Dig a little deeper..

Hey guys!

I’ve been hunting pinterest for ideas for blogging since ive been lost for things to blog about recently. I found this ‘dig a little deeper’ tag and i thought it would be perfect for a blog post!

  1. Do you prefer writing in Black or Blue pen? Personally i prefer to write in black pen, only because in nursing school our only option is black ink.
  2. Would you prefer to live in the country or in the city? I would 100 prefer to live in the country! i love taking big long walks, nature and a tonne of fresh air!
  3. If you could learn a new skill, what would it be? If i had to choose a new skill to learn then i would learn sign language, i feel as a student nurse this would be a huge skill to help me care for people.
  4. Do you drink your tea or coffee with sugar? I drink both my tea and coffee with alot of sugar.
  5. Do you prefer baths or showers? I love a bubble bath but i always have to go for a shower afterwards because i never feel clean.. so i would have to say showers.
  6. what was your favourite book as a child? Matilda.
  7. If you could be a mythical creature, what would you be? I would 100% choose to be a mermaid!
  8. Do you prefer reading paper or electonic books? I prefer a good book rather than using it on my phone.
  9. What is your favourite form of clothing? My favourite form of clothing is dresses.
  10. Do you like your name? would you ever change it? I absolutely love my name. I keeps me close to my grandma 💜
  11. Who is a mentor to you? My biggest mentors in life are definitely my mum and my grandma. They are my biggest inspirations in life, if i ever become half the person that they are then it would make me the happiest person in the world.
  12. Would you ever want to be famous? if so what for? I would love to me famous for either my nursing career or for writing an inspiring books to help others.
  13. Are you a restless sleeper? I am such a restless sleeper its unbelievable.
  14. Do you consider yourself a romantic? I would definitely consider myself a romantic person.
  15. Who do you want to be closer to? If i had to chose someone to be closer to it would have to be my Sister-in-law. I feel like im not really as close to her as i wish i could be.
  16. Do you miss someone at the moment? at the moment i am missing a few people. but life goes on and if its meant to be then it will always find a way.
  17. Tell us about an early childhood memory. – an early childhood memory i have is being around 7 years old, playing with my brother and my cousin. We were all playing in the street and my cousin went down the street reallly fast on her bike, crashed into the stoney wall and got the biggest lump on her head ever. I remember laughing so hard i thought my stomach was going to explode. We called her egghead for about 3 weeks.
  18. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten? The strangest thing i have ever eaten would have to be Octopus.
  19. What can you see outside your window? outside my window i can see other houses in my street and the supermarket thats a few minutes walk down the street.
  20. what are you most thankful for? The thing i am most thankful for is my family and friends. They make me the person i am today and i am immensely thankful for everything they do for me.
  21. Do you like spicy food? I LOOOOVEEEE spicy food. I live for spicy foods.
  22. Have you ever met someone famous? Yeah, i once met a really famous footballer.
  23. Do you keep a diary or a journal? Yeah i keeep a diary, It helps me de-stress.
  24. Do you prefer to use pens or pencils? I much prefer pens.
  25. What is your star sign? Aries.
  26. Do you like your cereal crunchy or soggy? Crunchy.. always!
  27. What would you want your legacy to be? That is completely something i am unsure of.. such a hard one!
  28. Do you like reading? what was the last thing you read? the last thing i read was cathy glass’s Cruel to be Kind.
  29. How do you show someone you love them? I first of all tell them how much i love them. I spend loads of time with them, it just kinda shows when i love someone.
  30. do you like ice in your drinks? i always have to have ice in my drinks.
  31. what are you afraid of? Things i am afraid of are clowns, walking/driving alone in the dark, snakes, rats and black crows.
  32. what is your favourite scent? Eternity Summer is my favourite scent to wear!
  33. Do you address other people by their first name or their last name? First name. it feels more personal.
  34. Do you prefer swimming in pools or in the ocean? i love the ocean but i prefer the pool since its cleaner and theres no sharks to eat me ha!
  35. if money was not a factor, how would you live your life? I would travel!
  36. what is one thing you want to teach your children? I want to teach my children to be kind to everyone, even if others are not so kind to them. i want to teach my children to always be honest, no matter if it is going to temporarily hurt the other person. I want to teach my children to never lie and to always be grateful.
  37. where do you feel the safest? I feel the safest at home with all my doors locked.
  38. What is your most used emoji? My most used emoji is the heart eyed cat face.
  39. what is your favourite season and why? My favourite season is winter because i get to be wrapped up, see al the snow and everyone always seems to be happy.
  40. Describe yourself in one word  : Independent.



I hope you guys enjoyed this, and i hope it gives you some inspiration for your own blogs.



A lookback at 2017.



Hey guys!

As its nearing the end of 2017 i thought i would have a lookback over my memories of 2017.

