Why it’s OK to treat yourself | Shopping Haul

How many times have you been hovering over the ‘Checkout’ button on an online store or picking up, then putting back items when you’re out and about shopping? When’s the last time you bought yourself a treat? Honestly until last weekend I couldn’t tell you the last time I went shopping and treated myself to something, whether that be a new Lush product, an item of clothing I’ve had my eye on or a new Blu Ray. I’m terrible at giving myself a treat. I find it difficult to justify spending money on myself which could be put towards other Read More…

Dressing as a Petite Woman

At a petite 5ft 2″ I’ve always struggled when it comes to clothes shopping. Recently I went shopping and failed to buy anything in the four highstreet shops I visited – the clothes were either too long in the arms, too long in length or too boxy for my small frame. The outfits left me feeling like I was wearing someone else’s clothes. Someone’s hand me downs you used to get as a child that never really fitted right. Tips for shopping Shop at places that specialise in petite clothing. Not all places offer this (yet?) and there is only Read More…

Weekend catch up: Baby Metal, Lush and present shopping

It’s my mum’s birthday in a few weeks so dad and I went present shopping together. It’s becoming a bit of a tradition and I enjoy spending time with him. As Saturday was the only day we both have free between now and her birthday, we decided to go then and chose Cheltenham. I also bought other presents for my family for later on in the year. 🎁🎄 Unfortunately I can’t share what I got them in case they’re reading this 😉 but I can share some of the new bits dad and I treated ourselves to. Our first stop Read More…

Weekend catch up and shopping trip

This weekend my dad and I spent some quality time together, just the two of us. We went for breakfast in Brogan’s  (Swindon) and did a bit of shopping. The main reason for going shopping was so I could finish shopping for mother’s day presents. More on that in a couple of weeks (Mother’s day is 26th March in the UK this year). 🙂 We started our day off with breakfast – dad had an ‘Ultimate breakfast’ (previously known as Brogan’s breakfast) and I had a bagle with cream cheese. Both were really good.  After breakfast we headed to HMV Read More…

Cirencester : A Town Guide

Cirencester, Gloucestershire: The capital of the cotswolds. NB. I have also submitted a similar article at Cut Out + Keep. The best thing about Cirencester (or Corinium) is its history. It was the second largest Roman town and has a bunch of historical sites in the town and surrounding villages. On Cotswold Avenue is the site of a Roman amphitheatre. It’s still buried but retains its shape. It’s great for a walk and for taking photos from the top! The Corinium Museum in Cirencester is, as you’d expect, dedicated to the Roman history of the town but also national history. Read More…

Happy Birthday to me!

So, Wednesday (7th) was my birthday! I had the whole week off work and decided to do a little something each day to celebrate. Monday – BBQ As it was early May Bank Holiday in the UK, all my family had the day off work and decided to throw me a birthday BBQ at my house. In true fashion, we had too much food prepared! My sister made me a birthday cake and cupcakes – they were themed around my favourite book as a child. Tuesday – Dinner and a movie Artur surprised me by booking the day off work Read More…