Sunday, 31 August 2014

Blogust #31: Last Blogust Post

So this is it. The end of an era. I feel a bit emotional about saying goodbye to this little series. It's literally been my world for a whole 31 days and that is a long freaking time, guys! It's been a bit of a rollarcoaster with the down days, good days, boring days and days in which I forgot to post but we've done it! I have been daily blogging for a whole month! That's actually scary! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed it as I certainally have!

On Tuesday, I will return to my normal blogging ways, posting about little things in my life and stuff. I feel like this month has made me improve so much on my blog writing skills. Writing to you guys just feels so natural now which I find absolutely fantastic! 
So especially for you guys, here is a sneak peak of my next blog post...

It's underway and in writing so that'll be up soon! Literally cannot wait!
Anyway, back to my blogust day! It's been work, tidying, organising and planning. I've particually ticked everything off my to-do list and that makes me happy. So because I was in a good mood and felt good, I took a selfie. (Just don't ask)

I feel like I'll be at a lost without telling you guys about my day-to-day life every night. This literally turned into my online diary for a month and I now feel so emotionally tied. However, this can't last forever so this is goodbye to my blogust series, goodbye to daily blogging and goodbye to you guys for now!
Thank you for the support!
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x  

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Blogust #30: Working hard and being prepared

Heyya guys! My second last blogust post is here (crying). I don't think I'm quite ready to saying goodbye to this daily blogging thing but it was only meant to be short term and my life is wayyyyy too boring to do this all the time.

Anyway, today is been one of those uneventful days in which I spend start on a laptop, highlighting books and writing notes. College life is fast approaching and I'm not sure how I feel about it. It's going to be such a different environment to what I'm used even though I know it so well. It's going to be so weird.  
Today was also the first day in which I have properly used my new laptop and I love it. It's so quick. The sound is amazing. I just love it. (Plus it works which is kinda a good thing :P)
I've also been trying to get a bit organised. I have a lot of stuff to do before starting college on Thursday including tidying my room, sorting my washing, sorting out college stuff and completing work. I'm getting a bit stressed about it all. I already feel like I need a holiday but that's not going to happen. 
Anyway, I'll see you all tomorrow in my last ever blogust post!
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x

Friday, 29 August 2014

Blogust #29: Another shopping trip!

Hello everyone! Day 29 of Blogust is here and I am actually writing this on a laptop because today, I finally got my own ready to start college with. Its a snazzy macbook air. Have any of you guys got MacBooks? Comment something cool about them in the comments that I may not know.

(New baby)

Anyway, today I went shopping. I know. I know. This is starting to look like I go shopping every single day but i promise you, its a one off for me to go so much. It's simply to make sure I have everything I could possibly need to start college with and that includes boarding house snacks. Also, everything I'm buying will be put into my back to school post next week so it's all really for your entertainment :P

(Sneak peak)

While I was shopping, I also stopped for lunch in the town centre Cafe Nero. This Cafe is situated on the top floor of a waterstones which means few people know where it is so often its completely empty. There I got a panini, hot chocolate and passionfruit and orange drink. It was rather lovely. (I feel so british writing that ;))

The lovely Olivia over at Boho and Brownies nominated me for the Liebster Blog award again today. As I have already done my post and nominations, I thought I'd answer her questions in today's Blogust post. So here we are...

{1} What fashion trend do you wish would return?
Uggs. Why aren't they no longer accepted? Someone answer me this question.

{2} What are your guilty pleasures?
Chocolate. Humous. One Direction. Big Brother.

{3} Whats your favourite season?
Autumn. I love the smells, colours, clothing and festivals/events.

{4} What is your most prized possession?
My new laptop i think.

{5} If you could eat anything for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I don't think I could eat just one thing for the rest of my life because I'd get sick of it so easily which would suck as I would have to keep eating it.

{6} What would be your dream job?
A mixture of a flat water kayaking coach, film producer and primary school teacher.

{7} What do you see yourself doing in 10 years time?
Hopefully settling down and getting married while tracking down my first teaching job.

