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Danny’s Story of Giving Blood and Why You Should Too

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It’s crazy to think this was nearly 3 years ago. I wrote all about it here. As it was World Blood Donor Day on Thursday 14th June, I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about the topic of donating blood. This obviously isn’t my own story – it’s Danny’s. So here are …

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5 Ways to Wind Down and Relax

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It might only be Tuesday but hang on in there. Sometimes weeks can feel so hectic that you don’t really feel like you get any ‘me time’ to relax. As someone with hypertension, which is now controlled, I’ve seen and felt what a toll stressful situations can have on your body. Inside and out. But …

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My Review of Janina Teeth Whitening Products

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Before my holiday, a lady called Julia contacted me regarding a review of Janina teeth whitening toothpaste and whitening strips. This was linked into National Smile Month. I’ve always been quite frightened to use teeth whitening products as I worry they’ll damage my teeth or turn out whiter than an A4 piece of printing paper …

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Our Holiday in Alcúdia, Mallorca

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I recently travelled to Alcúdia in Mallorca for our holiday. When I was younger I went there so this time was completely different. We couldn’t wait to be in the sunshine (a different kind to sunny Salford at the minute). The thought of a week away to relax, have fun and make the most of …

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Stick to Being Happy Rather Than Wondering

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Sitting here wondering what to write when deep down you’ve had an idea of something you’ve been thinking about writing. You hear the sentences through your head on your way home from work. But getting to grips with how to put it all together is another story. So here goes. This is going to be …

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Feeling Good About Yourself Starts with Your Inner Self

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It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post. So I thought it was about time I squeezed another in before we hit a brand new month. This relates to your inner self. Since my last post, I’ve realised so much more about body confidence. I told you all that I wanted to tone …

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Talking About Body Confidence with Women

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Body confidence. One minute I’m okay with it. And the next, I find myself in tears wondering when I’m going to accept my body image for what it is. Body confidence is something that people don’t always talk about. It’s thought about so much. But you don’t always see people openly talking about how they …

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3 of My Favourite Things from the Last Year

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On St George’s Day, 23rd April 2018, I’ll be turning 24-years-old. Since my birthday is approaching, I wanted to take a look at my favourite things I’ve learnt and discovered during life as a 23-year-old. The last year has been of my best yet but also brought lots of challenges too. I think I look …

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5 Small But Impactful Things I’ve Learnt in Life

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Okay I do this one a lot, especially at this point in my life. But does anyone else do the same thing? Someone/something stresses you out. But you don’t stop to think for a moment that if it’ll matter tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year? You also don’t think to wonder if anyone …

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How Your Happiness Changes Over the Years

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This post has been written for International Day of Happiness. When I was a little girl I used to wonder what was beyond the happiness I had then. I remember the time my face lit up when I got a purple bike for Christmas or the time before that when I had this huge Crayola …

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2018 Is Proving to Be an Exciting Year

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Three months into 2018 and it’s proving to be very exciting already. It doesn’t seem like two minutes ago since we were preparing for Christmas. The chaos of getting everyone’s Christmas presents and wrapping them. And now, we’re looking forward to spring (hoping that the weather starts to be more spring anyway). I’m not sure …

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My Unique Personalised Order with Photowall

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A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a lovely lady named Jennifer from Photowall. Jennifer offered me an opportunity to choose a wall mural or canvas of my choice. Immediately, the idea of a canvas caught my attention as my boyfriend and I are always looking for things to feature inside our new …

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Recent Thoughts About Self-Love

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Until a week or so ago my self-love levels were extremely low. I felt like things were changing. I got back into that place where I disliked loads of things about myself. Telling myself I looked ugly in that outfit or that I’m not good enough so I chose to hide away. I’ve learnt that …

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3 Reasons Why I’m Taking Part in Dechox

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That’s right, Dechox, a detox from chocolate. The British Heart Foundation are running this campaign with the aim to get people to give up chocolate for the whole of March. To all of you 20,000 dechoxers, think about all the chocolate you can indulge in once it hits Easter Sunday on 1st April. I have …

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February Weekend Edition: What’s New?

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February, the month where people look forward to Valentine’s Day. Or the month where people hate the thought of Valentine’s Day approaching. But as that’s happened, I wanted to bring you February’s weekend edition of what’s been happening with me. Last month, I told you about a television show that me and Danny went to …

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Valentine’s Edition: 20 Reasons I’m So Glad You’re Mine

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You don’t need me to tell you that its Wednesday 14th February – Valentine’s Day. I’m sure some of you are thinking, “Oh here we go again. That day of the year where couples are devoting their love to one another.” Go back over 5 years ago, Valentine’s Day was just an ordinary day to …

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Our Perfect Stay In Dublin

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Me and Danny took a trip to Dublin for 3 nights. You may have already known this if you came across this post. We stayed in a superior room at Aspect Hotel, Dublin ParkWest. See my review on TripAdvisor. We flew with RyanAir and it was short flight as you can imagine from Manchester to …