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Why I Believe Ron Weasley Deserves More Credit | Blogtober 2019

Ron Weasley

Over the years I’ve loved many of the Harry Potter characters from Hermione Granger to Newt Scamander. The one character that I loved from the very start is Ron Weasley. I’ve had a few friends actually scoff at me when I told them which Weasley I liked. “Why didn’t you like Fred and George first? They did more!”.

Statements like that make me laugh.

Of course I know that the twins did some incredible things. All of the Weasleys did something cool! That’s why they were my favourite Wizarding family but a lot of people overlook Ron Weasley when they see his family or even Harry and Hermione.

Not in this post!

Today I’m going to put my case forward on why I believe Ron deserved more love than anyone.

he was harry’s first ever friend

Harry didn’t have any friends before Hogwarts, partially thanks to the Dursleys, so you can probably imagine how much this meant to Harry. This is my first reason for loving Ron because, even though he fanboyed over the fact that he was sharing a compartment with Harry Potter, he actually stayed for his sweets.

Just like a certain nephew would over 20 years later.

he put his life on the line in his first year

Not many 11 year olds would jump into danger for a friend they’d only known for just under a year. That was what Ron was like: a true Gryffindor!

He might have panicked while he was being trapped by Devil’s Snare but he showed how brave he was when he helped both Harry and Hermione get through the giant chess game without getting hurt.

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I always saw the chess game as much more than just that though. I saw it as the first time that Ron has been both in control and better at something than someone else. All of his life he had been fighting to be past his brothers and sister and it wasn’t until this that he got the chance. So proud of him! Dumbledore even gave him 50 points!

He was smarter than people gave him credit for 

Maybe Ron wasn’t as smart as a Ravenclaw or like Hermione, but that didn’t mean he was all out dumb. His intelligence appeared in different situations such as the strategy during chess, he figured out that they could use Basilisk fangs to destroy Hufflepuff’s goblet and managed to a decent enough word in Parseltongue to open the Chamber of Secrets and came up with multiple ideas throughout the books that others didn’t.

Just because he didn’t always focus on his work doesn’t make him dim.

He had some of the best lines in the book

Though I sometimes hate that Ron was seen as more of a comic relief than a real character, JK Rowling did give him some of the best lines. Shame that the films gave those lines to others. Yes, I’m still bitter about that!

Some of my favourites are:

  • “From now on, I don’t care if my tea leaves spell, ‘Die, Ron, die,’ I’m chucking them in the bin where they belong.”
  • “Can I have a look at Uranus too, Lavender?”
  • “Oh, of course! I forgot we’ll be hunting down Voldemort in a mobile library.”
  • “And that’s the second time we’ve saved your life tonight, you two-faced b*stard!'”
  • “You need your Inner Eye tested, if you ask me.”
  • “Only if you were prat enough to go dancing around, waving it over your head and singing, ” I’ve got an unbeatable wand, come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough.”

There is also the line where Ron said ‘If you want to kill Harry, you’ll have to kill us too!’ in Prisoner of Azkaban but that was given to Hermione. Gah.

Do you think Ron Weasley should be given more credit than he is?

 

Lifestyle

4 Favourite Alternative Comic/Print Illustrators | Blogtober 2019

comicPhoto by Kasturi Roy on Unsplash

Something that I’ve really started loving in the last few years is reading comic strips from particular illustrators. They’re so much fun to read and some are actually relatable depending on who is drawing them. I’ve wanted to write this post for a while so Blogtober is a good enough time to do it, don’t you think?

Let’s see if you’ve heard any of my favourite comic illustrators!

Sarah Andersen

Out of all the illustrators that I adore, Sarah has to be the most relatable!

I follow her on Twitter and I know for a fact that whatever she draws will make me either laugh, smile or both. She has a similiar sense of humour to me and seems to love cats! That’s at least what it seems to me! Haha!

I have her ‘Taking Care Of’ print in my office because oh my days…do I relate to it! I’m able to look after everyone and everything well but when it comes to me, I just don’t care. I’m working on sorting that but this still makes me giggle!

If you want to read some of her comics, follow her on Twitter!

Alice Oseman

Alice!! I never thought I’d be drawn to comics until I read Alice’s comic ‘Heartstopper‘.

I first came across it while I was on Tumblr and this was even before I started reading her YA novels. I just instantly fell in love with her characters Nick and Charlie. They were all so adorable and there needs to be more LGBTQ+ illustrations like this in the universe.

