Welcome back!

Welcome back!

Hey everyone, I know it has been ages since I last posted and for that I am sorry, although really the biggest apology that I owe is to myself.

I spent a lot of time and effort setting up my blog and I loved writing and sharing my take on everything from fashion to foundation! A lot has changed in the past few months though, some of which I will share with you in my writing, but it was a perfect storm of life changing events and for a while I kind of lost myself without even realising. It’s funny how you don’t realise how something has changed until it gets back to normal. Like if you’ve ever lost your hearing because of a cold and then one day it suddenly comes back and you realise how amazing it is to hear properly again. That’s what happened to me recently and I realised I needed to stop being unmotivated and get my shine back again and here I am.

I realised as well since I was last here that even if I am not feeling great about myself and the way I look or do makeup or dress, there is always someone else out there who looks at you and thinks “wow I wish I could do that” and that really motivated me to not let those people down.

So here I am, pretty much the same old me but definitely a bit older and perhaps even a bit wiser now too. So what will I be talking about here now? Pretty much the same stuff from my favourite fashions, my go to make-up, real world weight loss struggles, image advice but most importantly this will be a place for me to come and be myself, so I hope you all like it  🙂

Lots of love, Leanne

It’s okay to feel flat, fat and fed up sometimes

Hey everyone,

I know I have been rubbish at posting blogs lately, life has been busy in general and after coming down with a horrible chesty infection a few weeks ago, going away on holiday and then having to deal with Andy’s broken wrist since being back it’s all been a bit much! However, I am slowing down a bit to commit to writing some more. Even when I don’t get to post written pieces though, there are always new pictures on Instagram so make sure you stay tuned there if you aren’t already!

This post is a little different for me. I’m focussing on feelings, emotion and life instead of fashion and beauty purely because my blog is like my little online diary. I’ve had a few conversations with people recently where they have confessed they haven’t been feeling so good but seemed so reluctant to talk about it and after hearing that some of their favourite posts of mine were the ones where I was really honest and myself, I was inspired. People several times a day ask “Hey, how are you?” However the only answer it seems okay to give is “fine thanks” which is a shame because if things aren’t fine it’s crucial to talk about it as it really does help! It isn’t something we really talk about, but why shouldn’t it be? So here I am doing my little piece to break down some barriers and to hopefully help start some conversations 🙂

I don’t know if any of you had the same perception as I did when you were younger? At 16 years old I felt being 24 was so grown up and that everyone seemed like they had it all together and yet now I’m here, I don’t feel that way at all. I don’t feel grown up or like a proper adult and I definitely don’t feel like I have my life together at all! Don’t get me wrong, I have a lovely life filled with many wonderful people and experiences and I’m always really happy and grateful, however this is not how I pictured I would be at 24.

I guess looking back I didn’t really ever stop to think how I expected to feel as I got older. And it’s not that I’m scared of getting older as actually I quite like the increasing wisdom and respect which comes with age, however I don’t feel grounded, I don’t feel anywhere near being fully accomplished and I certainly am not at the point where I feel content.

When you are at school people say those are the best years of your lives, when you are in your twenties people are saying the same thing so you begin to wonder “what actually is the best time of your life?” Will you ever have a moment where you wake up one day and think “yeah, I’m happy I have it all together, I know what I wanted and now I’ve got it”?

I actually think that being in your twenties is one of the toughest times of your life. In your teens, people don’t expect much from you except that you will make mistakes and probably be a bit angsty and hormonal and yet in your twenties you’re an adult and people expect you to act like one, eventhough you are still muddling your way through except at the same time working full time, or battling to find a job after uni and probably having to look after yourself at home too. As you approach your mid twenties, questions about when you are going to get married and have kids become more frequent and if, like me, you aren’t sure whether marriage and babies is your thing the response is always “you’ll change your mind, you’re only young”! I’m lucky as I’m pretty self assured and outspoken and luckily supported in all I do by my family, but even I sometimes hear these responses and wonder if I’m normal. But in my logical mind, I want to remind you that we actually don’t know what normal is. Who defines normality? Who defines what is an acceptable way to think and feel.

So I guess all I want to say is, don’t worry and don’t hide how you are feeling. Don’t worry if sometimes you feel fat and frumpy and yet still want to eat every item of food within reach and not go to the gym, don’t worry if you aren’t sure what you want to do or achieve in life or if your views are different to those around you. Just do you – You’re the only one that can and so you should make the most of it!

