Chapter 3

How is it the 3rd month of 2018 already??  Febuary always tends to go quick with it having less than 30 days, and its the season of Spring from 20th March till 21st June. Yipee!!  Hopefully the sight of better weather, Sunshine☀️, Daffodils, Baby Lambs, Easter 🐰, St Patrick’s Day 🍀, Six Nations 🏉 as well as all the other stuff Spring brings.

Update: Weather has been awful the last few days with The Beast from the East, snow🌨 and bitter cold weather🧣🧤. And I don’t think it’s due to get better over the weekend ☹️

So I wonder what March has install for me?

On the 1st March, TODAY it will be 1 whole year I have been with the Boy, it’s a long distance relationship and it is hard but I’m not sure what we are doing but he has that weekend off so I am hoping he is going to come down or we will go somewhere for a night?  I have about 10 birthdays to get cards and little gifts for, also meeting up with Chezza for an overdue catch up and no doubt there will be food and wine involved, and I’m hoping to go up to Liverpool at the end of the month for a few days to spend some more time with the Boy.

At the moment that is all I have planned but always I’m sure I will be adding to that if monies are friendly to me?

Anyway thats enough waffling from me, hope you have a fantastic March and lots of Fun!  Don’t eat to much chocolate with Easter at the end of March.

Lots of Love





Snowy Tuesday Night, 27th February 2018. Secretly hoping it snows more during the night, falls heavier & thicker so no buses run tomorrow so no way of getting to work… A girl can dream right?? 🌨❄️🙏🏼

#TheBeastFromTheEast #SnowDay2018

February 14th ❤️


Happy ❤️ Valentines to all my Followers.

History of Valentine’s: From Feb. 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. … Emperor Claudius II executed two men — both named Valentine — on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. Their martyrdom was honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day.13 Feb 2011

I’m not really sure how I feel about Valentine’s Day, I mean I don’t hate it and yes it is another money making scheme for companies. 

I do like to get a few silly and sweet gifts for my partner but I don’t go over board.  I would cook a nice meal at home and have a romantic night in, as restaurants do hack the prices up just for one day which I feel is a rip off and wrong?  Don’t get me wrong if the other half was to say babe, get dressed up as I’m taking you out, I wouldn’t say no as it is nice to get wined and dined but surely this can be done anytime of the year why just on February 14th??

Would you say you are more the romantic in your relationship?  Do you pull out all the stops or is it your other half? 😘😘

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What are your plans for The Day of Love??  

Hope you all have a L O V I N G L Y ❤️ F A B U L O U S ❤️ D A Y and you get spoilt by your other half.. 

Lots Of Love




New Nails

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Poundland Haul

Was browsing online the other day, as I was trying to get some ideas for little presents for Valentines for The Boy.  I had seen some Valentines bits on various peoples Instagram’s who I follow, I had no idea what I wanted to get, I don’t want to spend anymore than £20.

I thought I’d have a look in Poundland and Poundworld, they had some cute little bits but not much I would get for The Boy, but there was bits that I liked and wanted to buy!!  So after work I popped into Poundland as its literally right outside the bus stop in town, I noticed a LOVE Plaque they had and I had also spotted this on bellatesoriblog Instagram page, and I thought to myself I so want that, so I grab one when I went in.  I also spotted online they had a set of 3 small heart bowls so I picked them up as well , I actually went back on Thursday after work and picked up another set so I have 6, they are really cute.

Poundland have got some nice home bits in at the moment, I also spotted a marble dining set, each item priced at a £1 each so I’m contemplating whether to get six of the mugs, bowls, large plates, small plates and also Tea, Coffee and Sugar canisters.

Poundworld also have some good bits in, these are what I spotted online. I love the mugs and these would be ideal for me and The Boy as he always says I’m the Boss but I tell him he is! I also spotted this Heart frying Pan and LOVE balloon.

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Lots of Love




Book Reviews January 2018

First Read 🤓📖

The Year of Taking Chances • Lucy Diamond

🤩🤩🤩 out of 5

I chose this book as the last two books I have read have been quite intense thrillers.  I thought I would start my 2018 reading achievement with a nice girlie, fun and happy book. A Sunday Times Best Seller.  I found this book to be heart warming and a nice easy read to start the year, its about 3 strangers (Gemma, Caitlin & Saffron) that meet on New Years Eve, Gemma is throwing a New Years Eve Party and invities both Saffron (who is renting the cottage next door, she couldn’t get in so went next door to see if Gemma could help) and Caitlan (Who is home to pack her mum’s house up due to her passing away) all 3 ladies bond over Gemma’s dodgy cocktails and fortune cookies, and vow to make this year their best one yet.  Throughout the book all 3 ladies are challenged and tested to their limits with shocking new developments, Family, Love, Work, Home – all the things which they have taken for granted

Second Read

Good Me. Bad Me Ali Land

🤩🤩🤩 out of 5

I needed to go back to a thriller read for my second book because I missed it!  I have chosen this book as I have heard some good reviews. A Sunday Times Bestseller.  I was recommended to read this book from a friend on Twitter and this book certainly didn’t disappoint! I read this within 7 days which is a record time for me, it was a good read and good storyline. I’m glad that I read this book and back read thrillers.Milly’s mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother’s trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.

