Monday, 18 June 2012

7 Things

The ever so lovely Louise over at Sprinkle of Glitter has a regular feature called 7 things in 7 days. She posts 7 things she's aiming to do in the next week. I think it's a fab idea, a great way of keeping motivated!

I've got a massively busy few months ahead. At the end of June I finish my 2 month teaching practice. In July I have all of my induction and training in my new job. I've just found out I'll be teaching nursery, which I've never done before, so that'll be a learning curve. And the not-so-small matter of moving out of my parent's house and into my flat in London!!

So here are my 7 things for June.

  1. Buy some nice, thoughtful gifts for my class and teachers as goodbye presents. 
  2. Exercise at least 3 times a week. 
  3. Save money. My bestie and I are planning a trip to Paris. The list of things I'm planning to buy is already quite long. 
  4. Find some good books about nursery teaching to read. (Although, how to do this without ruining point three. Hmm. Tricky!) 
  5. Cook dinner more often. 
  6. Spend more time with my parents. They drive me crazy but no doubt I will miss them when I become a grown up move out. 
  7. Sort through my clothes and get rid of some things that don't fit/won't ever fit/are hideous/are being kept for purely sentimental reasons.

Inglot Matte Collection Gel Eyeliner

This post will be me waxing lyrical about my love/hate relationship with this product.


Friday, 8 June 2012

Repurchased Products

This type of post is one that I personally love seeing and reading. I think it says a lot about a product if a person keeps buying it; especially in a market like the beauty industry, where there are so many new products appearing every day!

Here are some of the products I have re-purchased in the last few months.


Why come back?

So, I haven't blogged in a long long time. About 18 months. And before that it was very sporadic. So why come back? Well I still haven't lost my love of make up and beauty, and I still haven't lost my love of reading blogs. I read so many blogs, at least one a day.

But have just undertaken my PGCE, and to say that this year has been manic would be an understatement. And I've now fortunately gotten my first teaching job, in London, which is very exciting. However, I can already feel my work/life balance slipping out of control, and I haven't taken a photograph in a long time.

So blogging is starting to look like an appealing hobby. It will give me something that isn't related to school to focus on, and a way to be creative and take photos. So that seems like a good reason to come back to blogging, for me, for my own personal sanity. I'm not really interested in followers, or page views, or getting free things, or anything like that. I'll just be happy if I come out of my first year of teaching with as much enthusiasm as I have now!

 My first real post in ages will be coming up soon!