24 October 2015

Saying Goodbye

I find my last post almost ironic. The quote I used;
 'I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness'
It turns out, I'm not in charge of how I feel. Almost a week ago my family had to say goodbye to the head of our family. My Grandad. 



I count myself lucky that I was extremely close to my Grandad, he wasn't a grandparent I saw three or four times a year, I saw him almost daily until I went to uni. I feel lucky that from the age of two until about six I lived with him and my nana. I feel lucky that we had our time alone on the drive to and from nursery and then when I was older, on the drive to and from school. I feel lucky that my family refer to me as his 'golden child' because he was always so excited to see me. I feel lucky that I had him as a part of my life for 23 years.

My cousins and I have lost the best Grandad we could ever ask for. My nana has lost her husband. My mum and uncle have lost their dad. And my aunt and step-dad have lost their father-in-law. But my Grandad created a strong family and I know we will all be there for each other. We have each other to muddle through this horrible time. We can cry together and we can reminisce together and we will be closer because of it. 



Rest in peace, Grandad. You will be missed forever.

Tor 
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11 October 2015

Re-evaluating.


I've spent today nursing a pretty bad head after a few too many glasses (bottles) of prosecco last night. To try to aid my pounding head I put on some Jack Johnson and got lost in Ella's blog and instagram We Need To Live More. If you haven't read Ella's blog, I highly recommend it. She makes me want to live a better lifestyle. Be healthier. Be happier. I know some people will say it's all just hippie talk but I genuinely think changing my lifestyle could change my happiness. 

I am happy, but I'm also an anxious mess a lot of the time. I've learnt to manage it, but it's still there everyday and is just something I am going to have to live with. I've come up with a few things I would like to change, that I wanted to write down to try to motivate myself.

1. Give being vegetarian a go.
2. Start running again. 
3. Wake up 10 minutes earlier everyday.
4. Keep writing this blog.

These may seem like small goals, but that's okay. I want to be doing things that are positive for me, and maybe if i'm healthier then my mind and body will both be a little happier. Obviously this doesn't include drinking so much prosecco that I can barely function the following day. I haven't really explained why I've chosen these things, but I will keep you updated in a couple of weeks and let you know how I've got on.

Do you give yourself little goals like these? Share yours in the comments.

Tori
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8 October 2015

What I eat in a day #1


Breakfast
Greek yoghurt with raspberries and honey
English breakfast tea


Snack
English breakfast tea
Tunnocks caramel wafer


Lunch
Carrot and coriander soup
White bread roll with butter


Dinner
Spinach, homemade guacamole, chicken and chorizo

I really love seeing what people eat in a day, I don't know why - i'm just really nosy I guess. I have been watching Lily Melrose's vlogs and really enjoying them, she often shows supermarket hauls and what she eats in a day. So I thought if I liked reading these kind of posts then maybe some of you guys would like reading them too.

This 'what i eat in a day' was from a day when I was working from home so is not quite the same as a normal work day. I started off my morning feeling sorry for myself because I didn't feel very well so I ate some yoghurt and raspberries in bed with a cup of tea. Usually I would add some granola or almonds in with this but I didn't have any.  About midday I had a cup of tea with a Tunnocks caramel wafer, this is one of my favourite chocolate  treats. Along with Tunnocks teacakes and galaxy ripples.

For lunch I had soup and a bread roll. I always crave soup when I don't feel very well, this was a Co-op carrot and coriander one and was delicious! I also love white bread but it generally makes me feel really lethargic, so this bread roll was a bit of a treat. I'm poorly dontcha know?!

For dinner I made a chicken and chorizo salad with some homemade guacamole. Homemade guac is becoming a bit of an obsession of mine. I take half an avocado, mash it up, add some chopped up tomatoes and onions, a splash of tabasco sauce and some chilli and garlic seasoning. So good.

What do you think about these kind of posts? Should I continue?

Tori



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6 October 2015

Five Autumn Essie Nail Polishes


Blue - Mind Your Mittens
Burgundy - Bordeaux
Grey - Chinchilly
Lilac - Warm & Toasty Turtleneck
Gold glitter - Rock at the Top

Inspired by Helen from The Lovecats Inc post on her new Essie purchases, I thought I would pick out my five favourite Essie A/W shades. I am a huge Essie nail polish fan, pretty much my whole nail polish collection is Essie with a few from Topshop and Rimmel in there as well. They last so well on my nails, used with a base and top coat they can last up to 5 days which is amazing.

I love how all my favourite colours have wintery sounding names, I think Essie names are always so cute. So starting with Mind Your Mittens, this is a gorgeous dark teal blue, I don't really like lighter blue nail polishes, but this one is lovely. Bordeaux is my classic burgundy shade that no A/W nail polishes choices should be without! Chinchilly is a really sophisticated grey, I think grey can sound pretty dull and boring but I think it's very chic. Warm & Toasty Turtleneck has possible the cutest name ever, it's a dusty purple which I would describe as an A/W take on a lilac. Finally is the star of the show Rock at the Top, now I know most people might save this until Christmas but during Autumn I like to put this gold glitter as an accent nail, often on my little finger and it looks so nice!

What are your favourite A/W nail polishes?

Tori

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