Oh hello, June, where did you come from?  Seriously how is it June already? I'm going to try and make the most of summer this year - despite everything else being rubbish. I'm going to enjoy myself and have fun in the sun. Sound like a good plan, doesn't it? ⠀
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Oh hello, June, where did...

I must admit that I did get bored with balcony/mirror outfit pictures and wanted a more nature/organic photos backdrop. Well now summer is right around the corner, and the sun is indeed shining, and with news that lockdown resections are now easing, I now thought it was the perfect opportunity to go out into the wood and show you this floral Zara dress.⠀
I brought this dress at the very beginning of this year and was keen to show you guys this as I think it a lovely summer dress to wear, plus, I also thought it would go nicely with my red hat.⠀
For someone who has been cooped up, I must admit that it was nice to go into my local woodland and to walk around for an afternoon. I think it was also lovely for Richard, my husband, to pick up his camera again and to take some photos. The whole pandemic has put a pause on his professional photographer profession, and he hasn’t needed to use his camera much.⠀
It was lovely to put on a dress and to make myself look a little presentable. It got me out of my loungewear for an afternoon. The experience made me feel a little more like myself, and it put me in a good mood. As much as I like comfy loungewear, I’m still someone who wants to dress up.⠀
I’m hoping I can go out more this summer, of course still observing the social distancing rule, and doing more outdoor outfit photos. I’m also hoping this summer to wear more of my summer outfit and to feel more like myself.⠀
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I must admit that I...

Usually, when I do an outfit post or picture, I like to dress up and show you some pretty dress. But this time I thought I would show you a few of my casual wear and what I wear on a day to day basis. I must admit, as much as I love to dress up, I wouldn't exactly go to Tesco in them. So on a day to day basis, I'm usually in jeans and a top. ⠀
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Usually, when I do an...

If I were to describe my style, it would be summed up in two words: quirky and fun. I'm sure you realise by now I don't like boring black fashion – I do fun, bright, colourful style. Case in point is this Collectif watermelon dress. You can't get more quirky and fun fashion than this, can you?⠀
I like my clothes to reflect a lot of my personality, eternally youthful while also quirky and fun. Yup, that pretty much summed up me. The saying, you are who you are by the clothes you wear, really does hold up with me.⠀
I'm still that little girl who had a dressing up box as a child and would play dress-up; now I just have a wardrobe filled with more clothes than I could ever need as my dressing up box. I still like to have fun with my clothes, and I haven't lost that childhood wonder about clothes. And I don't think I ever will.⠀
Overall, what I'm saying is that this Collectif watermelon dress reflects who I am as a person and also my style. I also believe it represents how fashion shouldn't be all serious; it should be fun and should put a smile on a person's face.⠀
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If I were to describe...

* Stare at the computer screen completely blank, not sure what write*. Pretty summed up my week really - a blank space. Yup got writer block. ⠀
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* Stare at the computer...

A girl who just love polka dots! Also, you can see the *bad* dyed job I did when I thought it would be rock and roll to go blue. Haha ⠀
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A girl who just love...

Daydream, Maldives and Ghost Hunting

Well the time have comes and it time for me to answer your questions which I asked you to do last week. Thank you for that and as there was quite a lot of blogging/marketing questions as well as some normal fun question, I have split it into two part – this time it’s the fun questions and the other part will come later on this week.

So I’m getting myself comfy and ready myself for your questions:

Natasha Mairs Asked: ‘How do you manage your time?’

Good question, the truth of the matter is – I don’t always. Very often time slipped away from me so fast that before I know it a certain deadline comes up or I have to be somewhere at a specific time and I have loads to do. I find from the moment I wake up (usually at 7:30 as Richard like to set the alarm early and can’t ever have a lie in) to about lunch time that when I feel more energized with writing so I concentrate on getting all my writing done as I know once it the afternoon my mind will wander and I will loose interest. However I often find in the evening or late afternoon it does picked up again – my concentration that is and my writing. I always get stuff done for a deadline ie: if someone want a 400 words blog post on socks I will priorities my time and do ahead of the set deadline. As the last thing I want to do is let people down (especially clients) by not properly organizing my time well enough. I did at one point have a schedule but that went out of the window – I even brought a diary but I soon lost that! I sometime set up alarm on my phone as a reminder that I need to do or write something before the end of day or a time.

