Monday, 1 July 2019

Hello July | 2019



Hello my lovelies! Well, June came and went so quickly didn't it? Even though I'd been dreading June for a big reason (will talk about this below) I am so happy that I survived it with my mental health still intact.

Start of June was rubbish for me, not only did we have really horrible rainy grey weather I also had a vile migraine that lasted four days (three of which I spent in bed!) - thankfully I'm going much better now and I'm feeling more back to normal.

The saddest, most heartbreaking thing about June was that it was my Nan's birthday on June 11th and the first one I celebrated without her since her passing away from cancer last July. It was a really hard day and one I felt very bittersweet about.

On June 16th, aka Fathers Day which happened to fall right on my husband's birthday this year, Phil and I had a little mini holiday to Southport courtesy of Travelodge. We had such a fab time (other than me being given a beef burger when I asked for a vegan burger at a restaurant!), but there is going to be more of that coming soon in a blog post.

Also this month we celebrated my brothers twentieth birthday. I really cannot believe he is twenty years old. We celebrated by going for a wonderful meal at The Game Bird* in Eccleston, with my husband, my brother and his girlfriend, and my parents.

Oh, and did I mention that I celebrate my blog birthday a few days ago on the 29th? I cannot believe that my little blog turned five years old! I am so thankful to everyone over the past five years who have helped me grow my blog and who continue to take the time to read and comment on my posts, I love you all so much.

June has ended with me being very excited about the summer and all of the things I have planned - more details on this will be featured on My Instagram.

How was your June? Did you get up to anything exciting? What are your plans and goals for July? Leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts and what you're going to be getting up to? Sending everyone so much love and happiness for your month ahead!

With love, Alisha Valerie. x

62 comments:

  1. Congrats on your blogs birthday! Hope you have a good month xx

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  2. Hope July is a good month for you! This Summer is flying by xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  3. I can't believe how quickly July came around!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  4. Congrats on five years of blogging, that is so awesome! It sounds like you had a fun and busy June with birthdays and mini breaks :) Hope you have a fantastic July lovely <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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  5. June was a bit of a quiet month for me! Hopefully July will be better for everyone x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  6. Congrats on your blog birthday. Sounds like you had a very busy June!

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  7. Happy Blogavversary! Five years is such a long time! I'm so sorry about your Gran, it was the same for me in May celebrating her birthday since she passed. But I am sure she is with you no matter what.

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  8. Happy Blogavversary! Keep writing, love your blog x

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  9. I can't believe how quick July has got here! Loved this post! x

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  10. June did go by so fast! I feel like there are so many things I did not get a chance to do last month. I hope you get a chance to accomplish your goals and have a fabulous July.

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear about your Nan. June did pretty much fly by and I'm kinda glad it did (although this year is passing far too quickly!) because I had a sad little anniversary in June - it would have been nephew 3's 1st birthday and I wasn't prepared to feel as sad as I did. I thought I'd gained closure when we scattered his ashes but I'm not sure if you ever do gain closure from something like that.
    Sorry, I'm rambling on.
    The trip to travelodge sounds super exciting, albeit alarming that they don't know the difference between beef and vegan!
    I'm excited for July, I have some personal goals, a trip cat sitting, and there's a date in the diary to visit nephew 4 (and parents) and I've not seen him since easter so I'm betting he is so different now! I'm excited to hear his giggle again and I've heard he's crawling now so even more fun to play with :D

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  12. A blog birthday is no small feat! Look at how much you've accomplished ! & you're absolutely right, July just rolled in so quickly!

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  13. I am so sorry about your Nan. Also, Happy fifth birthday to your blog. That’s a big achievement <3

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  14. Wishing you well for July - such a fun summer month!

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  15. I'm so sorry for the loss of your nan, birthdays and holidays always seem to be hardest when you've lost someone you love.

    But congratulations on such a huge blog milestone - 5 years! That's an incredible achievement!

    Hope you have a fantastic July!

    Hayley | www.thriceuponadream.com

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  16. wow! congrats on your blog turning five! that’s an amazing accomplishment. I’m so sorry about you nan and about that burger you received, restaurants really need to be more mindful about things like that! hope you have a great july! xx

    mich / simplymich.com

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  17. Congratulations on your blog birthday, 5 years is amazing!

    I am so sorry that your Nan's birthday was so difficult, it is my Mum's first angel birthday this month and I already know it is going to be hell.

    Here's to a great July x

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  18. Happy Blog birthday let's all have a jolly July.

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  19. Congratulations on your blogging birthday. I hope we have some better weather in July

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  20. June sounded like a crazy mix of emotions for you! Happy blog birthday! I'm sorry about your Nan's birthday being such a difficult time X

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  21. Congrats on your blog's 5th birthday!! That's stellar and also my oldest son's b-day, lol. June was crazy busy, got to go to NY and write a blog about it--got lots of new work coming in, still trying to keep up on blogging and my goal for July is to make lots of new connetions through it. Hope you have a lovely month!

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  22. Happy blog birthday my darling!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  23. I'm glad the month ended better than it began for you :) Hopfully next month will be even better!!

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma passing... Hope you're okay <3 I'm glad that the month ending on a nicer tone than it started! I'm curious - what did you do with the beef burger in the end? Did they take it back? I would've been horrified!

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    1. They took it back and then gave me another burger which they said was vegen. I ate two bites of it but felt it as it didn't taste right and then was sick for days so I think they gave me another beef burger tbh. 💜

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  25. Congratulations on your blog birthday! It definitely sounds like June was a mixed bag of emotions, I'm especially sorry to hear about your Nan, it always gets difficult celebrating their birthdays when they're no longer here. Sending you love and looking forward to reading about your plans for the summer!
    Amy | sassycatlady.com

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  26. So sorry to hear about your grandmother :(. Sending you a hug and wish you a lovely July. https://www.daisyandthyme.com/thyme-to-spare-daisy-simple-pleasures-londons-hidden-gems/

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  27. I hope you have a great July Alisha! I didn't have a brilliant June so I'm hoping that July will be a much better month for me! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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  28. Happy Blogoversary! It's exciting to see you still going strong after 5 years, still showing so much passion for what you do. I'm sorry for your loss, anniversaries relating to that (birthdays, holidays, anniversary of the passing) can all be so difficult. Here's to an amazing July.

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  29. How are we already in July, I swear it was just January?! x

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  30. It's always nice to read that your month ended better than it started.

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  31. Massive congrats on the blog birthday!! I cannot believe that we are seven months into 2020!!
    Rosie

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