Friday, 19 September 2014

Enjoy The Little Things - Snapshots Of My Life #1 - 07/09/14

Hello everyone! Today I thought I'd start a little new series/just start branching out on what I'm posting on my blog. As much as I love reading beauty/fashion posts, I also really enjoy reading more personal posts on blogs, like what someone does day-to-day or if they go out somewhere for the day or even when people talk about their thoughts on a certain topic or just their thoughts in general. I don't know if that makes sense, I'm just trying to say I also enjoy reading more personal posts/posts not related to beauty and fashion and I've decided to give writing more personal posts to see if I like it and ultimately, if you like it! So please let me know :)

So the 7th September was a Sunday (I'm writing this at 11.43pm that night) and I had a lie in, which I really didn't want. I go back to Uni at the end of this month and I'm trying to train myself (yes, I did say train myself) to wake up early and not want to hate the world.. However I am quickly realising that if you stay up late the night before, it will not help you getting up the next morning. So, I set my alarm for 8am, 8.05am and 8.15am.. Slept through them all obviously and woke up at around 10ish and then got up just before 11.. I'm also just trying to get up early so I'm not wasting half the day, but that might be another blog post coming up soon. ANYWAY.

For some reason this morning I woke up to pretty good hair, so a selfie was due. There you go.

Over the past few months I've been feeling more and more uncomfortable and unconfident with my body, no idea when it started but I realised I was getting into the loop of when I felt uncomfortable, I would eat junk food and then feel more uncomfortable afterwards. I've actually had a gym membership for a long time however I didn't really good a lot for the first year I had it but this summer I've been trying my best to go as much as possible, not just to tone up but to also get fit. I suffer from asthma and I've decided to build my stamina so I don't feel like I'm going to have an asthma attack when I run for the bus.. No joke. So yeah, this summer I've been on and off on a huge health kick to try and improve my diet, exercise more and in general try and feel happier with the stuff I'm putting in my body, and trying to feel happier on how my body looks. Anyway, I went to the gym!

This may seem weird to some people, yes I did have 2 little bowls of soup for lunch. The reason for this was that I had two open cartons of soup and I hate leaving stuff open for too long as I get paranoid it'll go off and go to waste.. Therefore, two soups for lunch; country veg and tomato, they were really good! M&S are da bomb.

Part of my health kick/my Dad's new love for smoothies meant that we got a smoothie machine! I'm super happy about this as I don't really eat fruit at all, I just never feel in the mood to think "I want to eat grapes" or whatever, but smoothies solve this problem. I absolutely love making smoothies, I usually have one a day and I've only very recently been making them (as in this week) so I'm still making new one's each day to see which one's I like best. This was a strawberry and banana smoothie that I had as a snack between lunch and dinner. In this I obviously had some strawberries and a banana, along with strawberry yoghurt and ice and it was so so yummy. To me it was sweet and had the right balance of both strawberry and banana so it was gone fast! Will definitely be making that one again.

After dinner I went for a walk down the beach with my Mum, as I realised this morning that I've hardly went to the beach at all this summer and it made me really sad. If you didn't know, which you probably didn't, I live in Scotland right by the sea and I do not go to the beach enough, despite it being one of my favourite places in the world. It was super windy and a little bit chilly, but you could still go out in a hoody and jeans and not freeze to death; the view however, just made the weather irrelevant. Every time I go to the beach I forget how beautiful the view is and am reminded of how I live 5 minutes away from such a gorgeous view, and I neglect it too much for my own liking.

This walk actually inspired the title "Enjoy The Little Things" on this post as I forgot how nice it was just to go outside for a walk down the beach. When it gets into Autumn/Winter it will be absolutely FREEZING down the beach, you could probably still go down but you would have to literally wear 5+ layers to not freeze to death.. So you should enjoy the little things while it lasts, or in this case, I should enjoy going for a walk down the beach while it's reasonable weather.

Finally, last but not least, when my Mum and I got in from our walk we plopped ourselves on the couch and watched The Call. I won't spoil the story for you if you haven't seen it yet, but it was really good and I was completely gripped from the start. I'm the type of person who shouts at the TV when people in movies/TV shows do something and there was a lot of that when watching this! There was also a lot of hiding behind the cushion and gripping my Mum's arm, this isn't a horror movie at all, it's a thriller but I'm a complete scaredy cat and am scared of pretty much everything so keep that in mind!

So that was my day! Ultimately if I continue doing these types of posts, they won't always be over the course of one day, probably more photos over the course of a week as I feel that would be more fitted especially when I go back to Uni and have a lot less free time. Please let me know if you liked this style of post and I hope you enjoyed reading it!

Have a lovely day, and don't stop smiling. :)

Hannah, xx


  1. That walk on the beach looks so lovely, I used to live in Orkney on the mainland and I knew straight away that they were taken in Scotland really wish I lived near the sea again right now, lovely post Hannah I've wanted one of those smoothie machines for so long! this is such a nice way of doing a post like this, it's corny but it just makes you appreciate and smile at the little things xx


  2. Beautiful photos :) I've also been thinking about trying out smoothies, doing them myself instead of buying them <3



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