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Let’s Talk about That Harry Potter Photoshoot…

I’m sorry if the title of this post leads you to believe I’m going to have some controversial view on the Harry Potter photoshoot going viral, but I’m afraid this post is going to do exactly what it says on the tin. I genuinely do just want to talk about it. Or, rather, I want to share it with my readers and swoon some more. As I was scrolling aimlessly through Facebook just the other day, I noticed a Buzzfeed link nestled in between the numerous foodie photos, soppy statuses and shameless selfies: ‘Stop what you’re doing and look at…

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The real reasons people aren’t playing Pokemon GO

You can’t escape it. It’s everywhere. Pokémon GO. You know the one I mean. The one causing people to walk around like zombies with their faces glued to their phone. And then causing other people to sit upon their high horse and tell people they’re “childish” or “geeks” for playing it. And these people might be getting their own way as I heard on the radio on Wednesday that Pokémon Go gameplay is down by 79%. A whopping 79%! I’ve been racking my brain to try and figure out why these people are so against Pokémon Go. I think I’ve…

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A Countdown of My Fave Fit Brits

A girl is never too old to have celebrity crushes. It’s a fact. And after discussing a number of swoon-worthy men with Sarah last night, I’ve decided to share with you all a top ten countdown of some fabulous Brits who make me weak at the knees. Disclaimer: the order is subject to change, cos y’know, they’re all awesome and win me over in different ways every time I see them. #yum 10. Hugh Laurie Sadly I couldn’t move Hugh Laurie any higher up the list because I think I’m a bit more in love with his character House than…

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Ashton, where are you?

You may or may not have noticed that recently, I’ve not been out and about in the online world very much. (Shoutout to the cuties that noticed and have messaged me! If you haven’t noticed, how very rude of you… jk. 😉) My Twitter feed has been neglected, my Instagram filters have been gathering dust and cobwebs, and my blog hasn’t has much of an update in a while. Which seems very odd considering I’ve just had a few days off from work one after the other. I did plan to spend that time blogging, but it turns out, I…

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"Okay, wait, so bloggers actually PAY for followers?!"

  It’s no secret that followers can be bought on the Internet. I often have people favourite my tweets or Instagram photos with the display name “BuY Mør3 f0LL0ŵëRżŽ“… Umm, nah, you’re alright, pal. But is it true? Do bloggers actually pay for their followers? The answer is yes. Yes they do. They pay in hard work, effort and dedication. They pay in late nights finalising posts and long days waiting for the sun so they can get the perfect photo. They pay in trying to wrap their head around HTML, CSS, no-follow links and SEO. (Gah, I’m still clueless…

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8 Reality TV Shows I Can’t Help But Get Addicted to Every Year

Reality television is a bit like marmite – you either love it, or hate it. For me, I can’t get enough of it. There’s nothing worse than having no Saturday night TV in between reality series finishing and starting. What am I supposed to watch whilst I munch on my takeaway and gobble some sweeties?! I’ve slipped in and out of pretty much every reality series out there, but there are eight in particular I watch every year without fail…   The Apprentice I do hope that the theme tune to The Apprentice is now running through your head. Because…

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I’m happy with who won BGT, and trolling is not okay

The Britain’s Got Talent final was on TV last night (if you didn’t know that, where on earth have you been?!), and what a magnificent show it was. The finalists were spectacular – dancing, magic, death stunts, comedy, animals, music, madness – and the night was definitely a good one. I mean, the 10 year celebration that Ashley Banjo set up? In-cred-i-ble. But I’m not here to talk about the night in general. I’m here to have a good old babble about our winner. (Sooooo, if you haven’t watched it yet and don’t want a spoiler, you should go away.…

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So, I didn’t follow you back on Twitter?

I’m pretty sure it’s happened to us all. You get a new follower on Twitter at, let’s say, 8pm one night. Cool. Hey there, maybe we’ll end up being friends. But if you haven’t followed them back by the next day, well, they don’t hesitate to click the unfollow button. And sometimes it happens with the same person a few times. You’ve done nothing to offend them overnight, except not follow them back straight away. But what is so wrong with that? ** Before I get started, just a heads up. This is not a post about how I’m never…

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Having a well-deserved #CalmDay

“Calm the mind, change the world.“ It’s no secret that I am stressed. Whilst juggling two part time jobs, a mathematics degree, numerous deadlines, plus blog posts and social media, my mind is constantly working overtime, even when I’m settled in bed ready to sleep. I struggle to find the time to put life on hold, breathe and just relax for a moment. Until, that is, Calm came into the picture. On Tuesday, I received a lovely ‘Keep Calm Package‘* from Penguin Random House (a special thank you to Kayleigh goes here!) to celebrate Michael Acton Smith’s Calm and take…