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Hair

Progress Photo

Still at it 6 months later. Growing slowly but definitely growing. I’m most definitely below the 0.5 inches a month that’s the average but I’m starting to get to grips with the realisation that’s not me. And I should be happy I’m not average, right? There isn’t much I can do about it, possibly the Inversion Method which supposedly will increase growth to 1 inch a week. What?! When I say I suppose I’ll give that a try, what I mean is that I will most certainly be doing that every day until the end of time! I’ll talk about…

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Song of the Month

Song Of The Month – May 2017 – It Takes More by Miss Dynamite

LINK TO THE VIDEO When I’m singing along to this song, the hands are going, the lip gets curled, the neck gets a little loose. What can I say, it’s a classic. The album this came off is pretty decent, my mum bought it, she was a bit of a CD junkie however, I am not going to say anything negative about that because it meant that I had access to music I couldn’t afford to get myself. Yes, there was a time when your first port of call to hear something wasn’t the internet. It is old now and…

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Health and Fitness, Self Improvement

Drink, drink, drink!

You need to drink water. You are made mostly of water. It doesn’t really taste of anything so it shouldn’t be hard to get your fill. Right? Well no. I don’t mind water at all. I actually quite like it but somehow can’t drink what I’m supposed to drink, ever. From being a young kid I was under the impression that you need to drink 8 glasses a day. I never knew how big these glasses were and how much you fill the glass etc. After a very little amount of research I found a formula for how much you…

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Reading & Writing

50 Posts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I haven’t quit my blog yet, yay!!! I’ve invested a little money and a lot of time into this blog so to let it go to rack and ruin would be an immense shame. However, I’m still surprised that I’m as enthusiastic as I was when I started researching hosting, registering domain names, writing my first blog post, taking pictures etc. The novelty definitely hasn’t worn off yet of being able to say “Oh yea, I’ve got a blog.” I was daunted, excited and completely naive to what I was actually setting out to do when I started. Sometimes…

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Family

Parenting Guilt

It’s an affliction. There is no decent parent out there that doesn’t feel guilt with every decision they make or don’t make. It’s not surprising. You’re tasked with bringing up a whole person as a decent, moral, non-s****y human being. In most instances, it was a choice you made but it’s still difficult, it’s fraught with missteps, mistakes and guilt. What if you’re doing the wrong thing? Have you just said something to them that is unwittingly traumatising and damaging them? To all the parents out there, for what my two cents is worth, as long as you’re trying, really…

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Skin and Beauty

End of Sachet Review: Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac Mask

I think if you’ve walked into any shop that sells face masks in the UK, you will have seen this brand. The packaging always has pictures of women with about a 2 inch thick layer of a glorious looking face mask which looks rich, thick and creamy. Now it never comes out like that on your face and it would be a bit ridiculous if it did but it would be nice if the package was the reality. Do you hear me McDonald’s? With your lies and deceit. It would be nice if the finished product matched the pictures. I…

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Health and Fitness

The Scales…

So the other day I did my weekly weigh in. This has turned into a measurement of how well I can keep things the same as I haven’t really made any weight loss progress in a while. And I’m actually not that bothered right now but I know I should do something because I’m just getting older everyday and I’m stacking the odds against myself. Anyway, the other day I stood on the scale and it read 66.9kg. I’ve been up, down and around this weight for a few months now so I wasn’t surprised to see it. Nor was…

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Hair

Progress Check – April 2017

We’re just over a third of the way into the year and I thought I should do a round-up of what I’ve been doing or not doing. I didn’t really have any New Year’s Resolutions other than building on what I had started with my big chop or big shave or giant mistake or whatever you want to call it and seeing where it would all take me. I’ve learnt a few things. I’ve needed to re-learn things. I’m learning that the learning isn’t going to stop soon! Especially since my memory is so poor. That’s when having a blog…

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Song of the Month

Song Of The Month – April 2017 – Gust Of Wind by Pharrell Williams

LINK TO THE VIDEO I love this song so much. I think it got a bit overshadowed by Happy and Get Lucky but honestly, I think it’s better. I have a habit, when I love a song, to play it on repeat. For hours at a time and this is one of those songs for me. I actually based a whole chapter of one of my stories around this song I like it so much. But if you don’t know this song, you should be ashamed of yourself! Or listen and get to know it… Follow me on YouTube to…

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Hair, Kids Hair

Her Curls

Apparently if you braid or plait your hair and it curls like this at the ends, it means it’s healthy. I’ve been snipping away at her ends a little bit every time I’ve braided them over the last few weeks and this week I styled her hair and the end of every plait curled perfectly. Scissors go bye-bye for a few more weeks now. It was definitely a very satisfying moment for me. I suppose I must be doing something right! I love her hair, I love the way it curls, I love the colour, the feel, everything. I’ve got…

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