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

christmas small biz etsy uk

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grape and olive christmas showcase 2018 swansea meal buffet set menu * Huge thanks to Grape and Olive for inviting me to their Christmas showcase event. It in no way has altered my views.

It’s never ever too early to think about Christmas. Well, that’s what I think anyway. The new academic year always makes me start to gear up for Christmas since it’s the next big event for me to look forward to as soon as my birthday is done. So, from the second week of September I’m already planning out presents and meals. I was extremely thankful to be invited to the Grape and Olive’s Christmas Showcase this year where they were sharing with us some of the items of their three Christmas menus. View Full Post

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