Selsey 2021 :)

Selsey 2021 :)

On the 28th of August my family and I packed up our car and headed to the beach in Selsey in Chichester for the weekend which was so so nice πŸ™‚ We took Maya for lots of walks, chilled on the beach, had some lovely food and had a really relaxing weekend πŸ™‚ On the way to Selsey we popped into a place called Arundel which was such a lovely town where we went for afternoon tea which was delish πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have been to Selsey or what your favourite beach in England is πŸ™‚

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Windsor 2021 :)

Windsor 2021 :)

On the morning of the 7th of August I jumped on a train to meet my two friends Hannah and Anna in Windsor which was so much fun πŸ™‚ When we first arrived the changing of the guard was happening which was absolutely amazing- we didn’t realise that it would be happening at that point but it was so so cool πŸ™‚

Once the changing of the guard was finished we then went into the castle and did an audioguide which was so much fun πŸ™‚ The castle is beautiful and we had so much fun looking round and seeing all of the amazing architecture and tapestries. We also looked around St Georges Chapel and I lit a candle whilst I was in there which is something I do in all of the chapels that I go to πŸ™‚

After our tour of the castle we went for some lunch which was really tasty! We then dumped our bags in the hotel and did a bit of shopping- we are all massive book nerds so popped into Waterstones and also WHSmith because I needed to buy an IPhone charger πŸ™‚

We walked towards castle while shopping and decided to finish our sightseeing for the day by walking along The Long Walk which is a long walk (hence the name :P) where there are processions towards the castle and it was lot of fun- it is a 50 minute walk each way but we were chatting as we walked so it was really nice πŸ™‚

After the long walk we decided to go for dinner at Honest Burger which was so so delicious!! I have been to Honest Burger once in London at the Holborn branch and it was so so nice πŸ™‚ I love the fact that as well as their signature burgers they have a burger of the month and each location has its own burger πŸ™‚

After dinner we headed back to the hotel and chilled which was lovely and organised ourselves for the next day πŸ™‚

The next day we woke up and headed out for brunch πŸ™‚ We went to a place called Browns which was right next to the river so we had a lovely view while we ate our food and had some smoothies and coffee πŸ™‚ The food was delicious and it was so much fun πŸ™‚

After food we then decided to have a wander along the river, we saw some swans, chatted and saw some other cool bits along the way and it was a lovely way to end our trip πŸ™‚ We went past Alexandra Gardens and saw some really cool fountains πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have ever been to Windsor and if you have what was your favourite part πŸ™‚

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Friendsfest 2021 :)

Friendsfest 2021 :)

I have been wanting to go to Friendsfest for the last few years as I am a massive Friends fan!! I tentatively booked tickets for Friendsfest 2021 hoping that it would be allowed to go ahead and I am so so happy that it did πŸ™‚ I ended up going with my Mum and we had an absolutely AMAZING day πŸ™‚ When we first walked in and went to the left you started on the ‘Red Carpet’ and then moved onto the outside of Monicas door where you could re-create the iconic ‘floating heads scene’ which was so so much fun! Then you moved onto a selfie booth where they had lots of different signs with different quotes from the show πŸ™‚ Finally there was Phoebes taxi which was pretty cool πŸ™‚

We then moved onto Central Perk where there were three different official photo points and then ordered some hot chocolates and a blueberry muffin which was absolutely delish πŸ™‚ At this point we sat down to enjoy our drinks and food which was really nice- what I liked about Friendsfest and why it was able to go ahead as successfully as it did was because it was outside πŸ™‚

We then moved onto the next photo opportunity where you could recreate the title scenes, then we recreated the PIVOT scene which was so much fun and so funny! Then I did the “COULD I BE ANY MORE CLOTHES” scene which was so so cool and was done via green screen to make the experience more Covid friendly πŸ™‚

We then went for lunch and grabbed a slice of Pizza at Joeys Pizza and also went to the bar to get some cocktails πŸ™‚ The cocktails were all Friends themed which was really cool and they also had soft drinks and normal alcoholic beverages as well πŸ™‚ We then sat in front of the big screen which was really cool and they played some of the iconic scenes from the show πŸ™‚

