My week pt2Β 

Just a little roundup of last week πŸ™‚ x

Thursday 6th July 

This little fluff ball had her boosters at the vets she was such a good girl and all the staff at the vets commented on how good and pretty she is! 😍 As we were there until 7pm Darren took me out for an all you can eat Chinese buffet at our local Chinese yummy x

Saturday 8th July 

We woke up early today and went to Toby carvery for breakfast it was super yummy!!! Β£12 for 2 all you can eat buffet and bottomless tea&coffee!!! Then we did some shopping and some gardening πŸ›πŸŒ±then headed to my parents to eat food and watch films πŸ™‚ we watched John wick 2 and despicable me 3 ❀

Sunday 9th July

I went to see my nan&grandad as I hadn’t seen them for so long and then when we arrived my cousin’s who I haven’t seen for even longer were there!! Perfect way to round off my week x

Current Favourites

So I dropped the ball on monthly Favourites I did Jan&Feb and kinda gave up! So here’s a roundup of some of my recent Favourite items πŸ™‚

Blue converse. http://wp.me/p3bKtq-Fq

This post explains my love for converse! So when they emailed to say they had a sale on I had to browse! I’d seen these when I went on the website to replace my old classics and thought ooo pretty so when they were in the sale AND I had a 20%code well i think that’s the universe telling me to buy them… So I did!

Lumix camera. My husband is so good to me! I wanted a new camera and saw this one but it was well above my price range but I’d kinda half talked myself into it because this will allow for better content on my blogs and also will help create better vlogs so anyways long story short Darren brought me the camera and I am paying him back what I can and he’s paying the rest πŸ˜€ 

Loose leaf teapot. I have wanted a loose leaf teapot for so long I’ve got a beautiful teapot that my mum brought me for Christmas a few years back but modern loose leaf filters don’t fit inside it so hen we went to York I went to hebden tea shop aka heaven and brought this one for 14!! It’s super easy to use and infuses the tea so nicely none of the leaves fall through and end up in the cup thankfully!!

Original source shower gel. Ummm these smell…so freaking good!!! I’m using Raspberry and vanilla at the moment and have brought the coconut one too!! It leaves your skin smelling amazing and soft too!!!

Khaki shorts. Stop hold up these shirts are #life and they were only Β£4 from boohoo!!! WHAT!!! They are super soft super easy to wear and wash really nicely they keep their shape and they can be dressed up or down I have already worn them to death!!

And finally……my new found love….

 That’s right I am in the ARMY!! Jin and jungkook are life 😍😍 if you haven’t heard of them check them out they are called BTS and they are just amazing their music videos are works of art and their dance routines #dead 😍xx

So that’s it my current Favourites πŸ™‚ 

Natalie xx

The Travel Tag

The lovely Jennie from 50shad3s0fjay tagged me in the travel tag so thank you much for this as in super super excited to answer these questions πŸ™‚ check out her blog&blog post below 😘 x

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1Where are you from in the world? I’m from a little city called Peterborough in England I was born here and have lived here my entire life I grew up in a small little village πŸ™‚

2Have you been overseas?When?Where?I have been overseas a few times I’ve been to Spain, France,Germany,Switzerland and Texas 

3Do you prefer summer or winter?Why? I prefer autumn πŸ™‚ 🍁 I get bored of summer and winter there’s elements of both that I love and elements of both that I hate but autumn is perfect πŸ™‚ however if I’m abroad I prefer summer as the heat is different overseas!

4Summer or winter fashion? I like both I love floral dresses,shorts cute camisole tops sandals and floppy hats but I also like coats scarves boots jeans and jumpers!!

5Where is somewhere you’d love to travel to? Top of the list is New Zealand!!

6Name your essential makeup items for the beach. Ummm suncream does that count as make up? Thats all I’d wear on my face to the beach!

7Are you currently saving up for a trip? Not a trip no but I’m saving up spending money for a trip in 13Days!!!!!

8Do you like/dislike travelling? It depends what transport im traveling in! Aeroplane NO train YES car YES

9Name a place in the world you’d love to shop. To ‘borrow’ Jennie’s answer New York it just has to be the only place anyone would ever want to shop!!

