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Book Review - Dangerous Waters By Anne Allen

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Nothing makes me more happier then snuggling up with a good book and getting lost in the stories, my head dancing with the images the words create.
I recently found a brilliant book by Anne Allen called Dangerous Waters. Anne is originally from Rugby and now lives in Devon, she is very lucky I wish I lived that close to the beach. She has written this book as part of the Guernsey Novel Series. 




There are 6 books in the whole series and this is the first. Each book is based on a different character, but they are connected by something, but I can't tell you what!! You need to go read them, trust me they are good. 
As you may have guessed the book is set in Guernsey and is based around Jeanne, she used to live on the island, but moved away after a family had a horrible boating accident, which left Jeanne with some memory loss. Sadly her grandmother dies and she has to go back to pack up her house and sell her things, which she isn't very happy about because there are too many bad me…

Wedding Tips For ...

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So I want to do a new series on my blog all about tips for while your planning your wedding! From the engagement to the big day!
So if your on the verge of getting engaged or you just have or your just fancy some tips for the future then grab a cuppa and carry on reading.
The one true ring!!!So there is so much expectation to give that special person the perfect ring in the perfect way! The "tradition" says to spend at least 1 months wage on a ring. Well as a girl who has had 3 engagement rings during my engagement I am here to yell bo***ks!
If you want to propose the be all and end all is NOT the ring, it's the fact you are telling that person you want to spend the rest of your life together.
Paul proposed to me while on holiday in Wales, he did it in our hotel room and he didn't have a ring. Why?? Probably because he didn't realise he was going to do it. He said it felt right to ask, which I love, it made it feel more natural and I am just glad he hadn't spent …

Confessions of a nail biter

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Confession is the name nail biting is the game!!!

I have always been a nail biter, call it anxiety, boredom whatever, but I have done it forever. When Paul proposed I did what any bride to be would do and scrolled through Instagram for inspiration. One picture kept coming up, where the bride and groom have a hands picture showing their wedding rings. I looked at my nails and thought oh dear god mine are horrible!!


 Mine and Paul's engagement picture with my nails looking horrible!! (Clearly had to include our fur baby too lol)
I looked into acrylic nails and gel nails and decided to go with gels. They seemed to be a good to help my nails grow and because they went on top of my own nails like a nail varnish, I wouldn't need to worry about my nails being too long if I got acrylics.

Where I live (like anywhere else) there is a lot of nail salons but the one I decided to go to  Little Luxury Salon. There was a lovely girl there who helped me called Eloise, I sat down with her and deci…

A Letter To My Mom

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Mom,
29 years have passed since you became a new person. I popped up as a huge surprise and from that day you were Mommy. Unlike other mothers you didn't know I was there, you didn't have time to get things ready, no scans to see me growing, no movement in your tummy but I was there a little secret that not even you new about yet.
 Ever since I was born you have been there for me, my rock. You were strong through everything with my biological father not wanting anything to do with me. You were the one teaching me to walk and to talk. You lost sleep, gave up things. You were the person who held my hand when I had operations.
After a few years of it being just me and you, you brought in the man that would fill our lives with joy and make me his daughter. You both have helped me ever since.
Mom you have been the person I have turned to with everything. When I was being bullied, you were the mom who marched up to the school, telling them that I was not going to be put through this…

Winters Comfort Food

FOOD!!!!!!!!!!
Yes as a fat girl you can guess I LOVE food and one of the best things about this time of year is the fact that I get to have and make a lot of comfort food. 
I wanted to show you my favourite places to go for comfort food and what I love to eat. 
4. The Dormouse 
A brill little tearooms that is all based on Alice in Wonderland is just 1 reason I love this place but also there soup is to die for. You get a large bowl and you also get a huge piece of bread and butter. I've had two different soups there and both were so nice and make you feel all cozy inside. I know this is all about comfort food but also just to point out they have an amazing cake selection too. 
3. The Walton Arms 
Paul and I have been going to The Walton arms for a while, we love it there because we get to bring Coco along with us. My favourite item on the menu would be there Sunday lunch platter that they do. You get 3 meats and then veg, a Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes with an unlimited amount o…

Review of 'My Perfect Colour'' Foundation

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Finding your perfect foundation can be ridiculously hard, you have so many brands with there foundations claiming to be 24 hour, 25 hour, long lasting etc. So Primark has sort of gone one step further by actually calling their new foundation ''My Perfect Colour''.

I had seen videos on youtube with girls like Grace F Victory reviewing the foundation just so I could see the coverage. For me I find it hard to find a shade I am happy with, some people will say my foundation is too pale, but then others I see as too dark. 


I had been using Maybelline Super Stay 24 hour foundation which is a very full coverage foundation but I felt like it had been washing me out so after watching so many reviews, I decided the £2.50 price tag of Primark's foundation was too good to pass up. 


