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Shopping spree! 

This afternoon I had a girly date with my mum and my sisters planed. First things first though. The morning routine of sorting Small Human out. It’s been so warm today we decided it would be a great idea to play in a sink full of cold water and bubbles! 


Obviously just Small Human in there as I don’t think I could get my bum up in the side! 

I recieved an exciting package in the post today. Not too exciting for everyone but definitely for me! 


Last week we bought an annual ticket to ZSL zoo. As Small Human is free up until 3 years old why not take advantage of the opportunity. We went last weekend just for a half day out and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! I’m looking forward to the next year and many trips to see the animals. The tickets also include London Zoo and as I’ve never been before we’ve decided to plan a trip up there. 


Man Child arrived home from work and I headed straight off to my mums for a shopping spree. And a spree it was! Bra shopping. Clothes shopping. Shoe shopping and of course Make-up! My make-up collection is constantly expanding but I can’t help a bargain. I managed to get all this below for only £22! Who could argue with that? 


I’m mostly excited for the 3 new Soap and Glory lip products! 😍

  • Sexy mother pucker – Love & O-Beige
  • Matte lip – Choccoberry
  • Lip Lacquer – Aubergenius 

We stopped off mid way through for a coffee and a chat. My mum ordered a slice of chocolate cake which she hated but still continued to eat it until she was half way through and decided it was unbearable to consume…strange lady! 


We met up with my twin and headed for dinner at Pizza Hut. I have to say they’ve really improved in there recently and the food was delicious. I ate far to much cheese and I’m sat on the sofa with a stomach ache watching crappy TV! It was great to spend some time with just my ladies although we were missing my little sister! It’s not easy to get us all in the same place at the same time. 

One more day of work tomorrow before the weekend where I’ll be travelling to wales for some R&R! 

Holly 😘

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A day of beauty! 

After my stressful rant yesterday I woke up this morning feeling completely refreshed. Small Human didn’t wake up until 9 and I was in such a deep sleep even when she did wake up I didn’t want to pull myself out of bed. 

We pottered around the house and around 11am she shouted at me “NU NIGHT” and pointed to the stairs. I said “it’s not bed time yet” and she replied with “YES” and threw herself on the floor in tears. I thought best to actually take her up to bed seeing as she was apparently so desperate for it! I’ve never known an almost 2 year old to actually tell you when they want to go for a nap! 


This meant time to sit infront of the TV and stick some slap on for work. I’ve got some serious brows going on but neither the time nor energy to get them sorted. 

Man Child arrived home from work and it was a quick hello and goodbye before I left myself. Treatments at work ensued and a meeting with our Make-up rep and I’m feeling pretty positive about the ranges new summer line.

 I saw 2 clients who came in a month ago to have our new gel extensions put on and neither of them even had a scratch on! They still looked perfect! 


I popped some new sets on and sent them on their way for another month! Hard work and education really pays off. Especially when you see a good result. Needless to say I’m feeling pretty chuffed 😌

My last client of that day was an Environ facial which meant a whole hour of peace and quiet. I always feel so sleepy after performing a facial or massage and it’s like a Therapy for myself in a way! 

I headed back home and cooked up some home made pasties that were made by my sister and Mum. They were damn good! All I need now is the recipe so I can make my own. 

Small Human is in bed and it’s time to relax with my Man Child. That is after we’ve cleared up the living room that now looks like a toy shop! 

Holly 😘

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The big bad bruise! 

I can’t believe how nice the weathers been the past couple of days! It’s like the temperature has rose by 20 degrees in only 2 weeks. I’m not complaining of course. 

This morning I woke up to see my wonderful bruise had managed to make its way out and it’s a beauty! 


What a beast. I still can’t sit down without wincing in pain but it’s actually feeling a lot better today in comparison to yesterday! Although as the day has gone on the bruising has gotten worse and worse! 


This morning my very best friend popped in for a cuppa and a catch up. Small Human was having a nap which meant we could chat without being interrupted! Makes a change. 

I headed over to my mums this afternoon and although I managed to drive there I’ve been left feeling a lot more sore. I’m noticing areas of aches that I didn’t notice yesterday and I honestly feel as though I’ve been hit by a bus. 

We had some dinner and gave Small Human an outside bath. 


After she ran around the garden butt naked like a loon it was best we got her inside, dressed and in the car to get home! Now she’s all tucked up in bed and finally asleep I’m catching an early night myself! 

