There’s been a few things I’ve been loving in the month of February. Let’s just jump straight in.
Late to the game as always (plus I used to be a hardcore snapchat fan) I’ve recently fallen in love with the Instagram stories feature. In fact in case you haven’t noticed, what I tend to do is take the actual pic on Snapchat and then upload it to IG, add the stickers, location, etc.
Recently I haven’t done anything particularly Insta worthy. However the stories feature allows me to regularly update my audience with slightly more ‘real’ snapshots. The stuff I wouldn’t necessarily want permanently on my feed.
Check it all out at www.instagram.com/charlottedebs
Having recently had an overhaul of my medication regime. I’ve been finding it rather difficult to keep track of what to take and when. Not only that but sometimes I take my tablets only to then forget wether I’ve taken them or not, and then take them again.
I recently bought a handy organiser by the brand pill mate, from Superdrug, for around £13. A whole week of clearly labelled compartments, with easy to access sliding windows and a flip open cover to keep everything sealed and safe.
Money well spent.
Here’s a link to one on Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shantys-Pillmate-maxi-multi-dose/dp/B006EHY50O
*Not Sponsored or an Affiliate link, I just love the product
Hey I’m basic. I own way too much pandora Jewellery as it is. Did I own the rose gold bracelet though? No. Well now I do. Plus some beautiful new charms too.It’s gonna sit pretty on my wrist next to the other two bracelets I own. Every charm a memory, occasion or sentiment. I’m not sorry in the slightest.AdidasMy January faves contained a super comfortable Jack Wills hoodie and this month I’m including a super girly and fun Adidas one.Ok, so technically it arrived in March thanks to the snow. I bought it in February though so it still counts right? It’s definitely more of a statement piece. Printed and pretty pastel for spring. It’s also on the thinner side so definitely one for when the weather warms up a little. I haven’t managed to get a decent pic of myself in it yet, sorry you’ll have to make do with a stock image.Pancakes & ValentinesIt’s was a month of food and love, that even myself as a single Pringle managed to find joy in. My Grandad turned out to be the only valentine I needed (also the only person sweet enough to give me a card). Plus who doesn’t love pancake day? Pancakes are awesome. Especially smothered in Nutella and strawberries. Of course the presentation might need work. It tasted amazing though. Weight watchers what? Where? Who?What did you love in the month of love?Let me knowCharlotte xxx
Social media is something that was basically non existent ten years ago. Ok so some sites were in their earliest stages, but it all seemed a world away from the Snapchat, Insta, Twitter checking on the hour, every hour existence of today.
You can’t deny the positive effects. People have found long lost family members. It closes the gap in long distance relationships, friendships etc. Social media in a way, opens up a whole new world, especially to those of us who have become trapped in situations that limit how we experience the world around us, eg, illnesses, responsibilities, financial restrictions.
As a blogger / avid social media lover, the effect of social media platforms, has essentially changed my life. It’s provided my life with a purpose, reduced the feelings of loneliness and isolation and increased my confidence greatly. There’s now very little that can be said to upset me (thanks trolls). Camera shy? Not me 😉
Check my Instagram
However/but (there’s always a but) I can’t help thinking it’s not all good, well at least from my own experience and point of view. If I’m totally honest, I say my confidence has increased but only in certain situations. In, like, actual real life, I struggle. Dating, meeting new people, being social on the whole, it’s hard. Without the safety of a computer or screen, I freeze. Ten years ago that wouldn’t of been a problem. Speaking on the phone wouldn’t of been a problem either, due to the increase in texting, emails, emojis and more however, it is. I’m sure I can’t be the only person who feels it is.
I truely don’t know what the solution is. In this day and age I really don’t think throwing out the smartphones is the answer. Maybe instead of texting we could make the odd phone call. I don’t know.
Let me know your thoughts and follow the blog to keep up with upcoming content. I’ve actually got posts scheduled (shock horror 😲 lol).
Love Charlotte xxx
I’m aware my grammar is terrible. I guess that’s what happens when you drop out of school early. Sorry. I really do write as I speak. Some people love it, some hate it. Don’t let it put you off though. I promise you’ll get used to it.
Strong language because I’m a terrible influence.
I’ve not done a monthly favourites post ever, on the blog. Mainly because it’s hardly original content and secondly it’s just not a subject that really interested me before. I like to give at least somewhat of a flying fuck about what I write.
Insert some lame paragraph about some new year new me bullshit here….
Let’s give it a go then..
Without a shadow of a doubt my absolute favourite thing of this month, (If my nephew should ever read this, I apologise for calling you a thing), was the arrival of this bundle of baby cuteness 😍😍. I love being an auntie. A niece and five nephews later, a new arrival and the prospect of baby cuddles is still something I look forward too. Being an auntie is essentially getting all the good parts and then getting to return them when they wanna start acting like little shitbags.
Again… THE CUTENESS OFF IT ALL
A second favourite is also included in the above picture and it’s the Jack Wills Hoodie I’m wearing.
Unfortunately the exact one is sold out on the Jack Wills website so here’s a pic of a lovely looking model wearing one similar.. You can check out all of their hoodies / sweatshirts here. Yes they’re a little pricey but they’re super well made, as well as lovely and comfy.
On the subject of keeping warm, it’s been soooo freaking cold here, I can’t even… Recently I’ve been heading to bed with a hot water bottle, well kinda. The Noozie is basically a usb rechargeable heat pack. No water required. It remains hot for up five hours and heats up really quick in the first place. Great for the colder weather AND providing some much needed chronic pain / period pain relief.
New year, a new organised you? I dunno, but what I do know is that I’ve been loving using the following journals / bullet books.. My mind certainly feels less chaotic and my mental health has greatly appreciated the daily prompts that each book provides. After all it’s not always easy to know what exactly to write.
