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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Surprise Presents - Lush, Paperchase & More...

Last night George came home from work with basically a bag of presents for me and I am just so grateful and happy and shocked with them all! He's been working so hard in his job and this month he was rewarded with a nice bonus and pay rise and he did mention he wanted to pick up a few things for me but I had no idea what. I just want to say before I carry on, this really isn't me bragging, I'm just very proud of him and I wanted to show what he got me. I really didn't expect anything so this was such a nice surprise. The last few weeks have been really tough for me with my anxiety and I know I've probably been a brat most days so this was just lovely.

  • I first saw the print from Coconut Lane last week and I thought it just summed me up but I had no idea he would then buy it, I can't wait to put this on our photo wall. 
  • I love the thought behind the diary, he thought it would be good for me to have a little place where I can write down all my feelings or if I'm having a particually bad day I have somewhere to talk about it. I tend to bottle things up and I don't like to bother people when I'm having a really anxious day so this is going to be perfect for me to just write down a few things each time and know it's locked away and no one can see it.
  • He said there was always going to be some sort of chocolate included and he saw the Malteaser chocolates in Tesco and had to get them, how amazing are they? These are without a doubt the best ones in the Celebration tubs at Christmas so these were just the best!
  • I would have never expected the Wicked book but I am so happy and excited to read it! I'm sure you all know by now I love the show so much and I said ages ago I wanted to read the book one day and he found it! I'm really looking forward to seeing what the book is like compared to the show.
  • Lush is always a winner and I ran out of my Christmas bath bombs just last week so he must have known I needed a few more! He got me the Melting Marshmallow moment which is a bath melt, something else I only mentioned recentely. And he also got me the Which Came First Easter Bath Bomb. I can't remember the last time I got a Lush easter bath bomb so I am so excited to use this!
  • The last thing I opened was the Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates DVD. I love this film sooo much. We saw it in the cinema last year and I genuinely thought it was hilarious so this was such a perfect choice. It's just a fun, silly film that is a perfect one to add to our huge collection!
I really can't believe how much effort he went too and how much thought was behind each present. I love all of them and I'm just so grateful for them, I know I don't do much to deserve this so I feel so lucky. Aswell as these he also got me the sweetest Winnie the Pooh card ever. I know I'm going to love reading this post back in the future. 

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

My Motivational Playlist...

Some days I feel like I can conquer the world and take on anything and some days I can barely force myself to shower, on the bad days I like to listen to a bit of music to try and motivate me and get me ready for the day. Music for me is such a help when I'm having a down day, it just changes my mood completely and I find a good playlist can really get me feeling creative and inspired. I love Spotify and I don't think a day goes by I don't use it so I thought I would put together a playlist full of songs I love that motivate me and encourage me every day, and share it with you all. There is a real mix of songs and I don't expect you to find them all motivating for you but these are just a few of my favourites.
1. Ed Sheeran - Barcelona
2. Ed Sheeran - Bibia Be Ye Ye
3. One Direction - Live While We're Young
4. Icona Pop - I Love It
5. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
6. One Direction - Best Song Ever
7. Katy Perry - Roar
8. Moana - How Far I'll Go
9. Wicked - Defying Gravity
10. Hairspray - You Can't Stop The Beat
11. Lighthouse Family - High
12. Clean Bandit ft Louisa Johnson - Tears
13. Fall Out Boy  Immortals
14. Whitesnake - Here I Go Again
15. The Temptations - Get Ready
16. Trolls - Get Back Up Again
17. Trolls - Can't Stop The Feeling
18. Katy Perry - Firework
19. VV Brown - Shark In The Water
20. Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex
21. Craig David - Ain't Giving Up
22. Bon Jovi - It's My Life
23. James Morrison - Undiscovered
24. Sia - Alive
25. Adele - Send My Love To Your New Lover
26. John Legend - Start A Fire
27. La La Land - Another Day Of Sun
28. Scouting For Girls - Heartbeat
29. James Bay - Best Fake Smile
30. Paolo Nutini - Jenny Don't Be Hasty
31. The 1975 - The Sound
32. The 1975 - Girls
33. Bastille - Pompeii
34. Kelly Clarkson - Since You've Been Gone
35. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger

I'm sure I'll keep adding to this playlist over time but so far these are the songs that I find really help my mood and help me so much with blogging and getting stuff done.

Do you have any specific songs that motivate you?

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Impromptu Date Night - Chiquitos & Beauty and the Beast...

