Update #22 | Exciting Life Updates


I'm taking a break from dancing around my kitchen with joy to write this post because I really want to document this moment... but I'm going to do that annoying thing and make you wait to find out why I'm so happy, mwaha! Honestly, this month has been pretty tough for me. It's been filled with job applications and preparation for interviews (which is super nerve racking, especially for an anxious person like me!) add on an interview which I thought went really well, that I got turned down for and obviously my confidence was completely knocked. Oh and pair all that with a current job that you are really not enjoying and cannot wait to leave and you end up feeling pretty down to say the least! But today I had my second interview, I was feeling slightly more prepared for this one, but my confidence really wasn't back to normal and there definitely was a part of me thinking should I even bother if I won't get it anyway?! I have to admit, I came out of the interview feeling pretty upset, I felt like it didn't go as well as planned and I don't know if it was just my lack of confidence but I was convinced that I wasn't going to get accepted at all... so I called everyone to let them know that it didn't go too well, but it was another learning experience and walked home to wallow in my self pity and eat some magic stars. (Because I'm an adult, lol!) I got home and was literally about to tweet saying that the interview didn't go well when I got a call from the school. At this point I was pretty convinced that they were calling so soon because they knew that it was a solid no.. but I got the bloody job! I literally had the biggest change of emotions I have ever had in my life and I was pretty sure I was about to go into shock, because it was so unexpected! So now I am a teaching assistant in a reception class at a really lovely local school and I am beyond excited to start there now, gah! (Now you understand why there's google-y eyes in my photo for this post, haha!) And even better, I get to say peace out bitches to my current job, haha! So yeah, if I was going to be cliche and add some sort of sappy moral to this post I would say don't loose faith in yourself - whether you've been turned down for a job or your confidence is knocked for whatever reason, just continue to believe in yourself because one person's opinion of you really doesn't count for much, I promise! 

Cosy Autumn Book Tag



Yes, I am very much aware that my blog is slowly turning into a book blog.. but I don't even care, as I said in one of my last posts October is my favourite time to read and I am seriously loving reading at the moment and I just can't help myself! Sooo... today, I decided to do the Fall Time, Cosy Time book tag, but it's super old book tag from years ago (oops.. lol) so I've decided to change up some of the questions a little bit and add some other autumn book tag questions in there too and kind of come up with my own Autumn Book tag I suppose. I am currently in the Autumn zone too, it's raining outside, I'm in my PJ's, under a blanket, with pumpkin scented candles burning.. I mean what better time to write an Autumn book tag than now right?! As always, I tag all of you so please do get super cosy and answer some of the questions yourself in the comments, or leave a link to your own Autumn book tags - I love reading about all things Autumn and reading, so I would love to read yours! 

Spooky Book Recommendations


October is probably one of my most favourite times of the year to binge read. It's just so lovely snuggling under a blanket, surrounded by candles with a huge cup of coffee, reading a good book! This year, to get into the Halloween mood I'm reading only spooky books...or any books that fit with a slightly creepy/mystery vibe! I figured I can't be the only one doing this this October so I wanted to share with you some of my favourite 'spooky book' recommendations for the autumn season, so you can also get into the spooky spirit in time for Halloween! I tried to make sure there is something for everyone there, ranging from just slightly creepy to full on horror.. so don't worry if you're not a massive horror fan - you don't have to be! Ooh, also! If you want any more recommendations you can also read my TBR for this month, there's tonnes of spooky books over there... you can find that here! Thrillers and generally creepy books are actually some of my favourite to read - I just love a book you can't seem to put down and these always have that effect on me. So some of my favourite books of all time are in here and I cannot wait to share them with you! As always, feel free to recommend your own books in the comments below, I'm always looking out for spooky books so I would love some ideas! 

October Book Haul 2017 | TBR



It's Halloween month, woo! Yes, I am celebrating Halloween for the entire month of October.. and no one can stop me! So, for the entirety of October, in anticipation of Halloween, I'm reading only books with a spooky/scary/generally bit creepy vibes! I'm super excited about this, being completely obsessed with thriller and horror books - so this definitely has to be one of my favourite TBR lists and needless to say, I can't wait to work my way through this list and get in a spooky mood ready for Halloween. If you're looking for more spooky book recommendations I'm hoping to write a post all about it sometime soon, so pop back for that! Also, feel free to recommend your own spooky books in the comments - I'd love some more recommendations!