My 1 year Blogiversary is here!

I can’t believe that it has been a whole year since I set up my blog and made my first post, this is insane! Not gonna lie, I sprinted for my laptop when I realised what day it was, but never the less here is my anniversary celebration post.

In the past year I have made 55 blog posts, this being my 56th. I know it isn’t as impressive as other people who have – by some sorcery ish – managed to blog everyday (I know my blog frequency is a mess, I swear I’ll try and blog more often), but this is huge to me. I cannot believe I’ve written that many on my page.

I went back and looked at my blog posts and it seems the most popular posts were…

By views – “GCSE Results”

By Likes – “Product Review” and “How to Keep a Clear Completion” with 12 likes

(BTW i will be doing a skincare blog again as my skincare routine is different now)

By Comments – “Leavers Assembly” with 13 comments, just beating “My Social Medias”

I am so thankful to everyone who has commented, liked, or even just read my posts. I honestly can’t praise enough how grateful I am to you guys. You could be spending your time doing anything else, you could be reading someone else’s blog who is way better at this than I am, but you decided to click on my posts and I can’t put int words how great that makes me feel.

I have learned so much from WordPress. I have learned not to judge people by first impressions as they aren’t always true and you have no idea what those people are going through. I’ve met some amazing people and made friends from doing this. I have become part of an amazing community.

Blogging makes me happy and I don’t know what I’d do without it.

Well, I guess that’s all I have to say for this post. I hope you’re having a great day, and I will see you next time.

Viola over and out xxx

 

 

 

Valentines Day

Hey guys! It’s your girl Viola, and it’s that time of the year again. The time of year when single guys and gals (me) hide away from the world where all the happy couples are enjoying themselves by going out, getting  gifts and having fun. Don’t get me wrong, i don’t hate relationships, but there is a difference between seeing couples who are in love, and getting relationships shoved down my throat. 

I for one don’t have an interest in the holiday, surprise surprise. Mainly because I’ve never had anyone to share it with, but it’s also because it’s never made sense to me.

It’s all about loving your significant other, but shouldn’t  you love them everyday? Not just one day a year. All it does is make single feel as small and insignificant as humaly possible. 

But I’m not letting the day go to waste. I’m going to watch all my favourite movies and have a good time. I’m perfectly happy being single, and if couples are going to be treating themselves, then I’m going to as well. 

Besides, everyone knows that the real Valentines Day is 15th February when all the chocolate is on sale. 

Viola over and out xxx

An Update

Hey guys! I’s your girl Viola, and today’s post is just an update of whats been going on the past month.

My New Years Resolution isn’t going too well at the moment. I keep telling myself to eat healthier then I crack and go back to my old ways. I ended up buying a cupcake with lots of icing at the coffee shop today and I felt guilty when I finished it, but I am not giving up. It’s going to be a struggle, but I am going to try eating healthier and getting more exercise. On Wednesday, I don’t start college until 11:15 so I’m going to get up and go for a really long walk for a couple hours which will do e some good, and I’m going to really try and resist the sugary and fatty treats that stare at me all the time. I’m starting to drink at least a litre of water everyday which is good aswell.

My college course is going great. I’m making poached pears with custard and omelettes tomorrow in our little bistro which is cool, and the theory work isn’t a total bore. I was laughing so much this morning with my classmates that I started crying which screwed up my makeup.

Some idiot pressed the fire alarm last Thursday which set everything into caos, so that was fun.

And that’s pretty much it, thanks for reading!

Viola over and out xxx

New Year, New Me (a cliche but okay)

Hey guys, it’s your girl Viola, and I have a deep and meaningful post today, so shit’s about to get serious.

I have a long list of imperfections and things about me that get me down, because I’m human. We all have that something that we dislike about ourselves and want to change, whether it be your appearance, your emotions, or anything to be honest. If you are curious, here are mine. I’m sorry if I ramble on or bum you out but hear they are.

