Decorating for Halloween 2021 :)

Decorating for Halloween 2021 :)

My family always makes fun of me because I am such a big Halloween fan who decorates their room with pumpkins and watches non-scary Halloween movies throughout September and October and drinks Pumpkin Spice Lattes as soon as I can πŸ™‚ Since last year I feel like I have stepped up my Halloween decorating- I have added some more Harry Potter bits, some more Nightmare Before Christmas bits, lots of candles and some more other bits as well πŸ™‚ I haven’t actually bought that much stuff for Halloween this year as I already had quite a few bits already and am trying to save some money but I did get a few little bits πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments how you decorate for Halloween πŸ™‚

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My favourite songs and lyrics from The Prince of Egypt :)

My favourite songs and lyrics from The Prince of Egypt :)

On the 8th of September I went to see The Prince of Egypt with my friend Hannah which was so so amazing!! This was my second time seeing the show and it was so nice to be back in a theatre and see a show and I absolutely loved it πŸ™‚ I have done quite a few posts about some of my favourite songs and lyrics from musicals but I thought I would write down some of my favourite lyrics and songs from this show πŸ™‚

Some of my favourite songs:

  • Deliver Us
  • Footprints on the Sand
  • Dance To The Day
  • In a Million Years
  • Through Heavens Eyes
  • Always on Your Side
  • Heartless
  • Faster

Some of my favourite lyrics:

  • Sleep and remember my last lullaby, So I’ll be with you when you dream- Deliver Us
  • Footprints on the sand, Ripples on the river Wispy drifting clouds, That blow across the desert sky- Footprints on the Sand
  • But maybe just to leave things, A little changed from when I came- Footprints on the sand
  • But now, I will dance But my dance will be only for me, I dance to the day, I am free- Dance To The Day
  • And if you should ask how soon I think this feeling disappears, Never in a million years- In A Million Years
  • A single thread in a tapestry, Though its color brightly shines, Can never see its purpose, In the pattern of the grand design- Through Heavens Eyes
  • So how do you measure the worth of a man, In wealth or strength or size?- Through Heavens Eyes
  • To pick me up, restore my purpose and my pride, When you were always at my side- Always On Your Side
  • Scattering melons and olives and baskets, And making a small disaster, No time to turn and look back at the damage we’ve done, We’ve got to go faster- Faster

Let me know in the comments if you have seen The Prince of Egypt and if you have what is your favourite song πŸ™‚

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2021 Reading Challenge Part 4 :)

2021 Reading Challenge Part 4 :)

My 2021 reading challenge was to read 24 books this year however I have actually finished this challenge which I’m super proud about πŸ™‚ I have really enjoyed the last few books I have read and am hoping that I can read a few more before the end of the year πŸ™‚

  • The Shelf by Helly Acton: 10/10- I am a big fan of Helly Acton as she has such interesting ideas! I have owned this book for a while but after reading The Couple I decided to read this and it was so good! I loved all of the characters not just the main characters as I felt that they all had their own personalities and were really well developed πŸ™‚ I loved the journey the main character goes through and also some of the side characters as well πŸ™‚
  • The Duke and I by Julia Quinn: 8/10- I was a big fan of Bridgeton when it was on TV but who wasn’t so I figured because I love reading that I would add this book to my to-read list and I’m glad I did πŸ™‚ I’m so excited to read the rest of the series at some point and I actually received book 2 and 3 for my birthday this year πŸ™‚ This book was part of Hannah and I’s book club which was pretty cool as well πŸ™‚
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo: 10/10- I LOVED LOVED LOVED this series when I watched it on Netflix so then was trying to find the books for ages and then I managed to find it while in Foyles with my brother so he bought it for me for my birthday πŸ™‚ I absolutely loved the first book and cannot wait to finish the rest of the series πŸ™‚
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 10/10- This was one of my favourite books that I read this year!!! I heard about it through booktok and thought I would give it a go when I saw it in a waterstones in Windsor while there with my friends πŸ™‚ I loved the pace of the book and it was very well written with the audience finding out information alongside the narrator of the book as well πŸ™‚ It was so interesting seeing the nuances of each marriage of Evelyns and also the two major twists in the book were amazing πŸ™‚
  • If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy: 9/10- I am a sucker for a Disney style plot so this re-telling of Cinderella I was always going to love especially as it also brings in my love of reality television and also I have read two of Julie Murphys other books, Dumplin and Puddin πŸ™‚ This book is the first of an upcoming Meant to Be Series which are modern re-tellings of classic fairytales πŸ™‚
  • Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 8/10- I was reading this book on my kindle on the beach in Selsey which was pretty cool πŸ™‚ Although I really enjoyed this book I didn’t enjoy it as much as her other book but it was still really good ❀

