Remember

We know what happened, we know where and when, we feel different when we think about it. We think about things that ought to be thought about, the things that we cannot forget. Time continues while we stop and remember, times, dates, places, names. Phrases like brave swam our heads as we remember. Whether we are young or old, we think, we feel, we act. Silence is held while we show respect no matter what we are doing. In those minutes we stop we remember all, all we’ve been told and heard. Seeing the symbols around the room fills heads with respect, a reminder of what happened and why we live the life we do. Remember.

 

This post is different from the normal things that I post about and honestly next week’s post will be different but I felt compelled to write this. I thought it was important to me this week and to others that I right this.

Abbie xx

November Do’s & Dont’s

Hello lovelies

November November… this year has gone by so fast. I can’t believe that it’s almost Christmas! Anyway today I thought I would do you all some do’s and don’ts for this November.

  1. Do Moisturise

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At this time of year I tend to find my skin gets extremley dry and looks red, however since i have been using the Freederm Perfecting Moisturiser religiously my skin hasn’t been so dry and red.

2. Don’t under estimate the cold

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Since I’m still at school, I am still used to those early start which in the winter can be the worst. November mornings are going to be so chilly my advice is never leave the house without a coat, trust me you will be thankfully for it if, like me, you have to walk to school.

3. Do make the most of it.

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When I say this I mean enjoy November before the busy Christmas period begins. Spend the darker evenings cwtched up inside with a good old film and candles, yes lots of candles.

4. Don’t forget the winter accessories

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You cannot forget about the hats, scarfs and gloves this November. Now I abosultely love these now I am going to start wearing these back and forth to school no matter what! You can get really pretty scarfs from places like New Look or Primark.

5. Do try and get some great photos

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So this one is alittle belated, but it was bonfire night yesterday, the perfect time for a photo op. Try and capture little things this month, to create memories like no other. (These were photos I took last night at a fireworks display I went to with my boyfriend and his family)

6.Don’t get to down

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This is a hard one but try not to get to down about anything. I know that sometimes things don’t always go as planned but remember there is always something better ahead. Just alittle advice for anybody who might be feeling alittle down this Novermber.

7. Do remember the Berry Tones

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Currently I am loving wear browns and those autumnal shades on my lids. However, I will definatly be bring in some shimmery shades onto my eye lids as we head into November. Lips wise towards the end of November I can ensure you that the berry tones will be making an appearence.

Abbie xx

A Belated Halloween

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Halloween has just passed for another year, I cannot believe how fast this year is going! Anyway this year I have felt like halloween really and truely has spread out over an entire weekend. Halloween for me has never really be a big deal but with a change of schools and this idea in my head to try new things I went for it!

Pumpkins! Eventhough I have never really been a fan of Halloween, I think ever since I was able to I have done pumpkin carving. This year I attempted to recreate Tinkerbell, I found a template on google and used it to help stencil out my design. Then comes the tricky part… I spend a good 15 – 20 minutes using various things to to carve out my Tinkerbell, I’m not going to mention the amount of times I almost cut myself with the sharp knife. (NOTE  don’t use a sharp knife without an adult)! Eventually, I managed to create the Tinkerbell pumpkin along with a minnie mouse one too.

Speaking of Tinkerbell, I decided to dress up as Tinkerbell, I know this isn’t actaully your scariest costume but I thought it was cute and that it simple. I hired a costume from this fancy dresss warehouse called Script & Screen. I curled my hair as I wanted Tink to be alittle more glam like the makeup I did. I also went as a Cat another night – again this was pretty simple but it was easy to achieve a balck skirt, top and jacket with a pair of warm tights. Not to mention the cat ears from Claires I believe. (Which I have no photos of…sad face)

As for October 31st itself, I spent this with my boyfriend and his friends. We had a fire and marshmallows outside. I thought this was a really good way to enjoy halloween espeically at the ages we are now. It was chilled and just wonderful, I can’t believe I never thought about doing it before. This is definaltley an idea for those of us who don’t like the scary things!

