Saturday, 29 June 2013

Help Required - Someone who can actually use Pinterest

Ok so if you follow me on Twitter, if you don't check me out, I'm not interesting but I like people checking me out (winky face) then you will know that I have Pinterest and I don't get it!!! I'm sure some of you are sitting there thinking what is there not to get but I don't get I'm meant to be doing. There are oh so many pretty pictures and I want to "Pin" them, I really do, but I don't know what that means and where I'm meant to put them. I love Instagram, I will sit a like people's pictures of babies, cats, pretty hair styles, flowers til the cows come home but I don't understand Pinterest!!! And I really want to!

So someone help me please???

Friday, 28 June 2013

Prom Night ... 5 years ago!!

So this picture was taken 5 years ago!! Where the heck has all that time gone??? This dress cost me £20 even though I had saved up loads to buy the perfect prom dress and I still have it and can still just about fit into it. My mum did the impossible and sorted us a pink limo in the space of like a week (she has contacts I'm sure of it!) and my parents let me host an after prom party, cue someone being taken to hospital because they took an overdose of ketamine and a girl I didn't know passed out in my playroom. They even let my two younger siblings have them too, yes they are totally crazy!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Nobody on the Right Track

So I had a really great bit of advice this week from Mr Nobody (yeah that's still kinda happening/not happening) which was that if you make yourself smile you are much more likely to actually want to smile. I had never considered that I could actually change my emotions, I just kinda thought they happened (which I guess is why I'm an emotional wreck sometimes!!)

 And it's worked. Nothing has changed about my life over the past few days, work has been as stressful as ever, I'm still fat and overtired and unsure of my path in life but I have a much more positive attitude in general. I have stopped being so snappy and grumpy and that can only be a good thing!! Mr Nobody is very blunt and to the point, he knows exactly what he wants and he knows how to get it which I think is a very admirable trait, mainly because I am completely the opposite. Now don't be getting the wrong idea Mr Nobody is still a Nobody, he's really nice and I like talking to him but it's not a relationship, it's just a good thing I guess.

Where's my sunshine???

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Drama, drama, drama

Sorry I am so rubbish at sticking to things, I knew it was going to be a long shot committing to doing something every day. I am super unorganised, ask anyone, if you look at my desk at work it will look like a bomb has gone off and it looks even worse at the moment as my colleague is off so I have stolen her desk space too!! Also my camera battery has died, I have broken the lead for my iphone and everything is going very wrong at the moment. 

Ok so I am definitely being overdramatic!!

Sunday, 23 June 2013

She's a Killer Queen, Gunpowder, Gelatine, Dynamite with a Laser Beam

In no way am I a great chef. When I was little I wanted to be a cooker, it was years before my parents explained to me the difference between a kitchen appliance and someone who actually cooks food, I think they are the reason that I am now often classified as a bimbo!!

But not as dumb as this I promise!!

However I do love to cook and unfortunately my family do have to put up with my disasters. I always know that something I have made is crap the more my mum tells me it's really nice. She's my biggest cheerleader but she is also a bad liar! Yesterday I made Jamie Oliver's "Killer Jerk Chicken" and I would completely agree with the term killer i.e. I now have no tastebuds left as it was so spicy!!

It looks very unappetising and nothing like the picture in the book. I'm blaming that on the fact that he use chicken breasts with skin on and they are ridiculously expensive so I didn't bother. Also blaming it on the crazy pattern of the plate that it was on. I'm sure the first rule of photographing food is to use a white plate!!

 Its always difficult cooking for my family because you actually have to cook as if you are Jesus feeding the five thousand without his abillity to multiply fish and bread. So as these feeds 4 people in Jamie's book and he used 1 scotch bonnet chilli, I used 2 normal red chillis, simple maths hey but oh my god I wanted to rip out my own tongue, it hurt!

Umm so maybe not this one again!!

As a side note in no way am I a great dancer either as this horrific picture proves (yes I know I am now sharing it on my blog but it's already on Facebook and I've even left myself tagged in). What the actual f*!k am I doing?!? And what song was on to warrant these moves?!? And when the heck did my dress become so short?!? I swear it was longer before I left the house. Life's mysteries I guess or the fact that I had probably just consumed two tequila shots, we will never know!

30 Day Snap # 23 // Chocolate cake for breakfast

It is actually impossible to take a picture of this little one without him either having his eyes closed or grimacing rather than smiling. He has the cutest smile but he just can't do a posed smile but then I guess neither can I!
Also sorry about the state of the kitchen, this is why I can never take nice pictures of food because there are always heaps of crap in the background. It's because our kitchen is tiny and the first room you come into the house (and I literally mean the first, its in our conservatory) and do you know how hard it is to cook for 8 people!! More on that to follow later I promise!