Let me know in the comments what books you have been reading recently and if you have any recommendations πŸ™‚

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My favourite songs and lyrics from Cinderella :)

My favourite songs and lyrics from Cinderella :)

On the 22nd of August I went to see Andrew Lloyd Webbers new musical Cinderella starring Carrie Hope Fletcher which was so so amazing!! It was so nice to be back in a theatre and see a show and I absolutely loved it πŸ™‚ I have done quite a few posts about some of my favourite songs and lyrics from musicals so I thought since this was the first new show I have seen in over a year I would write a post about some of my favourites from this musical πŸ™‚

Some of my favourite songs:

  • Bad Cinderella
  • So Long
  • Only You Lonely You
  • Beauty has a price
  • I know I have a heart
  • Far Too Late
  • Cinderellas Soliloquy
  • Finale

Some of my favourite lyrics:

  • They call me a wretch, a witch, well, choose one. Every fairytale, for sure, can use one- Bad Cinderella
  • How I’ve missed Cinderella, That’s a total surprise, Not at all what I expected. If I kissed Cinderella, She might blacken my eyes- So Long
  • So long, farewell, It’s really been swell, Have a nice life, Good luck with your wife- So Long (reprise)
  • I’m sky-high and I long to show you, My whole world is altered Yet, I don’t say a thing, Only you Lonely you, Show me how my lonely heart can sing- Only You Lonely You
  • Just like that goddess from Greece, you know, who launched all the ships, So when men stare in my eyes it’s like a solar Π΅clipse- Beauty has a price
  • Buckle up, don’t forget, beauty isn’t cheap, It can cost you all you own and your beauty sleep- Beauty has a Price
  • Like a damsel in distress, In a torn party dress. Someone I never met, I was pretending. Should have known all along, That I need to be strong. For a girl who’s like me, There’s no happy ending- I know I have a Heart
  • If I could, I would somehow turn the clock back, And this heartache I create, But it’s far too late- Far Too Late
  • Look at me, Cinderella, with the wind in my sails, I will never look behind me, You won’t see Cinderella, I’ll be off blazing trails, Where no one I know can find me- Cinderellas Soliloquy

Let me know in the comments if you have been to see Cinderella yet πŸ™‚

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Would you rather- Marvel Edition :)

Would you rather- Marvel Edition :)

I have done similar posts to this with a Disney Would You Rather and a Christmas Would You Rather so I thought today I would do a Marvel Would You Rather πŸ™‚

  1. Would you rather be born with powers or get powers later in life? I think I would rather get powers later in life because then I would be mature enough to use them for the greater good and I would appreciate them more πŸ™‚
  2. Would you rather have a suit designed by Tony Stark or Shuri? I think definitely Shuri- she is such a badass and the suit she designs for Black Panther is absolutely AMAZING!
  3. Would you rather be an Avenger or a Guardian? Being a Guardian seems like so much fun!
  4. Of the Six infinity stones which would you rather have? I think I would rather have the space stone because I could just teleport to different planets πŸ™‚
  5. Of everyone killed by Thanos who would you rather save? ……. Loki……… the thing is everyone who was killed in the snap was bought back anyway and technically Nat and Iron Man weren’t killed by Thanos because they sacrificed themselves so I wouldn’t be able to save them.
  6. Would you rather fly on Ant Mans Ant friend or using Falcons wings? Falcons wings! It would be so much fun
  7. Would you rather be able to control minds like Wanda or control feelings like Mantis? I think I would rather be able to control minds because with that you could also control feelings by what you are putting in their mind also Wanda is very very powerful so if I had even a quarter of her powers it would be pretty cool πŸ™‚
  8. Would you rather hang out with Baby Groot or Teenage Groot? Baby groot- he’s so cute!!
  9. Would you rather run like Quicksilver or shrink and fly like Wasp? I think I’d rather be able to fly because then I could fly to different countries and save on airplane tickets πŸ™‚
  10. Would you rather wield Thor’s Mjolnir or Stormbreaker? I feel like wielding Mjolnir has such significance that I would want to wield Mjolnir but it depends whether I was worthy :p