{8} What would be your number on blogging tip?
Plan and think ahead. It's helping me all the time if I know what I'm doing for my next post or what I have to plan for.

{9} Whats your favourite post that you've written so far?
That's tricky to say. I quite liked my Writing Process Tag post but I've liked a few of my Blogust posts too.

{10} Whats your earliest memory?
Tipping chocolate pudding and cream over my wendy house.

{11} What is your proudest achievement to date?
There's two. Completely my 23 mile paddle with 6 miles at the beginning being completed by a run and my GCSE results.

Well thats it for another Blogust post. I feel like I'm starting to count down to the final one now, which is rather scary. Just think, I've been daily blogging for a WHOLE month!
Anyway, goodnight and talk tomorrow.
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x

Blogust #28: Visiting family friends and trip into Oxford

Heyya guys! Sorry for another late one but we got back rather late last night and I was completely knackered. Anyway, onto the blogpost.

The day started at a decent time with a trip off into Oxfordshire to see some family friends who had recently moved house. We've been friends with them for a long time (probably since we were tiny) and used to holiday together and see each other regularly.
It was nice to see them again after so long and chill out really.

After lunch, we went on a exploration of the area before quickly catching a bus to take us into Oxford. There we wandered about, shopped a little bit and then stopped to grab a ice cream/sorbet and a drink in a cute little cafe on a street corner. I can't quite remember what it's called but it's away from all the main shops by a street or so.

There's only three blogust posts left now guys! I'm getting emotional! 
Anyway, talk later. Love you!
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Blogust #27: Successful shopping trip!

Heyyya guys! If you've been reading my past blogposts, you would know that little under a week ago I had a bit of failure when it came to shopping for college suits. Today it was different. Yay! I went in good, old H&M and came out less than an hour later with two skirt suits (one black, one grey) and three shirts (one white, one light blue, one blue and white striped).
I literally couldn't be happier.

Also on my shopping trip, I brought lots of stationary and stuff for my dorm room ready for the start of term and my back to school blogpost coming up next week. 
I'm getting so excited about going back to normal blogging now. I feel like I've gained a lot of experience from the last month of daily blogging and I can't wait to see how my blogging has evolved. I also can't wait to see what's in store with this whole blogging thing. Every follow, comment makes me really happy because it shows that people like what I'm doing and I couldn't be more grateful.
Anyway, I'm rambling so goodnight!
See ya on the flip side, 
Holly x

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Blogust #26: Catching up on work

Heyya guys! So today has been rather uninteresting again. It's getting to the point in the month where nothing exciting is happening because my priority is getting ready for school to start. Obviously the start of this month was rather exciting because I was here, there, everywhere on my travels but because I opted out of Scotland because of my operation, little is happening at the end. I do apologise for that but I'm kinda hoping my weird personality is showing through and semi keeping you guys entertained! 

Last night, I finished the great gatsby which mean I can finally crack on and highlight and annotate quotes. ( really good book towards the end, don't give up)
I've also had to continue my psychology note taking which appears to be taking forever for such a small, skinny book. At least the stuff inside is interesting enough for me to not get bored quickly. 

(Checky snapchat story screenshot thing)

Anyway, tomorrow me, a friend and my family are heading into town to do a college/school shopping trip so hopefully I'll have some photos and interesting stories to tell you guys! Stay tuned for that ;). All the stationary and stuff I buy for college and the boarding house i will be writing up a post about to publish next week.
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x 

Blogust #25: staying up late at night reading and forgetting to blog

Heyya guys and welcome to another day in rainy Britain. I know this blogpost is late but I got hooked on a book and it was too late by the time I finished. I know you've all been there ;)
Yesterday was really uninteresting. I spent the whole day highlighting and annotating psychology books and watching youtube videos because I'm still behind. 
However, I do have some semi interesting stuff to discuss with you guys!
It's getting to the point in my summer where I'm really missing being in a boat and racing. I've been doing a lot of reminiscing and over planning because of this. Fingers crossed, I'll be back in a boat soon.

