Let's Spread Some Positivity

02 February 2017


Hello!
Life is a bit stressful right now, and although I have a lot of post ideas, I haven't had the time or the energy to get anything written here at all! But I'm still alive, hi, hey, hello! Before I jump straight into this post, I just want to let you know a lil summat.

Next week, Monday 6th (or Tuesday 7th) February 2017, I will have a blog post going live. But it won't be live on this account - instead, it'll be on Buzzfeed! Yup. As part of my university assessment, I'm to write an article and have it posted live as of Monday 6th (or the 7th) and lemme tell you I am nervous about it  - the article I'm writing won't have any relevence to what I write on this channel, and it's going to be totally different to anything I've previously written here. I just wanted to give you all a heads up that I'm going to be spending a week promoting a Buzzfeed article, please do engage with it as that's part of my grade, but please also know that I'm not changing anything to do with my usual nonsense.

Okay! So, I have quite a number of friends, both on and off line. And I love them all. I love you guys <3 and it's phenomenal just how much they all mean to me. I've previously written an article dedicated to my Baguettes but I thought I'd dedicate this one to my Blogger Baes.


http://www.kkochsongi.co.uk/

First up, Jasmine // Kkochsongi


Where do I even begin with Jasmine? She's always there for me. For anyone. Like she's honestly such an incredibly lovely and friendly person. I've been up to visit her twice in the past year, and I love making the journey because whenever I come here it's as if Jasmine and Stuart are an extension of my family. We can sit in silence, with us all on our laptops, and it's perfectly okay. Which is so nice. Plus her daughter, Rinoa is literally the cutest thing in existence, who always gives me big smiles (or stares at me the whole time). Jasmine is one of those people you can tell your deepest secrets to, and not only can you be sure she'll never judge you, you also know that your secrets are safe. I feel like I've known her my whole life, and as if I've been there throughout her whole pregnancy, through her series last year. Jasmine is a dedicated kbeauty blogger and I know she has big plans for this year which I'm so excited about coming to effect, and I know you'll all love!
http://www.sarahschapter.co.uk/

Next we have Sarah // Sarah's Chapter

I love Sarah and no matter what she thinks, she's such an incredible friend of mine. We don't talk nearly as much as we used to, but that's okay because we both know that we're still the best of friends. Sarah has been a huge motivator for me in the last year, and she encouraged me to actually start reading again, which I'm so thankful for! I live for her book suggestions, and her enthusiasm for the written word gives me life. Also, have you guys seen her Instagram!? It's beautiful! Sarah is immensely talented and sometimes it makes me sad that she can't see just how wonderful she is. She has a heart of gold. Sarah, I love you.

http://www.itsbethansblog.com/

Hey it's Lucy // It's Bethan's Blog

Were you aware her name isn't Bethan? Because like for literally months I would talk to my friends about my weird friend Bethan. The day I found out her name is actually Lucy was how I imagine Ted 'Theodore' Logan feels whenever he starts philosophising. Reference pls. Don't let her picture fool you! She's absolutely crazy and it's the best thing in the world! The furthest back I can think about for the first conversation we had was when she was talking to me about Son of Dork and sent me a link to get the album cheap from CEX and now I'm stuck with her! She's my puddin'. Lucy has so many amazing qualities, and I love her, sorry, #yolo attitude towards things. I'm trying to convince her to move up to Scotland so we can get up to shenanigans but it's not working very well. Perhaps that's for the best, though... The world may explode if we were allowed in the same room! She's also so cool because she's fluent in Spanish! If I ever go a day without talking to her, my day doesn't feel complete. Plus she has a cute dog. Js.

https://organicbynerve.com/

This cutie right here is Corinne // Organic By Nerve

Corinne's such a sweetheart and it makes me so sad that I'm terrible at keeping up with her as often as I should! She's always been there supporting me and she was one of the first people to give a like to my Facebook page! (Go and like her's while you're at it!) She's amazing at writing and her photos are always on point. I don't know how she always maintains such a happy, upbeat attitude whenever we've talked! I love Corinne for how much she achieves, and for how supportive and overall wonderful she is. If you've ever spoken to her you'll know exactly what I mean! My goal for 2017 is to make sure I check in like 100x more than what I do right now, because I really don't want to lose this ray of sunshine.
http://www.hxanou.co.uk/

This lovely is Hannah // hxanou
Hannah is the whole reason I started my blog in the first place. I first grabbed her attention through having a G+ account back when the website was via invitation only and through a well thought out plot of chicken nuggets and my general amazingness, I managed to convince her to stay as my friend 5 and a half years later. We've seen a lot together, and we've done a lot when we visit each other - like celebrated New Years Eve, visited Wales, Blackpool, dressed in Lolita fashion, gotten piercings... We once got asked if we were sisters. Hannah was my biggest inspiration to blog, from the moment she started the Gail and Hana Chronicles and through her ever-evolving blogging brand image. She's one of my best friends, and I can rely on her for anything. Added bonus is that she has an amazing sense of style.
https://theravenwoman.blogspot.co.uk/

And last, but certainly not least, is the ever beautful Saph // The Raven Woman

(EDIT: Saph is now Simply Saph - click her blog here)
I love
Saph a lot, she's truely one of God's greatest gifts. She's so funny and sarcastic when she needs to be, and she's a bundle of joy to talk to. I felt so honored that I was one of the first to find out about her pregnancy, and it was so difficult to keep it quiet! We tell each other a lot, and we help one another through a lot. Sometimes she'll tell me something personal and it'll make me really upset to hear, because she's one of the most amazing people out there, and I wish she could see just how incredible she is! She's also super talented, and it makes me really happy to see how much she wants to persue her passion of photography - if I lived closer to her, I'd most likely commission her to help me take photos when I get hit with inspiration! (Harley Quinnspired anyone?) I'm going to visit her in just a couple of weeks and I'm honestly just so excited about it! I can't wait until her little one is in the world either, I'm determined to be Aunty Gail ;). LOVE YOU, SAPH!!

Of course there are so many other bloggers that I love to talk to, but these gals in particular are my nearest and dearest, just because of how often we talk! It's so important to remember to make time for your friends, and to make sure you're supporting them just as they support you. Sometimes I think I become to into myself and don't give back nearly as much as I recieve and that's kinda crap. These girls have been there for me through it all and they
absolutely deserve the earth, moon and stars.

Click their
pictures to be sent to their blog to check them out!
Alternatively, you can follow them all on their social medias:

Jasmine
:
@blog_kkochsongi (twitter)
@kkochsongi (instagram)

Sarah:
@sarahs_chapter (twitter)
@sarahschapter (instagram)

Lucy:
@bethanblog (twitter)
@bethanblog
(instagram)

Corinne
:
@CorinneBygrave (twitter)
@CorinneBygrave (instagram)

Hannah:
@hxanou (twitter)
@hxanou (instagram)

Saph:
@TheRavenWoman
(twitter)
@TheRavenWoman
(instagram)

See you next week on Buzzfeed!

Until next time, be excellent to each other.