I hope you liked this post and that it helped if you were feeling at all confused, down or just fed up!

Lots of love, Leanne xx

 

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover!

Hey everyone,

Today is a post I have both been really looking forward to sharing with you all but is also the post I’ve been most nervous about! I’ve been debating whether to post this for such a long time, but I figured if I do post it and it helps just one person feel better, braver or more understanding then it’s got to be worth sharing!

Now I know normally my posts are really happy and probably a bit ditzy, but this one is a bit more serious (only a bit more because it is still being written by me after all!) but it does have a serious message running through it which I hope you all appreciate, enjoy and can learn from 🙂

So today I am writing about my experiences of not feeling well and living with some kind of health issue or problem which you know is there but which other people cannot see.

I want to start off by saying, there is nothing seriously wrong with me and I know I could be a lot worse off than I am, however, over the past few years, I’ve found myself feeling isolated and misunderstood about the symptoms I have been experiencing and that for me is the biggest problem of them all.

For background, I am currently an outpatient of the rheumatology department at my local hospital as since September 2013 I have been suffering from what may be a connective tissue disorder. In English, that is basically where the connective tissue (basically every part of our body) attacks itself for some unknown reason, which sounds pretty scary, but actually it’s not that dramatic!

For a while now I’ve suffered from aching and sometimes swollen joints at random (not always the same ones and no correlation to the amount of exercise I do), extreme fatigue/exhaustion, hair loss, skin rashes and unexplained bruising, headaches and the feeling of being unable to concentrate or focus (when I’m feeling really bad it feels like my brain has been replaced with cotton wool because my head just feels so heavy and muddled) and frequent chest/throat infections.

I love to be active and energetic and to always keep myself busy, so more than anything these symptoms of the yet to be diagnosed condition are a nuisance! I visited my doctor several times before being referred to the hospital and have had multiple blood tests and x-rays to ensure I don’t have Arthritis or anything glaringly obvious or serious and since anything really bad has been ruled out I feel kind of like I’ve been abandoned. The response I get at the hospital is that I am 23 years old and that I should be fit and healthy. I eat right, I work out and I don’t smoke or drink so it’s probably nothing majorly serious. The last piece of advice I was given is that I should rest more and swap exercising (something I thought it was recommended we did more of) for doing nothing at home and to ensure I get at least one full day of rest at the weekend.

Let’s just recap – I am 23 not 83 – shouldn’t I be able to work all week and party all weekend if that is what I wanted to do? Aren’t these the years or my life where I should be able to enjoy myself and make the most of my youthful energy? Apparently not!

I know I have a particularly full diary, I hear it almost daily from the people who are closest to me, but this is nothing new! From way back when I was at school I would frequently do a whole day at school, followed by several hours of gymnastics training and when I was old enough to work I would do all of the afore mentioned activities and found time to work three jobs and still have a social life, so how comes now I am less busy, less active and look after myself better, am I struggling more than ever?

These symptoms come and go, I seem to have peaks and troughs of how I feel and currently (and the reason why I’m writing this post now) is that once again I am not feeling well. This is the third week of feeling downright exhausted and achey and muddled. There is no warning as to when I’m not going to feel well again, there are no correlations with activites I do or times of year, it just comes and goes whenever it wants. It interrupts my blogging schedule because there are days where I feel like I literally don’t have the strength to get out of bed in the morning and when I do finish a full days work, I come home and go straight to sleep. I’ll sleep all night and wake up and feel like I haven’t slept at all. It stops me going to the gym, it impacts my ability to concentrate and deliver at work and worst of all it makes me not feel like myself 😦

So far this post has all just sounded like a big moan, which I hate, so let me tell you why I wanted to share all of this with you! For me, what I have taken from this whole situation is that some things are sent to test us and that there is nothing which cannot be overcome with a bit of positivity. Feeling like I feel some days, I can totally see how it can be so easy to fall into a depression as it’s so much easier in life to focus on the bad, as often they are the most prevalent in our minds. However, I use this as a reminder to myself of all the good things I have and should be thankful for! What is a bit of a joint pain and sleepiness when I have a job I love, a gorgeous bunch of friends and family and am fortunate enough to live in the UK with all the amenities we have access to, including the NHS, which just isn’t available anywhere else?

