Wednesday, 17 October 2018

My Driving Experience; Tests, Cars and My First 6 Months

I finally did it! On April 16th this year, I passed my driving test! 
If you have read my blog for a while you will know I have been wanting to pass my test for the longest time and it eventually happened, after all the times I nearly gave up, I am pleased I never.

Previous Tests.
I had taken and failed 3 tests before passing my 4th. My first test was the start of May 2017. I failed that one due to messing up my reverse round a corner, I caught the curb and failed. My second one was the end of that same month, I failed that for the exact same thing. I was so annoyed with myself. I then chose to go with a different instructor as I felt like I was progressing with the instructor I had. I took my third test in March of this year and failed that for clipping a roundabout 2 minutes into my test! Last but not least I took my final test in April and passed. I had to do a parallel park which when he told me that I thought I was going to fail but somehow, I managed it and passed. When he told me I didn't believe him at first.

Choosing My Car.
So for a while before passing my test I knew exactly what I wanted. I had always drove fiestas I loved them so I knew that was what I would like for myself. Before my test I was looking round and seen a car dealership near me who had the perfect one. I enquired online about it the day I passed my test and they rang me the next day. I went up and viewed it, gave it a test drive and signed the forms. I had the car a week later and 6 months later I am still in love with it. I went for a 59 plate Ford Fiesta Zetec. I opted for a 5 door as it is more practical for me and my family. 

My First 6 Months Driving
Over the last 6 months my confidence has grown so much. I drove on the motorway about 5 weeks after I passed, I drove to Glasgow which is 1 hour and a half way from where I live. It was scary on the way home as it was pitch black and very bad rain but I did it and I am still proud. I have also drove down to Blackpool a few times too. I am getting a lot more confident with parking and driving in general. I am still nervous about going through a drive-thru and have been putting it off since I passed, I should probably do it soon though! I remember at first I was terrified to go fill my car up but now it doesn't bother me so I am hoping that will happen with drive-thru's too.

That is all for my post about my driving experience! I hope you enjoyed this post.
Thanks for reading,
Keira x

Monday, 15 October 2018

A Lot To Catch You Up On

Wow... it has been a while since I sat down and done this and boy have I missed it. I took a very long break from blogging which I didn't mean to do but due to changing jobs twice and other personal reasons I haven't had the time to sit down and blog. I am now back and ready to get back at it more than ever.

So, what's been happening since I last posted? Well, I finally passed my driving test! I have been driving now for 6 months and I love it. I am going to do a post all about my driving test experience, first 6 months of driving and showing you my car in a post on Wednesday.

I have also changed jobs! I have gone from working in a supermarket cafe to working in the bakery in the same store, now I am working as a home carer. So different to what I am used to but I love it. I have been there two months now.

I am so excited to get back into blogging and have a lot of post ideas ready to get me back going.

Thanks for reading
Friday, 2 February 2018

January Round Up

Hi everyone and happy February! We are finally in the second month of the year after what seemed to be the longest month ever!
Today I am going to be doing a recap on the last month.
I paid off 2 out of my 3 holidays this year. I can't wait for my first one in May!!
I also reached 600 twitter followers for my blog, it might not sound like a lot to many but it's a lot for me! I also reached 60 bloglovin followers.
I also booked my driving test this month! If you follow me on twitter or have read my blog before you will know that I failed my driving test twice last year and my goal is to pass it this year. Hopefully I will pass this next time.
I also got started on my medication for my PCOS that has been bothering me for a while. I finally have answers and starting my tablets! 
Not a lot else has really happened this month but I hope the rest of the year carries on like this last one did.

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

An Open Letter To... My Late Uncle

Dear Uncle Ant, It's been 3 years today since I got home from work to be told you had gone. It was a Saturday evening. I remember it like it was yesterday. I remember how I had no internet on my phone so I couldn't check facebook on my way home from work like I normally would, that is something I so thankful for. By 5pm it was all over facebook that you had left us. I didn't get home until 6.

When my mum told me you had gone, I didn't believe her. How could I believe here? You were only 39. It was when I asked how you had died that it hit me. The answer was something nobody wants to hear. Suicide. You had taken your own life.

I remember going on to facebook and just seeing so many tributes to you. Everyone posting memories of you on facebook, it was nice to read so many messages about you on there.

