The Christmas Tag! | Blogmas Day 18

Hello everyone welcome back! I’m currently writing this whilst dog sitting!
Today I will be doing The Christmas Tag and I got the questions from Morgan from enthusiastblog

Without further ado, here we go!

1. What is your favourite Christmas film?

My favourite Christmas film HAS to either be Elf or Muppets Christmas Carol. I absolutely love these films and I watch both of them at least 10 times each in the lead up to Christmas

2. Have you ever had a White Christmas?

Being in the UK and especially North Wales, a white Christmas is inevitable and something you can never expect to see or have. However, I have had quite a few white Christmases in my 16 years and ones I can remember spending with my family having snowball fights in our old house. In March probably about two years ago now, we didn’t have a white Christmas; instead the snow held off until March and it was at least 5- 7 inches deep and my friends and I had a ball! These days, I don’t like snow and I love not having snow! (Sorry)

3. Where do you usually spend your holiday?

At home with my family, and usually do a gift swap with my friends a few days before Christmas to really get into the Christmas mood and spirit.

4. What is your favourite Christmas song?

I love listening to all Christmas songs especially Mr Michael Buble and Mariah Carey. A song I love listening to which isn’t really meant for Christmas is ‘Home’ by Michael Buble and I think its amazing.
5. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?

Kind of is my answer! My brother and sister and I will receive a box from my mum and dad every year with a pair of pyjamas each, a box of chocolates, and a festive film for us all to watch and snuggle up.
6. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comit, Blitzen…uhm… not exactly, no.

7. What holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this year?

I love waking up on Christmas morning and coming downstairs and being greeted by firstly, my puppy, and opening the front room door and being greeted by the swarm of Christmas presents sat on the sofa for my family and I. I love watching my family’s reactions to their presents, and this year I think I have done pretty well with their presents and I think they’re going to be a happy bunch of people.

8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

Its fake! We definitely would have gotten a real one, but with my dog its not exactly easy because he would definitely just be chewing it 99% of the time.

9. What is your all-time favourite holiday food/sweet treat?

Yule log, Matchsticks, and biscuit and cookie collections 😉

10. Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?

I definitely love giving presents, but I also love receiving them and being grateful and happy because it definitely brings my mood up if I’m feeling crappy and I just love both of them and couldn’t decide if I had to!

11. What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?

Last year, I was in a pickle because I didn’t have the greatest phone (iPhone 4s) and don’t get me wrong I loved that phone and had had it for two years and used it for absolutely everything. It was my mini computer because my own computer had broke so I downloaded Microsoft Word onto that phone and that took up quite a bit of space. Because it was the year of my final GCSE’s too, I needed a new phone and a laptop but I wasn’t expecting to get both! I was absolutely over the moon and overwhelmed to high heavens but this laptop has helped me with my revision and keeping up with hobbies – such as my blogging and I absolutely adore it and I’m so so grateful.

12. What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?

I think definitely New York to see the Rockerfeller Tree (Morgan also mentions the same on her post.) Just to witness a Christmas in another big city would be absolutely incredible!

13. Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?

Definitely fail miserably! I honestly have the worst wrapping skills in the family and I was with my friend Romy yesterday and she’s so much better at wrapping than me!

14. Most memorable Holiday moment?

I honestly don’t know! I think it has to be opening the phone and laptop last year and me crying with joy and my dad absolutely beaming!

15. What made you realise the truth about Santa?

Thankfully, I didn’t have to be told the truth. I figured it out for myself because I recognised my mum and dad’s writing and thought it was suspicious and then I have obviously grown out of believing in Santa for myself, but I still believe in him for my eight year old brother.

16. Do you make New Years resolutions? Do you stick to them?

I don’t, no. Purely because of the fact that I know I won’t be able to stick to them because I make weekly goals for myself and I can hardly stick to those!

17. What makes the holidays special for you?

I think the main special thing about the holidays for me is giving presents to others and enjoying the holiday spirit with my family and friends. I love making every Christmas as special as possible!

That is it for this post! Thank you all for reading and I’ll catch you in my next!

