Chester Zoo Photo Diary

My favourite place for a day out is definitely the zoo, so when Nathan suggested it last week I wasn’t going to say no. We usually go once a year, and always go at this time of year purely because it’s quiet. Yes, the weather is a little more chilly but you can wrap up, and being able to wander around at your own pace, not worrying about queuing to see your favourite animals is my idea of heaven.

We’re so lucky in the fact that we’re literally only a 30 minutes drive (if that) away from the zoo, so it’s pretty much just on our door step.

Anyway instead of this being a word-heavy post I thought I’d switch it up a little and share a few of my favourite photos. Enjoy!

These were all taken on my trusty iPhone 7, and my photography isn’t the best. But at least I tried, right?

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Hello Autumn | Sunday Thoughts

Let’s get straight to the point. Autumn is my favourite season, my favourite time of year. Why? Because of the fiery leaves, Halloween and of course the cosiest of clothes.

I love to be dressed in copious amounts of layers. Bring on the chunky scarves and cute ankle boots. The burnt orange and warm red tones of not only the leaves, but the make up palettes too. The crisp mornings, the dark evenings. I also think baths are a little more acceptable in the dark evenings, I’m not sure why. But hey, that’s just me.

It seems to strange writing a Sunday Thoughts post again, it’s been months. But I feel like I’m ready again. I’ve had a tough few months, in a lot of different aspects of my life and unfortunately they have impacted my blog. Not because I didn’t want to write, I just didn’t know what to write. I have been scared as to forgetting where to draw the line when it comes to sharing personal things online. But I feel a hell of a lot better so here we are, again.

I’ve finally joined the gym, again. The Moneypenny stone (or two in my case) is definitely a thing, and I am not comfortable with that. So it’s time to get myself back to feeling good about my body image. I also got my other foot tattooed whilst I’ve been away, and being under the needle again felt soo good! I’ve missed being able to spend money on things I actually want rather than the bill monster eating at away at it. Nathan and I have also officially started saving, we actually have some sort of savings for the first time in our lives. Let me tell you coming to payday and still having X amount in your bank to fall back on for emergencies feels SO good. Things are on the up!

Anyway, enough about me. How have you guys been? I’m sorry to have been away for so long, but I’m back. I may not be posting as regularly as I used to but I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things as quickly as possible.

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Life Lately

Where do I start? I know, I’m sorry, I’ve been a little MIA lately in the blogging world. But hey, I’ve been enjoying life. Is that really something to be sorry for? Definitely not, but I am sorry for not keeping you updated. If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed I have been spending a lot of time with family and friends. Although I haven’t really been doing a lot other than chill, it’s been nice.

Can you really believe we’re almost 5 months into 2017 already? In just over a month we will be at the half way mark and that is scary! I feel like I have stepped on to the sidelines of the blogosphere lately, and in all honesty I’m glad. Why? Because it all seems to have built up a whoooole lot of drama. 75% of the things I’m seeing on twitter is people ranting about other bloggers and girl, I just do not want to be a part of that. Bitching is not something I like to be a part of, especially when people don’t give others the chance to defend themselves. In my opinion, we’re supposed to be helping each other out and with my little corner of the internet just being a hobby I don’t want to be involved in all of the drama. I like my little drama free life over here.

Nathan and I now have a little Sunday ritual where we go for a nice Sunday walk. Whether it be morning, mid afternoon or in the mist of the evening. It is so nice to reflect on the week that’s gone, and have a nice little chat about how things are going. With us both working full time and having other commitments outside of work we don’t really get a lot of time to speak in the week, and we usually just end up ranting about work. So a nice leisurely Sunday stroll does the trick to wind down from the weekend and prepare ourselves for the week ahead. PLUS the weather has been beau-ti-ful the past couple of weeks. I am loving Spring already. I just need to update my wardrobe now. Work bonus, why are you taking so long to come around?

I knew this would happen. All in all, this has been a bit of a rambling post but hey! This is my space and I’ve enjoyed updating you all on my life. That’s all for now, I’m hoping that I’ll get my blogging mojo back soon but I’m not going to force it.

P.s I hope you’ve all enjoyed the bank holiday thoroughly!

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My Week in Pictures

So this week, Nathan had the week off and I was off work Tuesday through to today. I couldn’t get the Monday off but I was more than happy to go to work on that day as I knew I had the rest of the week off.

I know this post is a little late in the day but I have been out to various shops with Nathan picking up more Christmas bits and bobs. I thought it would be nice to show you my week in pictures this week, instead of just rambling on about it.

Here goes.

I admit, I probably could have taken better quality pictures and probably more! But I have been wayyy too busy enjoying life for that this week. Christmas just brings out something inside of me. I have been suuuuper crafty – I have made 3 peoples Christmas presents and a birthday present and my sister text me earlier asking me to make Christmas Eve boxes for my Nieces, and I can not wait to get stuck into that! I might even make myself one. 

I hope you have had a lovely week my wonderful little fairies.

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Sunday Thoughts #14

I couldn’t bring myself to write a Sunday Thoughts post last week, because I had one of those weeks, I just wasn’t feeling motivated. I was fed up because our washing machine had broke, so bye-bye money! I was tired because I had been working evenings all week. You get the gist, I just wasn’t feeling it.


Instead of pushing myself to write a post, I went for a walk along the river with 3 most important men in my life; my Dad, Brother and Nathan. Which was super nice and relaxing – until we realised how many Pokémon were about!

This week it’s a beautiful day, although I’m a little tired and definitely skint. I’m feeling a lot more positive. I have my new washing machine – who knew that a washing machine could make someone so happy? I’m definitely turning into an adult. This week’s flown by, and I’m looking forward to having the bank holiday off work although it sucks that Nathan has to work.

It’s been a pretty normal week, nothing out of the norm. Mumma and I went to bingo last night, we obviously didn’t win because I’m still skint; but, it was lovely to spend some time with her after work. This morning it was nice to laze around and not have to get out of bed.

To be honest, I don’t really have much to update you on, so it’s a short and sweet post this week to give you a heads up that I’m still here. I’ve been enjoying reading others posts and not stressing about my own lately. Although I had my mid week post all written out but I hadn’t had time to take pictures, which for once hasn’t stressed me out. I’m feeling very laid back – which probably isn’t the best as I’m falling behind. But I have to remember this is just a hobby, the day that my blog becomes a burden is the day I take a break.

I hope you have all had a wonderful week, and are looking to make the most out of the bank holiday! If you have any plans, let me know I’d love to hear!

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