Wednesday 30 November 2016

Monthly Favourites #20 - November

It's that time of the month where I look back and share some of my fave things with you! Ranging from songs, TV and movies, to my new Bullet Journal section! 

I discovered Kehlani after her song 'Gangsta' was featured on the Suicide Squad OST. I then found her song CRZY, and have become addicted with her music - and was my fave song last month! She has recently released her new song 'Distraction' and it's so good! I love that she has so many different looks in this video, and can pull off so many hairstyles! Check it out!

My favourite picture from this month has to be this one of me and Nicola at Toby Carvery after out Lakeside trip! It was a lovely day out for the pair of us, and this dinner was bloody delicious!!

TV Show
I have been waiting for The Grand Tour to start for over a year now, and it has not disappointed me yet! Only two episodes in, and I've been laughing hysterically at the antics of the guys, and adoring the cars so far. And how funny was their SWAT attempt in episode 2? I laughed so hard, I cried!

I dragged Cameron to see this a few days after it's released and I LOVED IT. I give it a nice 9/10 for a set up for 5 films! Plenty of magic, loved Eddie as Newt, and I so badly want a Niffler! I mean, who doesn't?? Cannot wait to see what happens with Jacob and Queenie, and see what happens with Grindewald...

Bullet Journal
So for my new, 'Bullet Journal Fave Page' section, I've selected this one of my 'Films To Watch' list! These are all the films that have come out in 2016 that I wanted to see - and each has been coloured in after I watched it! I can't wait to add in 2017 movies to fill this in!

Hope you enjoyed these faves for November! What have you loved this month from each category? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe!

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Monday 28 November 2016

Picture Perfect #8

Even though I had Saturday off work to write this, I wanted to chill a bit and not worry too much about blog post this week! So, I thought I'd share with you my latest Picture Perfect! Here are some snap shots of my life and the things I've been up to, since the end of October! Not quite as pic heavy as usual as work has got super busy so not been out a great deal, but hope you enjoy.

Had a little car accident 😩

The Grand Tour started!!

Played Geek Battle with Cam!
Hope you've all had a pretty awesome month! What have you been up to lately and how often do to take pictures for memories? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday 25 November 2016

Zoella Secret Scenta

I love perfumes.

And tiny handbag sized ones are even better, in my opinion.

Zoella released her Christmas range with the new 'Bake My Day' scent being the new fragrance. The whole of the new range is very strong scented around gingerbread and Christmas baking scents - it's definitely a festive one.

Not wanting to go mad and buy a load of things from her new range, I settled on the Secret Scenta minis set for £16 in Superdrug. It meant I'd get my fave Lets Spritz and Sweet Inspirations in mini form, as well as the original scent of Blissful Mistful, - which I do like, but not as much as the other two - and get to try out the new scent at the same time.

Happy me.

Each mini is 15ml, so enough to last me a month at work if I used it once or twice each shift! I already knew how I felt about the old three scents, so after using them a few times each, I took the plunge and tried a day with the Bake My Day scent.

I smelled like gingerbread cookies all damn day.

It's a super strong scent and last for an incredibly long time! I think I used a bit too much at first as it was a little overpowering and actually managed to give myself an asthma attack - classic me 😂!  But the second time I gave it a go, I only used one spritz and it was perfectly fine and lasted just as long.

I'd say if you like the smell of festive cookies, then you'll love this - but it's just not perfect for me to use regularly. I'm still too loyal to the Lets Spritz one!

Have you got this scent, or tried any of the new Zoella range? Let me know and tell me what you think of the new scent! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Wednesday 23 November 2016

Is Trump Still The President?

Last year I done a blog post to myself as an 18 year old, but today, I want to do one to myself for a year's time! So here is a letter to myself to read and check in on, in November 2017!


I'm writing some of this post, a few days after Trump was elected as the 45th President of the USA. So how's that going? Is he still President? Has he been impeached? Has he completely fucked up America? I hope, if anything, he's no where near as bad as we all think he's going to be, and that he doesn't do 99% of the things he 'promised' to do in his campaign. Yes, I know I'm British, but America is a leading country of this planet, and one of our best allies. So if he fucks it up... Yeah. Fingers crossed he's not done anything stupid or Earth destroying so far! I know you're hoping that deep, deep down, he's going to be good and decent...

On about America, how was your Florida holiday? You'd have been planning it for nearly 4 years by the time you went in September for your 25th Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful time, bought a lot of goodies and took thousands of pictures and videos for special memories. I also hope you got a decent tan and didn't burn too much. Plus, I hope you loved the Diagon Alley part in Universal - it was only just being built when you went in 2013!

I know you're probably still living at home with Pa, but are you saving up for somewhere of your own? Your spending habits have hopefully improved over the past year, but I know the shoe/clothes buying habit is going to be heard to break! However, after Florida, you've not got anything major to pay for, so try and save up as much as you can so you can venture out into the wild as an actual adult!

Although, finding somewhere might be hard with the whole Brexit thing. Are we still part of the EU, over a year later? Have we finally left? Is it happening or have they decided against it? Hopefully either way, you can find somewhere and if they have left the EU, I hope it's be beneficial for you somehow! Oh, also... Is Theresa May still the PM, or has someone else taken over?

