Coming up… My travels in Picturesque Northern France

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Hello lovely people! How are you doing today?

It’s December! Time to get all festive and ready for Christmas. The countdown begins!

All of this rushing around for Christmas presents and food shopping made me think about booking some time off work and escaping away on holiday again…. so I thought it might be a good time to mention my trip to northern France earlier this summer.  The vacation lasted a week in total and gave me a chance to relax and attend my best friend’s wedding in a rural area of France known as Mortain.

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It was a truly beautiful location and allowed us to drive to St Malo, Rennes, Caen amongst many other places…

This is just a small taster into my next few posts… so keep an eye out if you’re interested in finding out more about my travels!

See you all again soon!



Inspirational quotes

Without worry there would be less time wasted…

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Why worry? The endless thoughts that something terrible has happened or could happen…. what’s the point?

I have had this debate so many times before. A presentation in front of classmates, a first date, a job interview – so much time wasted worrying about the way you might appear or express yourself to others. Worried that you might say something offensive or uncool on a first date, or stumble over your words during a meeting at work. Pointless isn’t it?

When life is undeniably short as it is, surely those precious minutes could be used to plan a future career or trip of a lifetime instead. Less time worrying, more time spent talking with loved ones. Less time stressing out about others’ opinions of you, more time being optimistic about the choices you have made. Time to stop doubting yourself and just enjoy the present.

After all, what’s the point in worrying if the worry itself won’t change the outcome of events? Stop overthinking and enjoy the moment.

Just a thought.




Liebster Award #2 – Part 2


Hello lovely people! I really hope you’re all well?

The last week has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me because I broke up with someone that I was dating, had a lovely bonfire night out, bought a new car and then was kissed by a guy at work this weekend! Sounds like a lot right? Exactly… I’m still trying to get to grips with it all myself! So sorry if my posts seem to dwindle a little bit!

Right! Let’s crack on with this post! I was nominated by the lovely lifewithlilred, and you can check out my answers and rules to the award in the first half of my post here 🙂

Q and A continued:

6. New shoes or a new purse?

Well to be honest I’m not really a materialistic person, so I would prefer a day out/ activity or a holiday. But if I have to choose then definitely new shoes! A girl can never have too many pairs of shoes…or so I’m told.

7. What colour of nail polish do you have on?

Actually none at the moment. I wore a bright red polish at the weekend for a 70’s work night out, but I’ve taken it off now. I had a very colourful weekend so I’m just recovering from it haha!

8. What’s your favourite snack food?

Anything chocolate! But I feel like saying this sounds a tad boring, so I’ll say pita bread with lots of dips 🙂  I usually have lots of toasted pita for supper with either a sour cream and chive dip, or hummus, or guacamole etc. It’s such a nice change to have different dips all the time.

9. How do you treat yourself?

This completely depends on my mood and how tired I am feeling. If I feel in an energetic mood then I will throw on some tunes, get dressed in a nice outfit and go out for a drink with some of my friends. However, If I’m quite tired, I might lay in some pyjamas in bed and play a classic movie whilst being surrounded by plenty of snacks 🙂

10. What’s your favourite genre for books and movies?

For books I love a good crime/thriller, purely because I really enjoy trying to figure out the murderer by reading between the lines. I do however find that this is normally spoilt in films so I prefer action/adventure films. But again, it depends on the mood I’m in – I’ll happily watch a wide variety of genres.

11. What qualities do you look for in a friend?

Someone who will always have my back no matter what instead of just looking out for themselves. Being able to have a laugh is also super important to me; life is too short to be taken seriously!

Questions to my nominees:

  1. What did you dream about last night?
  2. Which family member are you closest to?
  3. What do you do when no one else is around?
  4. What’s the one thing most people don’t know about you?
  5. Which celeb would you want as your BFF and why?
  6. What’s your biggest fear?
  7. What would be your perfect day? Plan it out from breakfast to bedtime.
  8. On the first day of ruling the world, what would you do?
  9. Who was your first crush?
  10. Who are your top three lady heroes?
  11. If you got a (new) tattoo, what would it be of?

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

  1. Crystal from One Millennial Girl
  2. Laura from Laurabon
  3. Raj from Savvyraj

Thank you so much for reading! How do you like to treat yourself? Or what is the most important character of a friend to you? 

Catch you later!
























Liebster Award #2 – Part 1


Hello lovely people! Happy Monday to you all!

I’m super excited as I have just bought a brand new car yesterday! Eee! It’s my first ever car, as I have been away at university for some time, so I can’t wait to drive it! Thankfully we spotted it on the first day of searching too, so I feel incredibly lucky right now.