As well as reminding me of all the things I should be thankful for, it also got me to thinking! I know so many people, and I have been guilty of it myself before, of judging people based on appearances or initial interactions, I think it’s just human nature to do so. However, how can we tell just by looking at someone whether they are suffering from a chronic illness or mental ill health? What if someone is judging them based on their perceived “lack of willingness” to partake in a conversation and thinking they are being rude? Maybe they just have other things on their mind, are in pain or just too tired to focus! So please spare a thought for all those silently managing their conditions whatever they may be, and please use this a reminder to ensure that you never judge someone on their off days or their quirks! Get to know a person before making a judgement and even then be nice as you never ever know what they may be going through!

I know lots of you readers and fellow bloggers suffer from depression, anxiety, stress and chronic conditions like this, so I really hope that this inspires you to open up about them and share your experiences with any invisible conditions and also helps you keep your chin up on the darker days! And if you are lucky enough to be completely healthy and happy, I really hope it helps you put perspective on what is most important in life and how to ground yourself to ensure you are being the best person you can be 🙂

If you enjoyed this I’d love it if you could subscribe, share, like and comment on this! Like I said, this was the hardest post to publish so the more love the better!

Lots of love, Leanne xx

10 in 10 series – Part 2: Losing love handles and finding fitness

10 in 10 series: Part 2

Hey everyone! So it’s been a while since I updated you on how my fight against the fat was going (you can read part 1 here if you haven’t already) because everything has been so mental with other aspects of my blogging recently!

The craziness began when I was fortunate enough to take part in the Bloggers Love Hub Online Party which was an absolutely amazing evening! It gave me my first opportunity to meet loads of new bloggers (hello to all my new subscribers who I met on Monday) as well as linking up with loads of cool brands, so keep your eyes peeled for potential brand collaborations coming soon 🙂 As well as that, hopefully you’ve all seen my #TakeBackWhatsYours post and my post all about my first home which were both really liberating to be invited to take part in – but unfortunately that all meant delaying this update.

Anyway, since I last posted the hard work has really begun! This past two weeks, I’ve been training really hard and eating as healthy as is possible given the hectic nature of my schedule. I’ve really been getting back into the swing of my healthier lifestyle. When I have a break from structured eating, I really forget how much I enjoy all this clean living stuff but now I am back on it, my body certainly thanks me 🙂 (It’s probably worth noting at this point I am not a health or fitness expert I am just sharing my experiences which seem to be working for me!)

Now I could lie and say that since the last post I’ve been to the gym every day, eaten perfectly and that I’m well on my way, but let’s be honest! You can read all about those faddy, unhealthy and unrealistic diets and life changes in any magazine, but here, just like with every other aspect of my blog, I want to give you all the nitty gritty in it’s purest form!

Measurements

When I started the 10 in 10 plan, I completely forgot to take my measurements, so I took theme a few days ago instead and they aren’t too bad I guess. Currently my measurements are:

Bust: 36 inches

Waist: 30 inches

Hips: 36 inches

Arm: 12 inches

Thigh: 24 inches

Fat percentage: I’m going to round this up to 25% because I cannot remember the exact amount

Weight: 10st 1lbs (141lbs) Heaviest I’ve been is 10st 7lbs

And just in case you weren’t sure here are my goals:

Bust: 34-36 inches

Waist: 26-28 inches

Hips: 34 inches

Arm: 10-11 inches

Thigh: 22 inches

Fat percentage: 15% (and with some semblance of a 6 pack please!)

Weight: Between 9 stone and 9 stone 7 (126-133lbs)

starting point

See any difference yet?

                           See any difference yet?

Before starting my blog and understanding more about living healthier, I definitely would have been ashamed of those stats and pictures, but to be honest, now I don’t care! I just want to feel fit, healthy and confident and that is much more important to me than a number and even more important than what anyone thinks of those numbers!

I haven’t really weighed myself too much because the scales when weight training can be really misleading but either way I definitely feel better about how I am looking and living already, so even if I get no better, I’m happy 🙂

For some more background, I think the lowest weight I was at in 2014 was 9 stone 4lbs after being really poorly for a few weeks, but my weight for most of last year fluctuated between 9 stone 7lbs – 9stone 10lbs. Since giving up Slimming World, I have definitely gained a few of the pounds I originally lost back, but I know I’m definitely healthier than I was, and I am sure that the fat and inch loss is working, because I still fit in all the clothes I was wearing even though I was lighter then, (Which just goes to show that I am not letting the scales rule me because they lie!)

