What 2018 has Taught Me

2018 has been one hell of a year to say the least, so much has happened and as we enter a new year, I'm reflecting on all the things that 2018 has taught me. 


Prepping for Christmas 2019

Every year I go through the same worry, stress and chaos at the thought of Christmas and making sure I get a little something for everyone. It can really take it's toll on my Bank account, leaving me wondering where my money went and also cursing out the sales because the gift set I just bought my gran is now better than half price! It's so annoying. But the past two years I have really worked out my best strategy at fighting those pesky Christmas blues over not being able to find a certain gift or worrying I won't have something for that aunt that pops round once a year un-announced. 


Christmas with Glasgow Fort

Last night (the 17th) I went along to Glasgow Fort to experience their late night shopping and festivities. It was such an amazing night, There's Christmas lights everywhere, a little Christmas market and lots of fun to be had. 

Christmas Gift Guide For Her pt2

Hello Everyone! I am finally getting into the festive spirit which is fantastic, I adore this time of year so it's nice to feel really Christmassy. Today I am here with the second part of my Gift Guide for Her which is filled with amazing products, Let's get into it!

Get Your Gift On with St. Enoch Centre

On Tuesday 27th November I went along to the Get Your Gift On with St. Enoch Centre event and I have to say, it was one of their best yet! 


December Advertisers

Hello Hello Hello! I am back with another advertisers post and this month I have such a FABULOUSE bunch of girls with me that y'all should check out. There is so much talent crammed in this post, I can honestly say that I have LOVED reading everyones blogs this weekend since I have been sick and needed something to keep me busy. 


Christmas Gift Guide For Her

Christmas isn't far off now and if you're like me, you'll be waiting until all the Christmas gift guides have gone live to see what's on offer this year. I am so excited to bring you a range of gifts from amazing brands! There's something for everyones price range in there with items from Small businesses as well as bigger brands. 

Festivities at St. Enoch Centre

On Wednesday the 21st November I took little bear along to the Santa Grotto experience at St.Enoch centre which was kindly gifted to us and Little bear had a BALL!


Black Friday with Jewellery box

Do you love a bargain? Me too! Today I'm here to tell you all about the JewelleryBox black Friday sale that is happening on 23rd November. 

Getting my S%@t Together

I'm over it. I'm over the whole drowning feeling that's been dragging me down lately and I'm ready to get my life back under control.


November To Do

It's November and I'm starting to really wonder where this whole year has gone, it's just flying by! 


November Advertisers

Hello Hello Hello! Welcome to another advertisers post, there's such an amazing bunch in here so sit back, grab a cuppa and get ready to binge on blog posts today because they all produce fabulous content. 


How We Will Be Spending Halloween

Happy Halloween Everyone! 


Give yourself the Gift of Savings This Christmas with Perfume-Click

Every year we say "we will do better this Christmas", that we won't spend as much and the present count will be dropping, I know this all too well as I go through this every January after kicking myself at all the bargains on the stuff I bought for triple the price the month earlier. But what if you didn't have to spend a small fortune this year? What if you could pick up top brand perfumes and beauty advent calendars (Plus more!) at a fraction of the price they normally are? Well you can, and I'll tell you how.


That Drowning Feeling

Lately I've picked up a really bad habit that's starting to really effect my mental health, so much so that I now find myself wanting to stay in bed all the time.


5 ways to get in the Halloween Spirit

Is anyone else absolutely obsessed with Halloween, or is it just me? 


Horror Month: What I'm watching

October in my house encompasses all things horror, and today I am talking all about the horror movies and TV shows I have been watching recently plus some movies that are on my to watch list. 


M&D's Pumpkin Festival

When we were asked along to the Pumpkin Festival at M&D's- Scotlands National Theme Park I had to say yes immediately. I have been looking everywhere for things to do with little bear this in the run up to halloween. He watches all the cartoons that celebrate Halloween in style and It's about time more places started to realise we all want pumpkin patches for cute instagram photos and something that will occupy the kids, am I right? 

Horror Month

Last year I wrote a post about why I don't classify October as October, but rather Hallotober. It's one of my favourite months along with September because, hello, autumn and my birthday! Haha but today I'm talking all about Horror month ans what it means to me.


