#SundayFunday – We went on a boat!

Sorry for the late post! I had a busy week and weekend. I meant to post on Sunday but went for a “nap” at 7pm and didn’t wake up until 10am the following morning..  So heres my late #SundayFunday blog post!

So, on Saturday we went to my works Summer Ball, we left by about 3am because we had such a busy day planned on Sunday with my family. Dan moved home last week so i was convinced we were going to make the most of this weekend!

You always see all the #CoupleGoals posts on Instagram, and they’re cute AF. So! What better way to spend out Sunday! – I Scrolled through Instagram to get some date day ideas, we were out with my family anyways at Wicksteed Park – and then BOOM, i see the boating lake! 4 hours sleep between us, neither of us like exercise – how hard can this be?

We suited up in life jackets ( I can’t actually swim very well other than doggy paddle) and paid our 4 tickets and then off we went! Tickets are like £1.20 each, so half an hour on this boat only cost us £4.80 – Bargain right?!

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Please remember the below photo – couple goals, instagram couple, cute right?

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So! We get in the boat, i scream a lot cause Dan decides to rock it. Everyones going faster than us, but thats cool? We’re going at our own pace.. Why is everyone rowing the wrong way? Oh no.. we’ve now been in the boat for 10 minutes – going backwards. IMG_8737

We turn round – a chance to go forward correct? No. Dan finds a massive fountain in the middle of the lake, I’m screaming and he’s still rocking the boat singing “Don’t rock the boat, Don’t rock the boat baby!” – Confirmed : Wondering if he can swim so i can throw him in? He’s now moaning his arms are tired – okay we’ll swap!
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I take over rowing, i think I’m doing really well, i have tiny arms, this is better than the gym! I have the worlds worst hay fever, i can’t actually see from teary eyes, i can’t smell cause my nose is blocked and I’m completely snotty – but hey other than that – this is going totally fine!
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I may or may not (definitely may) have forgotten to look where we were actually going – so we crash slightly into a wall – it’s okay! Have to fear Bees and her big arms are here! I get us away from the wall (cussing at Dan the entire time about what massive arms i have and how he’s a wuss etc…)

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Hmm.. A Willow tree seems to have appeared.. how do i turn again? What do i do!? Why isn’t he helping me?!
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BRACE YOURSELF – I DON’T KNOW HOW TO TURN THE BOAT.IMG_8769

So, not a massive issue, who needs turning anyway? We’ll just go through the tree, its totally better anyways! IMG_8770

Okay this kind of hurts now, we attempt to duck.. IMG_8773

Tree. A lot of Tree. An Awful Lot of tree – A HUGE TREE.IMG_8774

We get out of the tree, i keep rowing, it’s only a tree, I have leaves in my hair now but hey! It’s totally fine! Right?

Oh no – a motor boat goes past us. I can’t row next to this?! We end up IN the fountain. We’re laughing, were wet, we’re in bright bloody orange and i still can’t breathe.

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Dan takes back the job of rowing and i give up – we row back to the start (it’s been over 40 minutes, we’d only booked it for half an hour…) We crash, run over some ducks, make another boat with a 3 year old girl in  it crash – and we end up parking the boat (is that what you’d call it?) backwards…
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So, what have we learnt? Instagram couples are not real life! I doubt they ended up getting off the boat soaked and covered in leaves after crashing repeatedly, nearly falling out and running over some ducks!

Better luck next week!

Bees xo 

 

#SundayFunday – Broken Car!

 

It’s time for the #SundayFunday blog post! 

So, Me and Dan had the most amazing weekend planned. The last couple of Fridays when we’ve stayed at his, if he’s been out at the event i work at we’ve got take away at like 4am and eaten it when we got in at his infront of the TV in PJ’s and not worried about the time. I REALLY love doing this, my sleeping pattern is a mess at the best of times because of my job. Dan goes home on Wednesday and he isn’t moving back until like October time, so stuff like this really matters even if it does seem so silly to other people!

Saturday we were having a Netflix and chill day because we didn’t go to sleep at his until around 7am and Sunday i’d planned a trip to Matlock Bath, with cable cars, walks, wellies, and basically loads of cute stuff that costs next to nothing (because everyone loves a 2p arcade machine)!

This plan failed.

Saturday went perfectly, until we drove home and massive bit of metal fell off my car.

So today has consisted of bed days, food, football manager and basically being lazy.

I’ve felt really ill at work this week, so actually, I kinda think this is what I needed.

Although I was really bummed out that we didn’t really get to do much, i’ve had a really nice day.

Last night when we got in, Dan and my step dad moved stuff around to set a DVD player up in my room so we could watch Fantastic Beasts and where to find them.

I’m and absolute nightmare when I’m mardy or in a bad mood, but the fact they did this instantly put me in a good mood cause it meant I could watch something Harry Potter related.

We lit the candles, put the DVD on, then we chilled. We had planned this amazing late night with loads of DVD’s and netflix.. We were both fast asleep half way through the film… OOOPS!

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We eventually woke up and it’s Sunday which means we HAD to have a fry up. I thought we were having breakfast but it ended up being at gone 1pm..

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It was SO good though.. IMG_8312

I’ve literally done nothing fun today. I’ve had the biggest chill day catching up with Keeping up with the Kardashians, messaging possible brand reps back, attempting to pack a little more, Oh! and we’ve house hunted more.. a little bit. A very very little bit.. IMG_8366

Next weekend is the Summer Ball at work, so expect a much better post with me actually moving out my room! This week at work we’ve got £1 drinks, Krispy Kremes and 2 massive weekend events. I’m so excited to see everyone!

Bees xo 

How is it already June?!

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So, it’s June and this uni year feels like its gone SO quick. I’ve met and got close got some really amazing people, and most of them will be gone soon!

I started to move my room around the other day, to work out what i wanna keep and what i don’t when i move out.. it’s a LONG job.