Candace Asked: ‘Ask you anything you say? Ok, you say you have your head in the clouds. What is your most outrageous daydream?’

Last night, I’ve been watching a Michael Jackson documentary on youtube so this might have influence my daydream. In my  dream MJ came over to my parents house and I was a child, he unexpectedly came over as he was hiding from tabloid people (how did he find me or my parents house as it not exactly Beverly Hills). I off course invited him in and gave him tea and we hanged out together and somehow during the course of this meeting we wrote a song, ‘you are not alone’ – the song from his History album. There must have been a part of adult Anna in this dream as I was arguing with MJ that no that isn’t right, R Kelly wrote the song. MJ told me it was a cover story and that I actually wrote it. So that was that. I think MJ went home (the coast was clear) and still in this dream a couple days later I received a cheque for a large amount of money and my mum was going beserked. She was saying that I’m now a world famous songwriter as the cheque was from the song I wrote with MJ – ‘you are not alone’. I can’t remember my reaction to this news (it was a dream after all) but my mum said she was going to cash it into the bank and it would be a trust fund and I can have it when I’m older.

Can you imagine my disappointment when I woke up! It was one of those dream that I had to think for a moment ‘was that real?’ That’s my most recent outrageous daydream.

Liz Mays Asked ‘Would you rather spend most of your time picking out new clothes or trying out new makeup?’

Oh I would pick out new clothes over make-up any day of the week.  I’m not really into make-up, ok sure I got a few Urban Decay’s naked palette and they are lovely to use and sure I also got a few Benefits make-up kit as well. I sort of brought them thinking I’d be in some high flying city job working on a very important magazine or blog and wearing make-up was the law and you have to wear it or else. What I mean by that is there a general censuses that in the world of work, women need to present themselves in a certain way and that certain way was by wearing make-up. A job career advisor once told me that employee looked for ‘make up’ during a job interview as it show smart dress sense (nothing to do with how well you can do with the job, what a backward way)  and you can present yourself. So because of that I brought some make-up and some kits thinking that how it going to be and I’m going have to get use to wearing make-up, especially if I want a job. When I met Richard he told me that he doesn’t like the make-up look so I never felt the need to cover myself in foundation. Just finishing on this note, I always see women’s in the morning putting on make-up during their train ride. But one last thing, I love spending my time round fashion shops, looking at all the various clothes and seeing all the new trends. However lately I been looking more online then high street as I find wandering around high street shops and the queuing to be rather boring. I also have a rule where I never try on the clothes in shop – would you really want a sweaty girl with smelly armpits trying on a beautiful red dress only for it to be hanged back up knowing someone else tried it on before you did? I buy the clothes and when I’m less sweaty try it out at home. But then you do have the hassle of bringing it back, but I use that as an excuse to go shopping again.

Melissa Asked ‘What’s the craziest, wildest thing you’ve always wanted to do?’

I’m not into extreme sport, I like my feet firmly on the ground, thank you very much. So jumping out of a plane would be a big no no and so would bungy jumping and hand gliding. If I’m honest I’m a little bit boring and the craziest wildest thing I would do is something you might find really dull – ghost hunting. I love being scared and the thought of being in a dark old haunted house where every creaked and bang only heighten your senses. I done a few mild ghost hunting, one at Alton Towers and one at Hampton Courts. Let me tell you about the Alton Towers experience, it was 3-4 hours ghost hunting tour and I booked it through something I saw on Wowcher or Groupon. It was a double whammy where during the day we obviously use the theme park and at night we (when I say we, Richard and I) would do this ghost tour. The tour was also obviously aimed at the old building in the middle of the theme park. So the guide showed us round and it was getting dark so we was all given torches, he gave a history lesson of the old building and we went into what was known as the old ‘ballroom’. I kid you not, the guide stopped talking, asked us to turn off our phone and we all had to show it was off to the guide as he wanted to make sure there was no fakery or fraud. Then quietly at first then it grow louder we all heard  what sound like an organ playing, now this is an old building that is ruined in places so there no furniture and no organ. It was really weird and it lasted about 5 minutes. We all was dumstruck and lost for words – so was the guide and promise that it wasn’t done by him.  So since then I’ve been wanting to do a proper overnight ghost hunt, like something you see out of Ghost Adventures. I’m planning to do something like that for Halloween this year – Yes I’m planning Halloween already!

