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27 November 2020

Why I Sometimes Skip Instagram Stories

Ok, this may sound quite harsh, but hear me out. I was a guest speaker at a workshop for House 21 (a blogging magazine) a while back and we were discussing how to get the best out of your Instagram Stories. When I happened to mention that I sometimes skip or even mute people's Instagram Stories, the looks on people's faces on Zoom were a picture. I kind of forgot to explain why I do that. It's not that I'm being nasty or anything like that, I do have legitimate reasons for skipping or even muting Stories.

23 November 2020

The Health Benefits Of Going Alcohol Free

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I can still remember the first alcoholic drink I drank - WKD. A lovely blue, fizzy concoction that I would drink at every night out with my family or friends. Fast forward to 2020, you'll find me with a cheeky vodka or a large glass of rose. 

However - things have changed.

19 November 2020

Why I Don't Have Guest Posts On My Blog

I started blogging back in 2016 to fulfil my passion of writing. If I had a pound for every time I've said that in Twitter blog conversations...

Anyway, back when I started blogging, I never knew that there was the option to have other blogger's write something for your own blog. 

15 November 2020

Why I'm Hoping To Get The Travel Bug Back In 2021

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At the back-end of 2019, I had so many travel plans, I planned to visit at least six different parts of the UK in 2020. Then what happens, a pandemic takes over the world and completely blew mine and so many other people's travel plans out of the water.

I don't whether it's just me, but while we were all in lockdown, I felt the urge to want to travel everywhere! Maybe being locked up in the house for almost six months like a caged animal didn't help much. I'm hoping to keep the travel bug feeling until 2021 when (hopefully) it'll be safer to travel again.

9 November 2020

Blogger Or Not, Aren't We All Influencers?

I had this little brain wave for a blog post when one of my neighbours sent me a link for some CF style masks on Messenger. After sending the photo and link to my Mam, she wanted to buy one instantly.

This got me thinking, even if you're not a blogger, are we all an influencer of some sort? Even though my neighbour isn't a blogger, she influenced my Mam to want to buy a mask which she thought she would like. 

6 November 2020

Being Proud Of Where I Come From

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We all come from different corners of the world. There are 7 continents, 195 countries, 25 million cities, 2.5 billion towns. We all come from one of each. I live in Europe, Wales, Newport and an area called Ringland.

They say that home is where the heart is. I totally agree with that - but it doesn't have to be where you are actually from. Home should be a place where you feel safe, comfortable and more importantly, happy. For a while, I was so unhappy living in Newport. After travelling solo to a few places around the UK, I started to doubt as to whether I was born in the wrong city. Before the pandemic, I became a lot more adventurous and wanted to explore different places, I felt like getting out of Newport was more like an escape rather than a break. 

2 November 2020

Why My Fourth Year Of Blogging Has Been My Best Yet!

It's the beginning of November which means that I am now celebrating my fourth year of blogging! Around this time four years ago, I hit the 'Publish' button for my first post (soz, I haven't got the link for that) and I sat there nervous at what people's reactions were going to be!

Since I wrote my last bloggerversary post, so much has happened. This time last year, Coronavirus didn't exist. TikTok was barely used. Shielding and lockdown were about to become everyday words in our vocabulary, tiers were things you'd only find on a wedding cake. 

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