Sunday, 16 October 2016

Because I'm Happy!

It’s the little things in life that really do go a long way, maybe it’s having a chat with someone you haven’t spoken to in ages or having the perfect cup of hot chocolate. Every little thing in life adds up and makes such a difference! As much as I love having surprises or “Bigger” Presents I actually love the little feel good moments, so today I am sharing my top 5 from last week!

1)   Waking up to sunshine

2)   Crisp morning air

3)   Fresh duvets!

4)   Travelling to new places

5)   Movie Nights

So there we have it, I would love for you to share your top moments that have made you happy!

Friday, 14 October 2016

Things you learn working in Retail

I have been at my current job for a year now and it’s flown by! I have the most amazing colleagues and I actually love going to work! There are a few things that I have learnt over the past year so I thought I would share them with you!

1.     Work friends – Having good friends at work makes each day really fun and makes the time go a lot quicker, I couldn’t ask for a better bunch of work friends. Although if they asked I would deny it haha.

2.     All go or go slow – There is no in between. I work in retail so we are either extremely hectic with a line of customers waiting or we are totally dead and sorting out the mess that was just left behind!

3.     Nice customers make your day – I work in mainly an older ladies shop and I love having a good natter with everyone, If you are nice and have a good chat It really makes my day. If you aren’t so nice lets just say that everyone spends at least half an hour talking about it.

4.     5p bags – I have never known something so little in price cause such a MASSIVE up roar! The 5p bag charge has been going on nearly a year and still every shift I still get someone moaning about it!

5.     Mess – In my shop we have tops folded on a stand, I swear sometimes that a customer will come into the shop and mess it all up just to annoy you. But you still have to smile!

6.     Gritted smile – Like I mentioned earlier if you get a … difficult customer you learn very quickly the “Fake laugh and smile” and your work mates will soon know when you are annoyed!

7.     Closing time – 10 minutes before closing you can bank on having a swarm of people enter the shop. They then proceed to walk around at leisurely pace like they have all the time in the world… actually you don’t I’m not paid after 4 so shift it!

8.     Witty comments from customers – you know the ones that if something isn’t scanning they automatically say “Oh it must be free then!” haha.. That would be funny if it was the first time I had heard that this shift!

9.     Glares – When someone is telling you their life story at the till and you have a massive long queue behind them and everyone in the line is giving you the death stare like you are meant to turn around and tell them to shut up!

10. Customers changing their mind – Yes okay everyone changes their mind about an item at some point but if you can’t find where it goes I would rather you just give It to me to put back rather than me having to play a game of hide and seek to find where you put it!

I hope you like this post! Do you work in retail or have anything else that bugs you? Let me know in the comments!

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Picture Perfect Polaroids*

Summer is a great time to show off your home, the garden is full of flowers that are looking the best and everywhere just looks better with that summer sun shining through! I was recently send a Instax Mini* To show off my house and share the images with you! I decided on the colour light blue and I love the colour, it is definitely a summer colour! 

Here are some of the images I have taken, I had so much fun organising my rooms and making sure I got the perfect picture, this was also the first time I have ever used a Instax Mini so I loved learning all about it and it was so much fun to take the picture and instantly have a printed version. 
I think now a days it is all too easy to take thousands of pictures on digital cameras but never get around to having them printed and I think it is really important to have printed photos and cherish the memories from them. 

I take massive pride in my house and love to share off all the new interior products, so getting the chance to actually appreciate my house in photos was a really great experience! 
Recently I have been redecorating and just adapting my house to reflect more of my personality and I think this shows in the pictures, I love the picture of my garden and think its a really cute photo! 

This post is in conjunction with a project from Ocean Loans, the main aim of the project is to celebrate our homes this summer and to take pride in every element from the garden to your office! Our homes can offer so many great pictures from family pictures from your living room to wildlife photography in your garden. 

I hope you enjoyed this post! What is your favourite place in your home and where would you take a photo if you could choose anywhere? Let me know in the comments! 

*Disclaimer, I was sent the Instax Mini to use to take images around my home but all views and words in the post are my own*