Living With Your Boyfriend | Tips and Advice

Living with you partner can be great. Although, it does come with it problems. You can’t walk around half naked most the time and you no longer get to make all the decisions.

I put together some tips that I think will help you with living with your partner.

Tips and Advice

1. Do things alone. Living together is the perfect opportunity to do things without each other. You can see each other in the morning, go out and do your things alone, and then you’ll be right back home to see each other again at the end of the day.

2. Fair isn’t always equal. This may sound a little silly so I will give you an example. Imagine you have a couple, the the girl is working and the guy is unemployed. The equal thing to do would be to split the bills 50/50. But wait, how is the guy meant to pay his help when he is unemployed? Fair would be that the girls pays most the money while the guy makes up for it by doing other things such as the shopping or cleaning

3. Pick your battles. It really won’t work if you are constantly jumping down each others throats at the smallest problems. There’s no point shouting about the toilet seat being left up or make up being left all over the bathroom. Just take a deep breath and move past it.

4. You don’t need to go out every night. Staying in just with each other is just as fun as going out for the night. You can order pizza, get drunk and binge watch Netflix.

5. Clean up after yourself. You can’t pretend that you didn’t make the mess because there’s really no one else that could have. Save the argument by just picking up your stuff once you’ve used it.

6. Prepare for the ugly photos. Believe me, if your partner is anything like mine, they will be looking for the perfect chance to snap that ugly photo of you. It could be when your asleep or maybe when you’re cleaning but it will come and it will haunt you.

P.S. The most important thing to know about living with your partner, is that you shouldn’t let the magic fade. Conceal your bathroom habits, put on pants while walking around the house and don’t let yourself go.Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 19.00.43

Moving Out of Your Parent’s Home | Tips and Advice

I’m back again with another post but this time it is about moving out of your parent’s house for the first time. As I said in my previous post, I will be moving out of my parent’s house within the next couple of months. This isn’t my first time moving out so I figured that I would share the advice and tips that I learnt from my past.

Tips and Advice

1. Don’t burn any bridges. I can’t imagine that a lot of people reading this feel like they never want to see their parents again after moving out but I know that this is how some people feel. When you do move out, it gives you a feeling of freedom that you never quite experienced before. This can mean that you end up hardly ever seeing your parents and family. That is a huge mistake. Keep in touch with your parents and make an effort to see them. After all, if things don’t work out in your new place, you’ll always have your parents home to fall back on.

2. Sales and vouchers are your best friend. You know how when you get a little bit hungry you can just head to the kitchen, knowing that there will always be food there? Well that changes when you move out. The food is only there is you actually put it there which isn’t easy at all. Food shopping is hard. Unless you have psychic abilities, you aren’t going to know what you want to eat for the next week or two. You also have to do the maths as you walk around the shop to make sure that you actually have enough money to feed yourself. My advice is to have a look online before you go shopping. Sometimes you can find a voucher for an item that you know you are going to buy. You might also be able to find the item a lot cheaper somewhere else.

3. Make friends with your neighbours. Your neighbours might not be the type of people that you usually associate with but your neighbours are like a safety net. If you ever need help quickly, your neighbours will always be ready to help.

4. Keep all your receipts for big purchases. If you’re moving in with friends, remember you might not be living with them forever.Holding onto receipts will mean that you know exactly what you bought and you will have proof of that.

5. Save money for the next months bills and rent. It is really helpful if you have money ready for the next couple of months with of rent, bills and food. That was, if you come into financial problems, you will have money ready.

6. Enjoy your freedom. Even though moving out of your parents house can be stressful, don’t forget to enjoy the freedom. You can eat, sleep, dance, sing, party, and do whatever you want, whenever you want.

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I’m Moving Out (Take Three)

Time for a little talky post!

I have mentioned before on this blog that I have moved out of my parent’s house and always ended up back here. Well it’s now time for the third try.

My boyfriend, Simon and I, are finally moving in together. I’m so happy and excited. *Does happy dance*. We have been talking about moving in together for a while now and we are finally getting around to doing it. Within the next month or two, my boyfriend will get the keys and then we will be moving in.

I thought that it would be fun to do a week where I write a blog post ever single day about moving house.

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6 Fun Things To Do By Yourself

Sometimes people get so caught up in trying to fill every second of their lives with interaction that we forget to take some time of for ourselves. Sometimes doing things alone can be empowering and can make you feel much more confident.

Things To Do Alone

1. Go to a library and get lost in a good book. It’s so much nicer visiting your local library when you don’t have your friend chatting about school, work or boyfriend/girlfriends. Explore the bookshelves and try all the different genres that you were never sure if you would like. Just take some time to yourself to make friends with new characters and dive into a whole new world for a while.

2. Go on a solo dinner date. The idea of sitting in a cafe or restaurant alone might sound a little sad but it’s honestly one of the nicest things. You don’t have anyone asking you for a bite and you don’t have to worry about making small talk. You get to spend some time to look over new foods you’ve never tried before and you might even find a new favourite food.

3. Have a spa day. You can just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. It will give you time to completely clear your head and escape all of lives stresses.

4. Go shopping. Having a friend with you can make shopping great fun. However, sometimes it’s nicer to browse the racks alone.Sometimes having someone shopping with you can slow you down. It’s so annoying when you’re trying on some clothes and you can hear your friend huffing and puffing in boredom. Going alone completely takes away that problem.

