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Living with Marfan Syndrome

For those of you who might not know, February is Marfan Awareness Month, and so today I am lucky enough to have a special guest post from the lovely Shona. You might not have a clue what Marfan Syndrome is – and that’s okay! I was unaware of the details until recently, and that’s exactly what this month is about – spreading the word and raising awareness. Keep on reading to learn more and hear Shona’s story… Before I introduce myself I first must thank Ashton for letting me guest post on her blog about this. It’s a topic that…

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Let Me Tell You This #1

Happy Sunday guys and gals! Today I’m starting a new feature on Beauty, Books and Babble which is all about sharing things with you. I wanted to start a short, weekly post where I simply sum up important parts of my week I feel I want to share, fill you in on amazing blog posts I’ve read throughout the past few days, as well as link you up to the things I’ve been loving – basically a weekly round-up. And thus begins Let Me Tell You This… Last week, the holiday angels up above blessed me with some lucky dust…

Books

The Pestilence: Blog Tour + Giveaway

Finally, there is harmony in the Middle East, but whilst young Samuel Srour is tending to the animals on his small family farm, influential forces set out to demolish the peace. A rocket attack is launched, resulting in the the destruction of the Srour family farm, and a mysterious electrical storm shoots through the skies, travelling the world and originating at the destroyed farm. “The lightning which comes from the east, shines as far as the west, turning night into day.” Whilst Samuel should have been annihilated in the explosion, he instead finds himself with an incredible gift – the…

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A #LeedsXmasMeet and the #LaRedouteBloggerXmasParty

My January exams are finally over and thus I am emerging from beneath mounds of mathematical notes like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, which means I can finally update you on two big, fat, fabulous blogger events I went to in December. You may have seen me and a whole bunch of other bloggers tweeting the hashtags #LeedsXmasMeet and #LaRedouteBloggerXmasParty multiple times a day last month. We were pretty excited (as if you couldn’t tell)! Both events were on the same day and so I had a nice, long, fun-filled day with some lovely ladies. After a pretty horrific…

Lifestyle

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…

Beauty

#YorkKiehlsXmas Blogger Event

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to Kiehls’ Christmas event in York. After driving to York blasting Justin Bieber, mooching around the Christmas markets, almost getting blown away by the extreme winds, and trying makeup and fragrances in Browns, we finally made it into the warm, toasty Kiehls shop, ready for a night of fun, nibbles, drinks and more! After all of the bloggers hung up their coats, warmed up their hands and introduced themselves, we received a lovely warm welcome from the store manager, Laura, along with the rest of the team. We…

Books

The Walking Dead Ruled Journals

We’re now almost one whole week into The Walking Dead’s mid-season break (was anyone else totally disappointed with the mid-season finale by the way?!), and if you’re a super fan like me, you’ll be getting impatient already. I have to wait until February? February, really?!  Meanwhile, however, I may have something here to cheer you up just a little bit whilst you wait. Insight Editions have released these undeniably awesome The Walking Dead journals*, and PGUK were kind enough to send me some. They come in different colours with different images on the front, and I am super happy with…

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Christmas Clothing I Want to Wear All Year Long

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve never been one to go out of my way to buy some particularly festive fashion on the run up to Christmas. Sure, I’ve got the odd pair of Christmassy socks and I’ve had the occasional pair of pants that feature animals in knitwear (thanks M&S!), but I’ve never gone out of my way to find a cheesy festive piece to take me through December. This year, however, for the first time, I will be spending Christmas in my very own house with my boyfriend – eek! – and I decided that I…