Sunday, 25 June 2017

10 Things to Feel Good About


After a particularly crap week, a few tears and some pissed off outbursts I sat back and re-accessed a lot of things. Most of what was making me unhappy was completely irrelevant and to be honest, a waste of my time so I took a look at the good things happening to give me a shiny, new outlook so here are ten good things that I need to remember when I need a smile put back on my face. 

1. Our little bubba is getting bigger and stronger by the day and boy, are my insides being kicked good. We're almost 26 weeks down and the date of his arrival is fast approaching. He is probably the reason for our biggest smiles.

2. This week sees the return of Emma's Beautique in partnership with Capital South Coast. I did a beauty talk last year at the very first event and have been asked back to do another! It's at the Spinnaker Tower this time and I'm so looking forward to it. 

3. I was asked to takeover the Jessop's Instagram last week as their new store opened in West Quay, Southampton. I love the images they share so I was so proud to see mine there too. It's so fab being picked for these things because of my blog. 

4. I get to meet some lovely pregnant bloggers at an event in a few weeks! I've been invited to The Dorchester for a spa day and afternoon tea by a fab baby brand and I could not be more excited! 

5. Southampton Bloggers is going from strength to strength at the moment with fab local brands on board for some exciting events and more. The Southampton blogging community is such an amazing group and I love that I've been able to create that for so many.

6. Next weekend sees another girl date in Southampton with my favourite blogging babes. I'm planning on getting in as many baby free dates with my faves before the little one is here and I can't wait to sip on another piña smoothie at Cabana.

7. Spending hours on end, on the sofa with Arran is the best medicine. We may not go out drinking as much anymore or stay up until silly o'clock but putting on a box set and opening a bar of Dairy Milk is exactly what I'd rather be doing with my other half.

8. July will see full baby celebrations taking place, not only will it be my own baby shower next month but also one of my oldest friend's baby showers too as we're only two weeks apart in our pregnancies. We'll be sipping on elderflower while everyone else has the bubbles.

9. My two besties and I have made days out our thing to do the last year or so. With strawberry picking already ticked off, in a few weeks we're going to visit another beautiful lavender field. Days out with these girls are my absolute favourite especially when we're all excellent at being each others Instagram boyfriends. 

10. June saw Arran and I celebrate five years together. It's been five years of so much fun and memories with a couple of rocky patches chucked in for good measure but there is no one else I'd rather spend my life with, have children with and grow old with. 

I'd love to know what good things are making you happy at the moment?


Photos by Katherine Mcmorran.
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  1. Yay! I love this, I can't wait for the captital event next week, as I missed last times! I am so happy for you and Arron for the bubba, so lovely to see and hear your future of a little family.
    You also should be proud of Soton Bloggers, I think it's totally amazing and such a wonderful thing. I mean I'm new to it all and I don't regret one bit of becoming a part of it - just wish I did it sooner. Be proud of yourself Alice, you've done amazing things and you'll do just fab of being a Mumma xx

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    1. Ah thanks sweetie! Was so good to see you there.

      Absolutely needed to see those kind words! Thank you so, so much xx

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  2. how weird is the kicking sensation?! haha, I hated it at the beginning and now being 36 weeks gone, it's only getting worse! xo

    sophiejc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is so surreal, the stronger he gets, the more I can't explain it haha all I know is that my belly button is getting a right kicking xx

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  3. This is such a lovely idea, especially when you're having a bit of a tough week. Even though this week MH wise has been really tough and I'm feeling really crap about my job and future job prospects, I've received some great chats from the blogging community and a boost of confidence in the unlikeliest of places!

    Emmie
    www.carpediememmie.co.uk

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    1. That's so good to hear! I love that the good is outweighing some of the bad for you sweetie xx

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  4. Love your lip colour here! Sorry you've been having a rough time lately! Always here if you want a chat xx

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    1. Thank you, it's So Chaud by MAC xx

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  5. Such a nice post, it's good to think of the good things we have especially during difficult times, good luck with the rest of your pregnancy, it's a lovely feeling feeling baby kick isn't it? xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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    1. It's so surreal but I love it! xx

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  6. Aw I love this idea for a post - I (try to) do a gratitude journal and taking a minute to think about the positives can make even a crap day suddenly seem ok again! Am sorry to hear you've been having a tough time though lovely, but sounds like you've got loads to look forward to (as well as the arrival of little baba). And happy 5 years to you and Arran - you are perfect together 💗

    Kara
    www.spreadthesparkle.co.uk
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    1. Thank you so much lovely! Things are definitely starting to look up xx

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  7. Loved this post! So so nice and refreshing to read this, after such negativity online the past few days! Life is so exciting for you at the minute, especially with a new arrival on the horizon! You should also be extremely proud of how well you're doing with Southampton bloggers ���� xx

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    1. Ah thank you! The negativity has been awful so a step back was definitely needed. Thank you so much for your lovely words xx

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  8. Love this post Alice! It's a really nice way to draw all the positives when you feel a bit negative and have a bit of perspective!
    It's so lovely that you're on the side of pregnancy when you can feel all the baby's movement, it's the best isn't it?

    Rebekka xxx
    www.allthatb.co.uk

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    1. It is the best, I can't even explain it xx

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  9. Sorry you've had a rubbish week, but such a good idea breaking all the positive things down! I hope you have a better week next week ❤️

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  10. I love this. I love that you've focused on the positive things in your life to get past the bad, I'm glad you're feeling better for it too. X

    www.itsbethansblog.com

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    1. Thank you! It's making a huge difference xx

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  11. Love that there are loads of awesome things on your list!! I looked into the event at Spinnaker Tower but it's on a Thursday and that's pole fitness night!! xx

    www.gollymissholly.uk

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    1. And you! I'm seeing you of course! xx

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  12. I so love it when bloggers have babies, I feel so invested like we are all friends in real life! The next 14 weeks (and then 18 years) are going to fly by! :) Congratulations on 5 years too! That is fab! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. Haha tell me about it, it's like you can follow everything step! xx

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  13. I'm so happy you're looking to the positives now my love. Strawberry picking is one of my fave things to do (along with eating half as many as in my pot on the way round) - I can't wait to get together with our bubba's when they're here! Love you lots Gal. xxxx

    www.bekylou.com

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    1. I'm a total Strawberry fiend atm! So excited to see you soon xx

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  14. Fab idea to write what you're feeling good about especially after a hard time. Hope you perk up soon but sounds like you have so much joy going on in your life right now :) Hope you have a fun baby shower when it comes round.

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  15. Me and my OH have been together 5 years too! This was a lovely and positive post to read xo

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  16. Love this idea for a post, it's always good to concentrate on the good things as it's all too easy to focus on the negative. Great post x

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    1. Completely agree! Definitely helped writing it, then re-reading it xx

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  17. it can be so hard to look past the bad moments that writing down everything good thats happened can pull you right out of a bad mood x

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    1. Completely agree - this helped so much xx

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  18. What a lovely post, you have so many things to look forward to. Time to get my positive pants on after reading this!

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