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Wedding prep! 

It’s a hot and sticky night. Small Human is still awake and I can’t open her bedroom window because it opens from the bottom and it’s so low down I just imagine her climbing out of her cot and falling out of it! If I knew it was going to be this warm tonight I would have gotten her a fan! 

This morning I got up bright and early and took a trip to our local shop to get Small Human some milk. It was roasting! Not only that but she wanted to bring her baby and buggy along with her. After 2 minutes she got bored and I ended up carrying the damn thing the whole way their and back. 

What should have been a 5 minute walk took us almost an hour and she was far more interested in everything in sight to actually walk there at a decent speed. She did however run like a mad woman away from something on the ground screaming and crying. Turns out it was a snail… 

I went to work this afternoon still feeling completely broken from tuesdays fall. I’m attending a wedding this weekend and my plan was to wear some clear tights. I’m now wearing black ones to hide the damage and if it’s going to be as hot as it was today then I’m going to suffer. I’ll probably get fed up after a few drinks and whip them off. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to it and letting loose! 

It’s wedding season and I created a beautiful pair of lashes for a client at work today whose attending her daughters wedding next week. 

Makes such a difference! My next client called to cancel as she was unwell which meant I could get my nails done to match my dress ready for saturdays big event! 

I arrived home to the most delicious chicken salad cooked by Man Child and Small Human was already in bed. Although it’s now 11pm and she’s still awake. 

I’ve slapped some hair dye on my head and that’s the last of the preparations for the weekend ahead! 

Holly 😘

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A small human fish. 

A 2 for 1 post anyone? Well mkaaaaaaaay! 


Slap your makeup on for no good reason because it’s Friday and why the hell not. Also I was still in my pjs but can you tell? Yes. Because I just told you. Small Human was having a long nap which means usual boredom ensued for me. After she finally crawled out of her pit we made some lunch. She only ate her crisps or ‘pissies’ as she calls them. (Need to nip that one in the bud). She had 2 whole packets of pissies and threw herself on the floor in a fit of rage when I told her she wasn’t allowed a 3rd pack. The only way I could cheer her up was by letting her be a ‘fishy’ on snapchat. 

I jumped in the car and headed off to pick my younger sister up from Uni as we had a very special date with Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2. It was great and I laughed from beginning to end. It even had my not so secret crush in it. Yondu. Don’t ask me why but I find him weirdly sexy. If anyone knows of a blue man who controls an arrow through a fin on his head then let me know. 

I got back from the cinema pretty late and ended up going straight to bed! 


Up bright and early to head into work for a day filled with clients. 

I arrived home to see my father had popped in to show off his swanky new Porsche 911 Carrera. What a beauty! 

I went to the kitchen to grab a drink and had a fright when I saw a black cat staring straight at me. Taking a dump. In my garden. Yuck! 

We cooked up some grub, put Small Human to bed and talked weddings 👰🏻 super exciting stuff! 

Man Child has been practicing his best mans speech for the wedding of the year which is in oynly one weeks time! Can’t wait to get there and have a day of celebration for 2 lovely people! 

I’m off too snooze and I have a bike ride planned tomorrow on my new bike purchased for me by Man Child! 

Holly 😘

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A poorly Small Human 

I’ve got a poorly Small Human and a poorly me too. Although I don’t actually feel unwell I just can’t breathe through my nostrils. Small Human however has a bad cold and was very upset when she woke up this morning. 

After getting back from Holiday yesterday I already jumped straight back into the swing of things and headed into work. It’s been a very busy day with lots of the usual lovely clients and nothing much more to report! 

Small Human seemed much happier when I returned despite her snot covered face that I was constantly trying to wipe. 

She’s in bed snoring her head off and we are hoping she will feel better in the morning! 

Myself and Man Child just watched tonight’s episode of Britains Got Talent and it was incredibly boring. Out of all the acts shown only 1 didn’t make it through. They just put a ton of shit acts through as they usually do. Yet I can’t help but watch it! 

