September Favourites 2022 :)

September Favourites 2022 :)

This month has been a bit all over the place as I have been travelling for some of it and also I have been really busy with work so I don’t have too many favourites for this month but there are a few that I have on my list πŸ™‚

Fate Season 2: I absolutely LOVED the first season of this show when it was released last year so I have been waiting for this second season since then and it was so worth the wait!!! I absolutely loved the addition of Flora to this season and this is the perfect start to my spooky Halloween watching πŸ™‚

She-Hulk- I have been a big Tatiana Maslany fan since watching Orphan Black so when I found out that she was joining the MCU I was very excited and during the show I have absolutely loved it πŸ™‚ I really enjoy the little asides to the camera and also am very excited to see what happens if/when DareDevil makes an appearance!

Carrie Soto is Back by TJR- I was already a big Taylor Jenkins Reid fan so was eagerly awaiting the arrival of this book but when it actually arrived it was so much better than I thought! The moment I shut the book I wanted to start it again from the beginning and I have written more about it in my recent post about the fifth part of my goodreads challenge πŸ™‚

Married at First Sight- I recently started watching Married at First Sight with my family as we were scrolling through trying to find a show to watch all together and we thought this show would be a good pick as it would be easy watching however we absolutely loved it and I’m hooked! Its so interesting seeing how all of the different couples interact with each other and also watching them learn to compromise and find out about this stranger that they married! I would highly recommend for any fans of reality TV πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what you have been loving this month 😊

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Decorating for Halloween 2022 :)

Decorating for Halloween 2022 :)

I have always loved decorating for Halloween and this year is no different- this year I have been slowly but surely adding more and more Halloween touches to my room until I felt like it was finally finished a few days ago πŸ™‚ There are lots of Disney touches, some Harry Potter and of course lots and lots of pumpkins πŸ™‚ I always feel like decorating for the different seasons always helps to get me into the spirit of the season whether thats decorating for Halloween or Christmas or summer πŸ™‚ I haven’t purchased too many bits this year because I am trying to save money and also I already had quite a few bits πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments how you have decorated for Halloween 😊

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Goodreads Challenge Part 5 :)

Goodreads Challenge Part 5 :)

My goal for 2022 was to read 24 books this year which correlates to 2 books a month however I then changed that goal to 30 books by the end of the year but I have now managed to achieve that……. ooops! I am now hoping to read 35 books by the end of the year 😊 I am about 13 books ahead of my original schedule having finished 30 books so far this year 😊 I thought I would do a little rating and review of the books so far.

Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover- 8/10: This was actually the first book/novella that I have read by Colleen Hoover and I actually really enjoyed it but think I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had read the other books connected first so was more invested in the characters πŸ™‚ I actually read this novella while sat on the beach which was really nice and one of the reasons that I took it with me was that it would be quick and was light in my bag πŸ™‚

Little Fires Everywhere bu Celeste Ng- 7/10: This book I picked up from a charity shop in Selsey when we were there for the weekend because I had heard lots of people talking about the TV show so thought I would give it a go. I did enjoy the book however I doubt that I will read it again because it was just a bit meh tbh.

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid- 10/10: OMG I FRICKIN LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I am a big fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid so when I heard about this book I was so excited and I definitely wasn’t disappointed πŸ™‚ I think this might be one of my favourite books that I have read this year! I already love Tennis as a sport but she made it sound so interesting, the character of Carrie Soto had so many layers that got peeled back throughout the book and I laughed and cried and felt all of the emotions! Throughout the final quarter of the book I couldn’t put it down and wanted to finish it but also didn’t want it to end in equal measure πŸ™‚

Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister- 9/10: I absolutely LOVE a thriller/murder mystery so by having a book where you already know who has been murdered and who by is a very interesting concept and I loved the idea of a mother having to go back in order to save her son from making a big mistake πŸ™‚ There were so many different twists and turns in this book as well which kept you guessing until the very end πŸ™‚

Book Lovers by Emily Henry- 10/10: This book was part of the book club that I have with my friend Hannah and was her choice for this month πŸ™‚ I really really liked this book and was very excited that she picked it because I have heard so much about it on TikTok and other forms of Social Media πŸ™‚ It reminded me slightly of The Hating Game as it is an Enemies to Lovers however I feel like the characters have a lot more depth and I found the sisterly relationship between Nora and Libby so interesting πŸ™‚