Recently, I've been also thinking a bit more about what I've been eating and trying to stick to a healthy but energy packed diet. This means I've been trying to eat more fruit and veg than I normally do.

What's been happening in your lives? Are you healthy eating obsessed like me? What do you enjoy snacking on? Tell me in the comments.
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Blogust #24: Sunday = Roast Dinner Day

Heyya guys! Guess what day it is? Wednesday? Correct. I'm joking! It's Sunday! You probably all know that actually but hayho.
If you are British, you will know that Sunday is classed as roast dinner day where you, clearly, have a good old roast dinner with all the trimmings. The best thing about being British I think. I love a good roast. 

We also had some of my family down from Oxfordshire. We haven't properly send them for a long time so catch-up was well over due even if they aren't anything like us.
I starting to dawn on me that college is getting closer and closer and I have so much to do before. I'm getting a bit stressed. I have nothing to wear. I feel behind on my college work. I feel like I know nothing about what I need or anything. I'm a bit lost and it's approaching so quick.
I also need to sort out my boat before the start of training which is the week after the start of term. It takes up a lot of time so I'm a bit worried about that too.
Everything seems to be catching up on me which isn't the best for my mood. I guess that's just the way things go sometimes.
Anyway, I'm rambling so goodnight one and all and speak tomorrow.
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Blogust #23: Failed Shopping Trip

Hey guys! So today's been a bit of a miserable, tiring day really. As I'm going to college and the uniform is suits and stuff, I've had to attempt to buy lots of smart stuff.
Issue is I'm short and a bit skinny.
In other words, things either look too big or make me look too short. Help. 
I went shopping today to try and solve this problem. I went to a big marks and Spencer's and found only a blouse that looked nice. Skirts could have probably fit another person in. Trousers made me look like a dwarf. A actual nightmare...

It's starting to stress me out how unprepared I am for the start of the year. I have zero suitable bottoms but plenty of suitable tops. I'm not a skinny Minnie and can fit even in size tens sometimes but somehow a size eight was too big for me in marks and there was no size sixs.
Okay, stop ranting. Here's a picture of a hot chocolate....

Anyway, good night my friends!
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x

The Sunshine Award

I was nominated by the lovely F from The Fence of Stars for The Sunshine Award which is a smaller award tag than the Liebster but follows the same kind of rules and process.
Here are the rules:
{1} State five facts about yourself
{2} Answer five questions
{3} Create five more questions and nominate some more bloggers for the award

I'm gunna try and give you guys some facts I haven't mentioned to you guys before so bear with me...
{1} Me and my boyfriend have been going out on and off since October 2013
{2} I can't get a grip on the taste or texture of yogurt which is a bit annoying because it would make my breakfasts a lot healthier if I could eat it
{3} My hair can be super frizzy or super curly or just really flat
{4} I have naturally really dry and pealy skin and it can be a big hassle to keep it hydrated because it dries out really easily
{5} If I could get a dog, it would either be a Labrador or a miniature Schnauzer.

Right, now onto the questions F asked me to complete.
{1} What is your favourite mythical creature?
That's a tricky one. I reckon it would either be a unicorn, centaur or hippogriff. (yes, I am a Harry Potter fan ;))
{2} If you had to change accents, what would it be?
Irish. I love an Irish accent especially one from the middle of Ireland.
{3} What was the last good book you read?
Allegiant from the Divergent Series. That was an emotional and heart wrenching book.
{4} Whats your favourite modern slang word/ phrase?
Umm probably something like sup or was'up. I say them a lot.
{5} Whats a little known fact you just found out?
I don't fit into size eight suits in marks and spencer's.

I nominate:
~Alexis from SunDuckling
~Sjoukje from Lemontierres

My questions are...
{1} What is your favourite pair of shoes?
{2} What is your go-to snack at home?
{3} What is favourite sport?
{4} What is your favourite beauty product?
{5} If you could have a pet, what would it be and why?

I look forward to seeing your posts!
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x

Friday, 22 August 2014

Blogust #22: Work, Work and more work!

Heyya guys! I'm gunna apologise now for such a boring blog post but I have literally done nothing of interest today and that's the way my day planned out.

