• Goals for 2018

    My Personal and Blog Goals for 2018

    We’re already half way into January and compared to other bloggers I follow, I’m very late with posting my goals for this year. It’s still 50 weeks left of the year so I should have plenty of time to reach them. Just because I haven’t posted about my goals until now, I’ve already started to plan for them. I’m really excited about this year’s goals, I think there’s a good mix in the bag. Here they are, my personal and blog goals for 2018. Personal Goals Pay off Citizenship Application Last year’s goal was to complete and send in my UK citizenship application, which I did. I now have to pay…

  • Books I've read October to December

    Books I’ve read October to December

    I’ve had a blogging break over Christmas and New Year’s but now I’m back! The two weeks off did me real good and I had time to get lost in books rather than social media and blog reading. One of my goals in 2017 was to read one book a month, 12 books in total. And I have! The last three were easy reads and I’m very happy about that because I saved them all till the last two weeks of the year. For some reason I can’t remember now, I wasn’t into reading in October and November. The other nine books I read in 2017 I wrote about, here,…

  • Gin Festival in Harrogate

    Gintastic Time at the Gin Festival in Harrogate

    I’ve been to cocktail festivals before and beer festivals but the organisation that goes into the Gin Festival and I’m prepared to say it’s my favourite so far. I was overwhelmed entering the Harrogate Convention Centre but once I got the hang of how the festival works, I loved it. There are four different bars; A, B, C and D which have gins allocated to them depending on taste and origin – A & B serving British gin, C international and D fruity. These bars are full of hanging gin bottles and you can simply point on the one you’d like to try and it’ll be served. The bartenders also…

  • Empress Mimi

    Crowning My Booty with Empress Mimi

    This is not an easy post to write and even harder to share with confidence. As like many others, I have issues with how I feel about my body. If you ask, I wouldn’t have any problems answering with all the wrongs with but I would struggle to find the positives. The part of my body I like the least is my bum/booty/ass/butt/behind or whatever name you’d like to give it. I don’t like that it’s so big. From behind, it makes my whole body look massive when I wear long cardigans or coats. If I wear shorter tops, I find my bum is all you can see. I can’t…

  • Living Without a Phone

    All the CAN’TS Living Without a Phone

    For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been living without a phone. It’s not by choice but because my banks phone insurance company can’t do their job properly. I’ve been lied to for weeks and it’s no fun! During this time, I’ve somehow managed to scrape by without a phone but I’m not entirely sure how. Without sounding materialistic, I don’t feel a phone is a luxury anymore – it’s a necessity! Being left without a phone, it got me thinking of the things I’ve been unable to do or having to go back doing the old school way. The first listing being the most crucial and the others more…