Happy Belated Halloween

Love

Abbie xx

 

Your October Update 2016

Hello Lovelies, I thought I would make this a small feature on my blog by giving you an update each month. I feel like this is a way I can let you guys know what I am up to and enjoying!

With these dark and colder mornings there is nothing like candles. Currently I am loving candles in the morning, they make my room feel festive and offer that sense of warmth and love. Even though it is only Autumn my candle is actually called Snow White, so you’ll have to forgive me for the Christmas candle. Anyways… I am also currently  in love with my reading again! These colder nights cal for nothing more than a cup of tea, a blanket and a good read. I am reading at the moment the Watersong series by Amanda Hocking which I am falling in love with. I am also re reading the Girl Online Books by Zoe Sugg aka Zoella, which are becoming two of my all time favourite reads. (Hint Hint I can’t wait until I can read the third instalment of Penny’s adventure) Speaking of Zoe.. that brings me onto another thing that I love all year round but especially these coming months is watching Youtube. I love coming home for a day at school and sitting down and watching a Vlog or main channel video. The Autumn videos are some of my favourites because I enjoy seeing what people are up to but also their style, makeup and hair for the season.

I am also really enjoying watching TV when I can with The Great British Bake off and Strictly Come Dancing on nothing gets better than sitting down on a Wednesday and Saturday evening with a few snacks and hot drinks and watching these programmes. I find when these sort of programmes appear on TV you know its the start of the Autumn season. Again for me its also got to be the classic films like Twilight or Harry Potter or even Grown Ups if you want a little more of a laugh (yes these are my go to films!) but honestly right now having a film on in the evening is the best feeling ever.

As far as what  I am up to, I am really busy with school work, ALevels is definitely a huge step up from GCSE’S. I am currently also busy writing post for you guys which I am hoping you are going to love, as we are coming into the Christmas seasons and I have a lot planned for the next two months of this year. If you haven’t guessed already I LOVE CHRISTMAS! I’m still currently in the process of thinking about room ideas as I am hoping soon that my room will be getting a makeover.

As far as school is going, well it’s going okay! Sometimes I come home and think to myself today wasn’t the best for all sorts of reasons but other days I come home and think I’m loving it there. I am absoultely starting to settle into the school now, I’m making tones of new friends and starting to understand the school itself.

Let me know what you are loving this October and what you are up too.

Abbie x

Autumn Has Arrived






I absolutely love Autumn and everything that comes with it! Even though I hate the cold and I’m always the one to get cold first, I love the dark mornings and the colder evenings. Even though summer is an amazing time of the year when I get to spend time outside in the sun with my Friends, I feel that Autumn is a time to spend cwtched up indoors with family and friends.

I have to say one of my favourite things about this time of the year is the fashion! I adore bobble hats, I find that they are cute and add something more to an outfit. I purchased mine from Primark this year, so it’s not an expensive one yet it’s still really really nice and warm!! Boots are another one of my favourite Autumn fashion items, around this time of year I am always wearing these with jeans or a skirt and tights.

CANDLES! I am a little obsessed with my candles even when it’s not autumn time. In my room over the coming months will appear more autumn candles. It makes a room so much more cosy when you’ve got candles lit I find. It’s the same with fairy lights, I find they make a room so comfortable when you have fairy lights (perfect for the darker nights and mornings). Talking of comfort, I have to say one of my favourite things about the season is the darker nights where I can stay indoors and watching films. This is one of my absolutely favourite ideas for a date night or even a family night in.

What isn’t there not to love about this season! I cannot wait to pick up pumpkins and start thinking about my designs on them. I love pumpkin carving in October I just find something about it festive. On that note with the mention of pumpkins…HALLOWEEN is nearly upon us and let’s be honest we all know what Halloween is like – watch this space for Halloween Makeup and Costume!

Happy Autumn

Abbie xx

Your September Update

Hello…

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Now I know there was no post last sunday but changing schools comes which lots of new things like tones of homework! I’m really sorry about that but this week I thought I would let you guys into a little treat.