  1. MY NOSE a very common imperfection, I don’t always care about it but sometimes I look in the mirror and notice how wide and fat it is, and it’s quite short and stuck up in a way and then I feel like a freak.
  2. MY FOREHEAD – My forehead is very square and quite large, and I have a fringe to cover it up, but I’m bored with my hairstyle. I want a side fringe, well actually I would prefer no fringe at all, but because of my fat oddly shaped forehead I look weird without a fringe and I don’t feel confident enough to change my hairstyle.
  3. MY STOMACH – I am slightly over weight (I’m not exaggerating, I’ve checked) because I binge eat, a LOT and my stomach has most of the excess fat. I cannot wear crop-tops or low waist jeans because my fat stomach will spill out and look stupid, so I always wear long t-shirts, high jeans and a baggy shirt over my swimwear. I would like to have a flatter chest.
  4. MY BOOBS – I have huge boobs…and I’m not happy with them. I’m a 36E and I have been bullied constantly over them. I had a flat chest in year 7 and in year 8 I was happy with their size, because they were small and no problem whatsoever. However, they started to get a little too big and people started to notice. Boys would flirt and not in a good way, more like harass. Girls would call me a slag in the corridors. Rumours spread around hat I shoved tissues in my bra and I wore a push-up water bra. I used to be a good runner but I stopped because every time I ran they moved too much. I stopped enjoying PE class. I would hear the other girls betting on what my bra size was. One person even asked one of my dance friends to ask me where I got my boob job from. It was hell on earth. Many times I thought about having a breast reduction operation, but I would hate to have the hideous scars.
  5. HAVING NEVER BEEN IN A RELATIONSHIP – I’m 16, I’ve never had a boyfriend, I’ve never been kissed, every guy I’ve liked has never asked me out, every guy that has liked me (which has only been a couple) I’ve been utterly not interested in. This is an imperfection because I’ve had countless emotional breakdowns because of this fact about me. I’m don’t need a relationship to define me or anything like that, I’m happy being single a lot of the time, but it just makes me feel really lonely sometimes because it makes me feel like an un-datable freak, and I’m terrified of being alone. I had a couple of small “interests” in some people but my biggest crush was when I was 13. All my other crushes was people I barely talked to, but this guy was actually my friend. I liked him for 3 years, I’ll even say as far as loved him to be honest. Most of my other friends knew. The only one of my friends who didn’t know was my now ex-friend who was a bitch, and went on to date him a year after I stared to have feelings for him (they’re not together now). But the thing is, he liked ME the same time I liked him, but for a reason which I still don’t know, just when we were so close to being together he stopped liking me and dated her instead. We don’t talk anymore but I still see him in the corridors in college which kills me every time it happens, cos there’s that awkwardness when we look at each other because of the history that’s there. Plus the fact that I still have feelings for him.

The reason I’m talking about my imperfections is because I want this year to be great, and for it to be great, I’m going to take this list and throw it in the fire. This year is going to be a fresh new me where I don’t give a flying crap about my imperfections. If I want a side fringe, I’ll get a side fringe. If I want to wear a bikini, I’ll wear it with pride. If I want to take some risks, I’ll take them. If I have big boobs, so what? And screw that bastard who broke my heart, I don’t need him, I don’t need any relationship. I’m single, and I’m proud!!!

(drops microphone)

Viola over and out xxx

What I got for Christmas

Hey guys! It’s your girl Viola, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Gosh I haven’t blogged since last year!!!! 2016 has been fun, but time to move on to a brand new year of 2017.

Unfortunately,  it being new year, this means that Christmas is indeed over for yet another year, so sad.

However, today I’m going to share with you guys what I got this year. I was going to do a video with commentary but I can’t as I have lost my voice due to a very bad throat. 

Also,  I just wanna say that I am not bragging or trying to offend anyone. I love seeing what other people got for Christmas so I just thought you guys would like to know what I got. 

Now, my friends and family have rather spoiled me this year and I can’t thank them enough. 

The first thing I got was this fluffy black throw for my bed which is so unbelievably cosy. I just love wrapping myself in it in a little cocoon. 

… and to go with it I got this new duvet with a New York print on it, and two new cushions. 

Clothes wise I was short on Christmasy clothes as I only had one t-shirt and one jumper,  so my parents got me a few things from Primark which is where I get most of my clothes. 

They got me these items which I think are just perfect. 

I’ve also got all this stuff. 

I’ve got these products. 

I’ve got these books,  CDs and DVDs. 

My nan spoiled me with these beautiful earrings. 

I’ve finally got these brushes which I have wanted FOREVER. 

And I have all this chocolate!!!!!!!! 

Well that’s all for now guys,  I hope you all had a great Christmas and I will see you all later this new year. 

Viola over and out xxx

Blogmas 7: CHRISTMAS DAY!!!!!!!!

