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The Beginning Of A New Chapter…

97 days of unemployment.
Countless applications.
Multiple initial phone calls.
Six interviews.
Five “we’ve gone with someone who has more experience” emails.
One “we would love for you to join our team” email.

Yes, that’s right – I start my new job today!

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TV Shows I’ve Been Watching Recently

With the darker evenings creeping in, there is nothing I enjoy more than being curled up on the sofa with a blanket and a very good TV show to binge watch.

Whether you have Netflix or an Amazon Fire Stick, there is a lot to choose from and sometimes, too much choice results in you going back to a show that you’ve seen a thousand times before.

Pretty Little Liars, I’m looking at you…

Towards the end of August, I asked for TV recommendations on my Instagram Stories and you all gave some many incredible suggestions so naturally, I did my research and watched a handful of them..

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Waving Goodbye To Summer, Focusing On Myself & Looking Forward

I am very ready for all things Autumnal.

Leaves that crunch under your feet, making a cup of tea just to stay warm, dark evenings with a wide selection of TV shows, a wardrobe filled with cosy knit wear and the endless struggle of taking a photo within a certain time slot.

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

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7 Instagram Hashtags Created By Bloggers That You Should Be Using

Bloggers should support other bloggers.

That’s my mantra.

One way in which I enjoy supporting them is by using hashtags in which they create, using them on my own feed and not only that, but you’re able to discover so many other fantastic blogger accounts.

I know majority of bloggers tend to use this hashtags but just in case you don’t, I thought it would be a great opportunity to share.

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What I Learnt About Posting Daily On Instagram For A Week

I have a love – hate relationship with Instagram.

I spend a lot of time on the app: posting, replying to comments, liking the photos on my feed, watching stories and using the explore page for inspiration and to find new accounts.

As much as I love the app, it is frustrating when photos don’t do as well as you’d hoped and your followers are up and down like a yo-yo. Even though I don’t want to focus on the number of likes, I thought it would be quite interesting to see how many I receive within a certain length of time.

So I set myself on a little challenge: posting daily for a week.

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Why Scheduling Works For My Blog

When you have a blog, there is two sides to scheduling: getting content written in advance as well as having many tweets to promote your posts and social media.

It takes time out of your day, it really does.

During a recent Blogosphere Chat, questions were asked about scheduling and from my answers came several questions from fellow bloggers and I thought it would make a somewhat interesting blog post.

Scheduling to some may seem like a lot of work and I won’t sugar coat it: it is but I enjoy doing it and as someone who is passionate about marketing, I know it’s great for my blog in the long run. I’m going to make this post as straight forward as I can but if you have any questions, feel free to ask!

So buckle up and learn about how about I make scheduling a priority for my blog.

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What I Spent In July

Being unemployed with no monthly income is difficult.

It is both emotionally and mentally draining having no full time job and yet, there are still payments that need to be made.

Hannah Gale recently wrote a blog post about how much she spent in a week on food and drink and after reading, I began wondering about how much I tend to spend and with the current state of me being unemployed (sigh, I’d like a job now please), I have to be very careful with my dollar.

Granted, I have been extremely careful within July – only spending what I really need (that went down the drain quickly) with the odd treat thrown in (read: multiple treats) and of course, we had a week long trip to Bath, Cornwall and Cardiff which meant getting the purse out a fair few times during the day.

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10 Instagram Locations In Bath

Instagram locations are forever being hunted down by bloggers, photographers and people who are a little bit snap happy.

With that being said, we had 26 hours in Bath recently and I wanted to visit as many picturesque spots as I possibly could. With the aid of Visit Bath and #igersbath, I saved quite a few photos (50+) into a collection on Instagram and noted down any street names within my notepad. This way, we got to see the beautiful sights whilst taking all the photos.

We did have a press pass kindly gifted to us from Visit Bath in which we used for Bath Abbey and The Roman Baths, so please know that when you see those photos, we were there in collaboration and that blog posts will be coming up for those spots very soon.

*This post is photo heavy!

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Channelling My Inner Tarzan With Go Ape

Blossomed from a simple idea, Go Ape was founded in 2001 and since then, the outdoor company has swung from strength to strength reaching 33 locations across the United Kingdom. Go Ape is all about having fun, stepping out of your comfort zone and pretending to be Tarzan for a few hours.

We were kindly gifted two tickets by the Go Ape team to their Delamere Forest location for a Saturday afternoon of swinging through the trees!

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