Until next time,

~Abi <3

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Oops… | Blogmas Day 13

Im really sorry for not putting up a post today. I’ve been so lost with everything recently and tonight I’ve just had a complete mind blank of what to post. I promise they’ll be a normal post tomorrow. Just want to thank Eden for reminding me to post! Click here for her blog because she deserves followers♡

Again im really sorry but I’ll be back with another post tomorrow! ♡

Till next time


My Winter Essentials 2016

Hello everyone,

Over the past few days the weather has become ridiculously cold all of a sudden here in the UK. There are people like me who are picky with the weather when it comes to the temperature. For example – if its too cold, it annoys me and makes me grumpy and I don’t love it. I like it to be semi cold. Not really really cold, but; somewhere in the 15s. Yes. 15 degrees.

Anyway. Today I want to share with you a few of my winter essentials which are absolutely necessary during the change from October to December.

The first one – of course, is a lovely warm cup of tea. Now, there are lots of different types of tea out there but I like to be very original and have a nice cup of Tetley’s. You can’t really go wrong in all honesty. And make sure you make it properly, the right way in the right order of steps. Tell me how you make your cup of tea in the comments. Let’s see who’s really doing it properly. 

The next essential is a little bit odd but when you read ahead you’ll understand why.

I am asthmatic (not majorly, don’t worry I won’t collapse on you), therefore I have to now start getting my flu jab. I also had this done last year as I found out I was asthmatic back then. In previous years I have found myself feeling absolutely rock bottom with colds and flu’s and viruses etc. Therefore having my flu jab done is an absolute necessity.

It may be a little odd for some people, but I promise it makes the cold and flu season much easier so you avoid getting ill.

My next essential is something I’ve not actually managed to get yet, and that is a scarf. I’m hoping to visit Primark within the next few days to go and get myself one. If I can’t find one in Primark I’ll end up in New Look and there is one in there I do quite like. Its navy blue and has white and red and black combined into it, but Primark ones are much more affordable.

After Bonfire Night for me, it means Christmas  is drawing nearer and we can finally start getting excited for it. During the winter months leading up to Christmas, I absolutely love to get fairy lights. I currently have a multicoloured pack in my room waiting to go on my little Christmas tree, and I also have some purple / pink fairy lights trailing around my bed cupboards. I love coming home and making my room feel cosy and warm just so I can block out the cold for a little while and concentrate on warming up.

Those are all my current essentials for Winter and I’ll be sure to do an updated one in about a month or so to see if I have any more (which I definitely will). As I said earlier on in the post, let me know how you make a cup of tea. Which way is the right way to make a cup of tea? We’ll find out! ?

Thank you all very much for reading and if you want to hear of my updated winter essentials in a few weeks – a month, don’t forget to follow my blog and join my little family 🙂

Much love,

Abi x

August Favourites | 2016

Good evening everyone!

Thank you for such lovely feedback on my last post! (Click here if you’ve not already read it)

Today I want to share with you my August favourites which consist of many things.

First off, I have my handbag from Primark which I will be using for school this year. I start college this year so I’m very excited for a new start. Earlier today, I posted a video where I showed my school bag for this year, so if you’re interested you can find that here.


This bag was £14 and for its size, its brilliant. I can’t link you to the bag as it’s not on the website anymore.

My second favourite for this month is the Maybelline Fit Me Matte Foundation. This foundation leaves a dewy finish on the skin and almost feels like a BB cream; however, it is definitely buildable. I like to wear this foundation without powder on top as I feel if you add powder on top of this it becomes cakey and turns that horrid orange toned colour and doesn’t match the rest of your skin properly. I recommend you only use a small amount of this foundation as it gives a lovely coverage with a lovely finish. This retails for £5.99 which is definitely something I’d be willing to pay again.

Image result for maybelline fit me matte and poreless

Next, I have a few favourite books.This past month I’ve managed to finish three different books and loved them all in different ways. First up, Lee Evans – The Life of Lee.

This book was so amazing and had me intrigued the whole way through. I found out so much about Lee and the life he had before he became the man he is today. Lee Evans’ book was so inspirational and heartfelt and there were moments where you can understand and truly see the man he used to be with his wife Heather especially. It was funny, it was sad and it had me locked the whole way through.

Image result for lee evans the life of lee

The second book I finished was Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. Unlike a normal fan, I have watched all of the films. However, I haven’t read all the books which is unusual. I have never managed to stick to reading them and I feel this is because all the Harry Potter books we have in our house are old and the first editions without the fancy new covers. Therefore, recently I went to the Harry Potter Studios outside London (when I visited at the start of the month), and decided to purchase a new copy of the first book.