Food

I’ve been trying to eat better and making more of my meals from scratch, make more effort to try new dishes and foods and generally enjoying good foods more (which I won’t go into too much detail about here because you can view my diaries over at MyFitnessPal) but naturally I have had a few slip ups (maybe a few cheaty and carby dinners) but I would say 80% of my diary is vastly improved! Every Friday my family and I have a takeaway evening which is one of my favourite parts of the week. I love treating myself and spending time with the people I love most in the world and I don’t plan on stopping this. However, I notice that I can eat far less than I used to be able to and my body absolutely hates this kind of food now. I’m sure I can taste every bit of fat and artificiality (is that a word?!) and it usually gives me a bit of a tummy ache, which has really put me off over indulging on the take outs, when before they were such an easy option, especially after a late night at work. And even if I have had a slip up or naughty meal, I don’t let that influence the rest of my day! Before I would have written the whole day off, but now I get straight back on track whenever I can. As well as the better eating, I’ve also been drinking just water (see the #JustWater campaign WaterAid are running it’s amazing!) which although at first completely broke me out in spots, is definitely starting to show benefits and leaves me with more calories for yummy foods 🙂

Exercise

I think I must have always enjoyed exercise! I wasn’t super sporty at school or anything, but I did do gymnastics three times a week for 12 years, walk a lot and go to the gym when I could when I was younger, so I guess it’s not been too difficult for me to get back into the habit of getting active. Currently I’ve been working out in some form or another 5 times a week with a few rest days in between. This is what my exercise plan has been looking like recently:

Monday: 50 minutes of Yoga at lunch time

Tuesday: Gym session in the evening for  at least 1 hour (it’s usually more like 2) compromising of a weight training exercise focussed on a specific body part and finished with short bursts of cardio and a long boxing session.

Wednesday: Usually try to get out for a walk on lunchtime as and then a gym session in the evening (same as Tuesday) or a 50 minute Insanity class after work

Thursday: Day Off

Friday: Gym session (same as above)

Saturday: Walking for several hours plus a small trip to the gym (this may or may not be a rest day depending on what I have planned during the day)

Sunday: Gym session (same as above) but finishing off with a 40-60 minute cardio session including cycling, rowing, boxing and running.

(I sometimes go to the gym both days of the weekend, but sometimes it will only be once depending on how achey I am and what plans I have for the daytime!)

This plan isn’t set in stone as I don’t want it to feel like a chore. For example, I worked late this evening and really wanted to get this post done, so have decided that today I would do some workouts at home using Xbox Fitness on the Xbox One which are so much fun and reallllllly tough (I love the free Mossa workout because it’s like a Body Combat class in my living room) I’ve have also been (weirdly) enjoying Insanity which although is super tough, burns loads of calories in a relatively short space of time and definitely improves my stamina and fitness quickly. So far I’ve done two classes and was able to do many more of the higher intensity exercises in week two than I did in week one with much less achiness, so if you can sign yourself up to try one of these classes! I’m definitely going to be looking to make this a regular fitness occurrence 🙂

Anyway, like I said my goal is to exercise five times a week and am aiming for all that activity to be enjoyable and is varied! I’ve definitely become a lot more restless if I don’t do enough strenuous activity and struggle to sleep if I haven’t worked myself hard enough. I’m really excited as well because this week I am being taken through a plan which should help me burn fat even quicker than I am already which I can’t wait for and of course I’ll share how this goes with you all.

What exercises or fitness classes do you guys enjoy? I’d love to know so that I can give them a try 🙂

I hope you are finding this blog series useful, enjoyable and maybe even a little bit motivational! Please don’t be put off by the amount of exercise I do or the intensity of my plan, increasing your activity levels just a little bit and making the plan fit you is better than nothing, for example walking in your lunch breaks or choosing to eat carrots instead of crisps. Either way I hope you like this and if you do please share the love by liking, commenting, subscribing and sharing on all your social channels 🙂

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Lots of love, Leanne xx

#TakeBackWhatsYours – Sharing happiness, love and positivity!

Take Back What’s Your’s Campaign

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m so glad that I’m getting to write more lately 🙂 I really hope you‘ve been enjoying the wide variety of posts which have gone up recently and of course there will be more of these to come! Today, I’ll be writing about a campaign I was made aware of called “Take Back What’s Yours” which I think is really important for us all to get behind! Thanks so much to Carrie from Pale and Persian for nominating me to get involved! Please check out her blog as she writes so much amazing content – I could literally read her blog for hours 🙂

So, what is the ‘Take Back What’s Yours’ campaign all about?