What recently excited me was getting the chance to read Volume 2 to Heartstopper! A physical copy that I can read when it’s raining or simply when I need something fluffy, cute and angsty!

Today is extra special because it’s Alice’s birthday!! Go and wish her a happy one if you’ve read any of her work!

Lingvistov (Landysh & Asia)

These guys are only a recent discovery but I’ve become obsessed with their work. What’s the common link between them and Sarah? They create drawings about sassy cats and stuff that everyone can easily relate to!

You should see my Pinterest section on cats! I think a lot of it consists of their work and I’m not ashamed at all!

I reckon every cat owner will just nod at every cat print you see!

Katie Abey

Alright…let’s end with a local illustrator that I think it’s not only super cool but very colourful! That is Katie Abey! I think quite a lot of people will have seen some of Katie’s work especially if they love Harry Potter!

She creates these fun puns based on Harry Potter and some of the characters.

I managed to visit her newish Potter store in Matlock called Punnydukes and it’s like walking into Willy Wonka’s factory. It has colour and personality everywhere you look! I know Katie has an actual personal shop in Alfreton so I may have to give that a try when I get the chance.

Do you have any illustrators that you love to see work from?

Lifestyle

How I Fell Back In Love With Using Pinterest | Blogtober 2019

You know when you join something, use it all the time and then suddenly just stop using it for a while? That happened to me with Pinterest! I didn’t stop using it because I hated it…I think I felt that I was too weird for it, hence the choice of picture! It wasn’t until I was looking up some ideas for my bullet journal that I reignited my Pinterest love.

pinterestPhoto by Nicole Honeywill on Unsplash

why do i love this site/app?

What isn’t to love?!

Unlike Instagram, where you post pictures and end up getting likes, Pinterest saves! That is so much better for my mental health! We’re not comparing each other’s work. All we’re doing is saving the ideas and the pictures that we enjoy into files.

I have so much fun with this!

The fact that I can also put files inside my files makes my organisation side very happy. I tend to use these the most into my fandom sections. I have a lot of fandom love to give to everyone so I need all these sections!

what are my favourite things to save?

Oh, this is where my fun time happens!

Pinterest helps me to discover other people who love what I do, create incredible things and send me to posts that can help like blogging tips, home decor advice and all the Harry Potter fan-art.

Yeah, I like finding all the random fan creations out there.

I probably have way too many files for people to find me or I confuse anyone that discovers me through a pin but this is actually me cut way down to what it used to be when I first started. I could pin everything and anything if I wanted but I think people need a chance of knowing where to look for things!

who are my favourite people to follow?

There are so many people and companies that you can follow and learn from and I don’t even follow that many. I’ve gotten a little picky with who or what I want to see content from. If I follow everyone then I wouldn’t be able to see pins that I really enjoy.

I do have a select few that I tend to follow on every single social media and I promise I’m not stalking them! Haha!:

I’ll be honest that my little Pin Palace isn’t incredible and pretty newbie compared to my friends but I’m hoping to work on creating pins for my posts. That and continue to understand how the site works! Apparently I have 12K monthly viewers and I have 0 clue whether that is good or not! I swear I’ve used this before!!

If you want to work on your account, you need to join up to Grow & Glow! It has lots of different bundles to help you with different elements of your blog: individual socia media, SEO, traffic and more. Vix has done such an amazing job building up her empire and she even has an event coming up hosted by the actual people from Pinterest!!

What do you love about Pinterest?

Lifestyle

PMD Clean Smart Cleansing Device* | Blogtober 2019

PMD Clean

GIFTED (*) | Ever since reaching my 30s, I’ve begun to notice my skin slowly changing more and more. A few wrinkles here, more pigmentation there. Enough that I knew I needed to focus a little more on my skincare routine in the morning and at night. After seeing Jenny’s review about the PMD Clean Smart Cleansing Device, I knew that I needed something incredible to ease whatever getting old was doing to me. When the guys at PMD Clean asked whether I’d like to try it out, I immediately said yes!

I’ll admit that I only started using cleansers and toners this year.

It wasn’t that I didn’t know the benefits of them but there were so many products out there that I didn’t know where to start. I’ve actually been pretty consistent with using these but I had one particular  question left: is there any more I can do to help my skin?

