Things to consider before taking on a blogging challenge

If you’ve been in the blogging world for any amount of time, it’s likely that you’ve stumbled across someone talking about or taking part in blogmas or blogtober, a month-long blogging challenge that requires you to post every day for a month (obviously). I’m not quite sure of the technicalities of each one (like if […]

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Blogtober Round-up & My Feelings on Blogging Right Now

So we’ve made it to the end of blogtober and the first word that springs to mind is ‘phew’. This post is going to be a bit rambly, a bit ranty and a bit all over the place, as we’ve reached the end of October and probably my most active blogging month ever since the […]

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5 Quick, Easy & Simple Ways to “Do Your Bit”

I’m only one person. And so are you. And although our generation has been fucking incredible at speaking up and raising awareness about things, there’s only so much “changing the planet” that one soul can realistically achieve. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try. No way. That should mean we try more. Circumstances, money […]

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My 10 Favourite Life-Affirming Disney Quotes

You know me, I love Disney. That’s no secret. And a major part of many Disney films are the messages and lessons they try and teach us within them. Most of these films come with quotes and I for one, love a good quote. I think quotes (not just Disney ones) can help us realise […]

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Things I Think We Should Be Taught More of in School

This post idea has been on my “post ideas” list for a long time now. I was planning on writing it around the beginning of Blogtober but kept putting it off and putting it off for some completely unknown reason. I don’t know whether I was worried that what I was going to say might […]

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#SpreadTheSecret With Macabella (& Giveaway!) *

It’s no secret that I love food. All food. Just food. Gimmie, gimmie, gimmie. Sweet or savoury – I just love trying new food and recipes and over the past year or so, my passion for food has grown dramatically as I’ve been experimenting more and more in the kitchen and with different types of […]

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13 Personal Questions Tag

When in doubt, when you cannot think of a single blog post to write, do a tag post. That’s my number 1 blogging philosophy. So today, I have stolen the 13 Personal Questions Tag from It’s Just Me Hayley D (hope she doesn’t mind!) even though her post was over a year ago – better […]

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Tips for Offering Advertising Slots on Your Blog

I’ve been offering advertising slots on my blog for maybe around a year now and decided to do so after a lot of research into what other bloggers were doing, trying out some advertising packages myself and weighing up the pros and cons of introducing them to my blog. At the time I started offering […]

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5 Ways To Help You Cope With a Bad Day

Every single one of us has bad days, for a whole number of reasons. This year, mine seem to have upped the ante quite considerably so I feel entirely qualified to put my 2 pence in about how to help yourself cope during those completely terrible, terrible days. Now I’m not talking about depression here […]

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Personalized Flowers: A Special Spin on a Timeless Classic *

I absolutely adore buying gifts for people. Whether it be for birthdays or Christmas, I love the entire process of looking for the perfect gift for someone. I often opt for personalized gifts – something extra special that you would never, ever find in a store because it’s got a personalized message or photo on […]

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Book Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Format: Paperback, Library Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK Blurb: One boy, one boat, one tiger . . . After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a […]

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The Autumn Reading Tag

I don’t really do an awful lot of tag posts anymore – I tend to find the questions too hard, especially book related ones and not being able to find the perfect book fit for each question stresses me the hell out. So I’m pretty picky when I’m tagged in these sort of posts but, […]

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The Sweetest Type of Bouquet With Munch a Bunch *

We all love flowers, right? And we definitely all love chocolate. So what about… a chocolate bouquet?! I love supporting small businesses, especially local small businesses owned by people from my own neck-of-the-woods who, like me, work hard on creating and growing a business of their own – whatever it may be. I was in […]

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Guest Post: When Christmas Goes Wrong by Kate Hewitt

If you know me, you’ll know that I’m not a huge lover of Christmas. But today I’m bringing you a guest post from author, Kate Hewitt all about when Christmas goes wrong. And I am totally down for that. All those embarrassing stories and royal cock-ups – those are the Christmas stories Grinchy over here […]

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How Books and Book Blogging Saved Me 

Warning: Very personal post coming up so if y’all not into that sorta thing then clear off. The other day (haha I say the other day but it was literally a month ago now) I had a bit of a rant / vent on Twitter. I mentioned that although I love lifestyle blogging and writing […]

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How I Prepare for a Short Trip Away

I love taking short breaks away from home – even if it’s just for 1 night. I always find it helps to keep me grounded: a change of scenery and truly be good for the soul I believe. So if I have a chance to go away anyway, I’ll almost always take it. The excitement, […]

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Embracing Formula 1 History at Donington Museum

If you’re my Twitter friend, you may have noticed that I like Formula 1… A little bit. Okay, a lot. I recently wrote about my first ever Formula 1 experience at the Silverstone mid-season test in August and this month the Formula 1 experiences continued when I made my first ever visit to the Donington […]

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