Category Archives: Photo Diary

Life Lately

7th April 2014

So, things have been a little quiet around here lately, haven’t they? Since I finished my job three weeks ago I’ve been making lots of plans, working on a bunch of projects and finding my feet as a full-time self-employed writer!

It’s a lot of work to set yourself up as a freelancer and there’s a *lot* of waiting around – but the positives are amazing and being able to pursue something I love makes it clear that I made the best decision I could have when I decided to go for it. It’s still a bit scary while I waiting for the money side of things to become more regular – but I’m waiting for a couple of contracts to come in and I should be able to relax and just enjoy things soon. I have to keep reminding myself I’ve only been doing this for three weeks – it definitely takes most businesses a hell of a lot longer to become established, so I’m pretty proud of how far I’ve come already!
Anyway, that’s all the boring work stuff out of the way. So, what have I been doing with my time when I haven’t been writing and following up leads? Well, cooking mostly! I’ve always been a big lover of cooking but it’s only in the last year I’ve really started experimenting with flavours and creating my own recipes. I’ve cooked so many yummy treats lately and I think my Instagram is quickly becoming dominated by food pictures rather than make up and beauty!
Some of my favourite new recipes are the chocolate nutter butter bars I posted up the other day (still addicted to this!), as well as healthy home made KFC-style chicken tenders, Mexican shredded chicken and the most amazing potato, chive and bacon frittata. Yum, yum, yum. ALL the food! So, yes, cooking has been occupying most of my free time and my boyfriend has been my chief taste tester…lucky for him, I think.
I’ve made some progress on my novel that I’m really pleased about; I’m approaching the 20k mark and, although I wish I was writing faster, I’m proud of what I’m creating. There’s no better feeling in the world than pouring your heart into something and it turning out even stronger than you hoped.
So, that’s life lately. Cooking, writing, business-developing. It’s all go-go-go and I’m loving it.
Home-made KFC // Perfect cream tea // Cheeky half in the pub // FotD

Florida Photo Album!

21st October 2013

So, I’m back from Florida!

It was a fantastic two weeks away, so fantastic that I’m still on such a high I’m not even dreading going back to work too much. It was the perfect holiday and I loved spending two weeks relaxing, shopping and eating with my lovely family and boyfriend.
For today’s post I wanted to share a few of my favourite photos from my holiday… because who doesn’t love boring everybody with their holiday snaps?

Boyfriend at the Ripley’s rifle range // Bubba Gump’s shrimp feast // Kate Spade at the mall

Our gorgeous pool overlooking the lake // GIANT pumpkin at Walmart // Cocktail at Red Lobster

Hello cheese fries! // Boyfriend drinking Mountain Dew through a Twizzler // Sky writing above the villa // ME

Halloween Horror Night (AWESOME night) // I miss this pool // American flag // Couple selfie // Me and the eye popping guy at Ripley’s

The pool // My lovely mum and nan // Me and my chap // Gorgeous sky // Ripley’s Believe It or Not Sign // Johnny Rockets – BEST BURGERS EVER

Oh, Florida. I miss you already. 

I’m Back, Baby!

12th July 2013

So, I’ve been MIA for a big chunk of this year! Lots of things went on at the beginning of 2013 (see this post for more details) and I’ve needed a big Internet break to get things back on track so I’ve been pretty quiet on Twitter as well.

That said, I’m feeling better than I have for a bloody long time and I’m ready to come back and blog properly again! I’m feeling excited and inspired and I’ve really, really missed this so I’m raring to go. I’ve missed #bbloggers chats and hauling and chatting to everybody on Twitter and writing reviews and generally talking about make up for hours on end. I feel like I’ve missed so much – who should I be following, what amazing launches have I missed? Help me out, folks!

To get the ball rolling again I wanted to share a collection of photos that sum up what I’ve been doing with my time over the last month or so… generally spending too much money, eating too many carbs and being a very happy chappy indeed.

I’ve missed you guys; I’m glad to be back!

Big hair // Jenga at the pub // Beautiful Bertie // Bertie Kisses // Beer Garden // Taxi Selfies // Gorgeous Bath Spa // Me and the Chap // My Lovely Nan!

Lovely Chums // Epic Burger // First Fishtail Braid // Off to Afternoon Tea // Me and My Awesome Cousin // Cheeky London Trip // Bertie Loving the Summer // Me and the Boy Post-1,000,000 Jager Bombs // Trip to the Lake!