10What is your favourite accent in the world to hear? Irish. 😍

11How many countries have you visited? 5

12Why do you travel? I love to explore I love finding hidden gems trying new foods buying one off finds learning about different places and cultures emersing myself fully into the world around me

13Favourite city or country. York. I love York it’s such an amazing place I know hardly exotic but I’m a homebird at heart!

14Most memorable experience abroad. Other than nearly decapitating myself in Spain I would say visiting Monaco and watching Darren drive a Ferrari around the famous formula 1 bend!

15Best item purchased from abroad. I usually buy things for other people as apposed to myself I’d say in terms of value for money the best purchase was my UGG boots from Texas I got them for Β£55 in England they’d have cost me 150!

16Advice for those who want to travel but think they can’t. Do it. Book the trip. Save every penny I keep all denominations of change under 20p in a jar then out that towards spending money it all adds up also go on websites such as booking.com or lastminute.com for good deals, or if you live in your own place think about house swapping with someone abroad? Look for internships or jobs overseas the possibilities are endless!

17Prefered method of travel? Car or Train

18Top 3 travel items. Camera. Suncream. Phone

19Hostel or hotel. Hotel 100% because of the extra emmenities hotels offer such as dining, washing,gym/spa etc

20Are out a repeat visitor or do you explore new places? A bit of both! For example we went to York for the first time in January and we went back in June as we loved it so much and we are planning a 3rd trip! Also similarly we visited Sherwood forest centre parcs we’ve already been back and have booked for next year already! But also we love finding new places too!!

21 Can you recite your passport#from memory…..ok true story didn’t even know your passport had a passport number hahaha!!!

22Do you read up on your destination for culture/history/safety or wing it? Ok…I read up more for decent places to eat #lifeofanibssufferer! We also read up on interesting or historical places to visit such as museums as that’s our thing I’m a history nerd! 

23Where would you recommend a friend to visit and why? York. I know I know!! There’s just so much to see and do so many quirky cool places and it’s just so nice!!!

24You’re leaving tomorrow and money is no option where are you going? Everywhere! I’m on my round the world trip if money is no option! New Zealand Australia New York California Las Vegas Rome and I’d finish up…in Ireland!! 

25Favourite landmark you’ve visited? Ummm Stonehenge orrr national history museum 

26Beach holiday or travel&explore holiday? Travel and explore I cannot just sit on a beach I want to be out and about exploring!!

That’s it πŸ™‚ so I nominate every person that likes this post!!!

Xx

Summer reading list πŸŒžπŸ“š

Hello my loves πŸ™‚ so I officially have 6days left at work!!! Woooo!! This summer I plan to sit in my garden and read (I also have some very exciting things planned!!) So I thought I’d show you the top 3 books I’m looking forward to reading this summer πŸ™‚ 

Agatha Raisin and the potted gardener by m.c.beaton. As I’ve previously mentioned I inherited the entire Agatha Raisin collection from my great aunt this is book 3 in the series I absolutely love this series it’s so so funny and you’ve no idea what’s going to happen! 

The city cats by Colin Dann. I reviewed king of the vagabonds in my recent Reads 2 post http://wp.me/p3bKtq-Gh this is the sequel and I’m excited to see what’s happened to the cats since the first story ended!

And lastly a boy made of blocks by Keith Stuart I have been wanting to read this for so long but got caught up in all my crime thriller stories so I am definitely going to take a break from them to read this book πŸ™‚

What’s on your read list this summer? Any good book reccomend for me? Comment them down below. 

Natalie xx

Wreck this journal pt2

Hello I thought I’d update you on my wreck this journal journey here’s the pages I’ve done so far πŸ™‚

My favourite is the fill this page with circles page i created these cute little circle creatures that are holding circle balloons πŸ™‚ I am really enjoying this journal it’s such a fun creative idea as my scrapbooks are always very structured or themed so this is a fun way to be creative and think outside my OCD box!

