Thursday, June 16, 2022

Getting myself together

I have been really disciplined in that I sorting out my life at the moment, and today I am going through what I can do next, and going to clear some clothes away and have a total tidy and trying my hardest not to ignore it. 

This morning I checked the passed blogs on this site and made the changes to posts I wanted to edit, and delete those that aren't relevant anymore, before I wrote a new one. 

I have a cup of tea on the go and watching a Youtube video and feel super hot. I do like the summer but when it is so hot, I do feel I have a bit of a fight with my energy. I have a swollen eye due to having Hayfever and is getting to me. When you have a sort out, the way I stop putting it off, is to get it done. 

I write to do lists, and my planning does change a lot, because I get bored if I do the same thing everyday.

Just now I have written my 5 things I want to do today, yet have done some tasks already. I am still filming my day in a life this week, filmed my quarterly haul I like to do, and it was items from Poundland. 

I am getting my finances together so not going to be a Youtuber who films a haul each week, but when I do purchase new items, I will share them. 

Life it not about doing so much in one day. I am about being productive, but this includes taking a break, hydrating and spend time just pottering around, and getting items completed. 

So, there is more to come and thank you for being so supportive and love being part of the online community and I hope my blogs to reach out to you in a positive way and there will be more to come. 

Many thanks for reading, 

Carrie X 


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Why I love my Pyjamas/My morning and evening routine

As I write this blog I am in my Choose Life T-Shirt and a grey pair of pyjamas and put them on as soon as I got in, and feels so good to just relax and write this blog, whilst listening to a podcast and feel so like "Yes it is good to be comfortable and chilled". 

I don't always do this, and have a glass of water to get myself ready for the next day. 

Before then though I like catching up on Youtube, and in the mornings get up and have my breakfast, which this week it is fruit bread and cup of tea. 

It has been said that you shouldn't go for comfort food and drinks, but I thrive on those and I love being snug as a bug. I like my coffee I have each day and then go for something fizzy, and yet to some this is wrong, "Well excuse me for living". 

I do have to monitor what I eat as I do end up not feeling too good hence why I will have water in the evening, and also I keep getting a dry mouth and dry lips and really does bother me, and it is good to have some water to drink before bed and when I wake up. 

Then once I am up I draw the curtains, got into making my bed again and shower and then get started with my day. 

I miss having a day in being in my pyjamas all day and binge on some good TV. Perhaps this can been arranged at some point. Will keep note and do some work in my pyjamas too. I just love taking it easy.

So I am now watching some Youtube and then will get into bed to end the day for the next one. 

Many thanks for reading, 

Carrie X 


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Feeling too organized/good habits/Being present

Today I have been out early again to buy another birthday and present, and wrapped them up. Now it is Christmas paper but using up what I already have and going to start a new habit, which I do keep doing but then failing it, USE UP WHAT I'VE GOT FIRST!

I have my son coming over today it is important for me to follow positive habits for my wellbeing. I need to know for my own sake, and his. I need to be present and not always dwelling on what I haven't done and what I want to do tomorrow. 

Yet I feel I am putting things off, example: I know I need to sort out my storage box, and putting things before that task, so I need to set a day for myself to do this, and get it done. 

It is the evening now and have my son staying with me for the week, and so tomorrow we are up London to see all the decorations for the Queens Jubilee, which I have not stopped talking about. I am really excited and is good to be alive, to see the celebrations taking place.

I want my son to see the celebrations, as these experiences in my opinion are important, so they can talk about it when they get older and remember what he did when this pinnacle moment took place. It makes me feel good being British, and what we have in this country. 

With everything that has happened in the last two years, it is good to be able to celebrate at last, rather than hearing bad news. It's gonna be good to see smiles on people's faces and having a good time. 

I am now ready for bed, and time to read my book and sleep. Thank you for reading my blogs in really means the world and there are many daily blogs coming, so good night. 

Many thanks for reading, 

Carrie X  

Monday, May 9, 2022

Getting ready for another week ahead/Simple positive habits I like to follow #mentalhealthweek

It is Monday again #mentalhealthweek and today it flew by and here I am in my evening clothes waiting to have some dinner and so I do have some positive habits when it becomes to a new week.

1. I always set an alarm later than the time I get up of a morning. This helps me to wake up early believe it or not and will play some music, along with taking a shower and start it off being cold, and then hot. I would like to take cold showers but I have to do this one step at a time. 

2. I have breakfast. I can't do anything in the mornings until I have my cup of tea and a bit of breakfast, even if it is cereal, but no longer have something too late in the evenings or late morning. This helps me to set up my day, and fueled. 

3. I walk each day. It is a distance between the high street to where I live and so use it to build up my steps each day. It is a great way to explore and get fit without needing the gym. 

4. Selfcare. Today I shaved my hair above my lip as it does effect my confidence and shower using lovely nice shower gel and tomorrow I want to shave my legs and the next day going to wash my hair. I like to look after myself and would recommend it. 