Saturday, 22 June 2013

30 Day Snap # 22 // All the Small Things

It's always the little things that make you smile and this cute shopping list that my little brother wrote has me beaming. He is only 5 and he wants to make a cake today so he has written down the ingredients (I told him the letters) but he does that cute thing where he puts his finger down between words to make spaces and giggles when he realises that butter starts with the word "but" (he thinks he's being super rude and I gasp in mock shock that he dares to say such a rude word) Sometimes when you feel like you haven't got much to smile about, its all the small things

Friday, 21 June 2013

Tears Before Bedtime

I'm sorry I have been very rubbish this week at blogging, my 30 day snap has taken a nose dive and I promise I will return all guns blazing tomorrow!!

If I know you and we speak in person you have to promise not to talk to me about this post. I am much better at dealing with my emotions online than in person. This week has been stressful, I won't go into details but I have been an utter bitch to be around at times and to everyone that I have hurt, I apologise. There have been many tears and I don't know how to stop them or how to make myself feel more human. I have (as many people do I believe) good times and bad times for no reason in particular and this week has been bad but I feel like I'm getting back on track. Thanks for sticking by me and much love xxx

Sunday, 16 June 2013

30 Day Snap #16 // Sisters are doing it for themselves

So these are my two beautiful sisters and they mean the world to me. Today we went to wagamamas and had a father's day meal.. I can't believe how similar these two look, I am the only one that looks properly like my mum but I have really chipmunk cheeks so my eyes totally disappear when I smile, beautiful I know!! 

30 Day Snap #15 // Rihanna Baby

Sorry for the late post but I will hope you can forgive me because yesterday I went to see Rihanna!! It was amazing, absolutely amazing. We drove down to Twickenham and it was absolutely chucking it down!! We were convinced we were going to get soaked, so brought some crappy plastic ponchos and crossed our fingers but luckily it stayed dry for the whole concert. I was a little bit concerned as I now how crazy people can get and my friend that I went with is 25 weeks pregnant so I was a bit protective of elbows and people jumping but it was all good. The performance was great!!

Happy Father's Day

My Dad is very special to me and yes I know that everyone says that but to me its very true. I love him with all my heart and while no one is perfect, I wouldn't change a thing about my relationship with him.

He always finds time for his six children. Six children, I hear you think, that's crazy and yes it is! However mum and dad have both worked very hard to give us the life and love that at times they didn't experience. If I have a problem I know who to go, emotional my mumma, practical my Daddy. He was the person I called when I crashed my car in the ice and held me in his arms while I cried but he was also the person that told me that my boyfriend wasn't worth it when he left me in tears. He would do anything for me and would do anything for my friends too.

He's a joker and he has a rude sense of humour which I share. I also share but he is also a great practical joker too. My favourite joke he has played was when he replaced the tv from the box that our neighbour had delivered to our house with bricks and then when she came and collected it she dropped it on the floor and I couldn't contain myself while my Dad calmly told her the tv would be fine, while she fussed over it. They didn't find it so funny but if you can't laugh then what can you do and that's a great lesson I have learnt from him.

So I just wanted to say Daddy that I love you with all my heart xx

Friday, 14 June 2013

30 Day Snap #14 //Goodbye Work, Hello Weekend

So this is my work. Work meet blog readers, blog readers meet work and now to forget all about you for the rest of the weekend (not you blog readers, I can never forget about you!!). I am one of those people that have a really boring sounding job (my actual title is an "Account Handler/Estimator") and then when I explain it to someone its even more boring and I wish I had never started as they just look at me as if I'm an alien (You work out prices for print jobs, umm ok - moving on) But I like my job 90% of the time, even though it is the thing I complain about most but then it is only the thing I am most likely to be doing during my waking hours.

So now getting ready to go out, have no idea what to wear so I'm just sipping wine and reading blogs, I'm a pretty good procrastinator and now Eminem has now come on the music channels, my Friday is complete!!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

30 Day Snap #13 // Twinkle Twinkle Little Moon

Feeling down so no words to say, just a pretty picture of the moon. Can't wait for the weekend

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

30 Day Snap #12 // Super Selfie

Why is it that I only take pics of myself when I look awful?? I am super tired, really grumpy and I've had enough, so pjs and bed it is! 

Night my lovelies

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

30 Day Snap # 11 // Where is this month going??

So I hate birds!! Absolutely terrified of them. I hate their eyes and their feathers and their beaks. I hate the way they flap their wings so it figures that my dad now seems to be starting his own bloody aviary. All right, maybe I'm exaggerating, maybe its only 5 geese but I still don't want them near me.

