Friday, 2 November 2018

Let's Talk About Christmas

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Hey Owlets,

I can’t believe it’s already time to start talking about this, but Christmas is right around the corner. Actually for me it’s been Christmas for several months but November still feels too early! Regardless, I’ve been writing Christmas content since September so I’m more than ready to start dressing in fluffy jumpers, lighting festive-scented candles, seeing pretty lights everywhere and singing about shepherds washing socks….or is that just our family that does that? Anyway, before I dive in, I wanted to chat to you about my plan for this year’s festive content. 

Friday, 26 October 2018

Getting Fit: My Four Ride or Die Free Apps

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Hey Owlets,

Last month I told you I wanted to get fit and I genuinely thought about the whole "join a gym and work with a trainer" thing, but I'm a plus size millennial so I didn't want to leave the house and walk to the gym, but the bigger reason for not joining was that I didn't want to feel judged for being plus size. So doing what any other self-respecting millennial would do,  I turned to the internet for help and it worked! I actually have a list on my phone of the apps I've tried with a rating next to them, but I decided to just focus on my four apps that I couldn't live without, and hopefully they can help you achieve your goals too.

Friday, 19 October 2018

What I Learnt from a Year of Saying Yes

Lessons from a year of saying yes

Hey Owlets,

After last week's post about what happened when I said yes for a year, this time I wanted to talk to you about what I've learnt and weirdly it's a lot. I'm genuinely shocked how much one word can change things, but it really has. So, as we have a lot to get to I'll stop rambling and get to the point for once.

Friday, 12 October 2018

A Year of Saying Yes: What Happened

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Hey Owlets,

Just over a year ago I said yes to something that I really wanted to say no to - I'd never been abroad, I was nervous, and to be honest I was too busy wallowing in my own misery to consider being a functioning human being. If you've been reading my blog for any length of time you'll know that last year I went on a life-changing holiday, but what I never really mentioned is that when I came back I decided that was the start of me saying yes to all the things I wanted to say no to.

I want to make this into a two part series so that this post doesn't take an hour for you to read, so today I want to focus solely on some of the best things that happened when I forced myself to say yes.

Friday, 5 October 2018

September in Pictures

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Hey Owlets,

I can't believe it but it's time for another Month in Pictures already! September is a little lacking in the exciting events department but it's not been any less busy - mostly I've been locked away at home working on my Christmas content as I'm going to be travelling in October and won't have a lot of free time, so I've spared you the 30 photos of laptops and stuck to the interesting bits in between. Sorry if this month is a bit thin on the ground but I promise October will be better!

Friday, 28 September 2018

How to Master Another Language

Learning a Language Tips French Spanish Teaching

Hey Owlets,

I’ve always had an interest in other languages - when I was younger a learnt to speak some Spanish, then as I grew up I started speaking French, which has become my favourite language. I was talking to one of you on Twitter a few days ago and you mentioned that you would love to know if I had any tips for learning a language, so I’ve put together a few that have helped me along the way.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Review: Swallow Barn B&B, Frome

Swallow Barn Frome Review Where to stay in Somerset

Hey Owlets,

I'm never one to be organised but recently I've been scheduling my blog posts and I'm not sure I like it - it feels like I haven't spoken to you in ages even though I've been uploading regularly. The upside however, is that when I go away I can actually put my phone down for more than 10 minutes at a time and I can switch my brain off because I have a post going live already that week. So when I got the chance for a little mini break in the Somerset countryside it was a great chance to digitally detox - well sort of anyway, as I was invited to take a look around and share my thoughts with you.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Month in Pictures: August

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Hey Owlets,

I can't believe it but it's September already - grab the pumpkins, hot chocolate and fairy lights because Autumn is getting near. To be honest though I'm absolutely not ready for it - maybe it's because I've not had a holiday yet but I'm still majorly in summer mode and having to put a coat on doesn't feel right. Anyway, we can put off Autumn for a while now as I'm here to share my August with you. I know it's early but I'm already mentally packing for my holiday even though it's not for a few months so I spent a lot of August either trying to get ahead with my blog posts or in the hospital with Dad as he's had a lot of tests so it's been a bit of a quiet month but I still have a few fun things to share with you.