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It won’t stop me blogging 

Since I wrote my last post I was blue lighted to hospital again. With this unexplainable paralysis in my legs. Didn’t I feel pretty rotten and very much defeated.

After a week at home I had slowly but surely tried to get myself round the house using my walking stick and remembering all they told me when I was let home, but it somehow didn’t stop it from happening again. 

I spent the last 5 days being tested and trying to find a diagnosis I’ve been told I have Functional Neurological Disorder which can happen to anyone at any age and some factors have contributed to mine. Here is where you can read more to what it is. No doubt I’ll touch on it in a later post.

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I won’t let any illness stop me from writing. It’s been my passion since I could put pen to paper and it makes me happy.

So if my posts are not Monday and Thursday like I used to schedule them for please forgive me. I want to post them  whatever day I can, I guess when my body lets me. 

Don’t worry I will keep them varied and not all health related from now on.

Have a fab weekend.


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What’s in my bag

Good morning and Happy Monday,  Despite the weather change to a dismal grey sky.

I haven’t been feeling too grand of late so apologies for the lack of posting last week. However can’t let things keep me down so here i am with todays post.

Whats in my pink chord Backpack?

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I want you to bear in mind this is just the basics that i have in my bag at one time as a woman you know our handbags feel like we have bowling balls in them and have sooo much stuff we really don’t need.

  • As i love to write i make sure i have my great ideas notepad and a pen.
  • My boots floral Make up bag with my concealer, to hide my dark circles, my eyeliner and a pink lippy of course
  • I always have some sort of hand cream and The Body Shop Strawberry one smells so good and leaves my hands so soft.
  • I either have a chocolate bar or something sweet in my bag as i’m addicted to sugar and at the mo its Tangfantastics.
  • Something a lot of you wont have is catheters in your bag i have about 5-6 in my bag at a time as i have a bladder stoma so when nature calls i’m prepared for it.
  • Everyone needs some paracetamol in their bag for when pain strikes.
  • I have my Sony A5000 camera for taking photos of whatever catches my eye i like to capture things in the moment.
  • I am not a huge fan of chewing gum so a packet of soft mints it is. your breath is always better being minty fresh.
  • My purse was a charity shop find. It was brand new and still inits wrapper so i thought for £3 your coming home with me.
  • A pair of Sunnies as British weather is so unpredictable you never know when you are going to need them.
  • My Iphone because who leaves home without theirs these days…Not me.
  • My HP Stream laptop as a blogger its always great to write your posts up wherever you are and this one has a touch screen too so i can draw on it too which i love.

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What i plan to do with my blog

I been doing some thinking….and no this is not mine but i so would wear one just for times when i needed to collect some important thoughts.

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I want my blog to have a variety of things as of late its all been a bit of a personal experience overload. So here’s the conclusion i have come to…..


  • Along the top of my blog you will see Categories and if you hover over them you will see some of my posts i have written. Here you will find posts i feel will be of interest and will hopefully help someone. Well i hope that with all my posts but its just something different i guess.

So each post i write will fit into one of these categories:

PERSONAL – BEAUTY/REVIEWS – POSITIVE THINKING – HEALTH – QUOTES –

WORDS OF WISDOM – MONTHLY FAVOURITES


  • I want to include tracks and playlists here is one song that always gets me singing and slightly out of tune. Good old Ed.

ED SHEERAN – GALWAY GIRL

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  • When my throat is ok i want to add voice messages to my blogs but at the mo it hurts to speak. All part of my illness i am learning to live with but i will try to record on the good days.

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  • When i started blogging it was because i wanted a hobby. Now i really look forward to writing and creating content. Not sponsored by anyone and don’t get free stuff sent to me. I have thought about it and come to the conclusion that it would take the fun out of it.

What you read and the things that you see are all things bought by me and my own words.

stay true

Much love and here’s to a fantastic week…

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Women I admire 

When i was younger there were women i yearned to be like.

As i have got older they have become people i look up to and admire for all they are.

Here are a handful of the ones that i wanted to include:

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My wonderful Mum – a woman who i want to turn after. Shes the most caring and hardworking person i know and my heart beats because of her and i love her to the moon and back.

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Meryl Streep – I think she has been my favourite actress since i can remember. Shes a fierce and powerful woman and funny too.

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Zoella – i love how Zoella has not let her anxiety get in the way of her dreams and shes an amazing role model to girls and women.

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Ellen Degeneres – I really admire how Ellen has fought the haters who frowned upon her sexuality at the beginning of her career and showed them she can and is a successful well loved women regardless of who she decides to fall in love with.

