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I’m constantly at the cinema and somehow the novelty never wears off- I’m always checking whats coming up- I even have a cinema schedule- and since my last ‘Movies I’m Excited For’ post went down pretty well, I thought I’d share with you ten films I’m excited for this year too.

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  1. Technically, ‘Call Me By Your Name’ came out last year, but since it wasn’t shown at my local cinema I didn’t get the chance to see it, so I’m eagerly anticipating the DVD release on March 5th. Since LGBTQ+ films don’t come up nearly as often as they should, I’m really hoping this one has done the genre justice and lives up to my expectations.

2. I’ve been excited for Downsizing since I saw the very first trailer months ago. Even though it throws me back to 1997 when Pod, Homily, Arietty and Peagreen where trying to evade the notorious Ocious P Potter, ‘Downsizing’ feels like a completely fresh, original concept, which is why I’m looking forward to it so much.

3. Similarly to Downsizing, I’m looking forward to Peter Rabbit giving me a throwback to my childhood, but with a fresh twist, this time in the form of James Corden. From A League Of Their Own to Into The Woods, I’m a big fan of the actor come presenter’s work, so I’m excited to see how he fairs in this family classic.

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4. I’m not really a Disney kinda gal, but I did enjoy the live action adaptation of ‘Beauty And The Beast’ last year, which is why ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ has made it onto this list. I’m hoping it too will have its own unique blend of original story and stunning visuals and by the looks of the trailer, its not going to disappoint.

5. Speaking of Disney, ‘The Nutcracker And The Four Realms’ is due to release later this year and from what I can tell, it looks like a blend of ‘Narnia’/’Alice In Wonderland’/’Beauty And The Beast’, which, topped off with it being set on Christmas Eve, already makes for a pretty magical film.

6. As I said earlier, LGBTQ+ films are few and far between, so I was very excited to find out ‘Love, Simon’ is being released this March. Any film thats made by the same people behind ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ AND gives us scenes of people coming out as straight is already a winner in my eyes.

7. Another film I’m excited to watch is ‘Ladybird’. I can’t wait to see a female lead on the big screen, and from what I can see, it looks like a ballsy, outspoken one too. I’m expecting an indie twist on the classic coming of age genre and I hope it delivers.

8. Fifty four years after the original ‘Mary Poppins’ comes ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ and I, for one, am VERY excited. The classic is one of the only pre-ninties films I can bare to watch and I’m very excited to see what a modern take on it brings, which, when you look at the all star cast including Meryl Streep and Lin Manuel Miranda, can be nothing but good.

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9. After seeing the original ‘Mamma Mia’ on stage and screen, I’m VERY excited for ‘Mamma Mia Here We Go Again’. You just can’t help but fall in love with the characters, so to find out more of their backstory will be very interesting.

10. After learning more about the law of attraction last year, and seeing people ‘speak their goals into the universe’ over new year, I’m intrigued to see how the concept is brought to life on screen in ‘Status Update’. Although the whole film seems to revolve around the classic American high school hierarchy of popular kids vs those wanting to be part of the ‘it’ group, which I’m a little too old to enjoy now, I’m still going to give it a go and hopefully it will prove me wrong with its original ‘post vibes’ concept.

I’m always adding to my to-watch list and I’d love to know which films your most excited to see this year, leave a comment and let me know! Megan x

Organisation is always something I’ve struggled with, but I definitely got better at it during last year, and I think I’ve finally found out the secret to keeping on top of everything…write it all down. This might sound obvious, but as soon as I started using a proper calendar and put pen to paper in a notebook, my life became SO much easier. It sounds counter productive and definitely doesn’t fit with my minimalistic ways, but I’ve found that my brain copes a lot better with different things in different places. I like having dedicated places to record things such as events, daily tasks and general notes which is why I have five different ways of organising myself, but don’t be put off, you don’t have to use all of them, I promise by just using just one your life will become a LOT easier.

“I’ve finally found out the secret to keeping on top

of everything…write it all down.” 

My number one tool for staying organised is my Google Calendar. I write down and colour code all my events, including work, holidays and upcoming blog posts using the monthly view option so I can see exactly what I have coming up/ where I’ll be during the month. If you only do one thing to improve your organisation, set up one of these- I can’t stress how much it transformed the way I organise my life and how valuable of a resource it is, I literally use it every single day.

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The next way I stay organised is by using a day to planner (1 of 1)day diary. I purchased this one from Hobby Craft for £10 and although it doesn’t get nearly as much use as my Google Calendar, its perfect for writing down your three main tasks for the day when you’re feeling overwhelmed and also comes with some very aesthetically pleasing stickers!

