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** THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!**

I recently bought Harry Potter and the cursed Child after seeing it pop up all over my instagram feed.

I was pretty excited to read it as I absolutely love the original HP books and films so was delighted it was based on a new story from JK (even if it was written by someone else)

My emotions in regards to the Cursed Child are wildly mixed. On the one hand, I throughly enjoyed the trip down memory lane and I have no problems admitting I teared up several times while reading the script. However, quite a few of the main plot points in the story are kind of absurd and I’m a little surprised JK allowed this book to be considered the 8th book of the Harry Potter series; especially taking into consideration the amount of success and adoration fans have for the franchise it seems like a bit of a risk to me.

I did however, enjoy how the script introduces another side to the Hogwarts we know and love. In the previous books Harry Potter adored his school and saw Hogwarts as a safe haven. This is completely flipped on its head when Albus (Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley’s youngest son) attends Hogwarts. Albus is less than enthusiastic and offers a different and arguably refreshing insight to this iconic place.

One aspect of the book I disliked, was the idea that in one of the versions of the wizarding world, Hermione Granger would end up bitter and malicious if she didn’t end up marrying Ron.

SAY WAHHH!?

I think you’ll find she was doing fine without him, remember Viktor Krum? Remember her being the brightest witch in her year? Remember her being the reason why Harry and Ron did not die in every damn book? I find that alternate universe especially insulting. I get that the writer wants us as readers to understand the importance of Hermione and Ron’s relationship and how much happier she is when they are together however that version of her was not the best way to portray that. One thing I did enjoy reading surrounding this was Ron and Hermione’s conversation on the staircase and how it was full of tension and unspoken words. I thought that part was beautifully written.

 

The new characters are also incredibly endearing, especially Scorpius (Draco Malfoy’s son) I challenge anyone to read this book and not fall in love with how the relationship between Albus and Scorpius is written. Their relationship reminded me of the friendship of the original trio and yet at the same time something completely different and new.

I think out of everything in the play – this beautiful quote is the one that applies to Cursed Child most directly:

“Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic.”

In reality, to expect a more than perfect 8th book from the Cursed Child was somewhat of a pipe. It was somewhat inevitable that a play might struggle to measure up against the careful plotting and characterisation of the previous seven novels. However, I do think that the book is the perfect cure for those who are missing Harry Potter and ready to dive back into the wizarding world one more time.

 

What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below.

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Very excited to show you this absolutely gorgeous piece of handmade jewellery from Wren and Wilson.

I am a complete sucker for anything Bicycle related, I think thats mainly down to the fact I went to University in a cycling city which meant every day I rode my bike to and from lectures and into town; and lets be honest bikes are beautiful things, Especially when in a pretty pastel colour and complete with a little wicker basket.

I came across WREN & WILSON on etsy (My absolute favourite place online to browse) and instantly fell in love with this particular piece, although she has lots of beautiful bits and bobs! 

I was super impressed with how beautifully the necklace was packaged and gift wrapped.

I mean seriously just look at that box and wrapping paper! 

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I always admire the professionalism and attention to detail that smaller companies and etsy shop owners provide. Jen at WREN AND WILSON went above and beyond to make the parcel presentable and pretty, as well as adding a personal touch of a handwritten note thanking me for the collaboration.

All the jewellery Wren and Wilson create would make the perfect gift to a friend or a little treat for yourself. They are the perfect statement piece to complete any outfit.

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“Originally a hand drawn illustration this lovely design has been transformed by the power of lasers! It is now a wonderful necklace that has been carefully created and hand painted for you to have a truly original and unique piece of jewellery that you will love to wear!”- WREN AND WILSON

DETAILS:

Length of Chain approx. 19 cm on each side with 6 cm extender chain, fastened with lobster clasp and finished with a Wren & Wilson tag.
Length of bike approx. 9.5 cm.
Wood is FSC certified plywood.

Make sure to go and check out her shop HERE 

& Head over and LIKE their facebook page HERE

Hope you enjoyed this post, (and keep an eye for the outfit post coming soon!)

If you know someone who would love this kind of jewellery make sure to share it with them!

Love, 

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I for one, love a good life chat.