Finally we had booked a Set Tour at 2.40 where you could do round and take photos in the three different apartments: Monica and Rachels, Chandler and Joey and then Ross/Ugly Naked Guys apartment πŸ™‚

Overall I had so so so much fun and I would highly recommend Friendsfest to any Friends fan πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you are a Friends fan and if you are who is your favourite character πŸ™‚

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My 24th Birthday :)

My 24th Birthday :)

On Sunday 4th of July 2021 I turned 24 years old and I had such a nice time πŸ™‚ This will be the last year that I can say I am in my early twenties which definitely adds lots of pressure on me to get my life together as I head into my mid twenties! When I was younger I always thought that people in their early-mid twenties had everything together and were so grown up but now I’m at that point in my life and through talking to friends my age I can confirm that we’re all just making it up as we go along attempting to look like we know what we’re doing! Anyway quarter life crisis aside I had a lovely birthday weekend and I thought I would share on here what I got up to πŸ™‚ Thank you so much to all of my friends and family who made it so so special ❀ ❀

On the Saturday I went out for an afternoon tea to Fortnum and Masons with my Mum and my friend Barghavi which was so so lovely! The food was amazing and everyone there was so sweet πŸ™‚ I have wanted to go to afternoon tea at Fortnum and Masons for so long ever since my Mum went with her friend and bought back a slice of cake which we then ate that evening and it was one of the best slices of cake I have ever eaten so I was very very excited and it definitely lived up to my expectations πŸ™‚

After eating our body weight in cake, scones and sandwiches we headed to Camden which is one of my favourite places in London πŸ™‚ I love Camden because it has lots of different stalls and everytime I go I find a different stall that wasn’t there last time and that has amazing stuff that is right up my alley πŸ™‚

On the Sunday I spent the day chilling at home with my family and Barghavi which was so nice and needed after the busy day on the Saturday πŸ™‚ My Nan and Grandad popped round which was such a nice surprise because obviously with the pandemic I haven’t been able to see them as much as I would like so it made the day even more special being able to see them for some birthday cake πŸ™‚ My Aunt and Uncle also popped round and then later in the evening my brother Billy and his girlfriend came round for dinner and we ordered Wagamama πŸ™‚ I was also messaging friends throughout the day which was also so nice πŸ™‚

Overall I had an amazing birthday weekend and I can thank everyone who made it special enough πŸ™‚ The next post going up on this blog will be a What I Got For My Birthday so keep an eye out for that πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what you would do on your perfect birthday weekend celebration πŸ™‚

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Day in the life: Mayas 2nd Birthday :)

Day in the life: Mayas 2nd Birthday :)

On the 2nd of February 2021 my dog Maya turned 2 so I thought I would throw her a little party to celebrate 😊 I had wrapped up loads of toys and treats for her and my friend Barghavi also popped round to see us (in our games room with the back doors open) which was so lovely πŸ™‚ I gathered together all of her presents and arranged them with some balloons I had bought and some banners on the door πŸ™‚ We then took her out for a long walk at the woods which she absolutely loved and then came back to give her a little cake called a woofin πŸ™‚ I had also made her some homemade biscuits from a pre-made mix that Barghavi had bought me for Christmas which was awesome πŸ™‚ I think Maya had a lovely day and I certainly did πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have any pets and if you do what you do for their birthday πŸ™‚

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Day in my life: Snow day with Maya :)

Day in my life: Snow day with Maya :)

On the 24th of January I woke up to a layer of snow over the garden which is so so exciting!! It was the first time that Maya had seen snow which was so much fun and we went out to the garden to have a play and then my family and I took her to the park near us for a walk and grabbed some hot chocolates on the way πŸ™‚ I’m one of those weird people who absolutely LOVE snow so I had such a fun day πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments whether you love or hate the snow and why πŸ™‚

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Blogmas Day 28: Christmas weekend 2020 :)

Blogmas Day 28: Christmas weekend 2020 :)

The few days before Christmas I did Zoom calls with my friends which was so lovely πŸ™‚ On Christmas eve after doing quite a few homely jobs as my Mum hasn’t been very well the last few days we then settled down to our classic dinner of a Chinese take-away and then curled up to watch Jingle All The Way which we used to watch religiously as kids on Christmas eve and so we decided this year to watch it for the nostalgia effect πŸ™‚ By this time we had had a few drinks and my older brother gave me one of my presents early which was Harry Potter themed Dobble so we started playing that which was so fun!!