That is where PMD Clean came in!

This little device has a ‘SonicGlow technology’ which means that it’s able to break down any dirt and oil in the pores of your face at 7,000 vibrations per minute!! It also means it will tone, lift and firm up the skin and heaven knows I need something to sort out the little sags under my eyes. I need to look young a little, okay?!

If like me you’re a bit of a germaphobe, then you don’t have to worry. PMD Clean uses silicone that is resistant to odours, prevents any bacteria from forming on the brushes, water-proof and hyper-allergenic so everyone can enjoy!

Over the last few days I’ve really been struggling with hormonal acne on my chin and on the bridge of my nose. It’s been so annoying and been triggering my self-hate (which is on a down low anyway). There’s nothing more embarrassing than looking like you’re going through your second puberty again.

Before you say that you don’t bother with these odd techy things because they’re always so complicated and frustrating to you, that’s so far from the truth. If I can use this with ease, then anyone can!  There’s no wires to get tangled up with and all you need is your typical AA battery to get it working. See? Simple!

Wet your face and the brush you want to use, pop on your usual cleanser or serum and choose which mode you want! You have a gentle and intense modes for cleansing and the same for anti-aging. Yep, anti-aging is everything I need. Do you think if I’m very nice to this little device, it’ll turn back time a bit and take away all the fine lines I have?

Yeah…I don’t think so either.

If you love colours, they have you sorted there too! You have the PMD Clean Pro and PMD Clean Pro RQ that are self-standing. The Pro includes an ActiveWarmth facial massager and the PRO RQ has an ActiveWarmth Rose Quartz stone massager. Anything to turn back time! Colours come in either a maroon red, teal, dark blue, baby pink and black. Sometimes I just like black!

I’ve definitely seen a massive improvement in the majority of my skin (ignore my nose!) and I can see that my skin is clean. I know it sounds weird but there is just a slight shine that wasn’t there before.

Thank you again to PMD for kindly giving this to me. My skin also thanks you! Haha!

What are your thoughts on this? Would you use a device like this?

*This post contains gifted items but all opinions given are entirely my own.

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Mrs Weasley’s Comforting Hot Chocolate | Blogtober 2019

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The weather is getting cooler and Autumn is well and truly in full-swing so that means only one thing for me: hot chocolate! I love being all snug in a hat, scarf and gloves with a steaming drink in your hands. Either that or being tucked under a blanket, watching a film with it! Some people love drinking this and others enjoy making it for others to enjoy. I imagine that Mrs Weasley would be one of those people!

Close your eyes and imagine Mrs Weasley in her kitchen, humming the latest Celestina Warbeck song playing on the radio. She has one of her spoons stirring away at some milk warming on the stove while she broke apart some chocolate frogs. You can hear the Weasley kids, Harry and Hermione messing around with gnomes in the garden and she smiles.

Yeah, this post turned into a story! Haha!

Mrs Weasley’s Hot Chocolate (V & GF)

Ingredients

250ml almond milk/oat milk
2 tsp cacao powder
1-2 tbsp agave honey/maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon/ginger/vanilla extract
1 tsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized pan, pour in your choice of milk along with the cacao powder, sweetener, flavouring and chia seeds. (I’ve heard so many benefits of chia seeds! I even have them in my porridge so why not in hot chocolate too!)
  2. Bring all the ingredients to a low boil while gently continuously stirring everything.
  3. When it starts to boil, take off the heat and pop into a blender. (Just to make everything silky smooth!)
  4. If you’ve got a friend joining you, divide the mixture into two mugs (Pick a fun mug! My favourite is a Marauder’s Map one!)
  5. Have a fun time choosing which topping you’d like to have! You could have cacao nibs for added chocolate, marshmellows (Holland & Barratt do some great vegan and gluten free ones!) and whipped cream!
  6. If you enjoy, Mrs Weasley will be so happy!

This little recipe is so simple and beyond yummy! I’ll be having mine tonight while I watched The Dragon Prince on Netflix!

Where would you drink your hot chocolate?

Fandom Harry Potter

Review | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition

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It’s October 8th and that means it’s the publication day for the new Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition.

I’ve been super excited for this book to be released because it actually has Hufflepuff mentioned a whole bunch! Okay…so…there are some students who do not represent us well but we’ve got Cedric Diggory!

He is like total Hufflepuff!