Let me know in the comments your answers to these would you rather’s πŸ™‚

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One Tree Hill Tag Part 2 :)

One Tree Hill Tag Part 2 :)

I have actually done this tag once before which can be found here after I had just finished the first four seasons of the show and decided that I would do the tag again after I had finished all 9 seasons πŸ™‚ It is such a good show and I absolutely loved it πŸ™‚

Favourite Character: Brooke Davis- I absolutely love Brooke Davis, although she definitely made some questionable choices in the first few seasons she became a fierce friend and is definitely a Badass! I am so happy that she finally found what she always wished for with Julian and she grows up so much throughout the season πŸ™‚

Favourite Side Character: I think my favourite side character is actually Alex Dupre- I actually really liked her and Chase together and she grows up so much throughout the series πŸ™‚ I was really sad when she decided to go on tour instead of staying with him 😦

High School Years or Adult years? I think I would have to go for the high school years although I do love the adult years as well πŸ™‚

Favourite Parents? Deffo Nathan and Hayley- they were such good parents to Jamie despite being so young themselves πŸ™‚

Karens Cafe or Clothes over Bros- I do love clothes over Bros but I think that I prefer Karens Cafe because it is the background for many iconic moments in the first few seasons πŸ™‚

Favourite couple: Hayley and Nathan or Brooke and Julian I can’t decide!! I love them both for different reasons and can’t choose between them 😦 I think Nathan and Hayley are definitely soulmates and I absolutely love them together but I feel like Brooke and Julian just fit together and fought for each other and I’m so glad Brooke found her someone πŸ™‚

Favourite friendship- I think my favourite friendship is Brooke and Millicent or Hayley and Lucas πŸ™‚ Hayley and Lucas have stood the test of time but Millicent and Brooke support each other through their struggles and work really well together πŸ™‚

Your favourite scene- I think my favourite scene is probably when Nathan gives Hayley the bracelet for the first time because we get a small glimpse of what their relationship will end up being and its the first glimpse of the good part of Nathan Scott. I also love the scene where Julian walks in on Brooke dancing in her store πŸ™‚

Favourite Quote- Most people are stronger than they know. They just forget to believe in it sometimes.

Least favourite character: Xavier Daniels- I don’t really think this needs any explanation πŸ™‚

Which character are you most like? I would have to say that I’m a mixture of Brooke and Hayley

Favourite character development? Definitely Nathan- He goes through so much throughout the seasons and goes from an immature teenager who treats Peyton badly to the most amazing husband and father πŸ™‚

When did you cry the most? There are so many points throughout the series that I cried- The School shooting episode or when Ellie died, when Hayleys mother died and when Brooke almost dies in the car accident and obviously Quentins death 😦

Let me know in the comments if you have ever seen One Tree hill and if you have who is your favourite characterΒ πŸ™‚

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101 things Part 2: 31-40 :)

101 things Part 2: 31-40 :)

31. Have a Starbucks Festive Drink (24.10.20)

32. Explore Camden (27.10.20)

33. Watch a Firework Display (7.11.20)

34. Girlie Spa Day with friends (7. 11.20)

35. Reach 1500 followers on my blog (20.1.21)

36. Complete a 30 day Yoga challenge (4.2.21)

37. Learn 5 constellations (21.2.21)

38. Bake a cake for a friends birthday (8.3.21)

39. Go to Friendsfest (11.7.21)

40. Go to the Cat Cafe (31.7.21)

Let me know in the comments what you would put on your 101 things list πŸ™‚

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Spoilt dog test :)

Spoilt dog test :)

