Friday, 6 September 2013

Day 5 - 10 Day YOU Challenge

Day You Challenge Day 5

Hello and welcome to the 10 Day You Challenge day 5 which today is 6 places.

  1. Hexham
I live near Hexham & would consider Hexham to be my home town. The locals are lovely & chatty. The beauty about Hexham is that there is always something for you to do. The Farmers Market on monthly out surpasses any I have visited. I particularly like the artisan bakers called Zen Bakers. They know alot about the products & give you ideas about what recipes best complement the bread. @zenbakers

2. Brighton

My dad's family have adopted Brighton as their home so I go there frequently for family do's. The one thing that I adore about Brighton is that you can find ANYTHING there. It is also home to the most amazing chocolate shop in the world Choccywocydoodah's


My mum's family are from the lovely area of Liverpool. I have many a memory of plodding around Liverpool with my aunties & uncles. The main city has had a major overhaul in recent years with the birth of L1. I get dragged there by my grandad to go to Lakeland as my gran won't allow him to shop there unsupervised. We both come out of there with bags full of goodies. We are like little kids in a candy shop. I also like to go to Crosby beach to see the Iron Men that Antony Gormley produced. Here is a picture of them. link. I like to walk along here during sunset as the atmosphere is incredible calming.

4. Bamburgh
This holds a special place for me and my boyfriend as it was our first mini break away together. We drove past this to get to Bamburgh Castle & I think that this image is just beautiful. I don't know what it is called but there was a cricket match going on in the field below and we just sat & chilled out there

5. York
I love York. There is so much to do. It is the half way point for my family to meet so we often meet there and go for a wander and end up completely lost. I asked my cousin what she remembered about York and she said ' You insisting we go to Mulberry.' It made me chuckle but it is true. We always go to Betty's & buy a few cakes (a fondant fancy for me). My mum spends a lot of time there for work and showed me around. We end up going to all the cute quirky shops we don't have in the North East. 

6. Kent

This is where my Grandad lives. It is one of those counties so similar to Northumberland. I have found everyone is so friendly. The fact my dad grew up there makes it special to him & me, everytime we go he tells me something new about his time living there.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Day 4 - 10 Day YOU Challenge

Day Challenge Day 4

Hello and welcome to day 4 of the 10 day you challenge and today is 7 wants.

  1. To have a family of my own.
  2. To meet more new people. Face my fears & overcome my nervous disposition.
  3. To blog more - I always find an excuse.
  4. To lose the ring around my middle (making baby steps...more on that later.)
  5. To travel to Italy & travel around in a convertible or a Vespa.
  6. To inspire someone to do something with their lives.
  7. A designer bag collection to rival Anna Wintour. (Totally materialistic

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Day 3 - 10 Day YOU Challenge

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Day 10 You Challenge and this time it is 8 fears.

  1. My knee popping out - it happened in October & a few times since. I hate it when I lose my balance & then get anxious if I trip.
  2. Being in a car accident - I have nightmares where people I care about die & I am paralysed (vivid I know)
  3. This sounds pathetic but losing my phone. It holds pictures of memories.
  4. My trousers ripping in public.
  5. Being judged for just being myself. I am cripplingly self conscious & won't let loose unless I trust you explicitly
  6. Being lost in an unknown city.
  7. Baked Beans - they make my skin crawl.
  8. Being unprepared for anything - I worry about the small details

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Day 2 - 10 Day YOU Challenge

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the 10 day you challenge and today is 9 loves.

  1. My Family - They make me a stronger person
  2. My beautiful boyfriend. He brings a smile to my face most days.
  3. Handbags - I can't resist buying them.
  4. My end of the month treat. My last treat was a dress from M & Co (it was reduced from £35 to £4.19.)
  5. Hodge Twins - Any body building fanatics will know exactly who they are.
  6. DVD'S- the cheesier the better.
  7. Kirsty Taylor Jewellery - Kirsty is own of the most lovely people I know. She knows exactly what kind of jewellery I like. My latest acquisition is this beautiful piece with my birth stone inspired by Tanya Burr's silver bracelet
  8. I like to treat my friends to surprise gifts. My all time favourite gift was a labour of love on my part - an ercol footstool that was re upholstered and cleaned up (pic here). This was given to my dad on Christmas Day there were tears on my part and lots of boasting to my grand parents. I am still surprised family still talk about this. 
  9. Travelling to new places and just enjoying my time away from the monotony of work.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Day 1 -10 Day YOU Challenge

Hello and welcome to day 4 of the 10 day you challenge and today is 7 wants.