5. Take a walk. Walking is a great way to clear your head and get some exercise at the same time. If walking sounds a little boring then you can pop some earphone in and listen to your favourite tunes while enjoying the scenery.

6. Read blog posts. A great way to spend your time is just by reading different blog posts and catching up on all your favourites.

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Bookshelf Tour | April 2016

I recently sorted through my books and donated loads to charity shops. I used to be obsessed with collecting books and I bought about 10 a week, some brand new and some from charity shops. I soon came to realise that there was no point in trying to fill up my bookshelf with books that I just won’t get around to reading.

So, I gave myself a huge task. My sister had a bookshelf which was half the size of mine. The task was to sort through all my books so that my sister and I could swap shelves. At first, I thought that it would be impossible and I was pretty much crying as I piled up books to give away. Eventually, I really got into it. I ended up donating over half of my books and now I only have a few books left that I really enjoy owning.

I thought that I would give you a little tour of my bookshelf now that it was all sorted and organised.

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So on the top of my bookshelf, I have a collection of random thing that didn’t really have anywhere else to go. I have a little jar full of different kinds of hair bobbles. Next to that, I have an Anger mug which I have honestly never drank out of. I actually use it to store yu-gi-oh cards and other little cards. I then have a book that my mum got me full of happy quotes. I then have a Groot pop vinyl which my boyfriend gave me to. I also have a BMO pop vinyl. In-between the pop vinyls, I have a cow money box which I painted with one of my sisters. On the end, I have a tin full (I wish it was full) of coins.

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On the next shelf down, I store most of my books. I have some of my manga at the start and then my other random books. This shelf is pretty much all the books that I own. I really did cut down when I sorted out my books.

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Moving on the the next half, I have a collection of Shakespeare’s work. I love that collection so much. Sometimes I just sit and flick through them. Next to that, I have some book on rabbit care (I don’t even own a rabbit, I just want one), tattoo magazines and fashion magazines. I then have the Penguin Classic books that came out and they were all 80p. They look so cute on my shelf but I will probably never read them. I also have the Life With A Sprinkle of Glitter book by Louise Pentland. I haven’t read all of it yet but I enjoy flicking through it and reading a random section at a time. Finally, the last thing on my shelf is my Harry Potter books. My boyfriend bought me the boxset for Christmas and I don’t want to read them. They just look so good sat in the box, that I just don’t want to accidentally ruin one. So I have been borrowing my boyfriend’s copies of the books to actually read so I don’t have to touch mine. That is why there’s two copies of the second book on my shelf.

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On my bottom shelf, I have a couple of DVDs, TV Shows and an exercise DVD. Majority of my DVDs are stored in a different place because I share them with all my family. I also have a section for my games. I have DS games, PS4 games and PS1 games. I need to buy more games to fill my shelf though. Lastly, I have some colouring books and colours. I like to keep them on the shelf as they are easy to grab if I’m feeling a little stressed.

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Running While Overweight

When you’re overweight it can be hard to actually start running. I am talking from personal experience here. I didn’t want to go out running because things jiggled, people stared and I knew that I would be out of breath in seconds. Well something that I have recently realised is that running is not only for thin people. Running is for everyone. It’s a great way to lose weight, get fit and it is even good to clear your head when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

Research
A great way to start running is by looking online (Pinterest is your best friend here) for simple routines or weekly plans. I found some great ones that supposedly make you able to run a 5k in 12 months. That sounds good to me! I was looking for a running plan that wasn’t too hard as I know that I won’t be very good at first at all. I found some great ones.

Get Comfortable Running Clothing
When you’re a plus size person, you do have parts of your body that will jiggle when you run. Finding the right clothing is so important. Find clothes that make you fee comfortable and not restricted. For girls, you need to find the perfect sports bra because I can tell you now, it’s not comfy having those things bouncing around.

Don’t Give Up
If you’re going from never running before to suddenly moving a lot, you shouldn’t expect to be great at first. If you don’t quite meet your goal then that is alright. Remember, if you run for 1 minute, you have accomplished more than the person who is sat at home on the couch.

Forget What People Think
While running in public, there is a chance that people will see. Majority of the time, they won’t even look at you or acknowledge you. However, they may be a time when someone laughs/shouts something cruel. What you need to remember is that they says more about the person than it does about you.

P.S. Do you enjoy running? If you do, what motivates you to run?Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 19.00.43

Weekend Getaway Essentials

It’s getting to that time of year where the weather is warmer and people are jetting off on their beach holidays to soak up some sun.

Recently, I came across a company called HomeAway, so I did a little looking into their website and company and it’s absolutely great. They have an easy to use website which allows you to chose a holiday home for your perfect summer holiday. You enter where you would like to travel to, the dates and how many people. HomeAway then give you a selection of beautiful holiday homes for you to stay in.

I have been spending the last hour looking up holiday homes in places that I would love to travel to. I found so many gorgeous travel homes in places like Tokyo in Japan, Cornwall, Paris and Los Angeles in USA. I feel like I want to pack a bag and just go now!

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I am the type of person who can’t leave the house without a few certain things. When jetting off to warmer places, there’s definitely some things that I just couldn’t go without. I couldn’t leave without suncream, flip flops and sunnies. I would also take a book or magazine and a cute tote to hold all my items.

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