Passing My Driving Test With Anxiety

It's no secret that I have anxiety, I'm pretty open about this as I want to share my story, I want to break the stigma on what anxiety really is. When I first started my driving lessons I never thought I would be sat here, telling the world that I've passed my practical driving test.


#plasteritpurple For Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity

The week has finally come for me to start my fundraising for Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity in the form of letting little bear choose my clothes for the whole week!


#MeetTheBeauties - Sullialice

Hello lovelies and welcome back to another interview from my #MeetTheBeauties Series. This week I am showcasing Alice from sullialice.com

Alice is a 22 year old blogger from England, She likes to blog about her Mental Health (Such an important topic) and Travel but she can also be found blogging about other topics. Get comfy because it's time to get to know the blogger behind the blog, Over to you Alice...


Give The Perfect Gift With THOMAS SABO

Choosing the perfect gift for someone can sometimes be a real chore, What do you get them? What shows that you care? I've been there as I'm sure a lot of us have. But can you really go wrong with Jewellery? 


October To Do

photo of a candle with a cat face on it. Black candle with white ghost candle holder in the background and a bright orange sparkly pumpkin.

Here we are, another month in to 2018 and it's just hit me, we have 3 more full months until 2019! What?! Where has this year gone? What's going on? Is it just me who feels like 2018 has flown by?


October Advertisers

Well hello you lovely lot! It's another month in and another month closer to 2019!!! Can you believe we are at October already? I can't. I feel like this whole year is flying by, not that I'm angry at that, 2018 has been some year so far and I am constantly holding out hope the rest of 2018 will hold better luck for me. 


#MeetTheBeauties - Twinklexthoughts

Hello lovelies and welcome back to another interview from my #MeetTheBeauties Series. This week I am showcasing Macey from twinklexthoughts.blogspot.com

Macey is a blogger about to start her 2nd year of college (good luck! I have just started mine) Macey loves to read and you can find out some of her favourite authors below! Get ready to read all about Macey and find out more about the blogger behind the blog.


10 Reasons I Love Autumn

Autumn is well and truly here, the Autumn equinox was on Sunday (the 23rd) but I personally think of September as Autumn the whole way through because it's by far my favourite season and my birthday is in September so....


#MeetTheBeauties - Mythirdculturekid

Hello lovelies and welcome back to another interview from my #MeetTheBeauties Series. This week I am showcasing Anisa from mythirdculturekid.com


26 things in 26 years

Well, it's official, I'm 26 years old now and I don't feel different at all. There was a time that with each passing birthday I would feel... well... different. I would get a sense of getting older, there would be hope in my heart and I was excited for the year to come.


Looking back over my life

With my birthday coming up tomorrow, I've been looking over the photo albums and reflecting on my life.


#MeetTheBeauties - Peanutsandcacahuetes

Hello lovelies and welcome back to another interview from my #MeetTheBeauties Series. This week I am showcasing Laura from peanutsandcacahuetes.com

Laura runs the blog peanutsandcacahuetes.com and is a french girl living in London after studying International Management in Germany (Jealous!) It's time to sit back, grab a cuppa and get ready to get to know Laura.


Review | Lush Herbalism Cleanser

Lately my skin has been in such horrible condition, I've been trying all sorts of products to help me rid my skin of blemishes and spots. Nothing seemed to cut it really, some products made my skin worse so I decided to pop into Lush and see what they had to offer. 


#MeetTheBeauties - Grandfashlife

Hello lovelies and welcome back to another interview from my #MeetTheBeauties Series. This week I am showcasing Erica Raquel from Grandfashlife.com

Erica Raquel is a 23 year old fashion designer who blogs all about fashion, beauty and lifestyle. So sit back, grab a cuppa and prepare to find out all about Erica Raquel.


Holding on to Positivity

When your world feels like it's crashing down around you it can be hard to think positive or even have any hope. It's a daily battle trying to push through those negative thoughts and make sure you don't slip into a black hole of depression.


September To Do

Hello lovelies! I hope you are all doing well, it's been a minute since I last posted a to do list. With everything that's been going on in my life it seemed like the last thing I wanted to do, but I have missed these sorts of posts and with September shaping up to be a busy month I thought I would bring my To Do list back. 