Holly 😘

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Two days off! 

Yesterday I had a day off work as Man Child was heading to Nottingham for a stag do and I had nobody to watch over my Small Human! However after Friday’s crazy day at work I was grateful for the rest. Rest?… sorry I just snorted as I wrote that because I don’t think rest is in a parents vocabulary. 

I got up with Small Human and sorted out her ridiculous abundance of toys. They were taking over my home. I didn’t actually dispose of any I just rearranged them so they were in better order. I can finally walk around my home without fear of standing on a small plastic toy or being impaled by little wooden objects. I feel toys should come with a warning on them for parents. Like how they say “choking hazard, not suitiable for Small Humans” what they should say is “If you stand on one of these in the dead of night. You will cry. Like a little bitch”…just a thought. 

Man Child left for his night on the town and I spent the majority of the day getting things sorted. I’ve finally managed to catch up on all our holiday washing and before I knew it  the day had gone and it was already half 3. I packed myself and Small Human into the car and sped off to collect my younger sister for a girls night in! Once again my twin couldn’t make it as she was out at the theatre watching a show! Jealous!

The sun was shining but as it was getting late we took Small Human into the garden to run around before dinner and hopefully wear her out for bed. It worked. A mums secret guide to getting your child sleep better. Lots and lots of fresh air and craziness. Just run them ragged until they can’t physically stand anymore! 


We had a brilliant night and it was of course complimented by a children’s dinner. 


After dinner we played with Small Human who was running around laughing her head off. That was until she tripped over her own feet and face planted into a toy on the floor. It went straight into her eyeball! Lots of tears later and many cuddles she was ready to go to bed! I again reiterate my previous ‘warnings’ statement. This time it should read “may cause sudden blindness should your Small Human temporarily forget how to walk and fall onto this toy that was created by the devil”.

We caught up on Britains got talent, decided we wouldn’t bother watching Eurovision to save our ears the agony and spent hours watching stupid videos on YouTube. I did have an embarrassing moment when Jess turned over to Eurovision and said “Cyprus are smashing it”. To which I replied “I don’t even know who Cyprus is. Is that his name because that’s where he’s from?”. I didn’t realise it was actually the country and not a random music act named Cyprus. Pretty embarassing when you consider my stepdad is from there…face palm. 

At midnight we heard my front gate rattle and when I opened the door there was a dog standing there. (Of course it was standing. I mean it wasnt fucking flying now was it! Captain obvious over here.) It had a collar on but as I went out to see if it had a tag it ran away. We strategically placed some ham on the gate so we could listen out if it came back but it never did. I hope it has been reunited with its owners! 

We decided around half 1 in the morning it was probably time to get to bed. Although I struggled to fall asleep so I woke up this morning feeling pretty exhausted. Which wasn’t helped by Small Human wanting a bottle at 7am. Thankfully she went back to sleep and didn’t wake up until. What a miracle! 

My twin popped in for a cuppa and some lunch this afternoon and we put the world to rights as we usually do. It’s perfect getting together and letting off some steam.

It’s my Mothers very special 50th Birthday in 2 weeks time so we’ve been discussing gift ideas! After my twin left, Man Child arrived home feeling a bit sorry for himself. I sent him off for a nap to recover and we went outside to play in the garden. 

Small Human found a snail which led onto conversations about “are they born with their shells?” “Are snails just slugs in disguise?” And “Do slugs bite?”. The answers were Yes, no, yes. Perhaps stupid questions to ask but today I learnt that slugs do infact have teeth and yes they can bite. But they’re so microscopic you wouldn’t even notice. Fascinating. Maybe you don’t care. But do you know what? Now you know a totally interesting yet pointless fact too. You’re welcome. 

I took my younger sister home and Man Child and I have been relaxing on the sofa! A weekend well spent. 

I’ve got physio in the morning and I’ve felt so much better this week along with the dairy free diet so I’m hopeful for another good week and to get on top of these headaches! 

Holly 😘

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A busy busy day! 

Today passed me in the blink of an eye. Where did it even go! I rushed in to work early to cover for one of my therapists who has a poorly little boy and thankfully Man Child was off today. I had a fair few bits to sort out and so many treatments! Luckily I managed to get it done and crisis was averted! 

