How To Survive A Broken Phone

*Disclaimer: This blog post is just a bit of fun and I’m well aware it’s not that deep that my phones broken. Had to throw this in here after my Dad mocked me for the title of the post *insert eye roll emoji here**.

Urgh, so this morning I broke my phone. How annoying. I woke up, the sun was shining, I was in a fab mood then bam, I ended up dropping my phone. You know I thought it was fine because the screen wasn’t smashed but alas I was wrong, the touch pad wasn’t working. I couldn’t swipe right to unlock my phone, I couldn’t press ‘stop’ on my alarm, I couldn’t do anything. It was so frustrating and I spent the best half of this morning in such a foul mood because of it, however I am truly blessed as this afternoon I met up with my besties for a picnic and a walk and they really helped to cheer me up and put me in a positive mood, plus Chantal was also kind enough to give me her old phone to borrow for the next couple of weeks until I can get mine fixed. Literally what a hun. I am so lucky to have such amazing, helpful, and positive friends who make me feel so happy whenever I’m with them.

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These gals tho.

 

As today I haven’t been able to use a phone (until Chantal so kindly lent me hers this evening) I had to find other ways to keep myself busy until I met up with the gals for our picnic this afternoon. With this I came up with the brilliant idea of creating a list of things to do when your phone is broken…

So voila, if you ever find yourself with a broken or lost phone, if you’re unable to use your phone or if you simply want a little social media detox, here’s some ideas of what you can do in those rare moments you’re not glued to your phone.

NUMERO UNO. Learn something!! As I couldn’t use my phone to listen to music whilst waiting for my fake tan to develop today I thought why not listen to a Spanish language tutorial on YouTube. I used my laptop to do this and I know technically this required technology but even so, I know for sure if my phone had been working I wouldn’t have been bothered to put on a Spanish lesson and I’d have just gone with the easy option of listening to my music. Whenever my phone is working and I intend to listen to a Spanish tutorial, I always get so distracted by twitter/ Facebook and Instagram so using my laptop was a welcome way to keep me interested. Plus you don’t need technology to learn, you may have a couple of non fiction books at home you never read and when better a time to pick one of those up and immerse yourself in knowledge than when your phones broken?!

NUMERO DOS. Read. Personally I love reading but lately I’ve just not been doing it enough. Last year I read twenty books and this year I’m only half way through my fourth. As much as I’m super busy lately, I know if I swapped Facebook for an actual book I would be getting through my to be read faster than you could say bookworm! I’m currently reading Pride and Prejudice and today has been the perfect day for me to get involved further in the novel since I haven’t been distracted by my phone.

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NUMERO TRES.Watch a TV show/film and give it your full attention. Does anyone else sit down at home to watch a TV show and spend the whole time with one eye on the screen and one eye on your phone, messaging friends back or tweeting your opinions on the show? A lot of the time when I’m ‘watching’ TV my phones still firmly in my hand and its very rare I give a programme my full attention unless I’m at the cinema or I’m watching my fav show Pretty Little Liars. As much as I love social media, TV and films are so much more enjoyable when you’re not constantly getting distracted by your phone and I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed of my Vampire Diaries re-watch because I’ve been so busy scrolling through social media. I don’t even know what’s going on half of the time so without a phone in hand, there’s no better time to really immerse yourself in your current Netflix binge or your fav movie you haven’t watched in years.

NUMERO CUATRO. Spend some quality time with your loved ones. How many people sit at home with the fam of an evening with phones in hands, barely glancing up to talk to one another? I’m not that bad as I’ve always been one for phones away when with friends and family but even so, I’m gonna admit that I’m more than guilty of it at times. A broken phone is the perfect opportunity to take the time to sit down with your friends and family and have some really great, uninterrupted conversations really listening to what one another’s saying. Even without a broken phone I think its so important to be more aware of spending time with your loved ones with your phones tucked away on silent, but that’s a thought for another time…

NUMERO CINCO. Write a gratitude list. Ah gratitude. Is there anything better? When you’re annoyed about something really quite trivial as a broken phone, there’s no better way to lift your spirits than to write a list of the things you’re grateful for. Writing a gratitude list with no distraction of social media is the perfect thing to do if you’re without a phone, as you can fully immerse yourself and consider all the things you have to be thankful for and really focus on all the blessings you have received in your life, so your feelings of gratitude become stronger than ever and your frequency is at it’s highest.

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Thankfully my bestie Chantal has now lent me her old phone for the time being, so I don’t have to worry too much about being without a phone but if there’s anything I’ve learnt from my stress this morning is that there is so much more to life than technology and there are so many more activities to get involved in that don’t revolve around social media. Even though I have a phone I can use now, I’m going to bare my ideas I’ve shared with you in mind and live more without my phone.

What do you like to do when not busy on social media? Let me know in the comments below.

I hope everyone enjoyed this post,

thank you all for reading,

love,

Jennie.

All I Want For Christmas.

All I want for Christmas is…

⦁ A Ted Baker handbag

⦁ A Burberry handbag

⦁ Burberry ankle boots

⦁ A holiday to Italy

⦁ Tickets to see School Of Rock at the West End

⦁ A trip to Amsterdam

⦁ A teddy bear

⦁ Snow Fairy shower gel (the BIG bottle)

⦁ Anything from Lush

⦁ Zac Efron

⦁ Zac Efron

⦁ Zac Efron

⦁ Oh and did I mention Zac Efron?