#MeetTheBeauties - PaintTheFaceOfAnxiety

Hello you lovely lot and welcome back to another instalment of #MeetTheBeauties. This week I have Cath from paintthefaceofanxiety.com with me!

Sit back, grab a cuppa and get ready to learn all about Cath, a blogger who has exceptional make up skills and who's vices are gaming and dungeons and dragons, I'm excited for you all to learn more about the blogger behind the blog. 

September Advertisers

Hello you lovely lot! Welcome back to another Advertisers post. This month I have some absolute amazing people with me and I am so honoured that they have chosen me to advertise with. So please, grab a cuppa and get ready to find some bloggers to binge on. 


The Rules Of Blogging

Ahhh, the art of blogging. Everyone at one point or another has searched on tips and tricks to help them on their blogging journey, myself included. I have searched the Internet looking for those golden rules that will help me succeed in this industry. Today I have compiled a list of Blogging Rules that we should all stick to in order to become successful bloggers.


#MeetTheBeauties - Iya-louisas

Hello lovelies and welcome back to another interview from my #MeetTheBeauties Series. This week I am showcasing Iya-Louisa from iya-louisas.co.uk

Iya-Louisa is a blogger with an obsession to Harry Potter who aims to make a difference and I have no doubt that she will! You can find an array of topics on her blog, so sit back, get comfy and prepare to find out all about Iya-Louisa.


Sorry, not sorry

I'm past the days of saying sorry for something that I shouldn't have to be sorry about, and you should be too.


Getting Glam With Grandma

On Saturday 18th My Gran and I went along to Hair In The City in Glasgow City Centre to have our hair done. We were off on a lovely little pamper day in collaboration with Fenetic Wellbeing. We were so kindly sent on a Girls Day to spend time together, doing something that we have both been saying we will do for ages!

#MeetTheBeauties - lifeofablindgirl

Hello lovelies and welcome back to another interview from my #MeetTheBeauties Series. This week I am showcasing Holly from lifeofablindgirl.com

Holly has a passion for beauty, fashion, reading and more! I love to read Holly's blog and see what new content she is putting out, Holly doesn't let anything get in her way and for that I truly admire her. After you've found out all about Holly in today's post be sure to check her blog and youtube out!

Creating Your Positive Space

girl sitting in bed on phone

I don't think it's fair for others to dictate how you handle your Mental health.

This has been a topic that's been on my mind for a while now. I've never really known how to word this without coming off as all "high and mighty" that's really not what I'm about! But I did want to raise this topic as I've seen other touch on it a little plus some other things that really pushed me to write how I feel about it all.


Paw Patrol Live - The Great Pirate Adventure

Paw Patrol, a childrens programme probably every parent knows. My son will sing all the songs and do a dance when it comes on TV. He's a bit of a Paw Patrol fan to say the least and his favourite character is Chickaleta, a character we weren't sure -  would be there. We were lucky enough to be invited along to see Paw Patrol Live - The Great Pirate Adventure at the SEC Hydro, so did it pass the kids test? Because what the child thinks is the only opinion that matters here right?


Me Time For Mums In Collaboration with Lisasnotebook

Hello lovely people! I am so excited for today's post as it's my first ever blogger collaboration and I am very honoured to be collaborating with Lisa from Lisasnotebook.com 

#Meetthebeauties - Arosieworld

Hello lovelies and welcome back to another interview from my #MeetTheBeauties Series. This week I am showcasing Rosie from arosieworld.com

Rosie is a newer blogger who only started in January but I can already tell she is going somewhere, Rosie's blog is absolutely fabulous, her content is on fire! and with pictures like her's, she's go this in the bag! Please, sit back, get comfy and get ready to learn all about Rosie, once you have finished this post, head on over and give Rosie a follow!


Switch Off Your Screens and Experience Nature

I love getting covered in mud, trying new things and being at one with nature. There's something very calming about it so when I was invited along to experience GoApe at Aberfoyle I was over the moon! 

I've heard about GoApe a lot, we actually tried to plan a trip to there before but people dropped out so we decided not to go. I was gutted because it looked like soooo much fun! Climbing about, zip lining over the trees and getting the chance to be a kid again, get muddy and have a good laugh whilst fulfilling all those needs of an adrenaline junkie. GoApe definitely allows you to do this, it's a big adventure course for adults (and over 10s) it's got a lot to offer but the best thing about it all, is trying something different and having a fabulous day out. 

