July Favourites 2022 πŸ˜Š

July Favourites 2022 πŸ˜Š

I have lots of favourites from this month so I’m excited to talk about them 😊 I have a few TV shows, some music and a few other bits as well ❀️

1. Emails I Can’t Send- Sabrina Carpenter: I am a big Sabrina fan and I have been waiting for new music from her and I absolutely LOVE this album!!! I have a few favourite songs but a few of them are: Because I liked a boy, Vicious, Nonsense and Read Your Mind.

2. Ms Marvel: I am a big Marvel nerd and so always love whenever a new character is introduced into the MCU 😊 this show is a mixture of a coming of age and a superhero show which makes a great combo. I’m very excited to see how the new characters will slot into the rest of the MCU as the multiverse saga progresses.

3. The Summer I turned pretty: I read these books years ago after I finished Jenny Hans other series To All the Boys and I absolutely loved it! The soundtrack for the TV show was absolutely amazing (who doesn’t love Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo) and they definitely did the book justice. I’m very excited to see if they do the rest of the books as well!

4. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid: I won’t talk too much about this because I will do a goodreads update soon however I wanted to put this book in here because I absolutely could not put it down from the moment I started it and as soon as I finished it I wanted to read it again!

5. Substance- Demi Lovato: As many of you will already know I am a big Demi fan and have been since the camp rock days so when I heard that they were releasing new music I was so excited and I absolutely love the first two songs that we have heard from the album!!! It reminds me of their old more rock inspired music which I love and I’m so excited to hear the rest of the album 😊

Let me know in the comments what you have been loving during the month of July 😊

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My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated- Chapter 17 recap and Chapter 18 aims :)

My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated- Chapter 17 recap and Chapter 18 aims :)

On the 9th of July 2020 I uploaded my Month 1 aims for my Changing my life series and now I’ve just finished Chapter 17 of my Changing My Life series and am very excited to get started on my Chapter 18 aims πŸ™‚

Favourite quote of the month: The past is a nice place to visit but certainly not a good place to stay.

It has been a really fun few months with trips to the theatre, trips to the beach, concerts and my 25th birthday!!!!! It has been a bit of a whirlwind few months but I’m very excited to be getting back into a routine πŸ™‚

  • Cook twice a week: I absolutely love cooking now and I definitely think I have perfected a few dishes so I’m more than happy with cooking twice a week πŸ™‚ I actually usually end up cooking three times a week as we get the three meal three person box πŸ™‚ Some of my favourite dishes include: Bombay style Lamb curry, Chorizo Naaniza, Coconut Chicken Curry, Halloumi Rigatoni πŸ™‚
  • Take Maya to Selsey for the weekend- We actually ended up taking Maya to Selsey three times in the last few months and its been so much fun πŸ™‚ We took her there for the Jubilee bank holiday which was a really nice long weekend and then took her for two more weekends in July for my and my mums birthday πŸ™‚ Maya absolutely loves the beach and having a swim, we have some lovely take-aways and also I have read a few different books πŸ™‚
  • Spend time with friends and family- Since the last post I have done some lovely things with both friends and family including: going to Little Venice for lunch with my friend Dorothy, going to a few different concerts including Little Mix, Olivia Rodrigo and Ed Sheeran, I’ve been to see a few shows, went out for the day with my two best friends Hannah and Anna and celebrated Vet Nurse Awareness month at work πŸ™‚
  • GYST- Over the past few months since writing the last post of the series I have been attempting to GYST with varying degrees of success. I have managed to repot a LOAD of my tomato plants, I also watered and repotted some of my houseplants as well 😊 I did a bit of organising in my bedroom as well which was really fun ❀️
  • Write a letter to my 30 year old self- Earlier this month I replied to a letter that I wrote to my 25 year old self when I was 22 and it was so much fun so I thought that I would write a letter to my 30 year old self with some goals that I would love to achieve and also notes about where I am in life at the moment πŸ™‚

I have really enjoyed the past few months trying to become a bit more organised and also celebrating my birthday and spending time with Maya at the beach πŸ™‚ I have a few different goals for my next chapter so lets get started:

  • Spend lots of time with family and friends
  • Spend lots of time with Maya and continue to work on her training
  • Continue to cook twice a week
  • Organise my room a bit more
  • Celebrate Jamies birthday
  • Continue on my reading journey πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have any goals for my next chapter or if you have thought about doing something similar to this πŸ™‚

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Dear 30 year old me :)

Dear 30 year old me :)

To my 30 year old self,

When I was 22 I wrote a letter to my 25 year old self and it was a really fun exercise and at this moment in time you are 25 years old so I thougbt I would write myself a letter to read when I turn 30 πŸ™‚ You are currently working at Battersea cats and dogs home in London as a Veterinary Care Assistant which I absolutely love πŸ™‚ I am still loving with my parents with my 3 year old Collie Maya who I absolutely adore πŸ™‚

