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Guess Who’s Back!

So…blogmas didn’t really happen for me, did
it? I found posting two posts in one week actually took away from my posts and
then I planned to post weekly as I usually do but then I just gave up all
together for a little bit. Starting a blog was a little overwhelming and time consuming and I wasn’t sure how to fit it all in, so I decided to take a break.
Christmas time got super busy and went so fast and I felt like I had
no time to blog anymore. I also started to find it a bit frustrating trying to
grow my blog and didn’t feel like I was getting very far with it. Companies
only want to work with blogs that have high DA’s and blogs that get lots of
views. I didn’t do too badly and in my first month had about 3000 views but
being ignored all the time was a little frustrating. It’s not that I want free
things or to be paid, it’s just that I want to work with people so that I have
something to write about and get excited about and I like to think that when I write about something
I show a lot of passion.
Anyhow, as it goes I just randomly decided to
check my nonexistent DA just to double-check that it was still nonexistent, you
know, just in case. And it turned out it wasn’t nonexistent anymore and I think
seeing that was the push I needed to get back on here. I am pretty excited to say that hard work and
commenting on other people’s blogs and showing lots of love actually pays off!
so here’s what I’ve been getting up to in the past month whilst I’ve been away from my blog.
I visited Winchester
Christmas market

I can’t say it’s something I’d do again, at least not on a Saturday. We went just a few weeks before Christmas and I’m
not over exaggerating when I say that we couldn’t move anywhere. It was almost
impossible to see anything, the whole of Winchester was packed and it took five minutes to take a few steps. I bought a few things still, as always. I bought a
super soft snood, toasted marshmallows, bomb cosmetics bath bombs, the best scented candle ever, a sponge
soap and I tried some gin which was disgusting!


I went to Cardiff!
It was only for a night
but of course I was still excited. Southampton didn’t do turkey sandwiches on
their Christmas market so I was thrilled to find that Cardiff did. I also tried
some toffee flavoured vodka which nearly convinced me to buy it, it was so good. I
bought some brownies too. Actually I was having a pretty food-based day because
I then went in the shopping center and watched somebody make me some ice cream.
I visited my favourite bath product shop, Miss Patisserie. Maybe I’ll do a post
about them sometime.
I had a really nice
Christmas break

I went back to Wales to visit family, it was very relaxed but it’s always
nice to spend Christmas Eve on the beach. Unfortunately the rest of the time it
was pretty rainy, but what can you expect when you’re in Wales. It hailed/snowed a bit too, which was the first sight of snow I’d seen this year (not a bad thing as I hate it).
Whilst I was there I also had my hair cut a lot shorter and got my blonde highlights back. I hate having my photo taken, so excuse the awful photo.
I over-indulged in the January sales.
I can’t even remember everything but I bought marshmallows from the naked marshmallow company, bath bombs from an independent company, candles from bomb cosmetics (they’re so good I’m really impressed), wax melts from somewhere else, a box of candles, I don’t even remember what else. Maybe I’ll review some of it.
I had a nice new years’s
I spent it with my boyfriend and it was very romantic. I mentioned I had another writing platform which I think I said I’d grown out of, but I went back there and it turns out I haven’t grown out of it at all. I basically write with many other people who are all realty lovely, so I spend a lot of my free time doing that.
I made an
Instagram – misviclb
I’d love for you to go and give it a follow and I’ll follow you back! 
I had the flu jab yesterday despite hearing awful things about it, so I’ll let you know if I get any symptoms. So far I can only report a slightly sore arm! I was told there wouldn’t be any other symptoms so let’s see…
I think that’s about all I have to say so let me know what you got up to over Christmas and hopefully I’ll be back with another blog soon!
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  • Reply Five Little Doves

    Ahh its great to see you back! It sounds like you had a great Christmas, sometimes a break is just what we need to come back raring to go!

    Jan 14, 2018 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Grant R

    I didn't even know about Blogmas until just before Christmas and I had to laugh. I did about two posts, like you, in December. My life was just too full with other stuff. Maybe next Christmas I'll be organised enough 🙂

    Jan 14, 2018 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Our Fairytale Adventure

    Starting a blog can be really daunting and it is an extremely steep learning curve in those early months. I think it is important to keep putting out content you like creating and to not focus too much on statistics and numbers. Good luck for 2018.

    Jan 14, 2018 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply Mollie Westhead

    Loved this post, those bath bombs look so cute! Also, your photos look amazing! X

    Jan 14, 2018 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply Melanie Fraser

    Aww glad you have decided to come back to blogging 😃 looks like you had a fantastic break from it though and I am completely in love with those Christmas bath bombs- I am a bit of a bath bomb fan! Great post ❤️

    Melanie |

    Jan 14, 2018 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Lucy Dorrington

    I had the same with my blog over Christmas, it all got so overwhelming and busy, I just gave up for a bit. It was great! I feel so much more enthusiastic about it now, after my impromptu holiday, I might do it again this Christmas! That looks like a great Christmas market.

    Jan 14, 2018 at 11:00 pm
  • Reply Katy S

    I never get any symptoms from the flu jab. They don't inject you with live flu, despite what people seem to think. Hope it protects you this Winter!

    Jan 15, 2018 at 12:40 am
  • Reply Wandermust Family

    I think the most important think at the start of blogging is to ignore number and just concentrate on content!

    Looks like you had a lovely break in Cardiff

    Jan 15, 2018 at 1:27 am
  • Reply The AnnieChanie Blog

    It's great that you've found that passion again! I could definitely relate to what you were saying about not really feeling motivated over Christmas. It's such a busy and stressful time of year! Sounds like you had a nice break though! Great post! 🙂

    Jan 15, 2018 at 8:02 am
  • Reply AMummyToo

    I'm really glad you've got some motivation back. Looks like you had a really busy break – I always find that helps fill me up with new ideas.

    Jan 15, 2018 at 11:50 pm
  • Reply Kara Guppy

    Cardiff is a beautiful city isn't it. I really wanted to do Winchester Christmas market but never got there. Such a shame you found it too busy

    Jan 16, 2018 at 12:52 pm
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