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A MASSIVE THANK YOU – 10,000 BLOG HITS

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I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all my followers! My blog as of today has hit the enormous amount of 10,000 hits! Hooray!

When I first started my blog I never imagined anyone would be interested in what I had to say or wanted to talk about but I have seen how wrong I am, the blogging community on WordPress, Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, Bloglovin and Better Blogging Network have all been such lovely people and I’ve made some super blogging friends as well! 🙂

My blog’s birthday is near which will be another wonderful milestone! On March 29th my blog will be 1 year old and I am looking forward to that a lot!

So because I reached 10,000 hits on my blog and gained so many followers as well as having my blog’s birthday soon I will be doing a giveaway on April 29th to celebrate everything! 🙂

Thank you once again!

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30 Day Photo Challenge – DAY 17 RAIN

So day seventeen is rain, miraculously in England the weather has been rather sunny the past few days when in fact it’s usually raining! so that made this day in the challenge the hardest yet and I had to think outside the box. So instead of just going in my shower and splashing the water around and calling that rain I decided to choose a photo I took back in November on Fireworks night and explain 🙂

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So the idea behind this photo is that the fireworks are the rain in this sense and the colours are bursting out like beads of rainfall 🙂

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15 Things Questions!

I’ve seen a lot of these question posts around and I thought I would take a crack at it as it’s an excellent way to get to know someone more! I couldn’t find one online that I liked enough to do & I prefer to make up my own questions most of the time, so I thought up my own questions gathered from online and my imagination and put it in a little blog post! 🙂

  1. Hair style? – Mid length straight hair with a side fringe.
  2. Make-up style? – Natural/minimal
  3. Favourite colour? – Green
  4. Favourite food? – That’s super hard! Lasagne & Garlic bread I’d have to say right now
  5. Reading? – I love it!
  6. Smoke? – Nope
  7. Drink? – Not really, I rarely ever drink (surprising for a student I know)
  8. Restaurants or Bars? – Restaurants = food! 🙂
  9. Favourite animal? – Great White Shark
  10. Cats or Dogs? – Dogs! I wish I had a puppy 😦
  11. Twitter or Facebook? – Both?
  12. Hobbies? – Blogging, reading, gaming, watching movies etc etc…
  13. Fears? – Spiders, the dark (sometimes!), creepy people.
  14. Starter or dessert? – Dessert I love cake in general 🙂
  15. An accomplishment this year so far? – Made new blogging friends & started blogging more!

So that was 15 little questions I made up to give you all more insight into what kind of person I am, hope you enjoyed it and if you feel like doing it too then go for it! Let me know if you do, so I can check out yours. Thank you for reading 🙂

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30 Day Photo Challenge – DAY 2 FOOD

So today is my second day of my 30 day photo challenge, today’s topic or keyword is FOOD! I myself am a big foodie, I love food and I love making it and presenting it as well. So after a long hard think about what to take a photo of today I chose my dinner and this is because it is one of my favourite meals! Spaghetti Bolognese! 🙂 As as student my cooking abilities were terrible to begin with but now I can happily say I can cook a wide range of meals and make up my own as well from top of my head so that’s helpful 🙂 Anyway here is my photo for day 2!

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Day 3 tomorrow will be TECHNOLOGY so stick around 🙂

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30 Day Photo Challenge- DAY 1 NATURE

Hey everyone! Sorry I didn’t get a chance to upload my first picture of my photo challenge yesterday it’s because it was my nieces birthday! So I spent yesterday on the train and celebrating with my whole family 🙂

But this is my day 1 photo for nature and I took it Friday evening, I thought it would make a good nature shot for my challenge because the tree looks so gigantic and quite symbolic in the growing darkness of the night and also it shows that even if you live in a big city you can still find nature if you look around enough so I thought it was a nice photo.

My day 2 photo for today is FOOD and will be uploaded tonight! 🙂

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Another 5 Random Things I Love

  1. Sun catchers – I love decorating and painting sun catchers, they’re so beautiful and I love hanging them in the windows 🙂
  2. Buying something new – Buying something new like a dress or piece of make up really makes me smile, I get so excited!
  3. Nescafe Coffee – I don’t like coffee that much but this brand is super tasty.
  4. Blogs – I love reading everyone’s blogs when I have a spare few minutes, I like to contrast them to mine and see what I could do better or how they relate and I love reading all different content like travelling, fashion, beauty and such.
  5. Sunshine – We don’t get a lot of it here in England but when we do everybody loves it including me! 😀

Hope you enjoyed, remember to like/subscribe/follow 🙂

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Five of my all time favourite meals!

