Saturday, 31 March 2018

West Orchards Canteen Launch | Chopstix

I don't go out to eat as often as I would like now, but I'm making it my plan to start this year to try new places and new food. I always go to the same places and have the same thing. So boring, I need something fresh and new! Coventry is really up and coming with a lot of stuff as of late. Due to being named City of Culture I feel we will have a lot more in store and I will be blogging about it for sure!

Friday, 30 March 2018

Seven & Eight Month Update | Lily

I know I say this every time I do an update but she has changed so much the last two months it is crazy. Like she's turning into a little person who laughs at certain things and knows what she likes. She's gone through leaps and bounds recently and more than I can deal with. I want my tiny baby back. She seems to have come out of the tiny baby stuff completely especially in these 4 areas.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Bella Italia Day Date | Coventry

I haven't been out to a restaurant in a while properly as having a baby can sometimes stop you going out as much. I don't mind it at all it just makes when I do go out even more special. I chose this time and went for Bella Italia as it's something different and you can't beat Italian food although a close second for me if definitely Mexican. We were seated immediately pretty much as soon as we walked through the door which is really good, it was a Sunday though, so wasn't as busy. I find on a Sunday everything is smoother and the staff seem happier as they are not rushed off their feet.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Backhaus & Co | Comedy & Why It Is Important | Coventry

(Image: Amy Turner)

I was lucky enough to go to the second Comedy night hosted by local Michael Dryburgh at Backhaus&Co. He is certainly one of my favourite comedians I've seen live and it's the same for a lot of other people I've spoken too. Unfortunately on this occasion, Mum duties came into play and I had to leave early so I only saw the first act. The first act was Jon Pearson, he was hilarious and really engaged with the audience which made it even better. My friend that came with me spoke to him a few times during the act and the banter they had was so funny for them and everyone in the room.

As my Mum duties arose and I had to leave as Lily was very upset, I spoke to a few other people that attended the event and got their views. So you really get a lot more views than just mine on this, which is even better!

Friday, 16 March 2018

F**k Off

As you may know from my recent post 'Blonde New Me' I had a dramatic hair change colour. The Daily Mail arranged it for the 'femail' section which is all about beauty, fashion and lifestyle so hair care would really fit in that. You can see the article here. The evening after it was out there was over 400 comments on it. I think I saw one nice comment.

I appreciate putting yourself online opens you up to criticism but this was ridiculous. People saying why bother, they don't look good now, looked better before, why can't people accept themselves how they are. Literal millions of women dye their hair! MILLIONS. I don't care if you think I shouldn't of, that is a personal decision for each individual. Everyone is their own person and can make their own decisions. I have recently gone through a tough pregnancy, adjusting to life as a new mum and not feeling comfortable in my own body. I wanted to do this for me. My anxiety is really bad as well if I wasn't so angry I could be really affected by this.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

A Blonde New Me

I was very lucky to get to the middle of February and already achieve one of my goals I set myself. To become blonde. I have never been experimental with my hair, it has either been Brown, Black or the most crazy I went was Red. I wanted something different. A change. I want 2018 to be my best year where I start to look after myself so much better mentally and physically. So, the Daily Mail are doing an article all about changing to blonde from whatever colour your hair may be. 

Mine unfortunately was the most complex as I had the darkest hair colour to go to blonde. And let me tell you they were not wrong when they said I would be there all day. I was at the shoot for the morning to get my perfect before shot. I was so nervous about having a photo shoot but I absolutely loved it! I could easily do this again. After we got the shot and I am pretty sure I look like a housewife we went over to the John Frieda Salon. It took a while to find as it wasn't the most obvious signs but the staff said John wanted it that way. The minimal and sophisticated look and he did deliver. Such a nice place to be and peaceful while you are being pampered.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Getting Fit & Healthy | Exercise

My fitness levels have always been sporadic because sometimes I'm lazy and sometimes I'm not. Pretty simple. I do want to work on getting less lazy and exercise a few times a week. There are 3 types of exercises I mainly want to work on.

//01 Yoga

I've dabbled in yoga before and it's amazing how much it helps you mentally and not just physically. You feel relaxed and it's not a vigorous work out but you still burn calories and raise your heart rate which is what it's all about right? I am going to get back into this by watching Tara Stiles on youtube. After my confidence is better and I'm back into the swing of things I will certainly be looking for a class to join.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Happy Mothers Day

It is my 26th Mothers Day as a daughter but my 1st Mothers Day as a Mother myself. This time last year Lily was a little speck in my womb and I couldn't of imagined how much she would of changed my life. For the better of course. Being a mum has taught me so much.

Patience, if she has a poorly tummy or something is wrong the only way she knows how to communicate is crying when she's so little. Lily was never a big cryer but when she did there was always a reason behind it. When I first had her and brought her home, she would cry and I would panic and cry because I didn't want to fail her. As time goes on you learn what the different cries mean. I know her tired cry from her pain cry. It's a learning curve but you need to be patient with them because they don't know any better and rely on you. You also need to be patient with yourself, you will get there, it takes time.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

It's Okay To Have A Bad Day

As of late I have certainly been having more bad days than good. I've been stuck in a rut and this blooming British snow craziness hasn't helped. Why are we so useless as soon as we see snowflakes. We rush to get storm bread and milk even though we can still leave the house. Meanwhile in Canada they are laughing at us and still go about their daily life in 3 foot of snow. We certainly need to be more prepared or not act like the world will end when we have a little blanket of snow. I mean I don't like being out in snow too much especially when it's icy but that is purely because Bambi must be my spirit animal and I'm pretty sure I have ended up on my ass each time I've been out in snow/ice.
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