Anyway, I feel so incredibly honoured to have been nominated for this award by the incredible lifewithlilred. She is an amazing blogger who covers anything from travelling, to health and lifestyle, to cute gift ideas – you must go and take a look at her blog if you haven’t already! Honestly, I seriously LOVE this girl’s work!

Right, let’s get to it…

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you!
  • Answer 11 questions from the blogger that nominated you
  • Nominate 11 blogs
  • Ask the bloggers 11 questions

Q and A:

1. What is your favourite restaurant to eat at?

Hmm… out of all of the ones I’ve visited in England I would have to say either ‘The Biscuit Factory’ or ‘Piccolino’s’ in Newcastle. They may be slightly more expensive, but it’s definitely worth it if you’re out celebrating a special event! In terms of the rest of the UK, my favourite of all time is this little restaurant in Belfast. The food and atmosphere was absolutely stunning… I visited on valentine’s day and all of the waiters dressed up in red with candles and roses everywhere! I’m making it my life-long mission to find the name of the place to go back at some future point!

2. What is your favourite thing to do when you’re hanging out with your friends?

Absolutely anything! In my opinion sometimes the best days/nights out are the ones that aren’t planned. I absolutely love doing anything from days on the beach, to driving up the coast, to ice skating etc. The more crazy the better!

3. Least favourite flavor?

Something like chorizo I guess. I’m probably going to get a lot of hate for saying that… but haters gonna hate!

4. Something that drives you crazy?

Two-faced people who talk about other’s behind their back, but are nice to their face. Either that or people who don’t use manners.

5. Something that you’re proud of?

Easy – completing my Duke of Edinburgh Award or my degree. They both required so much dedication and hard work, but I definitely wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for my friends and family around to provide me with support!

That’s all I have time for tonight I’m afraid, as I have to get ready for work again tomorrow. I will be back very shortly with the rest of this award and my nominations though, so stay tuned!




Lifestyle, Occassions

Quirky Last-Minute Halloween Outfits!

Hey guys! How’re you doing this weekend?

I’ve just had a really lovely time up in Newcastle this weekend for a Halloween party/leaving do. One of my friends is moving to New Zealand to do some studying there, so we had a wild night out and an emotional hangover brunch this morning too. It made me realise how much I miss the days we were at university together – it’s so strange that we all have jobs and responsibilities now! Argh!

My Halloween Outfit

So, I thought I would very quickly tell you about my Halloween costume in case any of you wanted to try something a little bit more quirky or different this year! It’s also very helpful if you wanted try and save some money and not spend hours on the internet looking for a costume! The outfit itself is based on the meme ‘idiot sandwich’, which if any of you have not seen before, originates from the Gordon Ramsay TV skit ‘Hell’s cafeteria’. It is here that Gordon holds two slices of bread either side of Julie Chen’s head whilst proceeding to ask her “What are you?”, to which she responds “An idiot sandwich”.

Anyway now I’ve got all that out of the way…its time to get down to the outfit. It’s a super simple look; you can find any old white t shirt and permanent marker to do this. Firstly, I started out by writing the word ‘idiot’ in capital letters across my t-shirt, making sure they were written the correct way as other people would view the top (otherwise making myself look like a true idiot!). The next step consisted of finding a rigid headband, sellotape, two slices of white bread, and proceeding to wrap the tape around the bread whilst attaching to the headband. It’s even so simple you can pretty much pair the top with anything in your wardrobe, but I matched it with a distressed denim skirt:

*Please note: The heart shaped icon is not part of my outfit, it is purely there for privacy reasons only.

There are also plenty of other simple costumes you can make free of charge by just putting a little thought into your outfit and utilising the brilliance that is cardboard! You could create a couple’s cards against humanity set of boards, or even fashion a giant Pacman using a pair of scissors and some paint… the possibilities are endless!

Hope you enjoyed reading this post and I can’t wait to see what you come up with for Halloween! (If you celebrate it as much as me that is!). Now time to carve the pumpkin!


Inspirational quotes

Inspirational Quote by Rob Siltanen!

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“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

– Rob Siltanen



P.s. I hope all of my lovely followers have had an amazing weekend the last few days! I’ve been super busy as per usual with the new job, but I’m actually really enjoying it. My colleagues are super friendly and if you can’t have fun whilst at work/fulfilling your passion then when can you have fun, right? Let me know how you like to have fun at work in the comments below!

Anyway, for anyone out there who might be feeling a little down recently, I hope this quote helps you realise that you can achieve anything you set your mind to. Everybody has bad days, makes mistakes and hates themselves a little bit, but you got this! No dream is too big once you’ve set your mind to it!