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Saturday, 8 December 2018

Christmas Gift Guide | For Her*

Probably the easiest and hardest part of Christmas is buying for your gal pals and fellow females in your family. It can be easy in a sense that there are basics, chocolate, perfume and bath stuff. However there is so much choice now, it is so hard to choose which is the best ones to get. Lucky for you I have a gift guide showing some of my favourite things I have picked up for people. Some of these items have been sent to be to review but I haven't accepted anything I wouldn't buy myself and as always will be honest in what I say.

Firstly you can't go wrong with bath and shower stuff and most people go to Lush which I do like but I've been loving The Body Shop a lot more lately. I picked up this cute gift box of White Musk. I like any Musky scents and kind of want it for myself. It was only £6 and you get a shower gel, body lotion and bath lily. Speaking of a Lush alternative this Little box of Love from Bomb Cosmetics which has 6 bath bombs in and is a lot cheaper than Lush for only £12.74. Another item for the bathroom which is even more amazing because it is Disney is the Marie Bath Milk Carton, not only is it in beautiful packaging with the cutest picture of Marie, bath milk makes them just so much more luxurious.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Christmas Gift Guide | Toddlers

We are officially in December now, so here come my gift guides! I'm starting with a toddler gift guide, there is a good mixture in here, some for Lily and some not. Lily is nearly one and a half and these toys start from 2+. The rest will be for my niece or I will be keeping back until Lily is older. Then if she is really good or achieves something, she can have it as a treat.

That being said, they would make amazing presents for your children or children in your family who are age appropriate. To start of, pretty much every child in the world's favourite pig, Peppa! This Count with me Peppa toy is great to help them learn and count. She will count and respond and then you can get them out of the purse in her tummy. It is a great way to let children know about saving as well and not just spending everything they have. This will be a life lesson I will be teaching Lily from a young age.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Sleeping Beauty | Belgrade Theatre

 I honestly cannot remember the last time I saw a Pantomime, I was probably about 12 years old. I wanted to go last year but I just didn't find the time. I wasn't sure what to expect, seeing a show like this as an adult is extremely different to seeing it as a child. As a child you would just see the funny parts, the storyline we know so well and amazing singing.

As an adult you see it differently, you still see all those things but there are some cheeky jokes and references that you just wouldn't realise as a child. It would go over your head, but as an adult. They. Are. Hilarious.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Esquires Is Christmas Ready | Coventry

Coffee shops are one of my favourite places to be. I just feel so calm when I'm there. The atmosphere is always amazing, the smell of freshly ground coffee and fresh pastries is my idea of heaven. I had organised with my Coventry Bloggers group for a few of us to go to Esquires Coffee in Coventry and try the new Christmas menu. It is never to early to start feeling festive!

There was a beautiful set up with such cute and festive trinkets and the most scrumptious looking Christmas treats and food to try. I of course went for the classic to start of with a Mince pie, this one was particularly tasty as well as being dairy and gluten free so no affecting my lactose intolerance, yay! It tasted so good as it was but would of been a full 10 out of 10 if it was slightly warmed up.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Gaining Confidence This Year*

I really feel that this year I have come out of my shell a bit more. I do more things and keep myself busy. I try to say yes to more things and do things I normally wouldn't do. Some have turned out good and some have not. But we live and we learn, that is what life is all about.

2018 is not too far from being over, the next two months are just a festive whirlwind of mince pies, presents and spending time with those that mean the most to you. Before you know it you will be counting down to the new year and getting a kiss at midnight, whether thats from you husband, partner, mum or pet dog.

2018 has been a crazy year of different emotions, finding out things about myself which I never knew and making and breaking friendships. There have been some friendships that haven't lasted the year and I am okay with that, they were not meant to be and I can see how much happier and more content I am now that I have moved on from them. Late in 2017, I started a group called the Coventry Bloggers it had about 4 members and I wanted to create a potential meet up so we can make friends in the city and maybe see if we could do an event or two.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Get Personal For Christmas | Tesco Photo*

I have certainly discovered the more personal side to Christmas as I've got older and it is more about family than getting a huge pile of presents. Presents are a lovely part of Christmas and I would never stop giving presents as I love it. Especially since having Lily, personalising presents is my favourite thing to do. I love to be creative and give something different than the normal perfume, chocolate and gift sets. I feel that it just gives that something extra and shows you have really put some thought into your gift.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Ballxrs | Adult Ball Pit Bar | Coventry

I don't really drink that much so if I go to bar's or nightclubs they need to have an edge, something to draw me in. I don't find dancing and drinking and having my shoes stuck to the floor fun anymore while people constantly bump into you. So places like Ballxrs which is new to Coventry is the perfect destination for someone like me. 

Ballxrs is an adult ball pit bar, which just brings back amazing memories of me when I was younger in soft play and the ball pit was where it was at. I was expecting a small ball pit where people could sit and chill while having a drink but it was SO much better. The ball pit was huge and it was literally a sea of balls, you could dive in, jump backwards and just hide under all the balls and scare your friends. It was amazing, such a fun night. 
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