I saw this challenge on TikTok and my family, friends and I are always joking that Maya is the most spoilt puppy ever so I thought I would go through these questions and actually see how spoilt she is πŸ™‚

  • They’re allowed on the couch or bed? She most definitely is πŸ™‚
  • Do you give them food off your plate? This one we actually don’t do for many reasons but mostly a) to stop her begging at the table and also she has a very sensitive stomach but she does occasionally get bits of chicken or steak in her bowl if we have extra πŸ™‚
  • They have a toy box- She actually has two…. one downstairs for when we’re watching tv of an evening and one in my bedroom so that she can play when she gets left at home if we’re out πŸ™‚
  • They sleep on your bed at night- She does occasionally- I only have a single bed so theres not really enough space but occasionally I will wake up to find her on the end of the bed.
  • They’ve had professional photos taken- I don’t actually think she has had professional photos taken πŸ™‚
  • They get Christmas and birthday presents- She does in fact get Christmas and Birthday presents which is really fun and she absolutely loves them πŸ™‚ She actually opens them herself which is so funny πŸ™‚
  • Humans greet them first before they greet other humans- 100%!!
  • They go on holiday with you- She has been on holiday with us before actually! When we went to our family caravan last summer we took her with us and we had so much fun πŸ™‚
  • They have their own social media- She does in fact have her own social media πŸ™‚
  • They have clothes/accessories- She has a few Christmas and Halloween outfits which are pretty cool

Maya got 8/10 on this spoilt dog test which means she is definitely a spoilt pooch!!

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What I got for my 24th Birthday :)

What I got for my 24th Birthday :)

*DISCLAIMER* I am not in any way trying to brag or show off I just love reading these types of posts and watching these kinds of videos so I thought I might try and do one myself ❀ *DISCLAIMER*

I have been so lucky this year especially during lockdown to receive some lovely presents which have all been super thoughtful and special ❀

I received some flowers from two of my friends which was so so lovely ❀ The first lot of flowers were from my friends Hannah and Anna and then the second set of flowers were from my friend Birunda πŸ™‚

From my family and my friend Barghavi I got some absolutely lovely beauty stuff including candles, bath bombs and a reed diffuser which I absolutely love because my current one has just run out and also I love reed diffusers because I don’t often burn candles because I only burn them when I’m at home in my room πŸ™‚

My mum got me a pot of Hot Chocolate from Fortnum and Masons when we went there for my birthday afternoon tea and then my friend Barghavi got me a lotus flower candle which is absolutely beautiful!!

When we went to Camden after the Fortnum Masons afternoon tea I picked up quite a few bits including a sorting hat print, a wooden stake for one of my plants and two sticker packs πŸ™‚ My mum also got me the second and third Bridgeton book so I’m excited to start reading them πŸ™‚

The final few things I got were a cupcake kit from my friend Barghavi, some tie dye shoes from my parents, a bag from Camden from my Mum, I also got a lovely purse to go with my Kate Spade bag that I got for Christmas and then finally a bracelet from my Mum and a necklace from my friend Barghavi πŸ™‚

I spoke to my mums friend Sandy a while ago about Terrariums and said that I would like one for my birthday so she went into her shed and fished out her terrarium and also bought me a set of tools so that I can make my own πŸ™‚ I’m so excited to get started and make it my own πŸ™‚

My brother Jamie got me some books including the Shadow and Bone series which I have already started and am so excited for and then my brother Billy got me a voucher for a Bake Off type experience which sounds so so cool!

Overall I had such an amazing birthday and want to thank everyone who made it special πŸ™‚

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My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated: Chapter 11 recap and Chapter 12 aims :)

My life is changing and I’m going to keep you updated: Chapter 11 recap and Chapter 12 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 11 of my Changing My Life series and am very excited to get started on my Chapter 12 aims πŸ™‚ Chapter 11 has been really focused on seeing friends and also going back to work full time for the first time since the end of March 2020!

