Disney Store Haul

I swear I have an addiction. I just don’t have the ability to go shopping without visiting the Disney store. Usually, I can stop myself from buying lots and leave the shop with only a tsum tsum or two but this time something else happened..

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The first thing that I bought were these six lovely tsum tsums. I bought the Mad Hatter, Woody, White Rabbit, Snow White, Alice, and Cheshire Cat. My favourite out of the six is definitely the mad hatter. He is just so cute. My collection of Tsum Tsums is getting so huge now that I might actually write a post just dedicated to my Tsum Tsum collection.

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I then bought this Anger Mug. I recently went to watch Inside Out and I loved it. Anger was definitely my favourite. He was such a cute little ball of anger. I’m not sure why but I just love square mugs so this was perfect. I can’t remember exactly but I think this mug was £7. Worth every penny.

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Since I love mugs which you will know if you read my blog often, I wanted another mug because you can never have too many. My friends have always called me Belle so I thought that this mug was perfect. It’s such a good size too. This mug was £6.

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I am so in love with Big Hero 6 that when I saw this Baymax I needed (maybe not but oh well) him. He is the softest toy ever! His arms also spin around which is amazing. This baymax toy was £18.

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In the queue, I noticed these little bouncey balls. I remember playing with bouncey balls as a kid and I loved them. This Cinderella ball was £2.50.

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When you spend £10 in the Disney store, you can get a tsum tsum pencil case for £3.99 instead of the usual price of £7.99. So of course, I had to. I picked the Winnie The Pooh one. I now have three of these and I have no idea what to do with them all.

I hope you enjoyed this little Disney store haul

Book Haul

Once again I managed to break another book buying ban so I thought that I might as well make a little haul post for you all.

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

This is a book that I’ve heard so many good reviews about. At first, I wasn’t super into the idea of reading it but I gave into the idea and bought it anyway.

This is the story of a 17-year-old girl named Mare Barrow who is a Red (Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers) from The Stilts. She finds herself working in the Silver Palace. She discovers she has a deadly power of her own that threatens to destroy Silver control.

Me and Early and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

I will admit now that I only wanted to read this book as I saw the trailer for the film when at the cinema. Just watching the trailer gave me chills and made me want to watch it. When I came across the book on one of my many trips to Waterstones, I decided to pick it up.

It’s a story that follows the life of Greg Gaines who has one friend named Earl. Greg is the master of fitting in until one day, he mother asks him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel who has been diagnosed with leukaemia.

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I decided to pick up this book simply by the fact that it looked funny.

This is the story of Simon who is not very open about being gay. One day an email falls into the wrong hands and Simon is forced to be a wingman for the class clown named Martin. If he doesn’t, his sexual identity will be in the spotlight.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I’ve seen so many good reviews for this book. I am just so excited to read it and it will be rushed to the top of my TBR pile.

Lara Jean never admits to her crushes on boys. Instead, she writes down all her feeling in letter, seals them and puts them away in a box. One day Lara discovers that her box of letters have been mailed. This causes her to have to deal with what all her exs have to say.

Revolution by Russell Brand

I just have one small question here, why on Earth did I purchase this book? I guess I was just curious about what Russell Brand would have to say in his book. Damn my curious mind.

Us by David Nicholls

I actually heard about this book on a YouTube video one day. I can’t remember who is was that was talking about it but they just made it sound good.

It’s the story of Douglas Petersen and his wife, Connie who are about to become an empty-nest family. David understand when his wife needs to find herself after the children leaving but he didn’t expect her to leave too. David plans the holiday of a life time to try to win her back.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I’m going to admit this right here, I have not yet read this book. I know, I know, what am I doing with myself?! Better late than never though, yes?!

I would write up the plot line for this book but I don’t think that I need to.

I hope that you all enjoyed this little book haul and I just wanted to add that you can all check out my Goodreads if you feel like it. I hope you enjoy your day!

Thankful

Sometimes when you are going through a bad moment you should just take a minute to write a list of all the things that you are thankful for..

  • Cuddles with my dogs
  • Books
  • Peter
  • Family and friends
  • Songs that cause Goosebumps
  • Simon
  • Cups of tea
  • Classic films
  • Pinterest
  • Cute photos of puppies on the internet
  • How comfy my bed is
  • Starbucks Caramel Macchiato (Seriously, you need to try it)
  • Handwritten letters
  • How nice the people that I work with are
  • Kind strangers
  • Pyjamas at the end of a long day
  • Hugs from the right person
  • Pizza
  • Libraries
  • Free WiFi
  • Smoothies
  • Instagram so I can be nosey
  • Crystals
  • Cute dresses
  • Good hair days
  • Artists who express what I can’t find the words to say
  • Gigs
  • Clean sheets
  • Incense
  • Heart-to-hearts
  • Public transport
  • Questions that make you challenge your views
  • Good health
  • Photography
  • Gaining life experience everyday

25 Facts About Me

I realised that I have never actually wrote a post before where I just tell you all some facts about me. I thought that I would try to tell you all 25 facts about me that hopefully no one already knows.

1. I love writing letters to people all over the world. I have been penpalling for a little while now and it is so addictive. I love getting to know people from all over the world.

2. I love to read but I have never actually read the Harry Potter series. I know, I know, I will get around to it eventually.

3. Does anyone remember a band named The Wanted? Well I met them one night at a concert they did. During the concert I vomited and passed out so ended up in a tent back stage. One of the first aiders was nice enough to take me quickly to meet the band after they finished performing. Unfortunately, it was raining heavily so I looked a mess, plus I had just previously passed out and vomited.

