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Alternative Advent – Mad Beauty*

Don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate. The idea of a little square of chocolate every day for the whole month of December is one that brings me joy. However, recently I have been really interested by the other advent options that are out there. Any sort of surprise gift every day is a win in my eyes so I have decided to cover a few of the most popular alternative Advent calendars available this year. 

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My Purrfect Gift Box – September*

If you haven’t seen my other posts of the Purrfect Gift Box, you should check them out below.  My Purrfect Gift Box Unboxing Part One My Purrfect Gift Box Unboxing Part Two My Purrfect Gift Box Blog   I am pretty late posting this because a) I am just generally rubbish, and b) I have been poorly but this is …

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How to go Vegetarian

I have been a vegetarian for six whole months (yay!), and I get that that isn’t a long time, but hey, we all start somewhere, right? That’s what I want to talk about today. A few people have mentioned to me over the past few weeks that they are considering becoming a vegetarian (most of them don’t eat a whole lot of meat anyway. I ate a lot so it was a pretty weird transition, but if I can do it, so can anyone :)) and I’m always too excited to word may response properly, so I thought I would write it here, so that if anyone needed that last bit of encouragement to quit meat, they could get it! 

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Things You Didn’t Know about Horror Attractions: House of the Dead

I am scared of everything. Large bodies of water, groups of teenagers, the gap between the train and the platform – I won’t even go on ghost trains at the fair. I am a grade A wimp. So quite how I ended up working at a horror attraction, I am not sure, but I love it. Here are some things that you might not know about horror attractions! 

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I’m the Worst: A Life/Health Update

As a fan of all of the multitasking, I figured it was about time I wrote a blog post explaining why I’ve been such a crappy blogger at the moment and giving a health update as several people have asked for a year-on follow up from my CFS/Fibro vlog.

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Wilson in my 20’s: The Illustrated Mum

You may remember that a while ago I set myself the challenge of reading every Jacqueline Wilson book that had been published since my birth, as some sort of weird semi-midlife crisis. I was all set to start, but then other books happened. And I got a little carried away with life. But finally, this week, I picked up one of my favourite ever Jacqueline Wilson books, The Illustrated Mum. 

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The Devil’s Work – Mark Edwards

I’ve declared my love for Mark Edwards’ books plenty of times on this blog, however, after reading Catch Your Death and being a tiny bit disappointed (it just wasn’t as amazing as his others!), I was a little wary about The Devil’s Work. I needn’t have worried. In true Mark Edwards’ style, it was breathtaking. 

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Volair Spa Event*

The kind folk at Volair Spa at Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park invited myself and a few other bloggers to come and experience their spa and I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Spoiler alert: it was amazing. 

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MDM Flow – How Lipsticks (and Businesses!) Are Made

If you’re anything like me, you just imagine that lipstick is all made the same way, on a big conveyer belt, before finding it’s way to the shops, then your makeup bag, and eventually, your lips.

Turns out, it’s so much more than that. It’s so much more interesting than that, and it’s a freaking science!