I went through all my books and found this. I bought it from urban outfitters like 2 years ago. I’m yet to fill any of it in though. It’s literally what it says on the front. A book with 642 different things to write about in. I can’t wait to have some time this summer to start it. IMG_8219

As procrastinating goes, I sat in the garden and ended up being out there for hours. I love my mums garden, its so pretty. It has little water falls, various ponds and water features too. It’s pretty massive too! IMG_8222

We got really bored the other day and decided to cook cause I feel like i hadn’t properly in ages! We cooked BBQ ribs, buttered corn, made some coleslaw and grilled some watermelon and lime to have with it. It was really tasty and ALL Gluten Free!
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I’ve been feeling really tired and low this week. I’ve not eaten much and I kept getting really dizzy and getting headaches at work. I worked out how much i’d been drinking and it was next to nothing. I was talking to my friend Cat about it (@LadyLawStudent) and the next day she bought this super cute water bottle to work for me! It holds like a litre of water and has definitely helped me remember to drink throughout the day! I’m starting to feel better already! IMG_8277

There was a Lime Crime sale on and I ordered some lipsticks, i’ll do a separate post about them with my opinion and some swatches too.
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It’s been a crazy week at work because it’s been end of exams week, so I haven’t really done much apart from pack bits up and work!

Hopefully i’ll post something slightly more interesting this week, we’ll see! 

Bees xo 

#SundayFunday – Bank Holiday Edition.

SO! It’s a 3 day weekend and I’m shattered and feel like I’ve been busy busy! 

On Saturday we went to Dan’s for his little sisters 18th, they went for a meal but I had last minute plans with some friends so went there instead! I wore this really cute navy and white play suit from boohoo and a denim jacket to dress it down a bit, i also had a double belt on from Toyshop. For once a belt actually fits me properly.

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Me, Phoebs, Tom and Keable went to Nandos. They didn’t check how our food was and it made me sad. We were literally just going for a quick Nandos and a catch up, and this somehow turned into bowling. They had no lanes, so this some how turned into a night out instead..

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Phoebs was busy so it was just me Tom, Keable and Alex joined us after he got back to Leicester. We invited Billy but he was busy. So it turned into just us four.

Keable accidentally somehow found a Nandos chicken, We named the chicken Nunny and this chicken then came on a night out with us..
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We had pres at Ashleigh Road for what could be the last time ever. (This is VERY heartbreaking), i had about 2 or 3 drinks and then Tom did the usual of picking me up off the bathroom floor. We dusted me off and then headed into town.

They JOKED about us walking there, me, walk? Haha. It’s still funny thinking about it now.. IMG_8004IMG_8007

Alex found this birthday badge which he then wore for pretty much the entire night..IMG_8008

We left, then went to McDonalds and headed back home. We ate drunk mcdonalds, i borrowed a t-shirt and watched Chicken Run. Chicken Run then turned quite deep and into politics and was compared to a concentration camp at like 4am. I can’t really remember much of this.. IMG_8015

I got the taxi driver to pose with the chicken… i think we paid him extra for this? IMG_8019

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On Sunday i made in home about midday, i slowly but surely climbed into bed and went to sleep.

I eventually got woken up to my mum telling me we were going out for dinner.

I wore a similar outfit to yesterday but a white play suit instead. They’re super comfy and only £14 at the moment too with free next day delivery.

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We went to “The Otter” it was really nice but i don’t think much to the service. They bought my stater out with normal bread even though we’d checked repeatedly. They took it back and then bought the same starter out with crumbs all over the plate and Gluten Free bread separate. This may not seem like a big deal, but anyone who’s medically Gluten free can tell you it is..

They’d ran out of roast dinners too, so i had a lamb shank instead.
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Mum wanted a cute picture of us, so here, look.. a cute picture..IMG_8051

I had a hissy fit at the table cause The Otter has the BEST puddings, and they’d ran out of everything gluten free. I legit felt like crying… but no! The waitress found me the last 2 pieces of Gluten Free carrot cake and put it into one MASSIVE piece. Safe to say i had to adjust my belt after eating all this..
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Look, another cute photo. I have a round face and Dan was actually pinching me in the back here.. IMG_8069

BETTER THOUGH! I’d gone through this entire hangover day and then my mum bought this bad boy to me… 36 packets of my favourite crisps. IMG_8078

Today i woke up and i’m yet to get dressed. I still have stomach ache, i’ve watched way to many films and picked at food all day.

I have work tonight and I’m seeing Nathan in a bit to catch up too!

It’s time to nap..

Bees xo 

 

Sunday Funday – Rain Edition.

It’s Sunday, It’s raining..again.

The sun is shining, everywhere is dry… OH wait, we live in England.

Instead of being super bored for the entire day, moaning that it’s a waste of a day and nature hates us and we only ever get 4 sunny days in England, take a look below at some easy date day idea’s to do in the rain! 

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Staying dry..

