The scary side to Halloween

It’s somehow that time of the year already, theres a crispness in the air, a darkening of the nights and the leaves are turning that gorgeous auburn colour. Autumn is finally here. We have, for once, actually had a pretty decent summer. We have had continuous sunshine, and almost, very almost, forgot what rain felt like.

Until now of course, in England, you will never be too far away from the greying skies and muddy puddles on the ground. But in Autumn, it not quite as bad.

Im finally feeling the excitement for the last few months of the year. Halloween is fast approaching, and even if it is not something you usually celebrate, you cannot deny over the years the celebration has gotten bigger and bigger.I love halloween, but I love the colourful, happy side. I love carving pumpkins, watching light-hearted films such as Hocus Pocus and the Nightmare Before Christmas and seeing the all the children dress up in the cutest of outfits going door to door trick or treating. I do not have a problem with it in the slightest, in fact, I welcome the celebration, when it is done light-heartedly. I do however, have a problem when it comes to the other side of halloween.

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10 Binge-worthy Netflix Series

Have you ever turned on Netflix and realised that you actually end up spending more time deciding what to watch than actually watching something? Same here. Thats why I have created my top 10 binge-worthy shows to watch, so you can spend more time relaxing and less time arguing with your other half on what to watch.

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The secrets of a published author!

Writing a book can take a long time, whether you’re writing a children’s picture book, a cookery book, a self-help bible or a fantasy novel. It’s going to take time. From imagining and researching the characters, describing their world to thinking of plot twists and cliff hangers. But what happens when you finally put down the pen? Write the final sentence? Do you close your laptop and start on a new one? Forget all about it? Or do you dare to dream, and send off manuscripts to publishing houses?

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5 simple ways to de-stress from your day!

As someone who often suffers from daily stresses and anxiety, I know how hard it can be to unwind from the day, but i also know how important it is. Without fully de-stressing or relaxing, your mind is constantly overthinking conversations you’ve had throughout the day, actions and choices you’ve made. This causes excessive worrying, stress and anxiety that is unhealthy for the mind and body.

Everybody has their own worries, and therefore everyone tends to have their own ways of shutting them down and relaxing. Here i have explained my 5 most effective ways of de-stressing at the end of the day.

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15 of the best quotes from the ‘Mamma Mia’ films.

Mamma Mia: Here we go again has finally hit cinemas after a much anticipated wait. If like me, you have watched the first film a hundred and one times, then I’m sure you wondered ‘how are they ever going to match the first?’ I’ll be honest, I was very sceptical and worried about going to watch it, the first film was such a feel-good, star-studded show of joy, laughter and love that I was unsure a second film would do it justice.

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Why you should buy a Himalayan salt rock right now!

I’m sure you’ve heard of them by now, Himalayan salt lamps. But, what is all the fuss about? Surely it’s just another one of those ‘health’ fads talked about by herbalists, naturalists and physic healers. Surprisingly though, no! There are actually some pretty scientific reasons behind the whole thing. So why are so many people suddenly raving so much about a rock?

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

I am absolutely thrilled to write that I have been nominated by the lovely Imogen (find her blog here!) for the ‘Sunshine Blogger Award.’ I am sure that by now regular bloggers know all about the award, but it is all about recognising other bloggers which you find inspirational and supportive. the idea of the award is to get to learn more about individual bloggers and help showcase blogs which you think really deserve some credit and love! Read More

10 easy steps to setting up your own aquarium!

This post is slightly different to my previous ones, however I have been an avid fish-keeper (and breeder!) for a while now and wanted to share my advice and knowledge with you. Whilst researching for my first aquarium i spent a long time visiting 101 different websites, and yet still most of what i have learnt has come from trial and error and experience. Therefore i have created this post to enable you to have as much insight as possible before setting up your own aquarium.

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The Coastal Breeze

As I sat amidst the volumes of both holiday makers and locals, there was a mist of calmness that overcame me. Sat watching the waves crash into the delicate rock pools below, smelling the salt and freshness from the coastal breeze which blew towards me, I felt as though I did not have a care in the world. They say that sometimes you have to just go with the waves, and at that moment I fully understood what they meant. The sea is a free being, it waits for no one, it is beautiful, calming yet at the same time, if you do not appreciate the great power it is, a dangerous slight of beauty.

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Britain in Bloom!

Spring time is my favourite time of the year, out goes the winter blues, weather and cold and in arrives the glorious show of colour, warmth and new beginnings. And what better way to welcome the season than a visit to the Cotswold’s Spring Show at the Malvern Three Counties Show Ground. Surrounded by the beauty that is the Cotswold hills, the show has a sense of hustle and excitement, whether that be for the floral gardens, the foot long hot dogs or the Pimm’s and lemonade stands! (Definitely the latter for me!)

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