Jessica  Asked ‘If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?’

The answer to that would be, The Maldives. I have always loved the Indian Ocean, it tranquil clear blue-green water is so incredibly beautiful. I get a lot of comments from people when I say I like the Indian Ocean is why don’t I visit Sri Lanka instead? My answer is that if you look at the map, Sri Lanka is right off India while the Maldives is right in the very middle of the ocean and I personally think the Maldives give you that little piece of heaven on earth that you won’t find anywhere else.

You only have to look at a picture to know what I’m on about. It also make you realise how beautiful the earth is and how we’re so lucky to have this on our planet. The crispy white sand completely untouched and the sound of the wave crashing into the shore, no noisy traffic, no noisy dance music and no pollutions, it just the sound of nature.

My mum always argue with me that if I go I be in her word ‘bored stiff’, I reply back saying I don’t think I will be. I imagine myself swimming in the pool, sipping cocktails on the side while thinking about the meaning of life! I also imagine myself attempting scuba diving (even those I’m not a great swimmer) and looking at the fishy during the day while in the evening I wind down with a relaxing spa treatment. Doesn’t that sound like dream?

There a really worry at the moment that one day all the little islands (Maldives is a clutter of tiny island in the middle of the ocean) will disappear due to raising ocean water and climate change. I don’t want to be old and regret never getting the chance to visit.

I would like to stay in an over water villa where your horizon is nothing but tranquil clear blue-green water, I love the chance to see the incredible coral reef and ticking it of my ‘to do list’. I would love to walk along a golden white sand hearing the sound of the crushing wave.

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Sarahjane Wood Asked ‘I am a keen baker so would love to know what your favourite cake is?’

It has to be chocolate cake every time, I never ever turn down chocolate cake! Who in there right mind would? The thing is I can’t bake to save my bloody life, I’m a terrible baker and I would love to one day book a cake lesson and learn how to properly make something like a cupcake. I followed every recipes known to man and all my cakes either get burnt or just doesn’t taste right. It now a running joke in the family as everyone says I’m an awful baker. One day when I have patience I will learn how to bake properly.

Charli Bruce Asked ‘what’s the most cringe worthy song on yours?’

On my old ipod, before I switched to android I use to have all the songs from the Simpson including Krusty the clown laugh. It use to make me laugh and cheered my up when I was feeling down. Now day I listen to bands such as, ‘Within temptation, Nightwish, Epica and the singer Tarja’.

Kara Asked ‘Which destination is top of your travel bucket list and why?’

Apart from the Maldives, I would say Toyko. My interest with all things oriental bring me onto Japan, especially Tokyo. I heard from people who have visited Tokyo say it amazing and the best city in the world, it almost like visiting an alien city world you see in sci-fi film.  From what I have seen in pictures and videos, I do agree.

This wouldn’t be a beach holiday sipping cocktails, this would be a real backpacking exploring city holiday taking in as much as you can. I would love to take in the city atmosphere, the noise, the crowds, and the technology. Tokyo has a reputation of being a mixture of both old and news, it home to some of the biggest technology companies in the world (Nintendo is one example) while still having an ancient temple and hold onto the tradition of a geisha. If I had a week in Tokyo I would do a day travel on their bullet train round Japan seeing the wonderful sights, spend a day visiting the Ghibli museum (named after the founder of Studio Ghibli – they did the film Spirited Away) and find an excuse to walk along the Shibuya crossing (If you can see a video of the intersection – it completely insane). The fashion of Tokyo, especially in certain district is known to be colourful, fun and playful, the Harajuku district is known for its cosplay style which is usually found in the younger people. I would just love to visit a mall and do a huge shopping spree as I love Japanese fashion.