I realised today that school starts in less than two weeks and I'm still yet to finish my college work for the start of term so I've spent a couple of hours today reading, annotating and writing ready for the start of term. I'm currently prepping to start English and Psychology but I'm also taking Art and Drama and Theatre Studies next year. 
Also today I've prepping paperwork for the start of training. This includes planning training routes, working out training dates and organising emails and stuff. Although some people would find this boring, I do it completely voluntary and love it so there we go.
Anyway, that's it for today apart from a quick thank you to F from the fence of stars (I'll link this when I get on a laptop) for nominating me for another award. It should be up tomorrow and I'll hold to that promise. Goodnight.
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x

Blogust #21: GCSE results day..

Guys, I'm sorry I've been a bad blogging and didn't post this yesterday but it's early in the morning and in some place in the world, it's still yesterday so yeah, let's pretend ;) 
Anyway, yesterday was a bit of a scary day for me. My GCSE results day. For those who may not know what this is, it's a series of important exams that British sixteen year olds sit at the end of their school year. 
I was kinda scaried about what I was gunna get because this year wasn't the best year for me as I has been off school since March due to illness and I was behind on all my work when it came up to the exams. 
Drum roll please.......
So to celebrate, I went to a supermarket and brought stationary for school to start again. I have such a fun life :P

Nice bit of product placement there even though no sponsorship. 

But the real celebration was for us to get a Chinese takeaway which was very yummy and tasty and lovely. There's something nice about getting a good takeaway.

It's been feeling very autumny today. The sky's are dark throughout the day and the night is coming earlier. The wind is certainly picking up and it's getting rather cold really.
I love autumn so I'm rather excited about this. Bring it on!

Anyway, here's what I brought earlier.

(Great photography there, holly, good job)
This is all for using in book annotations and stuff for my AS levels to start. 
Right, signing off now! Talk to you later!
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Blogust #20: Shopping Trip and not much else

Heyya! So it Wednesday 20th August which means a lot of things. Number one) only 11 days left to the Blogust series. Sad face. (However that does mean I can return to normal blogging posts which I'm excited for and already have planned out so extra bonus point). Number two) it's great British bake off day!!! Best day of the week! Whoop! 

Anyway, about my day. Nothing much happened. End of post....
Nah I'm joking! 
Today I spent the whole day lounging in sweatpants watching tv, fiddling on the old faithful laptop and being plain old lazy. It's getting towards the start of the school year so I'm starting to get stressed about work and college work etc. Also I have an added pressure of running my dad's school canoe squad behind the scenes (incidentally I'm on it) and organising it so that involves a bit of stress when it comes to organising sign up and getting things ready for the start of training. Today, that is what I have been doing (interesting I know).
However, I did end up getting abit excited by the prospect of a FOOD shopping trip with the lovely mumma. It may have only been a small trip but we got all the essentials for this evening which included cheese and ben and jerrys and fruit pots and chocolate and humorous and sweets . Food just excites me really so here's some photos of food (sorry, not sorry)....

 As I mentioned abovey, today is a Wednesday meaning great British bakeoff day. For those who may not know what that is, it's a tv programme here in good old blighty where people compete in baking challenges to be named top baker. It's completed over a series and us British love it.
So my whole family sat down at eight this evenin armed with ben and jerrys tubs and spoons, to watch bakeoff and we had great fun. End of story.
(Once again, so exciting) 

Anyway, tomorrow is a dreaded day for me as it is results day. Ewwww. This means I'll be getting my results from my GCSEs so keep your fingers crossed guys! I might share them with you tomorrow, I don't know. But for now it is nighttime so good night my friends!
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Blogust #19: Being Lazy, More Youtube Catch-up and College Work

Hello! Today has been such a lazy day but guess what? I've taken about five pictures today!! Yay!!! I don't know whether you guys are happy about that but I certainly am! :P

I've literally spent the whole day watching youtube videos because after my last catch-up, it's been about a week so more have been added but I'm getting there! 