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I’ve always been skeptical of bullet journals– I could never see the point in spending hours drawing out a diary when you could just buy a pre-made one, but after browsing Pinterest for alternative set ups, I decided to give one a go in 2018. My bullet journal isn’t a daily thing, or even a weekly thing, its houses long term organisation pages such as a yearly events circle and monthly goal reviews. I wanted a place to put odd pages BJ1 (1 of 1)standard diaries don’t have and a bullet journal gave me the freedom and flexibility to fill in the gaps my day to day diary left me with. As I mentioned earlier, I started with a yearly events circle to give me a broad overview of birthdays and other special occasions. I then did a very basic resolutions and goals page and a double spread ‘Roadmap To Success’ to accompany it.

One of my favourite pages is my ‘Year In Pixels’ as its really going to help me to track my mental health and ratio of good:bad days. One of my biggest goals of 2018 is to save as much as possible, so to visually track my progress I created a savings jar page that will hopefully be filled by the end of the year!BJ5 (1 of 1)

My last yearly spread is a monthly tasks page, which will be used to track things I hate doing but can’t put off like backing up my phone and printing photos, to make sure I keep up with them regularly.BJ6 (1 of 1)

Moving on to my monthly spreads (which are the same every month as I didn’t want to over complicate things and give myself more work) I have a very basic monthly review page, habit tracker, spending tracker and gratitude tracker.BJ7-1-of-1.jpg


My next method of organisation is my blog planner. This does exactly what it says on the tin- helps me plan my blog posts. I’ve found having a place exclusively for blog planning has allowed me to plan posts in greater detail and track their progress, something I couldn’t do in the lined notepad I used for multiple things last year.

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Lastly, I have a plain lined notepad for ‘brain dumps’, affirmations, lists, doodles and anything else I need to get down on paper to release my stress. This book has no structure and no rules, it has anything and everything in it and has become an essential part of my self care routine.

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This set up and blend of different organisation methods took me a long time to balance and perfect, so I hope you can take some valuable information from it. I’d love to know your secret to organisation, leave a comment and let me know! Megan x

I was lucky enough to kick off the year with an unexpected, spontaneous week in sunny Tenerife with my family which definitely beat my January blues. From dips in the pool to reading Blogosphere on the balcony, the trip was everything I needed to rejuvenate and relax. It also gave me a great opportunity for another photo diary blog post, so I hope you enjoy looking at my snaps as much as I enjoyed taking them…

After a chilled few first days, I got my camera out for the first time since arriving to capture the sights of our tuk tuk tour. Our guide took us to some picturesque sites and stopped at the top of a seaside village for some photo opportunities, where the light was working very much in my favour, making for some of my favourite photos of the holiday.

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We liked the tour so much, we booked to take another route the next day, which went to the Isle of…FERNANDOS! Although I didn’t actually see anywhere from ‘Take Me Out’, there were some stunning views of the vast hills and we were treated to a fresh fruit smoothie made by our guide at a local farm shop to refresh us half way through the tour.

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After our two successful tuk tuk rides, we swapped wheels for sails and took to the water in the hopes of seeing some marine mammals. We did catch a glimpse of some sleeping dolphins, however the whales were no where to be seen. I did manage to get some good snaps throughout the day though, and the open water breeze bronzed me up which was a bonus.

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dolphin blowing water (1 of 1).jpgOur last day out was to the local market which sold everything from tapestries to purses and gave us the opportunity to purchase souvenirs to remember the trip by. We didn’t spend long there as it was very hot and busy, so we headed to a local coffee shop for some shade and rest after we’d done all of our shopping.

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Despite all of our exciting day trips to mountains and markets, my favourite part of the trip by far was settling down on our very generously sized, white marble balcony after a shower, feeling bronzed, with a gentle breeze hitting me, reading Blogosphere magazine and taking in the sunset. One night I had a moment of complete contentment, I realised what a lucky and privileged position I’m in; I’ve just had an amazing year, I’ve come into 2018 with a loving family, financial stability, two holidays booked, a blog to put my creative energy into and future plans I’m truly excited about- I have everything I could possibly want and need.

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This holiday gave me the opportunity to take life slowly, live in the moment and give my mind a rest, and it really has put me on the right track for the rest of the year. I hope you enjoyed the photos, there’ll be a lot more coming from my second holiday of the year in two weeks… Megan x

P.S Do you have any trips booked for 2018? Leave a comment and let me know, I’d love to know where you’re jetting off to!

