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Friday Thoughts – 12.01.2018

**This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.** Happy Friday! I thought my second post of 2018 should be the start of my Friday thoughts series. It's just going to be a bit of a weekly brain dump really, so here goes... Keeping a Diary is Cool This year I've made the decision to record my thoughts more - I don't mean like "Dear Diary, Today I..." No, I'm not going back to my teenage years and keeping a daily diary. Well ...
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Stop Comparing Myself to Others

Why it’s Time to Stop Comparing Myself to Others

One of my New Year's goals was to stop comparing myself to others. It wasn't an official goal. In fact, I told no one. I didn't write it down with my other goals for this year. It was a complete secret. Why? Because I thought it would be easy. I didn't think it would be something that I'd have to work towards. I have absolutely no idea why, but I genuinely thought I could just be happy for other people and where they are and not compare myself to them. At the start of December, one of my blogging friends ...
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Long Time, No See (or Post!) – Where I’ve been for the Past Year!

Hey beautiful, Long time, no see! Yes, I'm still alive and still blogging. Very much so! But I've not shown my face in these parts for a while. 14 months to be exact. My last post on here was me celebrating the end of Blogtober. That was at the end of October...2016! We're now coming to the end of 2017. I have mixed feelings about having taken all of that time off. It wasn't intentional and there have been many, many times when I've thought, "I really need to get back on to Brighteyed and Bewildered and give my adoring ...
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My Blogtober Round Up

Well I made it! I’ve finally reached the end of #blogtober. I’m not going to lie, that was bloody hard work! I’ve managed to write 62 blog posts over the past 31 days which is a LOT of writing. The difficulty with blogging is that it’s not just a case of sitting down and writing a couple of hundred words then hitting publish. Research has to go into most posts (more so on the other blog than on here), some of my posts are close to 2,000 words long too which is weird when I think I wrote essays at ...
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Sublime Sundays – A Fresh Start

Okay, okay, that post title is a bit dramatic. It's not like a proper fresh start. I'm not moving country or changing career. It's just the start of a new week and a nice little chance for me to change a couple of things. So, whilst it's not strictly a fresh start, in the super exciting, life changing sense, next week will mark the start of something new to me. Not new, new but new by comparison to now. Are you with me? No? Didn't think so. I love using Mondays as a benchmark point to change habits. Mondays are ...
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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Breakfast is one of my favourite parts of the weekend. I mean by the time I'm up and actually ready to eat it's more of a brunch but that's not the point. I found this recipe on the Food52 Website which is one of my favourite places to find new ideas. The original recipe suggests serving the pancakes with creme fraiche and caviar but who wants that?! It's all about the bacon and maybe a little bit of cheese on top! Serves                        Makes 4-6 pancakes (but depends on the size!) Prep Time                 10 minutes Cooking ...
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Friday Thoughts 4

This week’s Friday thoughts is a little different to the last couple. I don’t have a list of my highs and lows for you today. Instead, I want to talk about charity. Stick with me for this one please. Charity work has always been a huge part of my adult life. I decided to take a gap year before starting university so that I could volunteer abroad. I chose Ghana and immediately fell in love with the country and its people. So much so that on my 3rd or 4th day there, I changed my stay from one month to ...
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A New Challenge and Step Closer to Normality

Hey guys, A super short post today. Mainly because it's 10.30 pm and I don't want to fail on my #blogtober challenge. But also partially because I want to do a more detailed post on this next after a bit of research. As many of you know, in 2013/2014 I took on 16 challenges over 16 months. I started with the Three Peaks Challenge (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours, including drive time) and ended with Kilimanjaro (slightly longer than 24 hours)! In between all of those peaks, I took on a few other challenges, mainly running ...
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My Favourite Things About Autumn

Today has felt really Autumnal so I decided to do a short post on all the things I love about Autumn. It's definitely my favourite season...only because Christmas isn't an actual season. Pumpkin Spice and Ginger Bread lattes - Basically anything pumpkin or gingerbread flavoured to be honest but being a caffeine addict, the coffee always wins! Cold, misty mornings - I love, love, love cold, misty (sometimes even frosty) mornings. There's just something magical about them especially in the city or over water. Candles...all of the cinnamon, mulled spice candles - I actually got a new spicy candle from ...
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Simple Tips for Staying Healthy

Staying healthy can be difficult, especially when you're busy, busy, busy. Sitting at a desk all day and takeaways at your fingertips when you get home make it really easy to slip into bad, unhealthy habits. But there's a few little things that can build into your every day life that can help you stay a little bit healthier. Stick to the 30 Minute Rule Research says that we should be active for at least 30 minutes a day. So whether it's walking, running, cycling, swimming or whatever else you fancy, try to work out for at least 30 minutes every single ...
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