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Recent Reads 2 πŸ“š

Hey guys sorry I’ve been a bit lacking in posts the last term at work is always crazy I have transition reports to write parents evenings leaving parties graduation parties school visits transition meetings it’s just chaos however I’ve got some very interesting fun posts planned for the 6 weeks holidays πŸ˜€ anyways I thought I’d do a little review of the books I’ve read recently πŸ™‚

Into the water Paula Hawkins

Ahhhhhhh this book!!! Ok so it took a while to get into the first part hits you with so many characters places and flitting between past and present but parts 2&3 WOW!!! I enjoyed this more than girl on the train yeps I’m putting it out there!!

The one memory of flora banks by Emily Barr

Ok so I brought this after watching gracewithabookinherface review it on her YouTube I absolutely adore her!! This story for me was a nice easy read I wasn’t expecting the storyline but I won’t read it again it was ok but I’m not raving about it.

The sun is also a star Nicola Yoon

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Ok so if you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know I read everything everything a while back and adored it it was such an amazing debut book and I couldn’t wait to read her next story! The sun is also a star has a similar set out writing wise to EE its from mainly the two main characters POV with the odd chapter from other characters perspective. It’s such a smart funny thought provoking story about how one tiny moment one tiny decision can change your entire life it’s such a lovely book and I 1000%reccomend it.

King of the vagabonds by Colin Dann

Lastly this story was gifted to me by my best friend this story was one of her childhood Favourites and she wanted to share the story with me. It follows a young kitten who lives with his mum and sister they are an old ladies pets but when he learns his dad is a vagabond tom cat he wants to go and live that life style and leave his cushy housecat lifebehind. It’s such a lovely quick read (100pages) and I can’t wait to read the sequel πŸ™‚


I am a bibliophile pt 2 πŸ“š

Hello!! So for part 2 I thought I would share with you a book series that shaped my childhood, a book series that I will love until I take my last breath, a book series that has taught me so much and helped me through tough times, a book series that coincidentally was published 20 years ago TODAY

That’s right Harry potter. 20 years ago today The philosopher’s stone was published and the world met Harry Potter. Now I wasn’t introduced to Harry until his second year I won Chamber of secrets in a handwriting competition and upon finding out that it was a sequel I asked my parents for the first book and there my journey began, I was 10years old at the time so for me I’ve known Harry for 19years and boy am I glad! I grew up with these stories they were my childhood and adolescence they saw me through tough times bullying, GCSEs A-levels illnesses depression you name it these books have been there for me! They gave me some of my most favourite literary characters Luna lovegood Ron weasley Hagrid and of course Hermione, they’ve taught me about life,love,friendship, bravery,loyalty,kindness they’ve taught me to be myself and be proud of who I am, to learn all that you can, to be the best version of yourself and to never give up. I love the books and movies and i will ALWAYS be forever grateful to J.K.Rowling for creating Harry and his world and allowing us to feel special and amazing. I will love this book series in another 10,20 50 years…AlWAYS x

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No. 🚫

Two letters, one little word. Yet do I use it as often as I should….. ironically no, no I don’t. People tell you to say yes more, and whilst I agree that yes can lead to some amazing adventures and opportunities you also need to learn to say no more. I feel we see it as a selfish word a word that couldn’t possibly lead to adventure and opportunities but honestly it’s the word we need to learn above all else. It requires no explanation stop apologising for saying no! These past few weeks I’ve said nothing but yes, I’ve worked longer hours, I’ve gone above and beyond my role,I’ve used my free time to help out others, I’ve used the remaining free time socialsing and although I’ve loved it I am now currently on my 3rd day of being ill because I’m so run down all because I haven’t said no. You need time to relax and recharge, you need time to yourself, you need those lazy weekends you need to learn to say no! So people enjoy life, love live laugh dance create opportunities explore travel try new things……..but say no once in a while too xx

Sunny Saturday Outfit

It is super hot today! The sun is shining and im loving this weather!! 🌞🌞 I havent done an OOTD for so long so thought id show you guys what i am wearing today x

Sandals-asos (old) white vest top Β£1sue Ryder store shorts Β£4 boohoo sunglasses Β£2 primark anklet Β£2 primark (brought as part of a set) necklace-next (old)