Category: Lifestyle

5 Happy Things

5 Happy Things

So the days are getting shorter, and there’s starting to be a faint chill in the air as Autumn creeps in. And as much as I love Autumn, I think it can make you feel a little gloomy when it’s pretty much pitch black outside by 6 o’clock at night, and you wake up in the morning to find it’s just as dark as last night, and your house is freezing cold. So I thought I’d do a bit of a mood-lifting blog post today, and do a quick list of 5 things that are making me happy at the… Read more »

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Life Lately #13

Life Lately #13

These days I genuinely seem to be struggling to think of things to write about in these updates, which is probably a sign I need to get out more… I say it every month, that hopefully next month I’ll get out and do more things, and then life happens and I find myself day after day getting home from work exhausted and wanting nothing more than to slump on the sofa. My weird hours at work are definitely starting to catch up to me (I have to get up at 5 am for work a few times a week, and… Read more »

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5 Signs That You’re A Stationery Addict

5 Signs That You’re A Stationery Addict

The other day I was looking for a note I had made in a notebook about the novel I’m currently writing. Should be easy enough, I thought. How wrong I was! Simply opening my desk drawer was quite a task, it was so rammed full of notebooks and diaries, and pens and random pads of sticky notes…and then when I finally got it open I had to sift through it all to try and find the particular notebook I was looking for, right at the bottom. Eventually I found it (a pink, sparkly leopard print number from Paperchase!), but my… Read more »

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Life Lately #12

Life Lately #12

August seemed like one of those months where literally all I did was go to work and come home, which kind of sucks. Especially as the weather has been so beautiful, and it really doesn’t feel like I’ve made the most of it. I haven’t done a single summery thing: not one trip to the beach or barbecue! I haven’t even read outside! And now summer is quickly coming to a close, and soon it’ll be all gloomy and rainy again… Although at least then I might feel better about being stuck at work! As I say every month, time… Read more »

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Life Lately #11

Life Lately #11

Is it me, or does July seem to have flown by? Maybe it’s because I’ve had a fairly eventful month, or perhaps it’s just the shock of realising we’re now over halfway through 2017! I started July with a few days off work to celebrate mine and my boyfriend’s second anniversary, which was definitely a nice start to the month! We chilled out for some of it, but we also went to the cinema to see Spiderman: Homecoming, went to my nephew’s 5th birthday party and had a really nice trip up to the Lake District. My boyfriend had never… Read more »

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Life Lately #10

Life Lately #10

So the month of June has been fairly uneventful for me. For the most part the weather here has been nice, although this last week its been very changeable. As in, you can go outside in the sunshine in the morning, and be returning drenched and shivering from the rain in your shorts and vest top in the afternoon. Not cool English weather, not cool! One outing I’ve been on this month was to Bury Market with my parents, which I really enjoyed. I always really like looking around markets, and Bury Market is a pretty famous one in the… Read more »

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30 Fun Hobbies To Try

30 Fun Hobbies To Try

It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a hobby maniac, or a ‘serial hobbyist‘ as I’ve previously referred to it, in that I just love taking up new, and often very random hobbies. I’ve tried everything from playing various instruments, to numerous crafts, and even sports (which for anyone who knows me, is pretty shocking!), and whilst a majority of them haven’t stuck, I think there’s just something really exciting, and even beneficial about trying something new. In fact, I personally think that hobbies in general are good for us, because modern life is so insanely busy that just… Read more »

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Life Lately #9

Life Lately #9

  I hope everyone has had a good May! I really don’t know why I’m so late with my end of month update, seen as it isn’t like I don’t have anything to write about… But oh well! I think my biggest announcement this month is that I’ve finally finished the novel I’ve been writing! It’s only taken a year, one NaNoWriMo and one Camp NaNoWriMo but I’ve finally done it, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! This is the first full length manuscript I’ve ever finished in the years I’ve been writing, so I think this will really boost my confidence, seen… Read more »

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Life Lately #8

Life Lately #8

  I hope everyone has had a lovely April! Personally, I’ve had a pretty good month! I said in my March update that I’d had a bit of a slow month, and it felt like I hadn’t really done much, so I thankfully managed to turn that round in April. Pretty early on in the month my sister and I, and my little baby niece took a trip to Manchester to do a spot of shopping. We went on the train to avoid the stess of driving (I had a massive meltdown last time I tried to drive in Manchester… Read more »

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30 Things I’d Like To Do Before I’m 30

30 Things I’d Like To Do Before I’m 30

My birthday is in a couple of weeks, and I’m officially going to be 24 years old! I know that isn’t old, but seen as I still feel like some kind of awkward 17 year old inside, it’s always kind of jarring to be reminded of my age, and the fact that I am, in fact, a grown adult. Heading into my mid-twenties has really got me thinking about my next landmark birthday – the big 3-0 – and all the things I’d like to have done before then too. Your twenties is generally considered to be this exciting, coming-of-age time… Read more »

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