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new year new challenges

30 Dec

so it’s almost that time again- time to make a to-do list for the year ahead and give ourselves some goals and objectives for 2015…

mine are always pretty similar and to be honest, on reflection of 2014, some of mine weren’t actually completed…but for good reasons mostly!

2014 meant I STILL haven’t learned to drive, I haven’t finished my masters- well year 1 is done almost- and I didn’t get to travel much really at all!


so this year here are my little wishes/challenges/to-do’s…

– finish my masters

– qualify as an advanced sports nutritional advisor

– finally- FINALLY- learn to drive

– make gym bunny bigger and better

– release my second e-book

– get better at public speaking

– get comfortable in front of the camera

– travel more- dubrovnik, gothenburg, london, new york and rome would be awesome 🙂

– become more flexible- i’d love to be able to do handstands and fall into a crab position!

– start using my camera again

– give time to learning the guitar

– become a little better at work/life balance


anyone else started their list?



22 Feb
noun: trust
  1. 1.
    firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.
    “relations have to be built on trust”
    synonyms: confidence, belief, faith, freedom from suspicion/doubt, sureness, certainty, certitude, assurance, conviction, credence, reliance More

    “a relationship built on mutual trust and respect”
  2. 2.
    an arrangement whereby a person (a trustee) holds property as its nominal owner for the good of one or more beneficiaries.
    “a trust was set up”
    synonyms: safe keeping, keeping, protection, charge, care, custody; More

    trusteeship, guardianship
    “the money is to be held in trust for his son”
love and trust
verb: trust; 3rd person present: trusts; past tense: trusted; past participle: trusted; gerund or present participle: trusting
believe in the reliability, truth, or ability of.
“I should never have trusted her”
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synonyms: have faith in, put/place one’s trust in, have (every) confidence in, believe in, pin one’s hopes/faith on; More

meaning of happiness…

14 Jan happy woman
noun: happiness; plural noun: happinesses
happy woman
summer happy people
happy baby
happy eldery couple
happy litte boy
happy little girl
spread some smiles 🙂
the state of being happy.
“she struggled to find happiness in her life”
synonyms: contentment, pleasure, contentedness, satisfaction, cheerfulness, cheeriness, merriment, merriness, gaiety, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, joviality, jollity, jolliness, glee, blitheness, carefreeness, gladness, delight, good spirits, high spirits, light-heartedness, good cheer, well-being, enjoyment, felicity;

new year, new new year’s resolutions

30 Dec

so it’s that time of year again peoples…

let it go

putting together a to-do list is one of my all-time favourite things to do- yes, i’m a total and absolute loser but i do love a good list as much as the next OCD female…

girl on beach

here are a few things i have learned this year, some quite very recently and some things i need to mull over and change or take on for this coming year too!

  • people will talk about you no matter what you do and you can do nothing about it. prove yourself to yourself 🙂
  • nobody is in charge of my happiness except me. not one other person.
  • feeling healthy feels better than anything else in the world. i don’t want this to change.


  • eat clean, train like an animal and feel 110% on the beach next summer!
  • you can’t change people but you can help them grow, likewise for me 🙂
  • i need to stop over-thinking as a wandering mind is a dangerous mind for little me.
  • i need to save a little more. last year i started off quite good but didn’t end up so good- oopsie!
  • 2014 is the year of the hobbies- getting fitter, healthier, stronger and taking lots of time for me- taking photos, playing (trying to play) my guitar and learning learning learning.
  • hand in my final digital marketing assignment and get stuck into my certificate in nutrition 🙂 wuhu back to school again 🙂
  • get my website up and running and put 500% into it- woooohuuu!
  • start my new job and give it everything 🙂
  • everything doesn’t need to be perfect all the time. this one is rotten.
  • go somewhere totally different- fun, new and beautiful!

beach time

  • push myself- stop the silly procrastination that can happen with our species more often than not. be more decisive.
  • stop being such a scary driver!
  • learn to relax a little more- i’m reaaaaaally bad at doing nothing- it kills me!!!
  • get a bike and hope for a very sunny summer 🙂


to be continued…

what christmas means to me :)

11 Dec merry christmas

christmas (crīstesmæsse, meaning christ’s mass) is an annual commemoration of the birth of christ and is celebrated around the world on the 25th of december 🙂

for me, as i’m not exactly religious, it means this:

merry christmas


advent calender


child decorating the tree


snow on a tree


hot cocoa


cadburys selection box


christmas gifts


christmas day movies


turkey and ham


cold lights outside


i recommend that while looking at these, give this a play…and enjoy your trip back memory lane 🙂





21 Oct


finish year 1 of masters
get eyes lasered and throw away my feckin lenses for good
get my god damn drivers license
absorb my new nutrition book
sleep more – relax more –
gym/yoga or some form of workout three times a week to keep the inner beast tame
start ballet barre or pilates
try a relaxing weekend away doing nothing
use my fricken guitar
get away on more weekends to new places
get my project gym bunny on the road to awesome
visit everyone ❤️


one for the ladies…disney hunks we all secretly fancied…

21 Sep

disney hunks

disney aladdinAladdin- Aladdin 🙂


eric the little mermaid

Prince Eric from the Little Mermaid



mufasaMufasa- The Lion king- sexiest lion ever!



beauty and the beast

Beast- Beauty and the Beast



king triton


King Triton- The Little Mermaid- older sexy merman



john smith

John Smith- Pocahontas



change #2

5 Sep




positive words

black butterflies

make-up must-haves…buy it NOW NOW NOW!

20 May

i love these so much that i want to share it with the girlie world:

Chanel ‘Perfection Lumiere’



Smashbox ‘Artificial light’


maybe it’s totally against the chanel or smashbox mantra, but what i find works is this:

pump one splodge of artificial light onto the back of your hand, followed by a pump of the foundation and mix the two togther. i actually use my hands/fingers to apply as i feel i use less product and i bring it down just under my chin and neckline to give an extra glow over my foundation.

i also recommend to start with a nice clean face, apply your regular moisturiser, eye-cream and then wait a minute or two before applying your primer, then apply your magic mix as suggested above and boom-

a natural dewy base which lasts probably half the day- let’s be honest here, unless you cake your face in make-up it will not stay put all day, especially if, like me, you’re usually running around, inside and outside into and out of air-con, heating and frizz inducing irish weather.

give it a try and let me know how you get on- it works for my freckly but not super duper pale combination to dry/oily depending on it’s mood skin 🙂

give yourself a treat before your holidays xx


8 May

freshly cut grass


bank holidays

girls jumping silhouette

sea smells

trashy harlan coben books

99 with a flake

big blanket. outside fun.


girlie may birthdays

pretty painted toes


reading at breakfast

sitting in the park with the girls


summer girl silhouette

sunny balcony time

hearing the ice-cream man



not working

going for a run in the sun

new people

smell of sun cream

rain. sun. sun. rain. cloud. sun. rain. rain. rain.

silly music

bare legs

sandy beach

coconut smell

long drives



dinner outside


bbq smells

takeaway coffees with siobhan


tattoos on show

fun weekends away




someone else putting on my aftersun

summery lists