Christmas day we woke up, had a cooked breakfast and then went and started opening presents πŸ™‚ I had bought my dad a retro Space Invaders game which connects to the TV so as soon as he had opened that up he got my brother to set it up for him and got engrossed in playing while we finished off opening the presents around him πŸ™‚ Maya was running around like a lunatic whilst opening her presents and we actually only gave her 3/4 of her presents on Christmas day and then gave her the last few on Boxing day πŸ™‚ We then went to see my Grandma (my mums mum) and took the dog for a walk as she has a park behind her house so while my mum chatted to her my dad and I took it in turns with the dog in the park πŸ™‚ We then popped round my Nan and Grandads house to talk to them on the drive and as they only live round the corner my brothers walked round and joined us which was lovely πŸ™‚ After that we headed home and had our Christmas dinner πŸ™‚

On Boxing day I actually had to go to work which was really really nice as I have been on Furlough since April of 2020 and have only been in for 3 days since then in November so it was nice to go back in again and see people πŸ™‚ Once I got back from work at around 5 we then sat down for another Christmas dinner which was absolutely delicious!! After dinner we then all sat down and watched The Grinch πŸ™‚

Finally on the 28th I spent most of the day playing my new Animal Crossing New Horizons game πŸ™‚

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and are still enjoying the festive season between Christmas and New Year where the world seems to stand still πŸ™‚

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Blogmas day 23: London at Christmas πŸ˜Š

Blogmas day 23: London at Christmas πŸ˜Š

On the 14th of December I met up with my friend Hannah and we went to Covent Garden for a day of Christmassy photos πŸ™‚ We had a wander around Covent garden which has such lovely Christmas sections- their flower benches have been redone for Christmas, they have a Christmas tree display with decorations advertising the different shops and places around the area πŸ™‚ then finally they have a massive tree as well πŸ™‚ We then had a shop in one of my favourite small shops called Sass and Belle where I bought a few little Christmassy bits and then had lunch in the outside section by Shake Shack who had Truffle Fries for the Christmas season! After lunch we wandered to Somerset house to see their Christmas tree and finally got the bus to Victoria where we got some hot chocolates and took a few photos around Belgravia which was very lucky because it then started pelting it down with rain just as we finished taking photos!!

Let me know in the comments your favourite Christmas place in your town πŸ™‚

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Blogmas Day 16: Bucket list: 326-350

Blogmas Day 16: Bucket list: 326-350

326. Summer Picnic in the Garden- 11.7.20

327. Finish the Couch-5k- 28.7.20

328. Run 5K- 28.7.20 75d40e73-d9b7-49cf-8fad-969e03727392

329. Get Maya in a Paddling pool

330. Get Maya in a river of some kind πŸ™‚

331. Meet Charlie (Barghavis other child)- (5.8.20)

332. Take Maya to the Seaside and see her swim- 8.8.20 πŸ™‚Β 

333. Try a deep fried Battered Oreo :)-15.8.20

334. Make truffle Mac and Cheese :)- 23.8.20

335. Photoshoot in the garden in a pretty dress- 25.8.20

336. Teach Maya to jump- 1.9.20

337. Meet Barghavis bird- 8.9.20

338. Be Vegetarian for 5 days- 7.9.20-11.9.20

339. Make a Biscoff treat- 12.9.20

340. Let off Lanterns- 13.9.20

341. Take some Fall photos- 28.9.20

342. Get Maya spayed- 2.10.20

343. Go to Kew Gardens- 10.10.20

344. Buy Halloween Disney ears- 13.10.20

345. Have Cheese Fondue- 24.10.20

346. See the floating lanterns in Chinatown- 24.10.20Β  img_9281

347. Make Halloween cookies- 27.10.20

348. Go to Shaka Zula- 28.10.20

349. Carve a Stitch pumpkin- 31.10.20

350. Do a foot-mask- 13.11.20 9b1e67b8-15fc-4803-b662-61389b6bc790

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

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My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated: Chapter 4 recap and Chapter 5 aims :)