  1. Go bowling –  It’s like £6.19 at Hollywood bowl and student discount is available too! You can shove on jeans and a hoodie and this is still perfectly acceptable with those lovely red blue and white shoes..
  2. Go on a rainy day shopping spree – Whats the reason you’re stuck inside? Head into town and buy each other those cute rain coats (that are possibly only acceptable to wear at festivals) but you forget all about them when it isn’t raining. Orr just head straight to H&M and get another outfit that you probably don’t need.. Crop tops for £3.99, everyone needs those!
  3. Go out –  find a Cafe with a big window. Sit by the window and sip hot chocolate whilst making plans for another day.. or laugh at everyone getting soaked outside. (You can laugh cause it’s gonna be you in a while!).
  4. Eat – Go and eat too much food. When it rains we head straight to a Carvery. We eat our body weight then struggle to walk out, then we head straight home to put PJ’s on and chill with our food comas.
  5. House projects – Whether you wanna change one room or the entire house, nip out, grab magazines and catalogs and sit there and start getting ideas. ( I did this but actually just ended up making a photo collage and putting 7 strings of fairy lights up..)
  6. Go Ghost Hunting – Every town or city has some old places to check out, so try it.
  7. Arcade – An arcade doesn’t have to be expensive (unless you’re me and you REALLY need that £2 teddy from the Claw grabber..) Give yourself a budget, it’s like 50p to play air hockey and beat your OH, then you can be smug for the entire day too.
  8. Book a short break – You can book short breaks online with a deposit of like £20. OR if you go onto booking.com, on most of the hotels you don’t have to pay until you arrive. This means plenty of time to save.
  9. Board games – When was the last time you actually played a board game? Dust them off from the cupboard and give it ago. Again, if you win, you can be smug all day..
  10. Netflix and Chill – I love Netflix. Whoever invented the idea of Netflix is in my opinion, a god of their own. Put some PJ’s on, Face masks (Which your OH clearly does wanna do but just not when he’s being a “LAD”) and snuggle with a Netflix series. You’ll be surprised how much you get through.
  11. Go to a water park – Water world in stoke is huge. It’s around £10 each and you can be in there for hours!
  12. Play The SIMS – I recently downloaded this on my mac and have been playing it since. I keep building houses and being like “This is gonna be our house”. Sims is a guilty pleasure and Dan loves to pretend he doesn’t like it and then gets involved.

Don’t Mind Getting Wet..?

  1. Walk – Put your wellies on, act like a kid and go splash in puddles. Get your OH to take some photos so you have memories too! Anyone can get photos plus theres no one around if you feel awkward about posing. (I strongly recommend not doing this in jeans..wet jeans hurt.)

Failing all of this, just do the obvious…

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Happy Sunday!

Bees xo 

Basic Every Day Make-Up Bag.

I’m a massive makeup hoarder that hates throwing anything away. It got to the point where i had to take 3 different makeup bags to Dan’s so I sorted it all out now to all my ‘Basics’ that I couldn’t possibly leave the house without.. IMG_6993

I’ve tried every foundation you can think of. I have dry / combination skin and started to think that I couldn’t get a better foundation then MAC. I tried Estee Lauder double wear and it’s amazing. It stays on literally until you take it off. It doesn’t transfer or make you break out either. Plus theres so weird smell like their is with MAC. It doesn’t come with a pump on the bottle which is a little annoying cause its a glass bottle so you can’t squeeze it. It’s £28 in boots at the minute so I better stock up…IMG_7355

I love love love the MAC Pro Long wear concealer. Loads of people say it’s to thick and if you put it on with a brush it is. If you try with a beauty blender it lasts all day and doesn’t cake up. IMG_7356

Depending on what i’m doing.. If i have a lot of liner on then the Benefit “They’re real!” mascara is really good. It completely coats your lashes but you need to buy the remover to take it off, else it WILL pull your lashes out. The Maxfactor masterpiece max mascara is amazing and seriously under rated. IMG_7357

I was using the NYX Vinyl liquid eyeliner in black, but it leaked in my makeup bag on holiday and ruined loads of stuff. I’ve had another one since then which also leaked. So yeah, don’t buy this.. I’m now using the NYX Epic Ink liner. It goes on like a brush tip felt pen and stays on ALL DAY. It’s really black too and doesn’t dry out. IMG_7358

Make up revolution contour pallet. Some people say it’s greesey. I find that if you put it on in small layers it’s totally fine. Make sure you use a beauty blender too.
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I bought the cutest blusher on holiday in Madrid. It was 6 euros from Druni. Theres so much of it and it’s got loads of pigment too! IMG_7361IMG_7362

I’m currently using the photo loving primer from NYX in green. My face is really red at the minute so it covers the redness up. It’s a little oily but it does the job. IMG_7363

I don’t know anyone that doesn’t have HOOLA by benefit. It’s the best. As you can see mines pretty battered so say the least. I’ve had it for 14 Months + and it’s getting to the point I really do need a new one but theres still so much powder left inside it! IMG_7364

I got the NYX No filter powder from work. Everyone raved about it so I was expecting good things. As long as you let your foundation dry before you use it, theres literally no need to reapply throughout the day. It lasts ALL day.
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The Benefit Read Set BROW! Brow gel is really good. The only issue with it is that its clear. It keeps all the hairs in place but they used to do one that came in different shades and I kinda miss my brown one.. IMG_7366

Freedom Eyebrow pomade in soft brown and MAC True Brunette fluid line brow gel creme are on my brows every day. I’m pretty sure the MAC one is an eyeliner but it works really well and doesn’t smudge so.. a lot of people use the ABH dip brow but mine dried up after a week so i refuse to pay £25+ for more. IMG_7367

Sarah gave me this eyebrow pencil and its amazing! She said it came in a big set. It’s from Soap and glory and the highlight side of it is amazing and blends super easy!IMG_7368

Something from the Make-up revolution pallet in GIRL PANIC and MAC I’m into it go on my eyes every day and then ALWAYS MAC Nylon to highlight my eyes. All these shadows have loads of pigment and don’t cream up too.
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I love love love my Spectrum brushes. I have the entire unicorn set pretty much twice. There really soft and precise. Plus they’re easy to use. If you sign up to their website you get 10% off too.IMG_7370

When we were in Madrid I fell in love with this highlighter. I wasn’t going to buy it cause it was like 30 euros but Dan persuaded me too. This may be one of the best things he’s ever done.. You need less than a drop and it goes on so easy. I’ve used this every single day most times twice a day (when i re do my makeup for work in the evening) and i’ve still only used the stuff in the lid.IMG_7373

all this makeup is what I’d use on a daily basis.

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Bees xo

 

 

Finally – That Lazy Sunday.

I really don’t have much to write, because its literally been.. That Lazy Sunday.

Last night we finally got a night in with 0 plans.