Kerry norris Asked ‘What are your 5 favourite high street shops? This is a great idea for a post.’

  1. H&M
  2. Primark
  3. Oasis
  4. Dorothy Perkins
  5. New look

I will elaborate further at another time with another post I got planned.

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche Asked ‘What’s your go-to dinner recipe?’

Fajitas. When I’m feeling  I want to do as little cooking as I can but still be adventurous I always think that making fajitas is great combinations. I didn’t like eating fajitas till my mid 20s, yeah like I said before I was (and still am) a fussy eater and I never liked spicy food that much but the older I got the more I found my taste buds changed.

The great thing about making fajitas is that you can pretty much add anything you like, I like chicken in mine but there people I know who like putting in beef or pork; or vegan/vegetarian cut out the meat and put in lots of other yummy stuff in. I like to pile mine up with tons of chicken breast chunks, salsa,pepper, sour cream and onion rings, sometime I crumble up bbq flavor pringles and add that in as well to give it a little more crunch.


I think I have rumbled on enough for now. That was a lot of fun and hopefully It might have given you a clearer picture on who I am. I will do this again soon and look out for part 2.

  • LaaLaa
    August 16, 2016

    I love fajitas!! Dorothy Perkins can have some real good finds – think I got a faux fur coat from them earlier this year in a sale! x

  • StressedMum
    August 16, 2016

    I love these posts, as I love finding out a bit more behind the blog, I did one of these recently and it is quite scary putting yourself out there. I am the same would choose clothes over make up and love your choice of shops as well x

  • hannah
    August 16, 2016

    I’ve never been to the Maldives. It does look like an amazing place to go x

  • Louise
    August 16, 2016

    I love a personal post like this, this was really interesting 🙂 x

  • Cassandra Hill
    August 16, 2016

    Thanks for your transparency! I loved the article!

  • tp keane
    August 16, 2016

    What a great interview. I think if I had the opportunity I’d like to go to the Maldives too.

  • Sam | North East Family Fun
    August 16, 2016

    Fab questions and answers – I hope you get your dream and can visit the Maldives some day soon x

  • Rhian Westbury
    August 16, 2016

    Great answers, so nice that you’ve answered so many peoples questions. The Maldives sounds like the perfect choice x

  • Ana De- Jesus
    August 16, 2016

    Who dosen’t love Primark? I sure do! I have always wanted to go to the Maldives as well its a beautiful place x

  • Liz Mays
    August 16, 2016

    These are great answers. I’d probably have to agree with you on picking out new clothes. I’m loving your travel destination picks!

  • My Cool Toy Vids
    August 16, 2016

    Haha! Awesome answers! Love the daydream of MJ!!! pretty wild.

  • WhatLauraLoves
    August 17, 2016

    I LOVE The Maldives, I really hope you get to go as it is the most magical place on earth xxx

  • Charli Bruce
    August 17, 2016

    I love your answers to all your questions… Posts like these are great for getting to know people! x

  • Kara
    August 17, 2016

    Great answers. Not sure the Maldives are for me though, my bucket list top location is Iceland – can you tell I don’t do heat LOL

  • Anna Nuttall
    August 17, 2016

    My sister have visited the Maldives (lucky her!) and she said I wouldn’t like the heat – but if it get too hot i’d then take a dip into the pool. Iceland is another on my bucket list. xx

  • Rachel
    August 17, 2016

    The Maldives does look just absolutely dreamy, I am sure it would be within my top 10 list pf places to visit one day x

  • I would love to go to the Maldives too. We are actually looking at a trip there next year.

