jan 2018 bullet journal january goals

Hola, everyone! We’re over a week into the new year and I thought it was about time that I shared my January goals. I’ve never been a monthly goal setter to be honest but it’s something that I think I’m going to benefit from. I kind of just hope that I’ll do things in the month and they don’t happen. Either because there’s nothing really pushing me to do those things or because I forget. Since I started to use my bullet journal though I’m trying to get my life just a little more organised. I’m hoping it’s going to help me make more time for myself between uni work and give my mental health a chance to get better. I’ve got about four goals that I want to achieve this month. Some of them are changes that I think might improve my life and some of them are general self care things where I hope I’ll take more time for myself. View Full Post

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Matilda uk tour the musical wmf wales millennium centre

Happy New Year, my lovelies! We’re into 2019 and I kick started my year in the best way possible! By going to see a show on New Year’s Day. Matilda’s been on a UK tour for a couple of months now and have been doing a pretty long stint in the Wales Millennium Centre. So, having booked tickets a year in advance, it was finally time to go and watch it.

Matilda has been one of those shows that I’ve heard so much about. There’s been a lot of hype and everyone that has gone to watch it has always had good things to say. I love the book and I love the film but, to be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure how I was going to feel about the play. Sometimes when a show has too much hype, I feel like my hopes get a bit too high and I just end up disappointed.

This was so far from the case with Matilda. I was in love with this show from beginning to end. There’s not a single complaint that I have about the show because everything about it was just perfect. I was absolutely enamoured by the staging. It was so bright and colourful. I kept hunting for hidden words in the letters that framed the stage and all of them related to the show somehow.

I was in absolute awe of the child actors and the shear commitment that they have to put on a performance like that. The energy they had was electric, between the dancing and the singing you could just tell them amount of effort that was put into it all. The way that the dancing was incorporated into some of the props was beautiful to see and I was a massive fan of it.

The play does stray away from the film and the book a little bit but I didn’t mind that. It still had the same basic plot with a few twists and turns in the way. And I’m extremely glad that I didn’t listen to the full soundtrack beforehand because the songs were just another surprise. But I can tell that I’m going to be listening to the songs fora little while now.

Matilda still has a couple of stops in the tour left with tickets still available. So, if you have the chance, I’d definitely recommend going to watch it. You won’t be disappointed and you’ll be leaving the theatre with a massive smile.

Sai x

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Only nine days left until Christmas! Admittedly, I’ve not been in the most festive of moods lately and normally I’m ready for Christmas from November. But our Christmas tree is all up and I’m slowly feeling a bit more festive bit by bit so I thought I’d share with you guys the Christmas ornaments that my sister has gotten me over the past couple of years. Every year we get get each other one special ornament to add to our own collection so here’s what I’ve got right now.

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Hey there, beautiful people. I’ve managed to tear myself away from work long enough to get some blog post writing in at last. You have no idea how much I’ve missed it but I’ll explain what’s been going on in another post or YouTube video. Today, I want to celebrate the wonders that are small businesses. I’m a massive believer in supporting small businesses and helping them thrive and that belief has only grown since me and my sister set up on our Etsy shop selling handmade nail polishes.

Whenever possible during Christmas and for birthdays, I try to look for a small business alternative. Whilst it isn’t always possible to but from a small biz, I try my best. So, I thought I would share with you guys some of my my top picks for Christmas gifts from a few small businesses!

Gifts Under £10

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book review sue perkins spectaclesTitle: Spectacles
Author: Sue Perkins
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: October 8th 2015
Pages: 377
Format: Ebook
Service: Bought
Buy: Waterstones

‘When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn’t kept some of it. She had kept all of it – every bus ticket, postcard, school report – from the moment I was born to the moment I had the confidence to turn around and say “Why is our house full of this shit?” 

Sadly, a recycling “incident” destroyed the bulk of this archive. This has meant two things: firstly, Dear Reader, you will never see the countless drawings of wizards, read a poem about corn on the cob, or marvel at the kilos of brown flowers I so lovingly pressed as a child. Secondly, it’s left me with no choice but to actually write this thing myself. 

This, my first ever book, will answer questions such as “Is Mary Berry real?”, “Is it true you wear a surgical truss?”, and “Is a non-spherically symmetric gravitational pull from the outside observable universe responsible for some of the observed motion of large objects such as galactic clusters in the universe?”

Most of this book is true. I have, of course, amplified my more positive characteristics in an effort to make you like me. 

Thank you for reading.’ 

Let me start off by saying that by no means am I a big reader of autobiographies. However, I fell in love with Sue Perkins from the first time that I watched The Great British Bake Off and since then, I have loved every single show that she has presented. So, when I saw that she had written Spectacles there was no doubt in my mind that I was going read it. I was keen to find out about the woman who seemed to make up baking innuendos for a living. Granted it did take me some time to end up buying it but I did! View Full Post

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