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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 blog is back! 

I’m not going to lie the past couple of months have been stressful. That’s the reason I haven’t been blogging much. So much has happened. Mostly things I don’t feel like going into too much detail but you know what it’s like when you just have week after week of stress

I’m just hoping that things will improve because if they don’t I feel like a mental break down may be on the way. I’m trying to juggle so many things in my life and I’m struggling to find a happy balance between work, friends, family and running around after everyone. Especially work. I just wish I could be there more often than I am and you don’t hear too many people saying that!  Thank god I’m going to see my family in wales on the weekend because I’m desperate for a break. 

Don’t get me wrong some great things have also happened over the last couple of months such as getting a new car, purchasing an annual ticket to the zoo, watching some friends get married and much more. But the small things are adding up and I feel like it’s getting to be too much. 

Today was just the icing on top of an already poop filled cake. Arrived at my dads to spend some quality time with him and my Small Human. That was until I pulled up outside his house and she puked all over herself and my shiny new car. 😩 

Rushed her inside to get her cleaned up and thankfully my step mum had a stash of clothes she was keeping aside for her. I changed her into a lovely clean white top and just left her bottoms off. 2 minutes later she puked straight down it and onto the floor. Time for top number 2. 


She seemed to perk up a bit and we had some lunch before making a mad dash home to drop her with Man Child and zoom off for my physio appointment. Yep. Still having to get treated for these god damn headaches. Although I’m starting to wonder if it’s perhaps stress related rather than muscular.

I arrived bang on 3pm but there was nobody there. Called my therapist who reminded me that my appointment was actually at 4:30 and I was an hour and a half early! God damn it! At least this meant I could sort out the puke covered car seat that was sat in the back of my car. Nothing like the smell of vomit and cheese blowing around on a hot summers day to make you feel great on an already stressful Monday. I thought the air con would help blow the smell away but rather than that it just seemed to circulated back around and up into my nostrils! 

I did however manage to pop into work and paint my toenails which cheered me up for albeit 30 seconds. 

Off to physio now at the correct time and I left feeling a lot looser and felt as though the tension had relieved slightly. Homeward bound and after the evening routine I got into a nice hot steamy bath to relax myself. Well that was short lived too as Man Child came in to tell me that the bloody kitchen ceiling was leaking! Only very slightly but SERIOUSLY!!! Yet another thing to add to my list of things to sort out. 

Today being a complete failure I sat myself infront of the T.V and scoffed a pack of minstrels. Today was a write off and I’m heading to bed with the hopes that tomorrow improves. If it doesn’t it may just tip me over the edge and I’ll be purchasing a one way ticket to some hot country away from this mess. 

Holly 😘

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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! 

Friday


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! 

Saturday 

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 😘

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