I love food so much! I am a big foodie and appreciate food in all forms. So I decided to do a quick post about 5 of my favourite meals that I love so much and share them with my faithful followers 🙂

  1. Lasagna – There is nothing more better than a quality beef lasagna with loads of bechamel sauce on top and some garlic bread on the side! DELICIOUS 🙂
  2. Macaroni cheese – I love macaroni cheese, I’m a massive fan of cheese and therefore this meal is the one.
  3. Chilli Con Carne – This is my second favourite, I love the meat and kidney beans especially with plain white rice and all the spices I could possibly handle! As a student this is cheap and easy so I tend to eat it A LOT!
  4. Roast Dinner – Nothing better than a complete roast dinner with tasty stuffing, hot gravy, Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings!
  5. Mash, Mince and gravy – Now this is a standard meal but it oh so tasty, I love mince with gravy and tons of home made mash potato, it’s a definite favourite of mine.

After all that talk of meals I am hungry! But I hope you liked it 🙂 

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The Health Benefits of Honey

Honey – That oh so sweet golden looking substance that we all know so well! It’s good in glasses of hot milk, it’s good over toast, it’s good over porridge but what else is this golden treat good for? So I thought I would do a little post about the apparent health benefits of honey that are circulating the internet 🙂

  1. Scientists have said that honey contains strong anti-bacterial qualities which is why it has been used timelessly throughout the centuries to heal wounds, allergies, coughs and general ailments. 
  2. It makes a wonderful skin moisturizer and can reduce acne in some cases.
  3. Honey can make a powerful anti-oxidant and immunity protector.
  4. It can reduce the irritation in a mosquito bite when applied.
  5. Allegedly it can help aid gastrointestinal disorders such as colitis.
  6. It’s a natural energy booster.

So if you thought that sweet treat was unhealthy think again, there are many health benefits to honey and this is just a few of them. There are a variety of different types of honey as well with a range of flavours and aromas.

Hope you enjoyed 🙂

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5 random things I love!

We all love something right? Pets, food, gaming I could go on…But I thought I would share with my followers 5 things that I really love! 🙂

  • Food – I love food, Although I am fussy about what I eat sometimes I do appreciate food. I love cakes and good traditional hearty main meals like Lasagna and Macaroni Cheese!
  • Romantic Gestures – I love it when my partner does little romantic things, I am a big lover of bouquets of flowers, hand made gifts, brought gifts or planned romantic days out to a restaurant or cinema and snugly nights in with a take away and bunch of movies 🙂
  • Holidays – I love the anticipation and atmosphere of knowing I am going on holiday, I love being able to buy summer clothing and beach accessories before I leave, I love the journey there either via plane or car and I love the relaxation and break from reality that it brings with it!
  • Buying some new clothes – I love it when I buy new clothes because I feel so refreshed and new. I love getting to wear an item I brought for the first time and feel good about it as well.
  • When I get new followers – I love getting new followers on my blog, it makes me super happy to see people are enjoying what I write and liking the different aspects of my blog such as the university posts, the fashion posts and the beauty posts. I also love seeing that I have followers from many different countries because it’s rather exciting 🙂

So that’s five random things that I love 🙂 Hope you all enjoyed!

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Student money saving tips – From a student!

Students are notoriously broke all the time, the  media does well to remind us all that we waste our money most of the time but sometimes that’s not the case and sometimes  unexpected circumstances land us without money. So I thought a money saving post would be useful and helpful to all the students out there 🙂

  • Buy a rail card or bus card – this is prime if you’re someone who uses trains or buses a lot to get around, plus it saves you packets of money!
  • Buy in bulk – Buying food in bulk can be hard to get home but definitely worth it in the end when you have tons of food for half the price.
  • Visit fruit and veg markets – Going to local markets is cheaper than going to a major super market, food will be cheaper and sourced locally and much more healthier as well. Plus most market stall holders will give away fruit and vegetables at the end of a days trading if they have lots left over so take advantage of this.
  • Cooking from scratch – This is so much cheaper than buying lots of microwaveable meals plus it’s healthier too!
  • Grab all the discounts you can – NUS and various other student discount services make sure that us students are plied with money saving coupons so use what you can.
  • Discounts where you work – Sometimes being strategic about where you want to work can bring advantages, for example if you love fashion try and apply for one of your favourite fashion retailers that way you gain discount on all your favourite items! Or if you’re more creative and love food try to work in a bakery or somewhere where at the end of the day you are welcome to take home the leftover cakes and savories!
  • Invest in a printer – This is a sure fire way to save money if your university is one where you have to pay for printing. My parents brought me a printer to which I use endlessly to print off essays and coursework and I have saved loads.
  • Vintage fairs and Car boot sales – Going to these can prove fruitful, it’s a great way to find things you wanted at bargain prices!
  • Bad habits? – Try to kick the bad habits, smoking, eating take away regularly and drinking seem to be the biggest factors for wasting money now I know this is hard so if you cant give up then at least limit what you spend on these things.
  • Hand washing – This is something that not everyone is willing to try but believe me if you pay to do your washing then hand washing is cheaper, easier and faster and you’ll save loads.
  • Packed lunch – Taking packed lunch to University can sometimes be cheaper in the long run compared to buying food out or at the canteen.

Well these are just a few money saving  tips hope you enjoyed 🙂

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