Thursday, 8 March 2018

Why I'm Proud to Be Plus Size - #IWD18

Plus size fashion blogger reasons to be proud of your size

Hey Owlets,

Happy International Women's Day! 

I wanted to do something confidence related today to celebrate and I've been wanting to write this post for a while so it was perfect timing.

The world is so full of ignorant people. Overflowing with small-minded haters passing judgement on situations that they know nothing about. I know there are many things in the firing line but one of those that I constantly come across is the attitude towards plus size girls. The idea that once you’re past a size 16 you’re just a blob of fat who’s opinions are invalid (not my words - this is a quote from a “fan”. I won’t give them the satisfaction of being named). But I’d like to tell you something. 

I’m proud to be plus size.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Social Media Scheduling: Buffer Alternatives

Best Social Media Scheduling Automation Apps Alternatives to Buffer

Hey Owlets,

I know I don’t usually write that many blogging related posts, but this one felt important. If you’re not a blogger then apologies, but feel free to have a read of my France travel diary instead - it’s one that I’m very proud of!

You may have noticed hoards of people complaining about Buffer over the last few days. If you don’t know what Buffer is it’s a social media content scheduler, meaning that you can have social media posts going out at any time, with the times optimised to get the most eyeballs on your posts. Buffer has long been a favourite of mine - I’ve used the free version since I started blogging, and okay the ten posts on each network was limiting, but it was useable.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Cruise Ship Tour: Fred. Olsen MV Balmoral

Fred Olsen River Seine Cruise Paris Rouen Honfleur

Hey Owlets,

I know you're probably getting a bit bored of the travel content so I'll try to make this the last one, but chatting to one of my friends gave me a post idea so I wanted to write it while it was still fresh in my mind. We were talking about going on holiday together but she said she wasn't sure about going on a cruise ship because she didn't know what to expect, and this is something I've heard on Twitter a few times too. So today I thought I would give you a tour of my most recent floating home, so you can have a bit more of an idea of what to expect.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Planning Your Time in Paris

Fred Olsen River Seine Cruise Paris Rouen Honfleur

Hey Owlets,

I'm still in holiday mode so I feel like it's the perfect time for another travel post. 

Paris is one of those cities where there is so much to see that you're never going to be able to do it all - especially if like me you only have a day there - so I wanted to talk about what I've learnt from my visit.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Follow Me to France with Fred Olsen

Fred Olsen River Seine Cruise Paris Rouen Honfleur MV Balmoral

Hey Owlets,

If you've been paying attention to my Instagram recently, you may have noticed a bit of a change of scenery, in the form of an Eiffel Tower or two appearing on the grid. Last month I was sat in my pyjamas, bored and a bit sick of the post-festive slump so I started scrolling holiday sites, as you do! I wasn't planning to actually book anything, but when you see a last minute deal to visit France it's kind of hard to say no.

So two weeks ago, I packed a bag and headed for Southampton.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Revisiting Bicester Village: Review

Bicester Village Outlet Oxford Review

Hey Owlets,

Today we're having a bit of a do-over. If you remember back in August I visited Bicester village and was less than impressed. If you haven't already read that post then make sure you take a look so you know what happened before reading the update.

To give you a brief outline, I stopped at Bicester on the way back from visiting family in Milton Keynes. As a blogger I've heard so much about the outlet and it's somewhere that I've always wanted to visit. I wasn't exactly looking my finest as I was only planning to travel home, but I don't suppose you would ever think to dress up to go shopping. When I got there, I was fully aware that the centre wasn't going to cater to anyone of my size, but you know how much of a handbag addict I am, so that was what I was here for anyway! Walking round the shops it became apparent that I perhaps wasn't their usual clientele, but at the point that a shop assistant said " we don't cater for people like you", I was pretty sure I was done and not going to go back.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

The Power of The Internet

Plus Size Blogger Fashion Inspiration

Hey Owlets,

I’ve got a bit of a story and a thank you for you today.

If you were following me on Twitter around the start of November, you may have seen everything kick off, but since it happened I’ve had to retell the story so many times that my family have convinced me to write a blog post.

Back in November last year I was invited to attend an event in West London which I was ridiculously excited about as I’m always looking for an excuse to flex my Oyster card. When I got there however, things really weren’t how I expected. 

Thursday, 11 January 2018

My 2018 Goals and Wishes

goals wishes new years resolutions for 2018 plus size bristol blogger

Hey Owlets,

Happy 2018!! 

I feel like I've posted a lot of "life reviews" over the last few weeks - a review of my 2017 goals, my year in photos and what 2017 taught me so make sure you read those if you haven't already. Now we're actually in the new year, I wanted to look forward instead of back to discuss some goals I have for 2018 - this year I've got less goals as I want to focus on actually achieving what I set myself.