I feel like 2017 has come and gone int he blink of an eye, and thats probably because I packed so much into it I didn’t even realise how fast it was going! From passing my A levels to getting my first job, heres 17 good things that happened to me in 2017…

  1. I visited London twice, once in February to see the building from ‘The Halcyon’ and once in November to see the building from ‘Kingsman’.

    2. I threw a hot tub party for my 18th birthday.

    3. I visited New York and had my first broadway show, my first time in a helicopter and my first time doing virtual reality.


4. I Visited San Fransisco and explored Alcatraz.

5. I visited LA and took a tour of Warner Brother’s Studios

6. I finished my America trip in Las Vegas and saw the famous sign.

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7. I took a short ferry break to Amsterdam with my family.

8. After literally years of never being fully satisfied with my blog and not having my own domain, I took the leap to self hosted and bought a GORGEOUS theme from pip dig. I’m so happy I invested time, effort and money wisely into my blog because it was SO satisfying seeing it finally come together ready for me to fill with posts.

9. I had the honour of having my tweet read out live on ‘This Morning’ by the national treasure that is Philip Schofield!!

10. After two years of not liking college and struggling with my subjects, I managed to pass all three of my A levels.

11. I explored more of the UK and visited Cambridge, The Farne Islands, Blackpool and took my first ever girls trip to Alton Towers with my oldest friends from school and had my first ever legal drink whilst I was there! I became more proud of my photos each visit and the ones from Blackpool Zoo have become my favourite photos to date.

12. I enjoyed a reeeeally chilled five days in Majorca.

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13. I got a Cineworld Unlimited card and went to see over 30 films with my best friend Lucy- my personal faves include ‘Kingsman The Golden Circle’, ‘Flatliners’ and ‘The Greatest Showman’- and discovered some TV shows I absolutely love including ‘The Good Place’, ‘Riverdale’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’.

14. After months of trying, 150+ applications, a walk around town handing my CV to anyone who’d take it and a horrific trial as a pot washer, I FINALLY got my first ever job at The Body Shop! It was the one I was reeeally hoping to get as I was a big fan of the brand myself so I was absolutely over the moon when I got a call to say I’d got the position!

15. I went to the theatre to see ‘The Addams Family Musical’, ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Elf The Musical’.

16. After discovering Muchelleb’s channel in early 2017, my whole year changed for the better and I took more time for self development and self care. I got more organised and minimal and rediscovered my love for pamper nights and baths.

17. I’ve never, ever seen any hobby through till the end, but this year I completed a film academy course at the British Film Institute despite considering not going back after the first day. I’m so proud of myself for going back week after week and pushing myself out of my comfort zone.

I’m so happy with everything I experienced and achieved in 2017 and with two trips already booked for January alone I have no doubt 2018 will be even better!

What was your best experience of 2017?

Megan x

Christmas is well and truly over and even though its no longer acceptable to eat cheese and advent calendar chocolate for breakfast, I still have a little bit of festive spirit in me, so I thought I’d pass it on and share with you some of the gifts I was lucky enough to receive this year.

I’d had my eye on this DotCreates blog planner during the run up to Christmas so I was very pleased to receive it from my parents. Although it does have week by week reviews, I’m more excited to use the blog post/youtube video planning pages since they’re multi purpose and have all the baby steps needed to produce a good post already printed in a checklist for you! blog planner outside (1 of 1)

After seeing this mug on countless blogger’s Instagrams, I couldn’t resist asking for it for Christmas. Although I do drink a LOT of tea this will mainly be used as a photo prop and will hopefully up my own Instagram game!little miss blogger mug (1 of 1).jpg

I always love receiving Soap and Glory products at Christmas and this year was no exception. Theres just something so satisfying of having a full co-ordinating set of products from the same range and this year I was lucky enough to receive two!soap and glory 2 (1 of 1)You’d think that after working at The Body Shop for two months I’d be sick of the sight of their products but I’ve been a loyal fan of their Vitamin E for a long time now and it never fails me. My grandparents always ask me to pick my own gifts, so I chose a set including cleanser, toner, day cream and night cream so I had a full skincare set to kick off my new year with.vitamin E (1 of 1)vitamin creams (1 of 1)

I featured the Girlboss Workbook in my Christmas Wishlist and even though my Mam had already told me she’d got me it months before Christmas, it still came as a surprise when I opened it. I didn’t want to rush it and not take in all its valuable information, so I waited till I had a good chunk of time and settled down to fill it out with a cup of tea. I actually only got half way through and I’ve already got so much practical advice from it like cover letter writing and job interview tips. I absolutely love how unique it is and I could definitely do with some more resources like it in my life! girlboss workbook (1 of 1).jpg

I’m so grateful for everything I received, I’d love to know the best present you were gifted this year in the comments!

Megan x