Over the past few months I have really been off my exercise game that I started to get into during lockdown so I’m hoping that over the next five years that you can find your groove with exercise again because I was really starting to enjoy it and just with going back to work I haven’t had a lot of time but I really hope that I can get back into running, yoga and climbing πŸ™‚

Since the last letter that I wrote to myself I have been saving up some money to move out of my parents house so I have a little bit of a deposit but I am still hoping to save a bit more and I’m hoping that by the next time I write a letter to my future self that I am moved out of my parents house and living somewhere and I’m happy πŸ™‚ I also hope that I am still spending lots of time with Maya and we’re still doing training and playing together πŸ™‚

I am also hoping that I have moved onto the next stage of my career whatever that might be and that I do love it as much as my current job because as much as I want to move on I am still really enjoying my current job however in the next 5 years I really hope that I have moved on and am progressing and learning πŸ™‚

Now that lockdown is over I hope that I can move onto new things and actually do some travelling!! In the last few years I have only been able to go to Dublin and Edinburgh but I have a booked to go to Brussels and Brugees in September and I really hope that in the next 5 years I can travel to some new places and have some fun πŸ™‚ I am hoping that I can go on a safari, maybe go to Disney and go to see my friend Barghavi in Canada πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what I should try and accomplish/anything that you can suggest to try and do before I turn 30 πŸ™‚

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Replying to my 22 year old self :)

Replying to my 22 year old self :)

On the 15th of May 2022 I wrote a letter to my 25 year old self talking about some of the things that were going on in the world and also some of the things that I want to have achieved in my life since then/just questions about life in general so if you want to read the letter there is a link to it here πŸ™‚

We are now out of lockdown!!!! It continued on for about another 2 months and then slowly we were released however we then went back into lockdown for a while in the November of 2020 however in the summer of 2021 we came out of lockdown for good!!! Most of the other things in my life are pretty similar as I still live with my parents and work at Battersea Cats and Dogs Home as a Veterinary Care Assistant but Maya is now 3! It was so nice getting to spend time with her during lockdown and she is so amazing I love her sooo much!

I did actually start regularly running with Maya during lockdown and actually completed a 5K! I also started going rock climbing with my brother which is a lot of fun however I haven’t been able to go as much since I have been working unfortunately but I would love to get back into both of them as I was really enjoying it πŸ™‚ Hopefully by the time my next birthday comes around I’ll have started running and climbing again πŸ™‚

Maya and I spent a lot of time together during lockdown which was amazing and since going back to work I have been trying to make an effort to spend quality time with her πŸ™‚ We still attend training classes and she’s doing so well!! She learnt lots of new tricks during lockdown including bed, hold, beg and bow πŸ™‚ We haven’t attended any actual competitions yet but I’m hoping that we will get to do some soon now that we have been out of lockdown for a while πŸ™‚

I have actually been pretty good at saving and attempting to budget since writing that letter and especially during the lockdowns I managed to get a bit of money saved that I will be putting towards a deposit on a house hopefully as I would love to move out. During Covid I was on Furlough which meant that I wasn’t at work but it has been so nice being back at work and feeling like I am moving forwards career wise! I am hoping to move forward with my career in the next year as I have a bit more of an idea of what I want to do next now πŸ™‚

Travel wise I haven’t been able to go to too many places since my last letter because of the lockdown however I did manage to go to Edinburgh with my Mum earlier this year which was so much fun and I am booked to go to Brussels with my friend Hannah in September πŸ™‚ I have also been on a few spa breaks with my Mum as well πŸ™‚ I have also been trying to improve my photography as well but there is still a long way to go πŸ™‚

The final goal I wrote about in my letter was to finally go and see Little Mix live on the 14th of May which was so so much fun!! They were absolutely FANTASTIC and I’m so glad I got to see them on their last tour πŸ™‚

Life has certainly been a bit of a roller-coaster these past few years with pandemics and just general life but I’m really hoping that things are starting to look up and that by the time I’m replying to my next letter which I’m actually going to write now to my 30 year old self that I will be in a much better place and mindset πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have ever written letters to your past or future selves πŸ™‚

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What I got for my 25th Birthday πŸ˜Š

What I got for my 25th Birthday πŸ˜Š

On the 4th of July 2022 I turned 25 years old!!!! I’m officially in my mid-twenties now which is very scary!! I am very lucky and was really spoilt for my birthday so I thought that I would share some of the bits that I got 😊 *Disclaimer* This is not in any way meant to be me showing off I just really enjoy reading these types of posts and wanted to do one myself 😊 *Disclaimer*