5. Get a good amount of sleep. I need 8 hours now and so make sure I get it. Often writing blogs, creating videos and work on book, and walking, etc tires me out so I now go to bed about 8 each night and get a good amount to be totally refreshed the next day.

What habits do you, please comment below.

Many thanks for reading, 

Carrie X 

Monday, December 13, 2021

Early evenings in the winter

Hello and welcome! The early evenings feels like we haven't have enough light in the day and I like to have a bit of day light and feel like the days going too fast and can't keep up, so this blog is the some things that give me that lift for when it gets dark early. 

1. I take supplements Iron and multivitamin and soon going to start taking Garlic and Vitamin D, to help with my mood over the Winter and Autumn season. This may not be for everyone and I get it, but for me they do help and keep my healthy, and boost my energy as the colder season I find can pull me done, and feel more fatigued. 

2. Get outdoors and get in touch with nature. I love walking and really want to get back into doing long distance again aswell as short walks and now I do the school run, this helps to gather my steps and use an app on my phone to support me and see how many steps I have done each day.

3. Change the routine so you can spend time in the daylight and freshair, before it gets dark and when it is dark embrace the warmth of being indoors in a cozy warm home.

4. I change my diet so not having salads but do like hot meals like a roast dinner on a Sunday as some Sundays I love having a Curry night. Not done this in a long time as this is a meal I will tend to eat now in the week not at the weekend. So now I will have a roast when it is chilly outdoors. 

5. Take care of my skin. My skin can be very dry this time of the year, and so skincare is very important to me. I love scrubs for my body and face and want to by a hair mask again, as they are great for the hair and want to take supplement as I find my hair has become quite thin. 

Sowhat do you do in the early evenings in the winter I would love to hear from you. 

Many thanks for reading, 

Carrie X 



Friday, November 19, 2021

For the Love of Coffee and a plate of Biscuits

If I asked you what biscuit you like? What would be your choice. If you watch Sunday Brunch on Channel 4, they have their guests choosing a biscuit they aren't a fan of and ones they do. If I had to choose it would be Rich Tea, which I have not had in a while but I am currently been going for Oreos and chocolate swirl biscuits and so light and crumbly. Yes I do put into my tea and coffee to dunk. 

One of my cousins loved to pop round to my nans who lived in Fulham and have a Club and dunk into his tea, and thought that was yuky but then he said "its still a biscuits so what is the difference?" and opened my eyes and I remember thinking, "good point" so very true, and yes I will dunk a Club which not had in ages, or a kit kat and dunk too. 

Now as I write this blog post having a Latte, a Sachel from Kenco range, and in my opinion do the best coffee sachets Iced and not, with perfection, and no sugar needed for sweetness, it is all in the a sachet. 

I was never always into coffee as often I'd get a headache. I find Nescafe Gold Blend lovely, along with a Jar of Kenco mainly decaf, but now I need the caffiene, and so the sachets are a winner for me rather than a jar now. 

It is surprising how as you grow so does you tastebuds and it changes as I have seen, so much that its like everything new thing to me is a surprise, but that how you evolve and it is good to not to know everything that is out there. It is always refreshing to find things you never thought you would, but that's what life is, isn't it?

If we never discovered new things in our lives, it would be so boring and as the Pet Shop song goes, "Too much of something is never enough", and that is new discoveries and different paths we take. 

So never fear change as we can. I know I did, but change is good and you know when your life is turning, when new love comes into your life and so you can't beat a nice cup of coffee with a biscuit, as why not do the things that you love and make you forever happy. 

Many thnks for reading, 

Carrie X

Monday, October 18, 2021

The things I like to have in my life/I love home comforts

Hello and welcome! This blog is all about how I like to have in my life. 

So as I am writing this blog I am having a low priced Latte Sachet today, rather then buy one from a coffee shop. I do like to be near a coffee shop wherever I live but like to save my money so I don't rely upon them all of the time. 

I like to have a good mug to drink out of, I know some may wonder what's amazing about that? Well it makes me feel homely and cozy when it is cold outside. 

For this time of the year I love to sit in the park and be wrapped up, and often when not having a coffee indoors have on en route and sit, read my book in the park, local to my home and watch the world go by.

When having a coffee at a coffee shop, or sometimes a hot chocolate instead, do some writing in a notebook and gonna do this once a week I have decided and read a magazine too. I miss not reading a magazine and so gonna start again, and a Autumn and Winter market especially and yes gonna say it, at Christmas time. 

I like to have early showers through the day, not just in the mornings and evenings, and that is what I did write now before I finished this blog, and did some selfcare which is very important. I talk about this in my blog I write using Wordpress:

When it gets to the Autumn and Winter I love it when I can have Christmas drink and love treating myself to these. The one I usually go for is the Blackforest Gataeu hot chocolate, and having a cozy night watching repeats or when I have my own place again, as movie. 

You can't beat a good home comfort and having time to reflect on life and enjoy what surrounds it. 

Many thanks for reading, 

Carrie X