Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Shows To Watch Now Love Island Has Finished


Not going to lie, I am slightly glad that Love Island has finished. It was tiring watching a show pretty much every day though don't get me wrong I loved this year, especially Chris - we need more people like him in there. Next year, however, we have Love Island on twice. It's like they're trying to give me no life.




As you know from previous posts, I love a good binge and decided to share with you all some shows I have been watching lately. If you're struggling for a new show then this post may be the one for you, I have thoroughly enjoyed each one and hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


The Hills: New Beginnings

If you miss reality then this may be the show for you. I was thrilled to hear this show was back. Unpopular opinion but I am glad Lauren isn't back - I do find she is happy where she is and doesn't need this unnecessary drama. I adore Mischa Barton she fits in well, which I didn't think she would when I first saw that she was going to be in this show. So far, I am loving it too.

Orange Is the New Black

I have been hooked from season one and gutted it's the season finale. It's full of drama, and the storylines are gripping.  We get to see each of the character's story, and we start to feel for them as the show goes on. I like that each season is different and the storyline feels so real and raw.

Sopranos

I can see why this show was one of the greatest shows of all time though I did struggle to watch it at times. There some touching scenes from time to time, this is what makes this show so fantastic. It touches on so many topics from men dealing with mental health, rape and many more. I must admit that it did make me very angry in some scenes.

Good Girls


This show was always on my recommendations, and finally, I got around to watching it. I have the last three episodes to watch, and it's a total binge-fest indeed. These three women are badass. Rio is something else too...


Let me know if you have seen any or if any takes your pick? Please give me recommendations too.

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Monday, 22 July 2019

7 Tips For Driving a Long Journey


Never in a million years did I think that I would be driving from Bourne to Edinburg. From 5 hours of driving with pitstops to going on the motorway - I did it. Go me! Driving can be daunting, so when I decided to drive this journey, for me, I knew it would be a big deal.

I passed my driving test back in 2016 and it took a while for me to become the driver that I am today. Anxiety would kick in giving me belly aches and even panic attacks, so it took some time for that to go away and of course, I still get a little apprehensive when driving in new places though I totally believe in time that this makes you a better driver. Driving distracts you and it helps a lot with my anxiety, you're focusing on a lot of things meaning you're no longer thinking about that anxiety problem, and it's gone for the time being.

I have noticed that I have to drive with music on - I find it very hard to drive in quiet for some reason and after doing this journey I now wanted to share some tips that have helped me and will hopefully get you out of your comfort zone.


Plan your trip for a week or two

Your sat nav will be your best friend this journey BUT do not totally rely on sat navs. I find it's important to look at the journey for a good amount of times before you drive off. Luckily, I found someone who put them driving from London to Edinburgh on Youtube, and this helped me a lot. You can see the journey from a different perspective and have a good plan of what the journey will be like.

Check your car is in top shape

You will never know what could happen when driving so it's super important to check your car, especially for long journeys. I luckily got my car for an MOT before the journey, but still checking the tyre pressures, oil and water before you head off is vital. Also, plan ahead for fuel and with is being summertime too, why not check my previous post on dangers of driving in the summer.

Focus on nothing but the road

Having pit stops is important for long journeys, you will feel fresh and ready to hit the road for the next hour or two. On the way back from Edinburgh, I was very ill,  and I was throwing up before leaving though I still made the choice of driving whilst being ill - I would highly NOT recommend this. It wasn't an easy journey at all.

But also have entertainment

I don't mean play charades as that would not be a good idea. Having someone with you, talking to them and having music in the background really helps. For the journey, my friend was with me who was sooo much help, and I don't think I could've done it without her! 

Sit up straight

As I am small I have to be really close to the car and then I slouch meaning my neck would ache like a bitch the whole journey. It has taken me some time to learn how to sit up straight then I forget and I am back to square one with an achey neck. It's something I am definitely trying to work on.

Take your time

I always remember what my driving instructor told me, and it was to never rush whilst driving. Taking your time still gets you from A to B. I hate people who tailgate or overtake when it is not needed. As long as you're doing the speed limit forget what the knob heads are doing and if someone wants to overtake, let them do it. As long as you're being safe that is all that matters.

Have water

It was absolutely boiling when I was driving and luckily I had Harry's car with amazing air con, my car is dreadful, and I definitely think I would've melted driving in that. Having water along the journey really made the difference and though yes, you may need to pee more, being hydrated is a must.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I really hope it helps for whenever you're doing a long journey, and if so, let me know how it goes!



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Monday, 8 July 2019

7 Tips To Make Home Decluttering Easier


I love a clean home, and since having my own house, I am obsessed with cleaning and organising.  The thing that I find hardest in decluttering is seeing where to start and when I see a mess my mind isn't calm until it's clear but how do you start? What can you do to make it less stressful? Here are some tips I have learnt on the way that may help you.



Sell your clothes
One thing that I struggle with is getting rid of clothes, and I noticed that I had clothes from 8 years ago. It's hard getting rid of them, but I found there was an app where you can sell your clothes. Depop and Vinted are a fantastic way of making money. You'll be surprised by how much you can make, take good quality pictures of your clothes and be realistic with how good/bad the quality is. It's helped a lot with making money and also getting rid of the clothes. 

Make a list
I love a good list, and it is so satisfying when you're ticking off the list away. I find having a list for each room is a lot less stressful too. You can tackle each problem, and have all your focus on that one room.

Buy a label maker
 My inner ‘Monica Bing’ coming out, but these are honestly the best things ever.  Everything gets put into a home from labelling bills to other mail to even labelling the use-by date on food - my mind felt so cleansed seeing all that organisation for about 2 minutes.

Bin that lonely sock
One sock alone and the next week it becomes a family of odd socks. WHERE DO THEY ALL GO? I seriously don't get it and how I keep losing them. I've realised that the best thing to do is buy black socks then it doesn't matter. I counted all my boyfriend's odd socks, and it was over ten that have gone missing, it's like some sock ghost comes in and steals them.

Stick to one room
It's a lot easier when you stick to one room. You can focus on each room carefully and go through everything.  I love when you find random crap because you end up cleaning your room wearing those sunglasses you had as a kid looking like Lewis Capaldi.

Buy baskets
Now don’t tell me watching Mrs Hinch’s Instagram stories makes you want baskets where everything is in its place. They make you feel organised AF. There are so many sizes for different purposes too. It is a lifesaver, and you will not regret buying one.

Have no screens around you
I get way too distracted when I have my phone with me I feel like I need a break every 10 minutes from cleaning, I don't realise that I waste a hell of a time just scrolling through Twitter for no reason. Having no screens not only means you're focused, but you can get the job done quicker.

Do you have any other tips to share? Have you found these tips help?

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