I have tried so many of the cheaper foundation, from Poundland to Collection and I find that they do not have a very good consistency in the formula. I have also tried BB creams and I could not get on …

Favourite Christmas Movies

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Christmas time is a time for the 3 F's Food, Family and Films! I love watching films in the run up to Christmas and I have already started watching a few, but like most people I have got my favourites. So just like I did in October with my Halloween films, I want to show you the films I love watching over and over again for Christmas time. 
1. Love Actually 
Is there anyone who hasn't seen this film???? I loved it long ago and I still love it. I also watched the mini squeal they did for Children in Need this year. Colin is my favourite character and I can quote the whole film. I do watch this film over and over again in the run up to Christmas just because I am that silly person who gets excited when it pops up with the 'Weeks before Christmas'' when it is in that week now. The only time I didn't watch the film was last year, Alan being gone was a little bit raw for me but this year I am all over it. 



2. Santa Claus the Movie
''Its CHRISTMAS all over the wo…

Day 9 - Blogmas

Christmas for Retail Workers.
Christmas is a time for shopping and it is also a time that a lot of retail workers hate yes HATE. I have worked in retail for 8 years, christmas is always the hardest time. 
I used to work in The Disney Store and in the weeks leading up to christmas you would be asked for particular items, most of the time it was things to do with Frozen. In one 9 hour shift I was told 4 times 'You've just ruined my child's Christmas' because we had sold out of an item that the parent wanted. I bit my tongue and said that I was sorry (why I don't know because it wasn't my fault) but in the back of my head all I thought was ' No mate YOU have ruined there christmas because you didn't buy it when you were last here'. 
I understand that my opinion is very one sided because I am a retail worker, but I think that MOST (not all because some people are lovely) but most people think that retail workers are beneath them, and they can be spoken to …

Day 10 - Blogmas

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Christmas Jumper Shopping
With Christmas Jumper day coming soon I thought a Christmas Jumper post would be a good idea. Me Paul and Coco always have christmas jumpers, Coco had a red one that slightly matched Paul's last year but we are getting her a new one this year. I am going to show you Mens and Womens christmas jumpers today so sit back and enjoy. 
Mens 
Elf Body Christmas T-shirt Tesco £7


I no technically not a jumper but this is Paul's Christmas top this year, isn't it cute, I think this is gonna be good for anyone man cooking this year. Jumpers will make you feel so hot in the kitchen so having a nice t-shirt will keep you cool, but keeping you in the Christmasy mood. 
Christmas Tree Jumper Primark £16


Oh Christmas Tree Oh Chritmas Tree!!! For the super festive Man there is this very cool christmas tree jumper, I love the colours I am bit blue fan, this looks like a nice soft jumper too which is always good if your gonna have a nice snuggle at the end of a long christma…

Day 11 - Blogmas

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Bents Christmas
Here in the North West we have a brilliant Home and Garden centre called Bents, every year they have what I think are some of the best christmas displays I have ever seen and they just seem to get bigger each year. You can tell how much care and planning goes into the event, So I thought I would show you how cool it actually is. So grab a cuppa and watch a few of the videos I made while wondering around. 








As you can see the displays are amazing, they must work so hard to get these done. They have a huge christmas tree section, and then the displays that show you how different decorations can be used in there different sections. 




As well as these, they also have a big food and drink section outside, they play all christmas music so you get the feel of a christmas market but you get the bonus of being indoors the whole time so it is a little warmer for you. 
Me and Paul love it there because we can take Coco, they have this cute little dog cafe that sells dog friendly food a…

Day 12 - Blogmas

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Manchester Christmas Markets 
I have lived in Warrington for nearly 3 years and this years was the first time I was able to go to the Manchester Christmas Markets. I love christmas markets, they really make me feel all christmasy and festive and just all warm and sparkly inside. 
Paul had been before with his family but this was our first time going together. We both wanted to drink so we decided to get the train in, it wasn't too bad but the train was packed even tho it wasn't rush hour. We got the tram from Piccadilly station and got off near Manchester town hall. 
I didn't really know what to expect as being from Birmingham our market is all along one street but Manchester's is broken up into little markets all over. I honest have to say I like that, as the crowds are a lot more spread out and so instead of fighting your way through like in Birmingham you get to see a lot more and have a nicer time. 
First things first was obviously a nice hot drink, Paul got a mulled w…

Blogmas Review

Blogmas what can I say about Blogmas, it was something I wanted to do and had wanted to do for a while, I loved the idea of writing everyday, my blog helps me to write and get things out and I thought giving myself that time each day will make me so much more calmer over the christmas period. 
I wanted to get people involved and so I asked my friends if they would like to be apart of Blogmas, Jordan and Georgie were amazing and there posts have been so good over December, I have loved reading them. 
I was totally prepared for blogmas, I had each day planned out in my diary, I had drafted a few and was looking forward to writing each day too. The only thing I didn't really take into consideration was work. Working in retail is hard over christmas, I worked non stop from the 16th till 24th December, no days off and mainly working from 830am till about 7pm, getting home all I wanted to do was sleep. 
Looking forward to next year I can be a lot more prepared for what I want to do. I do w…