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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentines day

Yes, it has come again, the day where the majority of people become depressed at the fact they have no 'valentine', while the minority are receiving lovely gifts.

I am indeed one of those with no valentine but my view is that life is too short to be depressed about it, so I woke up and had some pancakes for breakfast- makes everything better every time.
I went home and in my room was a lovely chocolate heart from 'hotel chocolat' (insane chocolate shop) from my mummy and daddy! I was so pleased that I even felt the need to write this blog post about it!!!

I'm going to share with you 5 things to do on a lonely valentines day:-

1) make a big fat cake, and decorate it and then eat it, it's a great way to treat yourself.

The chocolate my lovely parents got me.
2) watch a film, turn all the lights off in your room (maybe leave some fairy lights on) and choose a really soppy film that makes you feel better.

3) go shopping!!!- you can never go wrong with a bit of shopping.

4) say yes to more things, if you are one of those people who for example, say no to going out with some friends, turn that around the more things you say yes to the better you feel about yourself.

5) write a 'to do' list, this is a great way to fill up time and it becomes quite relaxing, on your list you could have different chores or it could be things like 'sort out my makeup draw, organize it and put it back in'

I hope everybody has had a nice day, and not got too depressed :D

Blog post to come next week: London Shopping Haul

Sophie xxx

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The Liebster award

I am delighted that iv'e been nominated for the 'Liebster award' by Louise from Dream Dust .

The Liebster award is for bloggers with under 300 followers. Its a great way for new and undiscovered bloggers to meet new people, get more and followers and find some blogs that they want to follow. 

The rules are as follows: 

  1. You must post 11 facts about yourself
  2. Answer the questions set by the presenter who nominated you
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers and link them to your blog
  4. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer
  5. Go to their blog and let them know they've been nominated
  6. No tag backs

11 Facts about me 
  1. I have ridden horses from the age of 5
  2. I have two step brothers and a sister
  3. I have a weirdly obsessive crush on One Direction
  4. I have seen One Direction in concert twice and I will be seeing them again in march
  5. When i'm much older i'd quite like a tattoo
  6. I laugh in the worst situations at anything with anyone
  7. Most of my friends accept the fact i'm weird 
  8. I made the mistake of taking triple science for GCSE's 
  9. My grandma has an ipad and constantly facetimes me 
  10. I am the number one fan of malteser bunnies (best bit of Easter, had 5 already this year)
  11. I'm 5ft5 
Louise's Questions 
1. What is your holy grail beauty product?
Dream Satin Liquid foundation
2. If you were stuck on a deserted island, what five items would you bring with you?
My phone, A massive tank of water, Battery supply (to charge phone), never ending supply of food and a companion
3. If you had the chance to travel 100 years into the future or 100 years into the past, which would you choose and why?
100 years into the future, because in the past there were loads of wars and inequalities etc whereas i'm hoping in 100 years there will be more technology etc :)
4. What is one thing you cannot live without?
Sounds bad but my phone
5. What is the most expensive thing you own - wallet, shoes, and beauty product?
My horse haha
6. If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?
To love being who you are and not constantly want to be someone else.
7. What is currently in your make up bag?
loaaaadds: 7 different brushes, 2 eyebrow pencils, 3 eyeliner pencils, 1 gel eyeliner, 1 liquid eyeliner, foundation, concealer, 4 different lipsticks, 2 lipliners, 3 mascarras, sharpener, 2 mac eyeshadow palets and a mini mirror :)
8. Who is your all time favourite celebrity crush?
I know its a few but Tom Daley and One Direction
9. What ethnicity do people often mistake you for?
I have no idea, never been mistaken.
10. Who/what inspires you the most and why?
Tom Daley because of is strength with his dad, Peter Andre because of his constant positive outlook on life and my brother Simon because he has got a lovely wife and she's pregnant and his life is pretty perfect at the moment.
11. What did you want to be when you grow up when you were a child?
A singer, always wanted to be one, still do but unfortunately I don't actually have the singing ability :( 

