My Employer supports the British Heart Foundation and every so often, they do something great to raise money to provide support for them. They also match any donations received so we can support the charity to the maximum.
This year, they have organised a bike ride from Glasgow to London and Owain, my lovely boyfriend is cycling from Sheffield to Leicester.
The British Heart Foundation means a lot to me and not just because my employer is raising money to support them but because my close family has suffered with heart problems so i’m no stranger to pain. My family was lucky but i know there are other’s who aren’t and if any small amount of donations i raise on behalf of Owain’s cycling, i will feel proud to have supported such a great charity which does such good work.
If you can donate, however big or small, then please do – you can do this by visiting our Just Giving page here – please leave your name and a small message or comment here if you do donate, so i can make sure to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
If you are unable to donate for any reason, or simply cannot – please leave comments of support for Owain and i’ll make sure it keeps him motivated. 🙂
I’ll also let you know how he gets on, the ride is in September and it means at least if nothing else, i get rid of him for half a day 😉
If you’ve read my previous post, you will know i have a life long battle with my hair. I get it cut short, then i want to grow it but when it gets to a certain length, i decide i want to cut it short again. So i set myself a goal; Hair below my shoulders by June 2016. This is when Owain’s friend is getting married and will be the first wedding of 2016 i’ll be invited too, unless any last minute invites find their way to me! I want to try and battle through the annoying hair on my neck all the time phase and resist the urge to cut it all off again.
That’s where my blog comes in. I’m using it to track my progress so i can see exactly how much my hair has grown and what condition it’s in. I would go insane without something to measure it and i’d probably end up cutting it all off!
It’s been about a month and a half since i last decided to chop all my hair off, to make sure i had a fresh clean start with beautiful ends. I haven’t dyed my hair for a few months until my roots ended up looking ridiculous and i had to dye my roots a little darker to cover the different colours it had grown (don’t ask, it was a bit stripy). I’m trying not to dye the ends of my hair so i can go for longer without cutting it and it seems to be working. I had a tiny trim this week and here is where my hair is at right now;
It’s still ombré and it seems to get lighter after every wash, but i love it! I get bored of having my hair one block colour and so the lighter ends keep it interesting.
Here is my hair when i started this journey at the beginning of June 2015;
It’s not been very long and i have had a trim but i’m so proud of myself for not cutting it all back off again because the old me would take an inch off this and have it end at my chin.
I’ll keep you updated & my twitter friends have recommended Lee Staffords Range for hair that doesn’t grow past a certain length so i may invest and let you know how i get on with it!
Have you or are you growing your hair? Give me your tips!
So, this July marks exactly one year since i started this blog. Starting out, i wanted something i could do as a hobby and i enjoyed writing so what better than to start a blog. I wanted to create an online diary which i could look back at in the future and say “look at all the amazing things i did”. What i didn’t imagine was how addictive blogging was. It wasn’t just writing about things i’m passionate about, it was connecting with other people.
I’m usually a person who prefers what she knows, – staying in, keeping to myself etc but blogging has made me open up and connect with all you lovely people whether it’s via wordpress, twitter or instagram! I find myself wanting to get involved and i’m working myself up to possibly attending events (watch this space, i’m still completely terrified of meeting new people) and i’m sure in another year things will be completely different.
I didn’t start my blog thinking i would receive free things and i’m still not under that impression. Although i have received some really great products and worked with some amazing brands, that’s not what blogging is about for me. I enjoy writing to connect with people – even if it’s only one person in the entire world. I know some great people in the blogging community and although i haven’t met other bloggers (YET!) they are the best community of people! Always there for each other and so supportive.
I’m still learning – my pictures are not the best and i’m well aware of that. Sometimes i have NO ideas what so ever about posts so there’s nothing for a few weeks but it’s my blog and i’d rather post when i have something to say rather than because i’ve told myself i will post a certain number of times etc.
I’m hoping blogging will bring more great opportunities to connect with others!
Thank you all so much for reading my ramblings and for connecting with me – you have no idea how much it means to me!
Ari, over at Comics & Cookies tagged me in her ‘4 things’ post and i love love love reading about other people so i decided to provide a bit more of an insight into the crazy girl behind the blog. (Also, Visit Ari’s site – it’s crazy good!)
Four places I’ve lived:
- Scunthorpe when i lived with my mum.
- Upperthorpe in Sheffield when i first moved to the city.
- The Wicker in Sheffield – Yeah, don’t ask.
- & now, Kelham Island, Sheffield!
Four jobs I’ve had:
- Staff Trainer at Mcdonalds
- Lloyds TSB Mortgage Service
- Santander Collections Complaints
- Coffee shop assistant when i was a teen!
Four things I don’t eat
Four of my favourite foods
- Curry (Korma, i’m no animal)
- Roast Potatoes
- Can’t go wrong with a Kebab. (Okay, maybe i am an animal)
Four films I’ve watched more than once
- About Time
- Top Gun
- Love Actually
- Kill Bill
Four TV Shows I watch
- Once Upon A Time
- Pretty Little Liars
- House of Cards
- Game of Thrones
Four things I’m looking forward to this year
- My 25th Birthday in October – I don’t think i’m doing anything but still.
- Being back home during the week (i’m currently working away)
- Finishing my 2nd module of my University Degree
- Christmas, because who doesn’t?
Four things I can’t live without
- Tea tea tea tea (Kept Ari’s answer because, she’s totally right!)
- Cinnamon and Raisin Bagels
- My Phone (this pains me, i feel so modern)
- My Bed.
Four things about Owain – My better half.
- He sunburns BADLY & it’s great (i am no longer alone)
- He REALLY likes his PS4 & Xbox.
- He cooks
- He owns more than 3 coffee machines.
Four places I’ve visited
- New York, USA
- Paris, France
- Nice, France
- London, UK
Four pet peeves
- Being able to hear people while i’m trying to sleep.
- People who think they’re entitled to everything.
- Nasty People.
- People who cough without covering their mouth.
Four things I wish I could do
- Apply make up better.
- Drive (LAME)
- Wake up earlier.
- Grow my hair.
Four subjects I studied at school
Four things near me right now
- My phone
- Lemon Bon Bons (YIPEEE)
- My Watch
- Owains Ray Bans
I hope you now know me a little better, feel free to steal this and complete yourself!
Leave your comments,
The other day i received the best thing in the mail that i have in a while. I’m used to my usual subscription boxes – My Little Box & GlossyBox but when i subscribed to Prairie Charms, i wasn’t quite sure what i would receive.
Prairie Charms is all about pretty. Pretty jewellery, pretty hair accessories, pretty much pretty everything. I subscribed as one of their bloggers to review the box and i was excited to see what it was like. Low and behold i was not surprised!
I purchased some products off their website not so long ago and i haven’t stopped wearing my yellow headband so i wanted to see if i could fall in love with their other products like this.
It was overflowing with beautiful pieces. I received gorgeous hair ties and hair bands. The cutest bracelets and necklace. Adorable Paper straws, gourmet popcorn and popcorn bags to enjoy it from. Super Pretty Hair Clips and Nail Stickers. I was blown away.
I am so impressed with this as it’s not your usual beauty subscription box and i honestly love everything in the box. It’s perfect for spring/summer with all the floral patterns and they chose things which they thought i would love and colours i like. They did a damn good job!
Have a look at my other Prairie Charms purchases or visit their website to have a look at what they have to offer. They are always super excited to meet new Prairie Charms lovers so head over to twitter and say hi – !
Do you love this as much as i do?