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...

Project number 2 | I’m Writing a Book

I showed you yesterday my new project, now I’m telling you my project number 2. Where I’m writing a book.

Oh, will you just look at that, as soon as September rolled around I’m just full of ideas? Though to be honest I have been full of ideas for a long time. I’m one of those people who always have some crazy ideas that would pop into my head, and then there me who would be constantly writing it down on my phone.

However, I promised that once summer is out of the way I will act on those crazy ideas. And one of those ideas is, yes I’m writing a book.

I have been saying this for a really long time, like ever since I was 8 years old. That one day I write a book. Yeah that how far back the idea has been rolling round in my brain. Growing up I was obsessed with Sweet Valley High and I was convinced I would be the next Francine Pascal. My poor mum would hear me go on and on for hours and hours how I would write the bestselling novel of all time.

(The tragic thing is, now I’m grown up is the realization that Francine Pascal never wrote a single word of any Sweet Valley High books and she had nothing to do with the books; Just her name.)

I’m sure I’ve told this story before. But not only do I want to be the best selling writer of all time, I also wanted to be an award winning journalist like Lois Lane. So anytime a teacher would ask me what I wanted to do with my life, I would reply journalist.

One day a teacher pulled me aside in class and told me that I would never be a journalist and that I should stop thinking about it and give it up. I was 14-15 at the time. As you can imagine that made me angry and I vowed to prove her wrong. Well, I did end up doing a journalism degree (fashion journalism). And well…I might not be a journalist but time have moved on and I’m now a full-time blogger. I would love to one day meet her and to tell her how wrong she is.

writing a book

Despite all of that, I never gave up the dream of writing a book. I think even when I might Richard I told him that one day I’d be a bestselling novelist and live like a queen. He didn’t exactly take me seriously, he was (and still is) dubious at my claim.

As always with life, everything got in the way, home, job, money. So that why I never been able to sit down and write a frickin’ book. However, times have changed and I feel now is the right time to actually start writing a book.

For a starter, I’m now self-employed and have pretty much all the time in the world. That was always my problem in the past – time. But now I no longer have that problem. I’m extremely lucky and I now have all the time in the world.

Ok, so this book just to make it clear – will not be about blogging. I won’t be writing one of those ‘blogging guides’ you see on Amazon or any bookstores. I will leave my blogging guide to here.

(it also won’t be on SEO)

I won’t go into detail on what it will be about as it might change when I actually start the thing. I also won’t be rushing; I will take my time. I’m not looking for a quick buck. I want my readers to actually enjoy the book and to get swept into it.

I might also when I get to a certain point do a focus group and ask for your advice. However as always with me, I’m getting ahead of myself.

So yeah, you guys. I’m writing a book. This is a much bigger project than my bag blog. I will also keep you all informed and tell you how my progress is going.

Watch this space. Let me finish by asking you, what kind of books do you like to read?

6 Comments
  • Gareth Torrance
    September 5, 2017

    OOOO, now that sounds very interesting! I’ll be keeping an eye out on this to see how the book turns out! I, myself, wrote a novel and it took so much work haha

  • Jess Benoit
    September 5, 2017

    Wait….Francine Pascal never wrote any Sweet Valley High books?? I had no clue!! My bff and I were obsessed with them, especially since our names were Elizabeth & Jessica, had blonde hair, & green eyes. We lived near each other & rode the same school bus & people thought we were cousins. Those books were life! LOL

  • Michelle Gwynn Jones
    September 5, 2017

    Good luck. Its a daunting task, but so worth it.

  • Jennifer
    September 5, 2017

    That’s awesome! Good for you on following your dreams and putting them out there into the world ❤️ Good Luck to you!

  • Anna Nuttall
    September 6, 2017

    Haha I thought I was the only one that did that. I would tell everyone in my class to call me ‘Elizabeth’ and I would sign all my documents as Elizabeth Wakefield (which use to piss off my teacher!).
    But Yeah it true, Franchine Pascal really had nothing to do with the books. If you read Sweet Valley confindential then that the first book she ever wrote and yet it so obvious as it badly written and filled with error.

  • Michele
    September 6, 2017

    I will read almost anything except self help books! My absolute favorite is Historical Romance–then Medical Mysteries, and of course cozies ans Mysteries of all kinds!!

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