While I've been watching these videos, I've also been getting on with some of the college work I was set to do over the summer. This includes reading, highlighting and note taking which is so long but it better be worth it!

I ended the day today with a nice long relaxing bath with bubbles and youtube and warm water. It was so chilled and it also meant I could soak off my bandages. I'm going to attempt to not wear them from now on in and hopefully I won't get annoyed by it stinging or anything.

Anyway, that's it for today! So I'll speak to you tomorrow!
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x

Monday, 18 August 2014

Blogust #18: Afternoon tea, dinner out and useless photographer!

Hello everyone! Welcome to another blogust post in the lovely month of August! Today has been quite good health wise! I've been up all day (yay!) and pottering about even though my hip is still playing up! (I feel like a old granny typing that haha!) 
We had a couple of friends around for afternoon tea and a bit of a catch-up. The daughter, Molly, recently spent a month(!!!) away in Tanzania helping out and safaring. She raised all the money herself (£3,600 worth) so that she could go and she seemed to have really cool time! 
Later that evening, we went out for dinner at another friends house where we spent hours at the dinner table nattering away and it was brilliant. Great to be out about for a change.
I also feel really lame writing up this blog post today as I took no photos what so ever even though I did a lot! I literally only just realized that I hadn't as I'm about to write this. For some reason, blogust is towards the back of my mind at the moment and I keep trying to push it forwards so I do create more exciting things and post cool pictures again. I feel terrible because these posts are becoming so half decent and I really want them to be good! I promise you I will sort it out!
Anyway, it's ticking on so goodnight one and all!
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x

Blogust #16 + #17: Getting there and new blog post!

Heyya guys! So guess what I didn't do before falling asleep yet again? Post the new blogust post even though I mentioned it at the bottom of my new blog post! God damn it! Anyway, it's still early morning so I'm gunna pretend it's still yesterday and therefore everything's cool!
Thankfully, recovery is starting to pick up a bit more and I'm starting to be more mobile and have even stayed out of bed for a whole day which is a massive bonus! This meant I could spend some time with this gorgeous puppy!

Look at it's cute, adorable little face! 
Anyway, as you've probably realised, I managed to finally get on that old, faithful laptop and get the flipping Liebster Award post done and posted! Yay! So if you haven't seen that already, go check it out and tell me what you think! It took a rather long time really! 
Okay, i promise you all that I will posting the blogust post later tonight again but before then I have to say goodbye for a couple of hours!
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x

Sunday, 17 August 2014

The Liebster Award!

Heyya! So a while ago I was nominated three times by three fabulous bloggers to do the Liebster Award. I know this has been a bit long awaited this post especially as the aim was to get this up on Wednesday but with my operation being earlier than I expected, I had less time waiting around on a bed as I was expecting and more time laying in a bed in pain.
The three lovely bloggers who nominated me are Sabina, Simran from Innocence_Is_Bliss and Katie from Just Katie Lou. Go check them all out as they are lovely, friendly and brilliant bloggers.
The Liebster Award is a tag post in which bloggers under 200 followers answer 11 questions, tag other bloggers under 200 followers and write up their own 11 questions for them to answer.

The post rules are:
~Answer all the questions that are given to you
~Link back to the bloggers that nominate you
~Nominate other bloggers
~Provide nominees with 11 questions
~You cannot nominate the person who nominated you
~You must inform nominees of your nomination

Okay, lets get started with the questions...

~Sabina's questions~
{1} What is your go-to outfit for a casual day?
Probably a pair of jeans, a cami top and a cardigan or a pair of leggings/jeans and a hoodie.
{2} How tall are you?
I don't actually know....
{3} What is your favourite colour?
I think it's green but it does easily change.
{4} Do you have any pets? If not, what pet?
I have two rabbits called Angel and Pepsi. I rehomed them from a rescue shelter over five years ago and they are as grumpy as anything but they are so funny. I also really want a dog. I look after dogs quite often and really enjoy having them in our home.
{5} What do you see looking out of your window right now?
Trees and sky and sunlight.
{6} Which movie could you watch over and over again and never get bored of?
All the Harry Potter films basically.
{7} What is your guilt pleasure?
One Direction, Chocolate and Cheese.
{8} How old were you when you first managed to reach the light switch?
I'm not quite sure but I've always been quite short in comparison to other people my age so probably something like seven.
{9} What is the best prank you have ever pulled off?
I don't tend to prank people. That's not really my thing but when I have attempted it, it's never actually worked.
{10} Would you rather have a room that is impossible to tidy or one that is perfect but has a smell that never goes away?
Depends what the smell was :P
{11} What is your number 1 on your wish list right now?
To complete the Devizes to Westminster Canoe race next Easter.