And how's Nicola doing? As your writing this (now mid-November), she's due to have baby #2 any time between now and the end of January! Was it a boy or girl? What is their name? I know you guessed a boy, so were you right? Either way, I hope the baby is okay and you've had a cuddle or two! Are you both still having nights out each month for dinner and then filming your Tania & Nicola Show?

What are your goals for the year, and have you managed to achieve any of them yet? I know in 2016 you managed a fair few of them, but gave up halfway through the year! Hopefully you've done better this time round. I know you always go on about loosing some weight, but you're still pretty chirpy regardless of your weight as you've settled into the idea that you're chunky and funky and that's just how you like to be! OWN IT. Even if you've shed some pounds, or even put some on, as long as you're happy, who gives a shit?? 

So by now, your sister Ash, should have graduated University!! How did she do, and has she got a job in the field she wanted? Either way, you're super proud of her and will always love her to bits - even if she's a qualified adult now - and don't freak out, but she's TWENTY TWO now. She's not such a 'baby' sister anymore!!

Lastly, hows work going? I'm hoping you're still at the place that sounds like Borrisons, and on the Deli/Counters still? I'm praying that in a years time, your contract hours will have gone up and you're either on full time or at least doubled what your doing now! Be thankful you still have a job regardless of the hours - money is money! And how are all the peeps up there? Anyone left, or got new people?

Finally - I hope no matter what the next year throws your way, I hope you're happy!


I  find this so therapeutic to do, and just have a little chatty post here and there! Love it! What would be in your letter to yourself in a year from now? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday 21 November 2016

My Hogwarts Story

I've not done a tag post for a while, but I came across this amazing Harry Potter one, from Hello, Steph's amazing blog! I'm a massive Harry Potter fan, and love this idea so much, so had to do this over here on my blog :) And this was all started by the lovely Danielle on her blog, Underland To Wonderland! I've added in all my Pottermore answers as my story, as I loved all my outcomes on the site!

I've been part of the Potterverse since 2000 when I first got the books, so I've had these answers in my head for so long. Lets get started!

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good... 

Are you Pure-Blood, Half-Blood or Muggle-Born?
I would like to think I'd be a Half-Blood! My Dad's side of the family is pretty wacky, so there has to be some magic there, and maybe would be some magical genetics on my Mum's side?!

Which Wand chose you?

Did you take an Owl, Cat, Rat or Toad with you?
Even though I have a fear of Owls, I feel they would be the most useful pet to take with me - mainly for the mail! But, maybe I could sneak a Cat in with me too...

Where did the Sorting Hat put you?

What house did you want to be in?
I always wanted to be Gryffindor, and the very first quiz I took back in 2002, put me in that house to start with, so that's where my allegiance has always been!

Which lessons are your favourite and least favourite?
I've always loved Charms and the idea of Transfiguration, so they would be my faves of the whole host of classes! I'd be able to do so much with some of the basic spells from each class, and would make life so much easier!
I think I'd struggle with Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures! 

The form your Patronus takes is...

When confronted with a boggart, what does it look like to you?
As I am shit scared of birds, it's going to likely be a type of bird such as a pigeon or seagull!

Do you partake in any school sports or magical hobbies?
I like to think I'd try my hand at Wizard's Chess, or at least try and have some fun playing Qudditch!

If you had free time, where would you be found hanging out?
I'd have checked out a book from the Library, as I LOVE a good book! I'd then find a seat somewhere on the grounds with a tree to sit and read in the sunshine

You're most likely to get detention for what?
Talking in class with my friends!

What career do you want after leaving Hogwarts?
I always liked the idea of being a Healer, until I saw all the issues the Trio had at school and the various injuries of theirs and others! So maybe a Professor or some role within the Ministry :)

...Mischief Managed! 

I'd love to hear all of your answers in the comments, or a post of your own - so I tag anyone reading this! However, I'd love to hear the answers from Writing & Rambling & The Howling Wolf Heart!

Are you a Harry Potter fan? Let me know! Always on the look out for more Potterheads!! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday 18 November 2016

MCM Comic Con London 2016 Haul

As I mentioned at the end of my Comic Con post last week, I promised a haul of all the goodies I had picked up over the weekend fun fest!

I spent way too much, and likely do not need 80% of what I purchased - but I wanted everything. I'm a geek in a massive convention of geek shops and I had money saved up and ready to spend! I sadly can't link these and where they were bought from, as I don't know what the stands were for most of these!

And sadly as I had so much and big-ish items, I forgoed my pretty white background in favour of a black bedsheet, so these are in no way 'fancy' pictures, but I scarified Instagram worthy images for the blog post!

Hope you enjoy!

You may have noticed I have a bit of a Harley Quinn obsession and a thing for Junior Mints...

So that's the end of the massive haul! I'm so excited to wear the Harley dress, shoes and bag out for a dinner with Nic sometime, or even out with Cam one night! I love everything I picked up - and the video of this haul will be up on my YouTube channel on Sunday! :And now here it is!:

Which bits do you like from the above, and if you went to mcmLDN16, what did you get? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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