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20 THINGS I'VE LEARNT ABOUT MYSELF IN 20 YEARS

Since I recently turned 20, I feel like a know a fair amount about the sort of person I am now... though I definitely don't have my life figured out by any means! I also find posts that allow you to find more about the blogger interesting so thought I'd share 20 things about me here.
I love exploring and travelling - Whether it's a completely different country or even just a new place within somewhere I'm already familiar with, I want to visit as many different places as I can!Learning has always been something I've enjoyed - I actually really liked school but besides that, I just like to learn and expand my knowledge as much as possible.I'm generally a pretty calm and chilled person - Most of the time I'm a very laid back person and don't get easily stressed or angry.I'm a hard worker but also equally good at procrastinating - I always work hard at whatever I do but I would probably get it done much quicker if I didn't procrastinate as much!I e…

A QUICK & EASY HALLOWEEN NIGHT IN

So it's that time of the year again where everyone eats way too much sugar, buys pointless plastic rubbish to 'decorate' and Pumpkins fill shops everywhere. I'll be honest, I don't really get into Halloween anymore, I liked to dress up and go trick or treating when I was younger but it sort of loses it's fun when you're older. However I have come up with a few ideas of things you can do if you don't have anything planned for Halloween!

Treats To Last Until Christmas One of the best things about Halloween is the excuse it gives you to pig out on junk. There are endless possibilities to the Halloween themed sweets, chocolate and other snacks and you certainly don't have to be a child to enjoy them! In fact I think we have it better of than them as essentially we get all the goods without having to walk around in the cold asking for them! We don't get a lot of trick-or-treater's in my road so we always end up with things left over, but who is c…

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 delici…

5 MUST HAVE APPS

Since there seems to be an app for everything these days, I've made a list of the apps I have been loving and using recently!

1) BuzzFeed - So I'm pretty sure most people have heard of BuzzFeed (if not, why?!), but basically it's an entertainment platform that provides news, life hacks, recipes, quizzes etc. I'll tell you what though, whatever you use BuzzFeed for, it is great for procrastinating! I'll be honest, I have probably gone through the most random and pointless quizzes on there but hey if you're ever on a long journey or something then it can be a laugh! Plus there's also tonnes of helpful tips, videos and creative ideas that can provide so much inspiration to try out something new!

2) Notebook - This app is absolutely amazing for organising things and I've started using it to plan my blog posts. Like me, I'm sure that finding new and engaging blog post ideas can be challenging so this is a great way to note things down whenever you think o…

10 THINGS TO DO IN AUTUMN

As the temperature drops and the delightful grey, rainy days become even more regular, I often find myself watching TV shows that I couldn't care less about and feeling unproductive! So to combat this feeling of boredom I have made a list of things to do in the Autumn.

Go for a walk - I love going for walks in Autumn because the air is so fresh and crisp. Plus the trees are so colourful at this time of the year so going for a little walk is always nice! Whether you just pop into town, visit your local park or head out to your favourite spots, I guarantee a quick walk will make you feel productive. It's also great if you need to clear your head or just want a break from your everyday business! Cook  -  Sometimes cooking can feel a bit like a chore but it's always rewarding when you have a delicious hearty meal at the end. My personal favourite at the moment is a creamy tomato, chicken and chorizo pasta bake. I've made this a few times recently and I absolutely love it! I…

AUTUMN JUMPER HAUL

It's finally that time of the year when everyone gets their jumpers back out and I have to say, I have been waiting!! I thought I would try something new today so here is a sort of Autumn haul thingy of some of my favourite jumpers. None of these jumpers are recent purchases so you can't get an identical match, however I have done some nosing around to find something similar!

The first jumper is actually more red rather than purple toned in real life but burgundy is one of my favourite colours to wear at this time of the year. I picked this up in New Look for around £15-£20 a couple of years ago and it has become a wardrobe staple for me. Obviously you can't get the same one but this Pull&Bear one on Asos is pretty close and it's only £19.99.

This next jumper is much lighter than the rest and is definitely great around the start of Autumn when the temperature starts to drop. As it is much thinner it is also easy to wear to layer with coats, plus white goes with ev…

INTERIOR DESIGN PLANS

My love for interior design goes back to being a young child,  I started off cutting things out of magazines and sticking them onto some A4 paper to design my room. I didn't care that my bed was the same size of the Tamagotchi, I just enjoyed creating a collage of my 'dream room'. I have always been one to be designing different rooms and house plans, whether that is on paper or using computer software. Colour schemes is also a big part of my love for interiors, you know those paint colour charts you find in hardware stores like B&Q? Well I think I must have collected most of them over the years, seriously it's an impressive collection!

Back along started to do some 3D interior planning based on how I would currently design a theoretical one bedroom house/apartment etc. - using Planner 5D to do this as it was easy and quick to use. The availability of furniture isn't amazing if you don't pay but I think I managed to show a basic idea of my ideal layout. My…

SEPTEMBER MONTHLY FAVOURITES

Sorry for the delay with this post, I've been pretty busy! This year is going so quickly that I completely missed the August favourites but  I have probably been loving most of the things I'm going to talk about today across August and September anyway!

Food - Last week my boyfriend and I celebrated being together for 3 years by going out for a meal at our local Indian restaurant. As a result their Chicken Tikka Masala, my personal favourite from their menu has found it's way into my favourites this month. It's honestly so good that we always go back (I have the pictures to prove it!!) and it has a chilled atmosphere which makes it great for smaller or larger groups of people.

Drink - In order to try and hold on to that last remaining bit of summer I have been enjoying Costa's Fruit Coolers - well the mango and passionfruit one to be precise! I am so glad my little town has a Costa because this drink so refreshing when the sun it out! Plus the designs on their cups…