Lifestyle

Alone this Valentines? Have a date with yourself!

As you all know, the day of love is just around the corner. A day when red rose sales are at an ultimate high, jewellery is flying off the shelves, and restaurants are overflowing with happy couples. But what if you’re alone this Valentine’s? Your partner might not believe in the holiday (*cough cough* Damian!), or you could live apart. Maybe you’re happily married with children and time together seems an impossibility, or maybe you’ve just not found the special one yet. Then what? Then you have a date with yourself for the night, and here are some fabulous ways…

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Planning My Year with Stick to Stigu

Let me start with a happy belated new year, and apologies for the lack of blog posts! My January has been incredibly hectic due to it being that horrid time of the year – semester one exams. I’m half way through them now and so wanted to show you what I’m using to plan my 2016. Stick to Stigu kindly sent me their planner* to start my year with, and I can safely say I’ve not loved a planner so much in my life. It’s been kept by my side daily, and I’ve enjoyed planning my days week by week.…

Food and Drink

Getting Cake Through the Letterbox with Baker Days + Giveaway

When someone mentions cake, my ears immediately send a signal to my brain to make me want cake. I love cake. I also love coming home to post that’s come through my letterbox. So imagine if there was a way cake could come through my letterbox too. What a combination! Well, imagine no more, and instead look towards Baker Days! When Baker Days got in touch with me via Twitter to ask if would like to review cake by post, it’s no surprise that I jumped at the chance and contacted them straight away. After choosing the type of cake…

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The Walking Dead S06E03: Stop the Nicholas Hate!

  Image credit: Gene Page/AMC   Today is going to be one of them I’m-posting-an-unpopular-opinion days, but it think it’s needed. As most of you will know, I am a huge The Walking Dead fan, and if you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen me tweeting quiteeee a lot since the most recent episode. And the tweets weren’t spoiler free, and I really, really apologise for that. Warning: this post won’t be spoiler free either. Like, seriously, look away right now if you don’t wanna know what happens if you’re not caught up! After Rick’s plan to lure thousands…

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Tell Tale Signs You're Becoming a Crazy Cat Lady

Nowadays you don’t have to look far to come across something cat related in every day life. It’s not hard to stumble upon a cat website, cat clothing, cat homeware, cat TV shows. Cats, cats, cats, cats, cats. And it’s awesome. My cat obsession began years ago when my family took in a stray, who is now known to the world as Minnie Moo. She’s fat (like reeeeally fat). She’s evil. She’s miserable. She’s a rubbish cat. But she’s my baby and I wouldn’t have her any other way. If you’re looking forward to reading this post, something tells me…

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Ten Reasons You Should Visit Benidorm

Today marks three weeks since I flew home from Benidorm after a weeks holiday, and I am still having withdrawal symptoms, and have been since the day I got home. It was the first time I’d visited Benidorm, and it far surpassed my expectations. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I was expecting it to be a great holiday, but honestly, it was amazing! There was truly something for everyone there, so I thought I’d show off just a few of my pictures by creating a list of ten very valid reasons you all should visit Benidorm in your lifetime!…

Lifestyle

Taking a Break with Forest Holidays

Just after New Year, I went away for a week with my family and boyfriend to stay in a Forest Holidays cabin. It’s the second time I’ve had a break with them and both times I have been over the moon. They have nine idyllic locations for you to get away to and plenty of extras you can add to your luxurious woodland cabin stay. The cabins are truly wonderful, and there’s plenty to do whilst you’re away (though I spent most days in my onesie with a book and some food!). The reception area hold quizzes with cash prizes,…

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My Wonderful Christmas Prezzies

Image credit \ edited I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and Boxing Day! I had a wonderful day with my family. An amazingly scrumptious (and very filling!) Christmas dinner, a chilled out night with my boyfriend and I was spoilt rotten by Santa Claus. And Boxing Day was of course a day of laziness and left over Christmas food, which is a perfect combination if you ask me. Now it’s all done and dusted, I want to give you all a little look at some of my presents. Chocolate pile. I’m pretty sure every single one of you…

Books

Book Review: Milk-Blood – Mark Matthews

Image credit \ edited I will start with a big thank you to Mark Matthews who kindly sent me an electronic copy of Milk-Blood in exchange for an honest review! This is not the sort of book I would normally pick up otherwise and I’m so so glad I got the opportunity to read it. “Milk-blood: The act of extracting heroin-laden blood, for reinjection at a later time. It usually is one’s own blood, but could also be the blood of someone who has just overdosed.. It is done as “insurance” in case one’s heroin supply runs out.” Just the…