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’‹

Wedding Guest

Being a wedding guest is actually so stressful! Especially when it’s in a different town. I mean not only have I got plan what to wear, how to do my hair and what shoes to wear; I have to also plan accommodation and transport. Thank goodness, I am not the bride .. I would be a major Bridezilla.

So I’m attending a wedding Mid August as my cousin is getting married. The church ceremony is in Reading and the reception is a half hour drive away in a fancy hotel.

The outfit

Okay, so being a female my first thought is what to I wear. Actually this thought also guided me to another thought, I probably should loose some weight? It’s defiantly helps having a goal, for weight loss. Now I’ve lost the initial weight, I was ready to order my dress 3 weeks before the wedding. I trolled through website after website, I looked in Next, Missguided and New look. Do I go extra, so I go sophisticated, do I go summery.. what if it rains. Eventually ( 2 weeks into looking) I found a light lilac, off the shoulder, sweat heart cut midi dress that I thought could be the one. I ordered it from Boohoo.com and had it delivered the next day. I loved the colour when I opened it, and I tried it on and it fit great! It was maybe even a little to big for me ( which is good because I always order the same dress size on boohoo.com)

The Nails

I had my nails done a few days before the Wedding. I had Almond shaped weddings, with purple Sheelac and Chrome over the top.

The Hair

So the day before the Wedding! I have visit Pretty Please in Hove ( where I get all my blow drys done) They have washed my hair, and pinned it up! I’m to sleep with the pins in, for my hair to bed ready for the BIG day ( My cousins Big day, I’m sound like its mine)

The Accommodation

This was complicated! So the wedding ceremony is in Wedding but the Reception is in a different town. So I have booked the Premier inn, in Reading by the oracle (ยฃ52 a night) for the Friday. Then on Saturday, I’ve book The Bird Hand Inn which is where the reception is! ( so I can get drunk and stumble back to me hotel) and finally I’ve booked the Premier Inn ( again) so that I’m back in Reading as my family live around the corner! NIGHTMARE! But I do think this is the easiest way to do it!

Pre Wedding Eve

It’s the day before the Wedding! Today so far I’ve worked until 1pm, had my hair done and it’s now 3pm. I’m almost finished packing but I’ve taken up 2/3 of the suitcase because I couldn’t decide what make up to bring, so I’ve brought all my pallets! ( not sure where my boyfriend stuff is going to go woooops) I’m waiting for Tony to finish work, so we can get on the road!

On Our Way

4:30pm and we are on our way! There is lots of of traffic, so we are taking the country roads! It takes us a while to get there and we arrive at 6:30pm at the Premier inn by the Oracle in Reading. Time to get ready for some dinner in the hotel, I’m looking a bit crazy with my pinned up hair.

Wedding Day

It’s the Big day ( For Sam and Ashley). We woke up at 8am, and got changed into some comfy clothes for breakfast in the hotel. The breakfast wasn’t that nice, as it was a little greasy for my liking. I enjoyed a Costa Cappuccino and a glass of fresh Orange juice.

Once our bellys were full, it was time for a hot shower and a hour and half to do my make up. For my make up I used my Huda Beauty Rose gold edition for my eye shadow, my Revolution baked bronzing Pallet and my usual make up. I actually did my eye shadow first, as I knew it was going to be quite heavy. Then cleansed my face , before doing the rest of my make up. Once, finished I unpinned my hair and I was ready to go.

My Dress is from Boohoo.com, and it’s a Sweet Heath cut, midi dress. I wore my black scrappy block heels from Primark and my Envelope clutch from New Look.

Once, I was ready ( and took a few selfies) we got in the car to pick up my Auntie Lizzy before driving to the church.

Church Ceremony

The wedding Ceremony started late ( which is typical for a wedding) The Church was beautiful with Tall stained Glass Windows. The church was were my nanny and Grandad for married many many years ago. The Ceremony was lovely and the priest made lots of jokes keeping us entertained throughout.

The Hotel

We checked into the bird in hand Hotel after the Ceremony and freshened up. My dad went in a separate car and managed to sneak KFC into our room! We were all greeted with Pimms and sat outside in the Sunshine. The Hotel was super cute!!!

The Food

Unlike most weddings, the sit down meal was a BBQ!! I Had a hot dog, a burger and lots of salad. I also discovered that the American mustard I had smothered my food in was actually spicy French mustard. The puddings were a miniature selection and were very delicious.

The Toast

I must of been tipsy at this stage because I kept joking that they were going to give us roast, rather then us doing a roast. I realised this wasn’t the case when we were all handed a glass of wine. Lucky my dad and Tony didn’t like there’s, so after I drank there’s too.

The Party

Our tummies were full, our livers were saturated with alcohol and we were ready to boogie. There was lots of R&B tunes for me to dance too.

Bars Closed

At 11pm it was last orders but we were not ready to go to sleep yet. We decided to have an after party. It was the Bride, The Groom, my cousin, their friend, Tony and myself that carried on through. The Hotel told us off for drinking downstairs, so we drank our champaign in the car park. ( classy but fun)

It was safe to say we were all pretty drunk at the wedding. I had consumed Gin, wine and champagne ( I won’t even tell you about my hangover) I thought it was a good idea, to tell everyone to go for a family breakfast at 9am the next day. When i woke up, it didn’t think it was such a good idea.

