A Weekend in Liverpool!

If you follow me in Instagram, you may have seen that I was in Liverpool last weekend! I was lucky enough to attend the Liverpool Vs Bournemouth football match at Anfield and me and mum decided to make a little trip of it… As per usual it involved shopping!

So in this post I thought I’d share with you what I bought last weekend as well as a couple of photos from Anfield.

On Saturday morning me and mum spent some time at Cheshire Oaks outlet centre. Although it is a long way from us here, I think Cheshire Oaks has to be one of my favourite outlets. It’s massive but also contains a good variety of both high end brands and your more classic high street brands.

After a couple of hours at Cheshire Oaks we headed over to Anfield for the football. I never used to be a fan of football but now I quite enjoy sitting down to watch a match (especially if it’s Liverpool). The match was great and was a really vital one for Liverpool to win! There was a great atmosphere in Anfield and thankfully Liverpool won! πŸ™‚

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So moving on to what I bought over the weekend. I bought a couple of bits from Cheshire Oaks outlet and also from the Cath Kidston St. Neots Factory shop on the way home.

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So first up is my Liverpool FC hoodie. It was such a lovely jumper and I couldn’t resist it! It is a grey colour and has little pink details and it’s kind of glittery too and I love it! We picked this up in the Liverpool store before the match.

I also picked up a couple of bits from the Superdry store at Cheshire Oaks. The T-Shirt was Β£9.99 and the hoodie only Β£18. I loved them both from the second I tried them on and at that price I couldn’t say no!

From Cath Kidston at St Neots I picked up the little washbag and Tinkerbell pyjamas. As I start back at work again this week on overnights I wanted a little washbag basically just for toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant. As I have to carry this all up to London with me I wanted as small as possible so this was perfect. The Tinkerbell pyjamas I couldn’t resist. They cost me Β£30 and I love them!Β IMG_4120

Next up I want to talk about these shoes! I’ve never had a pair of Toms shoes before but I saw these in Cheshire Oaks and loved them. I have a few dresses which I’d love to wear with leggings but my issue is that I don’t really have any shoes to go with them. I picked these up as I think they’ll go nicely with some! One day too I think I’ll get a navy pair but I honestly couldn’t resist these!

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My last 2 purchases again came from Cath Kidston in St Neots. OK, so I really didn’t need any more pyjamas but I saw the Snow White ones too and I couldn’t say no! They cost me Β£33 and were too cute!

And finally I bought the Tinkerbell dress. It was the bargain price of Β£15 and fitted lovely when I tried it on. It is also super soft and comfy!

So all in all I had a lovely weekend away and bought a few bits and pieces! Have you ever got some good bargains from outlet stores?Β 

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What I Received for Christmas

Happy Christmas (ish) everyone! πŸ™‚ I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and ate far too much chocolate πŸ™‚Β I apologise for the lack of posts from me the last couple of weeks, life got in the way and content was lacking, but today I’m back to share with you what I got for Christmas this year πŸ™‚

This year I was pretty lucky with my presents and well and truly spoiled by my family. I was one lucky girl!

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The biggest part of my Christmas presents was made up by Cath Kidston x Bambi things. This included cushions, mugs, pyjamas, purse and a notebook set. As well as this I got a couple of the Mickey and Friends mugs from last year to add to my collection.

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I also received a lovely Fat Face jumper, bedding and slippers, as well as my Blue Planet 2 calendar and Camera Trap. I love the idea of a camera trap, especially as we have a hedgehog who sometimes visits our garden. I can’t wait to use it and see what animals it picks up πŸ™‚

From my brother I also got a Chilly’s bottle. It is the whale print one and I love it! Ever since I saw it in the whale print I desperately wanted one and I can’t wait to use it πŸ™‚ I also got a couple of books for Christmas, including a history of London Zoo book and the Dynasties book (the new David Attenborough TV show).

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It is safe to say that I was well and truly spoilt for Christmas this year! What did you receive for Christmas this year?Β πŸ™‚

Recent Book Haul & To Be Read List

As I said in my previous post my reading has suffered recently because of being so busy, but that’s not stopped me buying new books! Today I wanted to share with you some of my recent book buys and what’s on my to be read list πŸ™‚

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So all of these books are obviously on my to be read list but they do include 3 new recipe books and a couple of books I’ve had for a while.

