Wednesday, 20 April 2011

When i'm alone, I ...

Taking my cues from Kelly, I having a bash at her 25 Things I Do When I'm Alone. I thought her post was awesome and I love to think of these things about myself.

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1. Read

2. Talk to Elvis (My cat, not the singer!)

3. Write lists!

4. Watch one of my TV Boxsets for the gazillionth time

5. Bake

6. Write letters to myself in 5, 10 , 15 years time, etc..

7. Practice elaborate eyeshadow looks

8. Google designer items i'll never be able to afford.

9. Blog!

10. Call my mom

11. Sing along with my REALLY loud music.

12. Imagine my life in 10 years time.

13. Reorganise my kitchen cupboards/makeup/books

14. Sulk/Wish I was somewhere else/Feel Sorry for myself

15. Plan my next months spending & saving (which I never stick to!)

16. Have a long pamper in the bath

17. Plan ways to live in America

18. Start to write a novel (I never get past the first couple of chapters!)

19. Tweet/Stalk people on Facebook/Youtube.

20. Cut out inspirational pictures from magazines.

21. Pretend i'm famous!

22. Read the 'Today's Featured Article' on Wikipedia, in the hope I get to be a contestant on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' one day

23. Spend an hour or 2 painting my nails, only to decide I don't like it and then take it all off.

24. Shop online for stuff I really don't need but buy anyway!

25. Think about what I would like to change about myself/my life!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

While The Cat's Away...

... The mice will play, and play we certainly did!

My parents went to Tenerife last weekend and I took advantage of their 'free house' and had a dinner party for my friends.  I thought cooking for 8 was going to be a nightmare, but I was prepared and everything went very smoothly. I even made home made sorbet and chocolate truffles. Get me! Lol!

We went through 8 bottles of wine, vodka, magners and baileys, danced to the backstreet boys after dinner and played Articulate till 3am. All the signs of a successful night! 

Sorry if there are too many photos, I just couldn't narrow it down any more. As I was cooking, I forgot to take a lot of pictures, so these are a mash up of mine and my friend Michelle's pictures. Enjoy!

The Table Set-Up

Place Setting - I made menus on my computer, I rolled them up and tied with a ribbon bow to make them look pretty.

My 'homemade' Menu

Stuffed Pepper Starters - Ready to go in the oven.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken - Main Course

Me at the cooker.

Everyone ready for dinner!

Grasshopper Pie - This is actually the leftovers. I served everyone a slice with an After Eight stuck in it at an angle. It looked much prettier than this bit. 

My Homemade Truffles

I have no idea what's going on here, I was cooking, but I couldn't not include it. Obviously the girls are throwing their best poses about!

Rachel & Emily's Backstreets Back Dance - They remembered it from school!

Sean playing with the light. I love this picture!

Elvis enjoying the sunshine!

My 'Thank You' flowers and cards from my friends. Michelle bought me some natural lavender bathsalts which I can't wait to try.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

I So Want This...

This being, this bag, I first cast my eyes on the gorgeousness of it on Sofias new post this morning. Headed straight over to Zara to check it out. It's part of their new April Lookbook, which looks amazing! It doesn't say if it's leather or not, but for almost £70 you'd hope so. Emerald is my birthstone, so inevitably Green is my favourite colour. I luuurrrrvvveeee it so much, I may have to take a little trip to Zara come payday! I think it's pefect for my Easter Break in Benidorm coming up....... okay, I'm looking for any excuse to buy it!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Why Do You Blog?!?

This is something i've been wondering a lot about lately, I see an increasing amount of bloggers on twitter who never seem happy with their blogs. Either they don't have enough followers, or they want more comments or they dislike all the negativity and so on and so on. And I just don't get it, I know that blogging does take up a lot of time and effort, but at the end of the day its just a blog. Its a very tiny piece of the internet that I don't think is worth getting upset over. I just wanted to share why I blog and what I get out of it.

I have either been blogging or posting youtube videos for probably about 3 years now and while I haven't ever reached 'Blog-Stardom' or whatever, I still get the same enjoyment from it all. I don't mind if I don't get comments on a post or I don't have a bajillion followers, of course it's always nice to have them but that's not why I do it. I blog because I want to, I blog because it makes me happy, it's something I like to do, I love to plan posts and get excited about the lightbulb flashing in my head when I think of something I want to post. I take great pleasure sitting down at my computer for a couple of hours and writing about something frivolous or girly or something no one in my family is interested in, like makeup or fashion or cooking! I think it was Kelly that said a while ago, that you should blog like nobody is reading, which is what i've always tried to do. 

I know that for me blogging is a hobby, it's never going to pay the bills, it's never going to be put first, in the grand scheme of things it's a very small part of my life and is a long way down the list of  things I have to think about after my home, my job, my friends and my family. I don't have enough time to keep up a regular routine of blogposts, but c'est la vie. I do as much as I can and I don't stress myself out about it. Sometimes I wish that I had time to sit around all day blogging until my hearts content, but thats not how the real world works.

I just read this back and I think I may have gone off the topic a bit at some point, Lol! I want to leave you with this, if you are a blogger or want to start a blog, then do it because YOU want to, not to fit in, not for followers, not for praise, just for yourself. That way you'll always be happy with what you end up with.


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