What have I been up to?

I have been jotting down any ideas I have for my blog in my notebook I purchased especially for that reason after Christmas, and 1 idea that I had was to blog about my week and make it a regular post. As it’s been quite a busy week and flown really quickly, I thought I would share what I have been doing and include some photos.

Most of the week I have been at work and time has gone sooooo fast! I have been really busy taking on extra responsibilities and obviously took up more time than originally planned (of course it did, when do things ever go to plan).

Mid-week it was my lovely mum’s birthday and my brother and I purchased her favourite perfume from Elizabeth Arden, 5th Avenue. We also took her out for dinner and let her choose somewhere and ended up going to the Hungry Horse, Riverside Farm in York. Th meal was lovely and as it was mid-week it was rather quiet as well. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos of my meal as I was super hungry and just tucked in.

Today(Friday) I have had the day off and do so every week so its my opportunity to get stuff done. It was half that kind of day as Mum and I drove to Harrogate and visited good old Primark. York is currently unblessed and does not have 1 but here’s hoping that changes in the future. I didn’t go overboard as a tiny voice in my mind kindly reminds me all the time that I am trying to buy a home. I purchased a Game of Thrones T-shirt (amazing right?), a Marvel Travel mug for my tea at work as it constantly goes cold because I forget, a pack of 3 tights and a lovely tan/camel short sleeved cardigan with slits at the side.


After that we drove my brother to the train station as he is off to New Zealand for 2 weeks to visit our Auntie. Needless to say he has been really excited but he will spend roughly the next 27 hours travelling. He’s got lots of activities planned and is going to try and get Bob and I an All Blacks shirt each for the match later in the year.


As you can see, quite a busy day/week but it’s been fab and I finished my day by buying myself an extra large pick & mix :D:D:D

Hope you enjoyed reading

Laura x

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It just wasn’t meant to be…


Sad times in this blogger’s life at the moment. You may have read one of my first posts about buying your first home and tips and tricks, and I mentioned how I am currently in the buying process. Well last week Bob and I made the difficult decision to pull out of the purchase (hugs all round)

As it’s our first house, we didn’t want something that was going to be a project or require much work since we both have full time jobs. We got the survey back on the house just before Christmas and raised a few points on it. This all came back last week and it just looked like it was going to be a bit of a do-er-upper! As we don’t want the stress we spoke to our families who all agreed we were making the right choice.

But as they say, everything happens for a reason and it just wasn’t meant to be. We have not slowed down searching and kept an eye on the market whilst going through the process, meaning we spotted one that came on and still hasn’t sold yet. EEEK fingers crossed when we go and see it, it will be the ONE! It’s more modern than the last house and could potentially be a home for a while not just a few years.

So bloggers, Wish me Luck as we attempt to make it on the property ladder for a second time.

Has anyone else has similar experiences? leave me your comments below..

Laura x

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The Liebster Award!


I have received a nomination from the lovely 2 Peas in a Pod Blog to answer questions in relation to the Liebster Award. It’s an award that will let others out there find out about small bloggers with a following under 200. So thank you 2 Peas in a Pod for nominating me and giving the power to nominate others! 🙂

The rules are as follows:-

  • To Thank the person who has nominated you!
  • Answer the Questions given by the nominator
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers with a following under 200 and link them
  • Create 11 questions for the nominees to answer
  • Notify the nominees by social media or their blogs.

So here goes….

Q. What inspired you to start a blog?

A. I really love to write but haven’t done it since I was a teen. I suddenly thought Why not give it a go? I have found some truly amazing bloggers when I did a bit of research and it only spurred me on further.

Q. How did you feel about being nominated by us?

A. I was shocked and really excited to share a bit more about myself. I was worried I might not do it justice but only got more excited about the prospect throughout the day before writing it.

Q. What’s Your favourite animal?

A. My favourite animal would be a unicorn! I so hope this counts.

Q. What’s your natural hair colour?

A. Dark brown but currently rocking an ombre look.

Q. Skinny jeans or skirts?

A. Skinny jeans always, but the peeling them off at the end of the day is my hell.

Q. Dream Job?

A. I have had this thought on many occasion and would love to be one of those people who goes round the world testing out resorts. This would be a stunner of a job.

Q. Favourite Celebrity?

A. Sarah Millican, I think she’s absolutely hilarious and would love to see her live.

Q. How do you spend Sunday evenings?

A. In my pj’s watching TV and reading blogs or watching boxsets

Q. Eye Colour?

A. Blue-Green

Q. Where have you travelled in the world?

A. Mexico, Florida, Spain, France, Turkey, Bulgaria, Tunisia

Q. Will you be following us as a thank you?

A. Already followed beforehand.

Now for my nominations….

Dazzlemxo, Taylor Noel, Pao Wong, Hello the Mushroom, PoppyOnPaper, Joie De Jodie, Sophie Mace, white rabbit tail, Velveteen Roses, Little Budget and Chelsella.

My Questions to you all are

Q1. What got you blogging in the first place?
Q2. What was your favourite memory in 2014?
Q3. Favourite holiday destination?
Q4. Favourite blog post from another blogger?
Q5. Heels or Flats?
Q6. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Q7. Favourite dessert?
Q8. Night In or Night Out?
Q9. Do you have a beauty product you can’t live without?
Q10. If you were stranded on a desert Island, what 1 item would you have with you?
Q11. Would you do me the honour of following me back?

Many thanks again to 2 peas in a pod. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed typing this bad boy.

Get answering back bloggers

Laura x

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