Blag *Blog Your Way to the Top

Blag *Blog Your Way to the Top

Calling yourself a blogger

Donโ€™t get caught up worrying about domain names, building websites and writing content.  That nonsense is a thing of the past and far too much work.  Simply sign up to Instagram, add a picture of your morning coffee, one of the flowers you bought yourself in Tesco and one of you laughing while looking left.  TA DA โ€“ you are now ready to call yourself a blogger!

 

Blogger mail

This is what blogging is ALL about.  You have only โ€˜made itโ€™ once freebies start coming through your letterbox.  The important thing is to make sure to share that you have received mail, or no one else will know.  To do this, you need to video โ€˜unboxingsโ€™ and hashtag #bloggermail.  This will remind people that you are not a BLAGGER, but in factโ€ฆ

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P&O Ferries: Larne to Cairnryan

P&O Ferries: Larne to Cairnryan

When we planned our trip from Larne to Cairnryan, we opted to get the early ferry so that we could watch the sunrise as we sailed across the North Channel towards Scotland.   At 2am my husband, Andy, packed up the car with all of my โ€˜essentialsโ€™โ€ฆmy extremely large suitcase, picnic basket, picnic blanket, bags of snacks, โ€˜emergency coatsโ€™ and a pillow for car naps (strictly for the passenger only).  In fact the only thing I didnโ€™t pack was my dog, Bruiser, but I discovered afterwards that pets are allowed to travel for free with P&O on the Irish Sea crossing, so Bruiser can come next time!  The best thing about travelling by ferry is that you can bring anything that you want in the car with no weight restrictions.  This is ideal for someone like me.  I am that person you see in the airport on their knees, unpacking their bulging suitcase into their hand luggage!

We hopped into the car and made the short journey to the ferry terminal in Larne.  From Belfast, it took us only 30minutes to drive, which was a lovely surprise!  We joined the check-in queue, ready to board the ferry.  When the gates opened, we got to make the exciting drive from our lane, up the ramp, onto the ferry.  As soon as we parked our car, we were allowed to get out and make our way on-board.

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Sugar Swap Week: 28th May - 3rd June

Sugar Swap Week: 28th May - 3rd June

I start my day with peanut butter and jam on toast, washed down with a big cup of tea.  Every.   Single.  Morning.  Itโ€™s a bad habit that I have slipped into - I know it is too much sugar, but the laziness of an easy breakfast has firmly taken over.  It is this reason along with a few other cheeky habits, that this week, I am taking part in Freeโ€™istโ€™s โ€˜Sugar Swap Weekโ€™ from 28th May to 3rd June 2018.  Freeโ€™ist are aiming to make people think more about their sugar intake and follow a low sugar diet for one week.  Hopefully after one week, we will all become more mindful about the sugar we are consuming in our diet and understand the nutritional and health benefits that can come from a low-sugar diet.

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