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Emma Watson – I take my hat off to Emma she is not afraid to use her voice for what she believes in and i love that shes so effortlessly beautiful too.

and finally a woman who is no longer with us

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Cilla Black – I grew up seeing her on my TV screen every Saturday night and then my Mum introduced me to her music when i was a little older. She was such a wonderful woman who had a heart of gold and made me have a lorra lorra laughs (in her liverpool accent) and i miss her very much two years on.

So there you are….who would be yours?

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What I learnt staying off Social Media for 4 days


I decided over the Easter weekend from the Thursday to the Tuesday I was going to delete all my social media and try and not be consumed by what was going on with everyone else and how the Easter bunny came…I know he’s not real cos if he was he would have delivered some to this chocoholic right here.

Don’t get me wrong I love being on social media as you connect with so many amazing people that lift you up and make you smile even on them shitty days.

I did find though that I was itching to go on my blogging instagram as seeing all their posts inspire me very much…but I resisted. 

I was missing out on some amazing twitter chats and seeing what other people had put on their blogs as that’s mainly where I find peoples blogs who don’t have WordPress.

I really didn’t miss Facebook as I find that of late it’s lost its appeal and you can never go past one day without someone bitching about someone else…discuss that stuff in private not with the whole of your friends list. 

Snapchat is probably the one where you don’t miss it if you don’t know what’s been posted…Mainly on mine people just post stories. I’m pretty sure there will be plenty more stories.

HOWEVER…

I just couldn’t stay away from Pinterest I had to keep myself sane by pinning all the ideas I came across and when I couldn’t sleep Pinterest was there for me as always.


I learnt that life still goes on whether you are on social media or not and it’ll probably be exactly the same when you go back to it.


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I’m bringing something different to my blog

What happens when you have so much to say and things to share to help your readers but it just won’t fit into a blog post. That’s where my new idea comes in.

I thought that I could include a monthly newsletter at the end of each month…

Full of things to inspire, motivate and make you laugh

It will start the end of march… I hope to get some people interested to make it worthwhile doing it

Click below to subscribe

SUBSCRIBE TO HOLZIELOVES MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

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Social Sunday: Must Try Apps

I love a good app on my phone or laptop and I thought to start off my daily blogging I would share a few of my favourites that I highly recommend.

Ok so first off is one that I use probably the most after all the social media ones.

MOLDIV

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I will hold my hand up and say i do like a good old photo edit and MOLDIV definitely ticks all the boxes when it comes to making your picture that bit more perfect.

I love how when editing your photo you can also crop it down so it’s the right size to use on Instagram or as a Facebook profile picture. There are over 150 filters to suit any colour scheme you are going for and you can tweak them a bit too. If you haave an annoying spot or those dark circles that you just cant shift with make up MOLDIV to the rescue. The collage aspect of it is amazing too it gives you so many options of how you want your pics..

CLUE

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This ones for the ladies so if you are a man move on to the next one. I have been using CLUE for about 3 months and i think its great and super helpful.

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So let me briefly talk you through it. CLUE tracks your menstrual cycle/your period and all the bits in between. The first day of  your period arrives and you want to keep a track of how heavy it is or how you are feeling to look back at it for future months this is just the app for you. I was a bit like WTF at first but i think its fab now. Also if you are trying to get pregnant it also lets you know when your fertile days are.  You get a little alert to let you know you are due on in the next few days just incase you forgot to get supplies in like chocolate obviously 🙂

SPLICE

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This ones for all you video enthusiasts that love chatting away to your phone and then uploading it for the world to see or you can put together videos you have taken and put them into one lovely big one.

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  1. Upload your videos or photos if you just want to do slideshow and click on the square next to it for transition, there are an array of ones to chose from. Here you can also add music if you wish.
  2. The filter you want if you aren’t happy with the original.
  3. The time that you want each slide to be between each other ( up to 10 secs)
  4. Here you can add text and chose font and the colour too.
  5. To position your slide to be in view if not it will zoom out (so enable the ken burns function) who is he? i have no idea.

Press play and there you have it your very own masterpiece. Don’t forget to save it 🙂

Lastly….

ONENOTE

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If you haven’t heard of this app where have you been? its one of the best for organising and is relatively easy to use. I click on to this one pretty much every day.

As you can see here i have made examples of how you can use it.

  1. Note Taking…whether its some lyrics you got going round in your head or an email address you can’t forget.
  2. To do lists with a tick off box too which i love and a voice message function too.
  3. add a photo that you love or if you have some words to put with it ONENOTE lets you do it all.

I forgot to add these are all FREE.

Sorry its been a long one I got a bit carried away….