I couldn’t wait to see what magic Jim Kay had created especially with scenes like the Tasks and the Yule Ball! So many incredible moments that I adored in the original Goblet of Fire!

This is going to be a pretty photo-heavy post so if you haven’t been able to get the book yet, I do have other Harry Potter posts for you to enjoy!

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Alright…I’m just going to say it! If you’ve watched the Very Potter Musicals, then am I the only one who thinks Ron is beginning to look more and more like Joey Richer! If I start to see Red Vines appearing, then it’s fate! Haha!

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THE BURROW!! Yes, I’m using caps here! I’m using them because I always feel so happy to see this place illustrated. It’s so magical, full of memories and so many kids! They made the place such a home and one of my favourite details of the book has to be this teeny drawing by one of the Weasley kids. I think it’s of Mr Weasley but not sure which of the children the other two people are.

Could be Bill?

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I absolutely adore this double-page spread of the Beauxbaton students flying towards Hogwarts! It looks as majestic as I imagined and the horses look pretty regal themselves! You can’t go wrong with flying horses!

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I have to feel a little sorry for Viktor with this image! He’s looking a little skinnier than I imagined and a cross between Hiccup from How To Train A Dragon and Bran Stark from Game of Thrones! He had been on a long boat ride on the Durmstrang ship so maybe he’s sea-sick? Haha.

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That look Ron is giving towards Hermione with Krum is everything to my shipping heart! I’ve always been a big Ron/Hermione shipper and it was so much fun seeing him get jealous and yet being utterly hopeless with his feelings! By the way…Hermione is in her periwrinkle dress!! I have been waiting years for this moment! THANK YOU JIM!!

To be honest, I could literally post every single picture from Goblet of Fire into this post but we would literally be here forever and this is already way too long!! If you’ve gotten to this point, tell your favourite colour in the comments!

Will you be buying this book or do you prefer the original copy instead?

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5 Fandom Halloween Costume Ideas | Blogtober 2019

Halloween Costume

Even though I love celebrating Halloween, I’m absolutely hopeless when it comes to coming up with a creative Halloween costume. Okay, maybe I’m being a little hard on myself. I can come up with plenty of ideas (that’s why I’m doing this post! haha!) but I can’t bring those ideas to life outside my head.

The most fun Halloween costume that I put together is the one in the picture above. That is a human version of Hedwig, Harry’s snowy owl. It’s pretty simple since I only had a few things around my house to use but I did buy myself a cute white wig and some yellow contacts. This was the first time I’d ever worn contacts and I never knew if I looked okay in them!

If you’re thinking about attending a Halloween party this year or even dressing up for work, maybe some of these fandom-related ideas will help spark something for you. I’d love to see any pictures if even one person uses one of these! Make me feel clever please!

Lily & James Potter hit by the Killing Curse

This idea of mine makes me cringe but Halloween is meant to be a little scary, right? What better way to do that than by pushing the fandom boundaries a little, even if it makes you sad. I’m sorry, Lily and James! I saw an incredible Anna costume where she looked herself on one side of her face but then had a white eye and a frozen part creeping up the other.

That’s what I’m imagining for the Potters since it would be a different couples idea for any Potter fans! You could be dressed up as the pair with a white eye and green veins travelling up the side they were hit. It doesn’t have to be your face, you could have it on your costume itself!

George Weasley without his ear or Angel Fred

The Weasleys really went through it in Deathly Hallows! Not only did George lose his ear because of a curse by Snape, but then Fred is killed in the Battle of Hogwarts. You have the gruesome side for George but I couldn’t do the same to Fred! He was my favourite Weasley twin! You could easily dress up as Fred and add a halo and wings to him. So cute!!

One of the Doctors between regeneration

You might have two favourite versions of the Doctor that you love to watch over and over but can never choose which one you’d love to go as. Now you can be both! Why not allow yourself to be the 10th and 11th Doctor! Who wouldn’t want to be both David Tennant and Matt Smith…I know I would. I would have done Peter and Jodie but I wasn’t overly fussed on him. *hides*

This may be one for anyone who is pretty good at costume design. My thoughts picture 2 costumes in 1. Half 10’s coat and suit with half of 11’s suit and bow-tie. It looks cooler in my head so who knows if it would work!

Become a Patronus

This particular Halloween costume has been stuck in my head for years and, again, I just haven’t got the skill to bring it to life! You pick one of the many Patronus mentioned in the books or seen in the films and become it in silver!