I managed to finish this book within a week which is pretty good going for me. I got the book from the studios for normal price of £7.99

Image result for harry potter and the philosopher's stone book harry potter world

Finally the last book I have managed to smash last month in three days may I add!; is Zoella’s Girl Online On Tour. This book is definitely my favourite kind of fiction as you read it from a first person perspective. In this case, we follow Penny and her journey with her rock star boyfriend.I love love reading books like this as I find them much easier to read if the book is from the main character perspective. How I managed to read this book in 3 days is beyond me but I really really enjoyed it. This was a gift to me from my grandparents for Christmas, and she got this in WHSmith for around £12.

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(not my picture, i just think its cute)

I haven’t had many favourites this month, but I am willing to try out new products this month, so if you have any recommendations, let me know in the comments down below. Thank you so much for reading!

~ Abi x

Anxiety | My Experiences & Advice

Hello all, 

Recently a lovely reader contacted me and asked for some advice and what my experiences had been with anxiety. Therefore, I decided it was only right to write about it and tell you guys my experiences and also make some points too.

So many people who haven’t actually experienced anxiety have assumed you’re nervous and scared about many things but there’s so much more to just that.  There are different forms of anxiety – such as generalised anxiety disorder, (or G.A.D for short) or social anxiety and many other forms people don’t research into.

My Experiences

So what have my experiences been? I’ll tell you how I believe my anxiety began to spring up and how I thought I knew something was wrong.

In 2009 (when I was 9 years old) I went on a family holiday to Centre Parks. It was of course a brilliant holiday for me and my family. However, on the way home from the holiday we were involved in a car crash. I remember almost all of it and the trip in the ambulance to the hospital. This was the first situation I found myself feeling anxious about car journeys- especially long ones. In fact, I’m in the car right now writing this and I’m still looking up every now and then to check we won’t crash. 

Since then I have been anxious about being in the car and as I said,especially to places that are a good few hours away. I’ve only ever found myself in one situation where I have had to try and calm down from almost witnessing a car crash. (I’m never watching Mean Girls again after that happened)

Back in 2014, I did a Christmas school production of Scrooge! The Musical. In the lead up to it I did begin to feel nervous which is of course, completely normal. However, my friend went into hospital and I found myself at one of the rehearsals beginning to worry about her, and starting to think about the bad things that could happen to her. This put me in a state where I would burst into tears even if I wasn’t thinking about her or her state. (She is fine now – just to let you all know). 

When I began to feel “nervous” about the show, I found myself in endless states of random shakes, and my breathing would increase to a pace I couldn’t slow down which made my chest very tight and I began to find it even harder to grasp my breath. I started to feel light headed and finding myself panicking before the opening night and the closing night. 

Of course, I went to the doctors. Due to the way my chest had been behaving and reacting to these moments of panic, I found out I was asthmatic. (Which didn’t help with the shows as I was in pretty much every song) 

Even after the shows I found myself anxious about exams, stress, my results and how my future would pan out – which again is normal for someone in the middle of their first GCSE year. Back then, I think the only major thing in my eyes back then was the fact I didn’t know what was going on.

 As a person, I was never someone to hide away from the crowd and shy away so during the shows I wouldn’t even class them as panic attacks or anxiety now. I think the main reason I began to feel anxious back then was because Scrooge was the first “major” show I had done. Now I look at it and think it was definitely nerves more than anything. 

The next most recent experience after the show was a pantomime I did with my drama group in 2015. During these shows I wasn’t as anxious as I could have been. The opening night was pretty scary for me as we had a damn big audience so there were an awful lot of people I had to cope with. I had solos during these shows and I also had a mini principle role whilst being in the chorus. 

I found myself to be okay during this time – until the last night where one of the chorus members decided to make me look like a complete and utter fool. In the chorus, I played a villager and an evil sister. Being an evil sister meant I had to look as scruffy as possible with my hair. I had to backcomb my hair to try and make it a little bushy and wild. 

I had just finished my hair when one of the chorus members came over to me and told me my hair wasn’t big enough so she grabbed me and pulled me over to sit so she could do my hair. When I say I looked like you could have found me in the forest as a bush would definitely be me saying that perfectly. 

I went out on stage with hair bigger than everyone else’s. Apparently I looked like everyone else but of course my inner thoughts disagreed. I can’t really name this as to what I think it was but I think there was an element of social anxiety in there to make me worry about my appearance and what people might think. 