Before the Coffee Gets Cold Tales from the Cafe- 9/10: I really loved the first book of this series which I actually started on the Eurostar to Belgium and had finished it by the time I was on the train back from the holiday πŸ™‚ It is a series of four short stories about different people who wish to return to the past whilst in the cafe and why and is so very heartwarming and sweet πŸ™‚ I always end up laughing and then crying and then doing both simultaneously while reading these books which for me always indicates a good book πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what you have been reading recently πŸ™‚

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Bucket list 426-450

Bucket list 426-450

426: Little Venice in London (29.5.22)

427: Afternoon tea at the Landmark Hotel in London (29.6.22)

428: See Frozen the Musical (29.6.22)

429: See Olivia Rodrigo in Concert (6.7.22)

430: Do GourMaze (9.7.22)

431: See Moulin Rouge the musical (30.7.22)

432. See Brighton Marina (10.9.22)

433. Kant Centrum in Brugee (17.9.22)

434. Go to the Belfry (18.9.22)

435. Climb to the top of the Belfry (18.9.22)

436. Go to the Market Square in Brugee (18.9.22)

437. See the Quay of the Rosary (18.9.22)

438. Canal tour in Brugee (18.9.22)

439. Try a proper Belgian Waffle (18.9.22)

440. Try Belgian Beer (18.9.22)

441. Go to MinneWater (19.9.22)

442. Go to the Atomium (20.9.22)

443. Go to Mini Europe (20.9.22)

444. Try Belgian Chocolate from a Belgian chocolate shop (20.9.22)

445. Go to the Brussels Beer Project (20.9.22)

446. See the Parc Du Cinquantenaire (21.9.22)

447. Go to Grand Place (21.9.22)

448. See Mannequin Pis (21.9.22)

449. See the Royal Palace of Brussels (21.9.22)

450. See The Lion King (23.9.22)

Let me know in the comments what you have on your bucket list πŸ™‚

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Halloween Bucket List 2022 :)

Halloween Bucket List 2022 :)

For the last few years I have written a bucket list every Autumn which I always love doing and also completing πŸ™‚ I decided to continue the tradition this year however I am not going to be around for Halloween this year so its a bit of a smaller list this year. Some of them are things that I wanted to redo because I had such a lot of fun doing them last year and some are new things or are extended from last year πŸ™‚

  • Read 2 Halloween themed books
  • Watch Hocus Pocus 2
  • Buy Maya a Halloween Toy
  • Buy Maya a Halloween Outfit
  • Carve a Pumpkin
  • Write a Halloween Blog Post
  • Burn a Pumpkin Candle
  • Make a Spooky Hot Chocolate
  • Halloween Movie Night
  • Decorate for Halloween
  • Halloween Make-up Look
  • Lush Halloween Haul

Let me know in the comments if you have any ideas for what to add to this list πŸ™‚

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My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated- Chapter 18 recap and Chapter 19 aims :)

My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated- Chapter 18 recap and Chapter 19 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 18 of my Changing My Life series and am very excited to get started on my Chapter 19 aims πŸ™‚

Favourite quote of the month: If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!

This month has been pretty busy but also lots of fun with lots of amazing plans with family and friends although I did end up in the hospital for 5 days which was definitely not fun or in the plan!! I’m doing much better now but still on the mend so taking it slowly and day by day πŸ™‚

  • Spend lots of time with family and friends πŸ™‚ At the end of last month I went to the theatre to see Moulin Rouge with my Mum and her friend which was so much fun πŸ™‚ I had never seen the movie but it is definitely now in my to be watched list! I also met with one of my friends Dorothy and we went out for cocktails and tacos which was such a lot of fun πŸ™‚ We meet up every few weeks to every few months depending on how busy we both are but its always nice to see her πŸ™‚ I also did a day trip to Oxford to go and see my friend Anna with my friend Hannah which was such a lot of fun and we had such a lovely day πŸ™‚
  • Spend lots of time with Maya and continue to work on her training πŸ™‚ I have spent a lot of time with Maya over the last week and a bit due to not being well but we also earlier in the month took her to the beach at Selsey for probably the last time this year which was so much fun πŸ™‚ We ended up leaving to go to the beach at 11pm on the day I got back from the beach which was so funny πŸ™‚
  • Continue to cook twice a week- I was doing so well with my cooking journey however since being ill I haven’t really been cooking very much in the last two weeks however probably after this week I will start getting back into it πŸ™‚ Before that I had cooked a chilli paneer which was super delicious, a harissa chicken naan, teryiaki chicken, thai style pork bowl and naanizas and pasta πŸ™‚
  • Organise my room a bit more- I have a lot more bits that I want to do with regards to tidying my bedroom however I have managed to sell a few of my depop items and one of my vinted items which was pretty cool, I also sorted through my TBR reading cart and have ordered some Halloween decor ready for October!!
  • Celebrate Jamies birthday- The day of my brothers birthday was actually the day that I got ill however they have since managed to pop round for a BBQ so we could give him his presents and also eat some cake (because who doesn’t want cake for their birthday!)
  • Continue on my reading journey :)- I have managed to do a bit of reading in the last month including: Where the Crawdads Sing, Before the Coffee Gets cold, Finding Cinderella and Little Fires Everywhere πŸ™‚ I have also done a major book haul in the last month which I have written a post about which can be found here.

