Adulting: Growing out a Pixie Cut 2

A few months ago, way back in April in fact, I talked all about the process of growing out a pixie cut. I moaned about the constantly worsening state of my hair, and my sheer stupidity and pigheadedness in believing that this phase would completely pass my by. That post was written around 3 months into growing out, so here we are 5 months down the line and 8 months into the growing out process and we have hit ‘The Bob’ phase.

I was going to write a completely new post today, but when I was going back and reading the old post, I couldn’t help but giggle at where I was, and think about where I have come, so I’ve copied some of the points I made and added round 2 commentary! Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing: Strictly’s Back!!!

Strictly Come Dancing is officially back. Three weeks ago the celebrities shimmied their lycra-ed selves onto the dance floor and were paired with some of the best dancers in the country ready to strut their stuff in the ballroom for us all the critique eating takeaway on the sofa. I jest. Kind of.

Last year, my friend and housemate Emma and I teamed up to write a weekly live review of the show. As much as we were pleased when the posts went, and as great as it was to look back and see what we thought, the actually writing of the post as we watched detracted from the enjoyment of the show. So this year we have abandoned the posts, and instead, I am going to do a little bit of a weekly round up and review of what I thought.

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Friday Reads: Pedro, Feng Shui, and Tavern

TGIF, Thank God it’s Friday. I say it like I’ve had a really hard week. I haven’t, and I only had a day off yesterday, but I am relieved to be going into a full weekend, with an early shift on the Friday. I am picking up my new car, we’re planning to have a weekend full of house activity, and relaxation, and it is much needed. I am reading two books that I have now been reading for a little while: one is something I hoped I would quite like and have really loved, and one is one I thought I would really like, and have struggled with. Clearly, I do not know or understand what I like to read. Continue reading

Seasonal Goals

The weather is changing, the days are getting shorter, and I am looking longingly at my jumpers, which can mean only one thing: autumn is coming! And with autumn comes lots of things that I love, proper football nights under the floodlights, hot chocolates and fancy lattes, pumpkins and Hallowe’en, Thanksgiving and lots of friends and family birthdays. I love autumn, it’s probably my favourite season.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR

Well hello there strangers, it has been a while! I have completely given up on ever keeping up with regular posts and memes, but as I haven’t posted a non-readathon TBR in a while, no was the time to jump back on the band wagon! So here I am, doing a Fall TBR, wondering what seasonal reading actually is, and panicking that I have no idea what I am planning on reading. I’m back!

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish tam together to produce a book related topic each week, and you simply list the top ten of that topic. Let’s get cracking. Continue reading

Adulting | University Illusions: The Alcohol Edition

As another September rolls around, the student offers, packages, and nights out are being advertised everywhere, and the wonder of fresher’s fever and money for alcohol. University is the time to make new friends, discover yourself, move out of your parental home, and spread your wings. Oh, and get a degree along the way too.

So what if you’re not all about the nights out? What if you’re not into alcohol binges and hangover wasted days? What is university REALLY like?

I am going to start this with a small disclaimer, and a little bit about me. Yes guys, I am one of THOSE people. Y’know, *whispers* a non-drinker *side glances*. I’m not ill, there is no religious, moral, or health reasons that contribute, I just don’t really drink alcohol. I also don’t dislike or judge anyone who does or doesn’t drink. I don’t really care about all of that. This post is an honest account from someone who doesn’t usually drink. Oh, and It’s probably a long post, so be warned, in advance!

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The Beauty and the Beast Tag

Guys, I fancied doing a tag, and have been storing ones I like in my drafts for a while. I thought it was about time to drag one out, and so I had a look and this one jumped out at me! It’s been a little while since the film came out, and I am now eagerly awaiting my birthday to ask for the DVD for my birthday, so I thought I would do this to tide me over. So to start with, the rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you – many thanks to Emma @ The Terror of Knowing. You said tag yourself, so I did, thanks!
  • Mention the creator – Kirsty @ Kirsty and the Cat Read (her original post is here)
  • Match a book to each of the songs/characters below
  • Tag as many people as you like – I hereby tag anyone reading this who wants to give it a go!

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