Third Read

The Couple Next Door • Shari Lapena

🤩🤩🤩🤩 out of 5

Richard and Judy Book Club choice The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is a page-turner with a web of dark secrets hidden within its story. The story begins when Anne and Marco decide to leave their 6 month old baby at home to go to a dinner party next door.  I first saw this when I was scrolling on Amazon and after reading the short description of the book it sound right up my street so I added it to my wish list.  I ended up buying this book for 50p from a charity shop on Saturday afternoon while I was out and about.  It took me 10 days to read this book, another I couldn’t put down.  I loved the storyline, the book was compelling and the twist in the story was good which you don’t see coming but I wasn’t sure of the ending but a good read overall.

So I read 3 books in January which I can say I am proud of myself for doing as usually I start a book and I would usually finish it 2 or 3 months later, but one of my achievements for 2018 was to read more. 
So I am challenging myself for February is to read 4 books.
A bookworm in the making? 📚📚
I hope you have found my verdicts on the above books helpful?
Lots Of Love

My Top 25 Films 

I’m surprised I’ve not done this post before?  So where do I start?  There are so many films that I love from Chick Flicks, Romcom, Comedy, Disney, Thrillers and Action..

Here are MY top 25! They aren’t in an particular order, but these are ones that I could watch over and over either because I just love the film and/or who stars in it.  The 3 Disney films which are listed have to be my 3 Disney favorites, and the film which is at number one has to be my all time favorite Love Story

1 The Notebook

2 The Devil Wears Prada

3 The Little Mermaid – Disney

4 Robin Hood – Disney

5 Frozen – Disney

6 Clueless

7 Confessions of a Shopoholic

8 TeenWitch

9 Pretty Women

10 How to lose a guy in 10 days

11 Practical Magic

12 Death Becomes Her

13 The Sweetest Thing

14 The Intern

15 The Devils Own

16 Sex and the City

17 New Years Eve

18 The Bone Collector

19 Friends with Benefits

20 Jaws

21 Beaches

22 Shirley Valentine

23 Desperately Seeking Susan

24 Deadly Pursuit

25 Olympus Has Fallen

Are any of the listed any of your favorites??

Hope you are all having a great weekend and have enjoyed this post?

Lots of Love



Dreaming of Mulberry

Mulberry Website: Born in 1971, the roots of Mulberry are in Somerset, England. Mulberry’s founder, Roger Saul, established the brand at his kitchen table, with £500 backing from his mother. His sister designed our instantly-recognisable tree logo – both that, and the name “Mulberry” come from the trees he would pass each day on his way to school. All of this represented a love of nature, the importance of family and the growth of a fundamentally British brand.  

For more than forty years, Mulberry has been a leading British lifestyle brand, internationally acclaimed for our quality and design. Mulberry’s handbags – the Trout satchel, the Bayswater and the Alexa – have become contemporary classics, iconic examples of British design and manufacturing expertise. Roger Saul’s successors, Design and Creative Directors Nicholas Knightly, Stuart Vevers, Emma Hill and, from 2015, Johnny Coca have each placed their own stamp on Mulberry, reinterpreting the brand to chime with the fashion moment.  Mulberry today offers a unique point of view on heritage. We continue to celebrate the contradictions of a truly British identity, looking back to our archives and rich British traditions and examining them from a new perspective. A sense of the past reinvented with the spirit of now. Heritage yet modern, classic, yet unclassic.

For as long as I can remember I have always loved Mulberry handbags and purses and with it be a quintessentially British brand, Manufacturing and it’s a heritage it makes it that bit more special.  I don’t know what it is about Mulberry but their bags a beautifully designed, good quality material and stunning colours.  I haven’t browsed their website for a while until I got an email in my inbox the other day, so I loaded up the site and had a browsing session and dreamed of owning one.