Favourite quote of the month: You are the artist of your own life, don’t give the paintbrush to somebody else πŸ™‚

This month restrictions in the UK have started to lift even more with cinemas re-opening and also we are now allowed to have people inside our houses which has been amazing because the weather hasn’t been the best throughout the month of June either unfortunately 😦 I have seen a few of my friends this month which has been lovely although the main thing that has been taking up my time this month is the fact that I have gone back to work full time πŸ™‚ I have been trying to also complete my goals however I have been very busy but its been so cool πŸ™‚

  • Cook 1 new thing per week- The first thing I cooked this month was a Thai Yellow Meatball curry which was absolutely delicious! I love Thai curries but have never cooked one before so that was really cool and then the second one was a Beef Rogan josh which was pretty good but definitely not my favourite curry that I have made so far πŸ™‚ The next week I made some Sweet Chilli beef and then finally a Halloumi and Sweet Potato curry which was so tasty! I have made a curry every week this month I think so this week I made a Keema Style Beef and then a Chicken Thigh Chow Mein πŸ™‚ Finally in the last week of the month I made an oven baked Sweetcorn and Chorizo risotto, a chicken and plum stir fry and finally a chicken fried rice πŸ™‚
  • Continue working out regularly and re-start my yoga journey- I did do some yoga this month however I wasn’t able to be that productive in that respect so I want to try and make sure to try and pick it up even more next month πŸ™‚ I did do some workouts this month as well- I went for a run at the start of the month, did a few IFIT workouts and at the end of the month I went climbing twice with my brother which was so so much fun! πŸ™‚
  • Continue sorting out my bedroom, go through my make-up and GYSTing- One of the main things that I did with regards to sorting out my bedroom this month was I organised my bookshelves and moved some things around to give myself more space for my books πŸ™‚ I moved my theatre programmes from my book bookshelf over to my DVD bookshelf meaning that I had another shelf on my book bookshelf for all of the new books I have been buying recently πŸ™‚ I then went through my make-up and tried to get rid of anything that I knew I would no longer use or that has been in my collection for a long time so would be out of date πŸ™‚
  • See my friends, Skype Hannah and Anna and celebrate fathers day- Due to the fact that I went back to work this month I didn’t get to see my friends as much as I wanted to however I did manage to see a few of my friends which was amazing πŸ™‚ I skyped my two friends Hannah and Anna early in the month and we organised a trip to Windsor for the first weekend in August which I’m so excited for as I haven’t seen my friend Anna since January 2020 πŸ™‚ I also went out for lunch with my friend Barghavi, for an afternoon tea with my Mum and went for dinner with my friend Dorothy πŸ™‚ For Fathers Day we had a family meal which was so so nice- we ordered a take-away and just chilled at home πŸ™‚ I also have been looking after my Tomato plants who are getting really big and also got my first Covid 19 vaccination!! πŸ™‚
  • Complete the Cyprus chapter of my Nans travel diary :)- I actually haven’t had a chance to work on the Travel diaries this month as I have been so so busy with work.
  • Go back to work and get back into my work flow, continue watching work and training videos and take Maya to puppy class :)- I did in fact watch quite a few work and training videos this month which were all very interesting πŸ™‚ Mayas puppy class has now moved back into the hall which is really cool as it is now not weather dependent and she has been doing really well πŸ™‚ I also did some agility stuff with her in the garden which was so much fun and I have seen my Aunts puppies a few times this month as well πŸ™‚ I went back to work on the 11th of June and it has been so nice being back and using my skills again πŸ™‚
  • Reach 1700 followers on my blog and watch some photography videos- Although I didn’t reach 1700 followers on my blog this month I did reach 1674 which is just amazing!!! I’m so grateful to every single person who follows me on here and I can’t thank you all enough ❀ ❀ ❀

I have had such a lot of fun these last few months working through my goals and sorting my life out and am so ready to continue on this trajectory and get more goals done next month πŸ™‚

  • Cook 1 new thing per week
  • Continue working out regularly and re-start my yoga journey
  • Continue sorting out my bedroom, put away all of my birthday presents and cards
  • Celebrate mine and my mums birthday and see my friends πŸ™‚
  • Continue getting back into the flow at work, watching training and work videos and spending time with MyMy
  • Reach 1700 followers on my blog and try and watch a photography video πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have any ideas for goals for the next chapter πŸ™‚

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