I’ve started my new school and honestly its wonderful! But it does mean that the blog has taken a back seat for these last two week (sorry again guys) but I’m hoping that we can get back on track, back to blogging! Over these last few weeks I have thought about the up and coming months and the festivites that are on their way. I have so many different blog post planned for you and I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for them.

So here’s what I am planning…

  • Autumn Essentails and Why I Love Autumn
  • Halloween Blog….
  • Autumn baking blog
  • Bonfire Festivities
  • UnBoxing Zoella’s New Book – Girl Online Going Solo !!!!
  • Room Tour… (this is up in the air at the moment)
  • Birthday Blogs…
  • Lots and Lots and Lots and Lots of Christmas related blogs

I hope your getting as excited as I am about this. Sorry this is a short post but your going to get more post soon. Watch this space…

Abbie xx

 

 

Hello and Goodbye… Changing Schools

I came up with this this blog post idea, it’s not like most of my blogs when I’m talking about beauty or lifestyle. I feel (at this point when I’m writing this post) like I am sitting down just talk to you on a personal basis which I think in some ways makes it an even easier to write. I’ve got my cup of tea and blanket, I am ready to write…

In my currect school I’ve made so many amazing memories. I’ve made friends for life in that school but now I finally feel it’s time for a change! I am not one who like change, in fact I HATE it..but sometimes we all have to leave our comfort bubble.Being in school where I am has made me very happy  (most of the time), don’t get me wrong I’ve had a rocky ride with friendships and people but without it all I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Due to my rocky time, it wasn’t really until this year that I think I truley found life long friends! Sadly we are all taking different paths this year, and I wish everybody the best of luck! (you all know who you are)

I’ve made the decision to leave my current school for the next chapter of my life and for once, I am finally stepping out from my comfort zone. I feel that moving to a different school will help me move forward as a person. I’m looking forward to starting somewhere new but I am so really nervous. I don’t like change and I find sometimes I am too shy for my own good. This decision hasn’t been easy, I’ve spent months thinking about whether I should leave or stay. I’ve spoken to family and friends on their advice but ulimately it’s all my decision.

Starting in this new school, I’m going to make myself promise to not look back on the past. Well… not completely don’t look back, I mean I am going to look back but only at the positive things for me. It’s time to move forwad with my life and try new things and become a happier person generally. I’m taking a risk with this choice as I know it’s going to be hard. I want to try new things, meet new people and have new experiences.

Even though I am moving on, I will not be lossing contact with my currrent school and the people there. I think one of my closest friends who is staying there would track me down if I lost contact with her! My younger sister is also still in the school so I am still going to hear all the gossip and drama going on! If I have any advice for people in a simiular situation it’s this, Do whatever you feel is right, don’t worry what others think or say. At the end of the day, it’s your life and you’ve got to make these choices. Remember this too, if you get to wherever you choice and after a while you decide it’s really not right for you then there are options for you and help for you. Be you and be happy.

I know this wasn’t my usual type of blog post but I thought I would share with you guys my experiences of A-levels and difficult challenges/choices I make. I hope this helps at least one of you.

Abbie xx

Norfolk 2016

For this summer holiday, me and my family ventured out to the wonderful Norfolk for two weeks. I have always found that going away for two weeks is one of the most relaxing and calming things ever. It’s a long drive from our home to the campsite where we were staying but it was honestly one of the nicest caravan sites I’ve been too. The site was peaceful at night and even in the day it wasn’t overally busy. After setting up our pitch (one of the most stressful parts of the holiday might I add) we enjoyed the tranquility and peacefulness of the site.

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As for Norfolk itself, I must admit I’ve never known a place as beautiful. The landscape that surrouneded us was like something out of a book, absoultey goregous. We took walks along the river almost ever day within the first week, in Hoveton and Horning. In Horning me and my sister found this outdoor table tennis table, we spent a good 1/2 an hour playing. (I’m definalty not a natural player!) This is one thing I love about going away is the time we get to spend as a family, often at home we are all so busy that it’s nice while we are away to spend time together. One of the most increadabile days out from our time in Norfolk was spending a day on a boat. My dad grew up holidaying on boats and was like a child at christmas when we hired one. My family and my Grandparents spent the day relaxing a chilling out of the boat and having a laugh when something happened. We had amazing weather aswell which made the day twice as increadable – me and my sister even ended up sitting on the back of the boat sun bathing. I would definalty do this again, it was one of the most peaceful things I think I have even done. If any of you visit here or someplace simular it’s worth spending that little extra to go on a boat for the day.