The one thing I regret is on the Thursday before you left us you walked past my work and I didn't think to shout on you. If I knew then that that would of been the last time I ever seen you I would of shouted on you.

All I want to know is why? Why did you do it? I wish you knew how much you were loved and still are. We still laugh about some of the crazy things you did, thats what mad you who you were.

Your 40th birthday is a day I will never forget. We headed up to your headstone with some of your friends and we sat had a laugh and had a drink to celebrate with you. We set off lanterns into the sky to remember you. We ended up getting locked in the cemetery that night. I bet that made you laugh! 

I will always remember you and will love you forever. There is stories of you I will never ever forget. You were and still are one of the best bouncers this city ever had.


Monday, 29 January 2018

Colab Dry Shampoo; Unicorn Fragrance

Hi everyone, today I have a review on the Colab Dry Shampoo in the scent 'Unicorn Fragrance'. I am a sucker for dry shampoo and use it a lot more than I probably should. I have never tried Colab before so decided to pick this one up to give it a try.
First of all I love the scent of it! It smells so nice, different to what the Batiste ones smell like.
My hair still didn't feel any cleaner after using this dry shampoo though, I have tried it on more that one occasion and it just doesn't seem to work for my hair. My mum has tried this in the past and she loved it so I think I will be giving her this for her to use so that I don't waste it. 
As much as I wanted this to work it just really wasn't for me. When I use Batiste it looks fine and feels clean whereas using this one it doesn't make a difference to how it looks or feels.
I picked this up from Boots and it cost me £3.49
Thanks for reading

Friday, 19 January 2018

Health Update; It's All A Waiting Game

Hi everyone, today I am giving you a health update on my suspected POS. If you haven't seen my first post I would suggest reading that here before reading this one so that it makes sense.

Since my last post I was seen at the hospital about it where they gave me another blood test and all my veins decided to collapse, my arm was bruised for 2 weeks and I nearly fainted myself. Then I had an ultrasound there as my last scan came back inconclusive. That was all done at the end of last year.

I went back to the hospital yesterday to see my consultant, I went in feeling sick not knowing what she was going to say. When I walked in she told me it looks like I probably do have POS. She has gave me tablets that I have to take for a week that should kick start my periods again, then I have to go back to my GP for them to put me on the pill again. She also told me I needed to lose weight which I don't see how she would know that as she hasn't weighed me or anything. I don't feel like I need to but I am going to try too anyway. 
Then she asked me if I was pregnant and I said no, that bit confused me as last I was told I probably can't have kids and now she says that to me. She then went on to say well I don't know if you can have kids we will just have to wait and see. 
So now all I can do is wait. Wait to see if my periods come back then in the future it will be waiting to see if I can have children.
I am still confused as she didn't say much at all yesterday apart from putting me on tablets. I was only in the room about 5 minutes with her.
Hopefully this will sort everything out though!

Thanks for reading
Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Beauty Conspiracy Theories

Hi everyone, today I am going to be doing a post bringing together two of my favourite thins. Beauty and Conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories are something I love reading about or watching on Youtube so I decided to do a post based on them today.

The first theory I am going to be sharing with you involves lip balm. Apparently, lip balms contain glass fibres and irritants to their products to make our lips more dry and chapped so that we use more of their products to try and get rid of the chapped lips. Do I believe this one? I can see where they are coming from but I don't think it is true.

This one is interesting, the theory surrounding travel size and testers for product is that they are better quality than the actual product you buy in store. You get a foundation sample and fall in love with how it looks, you buy the full sized product but it's not as good as you remember. This happens to a lot of us I'm sure. So is this done on purpose to make us get the full sized products? We will never know.

How many products can you use for so many different things? Using concealer for highlighting for instance. A few years ago none of these things existed but now you see them everywhere. When I first got into makeup, concealer was used just to cover blemishes, now it is used for covering blemishes, putting under your eyes, highlight. There is so many uses. The theory behind this is that if companies are showing you new ways to use their products for multiple things, people are going to use more of the products faster than they would of a few years ago. Meaning that you will run out faster and re-purchase the product. 

I love liquid lipsticks so of course I was going to mention a theory about them. Liquid lipsticks expire a lot faster than normal lipsticks, so companies are promoting liquid lipsticks as they expire faster so you are having to replace them more often. Personally I don't believe that one but I still wanted to add it.

Hope you enjoyed this different type of post today!
Thanks for reading