Snuggling down with a coffee and having a right old chinwag about everything and anything is one of life’s simple pleasures.

Lately when catching up with friends, the hot topic of conversation has mostly been about the mental life as a 20 summin, especially when everyone in the friendship group seems to be at different stages in their lives.

The funny thing is, half the time when I’m attempting to adult, I’m to going to work and having to make important decisions and have mature conversations, whilst the other half of the time, I’m in my pajamas watching Alice in Wonderland and eating party rings.

So many people feel lost in these years. Feeling like they should of made different decisions back in school, feeling like they should have spent more time traveling and seeing the world before settling into a job and starting a career; and a lot of the time we are trying to do 1200391 things at once because we are constantly comparing ourselves to others.

I think it’s a good thing to feel a bit all over the place, the same way it is healthy to question yourself and how you want to spend your life.

“Your 20’s are about experimenting, exploring and a whole load of trial and error.”

For some people they see their 20’s as a time to work round the clock to achieve their dream job, for others its taking the time to see the world and ‘find themselves’ and some people are happy just watching a new series on Netflix in bed and If that is what floats your boat at the time then there’s nothing wrong with that.

My advice is surround yourself with the people who bring you up, make you belly laugh and who inspire you. Try your best to not worry about what others think, everyone has their own opinions and that’s alright.

One important thing I have learnt over the years is to celebrate the small wins. It could be the most simple thing like getting that email sent, finalising a blog post before rushing off to work or making a call you have been putting off, celebrate it because It’s those little pats on the back you give yourself that will inspire you to carry on.

I guess what I’m trying to say is the majority of us at this stage in our lives are completely and utterly winging it. Some may have more of a plan than others but ultimately in your 20’s its okay to not have it ALL figured out just yet. The most important thing is to big each other up and support one another. We are all have to live in this crazy world together so spread smiles, love and lots and lots of prosecco.

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Today I bought into BOMB COSMETICS bath blasters; I have shopped around previously for bath bombs but only really knew of LUSH which in my opinion are slightly overpriced.

I found these products to be reasonably priced at £2.99 for a large bath flizzler which created an impressive amount of bubbles and colour!

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This particular Bath Blaster is called ‘Honey Bee Mine’ 

“Our buzzy bee will capture your heart and mellow your mind, body and soul with its pure clary sage and ylang ylang essential oils to leave you feeling loved.It created this gorgeous summery yellow water, which made my skin super soft from the its buttery texture. The scent is floraly with a slight hint of honey”

I LOVED how this bath blaster made my skin feel after. Its creamy, buttery texture made my skin super soft, not to mention its heavenly sweet smell of honey.

Can’t wait to try out my other pink beauty now.

If you like what you’ve seen, Go and check out their website HERE

Happy soaking!

Love,

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I very recently got a new job within a publishing company which I was/still am super stoked about. This means that I am surrounded by my colleagues 99% of my working day, so ultimately I find that is my main source of motivation. I am definitely the kind of employee who feeds of the energy and drive of my team and from the general atmosphere of the office/Studio.

I am also the kind of person (Like most) who lacks motivation at the end of the working day. When I get home, usually all I can think about is dinner, bubble bath, bed. This is the sad reality of working life, as we invest so much of our time and energy into working the 9-5 day that when we eventually get home we seldomly have any spur to do anything for ourselves.

If you find yourself nodding along to what I’m saying, here are my top 3 tips for staying motivated after you finish work:

 
1. PLAN.

Seems pretty obvious huh? but this is pretty important stuff. Planning in advance makes it a lot harder to bail when your feeling tired.

2. HAVE GOALS.

Just like you set yourself goals at work, set them on a personal level too! Never stop working on yourself. I like to set myself blogging goals, to push and motivate me to create more new content and keep my blog updated.


3. PRAISE YOURSELF/DONT BEAT YOURSELF UP

Sometimes we all need to remember how awesome we are, and seeing our previous successes can really help us to up our game and inspire us to work towards new ones.

If your a part time blogger like me, dont be too hard on yourself if you dont manage to edit and upload a blog post in line with your schedule, working full time and coming home in the evenings to blog can be tiring, no matter how much you love it.

Hope this helped! Let me know in the comments below what your blogging routines are.

Love,

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