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What I’ve Learnt From One Year of Blogging

So once again I’ve proved that I’m an idiot: when I first started blogging I didn’t bother to record the date I stared it on, so I had no idea when my blogiversary was! I knew it was some point in June but not a clue on the date. Now any normal person would have just written this post in advance and waited until the WordPress notification telling them it was their anniversary, then just upload the post that same day. Easy! Not me. In all fairness this was my original plan  ...

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How To Make Packing Easier + Free Printable Check List

Packing is the bane of my life. Even if I’m just going to sleep at Chris’s for a night or two I’ll always take way more than I need “just in case”. I get anxiety about being away from my stuff- what if I need it?! Rather than doing the sensible thing and reasoning with myself why I won’t actually need 5 pairs of trousers, 3 books and my entire makeup collection for one night away; I take it all with me. I think I have a problem! I do the same with my day  ...

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Canon EOS M10 Review

Last month you may have noticed a slight change on my Instagram… my photos suddenly got a hell of a lot better! That’s because I decided to bite the bullet and finally buy myself a proper camera! I’d been wanting to get one since starting uni earlier in the year and having a photography module in the first semester. I’ve been doing photography since I was 17 but I’ve never had enough money to buy my own camera: I’d either borrow my dads old crappy one or  ...

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Come With Me: Road Trip With The Boyfriend

Who doesn’t love a good road trip? Theres nothing better than just getting in your car and driving off somewhere for the day. Or in my case; getting in your boyfriends car and having him drive you everywhere because you can’t legally drive yet… As you may have seen if you follow me on Instagram I recently bought myself my first ever camera! I’d been wanting to do this for some time now: I study Digital Media Production at uni and for my elective next year I chose  ...

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My Experience At Boots Opticians & Why I Hate Wearing Glasses

I’m one of those lucky gals who had to wear glasses. Day in, day out since I was 4 years old. I remember there was a fashion trend a few years ago where people would wear fake glasses and all I can remember thinking is “why would you wear them if you don’t have to?!” I hate wearing mine, they’re just so inconvenient! I can’t wear false eyelashes (well I can’t put them on without nearly gluing my eyes shut anyway but, yano, if I could then I  ...

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10 Things To Do This Spring/Summer That Don’t Cost A Penny

As I write this I’m sat staring outside at the glorious sunshine that we’ve been lucky enough to experience these last two days. Although, by the time it comes to posting this it’ll probably be gloomy and raining again! (EDIT: not a bad guess actually) I actually struggle with S.A.D but whereas most people struggle with it during winter- I struggle with mine in summer. Everyone out getting a tan, wearing shorts & tees and off out having wonderful adventures with their  ...

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I’m Not A “Real” Blogger…And Thats Okay! 

I’ve been feeling really down about my blog lately. Feeling like I’m not good enough & that I’m not a “real” blogger. The ones that get all the engagement and blogging mail and has gorgeous photography. They live exciting lives and I’m just here in my little village not even owning a passport. It’s actually been effecting my mental health and self worth. I feel like there’s no point trying- I can’t compare so why bother trying.  ...

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Dear Diary: Taking A Blogging Break

As you may have noticed recently, I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging and social media front lately and I wanted to write a quick post to explain why. It’s not for lack of ideas, I’ve actually got two pages worth in one of my (many) notebooks! The problem has been having the time free to write them. People still seem to think that blogging is easy and doesn’t take much effort (their words not mine) but it really isn’t! Not only do you have to write the post  ...

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How To Work From Home & Actually Get Shit Done 

One of the biggest temptations when working from home is stay in your pjs all day and work from your bed with your favourite show on in the background. I know I’m guilty of doing it (hell I’m writing this post now while laid in bed, setting a great example here Jade!), but it’s really not a productive way to work. Whether you are full time self employed, have a side hustle, a student or anything in between, here are some of my top tips for working at home- and actually  ...

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