I think I roughly had a 15 minute lunch break. Which was not at lunch time it was actually at 4:30 so I was glad to see the back of today. However I had the most wonderful client in who is off to get married in Italy this weekend so that really helped! 

Somehow during my day of running around like a headless chicken I’ve managed to badly hurt my foot. It hurts every time I step on it and it’s pretty swollen… not good! 

I arrived home to Man Child cooking lamb and it did not dissapoint! 

I’m off for a shower and a relax infront of the tv with some much needed sweets. 


Holly 😘

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Help with the cleaning. 

I forgot my blog yesterday. Or more like I was too tired to actually write it by the time I got round to it. Nothing much to report on yesterday other than I went to work to get a facial and have my eyelashes done and it was lovely! 

Today I got up with Small Human and pottered around the house cleaning. She even helped me by hoovering up (or trying too) and then cried when I took it off her… 


Of course you can’t hoover without baby in one hand! 

I headed off to work. Did some lovely clients and painted some nail art on my nails! 


I just got home and had sausages for dinner and now I’m off to relax! 

I realise my blog today has been pretty boring but some days you don’t do a lot and today was that day! 

Holly 😘

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Caister-on-sea holiday day #4 & #5 

Last night whilst writing my blog I ran out of data on my phone and was unable to complete it! So here is our last 2 days at caister-on-sea. 

Day #4 

We woke up nice and early as we usually do and my stomach was feeling much healthier. We scoffed our breakfast, got ready and headed on down to pettitts farm. I have so many memories of this place when I was a child and it was great to go back with my Small Human and Man Child to make new ones! 


Small Human woke up with a cold and was looking pretty washed out. This didn’t stop her from enjoying herself though. She mostly enjoyed chasing the ducks around a field and laughing her head off.


It was bloody freezing but we made the most of it. 

We came across some crane machines and Hazel was delighted to see her favourite characters from Paw Patrol were inside. I was telling Man Child about how these things are rigged and you can only win one every certain amount of goes. I popped my pound in and with all my might (and the help of a small joy stick) I let the crane lower itself onto one of the toys and BAM! I won! 

She seemed delighted with her new pet toy that she sat down and tried to force feed the poor thing gravel. Well I guess the don’t call him Rubble for nothing! 

We fed the goats, grabbed some lunch, watched the worlds most awful clown show and saw the rest of the animals. With a very tired and very grumpy Small Human in Toe we called it a day and headed back to the house on wheels. 

We couldn’t decide whether to go to the evening entertainment or not and we settled for a walk on the beach.  


We had our wellies on and walked down to the sea thinking it would be a nice idea to let the water wash over our feet. That was until Small Human made a B line for the waves and ended up soaked. We spent 10 minutes running in and out of the sea until we were all completely drenched down to our undies. 


Legs and feet frozen we dashed back as fast as we could and warmed ourselves up in the shower. A bit of play time later, we sent Small Human off to bed and watched some crap TV with cheesy nachos before going to bed ourselves! 

Day #5 

Can you believe it’s been freezing cold,cloudy and rainy all week and then on the day of our departure bright sunshine? Typical! 

Check out was at 10 so we packed the car and dropped our keys off at reception before taking our last trip down to Great Yarmouth Beach. Just before this we heated up a bottle for Small Human and the microwave started smoking! There was a large burn mark on the inside. Thank goodness it wasn’t anything serious and it had happened before the next family had arrived because you just don’t know what would have happened if it had been on any longer! 

We visited the Merivale model village which again I have many memories of when I was younger. 


It was great going back again as an adult and seeing all the ‘rude models’ we don’t notice as children. I saw a man flashing a lady in his home, a woman streaking on a football pitch and a rugby players bare bottom! 


If only I had seen these things in real life! Now that would have been a treat! 

We walked across the board walk and ended the day with a subway! 


Small Human was completely warn out and slept most of the journey home which was a bonus! 

When we got home we unpacked the car and waited for the handy man to come and work out why we have a large stain on our kitchen ceiling. Turns out the sealant to the bath had come away and water was leaking through! It must not have been put in correctly as the interior of our home is just over 6 months old! The bath is now sealed (hopefully correctly this time) and the stain has been removed. We do now however have a large white paint patch and will have to wait a week for them to come back and paint it back to its original colour! 

It’s been a brilliant week and I’m straight back to work tomorrow so it’s time to relax and get an early night 

Thanks for reading 😘

Holly