The last month has been such a roller-coaster but I’m super excited for next month as I have lots of nice things planned including a little trip abroad and lots of other bits πŸ™‚

  • Cook twice a week
  • Spend a week in Bruges and Brussels with Hannah πŸ™‚
  • See a West End Show
  • Continue on my reading journey πŸ™‚
  • Tidy my bedroom and sort through my stuff
  • Spend time with Maya and continue on with her training
  • Decorate for Halloween!

Let me know in the comments if you have any ideas what I can use for my aims for my next chapter πŸ™‚

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August Favourites 2022 :)

August Favourites 2022 :)

This month has been a bit of a weird one however I have still got some favourites that I figured I would share with you guys.

WonderWater by L’Oreal- It was actually my Mum who recommended that I try this hair treatment because I have such long hair it is always getting really tangly so I have been used this the last few times that I washed my hair and it is absolutely AMAZING! You can literally feel the tangles melting out of your hair and your hair feels so soft and nice afterwards πŸ™‚

Only Murders in the building Season 2- I absolutely loved the first season of Only Murders in the building so when they announced that they were doing a Season 2 I was so happy!! I must admit that I didn’t think that this season was as strong as the previous season but I did really enjoy it! πŸ™‚ I’m very intrigued to see what they do with Season 3 as well!

Animal Crossing- New Horizons: I have always been someone who played my DS very occasionally however as I have been ill over the past two weeks I found myself reaching for my Nintendo and one of my favourite DS games has always been Animal Crossing πŸ™‚ I love being able to build my town and buy different things to make everything look pretty and sectioning off parts of my island for different things πŸ™‚ It has made me think that I would like to play it a bit more even when I’m back at work πŸ™‚ Let me know in the comments if you guys would be interested in an island tour on here πŸ™‚

Blonde- Maisie Peters: I am a big fan of Maisie Peters and have been loving all of her newest music and Blonde was no exception! The lyrics are hilarious and amazing and it is such a bop that you can’t help dancing along πŸ™‚ I am so looking forward to being able to sing along and dance to all of her new music on her next tour which I believe is next February πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what you have been loving this month 😊

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August Book Haul 2022 :)

August Book Haul 2022 :)

I have been on a bit of a book buying binge recently which has been so so so much fun so I thought I would do a bit of a haul on here because I absolutely LOVE seeing what books other people have been buying and also where people buy their books as well πŸ™‚

My first haul was an order from the works online because I didn’t have time to go to the actual store but I knew there were a few books that I really wanted from there that I knew I couldn’t wait to read πŸ™‚ The first book was Where the Crawdads sing by Delia Owens which I had heard so many people talk about and have actually already read since purchasing it!! I also included in this haul two different Colleen Hoover books because I have heard so many people talking about her books! I purchased Ugly Love and Finding Cinderella and actually read Finding Cinderella sat on the beach after I finished Where the Crawdads sing πŸ™‚ The final book I purchased was It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey which again I have seen all over TikTok so I’m excited to read it πŸ™‚

The next few books that I have purchased were bought from Charity shops πŸ™‚ I bought Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty from a charity shop in Oxford because I really enjoyed her other two books Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers πŸ™‚ I then purchased Exciting Times from a charity shop in Selsey and also found Little Fires Everywhere in a different charity shop in Selsey which was so cool πŸ™‚ I had heard lots of people talking about the Exciting Times book and the Little Fires Everywhere TV Show πŸ™‚

I was actually meant to go with my Mum and her friend to Bromley where I would have been able to do a physical haul however I was actually not very well on the day so I was unable to go 😦 I ended up doing an online order instead where I decided to buy three Emily Henry books which I have heard so many people talking about and I’m so excited to read! I also ordered Until I Met You by Amber Rose Gill which I’m interested to read because I did actually watch her series of Love Island and I’ve actually heard good things about the book πŸ™‚ The final book I ordered was Verity by Colleen Hoover which I’m so excited to read as I really enjoyed my first Colleen Hoover book and I am a big fan of thriller books πŸ™‚