The first presents that I opened were from my parents and they got me a few bits which included the rest of the Bridgeton series!!! I already have books 1-3 but my Mum had got me the rest of the series which I’m super grateful for ❀️ I also received a new Sophie Kinsella book from one of my Mums friends which was super cool as I really like her books 😊

My parents also got me some new shoes because my current ones that I got in Edinburgh are pretty worn! I also picked out a few make-up bits as well when shopping with my Mum the other week 😊 she also got me a frame which inside had a drawing which said I Love You to the Moon and Back which is really special because that was the book my Mum used to read to me as a kid ❀️ finally I also got some paw earrings from β€˜Maya’ aka my parents 🀣🀣

Finally I got some clothes from Uniqlo including a t-shirt and a dress as well ❀️ then I also got a lush bath bomb from my Mums friend 😊 I really like pink/red clothes and Uniqlo clothes are so nice and they do such good basics!

Finally my last present from my parents was a voucher for the Lush Spa which I’m very excited for and I’m sure I’ll make a post about it when I go and from my brother I got a voucher for a night away at a spa!! ❀️

Let me know in the comments what you want for your next birthday 😊

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Some of my favourite songs from the first half of 2022 :)

Some of my favourite songs from the first half of 2022 :)

This year I decided to start making playlists every month which has really been encouraging me to listen to more music and also to find new artists πŸ™‚ Each playlist has at least 10 songs in but some of them have a few more but I thought I would collate some of my favourites from these playlists πŸ™‚

  • Friends to Lovers: Melina KB
  • Numb Little Bug: Em Beihold
  • Anyone for You: George Ezra
  • 20s: Bow Anderson
  • The Joker and The Queen: Taylor Swift
  • Boyfriend: Dove Cameron
  • Fast Times: Sabrina Carpenter
  • House on Fire: Mimi Webb
  • Cates Brother: Maisie Peters
  • She’s all I Wanna be: Tata Mcrae
  • Complete Mess: 5SOS
  • About Damn Time: Lizzo
  • No Romeo: Dylan
  • I Just Called: Anne Marie
  • Skin of my teeth: Demi Lovato
  • Breakfast: Dove Cameron
  • Carolina: Taylor Swift

Let me know in the comments what you have been loving music wise so far this year πŸ™‚

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March-June Favourites 2022 :)

March-June Favourites 2022 :)

I have quite a few favourites to include in this post because its been a while since I’ve done a post like this so without further ado lets get into it πŸ™‚

  • Heartstopper: I actually didn’t watch this show for a little while after it had come out just because I haven’t read the books so I didn’t really know what it was about but I kept seeing different edits and posts about the show so thought I would give it a go and it is honestly SUCH a cute show!! Nick and Charlie together are so cute and Nicks dog is so cute ( I love a collie). It is just a very sweet coming of age show and I loved it πŸ™‚
  • How I Met your Father: I think I can speak for most people when I say that the ending of How I Met Your Mother was lacking however I absolutely loved the rest of the show so when I saw this on Disney+ I was very intrigued especially when I saw that the main character was played by Hilary Duff! I actually ended up binge-watching this show in a day and it was so so good!! It kept a lot of the comedy and all of the things I loved about the original series but also added a little something extra πŸ™‚
  1. There are two shows that have both released new series in the last few months that I have absolutely loved and they are: Umbrella Academy S3 and Stranger Things S4!! They were both AMAZING so if you are a fan of either of those shows I would highly recommend!!
  • The Viscount who loved me: I have already spoken about this in a different post but I absolutely LOVED this book and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loved the second series of Bridgeton.
  • With this Kiss by Carrie Hope Fletcher: This is another book that I have already spoken about but I feel like it deserves a second mention because it was so so good!!
  • MoonKnight: As many of you will already know I am a big Marvel fan but it took me absolutely AGES to get into this show just because I wasn’t really sure it would be my kind of thing but OMG I absolutely LOVED IT!! I would say it is up there with one of my favourite Marvel shows and Oscar Isaac is absolutely PHENOMENAL in it!!
  • The World will remember us from Bonnie and Clyde: I have actually yet to see the show Bonnie and Clyde but I really hope I get the chance to at some point but they came on to perform a short set a West End Live and it was incredible!! This was one of the songs that they sung and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head since!!

Let me know in the comments what you have been loving over the past few months πŸ™‚

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Goodreads challenge 2022 Pt 3

Goodreads challenge 2022 Pt 3

My goal for 2022 is to read 24 books this year which correlates to 2 books a month 😊 I actually have managed to read a few more books than that since the start of the year and am about 6 books ahead of schedule having finished 18 books in the first half of the year 😊 I thought I would do a little rating and review of the books so far.

