100 Happy Days - Week Two

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Photo of the week -  'The Big Cheese' Festival

Day One - Today was Abi and Nick's anniversary, we decided to go to their house and have a movie night and munchies, which was lovely.
Day Two -  Today, myself and Shane decided to have a quiet day in the house and catch up on our favourite TV shows, I love relaxing days like these.
Day Three - Unfortunately today I was ill, so most of this day was spent in bed. It did however allow me to catch up on any YouTube videos that I had not watched, which is always a good thing.
Day Four -  Today I decided to meet up with my friend Lucy who I had not seen in ages, it was so nice to catch up with her.
Day Five - Today was a very productive day, we started off by going swimming in the morning and then going to watch Fingertrap play in Cardiff in the night.
Day Six - Today myself and Shane decided to go out for a drive with Abi and Nick, this resulted in us driving to a casino in Cardiff, which was so much fun. I had never been to a casino before, we all ended up going in to the casino with ten pounds and coming out with twenty pounds, thanks to Nick, haha.
Day Seven - Today we went to a festival in Caerphilly, also known as 'The Big Cheese', let's see if you can guess what was in the festival, yes, it was cheese, haha. The festival has all different stalls selling different foods, most of the stalls sell different cheeses. The festival also has a music tent with live bands and a fairground. This was probably my favourite day out of the whole week as it was a lot of fun.


BlinkBox Books Deal

Monday, 28 July 2014

I am a massive book worm and whenever I can find a good deal on books I am straight there. So when I heard about Blinkbox books giving away an extra 100 clubcard vouchers with every book purchased before 31st July I signed up in a blink of an eye. The Ebooks are averaged priced, around the same as Kindle but obviously buying them from Blinkbox meant I was getting extra back each time. It doesn't sound like an amazing deal but some of the books you can get for £1 and you're getting £1 of vouchers back so you're basically getting free books!

You have to download the app to read them which was a little annoying because I now have to flick between that and my Kindle app to see all my books but it's not the end of the world. The app is slightly less responsive than the Kindle app too, but I don't know if it's because I haven't had a good chance to get used to it yet. 

These are just a few of the books I bought, most were around £2 none of them were over £5. I have a massive queue of books emerging in my house at the moment and not nearly enough time to read them all so it is going to take me a good while to get through them.

What are your ebook recommendations?

Abi xo

The 30 Day Challenge

Thursday, 24 July 2014

I decided that I would try and be a little more healthy this month. Not to loose weight but just to tone up. I had a quick look online and found a few 30 day challenges that I thought might be good to try. I did start but then kind of got distracted by a busy weekend and then a throat infection. So this is me looking for motivation. If it is written on the blog I have to do it! 

The first challenge I wanted to do is the Yoga challenge that I found on Youtube. I really enjoyed the first video and can't wait to start again.

The 2nd one was the 30 day squat challenge. This one I feel is going to be the biggest challenge as after the first day of doing this I felt like my legs were going to drop off! But, again, I am really looking forward to getting into it and seeing the results.

Let me know if you are doing anything to get fit this summer. 

Abi xo

100 Happy Days Tag - Week One

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

I've decided to change the way I do the 100 Happy Days tag. I was going to present a photo of something that I did that made me happy each day but I found that some of the photos would be quite pointless. I have decided to put up one photo of one thing that has really made me happy in the last week and then write about the other things. I hope you don't mind.

Photo of the week - Beach day

The beach day was definitely my favourite, there is just something about dipping your feet in the sea that is very satisfying. It was so relaxing just standing in the sea feeling the waves crash onto your ankles. 

Day 1
Finally finished Season 2 of American Horror Story, which was amazing by the way. 
Day 2 
I got to spend the whole day with my little cousin who is three, he is so cute and always brightens up my day. 
Day 3
As you can see from my previous blogpost, my boyfriend Shane, my sister, her boyfriend, Kyle and myself, all ventured to the beach which was such a lovely day. 
Day 4
Today I spent the day with my sister, we went shopping and for a meal which was nice as I have not really spent much time with her lately. 
Day 5
Today we went to 'The Godney Gathering' in Glastonbury to watch Fingertrap play. Abi has wrote a blogpost on this, see previous blogpost. The weather was beautiful and Fingertrap were amazing as always, watching these guys always puts a smile on my face. 
Day 6 My cousin put on a BBQ today, as it was my parent's anniversary the next day. Most of my family came down to my cousins house and luckily the weather held up. 
Day 7
Today was my parents anniversary, my sister and I took them for a meal and spoiled them with presents, it was nice to see them happy. 

Even the smallest of things can brighten up your day, what has made you happy over the last few weeks?


The Godney Gathering

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Last weekend we hit the road to support Fingertrap again at another festival. The Godney Gathering in Glastonbury was awesome and we all had a really good day. Other than Fingertrap's amazing set I also really enjoyed Shoot The Moon that played just after them, a 7 piece Ska band from Bristol.

I am looking forward to the next festival date which is Brecon Jazz Fringe Festival in August.

Abi xo

Beach Day

Monday, 21 July 2014

Last Thursday we decided to head to the beach; we being, my boyfriend Shane, my sister Lowri, her boyfriend Kyle and myself.  It was such a lovely day, the sun was shining and it was boiling. We decided to go to Porthcawl for the day, many people don't really like this place but I love it as I have fond memories of the place growing up. We decided to park the car over by the beach and walk over to Trecco Bay, this is a holiday site with a club, a swimming pool and arcades.