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The Crown book – This was actually given to me and dad (as a joint present) for Christmas last year… but I’ve not yet to round to reading it. In fact I’ve still not finished watching S2 of the Crown yet either!

We Bought a Zoo – I bought this second hand off Amazon and it has been on my to be read list for such a long time. There is also a film loosely based on the book which is amazing.

30 Days – So I’ve recently decided to start again with my Christian faith and re-discover it all. So I bought this book to help me do that.

Rooted in God’s Grace – This book is actually written by a friend of mine. She sent it to me to help in what I just said above.

National Trust Book of Scones – When I was in the Isle of Wight I found this book in the shop at the Needles. It had some wonderful sounding recipes in so I couldn’t resist it!

The Jungle Book – I’ve never read “The Jungle Book”! While I was in the Isle of Wight I was passing a little library who had a book sale. I had a little browse and picked this up for 50p.

Little Fires Everywhere – I’ve joined another book club with some of my friends and this is our first book to read.

The Unicorn Cookbook – I bought this for Brownies really to get some ideas for cooking I could do with them.

The Penguin Lessons – This book has actually been recommended to me 3 times now by 3 separate people, so I decided to pick it up the other day πŸ™‚

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The Summer Seaside Kitchen – I’ve not read any Jenny Colgan books yet but she’s been recommended to me.

Nelson Mandela A Long Walk to Freedom – Since I came home from South Africa I was quite keen to read this, but I’ve not yet got round to it! It’s a massive book and no doubt will be fascinating but I think I may have to read this in bits! πŸ™‚

Stately Pursuits -This was again recommended by a friend πŸ™‚ I’ve only read one Katie Fforde book before so I’ll be interested to see how I find this one πŸ™‚

Bake It Better Pies and Tarts – I picked this up the other day in TK Maxx. So I was browsing and found they had loads of copies of this book. All of them were priced at Β£4.99 except the one I picked up which was priced at Β£2.50. Can’t go too wrong for that price!

One in a Million – I LOVE Lindsey Kelk and this is her latest release. You know I’m actually really upset with myself that it’s been out as long as it has but I’ve not read it yet! But I think it’ll be my next read.

Little Beach Street Bakery – When I was browsing on Amazon the other day this book was only Β£2, so I thought why not?!

Have you read any of these books? If so what did you think?Β 

Have you bought any books recently? πŸ™‚

 

Recent Beauty Buys

I’m not really one for buying “beauty” products. I don’t buy cleansers/toners/make up etc. very often at all, and when I do buy beauty products it is generally limited to shampoo/shower gel/lip balm!

I recently seem to have run out of several things at the same time so today I decided I’d share with you some of my recent purchases.

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Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula – I’ve not used this yet, but next week I am having a minor operation to remove a cyst from my face. I was researching things that can help with scar healing and visibility and this moisturiser was one of the things that came up, so I’ve decided to give it a go πŸ™‚

Batiste Rose Gold – Again, as I won’t be able to wash my hair for a few days after my operation I think dry shampoo will be one of my friends in that time!

Imperial Leather Marshmallow Foamburst – I LOVE this shower gel. It was on Superdrug’s star buys this week at Β£1.45 a can (rather than Β£3). As it is limited edition I decided I’d buy a couple of cans to stock up as I love it so much πŸ™‚

Nivea Invisible Deodorant – I’ve been using the same SureΒ deodorant for years, so I decided I’d try a new one when it ran out. I love the smell of this NiveaΒ deodorant and so far it’s been great πŸ™‚

Zerreau Shampoo – I’ve really fancied trying this for quite some time but never really found a need to. With my upcoming operation and not being able to wash my hair I decided now was as good a time as any to give this a try. It’s supposedly like a dry shampoo in a mousse that you kind of towel dry out of your hair. I’ll probably let you know how I get on with it in another post πŸ™‚

Blistex Intensive Cherry – I usually go for the original of these Blistex lip balms, but they didn’t have my usual so I thought I’d try the cherry one this time. These lip balms are absolutely brilliant for very sore/chapped lips.

