The Greatest Showman

A film about the man who invented the circus. A creative man with hopes and dreams. It sounds like it could be pretty cheesy right? And trust me I’m that friend that moans when the girls want to watch a soppy lovey cringey film. But this was something else, I would almost be extra cringey and say it was magical.

It is like nothing else I’ve ever seen before amazing actors, a different story line and the most beautiful songs.

I fell in-love with Zac Efron all over again, I felt like I was watching an adult version of high school musical. I thought any song he sings would be my favourite but Never enough by Loren Allred really did give my goose bumps.

Although the film was completely irrelevant to real life scenario’s I found myself relating the songs and films to my own life choice. The characters in the film each had strong personalities and you fell in love with each character individually.

I found myself driving home singing the playlist. Two weeks later and I’m still singing them in the shower.

Brilliant timing releasing this film just before all the film award programmes are on TV. Watching this space as I’m sure this film will win lots of awards.

Oh if you haven’t watched this film, I suggest you get in your car and go watch it now.

DL x

Positive changes, to help the world ๐ŸŒŽ

I’m always thinking of little way, to make a big difference to other people life’s. It’s a good feeling helping other people, and I’m sure it’s amazing for other people to be on the receiving end!

Coffee stamp cards โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ

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all love a coffee stamp card, 9 coffees later and you can finally have a free one! What a great achievement! It's feels amazing right getting something for nothing! Imagine how amazing it would be to give you free coffee to someone who is homeless, who is freezing from sleeping on the road. Why not give it to someone, who has nothing? You will honestly feel ten times more amazing!

Food Banks๐Ÿช๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿง๐Ÿก๐Ÿฒ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿฅ˜

โ€ขDon
to your local food bank is a great way to help your local community. There are many ways you can donate, you can donate food that you have in your cupboards. Let’s face it, most of us have tins in our cupboards that have been there FOREVER! Pop them in a bag and drop them to your local food bank.

Buy one get one freeโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

โ€ขWe al
a buy one get one free! Even if we went for one item, it’s great because we can use the other item when the first one runs out. However, you could always donate to your local food bank or to a hopeless person. They will
defiantl
preciate it!

Clothes clear out๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘˜

  • Why not sort thought your clothes to declutter your bedroom! Clothes can be donated to local charity shops or again for the homeless. Every time I have a clear out, I donate to different charity shops as I can never decide on which charity is best

Hobbies to fundraising๐Ÿ“šโšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  • Fundraising doesn’t have to be difficult, in fact it can be fun! I once did a read-a-thon, I read six books in a week and raise over ยฃ100 for charity! I had the best week of reading and I did it for a great cause. That can be the same with anything from baking to jogging, there’s always room for something.

McDonald’s stickers ๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿผ

  • Every year McDonald’s do monopoly give aways sometimes you win big and sometimes you won food or drink prizes. For the last couple of years, when I have one a meal prize I have given it to a homeless person. Each time they have been so grateful and commented on how thoughtful I was. Defiantly made me feel good.

Spend time with the Elderly ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿผ

  • The Elderly can get really lonely and look forward to social interaction. There are a few ways in which you can help. There is a charity called St Vincent to Paul, which is charity which involves volunteers visiting elderly people or helping them with small chores like their food shop! There is a club in Brighton called the casserole club. This charity pairs you up with someone Elderly in your area and you can choose to drop them dinner or have dinner with them. I know a few people that are involved with these charity’s and they say that it is so rewarding.

DL๐Ÿ’‹

๐Ÿ‚October Goals๐Ÿ‚

1. Gym 3x a week – I have been slacking on the gym. I am however joining a new gym, and I’m excited for its convenience, and my friends also goes to this gym.

2. Eat Healthy – I always struggle this time of year as I just want hot food! I’m going to focus on yummy warm soups for lunch.

3. Get organised at work – I want to get organised in my new job. I need a pencil case and folders.

4. Only drink twice – This is for fitness reasons and for productive reasons. I would like to have some productive and fun weekends.

5. Do a October photo shoot! – I wanna get my DSLR out to take some Autumn photos leaves, pumpkins, hot drinks you name it.

๐ŸIt’s Autumn YALL ๐Ÿ

I love Autumn, it’s defiantly one of my favourite seasons. As you may know by now I love a list and I therefor wanted to list all my favourite things about Autumn! There are so many things I love about Autumn but I’m going to give you my top 10!