My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated: Chapter 4 recap and Chapter 5 aims :)

On the 9th of July I uploaded my Month 1 aims for my Changing my life series and now I’ve just finished Chapter 4 of my Changing My Life series and am very excited to get started on my Chapter 5 aims- Chapter 4 was really focused on Halloween but this month I would love to focus on getting back into a bit of a routine and also I am heading back to work for a few days which will be absolutely lovely πŸ™‚

Favourite quote of the month: When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ’tis near Halloween’

This month has been filled with all things Halloween and lots of days out- I have been to Camden a few times, I went out for an afternoon tea, to a brunch in London where there was unlimited cheese and chocolate fondue which is amazing! Maya also had her spay which was really stressful but she is all recovered now πŸ™‚

  1. Send 2 friends something nice and cook something new πŸ™‚ – My friend Rias birthday is at the start of October so I actually sent her some gluten free flapjacks because when I went to visit her last we had them while we were there and they are so nice!! Then about halfway through the month I got an email that the Spectrum Frida Kahlo brushes were back in stock which I had tried to get the last time I was out so I very quickly ordered a set for myself and also a set for Barghavi πŸ™‚ I haven’t cooked anything this month however I did find a recipe for some Biscoff muffins which were to die for!

2. I have really been off my running game recently so I would love to  run at least 3K twice this month :)- I did manage to go for two runs this month however they were only 1.5km each as I haven’t been running in a while and my legs started to cramp up, I’m hoping that I can get back into my running game next chapter πŸ™‚

3. Go shopping in Primark and do an online order :)- I have actually managed to do a few hauls this month, I have been to Camden twice which was absolutely lovely as I love the stalls there, I did a massive order online on two of my favourite stores called Infinite Wonderland and Get.It.Creations, I also found an amazing shop called The House of Spells where they sell lots of Harry Potter stuff and finally I went to Oxford Street which was lovely πŸ™‚

4. Continue improving my training knowledge and also look after Maya following her Spay and finally take Maya back to Pets at home at some point :)- Maya had her Spay on the 4th of October so for around 10 days/2 weeks after she had to stay calm and wear a cone which was really funny- she would often forget she was wearing it so would get stuck or run into things! We went back to training classes in the hall for a few weeks which was really good πŸ™‚

5.  Have a Halloween day, take a selfie with my new Halloween Minnie ears and carve a pumpkin :)- I am such a big fan of Halloween and love getting in the spirit- I had a little Halloween weekend with Barghavi where we watched a few Halloween films, made Halloween cookies and carved pumpkins which was so much fun πŸ™‚

6. Write up a country from my Great Grandmas journal- The next country in my Great Grandmas journal is Malta which I absolutely loved writing about as it is somewhere I have never been and I absolutely love reading about different places πŸ™‚ This was the 5th country I have written out so I am now getting the hang of her handwriting and the way that she talks which makes it a lot easier!

7. Update my media kit, reach 1350 followers, photoshoot in Kew Gardens and finally email a brand regarding a collaboration- I updated my media kit early this month with all my new stats and have then sent off my new media kit to a brand called Infinite Wonderland which is a brand I absolutely love so fingers crossed!! I didn’t quite reach my goal of 1350 followers but am only 5 away! On the 10th of October Hannah and I headed to Kew Gardens for a lovely Halloween photoshoot which was so much fun OMG πŸ™‚

I had a lot of fun completing these goals and am so excited to start working on my Chapter 4 goals πŸ™‚

  1. Cook my pancetta risotto and also cook something new πŸ™‚
  2. Run 3k at least twice this month πŸ™‚
  3. Do a Black Friday haul πŸ™‚
  4. Continue working on my training knowledge and do a few work webinars
  5. Do some Christmas shopping, take down my Halloween decorations and start setting up for Christmas πŸ™‚
  6. Write up a country from my Great Grandmas journal
  7. Reach 1400 followers on here, have a photoshoot and start writing blogmas posts πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments any ideas for my goals for the next chapter πŸ™‚

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