Hey guys! It’s your girl Viola and a very Merry Christmas to all of you fabulous people!

I am writing this post the day before as I will be far to busy on Christmas Day, and I hope to God that this is scheduled correctly. I’ll be checking WordPress Christmas Day evening to make sure it has but I’m positive that it’ll be fine.

Anyhoo, I hope you all have had an amazing day, and I hope you received great gifts from your friends and family. I will probably write a post sometime after Christmas all about my Christmas Day and what I got, so look forward to that.

I would like to share with you my favourite quotes from some Christmas movies that I think are very good.

“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more.” – JIM CAREY, THE GRINCH

“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” – TOM HANKS, POLAR EXPRESS

“Blast this Christmas music! It’s joyful and triumphant.” JIM CAREY, THE GRINCH

“I just like to smile. Smiling’s my favourite.” BUDDY, ELF

“One thing about trains: it doesn’t matter where they’re going, what matters is deciding to get on” TOM HANKS, POLAR EXPRESS

Merry Christmas everyone!

Viola over and out xxx

Blogmas 6: My Christmas Eve

Hey guys! It’s your girl Viola, and it is Christmas Eve!!!!!!!!! And, this is my 50th post on my page!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy!!!!!

It doesn’t feel like Christmas Eve to me though, I don’t feel like it’ll be Christmas Day in less than 24 hours time, but I’m still excited!

I’m sure everyone has their own Christmas Eve traditions, whether it be a movie night, Christmas Carolling, playing board games or anything, so I am going to share with you, my Christmas Eve traditions.

I always have a lie in on the 24th because I’m usually up at 8am the next day, and when i DO get up I always have a big mug of hot chocolate with extra cream and extra marshmallows. However, I’ve just got a new coffee maker installed which has a milk foamer mixer thing, so now I can have warm foamy milk in my hot chocolate which is even better. I don’t have the same breakfast every year, I just have whatever I’m in the mood fro, but I always have a mince pie after my breakfast because they are so good, and I follow my breakfast by taking my dog for a long walk in the cold winter air.

Just after lunchtime, me and my dad go and visit my Nan who lives in a village not far from my town. She always makes a trifle and her delicious secret recipe stuffing for us to take home and have for our Christmas Dinner. She has told me the recipe, but I don’t think I’ll be able to make it as well as she does.

Before tea time I always have a shower. I used to have a bath with a large bath bomb but our bathtub was thrown out years ago, so now I just use my favourite shampoos and soaps.

For tea my mum and dad watch a movie in the dining room and me and my sister watch a movie out in the conservatory. We always watch the same movie every year on the 24th, the Polar Express. It’s my most favourite Christmas movie ever of all time. Our traditional Christmas Eve dinner is Roasted pull-of-the-bone Duck with those very thin, savoury Chinese pancakes and cucumbers and spring onions. We don’t always have dessert but we do have a starter of King Prawns with a dipping sauce, Spring Rolls and Salmon canapes. A very fishy starter.

When I was little I used to go to bed really early because I wanted the night to fly by and for it to be Christmas morning as soon as possible. Now I go to bed only a little earlier than usual but only because I don’t get a lie in the next morning, but I have a second hot chocolate first and a browse on YouTube.

Well guys, that is my Christmas Eve traditions, I hope you enjoyed and I will see you all tomorrow.

Viola over and out xxx

Blogmas 5: A Special Guest Post

Hey guys! it’s your girl Viola and I have a special collab post today from the fabulous miss Annoymousblog101. Enjoy!

Hey everyone, I’m A (aka Annoymousblog101) and Viola has blackmailed me into writing a blog post for her Blogmas 😀 Joking..ish.

Anyway, I had a long hard think about what to write and after 5 seconds I decided to do something fashion related because… why not.

Lets start off with onsies, before you try to argue with me that onsies arent fashion… yes they are don’t you see all the peoples on vogue with onsies on… Oh you havent? Neither have I but it exists!
Christmas onsies are the best with some Christmas wooly socks.
Onsies are for Pjamas on Christmas eve and 2 weeks after. No shame.

Okay, how about Christmas day when you are going out or something. Depends your style really… I cant tell you what to wear, just wear some skinny jeans and a checkered flowy top. I dont know… you’re asking a girl that stays in pj’s all the time I would go to college in pj’s if I was allowed.
I would be surprised if Viola actually posted this on her blog because she is very particular about her blog posts, she reads her blogs through once shes wrote them… I dont do that, like ever!
Should I be doing that?! Naa, I have somehow gained nearly 200 follows by writing poorly.. I cant figure that one out either.