~Simran's Questions~
{1} What is your most embarrassing moment you've ever had?
I have had quite a few. I literally can't remember them all. It's probably something period related or me falling over somewhere.
{2} Where is your most favourite place to be?
At home when I'm chilled and relaxed. That is the best place to be.
{3} What do you love about blogging?
Theres always people to talk to and chat to. It's the perfect place to express yourself and there is always people who like whatever you post. Also its a brilliant place to form new friendships.
{4} Who is your celebrity crush?
Niall Horan. That is all I have to say.
{5} Who do you admire the most?
My mum and Lea Michelle because of everything she has been through.
{6} What is your dream?
To live a happier, comfortable, stress free life where everything is rosy (doubt this will happen but its worth a try) :P
{7} What has life taught you?
To never give up on anything because if you really want it, it will happen at some point.
{8} Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Hopefully finishing my degree and starting a teaching PGCE.
{9} Can you keep a secret?
Depends on what kind of secret it is really.
{10} What is your personal style?
I don't really have a particular style but it's usually pretty chilled and comfortable clothing.
{11} If you could be anything in the world, what would it be?
Something really cool in the film industry like a film producer or something.

~Katie's Questions~
{1} What got you into/ why did you start blogging?
I just wanted to start something new which didn't involve studying or exams. It also seemed a cool way to meet new people from all around the world. I started a blog last year but it didn't last very long. This one is lasting longer and this time I actually have people to interact with.
{2} Who inspires you to follow your dreams?
Anyone who has ever succeeded and are living their dreams.
{3} How would you describe your style or 'fashion sense'?
Like before, chilled and comfortable with lots of scarfs.
{4} What is your favourite book?
I have read so many good books, I think it's impossible to simply say my favourite book.
{5} What is your biggest fear?
Being alone forever or death by drowning.
{6} Do you prefer formal fashion or everyday fashion?
Everyday fashion is so much more comfortable and easier to wear but formal fashion always makes you feel special.
{7} What is your one beauty product you have tried, loved and would recommend?
Garnier Body Intensive 7 days ultra-replenishing Lotion
{8} What would you love or want to try in the future?
I'm not really sure but as a casual thing, I want to try to get into lipstick and buy some different shades.
{9} What item would you say best represents you and why?
A Holly leaf- spiky but smooth.
{10} Do you prefer spring/summer or autumn/ winter?
There are so many positibes and negatives to each but I usually choose spring/summer because its warm enough and there is a long holiday for a big part of it.
{11} Where is your favourite place to shop?
New Look.

I nominate...
~Alexis from SunDuckling
~Phoebe from Phoebe's Reviews, Rants and General Talk
~Emma from EmmaViews

~My Questions~
{1} What's the number one place you want to go in the future?
{2} What's your favourite nail varnish shade?
{3} Who's the most inspirational person that you know of?
{4} If you could live any where in the world, where would it be?
{5} How do you prepare for blog posts?
{6} What is the most memorable holiday you've ever been on?
{7} Are you in education? If not, do you work?
{8} What's the best thing about running your blog?
{9} What's your number one beauty essential?
{10} How do you see yourself in 50 years time?
{11} What's your favourite social media site?