Yesterday we were supposed to go out for the day but we it ended up that we couldn’t go last minute. So we waited in, then nipped out then went back to mine.

We grabbed food and planned an early night watching all of the Pirates of the Caribbean films. That didn’t go to plan as we both nodded off at like 5, and didn’t wake up until 10.. We ended up pulling a quilt onto the sofa and watching Final destination 5.. I didn’t even know there was 5.. Confirmed: Shouldn’t be 5. It was awful..

We went to bed and agreed to stay up really late so we’d both have a lay in. 10 minutes later i was asleep.. and woke up at 10 this morning. Absolute nightmare.

Today we’ve sat and watched so much rubbish on TV, done a tiny bit of online shopping for our new bedroom (mostly me, mostly fairy lights and cute stuff)

I’ve sorted out my funding and confirmed my Uni course to start in July and Dan’s sat and played football manager.. ALL Day.

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We vaguely moved. I went downstairs and made us breakfast. Dan had eggy bread and a fry up.. ( he didn’t cook this…)IMG_7344

I had fried bacon, sausages and cinnamon french toast COVERED and cooked in syrup.. it was lush. IMG_7339

We’ve literally been moving our room around, sorting bits out and being lazy for the entire day. It’s been bliss. Looking outside I’m kinda feeling like we’ve wasted the day, but  I wouldn’t have changed a single part of it.. My mums been coming to talk to us all day too, trying to persuade us to move and do something fun.. yeah, no.
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Now were finally going to put Pirates of the Caribbean on (Dan’s never seen any of these.. weird right?) and order a takeaway.

Literally, a perfect Sunday before working until 2am tomorrow..

Bees xo 

 

The Dream Of A Lazy Sunday..

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So! I went out last night. I’m a massive lightweight and after 3 drinks and propping myself up against what i thought was a cupboard (it was actually a freezer) it was time to go home and go to bed..

Waking up this morning my mom thought it would be an amazing idea to spend quality time together which included me taking her to a garden centre and cleaning my car out..

All I wanted to do was lay in bed, plan a new blog and watch way, way, wayyyy too much TV / Netflix.

Everything i’ve watched series wise is always recommended by other people and 9/10 times I really enjoy it! Heres some of my recommendations for a lazy Sunday…

Pretty Little Liars

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Pretty little liars has 7 seasons. The first to third season is REALLY good. You’ll be totally hooked. Then you kinda have to keep watching until it gets really interesting again at season 6. We’re currently on season 7.

Alison goes missing everyone thinks she’s dead, i literally can’t say anything else other than there’s a bad guy called A. We find out who A is, the girls go through SO much drama and hate… and then theres another A, but this is now A.D. Theres 2 episodes left of season 7 when we finally find out who A.D is.

It’s a VERY long process but it’s good and fully worth the watch!

Gossip Girl

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Gossip girl has 6 seasons. First you’ll love Nate and hate Chuck. Then You’ll hate Serena and love Blair. The Love Hate you’ll find yourself having with these characters is insane. Dan is from the lower east side and the others are from the Upper east side.

All their lives are documented on Gossip Girl, which is an online website that also texts and emails out news and gossip about people.

It’s good watch with a lot of heart-break. And before the end you WILL fall in love with Chuck Bass and cry… ALOT.

Riverdale
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I’m currently watching Riverdale on Netflix and I’m on season 1. Theres one more episode of this season but there’s been SO much drama so far.

Jason blossom is missing, he turns up dead. Murders with the serpents, incest families, broken relationships and Coopers Vs Blossoms, FP, Jughead, overprotective parents, guns, bribes and yet loads more. Riverdale is my go to at the moment and there’s new episodes every Friday on Netflix.

Prison Break
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Theres currently 5 seasons of prison break. The first season in my opinion is the best one. It’s hard to keep watching it, and it gets a little boring on season 3-4. It’s a good watch, I think i just like more dramatic stuff..

90210
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90210 has 5 seasons too. It’s a remake of Beverly Hills 90210.

Basically, a tight-knight circle of friends from West Beverly high school have a lot of drama. Someone kills someone, there’s a psycho boyfriend, they graduate, get into music careers, end up skint, some more psychos, confused sexuality,. a fake drowning and ALOT of marriages.

It pulls on heart-strings and takes a while to watch. It doesn’t have any boring bits and is 100% worth the watch.

13 Reasons Why
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So far there’s only 1 season of 13 reasons why, but Netflix has confirmed a new season coming in 2018.

13 Reasons why is about a girl named Hannah baker. She commits suicide and leaves tapes about people and the reason why she did it.

It’s REALLY emotional. Me and my friend Ryan cried repeatedly though this.

I wrote a blog post about it too, the links here – https://pretty66.com/2017/04/11/13-reasons-why-massive-spoiler-alert/ – if you’re sensitive, over emotional or just don’t have time to watch it, take a read instead.

This will break your heart over and over again.. it shows how so many smaller things can add up and make you feel like utter shit, on top of massive things too.

iZombie

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Theres currently 3 seasons of iZombie. At first i wasn’t looking forward to it. The first few episodes were a bit blah. I kept watching and was so glad i did!

Basically Liv is a normal person, goes on a boat party and turns into a zombie.

Her life changes and she turns into a zombie works in a morgue.

She helps the police solve crimes by eating parts of the victims brains… with noodles and hot sauce.

I’m unsure what this is classed as… but I’m gonna go with a comedy.

Orange is the new black

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There is currently 4 seasons of OITNB on Netflix.

It’s good, don’t get me wrong. The first season you get to know all the characters and why they’re in prison. I enjoyed it until half way through the second season, then got kinda bored. I think this is just me though, i found it really like, all the same? Everyone else raves about it though and my brothers girlfriend Alex loves it..

One Tree Hill
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Theres 9 seasons of one tree hill, YEAH 9!

It’s not on Netflix but I’ve got the box sets and re-watch them ALL the time.