I’m off for an early night 😘


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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 😘


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Caister-on-Sea holiday day #3 

Well this morning I woke up with a terrible stomach. Multiple times in the night I woke up with awful stomach pains and severe heart burn. Needless to say this morning I spent most of my time in the bathroom. I ended up going back to sleep for a bit whilst Man Child catered to Small Human and I felt a bit better when I woke up. I dont know why these things happen to me all the time. Anyway it completely ruined our plans for today so we decided we would take a walk down the beach instead. 

Small Human loves the sea and given the chance I’m sure she would run straight into it. 

We walked down to the pool and went for a swim. It’s almost a year since we last came here and I got an adorable before and after pic of Hazel! 

I can’t believe how much she’s changed in a year! 

After a couple of hours of swimming and one big tantrum later we decided to head back to the caravan for the evening. 

We’re relaxing tonight rather than going to see the evenings entertainment. I’ve got my fingers tightly crossed that I feel much better tomorrow as we have planned a trip to Petitts farm! 

See you tomorrow 😘


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Do you ever have those days where you just wish you hadn’t gotten out of bed and it feels like the whole world is against you? 

Today was that day. So my solution to today being a complete write off is to end it early and go to bed. 

Tomorrow I head of to Great Yarmouth for 5 days and the break from life honestly can’t come soon enough. 

My posts will be sparse next week but full of exciting and fun things! 

Holly 😘

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All about the nails! 

Yesterday I wrote my blog and actually forgot to post it. That’s what you get for constructing one at 10 to midnight! So today will again be another 2 posts in 1! 

Yesterday morning myself and Small Human played for most of the morning before she went for a really long nap! This gave me the opportunity to not only do my makeup but also my hair. It makes a change from the usual bun head that I am sporting today. 

Man child got home from work and I headed into the salon. I don’t usually take bookings for a Friday but I had a couple of people I wanted to squeeze in before my holiday next week. I am in high demand these days! 

I actually had time in between to do my own nails. En Vouge gel extensions with Shellac colour, flower water decals and Magpie Beauty chrome powder. One of my clients in the week had this colour and I knew straight after I had her that it would be what I would have next. 

I got home fairly late as I usually do on a Friday and Man Child had dinner waiting for me. We caught up with 13 reasons why and only had one episode left which we watched today. It is a programme that pulls at my heart strings and one with a very powerful meaning. 

Onto today. 

Small Human and Man Child were fast asleep when I got up to get ready for work. But this was short lived when she woke up just as I sat down to put my slap on. At least I managed a shower in peace. She sits on my lap usually whilst I’m applying my makeup and she even knows how to use a beauty blender 😂 what have I started! 

I got into work nice and early to prepare for the day and as both my therapists were off it was very quiet in the salon. Don’t get me wrong I was fully booked but I felt that it lacked the usual atmosphere and craziness of a Saturday. 

Nail art is becoming increasing popular again now the weather is getting warmer. Above is Shellac polish with Magpie Beauty chrome powder and butterfly water decals. I could honestly sit and paint nails for hours! 

Homeward bound around 4 for the usual afternoon of mucking around with Small Human, cooking dinner and bathing her for bed. 

She did get sent to the naughty step twice this evening. Once for trying to carry the kitchen bin around. When I told her it needed to stay in the kitchen she screamed and pushed it over. The second time was from throwing her food on the floor at dinner time which she knows she isn’t allowed to do. I took her for a bath which was again a disaster. The second I put her in she screams the house down and I can see and feel the fear in her. It’s devastating! Drama over and she is fast asleep cuddling Gwenguin. 

We just watched the last episode of 13 reasons why and I have to admit it was a difficult one to watch. It did make me cry…a lot! But it’s a brilliant programme and I urge anyone who hasn’t seen it yet to give it a chance! 

We’re sat playing The Binding of Issac and it’s only 2 more sleeps till our holiday!! 

Holly 😘