Below are a selection of what stood out to me and all bar one are in a price range which i could possibly save up for.  My first find was the Mini Seaton: The Seaton’s sleek lines and streamlined silhouette contrast with refined equestrian-inspired detailing and the signature Rider’s Lock. As you can see in the picture below the bag is a good size and ideal for day to evening you can carry it with the handle or as across the body, I also love the design of the fastening. They do this in 6 different colours, I’m liking the Oxblood and Clay, it’s priced at £895 so this bag will have to stay on the Dreaming Want List for a little while as I just don’t have £900 to hand.  The other finds was a small coin pouch in Orchid Red, its a cute size and with it being priced at £140.00, this could be my first Mulberry purchase as I could save this up within two or three months.  The next find was the Long Part Zip Wallet again in Orchid Red at a price of £255, but this comes with a little gift in the form of a coin purse, I know it’s not the same as the Part Zip Coin Pouch but I’m thinking maybe just getting the Long Zip Wallet, so this would mean four months of saving which is realistic.

My last find was the Small Amberley Satchel: Introducing the Amberley, first seen on the London Fashion Week catwalk. Inspired by British countryside pursuits, the Amberley gets its ring hardware and satchel shape from traditional equestrian styling.  The colours I like in this style are Oak Natural, Oxblood and Orchid Red, it has the same fastening as the Mini Seaton, and can be worn on the shoulder or as across the body.  It’s priced at £595.00, it’s within my price bracket but it would be six months worth of saving.  I love all of the items and I’d love to own all of them but I know that isn’t possible so just owning one Mulberry Item would be a dream.

Well I hope you are all having a good Saturday so far?  Hope you have all enjoyed reading this post..  Let me know what your favorite Mulberry Item is?

Lots of Love



Chapter 2

It’s the 2nd month of the year… Finally January is over 😆

The month of Valentines ❤️❤️.

Don’t know why I’m getting all excited for? I doubt I’ll get anything, even thou I like the thought of getting cute little gifts for the Boy 😍, let’s see if I’m proven wrong? I’m up in Liverpool from 15th to 17th February so it will be a good little test.. 🙏🏼

Need to get some stuff in the diary as January was bit of wash out with being skint, and the weather hasn’t been much better! So far this month I have the following planned:

• Getting my nails looking pretty again 💅🏼

• Liverpool to see The Boy for 2 nights 😍

• Meeting up with my cheese Laura and little Joseph 👩‍👦

• Day & Night with Chezza with Food & Wine 🍴🍷

Hoping to plan some more in before the 28th if monies allow.. Anyway hope February is a great month for you all..

Lots of Love




Underactive Thyroid 

Back in Dec 2003 I had a health scare in the form of a Stroke at the age of 23.  Since that time I have to take 1 dis-solvable aspirin a day to thin my blood out as a blood clot on the brain caused me to have the stroke.  So every year in September around my birthday I have to a yearly health MOT as I call it, where I have various checks and bloods done.

So I had my 2017 health MOT in September just before my birthday, so I went to my local walkin center where we have a blood test clinic, bloods were taken and then they got sent off for results and I had to wait about 5 days to get my results.  After the 5 days were up I contact my doctors who advised me that my Thyroid count was slightly high and I needed to make an appointment to see a doctor, I attended my appointment to discuss the findings on. The doctor advised that my T4 level isn’t producing enough and my TSH was only slightly higher than what the normal level should be which I think is 5.0, after talking it thru with the doctor she explained that its like a wall has been put up and the thyroid isn’t producing enough thyroid hormones so it is working harder to produce more to do what it should be doing naturally, so this is why I’m getting the following symptoms: Tiredness, Sensitive to the cold, Aching muscles, Dry skin and I would also say a slight level of depression.  I’ve also had hair loss when washing my hair, having clumps of hair in the plughole when I’ve finished washing it.

I was started off one the following medication, 25mg of Levothyroxine which I had to take 1 a day in the morning, so I took the 25mg from mid Sept to Dec 2017.  I was scheduled to have another blood test 12 weeks after my first which was around the 7th Dec, so I went to have this before I went off to New York so when I got back I would get my results would be ready.  After contacting the doctors for my second lot bloods I was advised that I would need to increase my medication to 50mg again 1 a day in the morning.  So this is where I am at the moment and another blood test to be taken around March time!  I still have some of the above symptoms, and I also need to be more careful with what I’m eating as weight gain is another symptom and I also need to make sure I am also looking after my hair, skin and nails as brittle nails and dry skin are also symptoms.  Self Care is on my 2018 achievements list to look after my skin and hair better as I have neglected it a bit in 2017!!

Thanks for reading this little medical post.  Any other readers have an underactive or overactive??

Lots of Love