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Mental Health: Pinterest

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One of my favourite apps in the whole world is Pinterest. I’m obsessed and I’ll find myself aimlessly scrolling and food I’ll never make, hairstyles I’ll never have and home ideas I’ll never do. I have so many boards, wedding (as I can’t bare to delete it), food, drink, make up, hair, pub ideas, work ideas, home stuff, beauty room ideas... but the main board I use and the board with hands down the most photos Pinned in a board I keep private; Quotes.
I see a lot of quotes floating around Pinterest and depending on my mood I’ll end up saving them. And while now, I do it quite casually, in the past this board has been a huge coping mechanism for me and I wanted to talk about why and how. 
I have to be in the right frame of mind to scroll back through this board as it is where I go when I feel really low, upset or depressed. I can scroll through the board and go back to certain times in my life and remember how I felt by the photos I’d saved.. issues with moving around a lot, strains on ou…

Purchases I've Made Lately

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If you're like me and tend to do a bit too much online shopping when you're bored, lockdown has certainly tested my bank balance! I've definitely made a fair few purchases to (what I'm telling myself) cheer myself up and just give my wardrobe a revamp, or maybe grab a bargain while I can!

I've had to set my alarm a few times over the last couple of weeks so I didn't miss out on things like sales, restocks and even new launches so I was super excited to get a few items from all 3 - and a few inbetween. The first of which was a, shall we say, needed item, rather than just something I want. I managed to battle the website for the Gym Shark Sale and managed to get myself 2 new items for the gym drawer in my wardrobe. I had managed to get 10+ items in my basket but by the time I went to check out only 2 survived the chaos; a snazzy pair of leggings (pink isn't normally my colour but it was all that survived the sale madness) and a sports bra! Again, I normally g…

Our Norfolk Stay at The Gin Trap

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I've waited to post this due to lockdown as it seemed a bit pointless but I wanted to write about one of the best places we've ever stayed in the UK so if anyone needs a weekend away or a little staycation then they can look into the amazing Gin Trap in Norfolk.



We stayed at the Gin Trap back in March and it was really last minute due to the being stranded on our cruise. We had our pup Ralph in kennels in Norfolk so when we knew what day we'd be landing, we booked a hotel for the night before we collected him so we could enjoy one last night together as well as settle as much as we good through the jetlag and somehow get used to the new "corona" life as we'd missed the chaos that started in shops and such.

We found the Gin Trap online while looking for somewhere last minute the day before we got off the cruise and flew back from Jamaica and we absolutely hit the jackpot and had booked what will always now be one of my favourite stays we've ever had in the…

June Favourites

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𝕁𝕦𝕟𝕖 𝔽𝕒𝕧𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕤 ✨ 
Not been able to really go out or do a full face of make up but for when I have, I’ve definitely found some new 𝙛𝙖𝙫𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙨 this month 🎉
𝗣𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘄 𝗚𝗹𝘂𝗲 is the most insane product I’ve ever used and I was shocked when I first used it! It’s incredible and absolutely worth trying 👌🏼
My favourite June Product I’ve already posted about so won’t go too much into it but the 𝗦𝗼𝗽𝗵 𝗣𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝘀 from 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 are already some of my fav products in my make up kit of all time! See my beauty page for looks and more comments 🥰




For face make up I’ve been I’ve recently found the 𝗬𝗦𝗟 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 & 𝗜𝗧 𝗖𝗼𝘀𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗨𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗘𝘆𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗿 and I’ve used them both most time’s I’ve done make up - the concealer is one of the best concealers I’ve 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 used! It’s a small pot and a little pricey but it’s really worth the money! 
The last make up item is what I’ve been using on nail design…

Lockdown Life: What I'm Watching

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So the main thing I think EVERYONE has been doing during lock down is Netflix and Chilling.. right? Or TV of some kind, so I thought I'd give a few recommendations of what I've been watching and loving lately!

I will throw it out there now, I'm not a big series, binge watching, have to pay attention kinda person! I don't have the best attention span and I tend to only watch stuff that I already like and I don't tend to start new series that are ridiculously long episodes and seasons. I did Game of Thrones and gave up after the first series - I couldn't suss out who was who, who was fighting who or why.. I gave up! So this is more for if you're looking for shorter series, probably a comedy but these are what I've been loving lately!

NETFLIX:
So... let's get this out the way. TIGER KING. I watched the whole lot in 2 days - the one thing I do love is documentaries and true crime stuff and just anything real life! By the end of it I had NO clue what I…

RECIPE: Gin & Tonic Lemon Cake

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One of the main things I've been doing through lock down is baking and cooking -I've always loved baking and cooking but I normally only get time to cook dinner nowadays so I thought I'd make the most of it and get on Pinterest for some cheeky ideas and recipe inspiration and give them ago. I've got lots of recipes to post that I've loved doing but a Gin & Tonic Lemon cake was definitely one of my favs- Nick's too. I saw the idea on Jane's Patisserie (one of my favs on Facebook and Instagram) but adapted it slightly!





It's super easy to make and realllllly yummy - this will be a perfect Summer Party (if we're allowed them!) cake:

INGREDIENTS:

FOR CAKE:
250g Caster Sugar
250g Butter
250g Self Raising Flour
5 Eggs
50ml Gin
1 Lemon - Zest and Juice

FOR ICING: 
Butter, icing sugar, a dash of lemon juice, a dash of gin, and a dash of tonic (adjust until preferred taste).

METHOD:
Mix butter and sugar until soft and creamy
Beat in 1 egg at a time
Add flour …

Life In Lockdown!

I had an email I was expecting this week but my response was not what I expected! I knew the payment for my domain for this blog was up for renewal but I'd told myself that I wasn't going to pay and renew it as I said the same last year and I've not really made any effort with it. I mean, I've not blogged for nearly 6 months so that's 50% of the payment that is pointless! 
But with us all being in lockdown, I thought there's no better time than to give it ago again - especially now I'm part time at work, I'll have plenty of time to get to grips with writing again. So that's what I'm going to do (£100 says by the end of the year I've given up again) - but I've dug out my old blog planners and set myself targets and lists of what I'm going to post about so here we go! 
I've come up with a list of things that I've been doing through lockdown that I can turn into posts; the standard posts like what I'm watching on TV/Netflix…