1. Pumpkin spiced Latte’s – OMG they are actually the dream! If you haven’t one get you need to go get one ๐Ÿ˜ ( I would recommend Starbucks)

2. Cosy Blankets – I’ve already bought a grey fluffy throw for this Autumn from Asda โ˜บ๏ธ

3. Fluffy socks – it’s the perfect season to snuggle up with fluffy socks. I bought some greats bed socks from next โœจ

4. Leaves falling off the tree – I love how the streets look filled with crispy orange leaves.๐Ÿ‚

5. Boots – I love when it’s time to get the boots out to keep your toes warm๐Ÿ‘ข

6. Rainy movie days – such a great excuse to stay in and be cosy when it’s a cold rainy Autumn day ๐ŸŒง

6. Cold morning with the sun beaming – I love the contrast of the morning being cooler but the sun still shining ๐ŸŒž

7. Halloween – I love planning Halloween, I literally get so excited to dress up and watch YouTube tutorials on Halloween make up ๐ŸŽƒ

8. Spicy Candles – I love that all the spiced candles start to come out in the shop! I haven’t bought any yet but will defiantly go to the Yankee candle shop๐Ÿ•ฏ

9. Darker shades of Lipsticks – So I can whip out my Mac Captive and my darker reds! ๐Ÿ’‹

10. Chunky knits – Jumpers and Cardigans! They are just soooo cosy!๐Ÿ‘š

Mask Monday – Pretty Smooth

I ordered this Pretty Smooth seaweed mud mask from Boohoo.com.

I must admit it smelt pretty amazing and smelt really fresh. It came in an easy squeezing tube. I did have to use quite a lot to

Cover my whole face.

It said leave on for 10-15 mins and then wash off. I didn’t feel like the mask was dry by this time and I left it on for a total of 20 mins. At this point is still wasn’t dry in an places.

I washed it off with a flannel, as it was difficult to take off with just water.

After my skin felt like it had a good wash, rather then a good face mask.

This product was very cheap ( literally a pound or two for a massive tube). I am sorry to say ( hate being a Debby downer) but this mask wasn’t very good. I didn’t feel like my skin was overall fresh for using a facemask.

DL ๐Ÿ’‹

Question time with Deana Reads

Deana Vasso is a reader and a writer. She is a blogger and also does Podcast! I got to find out a little bit more about her Reading style!

What is your favourite children’s book of all times?

Good question! I have to say Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss because it’s the first book I can remember actually reading by myself.

Who is your favourite child hood Author?

Dr. suess

What is your favourite genre of book?

Fantasy/scifi

Who is your favourite Author?

Meg Cabot

Have you ever met a Author? If so what did you think of them?

I have. I met Laurie Halse Anderson when I was in middle school. She came to an event at my school and I went up to her and talked to her afterwards. She was really nice! I also met Holly Black at a book signing and I had a positive experience with her too.

If you could be a fictional character from a book, who would you be and why?

Maybe Mara Jade (thrawn trilogy, star wars expanded universe books) because she’s an awesome jedi and a sarcastic jerk like me!

How do you find time to read?

Good question! I find it harder when I work full time. I try to read before work when I’m drinking my coffee in the morning, on my lunch break and sometimes at night before bed.

Do you think Reading has an influence on your life?

Yes I do. It’s shaped who I am as a person and how I think.

If you would like to find out more

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Question time with Imali ๐Ÿ‘€

Today I am catching up with Imali who is a sixteen year old blogger, College student and Virtual Assistant from the UK.ย  Imali likes to blog about all things teen, studies, beauty and lifestyle. She love all things science!

I asked Imali a couple of questions, to try and find out what style she reads in:

“What is your favourite children’s book of all time?”

Great question!ย  I’d probably have to say ‘The magic of the faraway tree’ by Enid Blyton. ย  This book is definitely an oldie but a goodie!ย  I used to love reading about the main characters, Jo, Bessie and Frank and the exciting adventures they’d get up to at the top of the Faraway tree!ย  I think my favourite land was ‘the-land-of-take-what-you-want’! ‘The land of toys’ was a close second though!

“Who is your favourite childhood author?”

My favourite childhood author was Enid Blyton.ย  From the ages of around 8-12 years old I read and re-read her books constantly.ย  Some of my favourites from this author ย were ‘The naughtiest girl series’ and ‘The famous five’.ย  I loved the way she wrote and how she really made you feel as if you were going on adventures with the children.ย  Reading her stories really set me up with my love of books.ย  I’ve come a long way with reading since then, but her work is still among some of my favourites to date.ย  She also really encouraged my love of ‘ginger pop’!!

“What is your favourite genre of book?”

These days my favourite genre of book is “Dystopian romance”. ย  I know that’s a whole lot different from the days of Enid Blyton – but I like to be different!

“Who is your favourite author?”

Hmm… I think John Green is my favourite author. ย  My bookshelf is full of his work, ย my favourite being ‘The fault in our stars’. ย  I love how he writes to teach you something, one thing you can always be assured of with his books is that you’ll come away at the end with not only a love of the characters he introduced you to, but a real sense of what they were going through and the emotions they felt. ย  ย You’ll also pick up some great quotes!

“Have you ever met a Author? If so what did you think of them?

I have, but not intentionally!ย  I was on holiday this summer and I decided to pop into a bookshop near where I was staying.ย  When I walked in a lady asked me to come over to here… She explained she was a dutch author and that she was visiting this bookshop to talk about her new book.ย  I feel really bad by saying I don’t actually what her name was ! ย  She was a lovely lady though and her book looked good!