Last night me and George had an impromptu date night and as it was so lovely, I wanted to blog about it. I really like doing little posts like this because I know I'm going to love reading back on them one day. 

We hadn't really planned to go out but I had been wanting to see Beauty and the Beast and with everyone saying how good it was, I couldn't wait much longer! So George suggested going and also going for a meal too which is something we haven't done in so long. We decided on Chiquitos because we both love mexican food and they do the BEST nachos! 
We had the sharing nachos to start with beef chilli, OMG you have to try these if you go! They're just covered in sour cream, salsa, guacamole and cheese and you can choose a topping from either beef chilli, spicy chicken or chorizo and cranberry salsa. These are honestly the best nachos I've ever had, just so delicious. I could eat them again right now. For mains I went for the Spicy Chicken Chimichanga with skin on fries (the best chips!) and George had the Pulled Pork Burrito. I absolutely loved mine and it was something I'm not sure I've ever had before. 
After our meal we went over to the cinema and of course had to get ice cream. The sundaes they do at our cinema are so good. I had strawberry cheesecake ice cream which was incredible, and a nutty cream cheese brownie ice cream (I think that's what it was) with hot fudge sauce, cream and marshmallows. I didn't get chance to take a picture but we both had different ones and they were amazing. Now I've spoken about all the food we ate, I should probably mention the film itself. In short, it was beautiful. I wasn't sure what to expect as I'm not the biggest fan of Emma Watson but she was the perfect fit for Belle and Dan Stevens was brilliant as the beast. Emma Watson as Mrs Potts was perfect and just adorable, and Ewan McGregor as Lumiere was one of my favourites. I loved everything about it, the story, all of the cast and the songs! It made me laugh and it made me cry, quite a lot. By the end of the dance scene I was practically sobbing and I didn't really stop then for the rest of it. It was just wonderful. I would love to see it again.
For a Monday, we ended up having a really nice night. I definitely want to get back to going on regular date nights as it's something we used to do quite a lot. Also, if you haven't seen Beauty and the Beast yet, you need too!

Have you seen it? If you have, what did you think?

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Monday, 20 March 2017

5 YouTubers You Need To Watch...

I spend so much of my time each day watching Youtube, more than I'd like to admit, and because of that I've got a few favourites that I think everyone needs to watch. A few you probably already know and a few you might not, all quite unique and different to one another so something for everyone!
Gracie Francesca - I have been watching Graces videos for ages now. She calls herself The Internets Big Sister and that's really what I see her as, she talks about taboo subjects and isn't afraid to speak her mind. What I love about her is that she is just so honest. You don't get that many youtubers who talk about things like sex, contraception and mental health (just to name a few) but Grace has done for a while and I find her videos so refreshing to watch. She's also pretty hilarious and some of blog posts are just gold!

Fabulous Hannah - Hannah is someone I only subscribed to towards the end of last year but I am obsessed with some of her videos! Her baking ones in particular are always so funny. She seems like such a down to earth girl who is just normal and doesn't take herself too seriously. She recently did a very honest what I eat in a day video which was brilliant to watch because normally all you see these people eating is a smoothie and an avocado.

Charlotte Taylor - Charlotte is a relatively small youtuber compared to the last two I've mentioned (she still has almost 10,000 subscribers though!) but I love her! I've been following her blog Write Like No Ones Watching for so long now and I love that just as much as her videos. Her writing and way with words is just beautiful and the love she has for kids just shines through. She seems like the kindest person ever and I would literally love to be her mate. On her channel you can find lots of different things but my favourite are the weekend vlogs and slimming world updates!

Claire Witt - Similar to Charlotte, Claire has around 10,000 subscribers and I've been a loyal one of them for quite a few years now. She does a lot of day in the life videos aswell as grocery hauls and meals of the week. I love watching grocery hauls and Claires are always a favourite of mine, does anyone else just love seeing what food other people buy? I'm so nosy. She lives on a farm with husband and two children and I just love seeing what they get up to every week!

Mark Ferris - Marks vlogs are some of my favourite ever to watch! He's basically best mates with Zoella and I love watching the two of them together. They just have such a laugh and I find myself just smiling when I watch their vlogs of them together, I can go back and watch them over and over. Aswell as his vlogs I love his baking videos, he just seems like such a genuine and lovely person.

So, that's my 5 my favourite Youtubers at the moment, and all ones I think you need to watch and subscribe too!

Do you watch any of these? Who is your favourite Youtuber?

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