Sunday, 11 October 2015

September Favourites

Loving autumn so much but I can't believe how fast it is going! It can't be October already that is just crazy. I hope you're all having a lovely Sunday, for those of you who don't know I have a YouTube channel  where I talk about similar things to this blog - mainly beauty but also fashion and Christian stuff. I filmed a September favourites for you all so here it is I hope you enjoy!

Products mentioned: 

Super Volume Mascara - The Body Shop
Rimmel Kate Lipstick 107 
Zoella Blissful Mistful 
Zoella Guinea Pig Beauty Bag 
Zoella Kissy Missy Lip Balm 
Virgin Mojito Shower gel - The Body Shop
Tea Tree Facial Wash - The Body Shop
Tea Tree Night Lotion - The Body Shop
Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub - The Body Shop
Simple Day Cream 
Simple Night Cream
Gods Smuggler by Brother Andrew
English Standard Version Study Bible
How Can It Be - Lauren Daigle
Redeemed Girl Ministries 
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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Madeira: Cable Cars, Botanical Gardens and Festivals

This summer me and my family travelled to the beautiful island of Madeira for one week and boy am I glad we went. Madeira is a tropical island in the middle of the Atlantic and one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited and unlike a lot of holiday destinations in the middle of August it was surprisingly quiet and tranquil.

On the first day we decided to take the famous cable car up to the little mountain town of Monte which is where you can catch one of the infamous toboggans. Although rather pricey these are definitely worth doing just for the fun and joy of experiencing a Madeiran tradition but make sure you take your hat off before you get on. We then had a little wander round the church and saw the decorations for the festival which was going on that weekend. We were lucky that we happened to be there that weekend as we saw the stunning decorations of bright bunting all through the town and local villages. There were also stalls with traditional Madeiran food such as garlic flat bread and chocolate filled churro's which I would definitely recommend to anyone going to Madeira.

We then took another smaller cable car across to the botanical gardens which were very interesting with cactus gardens and stunning views over the main city of Funchal. We had a seriously good lunch in their cafe with lots of fresh salad and fruit. Madeira has a strange climate and normally by mid afternoon it gets very cloudy so it's best to do things up in the mountains as early as possible to get the best views.

 Hope you enjoyed some little snapshots of my trip to Madeira, there will be a post two and three with more things you can enjoy on the island. Let me know in the comments if you've been to Madeira I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Bye for now!

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Monday, 5 October 2015


It's suffice to say I've been missing from the blog for quite a while something I never thought would happen within the first year of my blog starting. Having wanted to write a blog for almost 6 years when I finally did start one I was so excited and enthusiastic and possibly a little naive about how much I would post and all the different things I was going to do. I do love blogging and writing is definitely a wonderful creative outlet for me however life does manage to get in the way some times and unfortunately other things have to be prioritised. Things have been a little difficult over the last few months with a lot of life changes and a bit of a mad schedule but I am excited to get back into blogging and back into doing something just for fun.

I'm now back at uni and without going into too much detail I am having some serious problems with trying to figure out why I am here and if there is a purpose. I am a Christian and therefore I do believe that God has a purpose for everything we do and that it all fits into his divine plan. However part of me does feel that something really isn't right here and I am a great believer in following your gut instinct. If only it was that simple but life never is and the question of whether to stay or to go has been plaguing my thoughts night and day. I know that whatever I choose to do God will use it for his glory its just making a decision that is hard.

One thing I am certain of however is that I want to develop this blog, I want to develop it into the space I imagine it to be. A space for sharing all the good bits of life which does also include the slightly sticky unsure bits as well as the exciting defining moments. I want this blog to document my life and how I cope with mental illness (for those of you who don't know I suffer with anxiety and depression read more here) and hopefully it will help others who suffer from similar things. I also want this to be a place where I can share all the things I love like art, craft, cooking, writing, animals and so much more.

Therefore, dear reader if you see some changes here and there don't be alarmed this is just me opening the doors to allow this little corner of the internet to become what I want it to be.

Hope you are all well and are enjoying the new season (my absolute fav).

Bye for now!  
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