Friday, 30 December 2016

UK travel list

I love travelling and would do it every day if I could, when anyone asks me where I would love to travel to I always say somewhere exotic like China, the Maldives, Thailand. But I have never ever said any where in the UK, there are so many places in the UK I have never been to so thought I would compile a list of places in the UK I would love to visit.

1)   Edinburgh

2)    Leeds

3)   Yorkshire

4)   Newcastle

5)   Newquay

6)   Cambridge

7)   Dublin

So there are just a few places to travel, let me know what is on your travel bucket list!

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas!

After a whole month of counting down, the big day is here! I hope wherever you are and what ever you might be doing that you have a great day!

Merry Christmas!!

Friday, 16 December 2016

The Best Way To Spread Christmas Cheer Is Singing Loud For All To Hear

I couldn’t not use that quote for the title of this post! Today I’m going to be sharing with you my top 10 festive songs, I LOVE Christmas songs and am one of those people who are super duper excited for Christmas before Halloween has passed!

1)   Fairy Tale of New York

2)   Santa Claus is coming to town

3)   Merry Christmas everyone

4)   Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas

5)   Let it snow

6)   Last Christmas

7)   Rockin around the Christmas Tree

8)   Little Drummer boy

9)   I wish it could be Christmas everyday

10)    Frosty the Snowman

So there are my top 10, let me know what songs you think I missed out or what some of your favourites are!

Friday, 9 December 2016

I love what?!

I love shopping in charity shops! The normal replies I get from people my own age are “How can you shop THERE” “But don’t the shops stink?” “All the clothes are old and smelly” actually that is where you are wrong, you are currently paying a fortune for the latest brand whereas I can get the same things for a hell of a lot cheaper!

Charity shops are a great way to save money but still get great items. So I thought I would share why I like shopping in charity shops!
New clothes:
Not everything in a charity shop is old or worn, I have brought so many things that still have the tags on that people have brought and then not worn so given them to charity.

Great prices:
I have in the past got designer clothes from a charity shop for a couple of pound, If you compare that to the normal prices it is a great saving and it just means I can afford to get more clothes! Win win!

If you love anything vintage, whether it is clothes or bric-a-brac then charity shops are the place for you! They are riddled with unique and often one of a kind items that are extremely affordable.

The BEST Staff:
Every charity shop I have ever been in has been run by a volunteer, this means they actually want to be there and so put their everything into it!

Clothes Galore:
Charity shops are constantly getting new donations meaning that on a regular basis there are going to be new stock. This means each time you go in chances are there is going to be something new.

Guessing Game:
I love that you never know what is going to be in the shop, one day it might not be as good but the next you could go in and find so much you want to get! I think its one of the good things about charity shops as you can get clothes from nearly every brand you could think of!

So there are just a few things that I love! Do you go into charity shops? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Make the most of twitter chats

There seems to be a blogger chat for every night of the week with new chats popping up all the time! The chats are a great way to meet new bloggers and build your blog.

The chats use one specific hashtag for the chat, most of the chats I take part in only last an hour and have a host who asks questions through that hour.

Respect the rules of the chat:
Some chats can be quite structured in terms of how and when they ask questions. Some may ask for you to not share you links until the end as it means people can have a good chat and then share links at the end. I must say It can get pretty annoying when you are trying to keep up with the chat and someone keeps tweeting their links every five minutes. If you don’t agree with what someone is saying just remember everyone is entitled to their own views but maybe approach them in a polite manner if you really want to.

How to keep up!
I like to use tweetdeck for scheduling my tweets if I am hosting the #bdib chat but if I am just generally taking part I prefer to open two tabs on twitter and have one for the hashtag and one for the notifications, It just makes it a lot easier to keep up as there can be hundreds of tweets a minute!

Get involved as much as you can, ask questions and respond to people! Make sure you use the hashtag as well so everyone can see your tweets and reply. Like or retweet other people’s tweets and maybe follow some new people from the chat, it can make a big difference in building relationships with other bloggers.

Don’t be scared:
Following on from the previous point, don’t be scared to join in or give your own views. If you see a conversation going on why not join? That’s the whole point of chats you get lots of “mini” chats happening as well as the main one.

My favourite twitter chats:
I love taking part in chats and there are so many that I love to join in with. There is certainly a chat out there for everyone! I like to join in the #bbloggers chat which is mainly targeted towards beauty bloggers there is also #lbloggers for lifestyle bloggers. I also couldn’t not mention the #bdib chat, I started #bdib and am so proud of how it turned out, the chat takes place every Monday 7pm GMT and Friday 8pm GMT and we love having new people join in each week!

Why not try and take part in a chat? Let me know in the comments what your favourite chats are!