To start my year off i found out i was having a beautiful baby niece, My first ever niece!! i was absolutely ecstatic! i wanted to cry when my brother and sister and law told me. all i could think about was how much pink, fluffy stuff i could buy for her. I was absolutely buzzing.

In April, I turned 21. By turning 21 my bestfriend has surprised me with a trip to London. Whilst in London she had told me that her parents had bought me a ticket to see ‘The Lion King’ in the theatre. It was absolutely fantastic! ive never seen anything so lively and colourful in my life. it truly was a magical experience. During my trip to london i got to see Buckingham Palace, The Guards Dance, I went to bubbagump – i would highly recommend everyone to go and eat here. It has to be the best food id ever tasted. Also they have the best cocktails too!! I also got to walk around the Queens Garden, I seen Big Ben and all the other popular sights to see.

For my 21st I also went to Marbella to celebrate not only my 21st but also my sister in laws Hen Weekend. It has to be the best girls holiday ive ever been on. We spent the whole weekend drinking and having so much fun! we visited Nikki Beach which was absolutely fantastic. Id highly recomment Marbs for a girls weekend.

In May, it was wedding time. My Brother and sister in law got married. The whole day was absolutely magical. I cried my whole way down the isle and at my brothers speech (embarrisingly i was the only person crying). My bridesmaid dress was beautiful and i felt like a princess in it. My sister looked absolutely gorgeous in both of her wedding dresses. My brothers speech was hilarious but also heart warming. I crying my eyes out like a big baby.


In August, My baby Niece was born. I spent hours in the waiting room waiting to recieve news. When i finally got to meet and hold her, it was the best feeling in the world. She looks exactly like me! I am super in love with her and how far she has come since she was born. Shes 4 months and already sitting up by herself ! her little giggle is the best sound in the world. she babbles alot which is mega cute!

Along the way i have made so many amazing memories i can cherish forever. Ive met amazing life long friends aswell. I hope everyone has had as many amazing memories as i have and i hope all of you guys have had a great year!


Common White Girl Tag☕️

Hey guys, i thought id answer the “common white girls tag” to let you guys get to know me a little more.


  1. Favorite Starbucks drink? my favourite starbs drink would 100% have to be Pumpkin Spiced Latte. I live for that stuff!!
  2. Do you ever say “LOL” or “OMG” out loud? i say OMG alot! its just a habit when something reallllly surprises me. oops.
  3. Do you wear the same clothing item more than once? as in after its washed? yes!! but if its not washed then no, thats disgusting!!
  4. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? in the morning id say it takes me roughly an hour to get ready if i wanna look presentable.
  5. How many selfies do you take per day? hahaha! so many. how hard is it to get a good selfie these days though? nearly impossible!!
  6. How many Instagram followers and pictures do you have? i have 451 followers and 321 photos.
  7. Are you racist? definitely not, i hate racist people. it takes a whole 2 seconds to same something kind to someone.
  8. How many tweets do you have? i have just over 3000 tweets on my personal account.
  9. Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr? i dont think i could pick between instagram and twitter, i love them both 😍
  10. What do you spend most of your time doing? i spend most of my time studying for university or working 😫
  11. Who are your favorite YouTubers? my favourite youtubers are Shaaanxo, AlishaMarie, Zoe Sugg, MacDaddy, Dani Mansutti, LaurDIY, TeeandEss, Mia Stammer and  Justine G.Feather.
  12. How often do you cut your nails? i dont cut my nails, i usually just give them a good file once a week. cutting them gives me the shivers 😖
  13. Are you a shopaholic? 100%. i absolutely loooooooooove to shop!! i would do it as a job if i could!!
  14. How many times have you watched Mean Girls? oh god i watch mean girls at least once a month. i love that movie!!
  15. Do you own a lot of clothes? yeah, i cant help but shop 😂
  16. Do you wear makeup every day? no, aint nobody got time for that.
  17. Do you take pictures of your food before you eat it? if i think it looks cute then i’ll take a picture or a snapchat of it but other than that no.
  18. What are your average grades in school?  my grades usually sit around a B.
  19. How do you usually style your hair? i have an afro but i usually straighten it and if im feeling like taking time with it ill give it a quick curl with some twists.
  20. Do you always look presentable? no, does anyone look presentable 100% of the time?


I hope everyone enjoyed this and it gave you all a little insight on myself😆.


So since its coming up to halloween i thought i would give you all a list of things you may want or need to do for halloween.

  1. go shopping for halloween costumes.
  2. decorate your home.
  3. go to a pumpkin patch and buy some pumpkins
  4. carve pumpkins
  5. visit a haunted house
  6. go to a drive in scary movie
  7. prepare a scavenger hunt for friends and family.
  8. prepare the halloween candy for the visitors
  9. practice your halloween makeup – thats gotta be perfect!!
  10. bake halloween snacks such as cookies, tablet, fudge, toffee apples.
  11. wach halloween movies
  12. read scary stories
  13. go visit a halloween parade
  14. drink pumpkin spiced lattes
  15. watch some halloween youtube videos such as how to’s, drink mixtures etc!
  16. read some of your favourite blogs on halloween.