In the early seasons it’s all about the relationship between Lucas and Nathan Scott who have the same dad but different moms and are in the same year at school.  They start out as enemies but bond. Lucas gets a place in the School basket ball team with the help of his uncle Keith (their dad’s brother).  Nathan, the captain, hates Lucas, and this becomes the basis of their rivalry. Lucas’s fancies Nathan’s girlfriend Peyton who Nathan treats like dirt (she’s also a massive Emo kid) also strengthens their feud. Peyton’s best friend Brooke tries to date Lucas, and Nathan attempts to date Lucas’s best friend Hayley to get back at him The story of Lucas and Nathan’s father Dan is occasionally explored through flashbacks (he’s a massive bellend).

Throughout the seasons you see school shootings, drama, break-ups, teen marriages & pregnancies. Then there’s a 4 year time jump and they’re all grown up!

There is a psycho nanny who tries to take Jamie (a child), another shooting, deaths, births, you get so attached to certain characters too. it’s amazing!

I 1000% recommend this, you WON’T get bored!

SUITS

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Theres currently 6 seasons of Suits. (7th is coming in July 2017)

Every time I say how much i enjoy Suits everyone gets really shocked. I kinda think this is cause it’s the opposite of something that I’d usually watch.

While running from a drug deal gone wrong, Mike (who has a photographic memory), is a young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York’s best Law firms and one of the partners is Harvey. Harvey takes a gamble by hiring Mike on the spot after he recognizes his raw talent and photographic memory. Mike and Harvey are a winning team. Even though Mike is a genius, he never went to Harvard. While Harvey may seem like an emotionless dick, Mike’s sympathy and concern for their cases and clients will help remind Harvey why he started and went into law in the first place. Mike’s other allies in the office include the firm’s paralegal Rachel and Harvey’s assistant Donna. Proving to be an irrepressible duo and invaluable to the practice, Mike and Harvey must keep their secret from everyone including managing partner Jessica. Theres also Lewis too, he HATES Harvey.

In Suits you watch them continuously cover up Mike’s secret and a lot of fall out’s and make ups.

Suits is one of my favourites and it’s definitely one to binge watch! You can re watch it over and over again without getting bored too!

So yeah! If any of you need any recommendations to binge watch I recommend the majority of these! – Time to get my stuff ready for work tomorrow and re-watch Riverdale.

Bees xo

 

Madrid Short Break

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So! Me and Dan went to Madrid last weekend… and spent 90% of our money on food.. We were there  Sunday – Wednesday and although i’ve been before, this time was SO much better. 

We arrived and got sorted and in our room for around 8pm. So we got changed and went straight out to eat. It was the Real Madrid, Barcelona match the night we got there so although we ended up not watching it at the stadium, we went and found a bar just up from the apartment. We had loads of food, beer and sangria and the atmosphere was amazing! IMG_6492

We ordered Chocolate ice cream, well what we thought was chocolate ice cream, but it was actually difference ice creams dipped in different chocolate and then served individually. They were so nice!IMG_6495

I wore my New Look denim jacket and a cute little 2 piece outfit. It’s like shorts and a sling back top. I ordered an 8 and the top was way to big, but the shorts fitted okay! They’re both really thin, so pretty perfect for Holiday! They’re from BooHoo.

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There was a mirror on the entrance / exit of the apartment and it lit up at night. Perfect selfie location..
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The first day we were there we went to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, which is basically a big football stadium.. Dan was in his element, I was walking around trying to find good light for selfies, and taking far too many photos.

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I even found a mirror in the changing rooms and made Dan selfie with me.. IMG_6578

Okay so after the football day (which felt like it lasted a good 3 weeks, but it was his trip for his present so I’m not negative..) i found makeup shops! I went a little OTT, but i fully stand by the fact i needed everything i bought… kinda. The picture below is only from one shop.. we went to about 7.IMG_6581

I wore a sling back top, so needed a stick on bra the second day we were there. Dan got really confused and couldn’t work out what it actually was or what it was for. As its reusable, I put it back in its packaging and 20 minutes later Dan walks in wearing it looking pretty chuffed with himself..

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The last day was pretty cold (for me, but I’m a wuss) so i ended up wearing jeans and a denim jacket all day. It was kinda awkward because everyone else was wearing shorts and t-shirts.. IMG_6600

Where we were staying, the apartment was on a really busy hughstreet. So we had loads of food places around us. We went to “VIPS” for lunch on the last day cause the menu had loads of gluten free stuff. We ordered gluten free nachos, The nachos themselves were nice. Dan loved the sauce thing, but it was way to weird for me. It had melted cheese sauce, salsa, avocado, sour cream, chorizo and chicken… ALL MIXED UP INTO A HOT SAUCE. Nope.. I can’t deal with that.
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I had a VIP’s Club Sandwich for lunch after the nachos were a massive fail. It was SO nice and really odd to be able to order a sandwich gluten free without people looking at you weird. IMG_6603

We went on a bus tour around Madrid to see everything. It was supposed to be Hop on, Hop off. It’s open for like 14 hours a day too. Theres two different routes, ones like old Madrid and ones classed as New Madrid. We only got off the bus once to swap routes.. we’d over eaten at lunch and I was hungover from sangria.. IMG_6609 (1)IMG_6610 (1)

As we got off the bus we found the KIKO Shop. KIKO Milano is an Italian Makeup & cosmetics range and has been around since 1997. Theres one in London and Birmingham but there isn’t one in Leicester. This kinda sucks cause everything in theres SO cheap for what it is and the products last ages! IMG_6615

Then I found my home.. NYX. I LOVE NYX Make-up & Products. Everything is full of pigment, lasts ages and nothing dries your skin out or makes you break out. Most of my eyeshadows are NYX and i couldn’t recommend them more. They have stalls in Leicester. Boots in fosse park has a really big stall with about 8/9 different stands. IMG_6616

Bubble Tea! Dan hates it, I love it. They have a stand at Uni, but i managed to grab one with Mango juice, then Apple and lychee popping pearls and Mixed jellies. IMG_6617

On our last night we said we were only going to order a few bits and just snack. Turns out it ended up not being a few bits. We had A plate of different meats and cheese. A salad with literally everything on and some Patatas Bravas (spicy potatoes). It was all SO nice though.. IMG_6637

Standard “flying so i’m gonna take a photo of clouds” photo.. IMG_6655

I had the most amazing time exploring Madrid properly this time and literally can’t wait to go back. We managed to get our standard flights for just over £100 for both of us and the apartment was only £126 for 4 people. We upgraded and stuff so it cost a little more. But it’s really easy to go to Madrid for cheap!

