Monday 8 July 2024

Weekly Catch-up & Weekly Goals | Week 1

The first week of July is officially done! It's been a bit of a mixed bag to be honest. I've been really emotional, what with stress of wanting a new job but not finding anything, Charlie's birthday coming up and also my dearly departed dad's birthday this month too. It's hit me in the feels a lot earlier this month than it usually does, and I'm definitely struggling. 

Friday 5 July 2024

Botanical Bliss | Home Improvement

We have finally made some real progress in our bedroom! If you want to catch up on previous posts, you can read them under Home & Living

The room was officially clear of crap and it was time to get serious. We headed over to Homebase and spent forever picking out a colour for the walls. Originally we were going in for a dark blue but ended up getting a gorgeous dark green - Botanical Noir by Elle Decoration. We also picked up Absolute Granite. 

Monday 1 July 2024

July Goals

Well, June was a bit of a bust. Jury Service was a trip but thankfully only lasted one week instead of two. I ended up pulling away from everyone instead of spending more time with them and was desperately trying to escape reality by spending all my time playing games and scrolling TikTok. Honestly the only thing I did achieve this month was the DIY in the bedroom.

We have just had a lovely weekend though, going to our local Pride festival and then Viking Fest at Betteshanger Park. Pride was a bit tamer than I had hoped but at least I can officially cross it off my bucket list! Josh has promised me we can go to Brighton Pride or somewhere similar another time! Viking Fest was also pretty tame but for £5 a ticket, the entertainment was pretty good and Charlie loved it, so money well spent I'd say!

Friday 21 June 2024

7 Things You Need to Know About Jury Service (UK)

Been summoned for jury service and not sure what to expect? Then this is the blog post for you. I recently did jury service and thought I'd share everything I now know so you can be prepared! Don't worry too much though, you will receive a booklet in the post closer to the time of your summons to cover everything, including the best way to get to the court you specifically will be going to.

I did my jury service at Maidstone Crown Court and overall it was a pleasant experience, all the staff I met were really friendly - even the super tall, buff, gruff security guard!

Monday 17 June 2024

Creating Space | Home Improvement

The wardrobe has been built, next on the list was a big old declutter! I have done a fair bit of decluttering over the last few months but it's all been piled up in the corner, still making the bedroom look messy.

Saturday 1 June 2024

June Goals

May has actually been quite an eventful month! We've celebrated our 5 year anniversary, done a load of DIY, celebrated a first birthday, and looked after 4 crazy dogs for two weeks. No wonder I'm tired! This month I have jury service! I am absolutely dreading it and do not want to go, at all. Sitting in a room full of strangers and having to listen intently to something? Literally my worst nightmare.

Friday 31 May 2024

Temu Haul

As I said in my Shein haul, I'm probably going to get judged for shopping on Temu as well but the bargains are just too hard to resist! 

Monday 27 May 2024

Shein Haul

I know I'm going to get judged heavily for shopping from Shein but I just can't help it! High street shops just don't do it for me anymore. As the warmer weather is coming, I wanted some new spring/summer clothes but in my new alt. aesthetic. I'm officially done wearing clothes I don't like! 

Everything listed below is a size 16/XL.

Friday 24 May 2024

Half Term Activities

Half term has begun and I'm determined to fill it with fun things for little man and I. I thought I'd share a little list of everything we want to get up to over the next week. Unfortunately I do still have to work so he'll be with the childminder for a couple of hours but we can still do fun things in-between!

Friday 10 May 2024

Bedroom Wishlist

For some reason we decided to go for a bright blue in the bedroom when we first moved in. We immediately knew it was a mistake but we carried on regardless and the plan always was to redecorate anyway. Josh's brother made his bedroom black and dark green and I absolutely love it. I find it so calming and peaceful in there so when Josh said I had free range in the bedroom, I immediately knew what I wanted to do. Obviously I went straight onto Pinterest for more ideas!

Monday 6 May 2024

Our New Wardrobe | Home Improvement

We're finally cracking on with redecorating our bedroom and I'm absolutely loving it! Over the bank holiday, Josh took 3 full days to knock down both wardrobes and build our own from scratch. 

Wednesday 1 May 2024

May Goals

This month I'm cracking down on my health and fitness. I've laid out a plan, I've got a friend to keep me motivated and I'm going to make it the main thing I focus on this month.

Friday 19 April 2024

Llyn Mair | Photo Diary

As well as Swallow Falls, we also checked out Llyn Mair. It was around 5pm at this time and the lighting was absolutely perfect for photos.

Monday 15 April 2024

Swallow Falls | Photo Diary

Day three was lots of shopping, then we found Swallow Falls. It was £2 per person to get in - no idea why - but it was lovely.

Friday 12 April 2024

Aber Falls | Photo Diary

Another day, another trek! Day two, we decided to check out Aber Falls which meant another uphill walk. Thankfully this one only took an hour.

Monday 8 April 2024

Mount Snowdon | Photo Diary

I'm still in shock that we climbed Snowdon on our first full day of the holiday but at the same time, it's just as well we did because that was the best weather for it! I unfortunately did not make it to the summit but the family said it was the clearest view they've ever had!

Friday 5 April 2024

April Goals

I know it's almost a week late, but a holiday to Wales with absolutely no signal will do that. I did try to think of some goals before I went but my mind was totally blank. But clearly the Welsh mountain air did something for me because I'm totally spurred on now.

Thursday 4 April 2024

A Week in Wales | A Page in Our Adventure Book

Our first holiday in over a year was a bloody good one. We decided to do a family holiday in Wales, with Josh, Charlie, Josh's younger brother and sister, and their dad. We stayed in the Beddgelart camp site for a week and it was bloody beautiful. Our camp was right on a fast flowing river and it was so lovely to fall asleep listening to it.

Friday 1 March 2024

March Goals

Hello, my loves! Welcome to March! I'm so stinking excited for this month; Spring begins which hopefully means warmer weather with it. 

I've got a Glam Rock gig to go to with my Mum and one of my sisters this month, which I'm so looking forward to! I've been waiting for an excuse to dress up and this will be perfect. We're going to dinner first at a lovely looking cafe that also offers some yummy looking cocktails. 

Josh, Charlie and I are also going away this month with Josh's dad, and two of his siblings. We're going camping in Wales and we're going to walk up Mount. Snowdon! I'm literally so damn excited - I should probably start planning what clothes I want to take!

March Goals 

I'm actually not sure what I want to achieve this month. Apart from going to the gym twice a week, I did really well with my goals last month! I read three books and started a fourth, and I did a massive decluttering of my wardrobe. 

I definitely want to try and get my finances in check this month, I need to go through all of my bills again and figure out if there's anything I don't really need to be paying for. I also need to figure out some extra income as I've been a tad irresponsible with my credit card lately and the number it's at is starting to scare me. I might do overtime at work but I'm not keen, as they never pay me on time...

I'll be checking at least two things off my 30 by 30 bucket list this month, I'm tempted to see what else I can tick off!

Other than that, it might just be a winging it month.

What are your goals for March? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,
Saph xx

Thursday 29 February 2024

February Photo Diary

You know what guys, February has been a bloody good month. Okay, sure, it got rocky towards the end where my mental health plummeted and I ignored everyone for a week and wanted to quit my job and life in general, but other than that? It's been amazing.

Thursday 1 February 2024

February Goals | 2024

Chapter 2 of 12

Monday 29 January 2024

2024 Goals

Well, it's been a while again hasn't it! I've still been seriously thinking about deleting my blog entirely, but now I'm tempted by a complete makeover instead. Change of theme, change of name, maybe scrap the whole blog entirely and start from scratch. Maybe.