Monday, 17 December 2018
Monday, 10 December 2018
Since Christmas is around the corner and will be here before we know it, I thought I would share what presents I'm hoping for under my Christmas tree this year. However, please note, I'm not asking anyone to buy me these presents or anything like that at all these are just what I'm hoping I own one day.
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
With the seasons changing and Christmas just around the corner, it’s never too early to start thinking about festive home accessories and gift ideas for friends and family members. However, it can be an expensive time of year for some families, and it’s easy for prices to add up when you’re shopping for your nearest and dearest.
Monday, 3 December 2018
Saturday, 1 December 2018
Oh my gosh - it is December! Whaaat! How is there only one month left in 2018?
This year has gone so quickly yet so much has happened and in so many ways it's been the worst year of my life because we sadly lost my beautiful Nan to cancer which you can read in this very open blog post and I had some bad health problems and stopped my daily chemotherapy treatment after sixteen years to start cannabis but we moved into our new home - our forever home. It's been a very stressful year and I'm really looking forward that it's December, in such a bittersweet way.
Monday, 26 November 2018
Friday, 23 November 2018
Rockstar games got famous for making stealing car games in 1997 and haven't looked back since. Back in 2010 they took the massively successful franchise grand theft auto and made a cowboy game, and it was brilliant. Combining the freedom of GTA with the dawning of the modern United States, Red Dead Redemption was a breath of fresh air that would mosey along at its own pace as Call of Duty was modernising and Mass Effect was under threat of the collectors, RDR said, do you fancy driving this cattle down the ranch and with a tip of my hat I said, “yes ma'am.”
Monday, 19 November 2018
Something that some of my readers may not know about me is that I have loved gaming ever since I was a little girl, and since my husband and I were both tagged in the gamers tag a few months ago we thought it would be a fun idea to share our answers from that tag with you all today.
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Worried about where to start with the pre-Christmas clean? Online home and garden retailer BuyDirect4U* has a range of tools and tips to help with the cleaning countdown to the most wonderful time of the year, so you can banish dirt and get your home organised with the latest products and techniques.
Monday, 12 November 2018
As any of my family and friends will tell you, I'm a massive lover of hosting dinner parties, celebration parties and any basically any excuse of a party to get all of my favourite people together for a wonderful time and to make some memories so when I was sent a copy of Zoella's new book Cordially Invited, I was thrilled!
Sunday, 11 November 2018
Vanillalicious Protein-Packed Flapjack
This energy-boosting, protein-rich flapjack using Vanillalicious milkshake is extra gooey and creamy and perfect for lunch boxes. The addition of fruit and seeds makes it extra tasty.
Monday, 5 November 2018
My name is Alisha Valerie Gerrard, I’m thirty years old and I was born and raised in Liverpool England. Before I was six years old my hobbies were: ballet, gymnastics, majorettes and climbing trees looking for conkers in the local park. Just after my sixth birthday, I received the MR Vaccination at school - a regular vaccination given to all my classmates. That one vaccination changed my life forever and within a couple of weeks, I was stiff swollen and sore. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Chronic Arthritis as a side effect from the vaccination. It felt like my life was over, as I was no longer able to do all of my favourite hobbies due to being in so much pain. I was put on medication, which to this day I still say didn’t help, this was only the start...
Thursday, 1 November 2018
Monday, 29 October 2018
Monday, 22 October 2018
I first became interested in Tom Slemen's work when I was in high school, my class was given a task by our creative writing teacher to pick a book from the library to review. Most of my classmates picked books that were about romance, autobiographies or plays like Romeo and Juliet or Blood Brothers, I wanted something different so after spending over an hour looking for a book to fall in love with I came across a book by an author called Tom Slemen's which was called "Haunted Liverpool". Since reading that very first book over ten years ago I have fallen in love with all of Tom's books and since it's October I thought I would share my reasons why with you all.
Monday, 15 October 2018
Halloween is literally nearly here, words cannot express how much I adore celebrating this holiday, so in true blogger fashion I thought that my husband Morphilms and I would share with you a Halloween themed tag which we were tagged in last year and never got around to doing. Hope you all enjoy!
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Monday, 8 October 2018
Thursday, 4 October 2018
Festivals to Get You Inspired this Autumn from Vegan Events UK
There’s an exciting array of inspiring vegan festivals happening across the UK this autumn, including Christmas Festivals, organised by Vegan Events UK. And with an estimated 3.5 million people, and rising, in the UK identifying themselves as vegan, there’s never been a better time to find out more about this growing lifestyle choice.
Monday, 1 October 2018
Thursday, 27 September 2018
I have the most sensitive teeth you could ever think of having and although it's a side effect of having chemotherapy treatment for over ten years I really thought that stopped my treatment my teeth may start to feel a little better. I was wrong. My teeth have become more sensitive than ever and I've really struggled in finding a good toothpaste where I didn't feel like I was taking a chainsaw to my mouth every time I brushed my teeth, well that is until now!
