At precisely nine minutes past nine at night on a blustery November Eve I have decided to end my rather random albeit unplanned blogging sabbatical. Since we last spoke my job has taken up a whole lot of my life. Which is good in some ways. My career is progressing in ways I never imagined it would. I am working in the same shop and in the same job since I was seventeen years old. Other than merely existing this is the longest thing I have ever stuck at. I had many a hobby as a child which I begged and pleaded my mum that I promised I'd stick at forever (insert piano, saxophone and expensive exercise classes, still sorry about that one mum!!) if you had asked me when I first started as the Saturday girl do you see yourself here in four years time as the manager I would have said no faster than you can say pumpernickel ( it's a German bread I know it doesn't make sense with what I was saying right there.. But it's just fun to say yknow).
Thursday, 10 November 2016
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Hi.. You might remember me I used to go here?? It's been a while, a very long while I know. I've been umming and ahhing over whether to write about my break away and for ages I didn't really want to. However now I want to, I miss you all and I miss this and I feel I can't just pick back up where I left off. I want to share aspects of my life with you and include that on my blog. I don't want people to think I'm after a pity party because trust me that is the last thing I am after.
On the eve of the 5th of December I had an incident with a male customer at work. He said some things to me in an incredibly rude, threatening, intimidating manner and I felt scared. As a shop worker things I deem unacceptable and as a human something I also deem highly unacceptable. I wouldn't wish that on anybody. I was working on my own and I wasn't sure what was going to happen. Luckily for me a nice young man came to my aid as he heard what had just happened and he stayed with me until I felt a bit better and less shaky. About ten minutes later, after he left, the same horrible man tried to come back in as we were closing the door and closing up. Ever since then my anxiety has plummeted. I don't like big crowds, busy places or being left on my own.
I feel a lot stronger now compared to December. I went to London for a few days to celebrate my birthday at the end of last month with all my close friends and luckily my best friend Sam knew I was feeling super anxious so met me at Waterloo and stuck to me like superglue the whole time (<3). I feel bad I have neglected my little blog for so long, I missed it but I wasn't in the right headspace to write something happy and upbeat. I feel a lot happier now, I want to do things that make me happy and put a big old smile on my face. It made me put things in perspective about life, family and my career. I've decided I'm going to throw myself back into blogging, I want to learn how to cook or bake a few decent dishes seeing as all I can do at the moment is ready meals, burnt toast, a smoothie bowl and a sponge cake. Not quite a balanced diet! I'm also doing an online beauty course so I'll keep you updated on how that goes. I want to diet and shape up and have a face and body i'm happy and proud of.
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Hello you might remember me, my name is Abbie or you may remember me by my alias Kittens in Top Hats or even as the elusive A written at the bottom of a post. I used to be one of those people that would blog their every move and Instagram their every breakfast plate (yeah, I was one of those types). But unfortunately life did that complicated thing of getting in the way.
I take my hat off to every single one of you hard workers that complete a day of work, uni, school, full time parenting and carry on blogging/vlogging. Because this can be a full time job in itself?! Not excusing what I have done because I love my little blog and I love every single one of you but my workload seems to be never ending especially over the last few months and there is only so much a person can take.
I've been working an awful lot and have been carrying the load a manager should but without the managers pay packet at the end of each month. I've had a lot of ups and downs within my family life and social life as well but thankfully that has all come out on top and is the only thing pulling me through right now.
My health and my confidence has taken a real knock of late and I know I'm not the person I want to be or use to be of that matter either. When faced with a crossroads I feel like someone ran off with the map and I'm left stood there with no idea which way to turn or what to do with the best. If I've learnt anything over the last couple of months it's the following:
1) Mum tends to know best however it's best not to let her in on that fact.
2) Trust your gut.
3) Gingerbread Lattes are fantastic.
Don't think of this post as one of those 'woe is me' pity parties because I just wanted to babble all these feelings i've had crammed in my head and truth be told, I miss you all and I miss this space.
Hopefully next time won't be so far away, much love always. A. x
Monday, 26 October 2015
At the end of September my mum, sister and I went out for a fancy lunch at a boutique hotel on the dorset coast in Christchurch.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
I've had a blonde ombré hairstyle for almost a year now and as much fun I've had going blonde. At first I thought it was just a silly saying but I've honestly had such a confidence boost since doing it. I feel better, look better and it's made my skin look so much more tanned and radiant because I'm quite pale dark hair completely washes me out!!
Hi!! I recieved another Degusta box and I think that this one may be my favourite yet!
Monday, 21 September 2015
Hello you beautiful little cinnamon swirls! I got sent a lovely package from the wonderful people at Biscuiteers. If you haven't heard of them (where have you been?!) they are a company with the best mission statement in my opinion "why send followers when you can send biscuits instead?" I agree! Nothing says I miss you or congratulations or just hello like a parcel of gorgeous biccys!
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