With this Kiss by Carrie Hope Fletcher- 10/10: I am a big fan of Carries and have read all of the books she has released so far and have absolutely loved them 😊 I love that she always includes an element of magic or something not quite of this world in her books and that she writes such strong female characters and female friendships in her books and this one is no different. It’s such an interesting concept and you are rooting for the main character from the get go 😊

Someone we know by Shari Lapena- 8/10: This was actually part of my friend Hannah and I’s book club and was Hannah’s choice for the month. I really enjoyed it and there were lots of twists and turns which were really cool 😊 I definitely didn’t see some of the reveals coming and it was really interesting seeing it all unfold.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty- 10/10: I actually borrowed this book from my friend Hannah when I went round there for a BBQ and it was so so good!!! I watched Big Little Lies when it came out and absolutely LOVED it so thought I would probably enjoy this book and I loved it! I liked all of the different characters and again didn’t see the big reveals coming!! It was interesting hearing all of their different stories and how they reacted to the therapy.

The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary- 10/10: I am a big fan of Beth O’Leary books and really enjoyed The Switch and The Flat Share. This book has been sat on my TBR for ages so when we went to the beach for a weekend I took it along with me as her books are usually the perfect beach read and I thoroughly enjoyed it πŸ™‚ I always love a strong female friendship in a book and theres usually some sort of twist and she always delves into some pretty tough topics.

The No Show by Beth O’Leary- 8/10: This was the other book that I took with me for our weekend away to the beach as it had just arrived a few days before we left πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed this book and I really liked seeing the same character projected through three different POVs and it was a very interesting concept πŸ™‚ I think my favourite of the three girls was Siobhan and I did see some of the twists coming but definitely not all of them πŸ™‚ I think this was my least favourite of all of Beth O’Learys books however that doesn’t mean much because I loved her other three a lot.

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman- 9/10: This book has been on my list for so long and I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, it reminds me of Only Murders in the building actually! πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have read any of these books πŸ™‚

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Selsey Weekend 2022 πŸ˜Š

Selsey Weekend 2022 πŸ˜Š

This year due to the Queens Platinum Jubilee we got a 4 day weekend so my family headed to my Nans caravan for the long weekend to spend some time together and to let Maya have a run around and a swim in the sea ❀️

On the Thursday we headed up to Selsey in Chichester. On the way through we stopped off at a sweet shop in the village which was really cool and then headed to the caravan and unpacked our stuff and headed straight to the beach 😊 Maya knew where she was immediately and ran to the gate to run onto the beach πŸ˜‚

The next day we headed into the village for some breakfast and also stopped off to get some ice cream which was delish 😍 we also saw the Selsey Seal which was so so cool!! He was chilling on the rocks to the side and we borrowed the neighbours binoculars to get a better look as well 😊

On Saturday my Dad had to come back to our hometown for a bit but my Mum and I stayed up by the beach 😊 we walked up to the village for some breakfast and then spent the rest of the day at the beach with Maya ❀️

The Sunday included a little street party for the Jubilee which was fun and then we headed back pretty soon after because we were really tired after a long few days and needed to get back and get organised 😊

It was a really lovely long weekend at the beach and Maya had a really good time I hope 🀞

Let me know in the comments what you got up to for the long bank holiday weekend 😊

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Bucket List 401-425 :)

Bucket List 401-425 :)

401. See Hex Live (15.1.22)

402. See Bring In On the Musical live (18.1.22)

403.Play Monopoly lifesize (22.1.22)

404.Eat at the Coppa Club (22.1.22)

405. Go to Megans for Brunch (23.1.22)

406. Go to Claridges for Afternoon Tea (25.1.22)

407. Go to the Van Gogh Immersive Experience (5.2.22)

408. See The Drifters Girl Live (12.2.22)

409. Go to Eataly (17.2.22)

410. See Pretty Woman Live (27.2.22)

411. Go to a Candlelight Tribute (5.3.22)

412. Tour Holyrood Castle (7.3.22)

413. Climb Arthurs Seat (7.3.22)

414. Go to the Ivy (7.3.22)

415. Go to the Edinburgh Castle (8.3.22)

416. Try a Deep Fried Mars bar (8.3.22)

417. Go to Victoria Street (8.3.22)

418. Try a full Scottish Breakfast (9.3.22)

419. Climb Calton Hill (9.3.22)

420. See Tina the musical Live (10.4.22)

421. Walk round Battersea Park (18.4.22)

422. See Jersey Boys Live (24.4.22)

423. See Fletcher live (10.5.22)

424. See the Little Mix confetti tour (14.5.22)

425. Watch Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness (22.5.22)

Let me know in the comments what is on your Bucket List πŸ™‚

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