Sunday, 10 September 2017

Week in Photos - 10th September 2017

It’s been a bit of a quieter week thankfully, as I definitely needed to slow down after my week of work experience! I’ve only got another week before I go back to university, so I’m trying to make the most of it by doing things with my family and getting some rest. I’ve also spent a lot of time this week editing my friend’s wedding video. It’s almost finished now, which is really exciting – I just hope she likes it! My weekend has been a bit busier with a couple of trips out with my Mum, so I’m feeling a little bit wobbly today and in need of some chill time.

I’m sure this gorgeous boy gets cuter every day! He was all snuggled up next to me with his paws on his nose and I just wanted to cuddle up and give him a kiss on the nose!

I can’t believe my baby boy turned 13 this week. My parents gave him to me on my 16th birthday to keep me company because I’d become really unwell. Over the last 13 years he has become my best buddy. He sits with me on the long nights when I’m too poorly to sleep, snuggles up next to me to calm me down when I’m feeling anxious and just generally makes life that little bit better. Happy 13th Birthday Jaffa.

On Thursday I went for a walk/wheel around the lake at California Country Park with my Dad, Rosiie and the dogs. Alfie wasn’t so sure about going to a new place but Freddie was loving life (and trying to jump in the lake!) I thought this photo of Rosiie and Freddie was adorable.

This month’s Birchbox collaboration with Oliver Bonas is pretty darn snazzy! I’m looking forward to finally trying the balm from Dr Paw Paw too.

I was lucky enough to be invited along to a bloggers breakfast at Bill’s on Saturday morning, to celebrate the opening of The Lexicon Bracknell, which, by the way, is flipping awesome! I got to chat to these lovely ladies, hear all about The Lexicon, be interviewed for their social media and then have a browse around some of the fabby shops including Primark, New Look, Boots, Cath Kidston, Joules, Fat Face and more! I can’t wait to go back again. There will be a detailed post about my day there up on my blog soon.

Another great selection of teas from this month’s Tea Tourist box. If you think you’re signing up, can I tempt you with 30% off your first box if you use the code JAFFACAT30 – I can definitely recommend it if you’re as obsessed with tea as I am!

I love this picture of Rosiie and Freddie, which I took on our walk around California Country Park. Freddie was using all the restraint he had not to jump in the lake! It was so lovely to get out in the countryside in my electric wheelchair. There was a concrete path all the way round the lake, which meant it was easy for me to get round. I haven’t really been able to go out with the dogs or get out in the countryside for years, and it’s something I miss doing so much. So doing this made me very happy.

There are some exciting things to try in this month’s Pink Parcel subscription box. That make-up brush is ridiculously soft and I’m looking forward to cosying up with a cup of tea.

Ages ago, when I ordered Grace Victory’s new book, this book by Megan Jayne Crabbe (Body Posipanda) came up in the recommendations. It sounded like something I could really benefit from reading, so I decided to pre-order it. I then completely forgot that I’d done that, so when it arrived on my front door step this week, it was a really lovely surprise! I can’t wait to read it and to hopefully start to change my negative thoughts about my body.

I thought this message on my Birchbox was a good quote to finish my post with this week. Work Hard, Play Hard and Be Kind!

You can check out my YouTube channel here, where I have recently uploaded a few new videos (and hope to continue doing!)

I’m also trying to post on Snapchat a bit more, so if you fancy following me, my username is Jennycole44.

If you don’t already, please give me a follow on Bloglovin here - I can’t believe I’ve managed to hit 800 followers now! Thank you all so much. I’m planning a giveaway very soon!

I also want to apologise for the slightly shabby state of my blog at the moment. I’ve had problems after Photobucket changed their terms, but am gradually sorting things out and hope to also have a new layout fairly soon.

What have you been up to this week? I always enjoy hearing about your news and adventures!