Mickey Mouse Compact Tangle Teezer – OK, so this was kind of an impulse buy when Tangle Teezer released their Mickey Mouse range. But it’s actually been useful to keep in my work bag πŸ™‚

I hope you all enjoyed this post, I’m sorry it’s a day late! πŸ™‚ See you all again soon πŸ™‚

 

 

What I bought in Liverpool

So as I said in my previous post, I spent last weekend in Liverpool. On our way up to Liverpool mum and I stopped off at the Cath Kidston Factory Store in Saint Neots. We then went to Cheshire Oaks outlet centre on Saturday morning.

I think it’s been a while since I shared what I’d bought on a shopping trip, so today I thought I’d share with you what I bought.

At the Cath Kidston Factory store I was looking for a bag which I’d been searching for for ages. The factory shop mostly sells old stock from previous seasons which hasn’t sold in the main stores. So if there’s an old product you’re trying to get hold of your best bet is to head to one of these Factory or Outlet Cath Kidston stores.

Anyway, they didn’t have the bag I was looking for in the Factory store, but I did buy a luggage tag and a little cosmetic/wash bag thing. I was looking for something which I could store some bits and bobs (like lip balm, body spray etc.) in when I got a job.

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Anyway, on Saturday morning before the Liverpool match we decided to go to Cheshire Oaks outlet centre.

At Cheshire Oaks I knew there was a Superdry store. I’ve had my current Superdry coat since 2011 and it is starting to show it’s age. It is now very worn and loved and I decided it was time I looked for a new coat. So I picked up this new Superdry coat for a fraction of the price it would have been in a main high street store. Also in Superdry I picked up a lovely fleecy warm hoodie, some joggers and a little pouch thing. It was absolutely freezing and I wasn’t looking forward to sitting through a freezing cold football match. But in Superdry we found the fleece lined hoodie and the joggers, both of which I knew would keep me 100000000 times warmer than the clothes which I had planned to wear to the football. So we decided to get them.

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We walked on round to Cath Kidston and I really wasn’t expecting to find the bag I’d been looking for for the past 8 months in there. But what did I find?! πŸ˜€ I’m so happy that I finally managed to get it AND it was the last one they had left. I was so happy!

I also bought some new footsies/shoe liners for work/interviews and a road atlas for my car. I’m pretty sure my draw and the washing machine eat my footsies!

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On Saturday afternoon it was time to head to Anfield. I think Mo Salah is a brilliant player (I say I support Salah rather than Liverpool!). Anyway, mum went to order me a Mo Salah scarf online earlier in the week but they’d sold out. But I was lucky to pick one up in the shop so I could properly support Salah at the football match! πŸ˜› Anyway, on Sunday morning we went for a stadium tour of Anfield and had a proper look around the shop while it was much less busy than the day before. I’d said to mum jokingly that I quite fancied a Mo Salah Liverpool shirt. I’d expected her not to buy me one… but she did :O I haven’t worn it yet but I’m sure I will soon. My brother wasn’t best pleased when I turned up back home with it! XD

Finally, as you may have seen earlier in the week, I made some Galaxy cupcakes with multicolour icing. I bought a coupler set from Hobbycraft which basically allows you to pipe three colours at the same time. It was pretty cool to use πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this post πŸ™‚ Have you bought anything recently? πŸ™‚

Blogmas Day 25: What I got for Christmas

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I’m so sorry I missed yesterday, it was a bit busy spending time with family and getting things ready for today. I hope everyone has had a great day (or is having if you’re behind me in time zones).

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Today I thought I’d share a quick post about what I got for Christmas today πŸ™‚ This isn’t everything, just what I managed to photograph.

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Paddington PJs and Paddington – Both from mum and dad, these are really cute and I’ll probably be wearing the pyjamas tonight.

Cath Kidston x Mickey and Friends – 2 mugs, trinket box, foldaway backpack, pen and cushion (not pictured)

Socks – No Christmas is complete without a pair of socks. Actually I got more socks too that I haven’t taken a photo of this year. But I love these socks, especially the gingerbread men ones!