Overall

It was a great Wedding! So lovely to see my family old ( 13 years I haven’t seen some of them for) that had travelled from America. It was amazing to drink with my cousins, and I’ve actually invited them for a night out in Brighton.

The longest game of football continuously playedย 

It was 6am, the players where tired from getting up so early. Some of them had camped there the night before while others wanted to sleep in the beds for one more night and got up super early to drive to lancing college. 

Although they had there sleepy heads on, there were filledwith excitement   they were taking part in the longed game of continuous football ever played. 

They would have to play continuously in order to accumulate breaks could be from 1 hour up to 8 hours. The players were put into four groups and given a time table so they knew when there breaks where. There was food provided on site and they were given meals from cereal to jacket potatos. During the times when they where on pitch they would throw them energy bars and water. There was also a medic tent where they would give them physio Therapy. 


From Thursday to Saturday the only people who were allowed there were volunteers, family and friends. As volunteers you could be given a responsibility, it could be writing down all the goals and what time they happend, checking there was more then seven players on the pitch at a time or simply guiding people into parking spaces. The support from family and friends is what helped them to keep going. 

Day 2, we had mildly bad weather it rained from 2am until 12/1 pm and then became very sunny. This was the first time the players had to play in the rain but by the afternoon they where still in good spirt. 

Day 3 was terrible weather. From midnight until 4pm it rained, thundered and lightning continuously. The rain came down very hard, it tore a whole in one of the tents and water logged some of the pitch. By the afternoon the boys began to get tired and grumpy and the pace of the football game began to slow down. Colin, oli and sonny who were all players of team United got caught up in this.


Sunday was the open day, the public could come and watch to cheer the players on. There was stuff for them to do such as bouncy castles, ferret racing and food stalls. The weather was also lovely and sunny. This helped pick the boys spirt up, with people family and friends cheering them on .

Bank holiday Monday was the last day. Lots of people came down to watch and they changed into fresh kit. There was lots of Tv cameras there interview the players. The atmosphere was positive and the player where feeling motivated to finish. After 3pm they had matched the world record and balloons where released to celebrate. They where all allowed a half hour break and most of them went over to family and friends.

They aimed to play until 6pm. The last game was more competitive and energised. Players tried to hit the targets for amount of goals scored. Oli, who played for the blue team scored 1000th goal and the last goal of the game. 

At around 6:10 we counted down in seconds for the game to finish. The boys ran to the middle of the pitch and sang there football song, while more balloons were released and prosecco was being opened and sprayed eveeywhere. After this a singer from Britans got talent sang a song while the players stood on top of the the double decker bus.


Next the had there photo taken by the double decker bus that had big photos of Matt, Jacob and Matt. Such a proud moment, it was realisation for some of the players that they had done it, and not only had they done it but they had done if for charity and in memory of their friends / family. Graham, then gave the signal for all the family and friends to join. There was lots of tears at this point and the atmosphere was a unreal sensation. 


Last but not lease they where individually given their trophy a which had there names engraved on them. The men who organised and managed the game gave speaches.

The players really did do amazing. They played when they were soaked from the rain, had limited sleep, were in pain and achey. All in the aid of chairty and in memory of Matt and Jacob who lost there lives in the shoreham airshow disaster and Matt who died from a heart attack.

Aunties Weddingย 

When I was younger I complained to my Auntie Diana that I had never been Bridesmaid. To which she reassured me with a promise that when she gets married I can be Bridesmaid at her wedding. 

In 2015, I got a phone call from my Auntie Announcing she was engaged and asked me to be bridesmaid. 

It took one year to plan the Wedding in fine detail. We bought our bride maid dresses 3 months before the wedding, which motivated me to loose a little weight before the wedding. 

The night before the wedding we stayed at the Holiday Inn. 

On the 14th May 2016, I met my grandparents, parents, Auntie and the grooms family for breakfast in the hotel. 

After this me and my Auntie Lizzy (other Bridesmaid) headed to Head Masters in Town to get our hair sorted for the day. 


I loved mine, Kitty did a great job. 

Next was the make up, and lots of make up setting spray.

The Wedding was held at the Registery office in Reading. The Brides maids, flower girl and Maid of Honour say at the front. When the groom said his vows he started to well up and only managed to croak the words. A tear came to my eye I must admit. My auntie accidentally said “Awfully Wedded husband” rather then Lawfully. 
Once the ceremony was over we rushed outside with the confetti. Next we took lots of photos infront of the building, in the gardens or infront of the wedding car. 


Next was the Wedding Breakfast ( first meal after the marriage is called the wedding breakfast) 

We were greeted by chanpaign and canapรฉs, while we waited for them to finish preparing the room.


We had a beautiful 3 course meal, Soup, Roast Dineer and Pofitarolls. There was also free wine with dinner. 

We had a hour to go back to our hotel rooms to freshen up before the disco. I used this opertunitys to take some good selfies.


The disco was lovely, I had fun having a dance of with my mum, dancing to can’t touch this with my nan and slow dancing with my boufriend. later on there was a buffet which included cupcake and pick and mix. 

We boogied the night away until close around 12:30am. I had a fab night seeing all my family and feeling proud of my Autie.