This campaign is all about bringing happiness to our lives with positivity, support and love! This campaign aims to bring nothing but love and support to the community and if it help’s anyone who read this to be more positive, more confident or even just puts a smile on their face, then it has to be worth it!

When I saw this campaign, I knew I needed to take part! I’m sure for my regular readers out there, you will have seen a few of my posts where I talk about having doubts about my ability and appearance which delayed me starting my blog. Not just for me but for most girls I know, we have our insecurities, our doubts and are often own worst enemies! So this year I am all about being confident and self-assured and I hope my pledge reflects this 🙂 My resolution is pretty personal and I pledge to stop comparing myself, both physically and in ability, to other people.

We are all on different paths and have different strengths and weaknesses which make us all beautiful and actually, what I have begun to realise through starting my blog, is that people look at the things I write and do and aspire to be like me or are inspired by the things which I do! It’s so easy to go through life blinkered to positives about yourself and instead viewing everyone else as being better than you, but I can guarantee that someone else is looking at you wishing they had something of yours, whether it’s your confidence, your ease of carrying off a conversation or even your style! I take inspiration from many fellow bloggers who I know through their writing have the very same anxieties I have, so why should I limit myself based on a warped self perception? This year, I aim to stop comparing myself to others and instead play to my strengths. I aim to acknowledge my weaknesses as having them makes me human, but instead of beating myself up about them, I’m going to embrace them and learn from them. I’m also going to try to let people know what it is about them that I love so that they can embrace this – especially if it is something which they perceive to be a flaw! I’m going to share the love and banish the negativity and I hope you all join me in this!

Everything in life is sent to test us, but ultimately we have a finite amount of time on this Earth, so let’s make every second of it the best it can be with a bit of positivity 🙂

How do you take part?

It’s so simple! All you have to do is:

  • Write a blog post talking about this campaign, the message it contains and why you are taking part
  • Share your #TakeBackWhatsYours resolution
  • Tag 10 bloggers to take part
  • Let me know if you’re taking part so I can gain inspiration from your pledges 🙂
  • And if you can – include a photo of yourself with a handmade poster (doesn’t have to be artistic!) with the words #Takebackwhatsyours
No make up because it's Sunday and I just got back from the gym sorry!

No make up because it’s Sunday and I just got back from the gym sorry!

 Now It’s time to tag 10 of my wonderful fellow bloggers to take part in this amazing campaign and hope that they see value in this also. As well as tagging them I’m going to start with my pledge and share a little message about each as to why I have nominated them and why I love their work so much!

The people I ‘m going to tag are –

  • Beck in a Blog: It’s no secret this is one of my absolute favourite blogs to read as it’s so well written, the content is amazing and the photos are all absolutely gorge! Plus Becca is absolutely lovely and has become a really beauty blogger buddy!
  • Georgina’s Hideaway: This blog is so sweet and the way which Georgina writes is so fun and easy to read, plus her range of posts is great 🙂
  • KateKiwii: I’ve only recently started following Kate’s blog, but again it is so well written with amazing content and her pictures are always AMAZING!
  • Loves and Loathes: I hope my blog is half as good as Helen’s! Her reviews and posts are so detailed and yet easy to read – I always look forward to her next instalment!
  • Clare’s Beauty: Clare’s passion for beauty products is so clear in her abundance of detailed reviews! Reading her reviews has actually convinced me to sign up for Birchbox!
  • Anomalous Me: Emma is so enthusiastic and bubbly in the way she writes, plus she writes about so much different stuff! Again another blog I cannot get enough of 🙂
  • The Avon Insider: So much more than just Avon products! As well as her fab reviews, Jen posts some lovely posts about all different aspects of her life! Another blog I’ve only recently discovered, but seriously worth a read 🙂
  • Ymor Beauty: I have serious blog envy! From the way it’s written to the way it looks and all the great content, Romy definitely is my inspiration 🙂 (although I’m nowhere near as composed or professional!)
  • That Chic Fashion Blog: Vanessa is seriously talented and has a great eye for fashion and she is so young! Definitely check her out if you haven’t already!
  • Maja Estelle: Another blog with so much variety and one that I cannot wait for the next instalment of 🙂 A firm favourite of mine!