On Friday a man laughed at me because I freaked out that a pigeon flew back towards me and my friend loves to bring up the time we went to a bird of prey show and we had to leave because I had a meltdown. A European Giant Eagle Owl touched my hat when it flew over my head, I knew it was going to happen but the woman said that if you moved the bird would attack you, yeah great!!!

So the little buggers above think its fun to wake me up at 5am in the morning and try to bite the tyres on my car!!

Monday, 10 June 2013

30 Day Snap # 10 // Countryside Living

It's difficult to always remember the joy in what you have. It's easy to covet other people's lives without stopping to think about how good you already have it. On my bike ride today after work I couldn't stop thinking how beautiful the place is where I live. I love living in the countryside and while I couldn't take any pictures on my bike ride as I didn't take my camera (I am way too clumsy to take anything expensive on a bike ride!!) when I got home I made the short walk to the end of my drive and started snapping!! 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

MUOTD -- Summer Pinks

So I was going to call this post MOTD but it sounded strangely familiar until I realised that MOTD is the acronym for Match of the Day and I'm not really a football person. 

I don't normally wear that much makeup. I would love to be more outgoing with my choices but I am worried that I will look like a clown// spend too much money on stuff I won't even use// look like I'm trying too hard etc etc. I also never used to be that girly but especially since reading a lot of beauty blogs I have really wanted to experiment more and this is my attempt.

Ok so the pictures aren't great (I think its because I use an SPF foundation and primer which can give you a ghostly pale look and also because I'm not really sure what I'm doing - help much appreciated) 

I am using my usual Revlon Photoready Primer followed by Bourjois Paris Correcting Concealer. I don't wear concealer all the time but I've been feeling extra tired recently and can't seem to get rid of the literally massive bags under my eyes. I then used No 7 Stay Perfect Foundation (sorry not sure of the colour but think its Calico)and to keep this in place I used No 7 Translucent Pressed Powder

Now onto my new Topshop products. Firstly I brought the face palette in Kick Start. I used the the palest colour on my eye lids to my brow and then used the next darkest colour on just my lids and the gold just above my lash line. I never wear eye makeup but was really pleased with the outcome. I then used the pink colour on my cheeks but the coverage wasn't great and I prefer my usual pink blush. On my lips I then used Topshop Lip Bullet in Covet. I loved the colour and the easy application.

What do you think of the new look? Any tips much appreciated 

30 Day Snap # 9 // Topshop Haul

As I promised yesterday here is a picture of my new makeup and brushes from Topshop. I will do a post later of the makeup actually on but I would just like to say I am really happy with the way these apply. I brought some brushes as I am always applying my makeup with my fingers and making a right mess of it, so after reading some of your beautiful blog posts about makeup I thought I would try and finesse my technique. I'm still not there quite yet!!

Saturday, 8 June 2013

30 Day Snap # 8 // All snapped out

So I have a serious case of picture block

Is that even a real thing?!?

Every picture I have taken today for today's 30 day snap post I have hated with a passion and deleted with vehemence. And its not like I haven't done anything today. On days where I have literally done nothing other than work, read blogs and watch tv I have found many a suitable photograph subject but today where I have spent all day out and about I have found nothing that I like. I went to Norwich and did some shopping and spent an atrocious amount of money in Topshop on makeup (post to follow tomorrow) and then had a lovely lunch with my friend Spex at Pizza Hut. 

Then me and my friend Debs decided to go out for dinner at the Waveney (I have posted pictures of the food here before) and had a lovely Cajun Chicken burger and we shared a lemon possett for dessert (check out my instagram picture feed - yes I know I could have used that picture on here but I don't want you to think that all I do is take pictures of food!!) After dinner of many giggles and chat, we carried this on over a cup of tea and I felt her baby move!! It was the best feeling ever and I am so excited!

So you have a picture of my laptop while I'm typing my blog post in my pjs snuggled in my duvet (yes I am fully aware that my bedding looks like it should belong in a porno - it has leopard print, satin and suede effect - it wasn't my choice!!!)

Friday, 7 June 2013

30 Day Snap # 7 // Pansy Perfection

Today has been a long day. This week has been a long week. I am so glad its the weekend and I can get some much needed sleep. I actually really like my job. You may not get that impression but I enjoy the fact that every day is different, I am happy that I have a professional job at the young age of 21. I have worked hard to get where I have but I am still trying to find ways of coping with the stress and the pressure. Something that has made me smile today are these beautiful pansies in a hanging basket by my bedroom. Looking forward to a sunny weekend 

Thursday, 6 June 2013

30 Day Snap #6 // One of your 5 a day??

Totally the BEST breakfast I have EVER made myself on a Thursday morning!! What could be better than Nutella and strawberries?!? 

