First day of my life

Well, it's been a while. But here I am again sitting in bed drinking tea and listening to Bon Iver (oh I'm a walking cliche, I know) and I realised how much I missed my wee blog. The dynamics of blogging have changed for me over the past year or so, and I feel like sometimes the blog bosses me about instead of me doing what I want, when I want! I never want this little corner of the internet to feel like a chore for me. Ever. So I took a step back while things were busy with work and I spent every spare moment with the people in my life who make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I've just had a week off and literally have no idea where it went to, and now I start a new job tomorrow on a childrens tv show for 14 weeks. Now that's a pretty long haul for me! With guaranteed wages every month and weekends off it's safe to say I feel pretty blessed right now. So for the forseeable future I will be a 'normal' person with grumpy monday mornings and that friday feeling come the weekend. And I cannot wait ♥ Here's what I got upto in my blogging absence.


Met the very tanned and glam Lauren Goodger at the INAA Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards bloggers event. We had a lovely night full of canapes and cocktails, and hair and beauty demo's from various brands at the Apartment 29 private members club in Royal Exchange Square in Glasgow. My favourites were Bumble & Bumble who did some awesome va-va-vooming of my hair! We also got a sample of Lauren's tanning product in the goody bag and I can honestly say it is fantastic. This girl from Essex knows her stuff when it comes to fake tan! Would certainly purchase the full size bottle.


Apart from cocktails and beauty bits and bobs, you know how much I love food, right? Well you can imagine how much I started drooling when I was invited along to a blogger evening at my FAVOURITE food store, Wholefoods in Giffnock. I am already quite familiar with the store, but it was great to get a proper tour of the layout and learn a little bit more about their story and each department. I really like their mission statements and values, and generally what they are about as a company. Good ethics and good food. I couldn't really afford to do my big monthly shop here, but the high quality of their produce is unquestionable. Big up Wholefoods!


My best girl Gemma's little boy Harris was christened a few weekends ago, so it was nice to join Gemma and her boyfriend on this special day for the wee fella.


The weekend after it was my little sister Tylers first holy communion. She looked like an absolute princess on the day and it was amazing to get home and catch up with the family.


John and Tyler


Mums buffet of home made canapes was amazing!


My Gran, Mum, Me and Aunty Elaine


Us again joined by Aaron, Tyler and my Papa. Tyler got changed into a second outfit for the later part of the day like a proper wee diva!


My Step-Dad Paul, Tyler and Mum


Gran and Papa with Tyler


And then came work. Pretty much three solid weeks of 7.30am-9.30pm days which started off with lots of antique shopping and prop sourcing, followed by the fitting out of our shop location and then a week of filming. I won't mention the name of the programme physically on here but you can see what it will be called with the lanyard card above. Kirstie was lovely, very down to earth and I got papped on her twitter at one point ^_^ Fan girl ahoy.


This is the only sneaky picture I can share at the moment, but the set looked fab and I was really pleased with the final outcome. Should be on your tellies come July so I will be proud to scream it from the rooftops closer to the time!


A final bit of loveliness, John and I were featured in my favourite magazine Things & Ink. They were asking for couples with matching tattoos so I submitted these photos a good while ago and was over the moon to find out we had been included! My favourite bloggy girl SJ over at Cowbiscuits got featured too :)

Well that's all for now, I need to go pack my bag and make my lunch for tomorrow. These first day nerves come far too often for me. Have a great week whatever you are upto!


A Short Hiatus

Life, life and more life. Be back soon ♥

Back to school

The weekend had a total 'back to school' vibe for me, because I start a new job today on a tv programme for channel four. I spent yesterday packing my bag and kit, writing lists, and replying to emails. I find that getting as organised as possible helps to eradicate most pre job jitters (most, not all...)


I got sent some lovely roses from Debenhams Flowers the day I found out I had got the job so that was pretty good timing :) As they started to bloom, the centres were a peach colour with the petals more pink and they looked ombre/as if they had been dip dyed. I have never seen roses like this before!


My flowers came as part of a gift set which included three body butters from the Sanctuary Range. Which I think is a lovely idea especially if you were buying flowers for a lovely lady in your life and wanted to add in a little extra pressie. I've been having a wee try of them all this week to help my skin stay moisturised and let my new fake tan (from the last post) fade gradually. So far, so good :) They smell AMAZING.

Debenhams Flowers are offering Little Blog Of Horrors readers 20% off their Sanctuary range with the code LBHBLOG20. It expires on the 31st of May and can be delivered straight to the recipients doors, so be sure to take advantage of the sneaky wee discount before then!


Keeping along with the school theme, I have totally geeked out in terms of my organisation and made my own personalised blogging notebook with Blurb.


I downloaded the Blurb software and started making my book. The possibilities are endless and it is so customisable I didn't know where to start! Think this will be an amazing resource for the future if I need to get a good quality hard back book made up as a prop for any film/tv job I'm on. I took one of my favourite images from a day up north snowboarding with Kyle, and made that the front and back cover. I kept the pages blank and unlined inside, with more bloggy 'inspiration' pictures every 5th page. I'm fed up of writing notes and reminders on my phone when it comes to the blog stuff, and it is so nice to now have a dedicated notebook where I can scribble down ideas and post schedules.

I've spent the past week tying up loose ends on my previous job which finished on saturday, but wish I'd had time to head to the the shops to treat myself to a little something new for starting this week. I'll be on my feet solid for the next few weeks, exploring prop houses and antique stores for quirky furniture and getting everything ready for filming, and have had my eyes on the following from Size?.

Size

A new comfy pair of kicks (Nike Blazer Mid Woven)
Backpack (Herschel Heritage)
and cosy beanie hat (Carhartt Watch)

I absolutely love the Nike Blazers, I find that style of trainer to be the most comfortable when I'm on my feet all day. Plus the sorta patchwork style colours woven through them are too cute! Maybe a treat come pay day instead :) Entries close on my competition tomorrow so be sure to enter if you haven't already and I will be announcing the winner via email. Have a great week whatever you are upto ♥