4. I love the idea of travelling but I have never actually left the UK. My list of places that I want to travel to is just so long but sadly life didn’t allow for me to actually travel. I will one day though, I’m determined!

5. I have two tattoos. One is a dream catcher on the back of my neck. The other is a outline of a cat and a dog which is on my forearm.

6. I am never late for anything. I always arrive places early sometimes even hours early. The idea of being late stresses me out.

7. I’m a morning person.

8. I am a really fussy eater and usually try to avoid trying new foods.

9. I fall asleep extremely quickly. In fact, I fall asleep so quickly that I am sleep by the time my head hits the pillow most nights.

10. My favourite number is 3.

11. When I was younger, I wanted to be a vet. I suddenly changed my mind when I spoke to a vet and he told me that you had to go to university for 7 years. Little Eleanor was not up for that.

12. I hated coffee until a few weeks ago and now I can’t stop drinking it.

13. I used to compete in swimming galas. If I could go back in time, I would tell myself not to quit.

14. Once I decided that I wanted to ride my little sister’s scooter down a hill. I rode it into a rock and went flying over the handle bars. I scrapped my face along the floor and blood was everywhere. It took so long to heal.

15. I love being on public transport. My favourite is trains.

16. I’ve moved out of my parents’ house 3 times but I always end up back here. I think it is just meant to be this way.

17. My favourite superhero is Spiderman.

18. I can do my make up in less than 3 minutes. In fact, I do most days.

19. I collect anything tea related. I love teapots, mugs and I have different types of tea everywhere.

20. I have never broke a bone in my body although secretly (and now not so secretly) I wish I would. I don’t want the pain, I just want the experience.

21. I hate being productive on a Sunday. They are my lazy days.

22. I’m a complete klutz. I could fall over the air.

23. I started to learn to drive but I gave up on that for a bit. I will get back to it one day.

24. I’m trying to learn Japanese but I don’t think my mind is made to learn new languages.

25. The first ever concert I went to was P!NK and I loved it so much.

July Favourites

The end of another month is here so it’s time for another favourites post.

Just before I get into it, I just wanted to say that I’m super sorry for not posting much. I’ve had a weird month and A LOT has changed. Anyway, to my favouritessss…..

Adventure Time T-Shirt

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I absolutely love this t-shirt that one of my favourite humans (there was your mention Simon) bought for me. Just in case anyone wanted to buy it, this t-short was from hmv.

Hey Dude Mug

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I have a huuugggggeeeee love of mugs. Speaking of which, I also have an obsession with tea pots. Maybe I just love anything tea related. I found this mug in Wilko for only 50p and though that I just needed it to add to my already too big collection. Plus, for 50p, I couldn’t say no.

Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition

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I waste so many hours of my day playing Minecraft. Now that I have Minecraft for the playstation 4, I can waste even more time playing it when I really should be doing something more productive. Oh well..

Life With A Sprinkle Of Glitter by Louise Pentland

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I was so excited to get Louise’s book when it finally came out and now I finally have it and it is just amazing. I also love how the paper feels. Yes, I am that weirdo.

Eleanor And Park By Rainbow Rowell

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Two books in one post, pfft, oh well. I did tell myself while writing this post that I would have to choose one book for this post but I couldn’t so oh well. Eleanor And Park is just such a rollercoaster of emotions all the way through. It is such a relatable story. Whether you are 12 or 25 or 88, you should read this.

Baymax Tsum Tsum

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I know that I’ve already put Tsum Tsums in a blog post before but I just had to do it again. I recently bought the large Baymax Tsum Tsum and I love it. I pretty much use it as a pillow at night, it’s the perfect size.

That’s all this months favourites. Until next month..

Happy Birthday, Abbie And Rachel

Today was my little twin sisters’ birthday. They turned 14 today, it’s so crazy!

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I can still remember funny little memories from when they were just 1 and 2 years old. I remember the day that I went to see them in the hospital for the first time. My mum had bought me a present from the twins (which thinking about it now is pretty funny) and I loved it.

I can’t believe how fast they are growing up.

Is Fat An Insult?

Fat is not an insult. However, if you use the word fat as an insult then it is highly offensive.  It’s not what you say it is how you say it.

As a plus size women, I have heard my fair share of fat comments. Whether it’s a full on “fat cow” comment or just a small “if you lost some weight..” comment, they still manage to hit home. Yelling “you’re fat” at someone is almost definitely going to hurt them somehow. Whether you’re a size 8 or 20, you would probably take offense.

This is because from a very young age, women are taught that being fat is bad. The word fat is associated with unhealthy and therefore, fat is not only insulting you but your whole lifestyle. I feel like as women, we should be raising each other up, not trying to knock each other down with rubbish insults. What happened to girl power? The fat that the majority of the time it is women calling other women fat is disgusting.

From a very young age, I have had body confidence issues. When I look back now at times when I called myself fat, I realise that I was completely perfect. There was nothing wrong with how I looked at all. I’ve lived all my life (that I can remember) thinking that I was fat and I’m slowly coming to realise that it really isn’t okay to think that. It has taken a long time for me to start feeling this way but I am slowly starting to accept that even though I am fat, I am beautiful.

There are so much worse things to be called than ‘fat’. Personally, I would prefer to be called fat than selfish, ignorant or stupid.

Fat isn’t an insult. Using it offensively is.