Isn't it weird how sometimes you get certain words stuck in your vocabulary and you can't get rid of them? The one at the moment is "totally" and before that it was "super" Every time I say it I inwardly cringe, it makes me sound like a giant bimbo. 

So once again I worked and then came home and then watched tv, boring life I lead!! I actually just cried at a tv programme, I need to get a life!!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

30 Day Snap #5 // Chillaxing

I am ridiculously tired at the moment and I am working so hard. I just want to sleep for days. I know people think how tired can an office job be and explaining my job to people is enough to send them to sleep but dealing with the public everyday is just tiring. Being nice and polite and helpful is hard work, knowing the answer all the time and dealing with everyday issues is just stressful. How the heck are you meant to combine efficient and nice, polite and stressed?!?! My boss and I had an argument once that I was too blunt and seeing as we had an argument about it, I guess I am. So after working today, I went food shopping and now I am going to watch Hannibal, read some blogs and look at some recipes.

Toodlepip my lovelies

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

30 Day Snap #4 // Told you I was chubba

So I know this looks really unappetising but it was really bloody good. I know people get up on the high horses about how they never eat McDonalds, its so bad for you, it's fattening, it has too much salt/sugar/things that aren't real foods etc. but I think people need to get over it. No I don't condone eating it every day but for a once in a while treat then bloody hell why not?!? Went to the cinema today and watched the Purge with my sister after work. Literally drove straight home, picked up my sister and drove to Norwich. The film was really good and on the way home we picked up McDonalds for tea

Monday, 3 June 2013

30 Day Snap #3 // Working It

Today I have been working in the office (yeah story of my life) and thought I would post you a picture of my outfit for today. I found this skirt in my wardrobe and wondered why I hadn't worn it in absolutely ages. Then at work today I found out why, the zip is completely buggered and had split open by about 10.30 this morning. Really embarrassing and now I'm sharing it on the internet, go figure.

Ridiculously tired and working again tomorrow, really looking forward to doing it all again...maybe

Sunday, 2 June 2013

It's all about me....

So if you regularly read my blog you will have noticed that it's changed a bit today. I have tried to personalise it a bit more and make it a bit more me, I hope you like it.

I'd really like to get a header bar thing with "home" and "about me" etc. but I don't know how to do it!! So what I'm really hoping is that one of you lovelies will know how and will be able to give me some tips. Yeah I could totally google it but I don't know what they are called and as my IT teacher always used to say Google cannot read your mind, you have to tell it what you want.

So any help, any suggestions, any articles you can push me towards then I would totally love you forever!

Also please keep on checking out my 30 Day Snap pictures, it's not too late to get involved!!!

30 Day Snap #2 // Sunday Frolics in the Sun

The weather today has been beautiful so I have spent the day in the garden. In my picture I am lying in my brother's new car taking a picture of the picturesque blue sky. I then took him around the drive as he is now hoping to do a 5 day driving course later on this month. He has never driven before and he didn't stall once which I was super impressed with. We tried to go into second (my drive is quite long and my dad's yard is at the top so there is room to get into second I promise!!!) and nearly ended up in the conifer hedge. I had forgotten how hard it is when you first start to learn to drive to change gear without looking at the gear stick.

Now off to Zaks to eat my partial body weight in curly fries, toodlepip my lovelies

Saturday, 1 June 2013

30 Day Snap #1 // Hungover Lady In Red

Super excited to be taking part in the 30 Day Snap that I heard about from Louise over at Sprinkle of Glitter

Today you only have a picture of my new skirt from ASOS but no face as I am super hungover today and suffering from a kidney infection (this equals a horrible combination). I love this skirt, it's not normally a length I would go for but this makes me feel girly yet professional all at the same time. I have a green version without the box pleats at the top as well which I wore to work on Thursday and got multiple comments that I looked like a school teacher - You would not want me teaching children, firstly I swear way too much and secondly I am too impatient - I am fully aware of my flaws

Yesterday I went to Lincoln to hang out with one of my really good friends. She goes to uni in Lincoln and because I missed out on all the partying and the student life she very kindly offered me to come and experience this with her and her friends. They all made me feel really welcome (thanks guys) and I had a really good night. However today after multiple vodka and red bulls that only cost £1(!!!!!) I am feeling rather sorry for myself. I am not a good drinker. But I had to man up and drive home for 3 hours. 

Super tired now so I'm off to bed, come back tomorrow for another picture and if you want to join in then please do!!!

Lots of love