Firedance: The New Fragrance from Ruth Mastenbroek

I am a massive sucker for perfumes, whenever I’m out and about, they’ll be some kind of fruity smell around me. I can never leave the house without having some kind of perfume on me, so when Nic Mastenbroek approached me asking if I would love to try Firedance I jumped at the chance! Firedance is the fourth perfume created by Ruth Mastenbroek, mother of Nic and a niche perfumer from England.

Her love for perfume began when she worked in the fragrance department at Selfridges, she has now been composing perfumes for 40years. Each of her creations she seeks perfection, her perfumes are all masterpieces, with them taking 2-3 years to craft. Through her perfumes, she wants to tell stories about life, stories of freedom, love, discovery and celebration.

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Book Review // Deadly Burial

If you are a regular visitor to An Ocean Glimmer, you’ll know just how much I adore reading! I’m not going to bore you too much because I am super excited to share with you the book that I’ve been reading this month. I really enjoy being a part of the Blog Tours hosted by Jenny Marston over at Neverland Blog Tours. Every month I am introduced to a different author and different book, that before hand I might have never wanted to try.

So far I have yet to come across an author I have previously reviewed. This month, I am the twenty-third stop on the Deadly Burial Blog Tour, a novel by Jon Richter. I am normally involved in one-week blog tours or something called a Weekend Blitz when it’s over the weekend, but never a two-week blog tour. This is very exciting for myself and all the other bloggers who are sharing the love for Jon Richter’s novel.

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September Goals

You guys know I’ve been doing my Monthly Favourites for a little while now, I love doing these as they are a perfect reflection of the month but I felt something was missing! I thought I would start to do a Monthly Goals post, I think with everything going on at the moment, listing out my goals here would be perfect! Then at the end of the month, I will take the time to reflect on my goals, to see if I have completed them and what I need to do for the next month.

Let’s begin with my September Goals;

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Introduction to Aylesbury

I’ve always been very open about where I live, I’m sure if you’ve followed An Ocean Glimmer for a while, you’ll know EVERYTHING about Plymouth. There’s just soo much to show you and there’s always something new going on, which I love showing you guys. The scenery was something else, you’ll know this if you read my National Camera Day post. This is why I wanted to introduce you to where I’m living now, a small town called Aylesbury near London.

I don’t want to ramble too much here over why I moved, so you should definitely check out my previous post which explains all. But for now, let’s talk about Aylesbury, I’m currently living with my Uncle and Nan in their three bedroom house, along with the partner. It’s not 100% at the moment because my space doesn’t represent me! But I’ve only been living here just over a month, these things take time.

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Goodbye Plymouth

I’m sorry things haven’t been perfect on An Ocean Glimmer at the moment, I’ve just been a little preoccupied with moving to a different part of the United Kingdom. Some of you may know that I used to live in Plymouth, a city in the South West of England. I have lived here my whole life, I have ever only known one house, so it’s been a pretty big thing to move five hours.

As I was receiving offers for interviews around the London/Reading area, I thought it would be good to live with my Uncle in Aylesbury. This does mean though I won’t be living with my parents, sisters and the puppy dog, who I will miss dearly. This all means more differences in my life, something I’m needing to get used to. But it’s all a part of growing up, I’m really excited by this especially to experience it with the partner

I feel like I’ve finally settled in and things are looking bright for myself and Peter, who also moved from Plymouth to live with myself in Aylesbury. Which means a new chapter in our lives together, something that I’m hoping will go well. Seeing as I lived in Plymouth for 21 years, I thought I would sum up some of the things I would miss.

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50 Questions You’ve Never Been Asked Tag

Today is a little special post, recently I was tagged by the lovely Zoe to do the 50 Questions You’ve Never Been Asked Tag. I love tags like these, as it’s the perfect way to get to know each other on more of a personal level! Some of these questions are pretty odd and hopefully, you’ll learn something new about me! When I finished Zoe’s, I fell in love and couldn’t wait to begin my own.

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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.Β Press Association is based a ten minute walk from Buckingham Palace, so I jumped at the chance to visit there.

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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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Real Ideas Organisation finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards

The Real Ideas Organisation have been shortlisted in two categories in the UK Social Enterprise Awards.

The Awards, organised by Social Enterprise UK, the national body for social enterprise, recognise excellence and outstanding achievements by social enterprises along with those who lead them. Around the United Kingdom there are over 70,000 social enterprises, who contribute Β£24 billion to the economy each year. RIOΒ are based in the South West with offices in Plymouth, Liskeard and Bristol.

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KitKat Chocolatory London

While I was in London at the beginning of this month, I had the opportunity to visit the KitKat Chocolatory at the Westfield Shopping Centre. As I follow Nestle UK & I News on Twitter they were tweeting about the launch. I just had to visit the pop-up shop as it was only open for five weeks.

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