Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Photos, bees and laptop sleeves.

Paperchase had a sale again, which meant it was time for a visit! I love that shop and there is always lots of things I want to buy simply because they are pretty.

I recently got my laptop upgraded at work, good times! Annoyingly due to the increase in size the current sleeve I had wouldn't fit, I didn't want to use a chunky bag and they had forgotten to order new sleeves. Luckily this sweet bird sleeve was on sale for £4.50 (Originally £15).

In Jerry's previous home he had a photo wall, since the move the photos have been in a pile in a little basket. I've been looking for some albums that were small in size, simple design and would hold lots of prints. These 4 albums were tucked just under one of the display tables, just the 4 of them, each having space for 200 prints. At £4.50 (Originally £9) each, I thought I may as well buy all of them. I think he's managed to fill about two of them already, but there are a lot of photos I hope to get printed at some point.

Now the magnets were a random buy, mainly because I felt we needed more for the fridge/freezer. Got these for £3.80, unsure of the original price as I've now recycled the packaging but I did get 10% off as one of the magnets was a little damaged :)

The Bee push pins were also a little bit of a random buy, but I already have some ladybird ones and a pin board that I hope to put up real soon. Got these for £1.40 (Originally £2.00).

In my last post I mentioned I got a great deal on a pair of bedside tables. I wasn't sure what to do with the previous tables I had, until I stacked them and thought hang on a minute. I've been meaning to clear some space/buy some extra storage for Jerry's book, with this little set up being able to accommodate the DVD collection, I finally had that space for the books. The bit in the middle was perfect for his DVD files too! 

Bring on payday for more great buys :) Also need to sell some more bits on eBay, time to get strict with myself and get rid of the stuff I don't need/use!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Summer sale purchases

It seems this up and down weather in the UK is proving to be great for sale shopping. I don't know if it's just me, but there seems to be a new sale on every other week in most stores at the moment. Is it weather? Is it people not spending on the high street? Who knows. 

The lovely bird earrings are from New Look instore (Was £3, now £1.50).

My previous watch had stopped, instead of getting the battery replaced I thought it was time to purchase a new one. My issue is that I have rather tiny rists and I was also finding it hard to find something on the high street that was simple to wear with anything. I headed over to eBay and had a good look, I came across this seller who was selling exactly what I wanted. Perfect mid brown leather strap with a stylish looking face, and what's better is it only cost £5.99 with £1 p+p.  

I've been looking for a new swimming costume for a while (not that I'm actually planning to go swimming anytime soon). Whilst the Debenhams 20% sale was on, I came across this figure flattering seagull printed swimsuit. It's strapless but comes with a strap for extra support if wanted. Was £22 but reduced to £17.60. 

In my opinion the most comfortable flip flops on the market are the Swish brand from Animal. Unlike most, these have a cushioned part that sits between your large and 2nd toe, leading to no blisters in my experience! I obviously chose the right day to go into the Bath store as these were half price at £7. 

The little H&M bow shoes were picked up in the sale for £7, reduced from £9.99. when it comes to shoes for me, if they are different, they fit and are cheap then I buy them!

Finally a dress that I actually bought for full price! (I know, unusual for me). I had seen this Pins and Needles Poppy Cross back dress in Urban Outfitters before, but this time I tried it on and liked it too much. The card came out of my purse and £55 was taken from it. It's a lovely cut, it looks great even without a waist belt and to be honest I thought it was cute. 

Not really an item I can wear, but I was happy when I managed to find these IKEA Malm bed side tables for £20 on Gumtree (£35 each brand new). I did give the guy an extra £5 as he kindly delivered them to our flat. 

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Work, events, adventures, health and fun!

It's been 22 days since I last posted, apologies for that. Let's just say the last few week have been pretty packed and blogging kind of slipped to the back of my mind.


Work has consisted of teaching lots of people how to use Google hangouts, whilst actually trying to figure out how it works myself! Once you've gone through the slightly complicated task of connecting your G+ page to your YouTube account, it's actually pretty fun to do a live broadcast.
I've also spent a lot of time training and revising for an exam to become YouTube certified in Audience Growth. Did you pass? I hear you say. Yes, yes I did and oh my goodness it wasn't easy! That trip to London consisted of a great view from my hotel room, nicest guy ever in a chinese restaurant (Mr Wu's), first ever experience of room service and a slight addiction to the Apple yoyo snacks at YouTube.

Events and adventures

Bath YouTube gathering was on the 1st June, along with the IF YouTube gathering in London on the 8th. Both of which I got sun burnt somewhere on my body. 
The Bath Gathering was a lovely chilled day spent at the royal crescent, many ice lollies were consumed and the burger in the evening at GBK was pretty yummy.
The IF YouTube gathering was a fantastic day spent in Hyde Park with about 14,000 other members of the public. It was great to see so many people come together to help promote the fact that world hunger should not be tolerated and that there is enough food for everyone.

I managed to grab tickets to a Michael McIntyre show here in Bath for Jerry and I. 
It was a great gig, it was nice to know that the ticket money was going to charity and I was happy to hear the names joke live :)     

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Some evenings were spent playing Monopoly City (haven't played that version before) and making sushi from scratch which was a lot of fun!

Health and fitness

Fitness yoga is going well, had to miss out the second week due to being in London, but I've been twice since then. It's hard work but so relaxing at the same time, gives me time to forget about everything and just worry about the slightly painful stretch happening in my leg. 
Been buying lots more fruit from the market stall next to Marks & Spenser lately too. Treating myself to bowls of freshly cut fruit, get that healthy feel good feeling after one of those, specially after eating a McDonalds ha! The 5 bean chilli has been made a couple of more times since too, great filler that one. Also, brand new fridge/freezer! Need to get some ice lolly moulds so I can attempt some smoothie lollies nom!


My aim for the next month or so is to get back into vlogging! No more excuses, quality isn't a major importance for me, also there are lots of events coming up soon of which I want to document through the power of video as well as Instagram images. 
Think I'll start off with a random 'I'm still here' vlog on my main channel, followed by actually making content for SweetSensations. Just need to get back into the pattern, make it part of my routine like it used to be. The whole having a full time job excuse doesn't really work anymore sadly ha!