A hard life lesson i’ve learned recently.

As it came to the end of year one of my nursing programme, i had to get everything ready for my end of year interview. With this interview i had to prepare all of my exam results, everything i had learned on placement, and most of all my time sheets and skills clusters.

Walking into the interview i was soo nervous yet i felt confident that i had everything prepared as had done my best. However, when i sat down in the soft, blue chair i was informed that although i had previously thought i had passed my resit of my first ever essay of the year, i had infact failed it due to it being late and the examiner taking 10 marks off of my grade.

Hearing i had failed and was to be removed from the programme absolutely broke my heart. I had literally felt like my heart had been ripped out of my chest and had been stomped on. It ruined me. I spent the following 2 days at home crying my eyes out of my head and wondering what i was going to do now that my life dream had been ripped away from me.

I then went on to email my lecturer to find out i could appeal my grade and get accepted back into my class. So i put all of my heart and soul into the appeal to make sure i got back into university. With writing the appeal i seeked help from professionals and also family members to see what they thought i should write, and how best to explain my prediciment. I decided that the only way i could fully be myself would be to just tell the 100% truth of my feelings.

During this time i felt like a whole part of me had been taken away and i didnt know what i was going to do. Ive never felt so hopeless and unorganised in my life. I HATED not knowing where i stood or knowing what the outcome was going to be. However i did learn that in a way it was my own fault i had failed as i had told myself repeatedly “I’ll do it tomorrow” and before i knew it, it was the night before the 9 am deadline and all i had written was my name – stressed and drinking litres upon litres of red bull. So i had told myself that if i got back into university then i would have all of my work done at least a week in advance to ensure i never got kicked out again.

Two weeks later i got an email saying i had been accepted back into university. This email made me burst into tears of happiness, so lucky!! I was overjoyed and felt like i truly did have someone watching over me and listening to my prayers.

To anyone who leaves things to the last minute like i did, please use this as your warning sign and never leave it again, its only going to leave you stressed, anxious and tired. Just take some time every day and do small amounts of work to your project and i bet you will feel so much better.

My favourite cocktail recipe :-)



Hey guys i thought for todays post i would share with you my all time favourite cocktail recipe! The famous Mojito.


  • 1½ lime , cut into wedges – keep a wedge for a garnish.
  • 20 fresh mint leaves
  • 2½ teaspoons granulated sugar
  • handful ice
  • 65ml/2½fl oz white rum (i prefer to use Malibu)
  • splash soda water, to taste
  • fresh mint sprig, to garnish

To Make:-

  1. Put the limes, mint and granulated sugar into a sturdy glass and mash with the end of a clean rolling pin or a spoon , to bruise the mint and release the lime juice.

  2. Add the ice and pour your chosen white rum over the ice.

  3. Add soda water to taste and stir well. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve.


hope you guys enjoyed this recipe and it comes in useful this spring/summer.


Love, Rachel xo

What i keep in my bag on a daily basis..

This post is such a classical blog post from a lifestyle blogger, but i thought i would join the crowd and do one aswell.

Things i keep in my bag are usually really uninteresting but i thought i would invite you inside and let you find out for yourself.

Ariana Perfume – This perfume is my all time favourite perfume for every day. Cheap and cheerful. I always get so many compliments on my perfume and it makes me feel so fresh and summery.

Eos lipbalm – its always extremely important to carry lip balm in your bag to hydrate your lips to keep them from going chapped, red and sore! Lip balm comes in handy for more than your lips. I got my first EOS lip balm just over a month ago and it is absolutely amazing. it has a great strawberry/raspberry scent and also tastes amazing too.

Compact mirror – My compact mirror was bought for me from my parents and it has a photo of my French Bulldog ingraved on the front of it which i completely fell in love with the moment i saw it, it even brought a tear to my eye.

Diary – I know old fashioned. But i do prefer to write all my appointments and stuff into an actual physical diary so that im forced to check it. also my diary is green with orange sunflowers on it and is really cute. I purchased it from paperchase for £8.

Glasses – i always keep an extra pair of both daily glasses and sun glasses in my bag to be on the safe side. Theres nothing worse than being out and having the sun in your eyes or not being able to read a menu.

pens/pencils – i’m a student, i will always need pens and pencils.

Earphones – nothing worse than being alone and having no earphones to listen to music!

Hair ties/bobby pins – just to be on the safe side.

my ipad – i keep my ipad in my bag because i keep most of my blog stuff on it and use it when im waiting for appointments etc.

my purse – always needed. in my purse i keep my bank cards, my loyalty cards, cash and spare change along with my drivers licence.

my car and house keys – cant go anywhere without my keys.

my makeup bag – for the much needed touch ups half way through the day!


Much Love, Rachel Xx