Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Race for Life 2017

Cancer is something that's close to my heart, as I am sure it is for many of us. So I'll get involved in anything I can that would help kick cancer's butt! I always love taking part in events, and even more so when it's for a great cause.

Last weekend I had a pretty active one as I decided to do 2 Race for Life events. On Saturday I completed a 5k obstacle course called Pretty Muddy and it was absolutely brilliant. I got all my friends, family and work pals involved and we had such a good laugh getting covered in wet mud on the obstacles. I already can't wait to do it again next year!

Then on the Sunday I decided to run 10k! This was a massive goal for me as I've recently caught the running bug and I was so determined to do my first 10k. For the 2 weeks leading up to the run (and actually on the day of the run) I had been pretty ill so I really was questioning myself. In the end I managed to complete the run in 1 hour 4 minutes which I was happy about. My next challenge is a half marathon!

Watch the video below for some Race for Life highlights - you'll see how much fun Pretty Muddy was!

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

This Morning Live

Over the weekend I attended an event at Birmingham NEC called This Morning Live. It was a great day out surrounded by clothes, beauty products, home decor, lots of food and I even spotted a few celebs!

The event had 5 stages that had different talks throughout the day at different times. These included The Speakmans, fitness with Faisal, cooking shows, a catwalk show and much more.

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Monday, 1 May 2017

Australia Part 3 - Surfers & Sydney!

This is a bit of a scenery video! Here's a little look at Noosa Main Beach in Queensland and Botanical Gardens in Sydney 



Let me know what you think!
Chanelle
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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Australia part 2 | Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo

My second video is up over on my YouTube travel channel. This one is all about my time visiting Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo is Brisbane. I absolutely loved it and it really was the best zoo I have ever visited as you could see how much the staff looked after the animals



Let me know what you think!
Chanelle
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

From coffee to cocktails

So it's spring, the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and it's getting warmer each day (well, except for the weird odd day when the weather can't decide what to do - it is England after all). Let's face it - we all want to be sat outside in the sunshine drinking cocktails in the sun. We want as little time as possible sat indoors getting changed and figuring out what to wear.

So whether you're going straight from work, or going from coffee to cocktails with the girls, instead of going though all the effort of going home and getting changed just accessorize instead! Trust me, the key to changing a look in 3 seconds is accessories!

The earrings in the posts below are absolutely to die for and are from AUrate. I'm a massive fan of earrings (probably the reason why I have my ears pierced 9 times!) and I strongly believe that the right pair of earrings can totally transform an outfit. Find out how you can convert your look in just a few simple tweaks, and you'll be coffee-to-cocktails ready in no time!
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Monday, 24 April 2017

First YouTube video! Australia part 1 | Sydney

My first ever YouTube video is live! Australia part 1 - Harbour Bridge & the Opera House. There's lots more to come including gorgeous beaches and Steve Irwins Australian Zoo!!


Chanelle x
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Australia

Since I was little I've always loved to see different countries. I used to love finding out about new places and I'm always amazed by other cultures. For one reason or another I've never actually gone travelling and even though I've been saying since I was 18 that I wanted to go, it just never seemed to be the right time or I ended up being put off going. So last year I decided that although I'm not going to go travel the whole world in one go, I am definitely going to visit a lot of places in the next couple of years and get some countries ticked off my list!

Someone recently told me that a friend of theirs is aiming to visit 30 countries by the time they hit 30, which I think it a bloody brilliant idea. So even though I'm only 2 years away from hitting the big 3-0 (eeeek) I'm going to give it my best shot to get as high to 30 countries as I can! I think I worked out the other day that I'm on about 16 at the minute... so not too many to go...


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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

The room I've always wanted

I think pretty much every single girl can say that having a dressing room would make them feel like a princess, and this year I thought to myself why not pretend to be a princess! Ok so I don't have a crown, or a castle, nor am I actually related to any kind of royalty. However I can now say that I have a dressing room!
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Monday, 16 January 2017

New year new gear

New year new gear is one of my fave sentences to use when I need a good excuse to spend money. During the last year or so, I've changed from spending loads on dresses and shoes, to buying an obsessive amount of fitness gear, if only I could get away with wearing it to work everyday! I just love how comfortable it is, plus they look great too! So many retailers have jumped on the fitness bandwagon and the designs look snazzier and sexier than ever.

One of my new years resolutions is to make sure I hit the gym 3/4 times a week and so far I've been hitting this. Ok, so we're only like 2 weeks into 2017, but so far I'm on track! It's great being able to hit the gym a lot, but it also means I go through a lot of fitness gear, so at least it gives me an excuse to get buying some more!

Here's some of my top picks from the high street to kick start the year. Primark and Matalan also have some fab active wear, but the websites just didn't do them justice. I'd head down to your local store to have a look, rather than browsing online.

New Look


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Monday, 9 January 2017

Life lessons of 2016

Earlier this week I took a minute to stop and reflect on 2016, I hadn't really stopped to think about it up until now. I guess the whole year had been so chaotic that it just kind of whizzed past without me really reflecting on it. I think I'd describe the year as a big emotional roller coaster, so the less thinking about it the better. However, one of the good things that came out of 2016 is how much I learnt about myself and about life.

I wanted to share my main lessons with you because I really do believe that realizing all of these things has made a difference to my life and to the way I think towards situations and emotions.


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