of my time in bed though, feeling sorry for myself or browsing through my phone instead of being productive. The earlier I start my work, the earlier I can have time to myself.
  5. Try one new thing every day – I am going to do my best with this one, it doesn’t have to be something big, sometimes the simplest of tasks are overlooked.
  6. Read – I set myself this goal every month and I don’t think I’m actually complete this one yet. I actually love reading so it’s really disappointing when I don’t get to chill with a good book.
  7. Make my bed – Sounds so stupid right? I do make my bed, by that I mean, chuck my duvet back on so it looks like a bed, but I don’t re-dress it every morning like you should. So that’s a new job for me.
  8. Embrace the change – I think I like to plan my life too far in advance then get upset when things don’t actually turn out that way. I need to stop setting high standards and wishing my life away and just live in the now and go with whatever is lined up for me. Good or bad, I’m going to have to embrace it.
  9. Declutter – I hold onto every little thing, I went to Tonbridge the other day to purchase birthday gifts for my Dad and I kept the train tickets, why? I don’t know! Tonbridge isn’t even that far from me so it’s pointless. I need to go through my things and get rid of the stuff I don’t need.
  10. Reach 1k on Instagram – I have restarted my feed on Instagram for the hundredth time! I’m so over the top and want everything to be perfect. I put so much effort into my blog and my Instagram and it really sucks when no-one appreciates it or even notices the hard work I put in. My Instagram is finally growing and I’m currently posting 3 yes 3 times a day! I always reply to comments and if you DM me I’ll reply too! If you don’t follow my page, I’ll leave a link here for you.

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I prefer hot chocolate #26

Hello lovelies,

Happy Tuesday! I hope you’ve had an amazing day, and enjoyed the beautiful weather that has made a return. Today is my dad’s birthday but unfortunately he is really ill, so we haven’t had been able to celebrate.

Tonight however, we are able to celebrate Kim and her blog. You can find Kim’s blog here. I think we should jump straight into her interview.

Kim’s interview

1. Introduce yourself, what is your name?

  • Hello, I’m Kim Brockington

2. What made you want to start a blog?

  • My daughter(www.kellyallenwriter.com) kept telling me she thought I’d enjoy blogging. So one wine fuelled night she helped me buy my domain and theme… She was right xxx

3. What inspired your blog name?

4. Do you think your blog has been a success?

  • Depends on your definition… I’m very happy to be writing!

5. How do you spend your day to day life when you are not blogging?

  • Job hunting at moment, I need something to fit in-between baby/dog sitting for my daughter and the odd theatre review I do.. plus I’m learning to hula Hoop so practise in spurts.

6. Who knows about your blog and are they supportive?

  • My daughter obviously-I’m learning from watching her and she’s good at explaining stuff.

7. If you wasn’t blogging, what do you think you would be doing?

  • Nothing to be honest just working and surviving… I err on the side of laziness so…

8. What/who inspires your new posts?

  • Its whatever crosses my mind and holds my attention though I do a monthly free Events in Cardiff Post plus I update my Dementia Resources in Cardiff regularly.

9. Do you have any social media links you would like to share?

10. What is your blogging goal for the next 5 years?

  • I want to tighten it up more in way of categories plus network more. It would be great to blog for a living but it’s early days at the moment.

I would love for you to head on over and take a look at Kim’s blog and check out her daughters too (there is a link above). I know how supportive you all are and I would love to see you showing that support to Kim as well.

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