My nominees

  1. Jen @ Vibrant Beauty
  2. Hamida @ loosely tied to fashion.
  3. Georga @ Fashion Fascination
  4. Faye @ Faye Bea Blogs
  5. Sophie @ Belle of the day
  6. Natalie @ eyelash wishes
  7. Jade @ The Fashionable Kitten
  8. Laura @ Everyones a star
  9. Kitty @ kittysbeautycorner
  10. Meghan @ mainly meghan
  11. Rebecca @ stay styling
Questions for my nominees 
  1. If you were on an island for 2 weeks who would you take with you and why? 
  2. Who is your Celebrity crush?
  3. What is your hobby? 
  4. What did you want to be when you grow up?
  5. Who are your 4 role models and why?
  6. What country are you from? 
  7. Most expensive thing you have ever bought?
  8. What advice would you give to children growing up? 
  9. What made you start your blog? 
  10. Whats your guilty pleasure? 
  11. If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be and why? 
Hope you guys enjoyed reading my answers :) 
Massive thank you to Louise for nominating me and i'll look forward to reading my nominee's answers :D 

Sophie xx

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Sport| Horse Riding

As i'm sure many of you, or none of you are wondering; why I have 'sport' in my description, the answer to this is that I competitively compete at BSJA (British showjumping association).
I'm sorry if this post doesn't interest you or you don't like it, but it's just something i'd like to have a blog as its such a massive part of my life.

Starters: I've owned horses my whole life, my mum rides, my grandma rides and so on. So I first sat on a horse when I was 18 months and my sister and I shared our first pony when i was 2, after this riding wasn't really something I did until I was about 5. For my 5th birthday i got some riding lessons and after that I got my first proper pony and joined The Pony Club (sounds weird but search it and you'll see it's not). Soon after I got a second pony so I had one called Bluebell and one called Cheeky Charlie.

Throughout the years I've met some amazing friends and one of my best friends; Emily Procter.
I started mounted games on Charlie and then I moved onto my sisters pony Minnie Mouse, i did mounted games on her for two years qualifying for national junior championships in 2008 (a very successful year). Meanwhile I got another pony called Banner (who we still own today), he is a life safer, anybody who has ever owned a horse or knows about horses will understand when I say that I can't describe how much I love this pony! I did showjumping and cross country on him for about two years and started mounted games on him too, he however was extremely lively and it involved me learning how to do everything at a much faster pace, at this point I had moved into the senior section at mounted games!

 In 2009 the senior A team (older members of mounted games) qualified for HOYS (Horse of the year show) somewhere that I had always dreamt of riding at, I very luckily got asked to go as part of the team being the '6th member' this meant i didn't ride but i got to have all the tracksuit and be part of all the 'backstage' stuff, this was an unforgettable memory! (Below is the HOYS team, me being the small midget on the left.)

I then carried on doing mounted games with banner for 2010 and 2011 qualifying for the senior national championships both years unluckily not qualifying for HOYS again!

In 2009 I got another pony called Whitney, she was a Jumping pony that I did lots of competing on, she was 12h2 and would jumped 1.05m with ease, which at the time was very large!

Late 2010 I got yet another pony called Destiny By now I had pursuaded my mum to let me join BJSA in the new year, so thats what we did, Destiny was a very lively pony who would bounce into every jump, I only had her for 3 months then I found her too much so sent her back to her owner.

In April 2011 I got a 14h1 pony called Tiptoes who I have only recently got rid of, she was an amazing pony who got me into bsja and got me jumping 1m and qualifying for blue chip championships and scope championships.

At the start of 2012 I got my current pony Hacker Jack off of my sister, he is one of the most talented 148s out there and he has taken me from jumping 1m to jumping 1m20 HOYS qualifiers! I may not have had luck on my side last year but hopefully this year we can give it another crack!

Currently I have taken on another pony called Blue Oasis (Teddy for short) who had some time off and now i'm bringing him back into work and he's going fantastically!

Photos in order:
Whitney Jumping at the riding club national championships 2009
Banner competing at a mounted games competition 2010
Destiny BSJA showjumping 2011
Tiptoes BSJA showjumping 2012
Hacker Jack BSJA showjumping 2012

Sorry about the length of this post it's basically my life story from 2004 onward!

Sophie xxx