Finally on this list of random favourites of the month is….wait for it….BANANAS !! You’re probably reading this thinking “what the fuck?” I don’t care. I’ve recently fallen in love with them again and surely a love of fruit can’t really be a bad thing.
Enjoy a picture of me adding sliced banana on top of peanut butter on toast.
Let me know what you thought of this favourites post. I might just do another in February.
Oh my god !! I just realised that as a blogger I managed to do a favourites post without mentions of anything beauty or hair related.
Original content y’all !!
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WARNING: There’s strong sweary language in this post. Just in case you didn’t work it out from the title.
Some of you may remember that back as part of blogtober I did a post called Fuck Off Friday. You can read it here if you’re interested. Long story short it was a blog post summing up everything that had pissed me off that week. Everything I was totally over and that I could do with just, you know, fucking off. It ended up being one of the most popular posts on my blog to date.
So here we are again. Another month of blogging and a whole other list of the things that have wound me the fuck up recently. As it’s blogmas, this is gonna essentially be the Christmas edition.
But Charlotte, what the fuck is a magic monster? Well Internet, I’m glad you asked. These are the adult arseholes that go around ruining the Christmas magic for children everywhere. FOR NO FUCKING REASON except, I dunno, maybe someone did the same to them when they were younger. Or, you know, they’re just shitty people. The guy in sports direct who declared to an eight year old that Santa was dead and called him an idiot for believing. The person shouting outside a toy store that Santa isn’t real, telling them to ask their parents. Kids are only young once. Enjoy it and let them be kids. Sure one day they’ll stop believing but in their own time. Adults shouldn’t ruin the innocence and magic of this time of year for their own selfish reasons.
Christmas Tree Snobbery.
Real or fake. Ten foot or two. Green, pink or white. It doesn’t really matter and a lot of it is down to personal preference and individual circumstances. For instance an eight foot real tree probably isn’t practical for a studio apartment on the sixteenth floor. However every year everyone feels the need to show off their trees online, (I did a whole blog post) getting slightly braggy and competitive over the height, colour and decorations. Just letting y’all know that it doesn’t matter if you think someone else’s tree looks shit, or it isn’t decorated to your tastes / standards. If it isn’t in your home. Just mind your fucking own.
Susan, one of the admin in your most visited Facebook mums group, just loves to let everyone know at every opportunity she gets, that she’s basically mum of the year at this point. If Christmas was an Olympic sport, she’d win gold. Susan will be front row and way too over enthusiastic at the kids nativity. Her child will get a lead part, of course. A photo will appear on your news feed of all her little darlings prezzies under the tree where she’ll ask if spending over a grand on little Avacados thirty-seven presents is enough. Susan will spend weekend evenings creating paper snowflakes and decorations with her youngest two whilst also baking the most amazing Christmas cake. The rest of us are just trying to survive until Christmas, not ruin the magic for the kids and not forget something. Susan is hated mainly out of jealousy. Plus according to this rant she named one of her precious crotch fruit Avacado, soooo……
Everytime they walk past the tree a chocolate decoration disappears. Eventually you’ll reach into the tub of celebrations to be confronted with Snickers, Bountys and empty wrappers. Every year you’ll buy more chocolate to try and counter act the thief. Every year you’ll end up angry.
When you’ve bought an awesome gift for someone but as soon as they open it you realise it can’t actually be used yet. It needs charging. It’s impossible to get out the packaging. It needs batteries. It’s still got the security tag on. So fucking annoying!
This post was most definitely kinda ranty and positively one of the worst for being grammatically correct. #sorrynotsorry
Hope you enjoyed
One of the best parts of Christmas Day is that moment at lunchtime when everyone pulls open a cracker, sticks on a flimsy paper hat, argues over the best cracker prize and starts telling some absolutely dire joke found inside.
In celebration of these pieces of hilarious comedic genius, *eye roll* I’ve rounded up 10 of my favourite in this quick post. Perfects for breaking any awkward silences or when your selfish idiot of a brother reads out your joke before you. Why do they put the same joke more than once, in THE SAME box of crackers ??!!
Prepare yourself ………..
Why was the turkey chosen for the band? He bought his own drumsticks
How will Christmas dinner change after Brexit? No Brussels
What did Santa do at speed dating? He pulled a cracker !
Why are Christmas trees so bad a knitting? They’re always dropping their needles
Why did the skeleton miss the party? He had no body to go with
Why did Sant quit smoking? It was bad for his elf
What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire ? Frostbite
Which athlete is the warmest during winter? A long jumper
What did the snowman say to the angry carrot? Get out of my face !!
What happened to the advent calendar thief? He got 25 days
Let me know your best Christmas cracker or dad joke.
Yesterday I mentioned, right at the end of my tag post, a little about how hard this time of year could be for some people.
While the majority of us are in shop till we drop mode, preparing to stuff our faces and gearing ourselves up for the endless stream of visiting family / friends. It’s important to remember that not everyone is fortunate enough to have a happy holiday.
Wether due to losing a partner, not having family, illness or homelessness, so many will wake up Christmas morning alone. So many will go without the hot meal that so many of us look forward to.
Please look out for elderly family members, neighbours that may be on their own. Take a few hours out of your own festive fun to make sure others are having a good day too. I honestly can’t think of anything worse than being on my own at this time of year. Luckily I’ve such a big close family that sometimes the chance to be alone would be a fine thing.
If you’re on your own this Christmas, maybe check what’s on in your local area. You could arrange to meet up with someone else who’s alone. Check out local church or community groups for a hot lunch or consider volunteering.
If you’re really struggling and need someone to talk to. The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Or call 116 123 (UK and ROI)
I hope everyone has a happy holiday, whatever your situation.