Bees xo 

 

 

 

 

 

#TBT to when I argued with “style and curve” magazine about body positivity

So it’s Thursday, so lets do a throwback!

Around this time a year ago I had an argument with a ‘bigish’ magazine company called Style and curve magazine via social media.. below is a blog post from my other blog and heres the Instagram post that caused the drama!

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So, I’ve been ill the majority of the week, soo I have nothing fun or interesting to report or talk about either, other than what would happen if I ended up in law school, and my argument with an online magazine..

My life this week has literally consisted of hootsuite, Netflix & Suites. Maybe its a sign I should actually work in a law firm.. nah.

Can you imagine me as a lawyer? “This persons innocent cause she’s wearing a nice shade of Mac lipstick, so clearly she can’t possibly be a murderer…” I think i’ll stick to night clubs and stuff..

Anyway, yeah.. So this week I did have an argument with a magazine this called “Style and curve mag”.

They post loads of photos and quotes about not “body shaming”, in my eyes its 2016, if you’re still body shaming you really are a twat. So anyway, on Tuesday they added a photo on their Facebook and instagram page which had a photo of a curvy women with the quote

“No I don’t wear a size 0. But that’s only because I have the body of a Woman, not the body of a 12 year old.” – Unknown.

So my argument is, if that isn’t body shaming then what is? Why is it STILL totally acceptable for people to post stuff like this, but if anything is posted about larger people then they get so much grief and abuse for it? Why is it okay to call someone skinny and not call someone fat? To me this is a really sore subject.
So after reading the page myself, and looking at some of the comments there was ALOT of negativity on the post itself. After a few thousand of comments o the post, the page finally replied to people with..

“Style & Curve mag is sorry if this post made you angry. We want to state again that we support #BodyPositivity ONLY. The Reason why we shared the post was to get a reaction, which we can use in an article about this topic. We will write about body positivity from both sides the ones of bigger women and the thinner women. We are sort if you got angry about it, but now I got enough material to high light the problem of it and what still needs to be changed. This has nothing to do with us being hypocrites how one of you said. It basically has something to do with getting material to write for an article. We have no rights to take comments from other pages. And if we use your comments for an article (not to blame you) then also without your name. – kind regards, from style and curve.”

So basically.. you’re hypocritical idiots and you didn’t like the negative response you got on the post. So this is some type of apology, and this is you trying to justify and offensive post to start with. Why not just ask peoples opinions of the photo to start with, if that was the case…?

I messaged the page myself via inbox on facebook to actually attempt to talk to them..

Me : Hey, The fact you published an insulting post to get material for another article is disgusting. You should be ashamed, Not professional at all.

S&CM : Sarah, if you don’t like or disagree with our post then feel free to unlike out page, thnx

At this point I’m getting even more annoyed, I don’t like your stupid skinny hating page anyways, it was shared by my friend Em onto my facebook page.. but ok..

Me: I didn’t like your page in the first place, not really sure how you can say you don’t body shame. The post is offensive and should be just taken down. You’re making people feel shit about themselves.

S&CM: Whatever. Am not going to argue about this topic. We do have lots of supports and fans and year of course some don’t like our page, that’s life.

Me: I can’t believe how unprofessional you’re being. You’ve just insulted thousands of people for attention and material for an article basically?

S&CM: One more time, I’m not going to argue with you about our post, we do get plenty of messages every single day of women who feel glad and happy about our shared posts. We do not promote our pages at all. The reason why we do get so many likes is simple cause many people (and models) shares our pages/posts.

And then at this point I realised I was talking to an absolute hypocritical Idiot and made sure I blocked the page.

So basically, the moral of this story is, Style & curve mag are hypocritical, don’t care about their audience and are incapable of keeping their audience happy.. as long as they have material for their next article.. They don’t mind tricking their audience into leaving comments either. But I mean, its totally cool right? As long as you have your material, who cares who you insult anyway its only 2016 after all.. Go ahead and body shame slimmer people, who actually, like myself, find it really hard to gain weight.

This page can definitely stay blocked..

Time to go make a cup of tea and take my 12 year old body to bed I guess!

SO! I’ve had another look at their page this morning and looking now their a lot more positive and aren’t body shaming as much – I guess something positive DID come out of this after all! 

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It’s 2017, let’s stop body shaming guys! 

Bees
xo

Rome.

We went to Rome in November and it was on my other blog, but I restarted it, so lost everything!

Rome is literally magical. Theres so much to look at and so much amazing food too! We even got to go to the steps where my Grandad proposed to my Grandma, which was cute AF.

We spent hours at the Colosseum, it’s absolute massive, and i wanted to of course see every single part of it..

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Even the walk ways were pretty, everything is pretty in Rome!IMG_0447IMG_0444IMG_0436IMG_0386IMG_0434IMG_0424

After this, we went to see the Trevi fountain.

Apparently when we went it had just finished having loads of work done to it. I really wanted to do the whole throw a coin in and make a wish… but there was no other coins so I’m assuming it isn’t or wasn’t actually a thing.. maybe next time!