Monday, 24 September 2018
Saturday, 15 September 2018
Monday, 10 September 2018
I thought I would do a slightly different type of blog post and show you some of my favourite things which I owned and loved from when I was a little girl. I was born in 1988 so I completely grew up in the 90s and they really are some of the best years of my life. So, go grab a cup of tea and let me share with you all some of my favourite toys and accessories from the 1990s!
Saturday, 8 September 2018
Firstly I want to state fully that I am not trying to brag at all in any shape or fashion about what products and items I have received from brands over the past month, I have been incredibly lucky to have been able to be in contact with these amazing brands and feel so privileged to be able to have tried all of these awesome products.
Saturday, 1 September 2018
I have been staring at my laptop screen for exactly fifty-two minutes and I still have no clue how to start this blog post. I've been sat here wondering how I can word things without it upsetting certain people but instead of holding anything back I'm gonna be completely honest, truthful and real.
Monday, 27 August 2018
Wednesday, 1 August 2018
My beautiful amazing Nan sadly passed away at 12.20am on Sunday 22nd August 2018. I can't put into words how heartbroken I am. I love you with all of my heart, I have no clue what to do without you. Lechyd da Nan. Good night sweetheart, God bless.
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Festival season is well and truly in swing and since one of my goals this year is to share more makeup looks on my blog I wanted to share a colourful festival look for you all. In my opinion, music is the strongest form of magic and every time I go to a festival I just want to live there forever. I'm going to be wearing this makeup look when I go to the Liverpool International Music Festival this year and if you aren't from Liverpool then you may not know already but Liverpool hosts the LIMF each year in the gorgeous place that is Sefton Park. I haven't been to a music festival in such a long time and since my health is doing better now I cannot wait to go to LIMF this year and make some precious memories.
Monday, 9 July 2018
I've had a love and hate relationship with my skin for years and years now and finding the perfect products for my skin has really been a struggle. I have a mix of dry and eczema-prone skin on my body and a mix of oily cheeks with a dry t-zone acne-prone skin on my face - nightmare! Thankfully though, after so many years I've found the best products for me and my skin so I wanted to share them with you all in the hope that all of them some of them will help you too.
Monday, 2 July 2018
Hanx* is a little box of happiness condoms, made with women in mind, they're ultra-thin, clean scented and best of all, vegan. For too long, women buying and carrying condoms have been seen as sleazy and easy, we've carried the shame and put up with unfair judgements that are stopping them from taking charge of our sex lives. Well not anymore!
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Alex Garland.
Saturday, 30 June 2018
Something that makes a movie, TV show or game stand out to me is the soundtrack. It can hook you in an instant or keep you going when the actual narrative drags. So I thought I’d write up a few suggestions for anyone looking to enjoy a story and a couple of good tunes. An honourable mention goes to Daria, which has a kickass MTV soundtrack that isn’t on the DVDs because of license issues.
Monday, 25 June 2018
When was the last time you found a brand that you fell in love with? Like literally you adore every single one of their products and can't find fault in any of them? I know for me until recently, it was a really long few years ago. If you've been reading my blog for a little while or you follow me on one of my social media account then you may read that I've been talking about Hempz Beauty* literally non-stop as I love them so much! So when towards the end of last month I was contacted asking if I'd like to receive their new "Pink Pomelo & Himalayan Sea Salt" collection, I was over the moon as if you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know how much I adore cruelty-free and natural products but also products that contain hemp or cannabis in them.
Monday, 18 June 2018
I've been a spoonie for most of my life, twenty-three years to be exact and up until six months ago I was taking a daily chemotherapy tablet as well as other steroid medications each year, I hated it. I know there are a lot of people who love medications and I understand that nine times out of ten medications work wonders for people but after listening to my doctors over the years and trying it so many different medications over the course of my life I was done with it all. I wanted something which wasn't medically tested on animals, I wanted something which was natural and organic so I chose Cannabis.
Friday, 15 June 2018
Directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden this movie is about sixteen-year-old Craig Gilner (played by Atypical's Keir Gilchrist) checks himself into a mental-health clinic as he is stressed by adolescence. Unfortunately, the youth wing is closed, so he must spend his mandated five-day stay with adults. One of them, Bobby (played by The Hangover's Zach Galifianakis), quickly becomes his mentor and protege, while Craig finds himself drawn to a fellow teen, Noelle (played by 'Wild Child' Emma Roberts), who just may be the cure he needs to forget an unrequited crush.