“If you could be a fictional character from a book, who would you be and why?”

Oh!ย  This is a hard question…ย  I think I’d be ‘Tris’ From the Divergent series.ย  I like how Tris is very relatable and quite down to earth in the books.ย  I also admire her courage and like how she was prepared to join Dauntless and do whatever it took to pass initiation, even though the odds were against her!ย  Although I don’t think the books were as good as others I’ve read, I think her character (and Fours!) really stood out to me and I enjoyed reading about them all the way through.

“How do you find time to read?”

Well, I’m a very busy person – juggling college, work, my blog, family life, seeing my friends.ย  Finding time to read can be struggle and I admit that sometimes I don’t read for days at a time. However, my aim to read a chapter a day, usually in the evening with a ย cup of tea! ย  I always enjoy reading and find it relaxing, so there really isn’t an excuse for me not to!

“Do you think Reading has an influence on your life?”

Yes, I think reading first of all does wonders for your English literature skills! Growing up I’ve always been a reader and when you are, you take in small details like punctuation and spelling, ย by doing so, it helps you in class! ย  ย I think reading has also taught me remember to take time to chill out. I know its good for my brain just to stop sometimes and do something quiet!

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Twitter – @virtuallyhuman_.

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Work it girl!

I always find it difficult on where is best to buy my work clothes from. I am an estate agent and always need to look smart at work.

The bases of most of my outfits is to have a couple of pencil skirts and smart trousers and alternate between tops / Shirts and blaisers. I also like to wear work dresses, usually a skater style dress with tights. I swap a change between wearing dolly shoes and work heels. In the winter I always wear heeled boots.

I have put together a couple of outfits that I wear to work:

Dorothy Perkins – Polka dot, Skater dress with white collar

I love this little dress, I wear this with black tights and black heels! I got lots of compliments wearing this dress. It’s very flattering for my figure type.

Boohoo.com – grey long sleeved Peplum Top in their basic range

This cute grey top is super cheap and is in the basic boo hoo Range. It can be slightly see though but I wear a strap too under neath. I match this top with either a black pencil skirt or black smart trousers. For shoes I will either wear black dolly shoes or black heels. So simple and super comfy.

Light knit blue dress from H&M ( Bought last year)

This dress is perfect for all seasons, it’s light enough to wear in summer without tights but also great in the winter with tights.

Striped peplum from Primark

This striped peplum is super cute and again flattering for my figure type! I wear this usually with a black pencil skirt or trousers!

Floral 3/4 length sleeved top from Matalan

This top is really girly and looks really smart. My mum loved this top so much she bought herself one. It looks smart with or without a blaiser.

I hope you enjoy this post! I would love to hear your favourite places to buy work clothes!

DL ๐Ÿ’‹

Boutique of Molly

I discovered Boutique of Molly on Twitter, after noticing lots of of people following the account.

I had a look at their website and fell in love with there dresses and handbags! The clothes are not your usual clothes. They are unusual and fashionable. You feel like you have discovered something that only important people order from. What’s more, the prices are reasonable.

I was approached by the company and asked to pick and try an outfit. I would like to point out at this stage that opinions are my own and this is not a paid ad.

To start start sure I found it difficult to choose, just one outfit that I liked. I finally decided on the “Evie Dress”.

The dress came next day delivery and arrived in the cutest pink packaging!!!

You can feel straight away that the material is good quality. I love the colours, and even though they are different shades of grey.. you can see the contrast between each grey shade.

I defiantly feel I could wear this dress for a smart / Casual occasion. It would be great to wear this for a dinner occasion with a pair of little black heels.

I cannot wait to place my next order! I am loving the handbags and think this may be next order! I perticular like this grey handbag!

I would defiantly recommend having a look, the process from ordering on the pink website, the pink packaging and beautiful clothing makes online shopping a girly treat.

Thank you for reading my review, and I would like to offer you a discount code: DL20

https://www.boutiqueofmolly.com

DL ๐Ÿ’‹

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Th couple next door is a gripping Thriller published in 2016, by an English Teacher called Shari Lapena.

This book is about a married couple, who attend a dinner party next door. They leave their young baby next door due to unforeseen circumstances and decide to check on her every half an hour. When they arrive back home, the baby is gone! This leaves us wondering who has taken her.

From the moment you open the first page, you are sucked into this world of chaos. You are introduced to some bold characters and are unable to work out who is dishonest and who it’s truthful.

This book has a range controversial characters with different backgrounds. Through out the book I was constantly undecided on which characters I liked and which ones I didn’t. At one pointed I actually disliked them all!

A quarter of the way through the book, I was wondering how they would drag this story out to the end. However Each chapter leaves you suspecting a different character and wondering if the baby is alive.

There are a few shocking milestones throughout the book, and I would never have been able to guess the ending.

If you are looking for a book, that every time you put it down you are still thinking about it… then this is the book for you.

I am excited to discover this Author has another book called A Stranger in the house which was published this year and I cannot wait to read this next!

*****

DL ๐Ÿ’‹