  1. I have named my prospective children. They will be called Ethel & Albert.
  2. I have written a diary for 10 years. This has been on and off but i write in it about anything and everything.
  3. I love to cook. It is a shame I feel like my creative juices get poo pooed by my family as I don't follow a recipe.
  4. I wish to be married in 5 years. I don't want to be married in front of my family I just want it to be myself and my partner.
  5. I secretly wanted an older brother so that I didn't have to be the responsible eldest child.
  6. I have always suffered from eczema. I have seen over 8 doctors and not one of them has prescribed me anything to stop the horrible itch.
  7. I suffer badly with anxiety. I can be fine at work talking to strangers but put me in a room with strangers and i just clam up.
  8. I don't drink, smoke or do drugs. sXe as they say.
  9. I set aside money each month to buy something beautiful at the end of it to cheer myself up
  10. I love listening to stories told by the older generation.

Monday, 25 March 2013


The 1975

10 reasons why I love this song:
  1. If there was one song that instantly puts a smile on my face it is this one.
  2. My boyfriend and I sing this at the top of our lungs when we are driving places. 
  3. I revert to dad dancing when itis on.
  4. The singer sounds like he is singing it to me.
  5. I have had it on repeat since last week.
  6. It reminds me of the summer that we will be having soon (positive thinking)
  7. You could have a BBQ and it would be great to have on in the background
  8. You cannot beat a real good feel good, catchy song.
  9. It is the first song I have ever searched out after just hearing the tune
  10. The song reminds me of a certain family member. 
What songs do you recommend I listen to?

Caio x

Friday, 25 January 2013

Getting to know you..

11 Random Things
  1. I was born cross eyed.
  2. I still live with my parents
  3. I am a blackberry owner
  4. I can't walk in heels
  5. I wish I could accept my body
  6. I can't drink water it has to have cordial in it.
  7. I work in a gallery
  8. My younger sisters are both taller than me 
  9. I want to own a beagle
  10. I wear far to much black
  11. I suffer terribly from panic attacks
My 11 Questions for the Bloggers Below:
1.  What is the last movie you’ve seen? What did you think of it?
It was Resident Evil 5. I found it confusing but once my boyf had explained it to me I got tyhe jist of it.

2.  What has been your fave holiday? 
 Rome with my mum when I was 15 we went for 3 days and it was the longest i had spent with my mum. We came back & I had a tan.

3.  Talking about holidays.. what is a place that you really want to visit? I hate flying so possibly on a boat to the South of France with my close friends. 

4.  Do you like to cook? What’s your ‘signature dish’?
I love to cook and prepare soup as you can chuck anything in I also love my Angel Delight Cake as a treat. 

5.  Have you tried online dating? Any success?
Yes. I was successful in making a prat of myself.

6.  Are you a phone person? Talking on the phone I mean?
I am very conscious that the other person is laughing at me I would rather send them an email or meet them face to face. 

7.  If you could only shop clothes from one store for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?
E of the Bay you can get EVERYTHING there and not worry :)

8.  Do you have many best friends or just one?
I don't consider myself to have a best friend but a series of close friends i go to for different things.

9.  Do you feel that you’re in your right career (or going towards one if you’re still studying)?
I do believe I am. I can be Creative & Business minded at the same time.

10.  Are you a creative person? How does this come across? (Painting, photography, music.. whatever.)
I use my work as a creative output. I like to create beautiful eye catching window displays. 

11.  Where is your happy place? Please describe it.
My happy place is when you are just drifting off to sleep aftering ticking off your mental to do list and I can finally have a restful nights sleep. 

Kathryn changed it to the Roman Numeral: II

Why do you blog - has this motive changed since you began?
I blog to try and get my ideas and thoughts into a place I can understand them better. You can see I am blogging lists that I use to calm me down.
What do you read blogs for? Has this changed since you began?
I read them to understand people better and for relaxation purposes. 

My 11 Questions
 What is your favourite childhood toy?

How did you find my blog? What would you like to see more on it?
Tagging: Anyone who would like to answer my two questions.

 Sorry for the appalling pic but I was frozen and it was snowing.

There are five rules:
1. Post these rules
2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things
3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them
5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them you’ve tagged them
Picture: My work online photo - I was the only one to get a photo that was above waist, everyone else was shoulder and upwards!