I’d love to do either Harry’s stag patronus or Snape’s doe patronus! They would make amazing costumes especially the doe one because it would just seem super cute!

Anna looking half-frozen

I can’t take credit for this idea because I actually remembered it from a video I saw a few years ago and it’s the same I mentioned earlier! A Youtuber called Kat Sketch created an incredible makeup look of Anna from Frozen looking…well…frozen! She is like the queen of Halloween looks so if you don’t mind your favourite characters looking pretty awful, then she’s your girl!

Have you got any ideas of what you want to wear for Halloween this year?

 

Lifestyle

Travelling The World From My Flat | Blogtober 2019

A lot of my friends and family love the idea of travelling to different countries around the world. I suspect most people would love the chance to do that and that includes me! I’ve written a couple of posts in the past about some dream destinations I’d like to visit one day. This includes Japan, New Zealand and New York!

There is a couple of problems preventing me.

travellingPhoto by Element5 Digital on Unsplash

Holidays are super expensive and, unless you have a good paying job or saved up, it isn’t possible to go from country to country. Don’t worry, I can already hear my travelling friends saying that it’s perfectly possible to travel on a budget.

That moves onto my second problem.

My anxiety won’t let me travel anywhere right now even if I did have the money.

That’s why I have so much fun effectively travelling all over the world from the comfort of my flat. It sounds a little sad that I enjoy this so much but, for someone who struggles to go outside sometimes, it gives me the opportunity to use my imagination. Try not to think I’m too weird after reading this post…I reckon that child-like love for pretend never left me! Haha!

Follow Travel Bloggers and Youtubers

This is one of the best ways that I can see new countries and see some of the sights along with them. Some of the people that I love to watch have to be:

Plan your dream holiday

If I’m a little bored or I’ve been watching a bunch of different vlogs, I’ll head to various travel websites such as Virgin Atlantic and Booking.Com and pretend I’m going to be booking a holiday. You can’t help but feel that weird sense of excitement that you get with the idea of visiting somewhere new. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t going anywhere. You can still enjoy the experience!

You can check out the hotels in the country you’re looking at to see what you would choose, the sights you could visit and even check to see what it would be like to fly Upper Class! One day I’ll save up (even if it takes me a few years to fly Upper Class and have a bed on a flight!

Look around with Google Maps

Something that still amazes me to do this day is that you can literally see and look around area on the world, thanks to Google Maps. If you’ve always wanted to look around the streets of Hollywood or drive around New Zealand, then you can! I love revisiting places I’ve been to over the years to see if it’s changed or to bring back memories. It’s been over 20 years since I was last in Florida and so I take myself around International Drive to see how much I remember.

Not only can you go to other countries but you can also look around the UK! I’ve glanced around London, where I used to live (my mum’s car is still in the drive!)

Have you ever tried travelling around the world through the internet?

Lifestyle

I Was Never Allowed To Go Trick-Or-Treating | Blogtober Day 2

Day 2 of Blogtober and only 29 days to go until it’s Halloween and I’m seeing shops stocking up all the sweets for any little ones who come trick-or-treating. When I lived at my old house, I’d see young kids dressed up in all kinds of ‘scary’ costumes. It was so much fun seeing the kids super excited about getting a treat for coming and then probably counting up how much they got.

I was never allowed to go trick-or-treating as a kid.

Not even once.

trick-or-treatingPhoto by Rohan Reddy on Unsplash

Before anyone wonders if my parents were tight or stuck in the dark age, that is so far from the case. If anything, they were the best parents a girl could ask for but they had their reasons.

According to my mum, one of the reasons I couldn’t go was that both of them saw it as a form of begging. You going from house to house and asking for sweets. They didn’t like the idea of their child doing that even if it was only a form of fun. Plus I already had bad teeth to begin with so having me on a sugar rush would have been a nightmare!

Another reason was that it wasn’t safe.

Sure, my mum would have come with me (my dad couldn’t walk too far) and it would have been in an area that we knew. However, this was the 90s and it wasn’t all that long after James Bulger had been taken and was found dead. This would have probably put fear into any parents’ heart so I definitely see this as a good reason.

To be honest, I don’t think many kids go out trick-or-treating these days.