I really hope you liked this post and that it filled you with some warm positive energy and some inspiration to love yourself! Please share you pledges and resolutions in the comments below and of course if you enjoyed this please like, share and subscribe on all of my different channels including Instagram, Twitter and Bloglovin!

Lots of love, Leanne xx

Post Christmas Clear Out

Hey everyone, Merry Christmas!!

Hope you all had an amazing time with your friends and family and enjoyed every second as much as I did 🙂

There are so many plans I have for my blog over the next 12 months but for now I’m going with a simple post – all about getting organised after Christmas (mostly because I am in a bit of a food coma so can’t think too much right now!)

If you are anything like me then the aftermath of the festive season will leave you feeling all a bit stressed and anxious as your house becomes inundated with pressies and people galore, and trying to find room for it all (especially in a little house like mine) can be a tall order!

Today I have spent my time cleaning and organising (as well as stuffing my face with loads of leftovers) to try and get back to some normality which has involved clearing out loads of old stuff, finding homes for lots of new stuff and just generally tidying up a bit 🙂

Honestly, getting your house in order (literally in this case) has left my mind feeling much clearer than it was before and actually it was really simple!

My house before I got organised!

My house before I got organised!

I mean, despite opting in for e-billing for pretty much everything I still get loads of post, and so buying a shredder and getting rid of all the old paperwork was such a quick win. Immediately we had loads less clutter and more room for stuff we actually want! And if you’re reading this I assume you probably got loads of clothes and make up just like I did, so just taking the time to organise it all into however you store your products (I’ll be posting about how I store my huge haul of make up and beauty products soon!) makes such a big difference 🙂 Hanging away all my clothes also really helped especially with my wardrobe organising plan which I posted about a while ago and which is definitely one of the best organising tips I’ve implemented. Plus by organising it all away you actually remember every item which you got!

Anyway, this is probably a really boring post, but basically I just wanted to tell you all that if you are feeling stressed and anxious about finding the time to sort everything and to get back to some normality, take a deep breath and look at the bigger picture! You’re not the only one who is feeling that way and to be totally honest, pretty much everyone is in the same boat at the moment! Break it all down into chunks and do one bit a time, it makes it much more manageable and don’t forget to play some of your favourite tunes as you work to make everything more fun (as organising and cleaning can be totally boring!)

Failing all the above, do some exercise! I enjoy going for a walk in the fresh winter air and clearing my head a bit as it makes everything that you worry about seem completely irrelevant and not only that a good double benefit of the walk is that it’ll help burn off those Christmas calories!!

I hope you enjoyed this post or that you at least found it a little bit helpful to reassure you that you’re not alone if you are feeling a bit frazzled. Do any of you have any top tips for overcoming stress or anxiety? If you do I’d love to hear them in the comments below!

Also while you are here look out for the launch of my Youtube channel coming soon as well as my fitness and health series that I’ll be doing to help you beat the bulge (which I definitely need to do after massively overindulging) which will be coming in the next few weeks a long with a couple of surprises I have coming up for you all over the next few months 🙂 As always if you enjoyed this I would really appreciate if you could like, share, comment and follow my blog and for more on me don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @lifestyleforless and Twitter @lifestyle4less!

Lots of love, Leanne xx

Lots to come…

Hey everyone,

I’m going to let you all know now that in this post there really won’t be too much to read at the moment! Contrary to what I said a few weeks ago, things in my world really aren’t slowing down at all! As well as having to prep for Christmas and all the festivities that brings, as well as several more gymnastics competitions, I am also going to be learning how to be a gymnastics judge and working my full time job in social media, whilst trying to finish getting my house complete and find time to spend with my wonderful boyfriend! (just writing all that makes me tired!)

Anyway, my blog book is full of things I want to post about, from pictorials to fashion hauls and of course more reviews and my inspirations, however, this week I just haven’t had the time to write a piece.

Instead this is my apology and also my way of letting you all know that I have so much that I want to say but currently no time to say it, but please bear with me as I get to grips with this thing called being a grown up! It’s hard, but I am sure it will be well worth it 🙂
I hope you are all well and that you don’t mind sticking with me through this blogging dry patch, but I promise there is so much more to come and that I have loads in my mind that I can offer you that I hope you want to hear 🙂 For those of you reading this, if you’re a blogger, how do you find the time to fit blogging in to your everyday life whilst it is still a hobby? I’d love to know so let me know in the comments below!

Lots of love, Leanne xx