  • Melissa
    August 17, 2016

    Great, great questions and great answers. I may have to steal this q&a blog post idea from you for when I run out of things to blog about. Have a fantastic week!

  • Anna Nuttall
    August 17, 2016

    How dare you! lol That is fine – go ahead! Have a great week yourself. xx

  • Tania @ Larger Family Life
    August 17, 2016

    I have just discovered your blog and this was a fun first post of yours for me to read! Thank you for sharing (and I loved your dream about MJ!). I look forward to getting to know you even more.

  • The Tale of Mummyhood
    August 17, 2016

    H & M and chocolate cake win every time!!!


  • Anna Nuttall
    August 17, 2016

    Hi Tania, welcome. If you ever need me or just want a chat – feel free to tweet me @annanuttall. xx

  • Clairejustine
    August 17, 2016

    Great post!! Aww I love chocolate cakes too. I am terrible at organising my time, hence the 10.30 pm comment, lol 🙂

  • Whitney
    August 18, 2016

    I love your blog where you answer any question. Fajitas are a meal that me and my kids like as well, very simple and quick. I also find it hard to keeo my time organized each day so I can imagine. Great posts and your followers asked great questions.

  • Brianna Leigh
    August 18, 2016

    I’ve never tried chocolate cake from scratch–this inspires me to!

  • Jemma
    August 18, 2016

    We went to the Maldives for our honeymoon and it’s just magival.

  • tanya brannan
    August 18, 2016

    I love reading posts like this! I find it fascinating learning about people and their interests. Thank you for sharing x

  • Jasmine Watts
    August 18, 2016

    I would love to go Maldives too!! Loving your travel destination picks!

  • Mum in Brum
    August 18, 2016

    Lovely interview. Ghost hunting would terrify me so much more than a sky dive though I think! Love how crazy that dream was – mine are always so random. The Maldives is a good shout, I’ve never been either but would love to go 🙂 #bestandworst

  • The London Mum
    August 18, 2016

    Eeeekkk that ghost tour sounds really creepy! I’d love to do it though!

  • Tara
    August 18, 2016

    Some great questions here, I love reading posts like this.

    Tara xo

    Cattitude & Co. – a feminist lifestyle blog 

  • Annie B
    August 18, 2016

    I am the same hate and love to be scared! Ghost hunting sounds awesome scary fun!

  • Adaleta Avdic
    August 19, 2016

    I would love to go to the Maldives, and it’s been on my top places to visit list for so long! xx Adaleta Avdic

  • Kira
    August 19, 2016

    It’s always lovely to learn more about the people behind the blog! Me too though, new clothes over make up any day!

  • Leslie Hernandez
    August 19, 2016

    Great post I have been to a few hunted houses where they scare the living hell out of you and I come out with my voice half gone due to all the screaming but then laugh my lungs out lol… don’t know if I would laugh if I saw a real ghost though! I am a makeup Junkie but I also love clothes so its hard to pick one over the other. I have never been to Maldives but it sound like a wonder place.

    I really enjoyed reading this post it was pretty cool!!


    August 19, 2016

    I haven’t been to the Maldives yet but would really love to go sometime.

  • Esther
    August 20, 2016

    H&M is definitely my best high street shop too. I can’t stop shopping there and I can be there for hours not end. If allowed, I will be too happy to live in one of the shops.

  • Zena's Suitcase
    August 20, 2016

    I’m with you when it comes to going to the Maldives, it’s so on my bucket list. It looks beautiful

  • Northern Crumble
    August 21, 2016

    Was nice reading this and getting to know you a bit more! I hope you get to visit your dream location one day

  • Carola
    August 21, 2016

    I love Halloween and scary things as well. Two years ago I was in Florida around Halloween. I went to Halloween Horror nights in Universal park. And I loved it. It was scary but also amazing.

  • Amanda
    September 14, 2016

    Great post! I actually went ghost hunting for the first time last month during my holiday in the Philippines. I haven’t written about it yet but will be in the next few weeks, hope you can check it out if you have time

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