Cabin Zero Backpack – I’ve seen a few Bloggers talk about these Cabin Zero bags and I thought they looked great! With an upcoming holiday I wanted a slightly bigger backpack that I could take if needs be.

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Malteasers selection box – This was from the family of the little boy I worked with in school a couple of years ago. I’ve stayed in touch with them and I love spending time with all the family and they got me this πŸ™‚

Nerdy Nummies Cookbook – This was again from the family of the boy I worked with in school. I told them I loved baking and they bought me this. I’m so excited by it having seen fellow bloggers Anni and Angela with it! I can’t wait to try something from it.

Penguins Calendar – A calendar has kind of become a bit of a traditional Christmas present from my mum. I’m obsessed with penguins and other marine animals and I love this.

Blue Planet 2 Book & Blu Ray – My brother knows me too well πŸ˜‰ I’m really looking forward to reading the book.

Hummingbird Bakery recipe book – again from my brother and I’m looking forward to reading through it.

TomTom Sat Nav – I got a Sat Nav πŸ˜€ It is great, so much better than my mum’s πŸ˜‰ I’m looking forward to using it properly soon πŸ™‚

Finally the last thing I’m sharing with you is my santa sleigh. I was dying to include these as part of Blogmas as a how to make them, but as soon as my dad started reading my blog I couldn’t break my cover πŸ˜‰ So here they are now! My grandad (and I helped this year) makes up little gift bag of silly little gifts from Santa/the Christmas Tree. I found this idea on Pinterest and couldn’t resist giving it a try! πŸ™‚

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What did you get for Christmas this year? Did you all have a good day?Β 

 

 

What I got for my Birthday

So last week I turned 24 :O Last week wasn’t a great week for me… I’m not sure why but it was probably mostly due to the long wait for hearing back from an interview I’d had (for a job I really wanted)… which I then didn’t get 😦 I was also dreading getting my uni results on Friday (my birthday) because I had set myself up with the expectation of getting a distinction in my masters.

Anyway, Friday was my birthday and it turned out to be a pretty good day as I managed to pass my masters with distinction (the highest mark you can get at masters level) so I was already in a bubble that no one could burst at 9 am!

Friday was spent out shopping with my mum followed by presents and pizza takeaway in the evening πŸ™‚

So what did I get for my birthday?

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Fat Face Boots – I wanted these boots to go with my dress that I’d picked out for my graduation but I couldn’t afford them at the time when I’d seen them on the Fat Face website so I didn’t get them. Anyway, while I was in the Lake District last week for my interview we found a Fat Face in Ambleside and I found these boots that I liked. I didn’t get them assuming I could get them online, anyway, I checked online that evening and they’d sold out :O So we went back to Ambleside to get them the next day and my grandad bought them for my for my birthday present (as they were Β£75!).

Abercrombie and Fitch Jeans – I desperately needed some new jeans. All my jeans were getting really old and worn. Anyway, me and mum went to Ashford Designer Outlet on Friday and I found a couple of pairs of jeans for Β£30 each (Β£62 usually) and mum bought them for me for my birthday.

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Moana DVD – From my brother, cause you’re never too old for Disney!

Joseph Joseph Rolling Pin – I’ve wanted one of these adjustable rolling pins for soooooo long and I decided to ask my brother for one for my birthday and he got me one πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to use it πŸ™‚

Malteasers white hot chocolate – I love hot chocolate and this was from my aunt/cousins πŸ™‚

Piping nozzle cleaning brushes – from my mum, because piping nozzles can be annoying to clean!

Photo 20-11-2017, 15 43 15Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher – This book was from one of my friends and I can’t wait to read it πŸ™‚

Cath Kidston Polar Bear Print stuff (inc. pyjamas, towels/flannel, bed socks, jumper and mug). I love this polar bear print that Cath Kidston currently have and I couldn’t resist a lot of it! I mean it’s too cute… especially when you’re a marine biologist! The mug was from my aunt while the other bits were from mum and dad πŸ™‚

So now I’m another year older and now I can start to think about Christmas! πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll see you again soon πŸ™‚