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Then my life changed.. Dan ‘willingly’ walked over an hour with me to find Sephora. If you don’t know, Sephora is the make up shop of make up shops, so of course, I spent what i thought was around 20 minutes in here, it turns out it was over an hour.

The entire time we were in Rome, i think we went in here like 3 or 4 times. I left with like 5 or 6 eye shadow pallets, some makeup for Dan’s little sister, stuff for my boss, Phoebe and of course wayyyy to much stuff for myself. Turns out Dan had to pack my stuff into his case before we got on the plane home.. Mine was full with Sephora goodies… Ooops! IMG_0315

 

The food in Rome was INCREDIBLE. Being gluten free i was a bit sad i didn’t get to eat the pizza or pasta, so i lived on risotto, salad, and far too much ice cream and chocolate mousse. The desert below was amazing.. to the point we had it basically every night we were there.. i miss this so much!IMG_0293

 

I ate so much risotto – all sea food based. It was so so good..IMG_0291IMG_0341IMG_0457

Before we went my eating was really iffy again, but it helped so much going and being able to explore new menus and Dan not minding about me taking ages to order, or swapping bits and bobs and even drinks with me!

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This is Nutella gelato and strawberry gelato.. obviously i can’t eat cones so needed a large tub to make up for this..

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It was one of the most amazing few days and I can’t wait to go back!IMG_0333

Bees xo

13 Reasons Why – If you’ve not got time to watch it..

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So I haven’t blogged in ages, but loads of people keep asking me about 13 Reasons why, cause I keep going on about how good it is and bigged it up loads! – it’s all over the internet and on my social media loads of people are watching it on Netflix. It’s actually based on a book too. If you plan to watch it, don’t read below cause I’m about to spoil everything for you..

The Series is about a girl named Hannah Baker, She kills herself and records 13 reasons why onto cassette tapes to be handed around to the people that caused her to take her life.

It’s really hard to get in to the series to start with, but I think this was mostly my own fault for being really excited to watch it, as there was a build up about it on Netflix and tumblr etc.

Hannah was best friends with a girl called Cat (Justin’s ex Girlfriend), she moved away so started the new school – Jessica also started at the same time so they became best friends, this turned into a 3 way friendship with a guy named Alex, they drifted apart so she became closer to Clay. Clay worked with Hannah at a Cinema.

Subjects & Reasons are below –

Tape 1 – Side A : Justin Foley, for spreading a racy picture of Hannah along with a sexual rumor about their encounter.

Justin’s mums a drug addict, her boyfriends an alcoholic and he’s really popular as he plays on the basket ball team. He was Hannah’s first kiss.

Tape 1 – Side B : Jessica Davis, for mistakenly believing that Hannah was the reason for her breakup with Alex.

Jess was Hannah’s first friend when she moved to the school, they took Alex in to their friendship group cause he didn’t have any friends either. Alex and Jess became a couple, Hannah got pushed out, Jess blamed Hannah, Slapped her at one point and then yeah.. standard girl drama over a guy basically.. kinda sucks when it’s your first friend though.

Tape 2 – Side A : Alex Standall, for listing Hannah’s ass as the best one of school.

Hannah’s relationships are threatened by a ‘best/worst list’ made by Alex Standall, who has put a “target” on Hannah. This seems such a small thing, maybe even a compliment “best ass”, but this made her a target.

Tape 2 – Side B : Tyler Down, for stalking Hannah and spreading her and Courtney’s kiss photo over the school.

Hannah hears someone outside her window, and confesses to Courtney (they’re friends at this point), that she has a stalker. Courtney offers to help her catch the stalker in the act. While waiting for the stalker to arrive, they play a really drunk game of truth or dare which leads to the two of them making out on Hannah’s bed. Tyler is the  school photographer and takes a photo of the girls and sends it around to the school. This ends Courtney and Hannah’s friendship.

Tape 3 – Side A : Courtney Crimsen, for throwing Hannah under the bus to avoid being discovered as one of the people on the kiss photo.

Courtney, afraid of her classmates finding out about her sexuality, (she has no mother and two dads) so spreads the rumour that the girls in the leaked photos are Hannah and Laura, an openly lesbian classmate. Courtney also adds to the rumor about Hannah and Justin, furthering Hannah’s poor reputation.


Tape 3 – Side B : Marcus Cole, for humiliating Hannah in public on their One Dollar Valentine’s date.

Hannah’s date on Valentine’s Day with Marcus doesn’t go as planned due to the rumors that she’s ‘easy’. She waits for Marcus in a cafe for over an hour, he comes with his friend and is forceful on her. She screams, he eventually gets off and Zach sits with her and attempts to make it feel slightly better.

Tape 4 – Side A : Zach Dempsey, for stealing the “positive notes” destined to Hannah in Communications class out of revenge for her dissing him.

After Hannah refuses to go out with Zach, he targets  her emotionally during a class task. Theres paper bags hanging in the class room for people to put compliments and comments in to each other (nice ones obvs). Zach takes all of Hannah’s over a few weeks.

Tape 4 – Side B : Ryan Shaver, for stealing a poem she wrote noting her personal problems and publishing it in the school newspaper without her consent.

Hannah decides to get into poetry to keep her mind off stuff.  Ryan Shaver is also into poetry and Hannah pours her heart out after encouragement from him. Ryan then betrays her by publishing the poem against her will in his school magazine.

Tape 5 – Side A : Justin Foley, for allowing Bryce to rape his girlfriend Jessica.

While hiding in Jess’ room during a summer party, Hannah watches Bryce  raping an unconscious and drunk Jessica, with Justin’s consent. She Freezes and is already scared of Bryce, so doesn’t stop it. When it’s over she puts Jess to bed.

Tape 5 – Side B : Sheri, for abandoning Hannah after she crashed her car into a stop sign, which later caused the death of another student.

After the party, Hannah gets a lift home from Sheri. They get into an accident and hit a ‘Stop’ sign, but Sheri refuses to call the police. While Hannah is on her way to find a phone, an accident happens at that same place. This causes the death of Jeff Atkins, a friend of Clay’s.

