Tag: books

My current reads

I am not one to just stick to one book at a time so at the mo I have 3 that are in my to read pile.

I remember watching this on BBC with Sheridan Smith playing the role of Lisa Lynch. A woman who blogs about her cancer struggles but never let’s it define who she is. It’s been a while since I watched it so when I saw this book on the shelf for £1 I thought I must get this and read it.

I have suffered with anxiety for as long as I have been a teenager. So a very long time. Anything that gives me tips on how to combat it and maybe even get rid of it is worth a try. I know the speakmans do wonderful things with people with severe anxiety, fears and phobias. I am eager to get stuck into this book.

I absolutely love reading words of wisdom from the Dalai Lama online so thought if I can find a book of them then I’d buy it. It was only £3 so it was silly not to get it. Have read a few pages and I feel inspired by his words. You would too I just know it.

What books do you have on the go?

JANUARY FAVOURITES

What feels like the longest month is nearly over… Its been a roller-coaster one for me with having an op but there have been some lovely things also that have made my January be filled with smiles.

Let’s start with

MY PURPLE SUITCASE

I searched high and low for a suitcase as I needed one for all my worldly goods at the hospital, and just at the last minute I found this one for £30. It’s called a Grant carry on case if you were looking for one too. I know that if I need to spend the night away this beaut will be coming with me.

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MUSIC OF THE MONTH

If you like listening to covers of songs then you may like to take a nosey at

Joseph Vincent

This one I’ve picked out is actually his own I believe. He has such a lovely tone to his voice

FOOD I’M LOVING

There were these sitting on a shelf asking to be bought so I couldn’t say no.

I love white chocolate and these didn’t let the side down. Truly delicious. Hopefully I can find them again as they were from a small shop.

FISHCAKE SANDWICH

Whether you like a bap or bread, you got to try mushy peas on the bottom then a fishcake. Chips are optional.

I’ve always loved fishcakes since I was little but never tried this and if I feel like treating myself this will be it.

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WORD OF THE MONTH

‘Unstoppable’

The song by Sia gave me the inspiration. I knew I had a tough end to the month, so the lyrics and that word got me through.

BOOK I RECOMMEND

If you love RuPaul or Drag Race you will love this book he bought out.

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It’s full of positivity and inspirational quotes like this one for example

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I love RuPaul as a person and not just as a performer.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

This one describes me I guess and I love it when a quote speaks volumes.

What have you enjoyed this month?

Random Q and A

I love a little Q and A, get to know people/yourself.

Found on good old Pinterest I picked a few from a list, so here goes.

1. Crush? Well I’m a bit old for crushes but there is one man I like to swoon over every time I see him 😍

2. Eye colour? Green, with a tiny bit of brown at the top. I get a lot of compliments on them.

3. Last time I cried? Watching someone die of cancer on a soap ( a week ago)

4. Biggest fear? Its a toss up of moths and sick (Eww to both)

5. Last song I listened to? Taylor Swift – Bad Blood. Was on one of my playlists on Spotify.

6. Relationship Status? Single, it’ll have to take an amazing person to change that.

7. Are you currently happy? No I’m scared I have the dentist in a few hours that includes alot of drilling. Must take earphones.

8. Favourite colour? If you haven’t guessed already by the theme of the blog it’s pink… Been obsessed since I was about 12. If its pink I’m having it.

9. Pet peeves? Chamming (eating with your mouth open), loud breathers (I know we got to breathe) 🙈, polystyrene cos I hate the way it feels and breaks (kind of a phobia I guess)

10. Last book I read? Not that type of girl by Lena Durham. It was well interesting. Still not completely finished it but that’s me and books all over.

Me swooning over that man 😍

Thanks for stopping by, til next time xx

A simple but Stylish DIY

You know when you have all your pretty notebooks you don’t want to use because you just want up admire them and keep them fresh…

So you get yourself a boring notebook and it just doesn’t scream use me so just gets pushed to one side.


I thought why not use that lonely book and make it look simple but pretty at the same time so here is what I decided to go with.


A piece of pink card, some double sided adhesive tape, some sticker paper, a quote and there you have it. A couple of hearts drawn on for good measure.

You don’t have to be good at crafts, just use your imagination a bit.

Go as crazy as you like…
If you decide to do it and share it on Instagram tag me @holzieloves or use #HLDIY

Happy Thursday 😘

Fierce Female Friday Week 3

This week for Fierce Female Friday we have two wonderful ladies…..

Bailey who is a 16 year old lifestyle and skincare blogger who I’ve only just discovered.
Also Gee who is a book,beauty and lifestyle blogger and was featured about a month ago but I wanted her back on here.


So let’s find out what they both said 💕


BAILEY


1. What makes you feel powerful?

Getting dressed up and feeling confident

2. What 3 strong women do you look up to?

My mum, Victoria (in the frow) and Halsey

3. What advice would you give to someone needing to find their inner fierceness?

Just go for it! It’s all about how you feel about yourself.

Blog is www.Baileyleah.com

Twitter is Baileyleahblogs

Instagram is Baileyleahblogs

GEE

 

1. What makes me feel powerful?

knowing that I have control of my life and I can do whatever I put my mind to.

2. Three women who I look up to

I feel like I answer this the same every time I’m asked a question like this

but my first person would be my old drama teacher who taught me that if you are passionate about something to shout it as loud as you can from the rooftops and never stop because someone else thinks it’s stupid.

Secondly my cousin who honestly has had some pretty bad luck over the years but stands tall and fights through it all


Lastly Megan Jayne Crabbe @bodyposipanda_ because I just think it’s incredible that someone has such an amazing personality and mindset and is promoting something I truly believe in.

3. My advice for finding your inner fierceness would be:

to understand that no matter what you are feeling and whatever is stopping you from being fierce, if you truly believe in yourself and work hard you will achieve all you want to. I feel like when I’m having a small moment where I am not at my best I go back to a quote from one of my favourite films the breakfast club where they say “spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people. “ I think that’s so true, it’s so important to make sure that you are focused on what you want to do.

Blog is allthingsgee.blog

Instagram is Allthingsgeexo

Twitter is Allthingsgeexo

Thank you so much for stopping

Til next time

The ball is rolling

YES I’VE DONE IT

IT’S BEEN GOING AROUND IN MY MIND

ALL THE WORDS I WANT TO WRITE

WERE REALLY HARD TO FIND

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I finally got my act together and thought about this book i have been willing to write. I want to make it perfect, not just for me but perfect for all who read it.

So today I have come up with a plan and of course the title.

The cover at the moment is simple and I think I may leave it like that as nobody likes a garish looking book.

So if I plan to do two or three pages a night, I hope to have it completed by the end of the year if not before.

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YES MY BOOK WILL BE HELPFUL, WHAT ELSE DID YOU EXPECT. YOU’LL WANT TO REACH FOR IT MAYBE IN A TIME OF NEED.

Wish me luck 🍀

What are you writing about?

From when you were small and you learnt to write your name….

Little did you know that you would be writing your whole life.

Though we all use writing differently.

If you are reading my blog and you blog too then you have a talent with your writing, or if you are an author I take my hat off to you too.

These 3 books play an important role in my life.

This is my journal where I write down whatever comes into my head I think is worth writing down and looking back at.

This one is where I see all the self care tips and those hacks and such like I put them in here so I know when I need some encouragement it’s in here.

Finally this is where I write all my ideas for blog ideas and of course my future book when I get round to writing it.

I write pretty much all the time as I adore it so much.

Thanks for stopping by

Til next time