Spending time with my family this summer was brilliant, we ended up in our second week visiting Stow Mill, which was stunning. It had be restored and we were able to look around inside and see what each level would have been used for. Me and my sister also had our childhood memories moments when we decided to attempt to sculpt a boat out of the sand just like our day used to do when we were younger. I think it turned out okay in the end!  We also visited Norwich while we were away, and even though it was pretty simular to Cardiff it was still lovely to go round a look at the beautiful city. Towards the end of our holiday we spent two days on a beach in Horsley. Now there was something quite spectaular about this beach and that was the fact that there was a colony seals there. It was a moment I will never forget seeing the seals becasue they aren’t common. I spent almost an hour taking photos and watching the seals. It was amazing when we were in the sea and the seals would come towards you, they are so inquizative.

These two weeks were amazing, I will never forget them. If you are looking for somewhere to visit for a week or two but you don’t want to go abroad, I would definalty recommend the Norfolk Broads. The Broads are increadible when you drive through, it’s a moment you won’t forget. I think my family will definalty be visiting the borads again. I hope you are all enjoying your summers.

Abbie x

 

Tea and Toast

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Dear Blog Readers,

Recently I went for coffee with my mum (and her friends), and I thought it was absoulty lovely! We went to Waterloo Tea, Wyndham Arcade, in Cardiff and honeslty the tea was amazing. I have to admit that I love a good cuppa, and this is definalty a tea lovers delight. I had the Earl Grey tea when I was there, if I had to describe it in one word it would be extrodinary! My mum had a latte, so if your not a tea lover then Waterloo Tea offers coffee aswell.

I love the fact that the tea comes in a cute little teapot and you are given a timer to show you when the tea is perfectly brew. This was so individual, I have never seen anything like this before in any tearooms I’ve visited. I thought that having this system ment that the tea tasted the best. Also, on the table there were clipborads with information about the different teas which is again very unique as I haven’t seen that anywhere else before. The atmosphere in the cafe itself was amzing with was so calm but there was also this chatty element to it aswell. Disbite the title of this post I did not have toast with my tea, I actually had cake. Me and my mum shared a slice of carrot cake and a slice of ginger cake. Both piece of cake were absoulty gorgeous, I could have eaten the entire cake! I would definalty recommend either of these cakes if you ever visit this stunning cafe. It’s ideal for a place to meet up with friends or relatives. I will definalty be returning to Waterloo Tea when I am next in Cardiff with my family, boyfriend or friends.

Hope your having an amzing summer so far!

Abbie xx

Survival Guide: Long Car Journey

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Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last post! I hope you enjoyed reading it, and I hope it helps at least one of you. Anyway I thought as it’s August now and most of you are mostly likely going away or have been away. I’m going away and wanted to share with you my packing tips and essentails to survive a long car journey!

My Essentails

  • Phone
  • Headphones
  • I-pod
  • Chargers
  • Sun Glasses
  • Pillow
  • Cosy Socks
  • Magazine/Book/Kobo
  • Pen and Paper

Since I’m spending about 5 hours in the car I’ll need to keep myself busy, so these are just a few of the essentails I’ll be taking with me in the car. I struggle to sleep in the car but I find that having a pillow and cosy socks and clothing make it more relaxing. I also chose to wear comfortable clothes, not jeans or a fancy top. I’ve gone for a pair of leggins and vest top to keep me cool in the car, as it can get warm.

I also like to take some other things in the car like drinks and snacks,this is mainly becasue it keeps me going in the car. I also find that the car journey’s can seem like a lifetime but I find that thinking about the fun at the end of them helps (thats alittle tip for you)

Remember to have fun and relax on your long journey! Enjoy your trip wherever you are going!

Abbie xx