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17 things 2017 taught me

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We are now in the second month of the New Year and I realised I hadn't done a post on anything to do with New Years. Instead of goals etc, I thought I would start this year with what I have learnt from 2017. As they say, better late than never!
1) Cats are the best - For those of you who follow my Instagram and Twitter you may know I have two little fluff balls (Oryx and Nala) that are a pain sometimes but I love them to pieces. I have always wanted cats and when my husband suggested we got our little Oryx it meant the world to me. So towards the end of the year we couldn't resist getting another little fluff ball, who is now our little Nala. They both can be annoying little sods from time to time, especially at 3AM. In December we looked after Lola, my husbands' families jug (Jack Russell/ Pug), which really made me realise that in our current situation I definitely prefer cats!

2) Festivals are awesome - For Christmas 2016 my husband surprised me with tickets to Downloa…

Download Festival: Survival Guide

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Hey guys,
How y'all doing today? We are nearly out of winter and ready for the nicer and hopefully warmer months to come. It is a bit of a dull time of year, where for most of us there is not really much to look forward to for a while. However, you may have some memories from last summer to keep you going or plans for this summer that are getting closer by the day! One of the things that I am looking forward to this year is going to Download festival for the second time. See, last year was my first time at any festival and it was amazing, so this year should be even better!
I discovered many things whilst being at this Festival, including what I would need to survive the 5 nights and 6 days there. So I thought I would share some tips on what you would need to get you through a festival!


1) Water - this is the MOST important thing you must have while you are there. Especially if it is sunny and you are consuming alcohol. Make sure you take a bottle for travelling and queuing and th…

NETFLIX: Best shows on now.

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New year, new Netflix. I know I haven't wrote in a while but I thought that sharing some of the shows I have been watching would be a good way to start. After all, that's what I spend some (most) of my free time doing.
Earlier on this year Netflix made a wonderful announcement and that was the list of what new shows are going to be added and when. If you're one of those people that have a serious binge watching addiction then you were probable ecstatic when this list came out.

I'll admit I haven't heard of/seen half of these programmes but there were a few I was particularly interested in, that being Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and Friends.
I first saw the first season of Dirk Gently last year and it was enticing to say the least. So when I found out that the new season was going to be arriving on Netflix I did the obvious thing and re-watched the first season. The second season was not a disappointment and I tried to binge it the best I could arou…

Gift ideas

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Christmas is getting closer and if you're anything like me you may be stressing about what to get for your friends or family. There's just over 2 weeks left to go it is absolute mayhem. So I was hoping I could give you a few ideas of things you could get for certain individuals, because sometimes the hardest part is finding out what is out there to get! 
For the Harry Potter lover who loves their onesies
I came across this onesie in Primark the other day and I couldn't resist getting it. It had a really soft inside and it was only £10! It is perfect to lounge about in and it has pockets! This would be a perfect gift for those we know who are obsessed with Harry Potter (people like my sister who watch the films all together at least four times a month!).


For the Destiny lover

Do you know anyone who loves their Destiny game or even Destiny 2 that is now out? This gift is perfect for those who both love the game and love candles! The best part about this is that the candles ac…

Newton Faulkner

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In 2010 I was introduced to a new song by someone I had never heard of before and I fell in love with the music. That song was Dream Catch Me by Newton Faulkner. I started listening to more songs by this artist and I just felt at home with some of the songs I heard, they were super catchy. I used to listen to them on my MP3 player whilst walking around the canals and through the countryside on many summer evenings.

Now, 7 years later I have seen this guy perform in person and it was incredible. There's nothing more satisfying and heart warming that going to see someone who has been in some of your fondest memories. It was like reliving my youth again, when I say my youth I just mean my teenage years.
The tickets were a birthday present for my 22nd birthday this year from my wonderful fiance, Kee, who I have mentioned on here several times before. It was one of the best birthday presents I have ever had because memories will last a lot longer than a bottle of wine.

Anyway, we had …

Breakfast at Frankie & Benny's.

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Last week was a busy week consisting of Halloween, gigs, nights out and finally Kee's birthday. It was a very exhausting but fun week. So when it came to the Sunday (Kee's birthday) we were intending on staying at home all day and just relaxing. However, we had been to Stoke the day before with his family to Frankie and Benny's and Kee noticed that they did breakfast food (his favourite food besides curry). 
Then come Sunday morning we woke up super hungry, fed up of toast and decided to just go for it. We usually go to whetherspoons for food as it is cheap and reliable, however, as a birthday treat we decided to go for the new Frankie and Benny's as it seemed it would be cheap enough! It was only £5.95 for the standard breakfasts so that was quite a bargain!
The atmosphere in the restaurant itself was so nice and relaxing. Although, we were sat on this couples table and the lamp on the side was rather bright and blinding! We went early enough in the morning so there …

Winter is here, now to get through it.

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It is that time of year where summer has long passed in the U.K and we are edging closer towards the end of Autumn and the start of Winter. Some of us out there welcome Winter with open arms, whereas the rest of us cross our arms to form a barrier and end up in denial that Winter exists.I am guilty of being in the group for the latter part. In my option, Winter sucks. I don't understand those who love the early darkness in the nights and enjoy freezing everywhere if you aren't layered up with 10 different types of clothes. I am one of those people who long for warmth, long bright days and shot nights. Of course that cannot happen in this country and sadly we can't always receive what we desire. 
Unfortunately, this time of year can be the worst time for many individual's mental health. After-all, this time of year is when SAD (seasonal affective disorder) likes to kick in for many individuals. SAD is a disorder that negatively affects individuals mental health at cert…