20-something wine-downing, cat-snuggling, over-sharing, reluctant "grown-up".
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Don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate. The idea of a little square of chocolate every day for the whole month of December is one that brings me joy. However, recently I have been really interested by the other advent options that are out there. Any sort of surprise gift every day is a win in my eyes so I have decided to cover a few of the most popular alternative Advent calendars available this year.
I have been a vegetarian for six whole months (yay!), and I get that that isn't a long time, but hey, we all start somewhere, right? That’s what I want to talk about today. A few people have mentioned to me over the past few weeks that they are considering becoming a vegetarian (most of them don’t eat a whole lot of meat anyway. I ate a lot so it was a pretty weird transition, but if I can do it, so can anyone :)) and I’m always too excited to word may response properly, so I thought I would write it here, so that if anyone needed that last bit of encouragement to quit meat, they could get it!
I am scared of everything. Large bodies of water, groups of teenagers, the gap between the train and the platform - I won’t even go on ghost trains at the fair. I am a grade A wimp. So quite how I ended up working at a horror attraction, I am not sure, but I love it. Here are some things that you might not know about horror attractions!
As a fan of all of the multitasking, I figured it was about time I wrote a blog post explaining why I’ve been such a crappy blogger at the moment and giving a health update as several people have asked for a year-on follow up from my CFS/Fibro vlog.
You may remember that a while ago I set myself the challenge of reading every Jacqueline Wilson book that had been published since my birth, as some sort of weird semi-midlife crisis. I was all set to start, but then other books happened. And I got a little carried away with life. But finally, this week, I picked up one of my favourite ever Jacqueline Wilson books, The Illustrated Mum.
I’ve declared my love for Mark Edwards’ books plenty of times on this blog, however, after reading Catch Your Death and being a tiny bit disappointed (it just wasn't as amazing as his others!), I was a little wary about The Devil’s Work. I needn’t have worried. In true Mark Edwards’ style, it was breathtaking.
The kind folk at Volair Spa at Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park invited myself and a few other bloggers to come and experience their spa and I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Spoiler alert: it was amazing.
If you’re anything like me, you just imagine that lipstick is all made the same way, on a big conveyer belt, before finding it’s way to the shops, then your makeup bag, and eventually, your lips.
Turns out, it’s so much more than that. It’s so much more interesting than that, and it’s a freaking science!
It's 1am on a Saturday morning and I am awake. I would like to say that it's because I'm out clubbing and having a wonderful time (though blogging in a club is where even I would draw the line!), but it's simply because, I cannot get to bloody sleep!
I make no secret of the fact that I love cats. In fact, if you've been around me for more than 5 minutes I've probably bored you to death with tales (or tails ;)) of my own furry baby. My phone background is the time my bearded dragon Dobby met Squidge for the very first time. I have cat scarves, jewellery and even an umbrella (thanks to Purrfect gift box). I threw my cat a birthday party for heavens sake.
I have always been a big Jacqueline Wilson fan - her books were such a huge part of my childhood but I struggled to keep up with them as I grew up and eventually I just kinda seemed to not bother. So here I am at 24 and a half and I have challenged myself to read ALL OF THE BOOKS. I headed to google to find out exactly how many books the Queen had written and no one could give me a good answer, but it's clear that there is a whole load. I do know that it was over 100 in 2014... That's a lot of books.
Summer in the City is the UK's biggest Youtube gathering and I was lucky enough to go to the first day, which is the Creator Day. I also beat Steven dressed as a sumo.
Today's post is a guest post from Katherine-Alice about how to go green during your period.
The lovely people over at Bearfaced Groceries sent me some food to try and challenged me to put together a few recipes - so here they are!
Okay, so I had decided a while ago to not write any individual book review posts and to group them together, however, for this book, I needed to give it its own post.
Subscriptions are the ultimate present to yourself and I am a huge fan. Over the past few years I’ve subscribed to several, from the well known beauty boxes, to super cute indie stationary, however, never have I been as impressed as with ‘My Purrfect Gift Box’.
Although New York is known for being pretty pricey-beans, there are some great things you can do for free.
In true Codie style, I have not kept up with a monthly series I wanted to do! It seems I am too much of a free spirit and cannot be tamed by my own schedule. To make up for my all round uselessness, I’ve decided to review the most recent books I’ve read since my last proper book blogger post.