When Hannah tries to tell Clay about the ‘Stop’ sign he pushes her away thinking it’s one of her drama moments again.

Tape 6 – Side A : Clay Jensen, for leaving Hannah even when she told him to (you never leave a girl alone when she says leave me alone, don’t all guys know this?) , after they shared a kiss. However, Hannah notes that Clay does not deserve to be on the tapes (she confesses her love for him) but it was necessary to add him to the reasons because he was important to what happened and she wanted him to know why and how he wasn’t there.

Clay finally listens to his tape and is overcome with guilt because he could not do enough to prevent her suicide.

Tape 6 – Side B : Bryce Walker, for raping Hannah in his hot tub.

After leaving money in the unlocked car and losing her parent’s deposits which were supposed to go to the bank, a depressed Hannah stumbles upon a party thrown by Bryce. The night ends in tragedy when she ends up alone with him and he rapes her. (In the present, Clay goes to Bryce’s house on the pretext of buying weed from him and confronts Bryce about the rape, taping his confession, trying to get justice for Hannah.)

Tape 7 – Side A : Mr. Porter, for not believing Hannah was suicidal and for blaming her for her being raped.

Clay gives Tony the confession tape to copy. Hannah, with only one tape left, decides to give life one more chance and begs for help. She visits Mr. Porter, who works at the school as a guidance counsellor. She tells him about her rape, without admitting who was the responsible. Mr. Porter basically says that she has no chances of being taken seriously and insists that she continues with her life as if it never happened.

Hannah records the conversation, which will become the side A of tape 7.

She gets her things sorted out, goes home, and commits suicide (we won’t go into detail how but you see pretty much everything. She is later found by her mother.

While this is happening, it goes to the present. Clay confronts Mr. Porter about the incident and gives him the tapes with the side B of tape 7 being Bryce’s rape confession.

Meanwhile, Tony, who at first promised to keep Hannah’s wishes, decides to give her parents  a USB stick of copies of the tapes on. All those named as complicit in Hannah’s death confess their faults except Alex, who tries to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head (or does he.. we don’t actually know he shot himself yet, its just whats said but Tyler actually takes a gun to school It’s all really confusing in this episode cause theres so much going on!). He is in critical condition and it is unknown if he survives.

Justin leaves his home and town out of guilt for not telling Jessica the truth about Bryce straight away.

Clay is shown reaching out to Skye, a classmate whom he noticed with scars on her wrists in an earlier episode. He is last seen with her, as well as with Tony and his boyfriend.

While all this is happening theres a massive law suit going on with the school. Clays mum is representing the school and then stops when she releases how close Clay and Hannah were, She puts her son first.

Towards the end of the episode, Clay goes to visit Mr. Porter. Clay has the Conversation with him about how and who could have stopped Hannah’s death. And Mr Porter is emotional.. “You can’t love someone back to life.”

So even if you haven’t watched it and I’ve completely spoilt it for you, i’ve actually left all the stuff in the present time out – which is actually A LOT. It’s definitely one to watch and shows how bullying someone no matter how small it may be, can actually make someone feel that low..

So basically, it really makes you think about stuff. It’s a really good watch on Netflix, It’s massively emotional, will repeatedly break your heart, make you hate certain people, you’ll cry a lot, but it’s honestly well worth the watch! 

It’s easy to not be a total arsewipe, think before you speak / act.

Bees xo

“We Were Staying In Paris…”

img_3906It was my birthday on the 18th and as usual gaining another year to my life wasn’t something I wanted to admit was actually happening, so we went to Paris instead!

img_3903We did all the usual touristy things which included The Louvre. This has been in so many films I’ve watched included National treasure, so it was really weird to see it in real life, like it’s actually a real thing..

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Sticking with the whole tourist vibe, we went to see the Eiffel tower too. We didn’t go up it cause Dans a wuss and doesn’t do heights, plus there was a massive fence around it which made the queues longer, and they took longer to go down too.. And I don’t really do queues unless i’m in a shop and i’m really wanting whatever I’m buying.. We then walked from here to the Point de l’archeveche, which is the love lock bridge without the locks because they took them all down. It was supposed to take us 45 minutes to walk here, it actually took us over an hour to find it because we got lost a lot and google maps on my phone just didn’t feel like working well, but I didn’t want to admit it as i was main map person.. Plus we kept stopping for crisps on route too! I like crisps and eating gluten free in Paris itself was an absolute nightmare. We ended up with McDonalds this day..img_3849

We went to Disney Land! It was so amazing, we didn’t really do many of the bigger rides cause as stated above, Dan’s a wuss, but to be fair we were both pretty ill this day too, so rides were possibly not the best idea anyway! img_3821img_3790

The Alice in Wonderland part of Disney land was obviously my favourite. I absolutely LOVE Alice and the whole story. The whole of my right arm is an Alice in wonderland sleeve and so are my ankle tattoos. The whole story itself amazes me. You can fall down a hole and then suddenly everything is different…

“Alice is engaged in a romance quest for her own identity and growth, for some understanding of logic, rules, the games people play, authority, time, and death.. When you approach the book with this idea in mind, it offers interesting and meaningful interpretations of the events and characters in the story.”

“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”

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We went to Planet Hollywood for lunch and being coeliac I wasn’t expecting much. I was so wrong! There was 4 full pages of gluten free meals, sides and desserts! From pizzas to burgers, to pastas and steaks. It was amazing and I was completely spoilt for choice. I ended up having a chicken burger because it was one of the things I hadn’t had when eating out for just over 10 years. I was really excited but when it came out the bread nearly broke my teeth, so i ended up just eating the bits inside anyway… Totally should have gone for the pasta after all!
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Although we were only there for 2 full days, it was amazing and I can’t wait to go back.
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Bees xo