Currently Watching - Netflix

Friday, 18 July 2014

I jumped on the Netflix bandwagon just over a month ago and I wish I had done it ages ago. I managed to watch the whole Breaking Bad series in a few weeks and am now trying to watch everything I can. At the moment I have 3 shows on the go.

Trip to Cardiff and a Mini Haul

Thursday, 17 July 2014

 My boyfriend and I had a lovely trip to Cardiff last week as he wanted to take his father out for the day and treat him, bless. We decided to drive down early to miss all the hustle and bustle. It was lovely and quiet, including Primark, shocker. Primark was practically empty and there was no queues at the checkouts which is always lovely. We headed to Primark first and I decided to wander around on my own as I had three more floors than them to browse around. I was quite dissapointed with myself as I didn't pick anything up, there was nothing really that caught my eye. We then had a coffee and crepe in Crepe Affaire, I am obsessed with crepes and was so excited to try one from this shop, it didn't disappoint by the way. 


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

I am a massive fan of YouTube and lots of YouTubers from all over the world. It is an amazing platform that has the power to do so much. 

Myself and Savannah both post videos to YouTube. Sav and her boyfriend, Shane, do covers of songs, something that they are amazing at and deserve way more views than they get.

I post vlogs and challenges because if I put up cover songs I could probably shut down YouTube within minutes. They are just a bit of fun and nothing that we take seriously at all but I love doing them.

If you get a few minutes, check out our channels and subscribe.

Abi xo 

Huge Highstreet Beauty Haul

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

I do realise I have gone slightly crazy with the amount of makeup I have bought, it was all worth it though, haha. Last Friday I decided to head to the new makeup store in Cardiff called 'The Beauty Studio' as I had heard many people raving about how amazing it was, including Abi. I did only go to pick up a 'few things' but as you can see that did not go too well. The store was set out lovely, each section lit up, it kind of reminded me of Sephora, which is also beautifully set out. Here are the products that I bought. 

Beauty Wishlist

Montreux Jazz Festival

Friday, 11 July 2014

Last weekend myself, Savannah and a group of friends headed to Switzerland to support my husband's band Fingertrap when they played Montreux Jazz Festival. It was a little last minute for Savannah, Shane and Knighty as they didn't know if they were going to be able to make it. Savannah booking a week before, Shane 2 days and Knighty booking just hours before we left. Of course the first stop was the airport bar for breakfast and a pint (or in my case a coffee).

Ebay Wishlist

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell - Review

Monday, 7 July 2014

Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It's not so easy for Cath. She's horribly shy and has always buried herself in the fan fiction she writes, where she always knows exactly what to say and can write a romance far more intense than anything she's experienced in real life.

Without Wren Cath is completely on her own and totally outside her comfort zone. She's got a surly room-mate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

Now Cath has to decide whether she's ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she's realizing that there's more to learn about love than she ever thought possible.

Primark Haul

Saturday, 5 July 2014

A new Primark flagship store has opened in Cardiff, and I was a little over excited. Myself and Savannah went down on opening day bright and early, Starbucks in hand to wake us up. I needed clothes for Montreux Jazz Festival which I am going to 5th-7th July so festival gear was on my mind.

This was the outfit I picked out, obviously I'm going to need more than one but I went with very specific choices in my head and I was glad that I had sorted at least one outfit. 

You're The One That I Want - Giovanna Fletcher - Review

Friday, 4 July 2014

Maddy, dressed in white, stands at the back of the church. At the end of the aisle is Rob - the man she's about to marry. Next to Rob is Ben - best man and the best friend any two people ever had.

And that's the problem.

Because if it wasn't Rob waiting for her at the altar, there's a strong chance it would be Ben. Loyal and sensitive Ben has always kept his feelings to himself, but if he turned round and told Maddy she was making a mistake, would she listen? And would he be right?

Best friends since childhood, Maddy, Ben and Rob thought their bond was unbreakable. But love changes everything. Maddy has a choice to make but will she choose wisely? Her heart, and the hearts of the two best men she knows, depend on it...

100 Happy Days Tag

Thursday, 3 July 2014

I have seen this tag floating about many people's blogs over the last few days. I found this tag quite interesting as it is very different to other tags that I have seen. I thought this would be a good tag to do, as on a weekly basis I get stressed or leave little things get to me and upset me, so it will be good for me to document the things that has put a smile on my face each week. I'm going to start this challenge on the 15th July and post it as a weekly roundup of photos.


Instagram Lately

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Extra large bag of Malteasers seeing me through my editing//Nando's Saturday//Getting my prop box ready for a photo booth shoot//Badly painting my nails with Topshop - Brutal//Preview of images from a 1920's editorial//Sourcing flowers for a photo shoot//Started reading The Goldfinch//New scented candle//Photo shoot in Chelsea, London//

Abi xo

July Wishlist

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Over the last few weeks I have been adding things to my online basket and then taking them out when seeing the dreaded total price, haha. However I have kept a list of different things I would like to save and buy, this includes a variety of things and these are just a handful.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Unapologetic and Audacious / Kindle / Dr Martens 101 Black Boots / Oversized Levi Jacket / Zoeva Complete Set