I am waiting for my order of Carrie Soto is Back to arrive which I believe will arrive at the end of this month and I’m SO EXCITED to read that πŸ™‚ I have also ordered the sequel to Before the Coffee gets Cold which I really enjoyed πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what books you have purchased this month πŸ™‚

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Holy Fvck by Demi Lovato

Holy Fvck by Demi Lovato

When I heard that Demi was releasing a new album and also that they were returning to their rock roots I was so so excited!!! I am a big Demi fan and have been since her first album and I have a tradition on this blog where I make a post whenever one of my favourite artists makes a new album or I particularly love an album I write about some of my favourite songs and lyrics which I actually did for Demis last album as well Dancing with the Devil.

Favourite Songs:

  • Skin of My Teeth
  • Substance
  • 29
  • Feed
  • Eat Me
  • Happy Ending
  • City of Angels

Favourite Lyrics:

  1. F**k the theatrics, what happened to classic? /Β Give me the real s**t, give me the magic- Substance
  2. I tried to be your hero, I lent you my voice, I was your poster child, it was working for a while, But it didn’t fill the void- Happy Ending
  3. My demons are on the hunt, But my angels taught me how to run, I got two wolves inside of me, Β But I decide which one to feed- Feed
  4. Asking why doesn’t make it easier, Go easier on me- Skin of my Teeth
  5. Had me in your grip, went beautifully with, All my daddy issues and this sh*t continues- 29
  6. Petal on the vine, too young to drink wine, Just five years a bleeder, student and a teacher- 29
  7. I know the part I’ve played before, I know the sh*t that I’ve ignored, I know the girl that you adored, She’s dead, it’s time to fu**ing mourn- Eat Me
  8. At Disneyland, You know I skip the lines- City of Angels
  9. I’m the fruit that was forbidden, But don’t keep my evil hidden, I’m the one she was afraid of, Now I’m what your dreams are made of- Holy Fvck
  10. I can’t help it, guess I’m a heathen, Going to hell ’cause it feels like heaven- Heaven

Let me know in the comments if you have a favourite album or song by Demi Lovato πŸ™‚

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Goodreads Challenge 2022 Part 4 :)

Goodreads Challenge 2022 Part 4 :)

My goal for 2022 is to read 24 books this year which correlates to 2 books a month however I have now changed that goal to 30 books by the end of the year 😊 I am about 10 books ahead of my original schedule having finished 24 books so far this year 😊 I thought I would do a little rating and review of the books so far.

The Wrong Suitcase by Laura Jane Williams- 9/10: I actually read this book on my kindle at the beach which was really fun πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed the other couple of books from this author and this short story was the same- a very chill beach read with a cute love story thrown in for Sam and Izzy who both go to a friends wedding and end up with each others suitcases.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid- 10/10: This is one of my favourite books that I read this year!! I am a big fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid and it was so much fun reading about the Rivas and it was also really interesting to learn about surfing and the California beaches as well πŸ™‚ I think Nina Riva is one of my favourite TJR characters as well πŸ™‚

The Party Crasher by Sophie Kinsella- 9/10: I received this book from one of my mums friends for my birthday and so I ended up taking it with me to the beach a couple of weekends later and I really enjoyed it πŸ™‚ I am a fan of Sophie Kinsella books as they are very chill easy reads with usually a little bit of romance thrown in and are the perfect beach read/book to read if you’re in a bit of a slump or don’t want to think too much πŸ™‚

Fantastic Beasts The Secrets of Dumbledore- 8/10: I am a big fan of the Harry Potter universe which includes the Fantastic Beasts franchise so always really enjoy these books πŸ™‚ I actually bought a copy with has illustrations and also commentary from some of the actors and directors of the movie which is pretty cool πŸ™‚

Before the Coffee gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi- 9/10: This book actually reads like a series of short stories (4 to be exact) and I really enjoyed them πŸ™‚ Each story tells a tale of a different customer in the cafe who wishes to return to the past and the end result is a heartwarming, funny, cute and sometimes a little bit sad read πŸ™‚ Its also really interesting learning different things about Japanese culture and traditions πŸ™‚

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens- 10/10: I had a couple of people recommend this book to me and then since the movie came out I have had even more people recommend it so when I found it in the works I couldn’t resist buying it and I really enjoyed it πŸ™‚ I was reading this book at work during my lunch break and then finished it at the beach and it was such a good book and the end was AMAZING!

Let me know in the comments what you have been reading recently πŸ™‚

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