Monday, 11 June 2018
My absolute beautiful friend Kiah, who if you don't know already you should check out because she is amazing, did this blog post a while ago and it gave me the idea to do one for myself, so thanks babe for posting it and giving me the idea! I don't like to say I have a plan in life, I have goals and I work hard to achieve them but I also believe that you have to put the effort in and what is meant to be will happen. So instead of calling this "my five-year plan", I've decided to name it "My Five Year Goals"
Sunday, 10 June 2018
Monday, 4 June 2018
I love mornings, they're my "me time". A time in the day where everything is relaxed and peaceful, nothing has happened yet, my day hasn't fully started and I can spend a little while just being chilled. So, I thought that since I've seen so many people on social media moaning about their mornings recently I thought I would share some tips with you all on how to be a morning person..
Thursday, 31 May 2018
I've spoken on my blog a lot about having a morning playlist to wake yourself up to so after the wonderful people behind Spotify* got in touch with me asking if I'd like to make a playlist and a blog post about my favourite morning songs this Spring, I was thrilled and jumped at the chance. Here is a list of some of the songs featured on my Spring playlist...
Monday, 28 May 2018
I've found that if you want to attract happy positive wonderful things in your life then become a happy positive wonderful person. I want to share some of my top advice with your all on clearing out your mind and life to become a better person. So go grab yourself a drink and a snack because this blog post is gonna be a super long one..
Friday, 25 May 2018
Friday, 11 May 2018
Thursday, 10 May 2018
My mornings are one of my favourite times of the day. The sun is shining bright, the birds are singing, the squirrels are gathering their breakfasts of nuts we've left out for them, the bees are buzzing and the butterflies are fluttering - what more could anyone ask for? I love waking up super early and starting my day with a positive attitude and grateful thoughts, so I thought I would share with you my usual Spring morning routine which keeps my organised, motivated and positive.
Monday, 7 May 2018
If you've followed me for a little while you may remember that months ago in my Hello April blog post I mentioned that there was going to be a blog post coming up all about what was happening in March and all of the stress I was going through. Well finally months later I can finally share the news with my readers and explain to you all what has been going on, so go grab a drink or a small snack and get comfortable.
Saturday, 5 May 2018
I was recently kindly asked by Amazon Prime* if I'd like to receive a book to review on my blog and when I saw that this book was on the list to choose from, I jumped at the chance. If you don't know already 'I Let Him Go' is a heartbreaking, important story shared and written by Denise Fergus, the mother of James Bulger who was sadly murdered by two ten-year-old boys after being kidnapped in Liverpool twenty-five years ago.
Thursday, 3 May 2018
From my own personal experiences, bad mental health days always make me feel like utter shit. I don't want to do anything, I don't want to be around anyone at all, let alone let anyone touch me to give me a cuddle, because as silly as it sounds, it's like I don't want someone to hug me and catch my bad day off me.
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Monday, 30 April 2018
Sunday, 29 April 2018
Its 2.38am on a very cold and dark Tuesday Spring early hours, I can hear both my husband and our little puppy snoozing away soundly in our bedroom, and yet I'm sat on the sofa in our living room with a warm blanket thinking about my life.
Friday, 13 April 2018
I've been requested a lot of times over the years of blogging to do the Bestfriend Tag, but it's been hard talking my bestie into doing so. but when I suggested it once again and he said he would I thought I better get this up before he changes his mind!
Saturday, 7 April 2018
"After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide GeoStorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it."
Thursday, 5 April 2018
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
Prayer To The Blessed Virgin. Never known to fail. Oh most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, faithful Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin assist in this necessity. Oh Star of the Sea help me and show heein you are my Mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbl beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour in my necessity. There are none that can withstand your powers, Mary conceived without sin. Pray for us who have recourse to thee. Sweet Mother I place this cause in your hands. Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. This prayer must be said for three days, and after that request will be granted and the prayer must be published.
Monday, 2 April 2018
I really think that Easter time is a wonderful time, and since yesterday was Easter Sunday and today is Easter Monday I thought I would do the Easter tag. I was brought up Catholic so Easter time for myself and my family, just like any other special occasion, has always been about being together as a family making memories and eating a lot of yummy food - and a lot of chocolate!
Sunday, 1 April 2018
Thankfully April is finally here and I am so happy about it! Does anyone else feel like it took way to long to come? I don't know if it's to do with all of the stuff that has been going on in my life recently or snow and dull weather we have been having but I really feel like March went on forever.
Saturday, 31 March 2018
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Monday, 26 March 2018
Sunday, 25 March 2018
Friday, 23 March 2018
Saturday, 17 March 2018
2012 was the going to be the end of the world according to Nostradamus, but thanks to John Cusack, the world was saved and we don’t have to worry about a prophetic apocalypse told by someone centuries ago. To me, 2011 was a year where I saw maybe one gig, Godspeed you black emperor, in December. So I decided that if it was going to be the end of the world I'd have something to look forward to or say I experienced. Like Dave Gorman, I made a ludicrous plan that only made sense in my head, of one gig every month, halfway through including being in a different venue each month. Looking around Liverpool I thought this would be easy but funds, cancellations and blind willingness to just get a venue were what happened.