You obviously see the odd crowds going around with tiny kids dressed as witches or super-heroes (so cute!). What kid wants to go out in the cold? They’ll probably want to stay indoors and play on their Nintendo Switch or something. I’d do the same if I was in their shoes!

As a grown-up (physically at least!), I much prefer to stay indoors during Halloween all snuggly under my duvet and watching Netflix!

Who else never went trick-or-treating? Did you feel like you missed out?

Lifestyle

What Are My Goals For October? | Blogtober 2019

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Happy 1st of October, everyone! The weather is cold, the rain won’t stop falling (STOP FALLING!) and we have entered Halloween month! I’ll be honest…I don’t like horror films. The only two I’ve ever really liked are Interview With A Vampire and Scary Movie! I can’t handle all of that deep spooky stuff that the big horror franchises dish out but I do like Halloween. I personally make it another Harry Potter month to celebrate in my own way.

To welcome October into my life, I’m going to attempt to do Blogtober! If you haven’t heard of this before, the clue is in the name.

You’re basically blogging every day for the entire month.

How unbelievable is it that when I first started blogging I actually blogged every day for a few months. Have no clue how I did it but I did. I may have to take a few days off here and there if my mental health is suffering but I’m going to give it a go.

For the first day, I’m going to look at some goals I want to try and achieve throughout this month. I’m going to try and be realistic with myself because unrealistic ones just wouldn’t happen!

blogtober day 1: what goals am i setting?

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Reach 45 subscribers to my blog: This is something I’m slowly trying to get people to do if they can. I’m not sure how it works honestly so I may have to read some other blog posts for ideas, but let’s see what happens! 31 days is a longish time so it could work out if I try my best!

Reach 900 followers on Instagram: I know that focusing on followers isn’t good for your mental health but I still want to see if I can reach and stay at 900.

I reached it some time last year and it just didn’t stick. I also blocked a whole bunch of spam accounts that just wanted to follow so I’d follow them back. Will never be my thing. 900 isn’t an impossible goal since I’m currently at 863…I got this!! If you’re not following me there, help a little fangirl out? Haha!

Be invited to a brand event: This is something I’ve yet to achieve with this blog. I wrote a post a little while back of brands that I would love to work one day and, though I know I won’t be invited anywhere by those because they’re big, it would still be fun to take on my anxiety and go to some sort of fun event.

It would be amazing to be invited to a fun Halloween event or something to do with Harry Potter, other fandoms or books! Fingers crossed!

Post a few posts in my draft folder: Every blogger has a bunch of posts in their draft place that they have thought about posting but are too nervous to. That is me all over! I always worry that no-one would engage with something that I find interesting since that has happened in the past. I’m going to embrace my inner Gryffindor and post them. Gryffindor friends, can you lend this Hufflepuff some courage for a bit? Maybe this Blogtober will help me break this habit!

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Go to the gym consistently once a week: Last month I took on my fear of going to the gym and actually went 3 times a week at the start. Unfortunately that kind of died so went from 3 times to 2 times to once to not at all. I think my problem was that I pushed myself too much and it put me off going there. If I go once a week, it’s better than not at all.

Do something social: It sounds super sad but I haven’t joined anything social for a long time. I used to go to a theatre group years ago and even took up sign language but those also fell apart.

Don’t get me wrong…I loved learning sign language yet my mental health tends to go lower during the cold months and it pushed me a way. I’m going to see if I can find any classes that are easy to get to or something else I can do during the day. I’m not quite ready to tackle night-time!

Meet up with another blogger: Okay, this one will get done as I’m planning on meeting up with Ali at the end of the month. The reason why it’s a goal is that we’ve planned twice to catch up somewhere and something has happened to make it fall through.

We were supposed to go to WB Studio Tour in January as my birthday treat but money got in the way and then we were supposed to have a Take 2 a few months later and I ended up having my gallbladder out! ALI, WE SHALL DO THIS!!

Respond to messages sooner: I’m terrible for this! I literally could go a couple of days without replying to a DM on Twitter or a chat on Facebook Messenger! Even I annoy myself with and I don’t do it on purpose. Maybe I just tend to forget to check my messages to see whether I got a reply. If I’ve done that to you…I promise to make a better effort!

Phew…I reckon these are enough goals to start my Blogtober right! If you’re doing it, leave a link to your blog in the comments and I’ll try to look at your posts! We can do this!!

What are your October/Blogtober goals?