Stephen and I set off for Aberfoyle at half 10 in the morning on Sunday the 29th July, the rain was hitting the ground so hard that it was bouncing back up and we were FREEZING! I can honestly say I was dreading the whole experience a little until we were about 10 minutes away and the excitement hit me, WE WERE GOING TO GOAPE! Suddenly the fact that it was bucketing down with rain didn't bother us, both Stephen and myself were singing in the car, getting pumped up for the day ahead. We had our rain coats in the back seat, our change of clothes at the ready and our adrenaline pumping through our bodies, it was such an AMAZING feeling to say the least. As we have never been before, we were quite sure just how big the zip wires would be, we had no idea what to expect which I feel made it even more exciting. 

Once we got to GoApe we parked up and headed for the little "shed" building to get signed in for our experience, whilst there we decided to buy some gloves with grips on them because it was raining and my hands were freezing, with my fibro, if I'm cold my body starts to seize up so this was a good choice, it made the whole day a lot easier for me. We then had a walk around as we were a little early for our 12pm booking. We walked along some of the trails which was nice. At GoApe there isn't just the chance to swing amongst the trees, you can also go on nature walks and take in the sights, there's quite a lot to do as we found out from a nice couple who had been going walks with their dogs along the trails for years, they gave us some good recommendations on what we could do if we ever come back. 

Soon enough it was time to head up to the training area, this is where you get your harness on and go through the basic safety training because once you leave the first zip wire place, you are completely on your own and you have to navigate it all yourself (although there are the instructors dotted around the place who will be there if you need them but you are left to go through it all yourself) at this point Stephen and I were quite lucky as we got talking to some couples who were there and they were SUPER nice, we were all making jokes and it was really good to not feel nervous with the group we were with, everyone was very down to earth (apart from one couple, but lets not go there...) Although you are in a group with the safety talks and such you do go through it all at your own pace which Stephen and I done, at first we wanted to rush through to see who could get done the fastest but decided that we should take our time and savour it. Our instructor, Emily, was really nice, I couldn't get over how soft spoken she was and I was glad she was our instructor because she was very relatable. 

Once our training was done it was time to take on the first Zip Wire, looking at it my heart started to race and I was raring to go! I was excited to swing through all the trees as the zip wire was LOOOONG. I went before Stephen so I could take pictures of him zipping along and I'm glad I did... my landing was hilarious, even the instructor laughed at me haha but I felt like I was in the air for ages, it kept going and that's not a bad thing, it was very enjoyable. Once Stephen was across we headed to the next area.

We started climbing, making our way through the course and having mini panic attacks because it was very slippy due to the rain. We laughed most of the time, watching each other go through the trees, trying to navigate round the place and really bonding. I love how much we worked together throughout the whole experience, When my bones were sore and I felt like I couldn't go on any longer, Stephen was there to cheer me on and help me when I needed it. 

I think it's a great day out for couples, families, friends and more. You can book it for birthdays, just a fun day our or even a hen or stag party which would be a fun, different kind of activity. Now I'm thinking about Lisa's hen party.... haha. But seriously, it was so much fun and I seen that there was a big family group there of about 9 of them and all of them were laughing and making a good day out of it. It was nice to see that the rain didn't ruin it for anyone and all I seen was people smiling and having fun. 

There's so much to do and many different places where you can experience a GoApe day like Cathes Castle, Glentress Forest, Dalby Forest and many more locations throughout the UK so you will be able to find one near you for sure and get to have a fabulous day out. There is an age limit though, you can't take children under 10 years old and on their website they have all the details on who is suitable to go and more, you can check that out HERE.

I have to say, I was so incredibly impressed with the experience at GoApe as was Stephen, we laughed the whole day, we bonded and we pushed ourselves which was just so liberating. We loved it so much that we are planning on going for someones birthday in the next few months as we feel it really would be a different kind of birthday surprise but very entertaining. I really hope that if you're reading this that you try this out at least once, it's perfect for those adrenaline junkies of you out there who like to have new, exciting experiences.

Now that you have read all about it, why not switch off your screen and go experience nature, at GoApe, it will be WORTH IT. 

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*I was asked to go along and experience the GoApe tree top adventure but all thoughts and opinions are my own*

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