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1 YEAR OF BLOGGING!

I did it, a whole year of blogging! I'm so glad that I stuck at it because I enjoy it so much and can't believe how much progress I've made with it all. Not only that, but I've connected to so many people all around the world which is just amazing, I can't wait to see what the next year working on my blog brings! Anyway, here is a sum up of my blogging journey so far.

What I've achieved
- Just over 50 posts which is equal to roughly 1 per week, and I'm definitely pleased with that! I started off slow and could have probably done a lot more but at least I've got something to work towards! - Hit 1.5k+ followers on my blog Twitter account and also had 30.5k impressions in my best month - Reached 200+ followers on my blog Instagram account after starting to properly use it in May - Had 2562 viewers on Pinterest in one day and an average of around 1000 - Over 9000 pageviews, the fact that I'm on the way to 10,000 blows my mind! - Worked with some brands …

FAMILY DAY OUT

I can't believe we're almost at the end of October, this year is going so quickly! For today's post I wanted to share what I got up to this weekend. I love reading posts like this because it's a great way to get to know someone and find out what sort of things they like.

I'll be honest, I do enjoy a chilled weekend with Netflix and some good snacks. However it's also really good to plan things that you can look forward to! This weekend I went out for a meal with my family to Chiquito. It was my Mum's birthday recently so it was sort of a belated thing for her but also partly just because I'd wanted to go for ages!

Mexican food is one of my favourite international cuisines and I had heard great things about Chiquito, when I got there I had that horrible decision of choosing between about 5 different options I wanted to try. Eventually I decided to go with the beef chilli Tacos, a classic and well known favourite meal of mine. They were absolutely delicious and I would definitely have them again, however what I particularly liked was the taco rack that they came in to keep them standing. Whenever I make tacos at home I always have the issue of trying to balance them so that all the filling doesn't just fall out and collapse, A* for effort but ultimately an F for presentation!

^A few photos I managed to take, along with my sister's delightful posing!^


I also really liked the restaurant's aesthetic, particularly their recycled use of bottles and bottle caps for hanging displays and light shades. We of course couldn't leave without desert, they offered so many delicious looking things but in the end I went for the simple 'Ice Cream Trio' which came in a crispy cinnamon flavoured tortilla. Despite it being difficult to eat, its something I would have again for sure.

They offer great deals all the time, in fact we used a voucher to get 50% off of our mains (go now as its only valid until November 12th) but they also offer a 25% student and armed forces discount, as well as loads more opportunities to save money on their app. I know I sound like I'm advertising them but I genuinely would recommend going if you love Mexican food! I had a great day out and will certainly be planning to tick off some of the other dishes onto my 'to try' list!


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  1. This place sounds great! A night out with family is always a good time!

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    1. The food is so nice! And yes it's good to spend time with them isn't it, thanks for reading!

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