Thursday, 1 August 2019

Hello August | 2019


Hello my darlings! As this blog post goes live I'm going to be on a birthday trip to Chester with my husband (hopefully) doing lots of exploring, shopping and generally having fun and making memories.

If you follow me on my Instagram then you'll know already that July started with me going along to a lot of press invites, and blog events which I am so thankful for - I had such a lovely start to the month and feel like I made a lot of new friends in the blogging world during these events. I was even invited to meet the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Peter Brennan, in Liverpool's Royal Liver Building but my favourite event of the month has to be at 200 Degree's Liverpool's Launch.

Also during July I had a really wonderful appointment with my gastroenterologist nurse and got a lot off my chest that I wanted to talk about and make him aware about. I am so excited that I am going to be sharing some upcoming news involving the amazing Aintree Hospital again soon in an upcoming article next month.

This month wasn't all fun and roses though and I spent the 22nd of July feeling very heartbroken, upset and numb as it has been a whole year without my beautiful perfect Nan was taken tragically to cancer. I visited my Nan's grave and then spent the rest of my day at home with my husband watching one of my Nan's favourite shows - Downton Abbey.

I'm finishing this blog post off on 29th July and as this blog post goes live I will be away with my husband for a birthday treat in Chester thanks to the Travelodge*. Of course, I will be sharing all about our trip soon but for now, check my Instagram for some Instasnaps of what we're up to!

I really hope everyone has had a really fabulous July and has an even better August. Do you have any plans for this month? How was your July? Let me know by leaving me a comment below. I'm sending you all so much love!

With love, Alisha Valerie. x

65 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have had some lovely opportunities this month, cannot wait to read about your travelodge stay and what you got up too! I am really sorry about your nan, it is heartbreaking xx

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  2. That's so exciting that you got to attend so many blogger events - I'm still a little apprehensive about them but everyone only has good things to say! Have a great August x

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  3. I hope you had a wonderful time in Chester. I am sorry for the loss of your Grandmother. I am just approaching the first anniversary of my Mum's death and I know it'll be a very difficult day.

    Here's to a great August x

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  4. So sorry to hear about your nan, absolutely heartbreaking. I hope you have a fun-filled August, can't wait to see what you get up to! xx
    El // Welsh Wanderer

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  5. Sorry to hear about the loss of your grandma, sending you lots of love. I can't wait to hear all about your travelogde visit! X

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿 www.kayleighzaraa.com

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  6. Love how July seems to have treated you in terms of blogging, hope 2019 will treat you just as well x

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  7. Sounds like you had some incredible opportunities, congrats! I had a relaxing July with some much needed down time camping in the middle of nowhere, with no cell signal lol

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  8. It's nice sharing every month moments and stuff. Seems like July was good for you in general life and blogging as well. Hope every month gets better and better.

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  9. It sounds like July was, on the whole, absolutely lovely - that's so great. I hope you're having a wonderful time in Chester right now, and that the rest of August will follow in a similarly positive manner! :)

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  10. Sorry about your nan, hope you're okay and sending my love and prayers to you and your family!x

    FATIMAH • ROSEYGOLDBOX
    www.roseygoldbox.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. sounds like you had a pretty good July! I need to find some blogger events near where I live. Wishing for an amazing August!

    theblackprincessdiaries.com

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  12. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I hope you can enjoy your trip despite it! ♥️

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  13. My July wasn't too bad. Sounds like you had lots of exciting events to attend. Sorry to hear of your Nan. My gran passed 2 years ago so I feel your pain. I hope you had a nice trip with your husband x

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  14. Sounds like you had a good July. I'm glad to see the back of July tbh!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  15. Wow! That sounds awesome! I have tried to find blogger activities in my area but there is nothing, lol. Arkansas isn't a very bustling State. Hopefully when I move to Bouler, Colorado I will be able to interact with some more bloggers face to face :)

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  16. Enjoy your birthday holiday with your husband Enjoy August.

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  17. Sounds like a really good much! I'm so sorry for your loss, can imagine it's so hard to lose your nan.

    Melissa | Rosy Melissa

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  18. July was really good actually as I got to take a big start and decide to start my own company which is in the process of registering so yayy. Bloggin wise I got invited to bubbleology opening in oxford and another invite to blenheim palace I am still deciding on what to see yet.
    www.meilifisayo.com

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  19. I hope you have a really lovely month going forward x

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  20. I hope August is a great month for you! Can't believe how quickly this year is going xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  21. Congrats on your blog opportunities. I know it must be great to go blog events. I hoped you enjoyed your Birthday trip.

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  22. Ah, so sorry to hear about your Nan, what a very sad time. But I hope you had a wonderful time on your Travelodge stay and I'll look forward to reading about that later this month :) X Lisa

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  23. It's great that you've been offered so many exciting opportunities this month! But I'm sorry to hear about it being your Nan's anniversary - I understand how horribly numb it can be as my Nan's anniversary is coming up soon.I'm sure watching one of your Nan's favourite shows was a great way to honour her and I bet she was there watching them with you! I hope you have a fantastic August!

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  24. It has been a difficult but beautiful month for you my lovely!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  25. Glad you had so many events to head to! You were definitely kept busy! I'm sorry about your nan's anniversary! Anniversaries like that are always the worst to deal with but you did it! xx

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  26. Sounds like July was a food month for you overall. I had a pretty good one too! I hope your August is great x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  27. I can't believe we're in August already - where is this year going!? It sounds like your July was a blast, I can't wait to hear all about you August!
    Rosie

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  28. Sorry about your Nan. Anniversaries are hard going x

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  29. Have a wonderful trip! It's good you took the time to honor your loss. That's important.

    My July was alright, but I'm hoping August is better!

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  30. So sorry to hear about your Nan, I too recently lost my Nan, following her diagnosis in August 2018. I hope August brings you much happier things, you clearly deserve it. Love!

    KeiranCrying.com

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  31. Really sorry to hear about you losing your nana to cancer. It always seems to be the people the most good that cancer takes away from us. My thoughts are with you and the whole family. As for my plans for the rest of August I got a networking party I'm checking out this coming Friday, which I've been excited about for weeks and got a few weddings I'm heading to.

    Hopefully you're enjoying your time away your husband!

    Johnny | Johnny's Traventures
    https://johnnystraventures.com

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  32. I hope you enjoy your birthday trip away with your husband

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  33. I’m sorry about your nan, that is always so hard. I am sending you some love. That’s really great about all of your blogging events though! Great post Alisha :)
    Briana
    https://justmythoughtsblogs.wordpress.com

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  34. I hope you have a lovely time in Chester Alisha! Also I am so sorry to hear about your Nan, sending you lots of love x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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