April 2017 – World Stationery Day

As most of you will know, I am a massive stationery fan! I have so much that I am never at a lost for notebooks, or anything stationery related for that matter. Recently I found out that today, Wednesday 26 April 2017 is World Stationery Day, I swear there is a National Day for anything and everything now a days. I jumped at the chances of celebrating this day as I am a stationery addict.

I am sure you are all thinking what exactly is World Stationery Day, what is the point of this celebration? Well, after some careful research on their website, I have learnt a lot about the day. It is a day of celebration for the written word and all things stationery. Their aim, to get people all over the world talking and writing about stationery as well as speaking about why writing by hand is important.

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March Favourites

I can not believe how fast 2017 is going! One minute it was 1 March and now March is finished and April is in full swing. That means a wrap up of my favourite things from March. For me, March was pretty busy as I traveled a lot during the month, first I went to London for an interview for a Magazine Training Course with Press Association.

I had a lovely time in London, I was only there for a day but as the interview was in the morning, I was able to spend the afternoon sightseeing! Which I loved as I haven’t had a stroll around London in a while, when I went for my Autosport interview for the Junior Programme I was busy all day. Press Association is based a ten minute walk from Buckingham Palace, so I jumped at the chance to visit there.

The first and only time I’ve visited the Palace was when I visited London last year but was late at night so I didn’t see any of the guards. This time around, the Palace was bustling with life as the guards were standing outside and tourists were all admiring the Palace which I loved! From here, I went and visited Big Ben/Westminster.

I love visiting this part of London as all my favourite monuments are within walking distance. As I was able to take a nice stroll from Westminster to Trafalgar Square, it’s lovely to see so many people admiring all the sights in London. I don’t know how far I walked but I bet it was a lot! Time surely does go fast and before I knew it, it was time to start traveling back home to my Uncle’s, my day in London came to an end.

If you follow me on my social media platforms, you’ll know that I am a massive motorsports fan! I was lucky to attend the Britcar: Endurance last year at Silverstone as Media, this year I’ve done one better. I managed to attend the Season Launch of the British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park as media, a dream come true!

This was an amazing experience as I was able to go trackside at a circuit that I’ve never been too, along with meeting up with my photographer friends again. The Season Launch kicks start the new season for BTCC, this is a day of testing along with driver and car reveals. There are some gorgeous cars this season and I was soo lucky to take photos of them!

I also said hello to my good friends over at Team HARD who continue to grow as a team. I’m looking forward to the BTCC season, especially as I’ll be attending Rounds 25, 26 & 27 at Silverstone in September. This was a massive experience for me as BTCC is much bigger than Britcar and I know a lot more of the drivers and teams.

I also learnt a lot in regards to photography as my dad brought a new lens for his camera so this was the perfect opportunity for me to practice with this lens. It was super easy to use, left my arms dead as it was super heavy! As I spent the day with Ian Cutting from Ian Cutting Photography, who was taking photos for Essaar Motorsports, if I had any problems, I would have been able to learn from him.

It was Mother’s Day at the end of March, also known as Mothering Sunday, so I spent the day with my mum and two sisters. We went to Frankie & Benny’s for lunch, yumm! Afterwards we watched Beauty & the Beast, I’m still not sure about this movie as the animated film is one of my favourite Disney films, but after hearing a lot of good things about it, I thought I would give it a try.

It was lovely to spend some quality time with the family, everyone must have had the same idea as everywhere was super busy! Beauty & the Beast was a really good movie, there seemed to be a lot more singing and dancing though, it’s amazing what they can do with special effects. I loved that everything was a lot more French orientated, the animation it wasn’t as grand.

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I love doing these favourites as it makes me re-think about everything I’ve done during the month. I really struggled in the beginning with ideas for March’s Favourites, as I feel that I haven’t done that much, anything interesting at least but then I look through my Instagram and realise I’ve been really busy. It’s crazy how fast March has gone, I really hope that’s not the same for April!

I hope you have enjoyed what you’ve seen here, April is going to be a very busy month for me as I’m traveling to Italy at the end of the month, so look out for those photos!

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March #Paperhaul Subscription Box

I am very excited to show you something that I recently received, I was luckily enough to receive March’s #Paperhaul, a monthly subscription box by Crafty Creatives. I’ve seen this box for a little while now, but never got my hands on one until now. I have heard a lot of good things about #Paperhaul and I was not disappointed when I opened the envelope!

#Paperhaul is an exciting stationery subscription that celebrates great design and high quality stationery. Contents of the box will vary each month, but you could expect, greeting card, postcards, sticker sheet, notebook, mini notebooks and wrapping paper. The subscription box is delivered monthly and costs £10 plus £2 postage.

On the front, there was the first clue for this month’s theme, a sticker that matched the design and theme inside, and stated ‘your #Paperhaul is here’. I was in awe when I looked at the different stationery items I received. What I loved most is that because it’s in a hard-backed envelope rather than a box, it fits through your letterbox!

This box contains:

  • One large greeting card with envelope
  • Three postcards
  • A ruled notebook
  • Three mini notecards with envelopes

The designs are amazing, I love the bright and vibrant colours, they are all very floral which I suppose is very fitting for March as the first day of Spring was Monday 20 March. These have definitely cheered me up and made me excited for Spring/Summer. I love that they’ve chosen a design to match the month. Along with the floral designs, there is little quotes on everything which I love!

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There’s a card for different occasions and I can not wait to send these to my friends and family. I’m sure they’ll be a lovely pick me up for anyone! I’m really glad I received this box, as I love my stationery I can really see myself using it. Especially the ruled notebook, like how adorable is that! It’s perfect for little notes, I might just leave this on my desk for important dates/notes.

I hope you have enjoyed this post! If you’ve liked what you seen, you can get your hands on April’s box HERE. I am definitely thinking about subscribing to this box as I have loved what I received this month and I was not disappointed!

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2016 Highlights & Recap

Before you can move forward with the New Year, I think it’s always good to look back on the previous year to see your achievements. Looking at it, 2016 has been quite a successful year for me! A lot has happened and I am really proud of myself. I thought I would share with you today my highlights of 2016.

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