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.…

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…

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…

Help for when you don’t quite follow the whole no-follow link thing

  As a blogger, you may have come across news recently that Google have updated their guidelines regarding no-follow links when working with brands and businesses, in particular receiving goodies for free in exchange for a review. That’s all well and good, but what if you don’t know what the bloody hell a no-follow link is?! Though I am by no means an expert, I’ve helped a few of my fabulous blogger friends grasp how it works, and so today I will try my best to help you too. What exactly is a no-follow link? Whenever a website is linked…

50 Things That Make Me Happy

  Sometimes it can be a little difficult to appreciate the little things in life, but it’s these little things that create the bigger picture. When the gorgeous Debra tagged me to write 50 things that make me happy, I took the opportunity to forget about all the stress sitting on my shoulders at this point in my life, and instead started reflecting on the normal, every day things that make me feel a little happier. 1. My boyfriend. He never fails to put a smile on my face and I still can’t believe how lucky I am to have…

The Ultimate Printable Twitter Chat Timetable

Today I’m treating you all to a printable which will come in very handy in the blogging world. Maybe I’m tooting my own horn a bit when I call this timetable the ultimate timetable, but I have spent quite a lot of time not only trying to find every chat I can, but also going through numerous hashtags, old and new, to find out which chats are still active in the Twittersphere. What is a Twitter Chat? A Twitter chat is basically one huge public conversation between whoever wants to join in on the world of Twitter. They are usually…

12 super cute kawaii wallpapers for your phone

Back at the start of high school, I was obsessed with anything remotely kawaii. Like, I’d save random pictures from the internet and print things out to stick out on my school books. I even used to attempt to make my own pixel art, and Pucca was just about my best friend. (I know, I was clearly a cool kid, right?) The obsession slowly died down for a while as I went through sixth form, but now that I’ve started using my planners and scrapbooks again, all of my kawaii stickers and washi tape have come out to play, and…

An Easter gift guide without the calories

Easter is drawing closer, and with Easter comes chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. We find ourselves surrounded by chocolate eggs, and chocolate bunnies, and chocolate everything. So what do we treat ourselves, or others, to when we inevitably get sick of eating chocolate? (Okay, I’m totally lying about getting sick of chocolate, but let’s pretend.) Here are eight cute gift ideas that work perfectly… 1. Bunny Cake Candle – Yankee Candle – £21.99 2. Bunny Ballerina Slippers – John Lewis – £16.00 3. NPW Easter Stamp Kit – John Lewis – £6.00 4. Flopsy the Bunny Cushion – Sass…

Unicorns, Doughnuts and Sparkles: A Coconut Lane Wishlist

A company that responds with “Think unicorns, mermaids and Mean Girls, add a touch of marble, a sprinkle of glitter and a pineapple on top” when asked to describe what they sell is definitely a company that is set to go down a storm amongst bloggers, right? So imagine my delight when I stumbled across the company that did exactly that. Say bonjour, hola and hello to the wonderfully cute Coconut Lane! Pretty delightful, right? So then imagine my further delight when they offered to give me my very own discount code for my faaabulous followers and readers to use…