Oh yeah, fashion. Wear what you want, eat what you want.. I sure am. I’ll be dancing to Jingle my bloody bells while eating a whole tin of celebrations.. If thats not relatable I’m not sure what is.
I’m not sure if I’m hyper right now, in my mind anyway. Am I like this on my blog. I’ve only been doing Christmasy posts on my blog and it’s driving me insane. I love Christmas and all but not 24 posts of it, every.single.day. Buuttt, im not quiting. Ive done too many days to give up now.
This post is just me being stupid, jokey and ranting. That sums up me.

Lets end this before I start offending people.. Ive got ‘Single Ladies’ by beyonce stuck in my head. Alll the single ladies (all the single ladies) All the single ladies (all the single ladies) all the single ladies… Now put your hands up… Hahaha thats an amazing song.

Anyway, I’ll end this now.
If your new, follow Viola’s blog. She’s a great blogger and puts a lot of effort into her posts.

I’ll see you sometime next year…Byeee

Anonymous blogger signing out xxx

Blogmas 4: My Embarrassing Xmas Story part 2

Welcome to My Embarrassing Christmas Story part 2! Do you want to know what happened? First lets just have a brief recap of what I’ve told you so far.

It was Christmas Day and all my family and me were eating Christmas Dinner and I had to sit on my wheelie office desk from upstairs as there weren’t enough chairs. However the wheels had no grip and so my chair kept sliding all over the place on the smooth laminate flooring. Here’s what happened next.

I was happily eating my dinner trying to keep the chair still when I dropped a carrot on the floor, how it missed my big fat gob I will never know. Usually, if it’s not a food that’s harmful to a dog, I will just let my dog eat it. She comes running when she hears food hit the floor, but this time I couldn’t see her in site at all. I just assumed she was taking a nap in the living room so I pushed my chair back to pick it up.

However, forgetting that my chair had wheels, I pushed a little too aggressively, the chair went flying backwards. Then it collided with my dog who as it turns out was stood right behind me (don’t worry, no dog was harmed in the occurrence of this story), and my chair toppled over and i fell flat on my face on the floor. And to make matters worse, when my chair started to topple over, in quick panic mode i grabbed the table to try and stay up, pulled the cloth, and a gravy boat toppled over.

In conclusion I spent the rest of the meal covered from head to toe in hot gravy while my family kept making jokes and puns. I was able to laugh it off by the time the following Christmas came around.

Well that’s my embarrassing little Christmas story out in the open.

That’s all for now guys.

Viola over and out xxx

Blogmas 3: A Perfect Xmas Breakfast

Hey guys! It’s you girl Viola, and I have noticed something.

You hear a lot about Christmas dinner and people are coming up with many tips and tricks on how to make it so darn perfect. But what about what you eat in the morning? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s Christmas so people like to treat themselves with something better for the occasion than just a bit of toast or a banana.

Last year I melted a couple of Terry’s Chocolate Orange pieces and I drizzled it on a fresh croissant, and it was freaking delicious. So today guys, I have a few ideas for a lovely Christmas breakfast.

French Toast

French toast is so unbelievably easy and simple to do, trust me. What you do is you crack to eggs in a jug and you whisk it with a fork. Then you pure the egg on a tray or a plate that is deep enough so the egg won’t overflow everywhere. Then you take a regular slice of bread (I use Hovis mostly) and you lay it in the egg and move it around a little. Then you turn it over and soak the other side. Then you fry it in a frying pan on both sides till it’s golden brown. To garnish you sprinkle a little cinnamon powder and some brown sugar but I don’t always do that. This dish is really delicious.

Pancakes with Golden Syrup and Strips of Bacon

I  absolutely love pancakes, the american or the french kind. Golden syrup goes so perfectly with them and who can go wrong with a couple strips of bacon. It’s an odd sounding combination but it’s really good.

Toasted Crumpets with Nutella

I love Nutella, who doesn’t? With it melted into crumpets is even better, and it’s super simple to do if you don’t want to mess around too much.

This year I’m going to have Belgian Waffles with Forest Fruits. I can’t live without waffles.

Well, that’s all for now guys!

Viola over and out xxx