Tuesday, 14 July 2020

None Of It Is Real

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Do you ever promise yourself that you'll spend less time on social media? Thinking that scrolling through endless pictures of perfect people on Instagram doesn't do much for your self esteem? 

Same.

I often look at the beautiful pictures of flawless girls and women, standing confidently in perfect outfits and wonder why I don't look like that but then I was posing myself one day, trying to get that perfect shot that says "I'm definitely not holding my stomach in for dear life" and "Aren't I fabulous today" and that's when it hit me:

None Of It Is Real.

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Dressing up for a night out was always something I loved, clearly there haven't been many opportunities for nights out lately due to a certain virus that shall not be named but as I've mentioned in a previous post, I dress up for date nights at home, we have around one date night a month and I miss the action of getting ready, doing my hair and putting makeup on but, as I made the above picture my new profile photograph on Instagram and Twitter I'd just like to reiterate that this isn't how I look all of the time and also.... I was holding in my stomach like crazy!


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                Short Shorts from Primark.

I absolutely LOVE these photos, it was a boiling hot day and I was taking the dogs and kids on a walk through the countryside, I didn't want to be weighed down by loads of fabric and so I decided to whip out my legs for some sunshine. But here's where it isn't real, I would be way too self conscious to go around dressed like this with my legs out on display if I thought there was even a small chance that we would see another person, I knew we wouldn't be seeing anyone and so I embraced the seclusion but to simply see these pictures on social media, you would assume that I have confidence for miles and I was happy for the world to see me in all my glory.

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The reality of it all is usually me in a floaty dress or some loungewear, hair in a top knot, sitting reading a book somewhere, books are absolute life to me and I love some good, comfy attire to relax in.



But in reality I don't normally wear makeup for reading in the garden.

Social media can be so much fun but do remember that what you see on the screen isn't the reality in most cases, sure we all have great days where we are looking good, feeling good and taking pictures but that definitely isn't everyday.

Till next time,

Rosy xx





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Saturday, 4 July 2020

My Perfect Sister by Penny Batchelor


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Hi Everyone,

I hope you're all doing well and getting at least a little bit of sun (unfortunately it has rained here for a week now!) 

I don't know about you, but for me the arrival of summer means one thing, extra reading time!

I tend to get in more reading during the day when the weather is nice because the children play in the garden and I get to sit out and get stuck into another world between the pages.



Lately I've been reading My Perfect Sister by Penny Batchelor - a new release with an interesting premise,

Anna is a very young child when her older sister, Gemma,  mysteriously disappears without trace. The family life Anna knew is suddenly changed forever and she feels as if she now lives in a strange limbo where everything is shadowed by the memory of her sister.
Resentment only grows inside Anna over the years as she feels neglected, unloved and unable to compete with a perfect person who is no longer there and thus, she leaves home as soon as she is legally able to pursue a life outside of being the tragic sister of a missing child.
Life doesn't run smoothly for Anna as she bounces from jobs and relationships, never fully feeling like she belongs but eventually, duty calls and Anna finds herself reluctantly returning home to nurse her mother who is suffering from cancer.
Relationships aren't improved when Anna discovers that her sister's room still stands in a shrine like state but her own childhood room has been used as overspill for her mother's life. 
Anna realises that she needs to find out what happened to Gemma in order to be able to continue with her own life.

This was a relatively quick read for me and was an impressive debut novel, I absolutely love a family drama especially those that focus on fractured parent/child relationships. Thank you to Red Door Books for sending me this engaging read and I can't wait to see what else this author delivers.

Have you read any good books recently?

Till next time,

Rosy x 
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Monday, 22 June 2020

Relaxing From Home

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Hello Everyone,

Staying at home has been the norm for the majority of us for these past few weeks and although I do enjoy getting out for walks, I’ve started to really embrace being home and enjoying a more simple life.

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When at home, the cat follows me everywhere!

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One thing I quickly realised at the beginning of social distancing and staying at home was that I didn't own any lounge wear! I had always had my day clothes and pajamas and that was it, there was no in between but lately that has all changed.

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A face mask is something I've come to yearn for, I pick an evening when my other half is away at work, the children are in bed and the dogs are chewing on a bone to take time out to pamper myself. I've talked several times about my love for my PMD products in the past and I'm still sticking by my original thoughts, I love their range, My PMD Clean is one of the few things I always make sure I have to hand. Lately I've been using the PMD anti-ageing, collagen infused sheet masks that I was very kindly gifted, they work beautifully as a weekly treatment to smooth and plump skin and can be used solo but are especially designed to work alongside the PMD clean systems. My face always feels baby soft after using one of these masks and when I wake up in the morning, you'd easily be fooled into thinking that I've had my full night sleep!

I've been really vocal about the importance of self-care on this blog, even down to the HUGE HIATUS I took from blogging last year to focus on my personal well being.

Being at home with everyone can be stressful, little things can get on top of you and there's little escape when everyone else is also feeling the same way, that is why relaxation is something that has been extremely important to me.

One of my ways of zoning out has been to stick on a good podcast. My favourite listen has to be the Mile Higher Podcast which focuses on true crime, conspiracy theories and some niche but interesting extra topics, I've listened to it since the very first episode and I look forward to the new episode every week.

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If you know anything about me you'll know that reading is a huge passion of mine. I spend more time reading each week than I do on any other hobby. I have a whole YouTube channel dedicated to all things bookish. so it goes without saying that I spend my life with my head in a book.

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Writing is something I've done for years but I've been taking it more seriously lately, I find that wearing something comfy, getting a nice cup of tea and sitting at my laptop has been very soothing for me and I love letting my creativity loose, who knows, one day I might have my own novel out!

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How do you spend your downtime?

Till Next Time

Rosy xx
 
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Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Should We Be Talking To Children About Race, Gender and Sexuality?



Hi Everyone,

Today I'm sharing a little something different, a discussion about if we should be talking to children about race, racism, gender and sexuality.

It's something I've seen various debates about online so I've put forward my thoughts on the matter.


Let me know your thoughts and feelings below.

Till next time,

Rosy xx

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