After the show I found myself sat in front of the mirror for a good 45 minutes brushing the strands of my hair back to its somewhat normal state. It took 3 days for all those knots and kinks to come out. (Thankfully that girl isn’t coming back for panto this year!)
This post has been sooo long! I’m going to make a second post with 2 other of my experiences and then my advice to you if you have found you have felt these symptoms. 

Click here for the second post 

See you soon!


campfires & late nights

I decided to write a post this morning because all my frienss are still asleep. So…

It was Zara’s birthday yesterday, so rightfully we set up a fire pit, burnt the majority of her school work and had chocolate, marshmallows and strawberries by the fire. We managed to keep the fire going from 5pm to 12ish. Therefore resulting us all now to smell of smoke?

What did you do yesterday? Here are a couple of pictures from last night.

Have a fabulous day

-Abi xo

I’m Back!

Hello everyone, 

I kind of disappeared for a bit to go back to concentrating on youtube (which you can click here for). But I’m back blogging! I’ve decided to come back as I’m going to be blogging my trip to London from August 1st – 4th. We’re doing a bunch of things and I can’t wait to share my adventure with you all!

I’ll post a new blog later on. 

See you soon!

-A xx

Self Confidence

Hey everyone,
Long time no blog haha!

As you can tell, I’m going to talk about self confidence because I think it’s so important people embrace their natural look and body shape and figure and all that kind of stuff.

I’ll start with a clear example of myself. When my adult teeth began to come through, they grew so they tilted like a V shape. I never smiled with my teeth because I hated them more than anything. They felt like my biggest flaw because I was bullied about them, I was told I had horse teeth. But after hearing it so much, I decided to sod all these people because their opinions don’t matter to me about my own personal flaws. I’ve learnt to appreciate my smile and use it as much as possible every day to make myself feel better. (And to make sure I don’t look like a bitch if someone smiles at me and I don’t smile back ?)

My second biggest flaw was my weight and my size. For my age, I was unusually skinny in years 7 and 8. My trousers hung off me like parachutes and nothing fitted me. I spent my time trying to figure out how to hide the fact I didn’t have boobs like the rest of the girls in my year, I tried to figure out how I could possibly make myself look a little chunkier but it never happened. To this day I don’t manage to put weight on much because of how much of a picky eater I am. If anyone remembers, there was a site called AskFM where you could anonymously send in questions to people. I joined this site to answer the daily questions only. However, people found my profile and I received messages like “Skinny anorexic cow, go die.” This made me so upset for so long and I was scared to go to school. But after being bullied for so long, I shook it off. People still try to bully me to this day and I laugh it off because I see it as people being pathetic and trying to hurt someone else because they have nothing better to do than bully and pick on others. 

What I’m trying to get at is if you’re going through or have been through the same situations I have, remember to look after yourself because as someone once told me – ‘Always look after number one. It is the most important rule to life.’ If you want to talk to me, please don’t hesitate to message me on any form of social media or leave a comment below with your social media username and I’ll be sure to have a conversation with you.

I felt this was an important post to make because so many young adults like myself go through much worse than what I did and they lead themselves to doing things out of the ordinary to themselves. 

I appreciate every one of you and you all deserve the absolute bestest things in life and if anyone tries to rain on your parade, shake them off and laugh because you’re the one in the better.

xx – A

Goodbye April


April Showers bring May flowers…

So April is almost over, which is insane. I have less than 4 weeks left in high school before I leave for study leave. This time last year I was sitting my science exams and worrying about year 11 and what was going to happen in my final year of high school.

Over the past five years, time has gone incredibly quickly. I’ve had friendships which have lasted and friendships I’ve thrown over the shoulder and said goodbye to,  I’ve had rows and troubles with others but picked myself up after them, I’ve had an incredible high school experience which I’m so grateful to have had. Now I have to look forward and start thinking about college and my later life and what my plans and hopes are for the future. It’s scary to think about but it’s happening and this is all real life.

This April I decided to start my blog up again and I’ve already gained quite a few followers (which I thank you all for so much!), and I’m enjoying it so much. I love reading other people’s blogs and getting involved in the comments and discussing different things with their followers.
Apart from my birthday, April has been fairly quiet and non eventful. Now I have 13 exams to start preparing for before my results day in August which I’m terrified for!

What year are you in? Where and what have you been to see and do this month? Let me know in the comments below!