I hope you enjoyed this extra long blog post that took me over two hours to write up! Good luck to Alexis, Phoebe and Emma and I'll speak to you all later in my Blogust post in a couple of minutes!
See ya on the flipside,
Holly x

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Blogust #15: lazy blogger and recovery update

Heyy! Sorry but this is gunna be a rubbish post because yesterday, yet again, I did nothing but lay in bed, sleeping and eating. This is probably why I didn't upload this yesterday too because I was absolutely exhausted too. 
My recovery is starting to pick up but I'm still hurting a bit and my body is definitely not working properly yet. 
However, a doggy visitor cheered up my day. We are looking after a Labrador for over a week and she is the sweetest thing ever. Dogs always never fail to cheer me up.
Sadly, I have no photos for this post because I had nothing interesting to take a photo of. I assure my posts should start to pick up soon as my recovery improves.
Anyway, see you later!
Holly x

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Blogust #14: Leaving Hospital and Present from the Boyfriend

Heyy a everyone! Recovering from the opp is seeming rather slow to me. I know it was only yesterday but I feel like I should be recovering quicker. Maybe this is because this is my first major opp, I don't know.
I was discharged from hospital early this morning and was home by 10 where I had a lovely present waiting for me.

The boyfriend had some how managed to organise a bunch of flowers to be delivered to my door and they now are pride of place opposite me. I havethe loveliest boyfriend and I feel so lucky.
Anyway, I'm getting tired now so I'm gunna sign off. Sorry these posts are getting quite short but I have very little energy to make them any longer and I'm doing very little to make them interesting.
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Blogust #13: Hospital update

Heyy guys! Just thought I'd let you know how things are going in the hospital surrounding my operation. It was earlier than I expected so unfortunately I wasn't able to complete the Leibster award post (so annoyed).

The opp went fine but in a bit of pain in places such as ribs, shoulders and stomach. I'm getting sleepy easily but have managed to finish a box of malteasers that Helen brought me at about four.
Anyway, I'm gunna sign off now but talk tomorrow.
See ya on the flip side,
Holly x

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Blogust #12: Visiting Family, Youtube Catchup and Relaxing Bath!

Good Evening! Sorry about this being another late one! I feel like I'm getting a bit lazy with these blog posts now and I'm really sad about it! I need to think of a way to spice them up a bit and get me excited again. I have all of my September blogging plan sorted, it's just the Blogust series that I'm struggling with. I need ideas guys!!!!
Anyway, tomorrow morning I am going into Hospital to get my appendix removed and staying the night so I don't really know how interesting tomorrows blogpost will be because I'm either going to be waiting around, sleeping or recovering. Little else will be happening. When I'm waiting around/recovering, I will be posting (and writing) my The Liebester Award post which I'm dead excited about. That WILL be up tomorrow. I will be making no more broken promises.

Todays been a bit of a weird one really. I've been trying to do as much as possible before my opp so that I don't have to worry about it when I'm recovering the days/weeks after. I travelled up with my mum to visit family in Oxfordshire. It's nice to see a lot of them because we have become quite a close knit family over the last couple of years and we all get on well.
I'm not sure when the next time that I'll be able to see them all so I did it today as my mum was going up anyway.

When I got home later that day, I literally ate dinner and then locked myself in my room to catch up on the hundreds of youtube videos that I haven't been able to watch in the past week. I don't think I'm even halfway through but when its people you enjoy watching, its not much of a hardship.
I'm subscribed to a few daily vloggers and if I miss a few vlogs I have to watch them all before I watch the most recent one. I don't know whether that's just me or not(?!?) but it stresses me out otherwise. However, it does mean I have to spend time catching up and because I haven't watched for a week, this means a lot of videos.

Because my opp is tomorrow, I thought tonight would be the perfect opportunity to have a nice long bubble bath. I love bubble baths especially when I get them on the right temperature. It's such a brilliant time to watch a film or tv show or just chill out and I always find it perfect for de-stressing. I had a lot of bubble baths during my exams and they did really work.
I tend to put a lot of bubble mixture stuff into my bath to make it extra bubblerly but I can't buy cheap stuff because it tends to dry out my skin. I have to be careful with how often I have them or my parents would be out of pocket.

I hope you enjoyed this post but for me, its bedtime so goodnight my friends and I'll hopefully talk to you all tomorrow.
See ya on the flipside,
Holly x