My Perfect Pamper Evening

I lead a busy life and, as such, tend to become prone to bouts of stress. Combine that with my anxiety and you have a recipe for disaster. Because of this it’s really important for me to take time out at least once a week to focus on my mental health and have a nice pamper evening. Winding down and treating myself helps to calm me and lift my spirits so it’s something I always make time for.

On Saturday we finally completed our move. Although this has been an exciting time, it obviously hasn’t been without stress; we have found ourselves incredibly busy packing, moving, unpacking, setting up the house etc. In fact we’ve been so busy that I have barely had time to sit down for five minutes. Finally, on Sunday night (tonight!) I found a couple of hours to relax and have some “me time”.  Here I am sharing my perfect pamper evening…

 

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Don’t Grow A Thicker Skin- Your Emotions Are Your Strengths

You’re too sensitive. You need to grow a thicker skin! Stop taking everything to heart. You take everything so personally.

Over the years I’ve heard them all, every single one of them. I am an emotional person, highly sensitive and I care a lot. In this society emotion is often perceived as a sign of weakness, so it’s really no surprise that time and again I am lectured on my feelings and expected to reign them in.  (more…)

In The Reading Pile This Month

October has been a busy month, what with the house move, work and taking part in Blogtober it feels like every spare minute has been accounted for.  I haven’t had time to take a bath let alone pursue hobbies.

One thing I have really tried to stay on top of though is my reading. I love a good crime or thriller fic and have been reading on my train journeys, before bed and in the few and far moments of quiet in between. I thought for Blogtober Day 20 I would share the (few) books I’ve had a chance to read/glimpse at. Who knows, your next read might be on my list?

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Farewell, Lush Kitchen And A Final Order

I adore the Lush Kitchen and everything about it; excitedly waiting for the menu to roll around each and every Friday at 3pm, anxiously waiting to snag a long-awaited exclusive when the Kitchen opens at 8am, all those magical parcels in the post that follow…

So it will come as no surprise that I was, to put it mildly, really upset when the Kitchen announced its closure quite suddenly a couple of weeks back.

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Decorating Our House Day 2: Mini Vlog

Hi guys,

it’s Monday 16th and I can hardly believe we are half-way through Blogtober! Today I am sharing another mini vlog to show you what we got up to on day two of decorating. This will be the last mini vlog for awhile – at least until we are all moved and settled!

 

Decorating Our New House; A Mini Vlog

Hi guys,

Today I thought I’d share another mini vlog. This one shows how we have started to decorate our home plus our plans for future decoration. My weekend has been filled with moving/decorating etc so it only seemed appropriate to be blogging about it. I will probably upload a couple more of these mini updates as we continue to decorate and move more bits and pieces in to the house. Hopefully you won’t find these too boring but please let me know either way! Also a huge thank you to Gareth’s parents who have been simply amazing and have really helped us with everything!

 

 

Home Tour; A Very Mini Vlog!

Hi guys,

today I thought I’d share a super short yet sweet vlog of our new home. This tour lasts approximately three minutes and is intended to show you around ahead of our big move which is happening next week (exciting!) I will be following this up with more mini vlogs throughout the whole moving process to keep you update with where we are at. I did think about saving all the footage up to make one big (and proper) vlog but then I thought...nah. I know it sounds cheeky but multiple small vlogs might just be the thing to help me keep on track with Blogtober! I haven’t uploaded this to my Youtube channel so you will find it exclusively here.

Please let me know if you enjoyed this post as it will help me with future vlogs and Blogtober posts!

 

 

Moving House: A Homeware Haul

If you read my Moving House And New Beginnings  post, you will know that Gareth and I are moving in just a couple of weeks time. Ever since we put an offer in on the house we have been busy squirrelling away bits and pieces for our new home.

As we have been living together for two years we already have lots of stuff so don’t really need any of the basics. White goods are built in to our property also so there’s no need to splash out on any overly expensive purchases. But as this is our first house and we want to do things properly, we have decided upon some themes for each room and have been buying decorative pieces accordingly.

 

I thought I would share a few of the smaller bits we have collected so far and our “vision” for the house. I can’t wait to get in and make it ours!

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Blogtober Updates And Tips For Those Taking Part

It’s Monday the 9th of October which can only mean one thing; it has been a little over one week since Blogtober started!  For those of you who completely missed what this challenge is all about, please feel free to read my post all about it over here.

So, nine days have gone by and that means I have at this point in time written nine blog posts. It may seem like a small milestone to some, and perhaps it is in the greater scheme of things. But blogging every day of this week has been seriously tough and there’s no doubt in my mind that it will only get tougher.

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Moving House And New Beginnings

In my October Bucket List post I mentioned that Gareth and I are getting ready to move in to our very first house together. Finally, after weeks of uncertainty we have exchanged contracts and have a move in date. As of Friday 13th October, the house will belong to us.

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