Not a lot then,
😉

Singing In The Shower.

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Singing in the showerBECKY G

Singing in the shower is one of life’s greatest pleasures, something I genuinely look forward to on my days off when I’m home alone with no one around to hear me, because if anyone was to hear me sing then that would be more than embarrassing for me.

I belt out songs as if I’m auditioning for The X Factor, as if I’m on my very first world tour, as if I’m featuring on One Direction’s first single post break.

I don’t just sing, I perform.

My favourite song to sing in the shower at the moment is Closer by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey. An absolute banger of a song, I love love love it.

What’s your favourite song right now?

Ps. Hope you guys liked my drawing!!!

 

October in Instagram’s. 📸 A pretty lit month. ❤️🎂🇳🇱

Hi guys!! How are you?

I can’t believe I’m saying this again so soon but it’s already time for my monthly Instagram roundup!!! The months are just flying by this year.

My insta was pretty lit throughout the month of October even if I do say so myself, so I’m really excited to share here with you some of my favourite pictures from the month. 🤗

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My first insta of October. I really do like this little eye look I created and I’m loving the collage I made to showcase the look. 👁
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How cute do these cupcakes look? My mum bought me these. 💕 I have to be honest they didn’t actually taste that great but never mind because I got a sweet instagram post out of them. 🎂
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My new favourite bath bomb from Lush. Shoot for the stars ✨ is absolutely delightful and I can’t wait to treat myself to another.
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My beautiful mother and I at St Ann’s Hill. This was a lovely day. 💚🌳
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One of my many fabulous Amsterdam shots, I absolutely love this one even if I do say so myself. A beautiful view of Amsterdam square from the window of Madame Tussauds, doesn’t it look amazing?! I loved posting my Amsterdam pictures on instagram because they got me so many likes and followers! 
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A typical tourist photo of Emily and I by one of the many beautiful canals in Amsterdam. We had an amazing time in ‘Dam and I love this picture of the two of us. ☺️
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Advertising my blog on instagram using lotssss of hashtags. I absolutely love this picture of my pretty Pandora charms.

 

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In a bid to channel my inner @VexKing (follow him on insta, he’s amazing) and have a go at a little life coaching, I decided to post this motivational quote on insta along with a super lengthy and inspiring caption, so if you fancy a bit of motivation then pop on over to my account and give this post a read. 😘
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Craving this all day, everrryday. How tasty does this meal I had from the Hard Rock Cafe look? Thinking about it now is making my mouth water. Again pls.
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My last insta of October. I’m a sucker for a location tag and the sole reason I took this picture was so I could upload it to the ‘gram and check myself into a different location. 🌎

So I told you my insta was pretty lit last month. 😉 If you want to see more then be sure to pop on over to my account and give me a follow. ❤️

Thankyou all for reading.

Here’s to November!! 🍾🍾

With love, Jennie. ❤️ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Pumpkin Voting. 🎃

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🎃🎃🎃

Hey there pretty little pumpkins. 🎃😉 How are you?

I feel like I have so much to update the blog with – posts about my Amsterdam trip, life updates and more, it’s all been happening.

Today I’m keeping things lighthearted and fun and asking everyone reading to please participate in a VOTE.

Yesterday my sister, her boyf and I had some fun carving pumpkins. We also baked cakes but they tasted absolutely butters, I didn’t even bother to take a picture of them they were that crapesco. 😂😂 We tried I swear but it’s clear none of us will be participating in the GBBO anytime soon. 🙅🏻🎂

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Fortunately our pumpkins turned out slightly better than the cakes.

With no carving kit due to unforseen circumstances (future life update post will tell you all about that), we had to use knives. Sharp knives which I feared deeply as knowing me, I would get too enthusiastic with my pumpkin carving and stab myself. 👍🏼 Thankfully no trips to A&E were required and we all managed to safely carve our pumpkins with relatively decent outcomes.

Obviously each of us thought our own personal pumpkin was the best one, but as we are all biased to our own I thought why don’t I share pictures of our pumpkins here on the blog and get people to vote!? 🤔

So that’s exactly what I am going to do.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I present to you the three pumpkins you have to choose from…

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Pumpkin One. 🎃
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Pumpkin Two. 🎃
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Pumpkin Three. 🎃

Pumpkin One, Two, or Three? Which is your favourite? Please be sure to leave your vote in the comments below… Make sure you vote for mine, please. 😉😉

Thankyou for participating, I look forward to seeing which pumpkin gets the most votes!

With love, Jennie. ❤️🎃 xxxxxxxxxxx

Food Glorious Food

Right now I’m craving –

•Garlic doughballs

•Pizza🍕

•Bacon

•Doughnuts🍩

•Specifically Krispy Kreme doughnuts🍩

•Chocolate fingers🍫

•Pasta🍝

•Pesto

•Pasta Pesto Chicken

•Hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream

I’m craving all of the food.

Tomorrow seriously needs to hurry up so I can get to the shops and buy everything on this list. 😛