Dolphins🐬💕

Hi everyone,

As some of you know, I have spent the last 2 weeks away in Gran Canaria!

A highlight of my holiday was going to Palmitos Park! This is basically like a Zoo, you can watch shows, and see loads of animals, and I had to go because I found out there were Dolphins!!

Ever since being a baby, I have loved Dolphins, so much so that when I was little, my bedroom was like an ocean! Sea wallpaper, and matching duvet! Dolphin ornaments and wind chimes aswell! I know, a tad obsessed right! I was only a child though, to be fair!

It was the best experience of my life though! I cried the whole way through! And I even got to have a picture with a Dolphin!!

The pictures cost me €30, as I got to kiss the Dolphin aswell, but honestly, I would pay so much more, being that close to a Dolphin is honestly the best experience ever!!

I would definitely recommend coming here if you go to Gran Canaria! It is really affordable, and honestly a good day out for all ages! I will show you some of the photos and video’s I took whilst I was there!

It also had a lovely restaurant aswell, where we had some lunch! I was surprised because the portion sizes were good aswell, and the food was just beautiful!

We had the Caesar Salad!

The only thing we missed was the Tropical Birds show, but you had to sit down to watch the show, and by this point it was already like 2:30, and where you sit, the seats are open into the sun! So you can imagine how hot the seats were, as it must have been about 35 degrees atleast!!

It wasn’t a major thing though, as you could see the birds as you walked around!

This was honestly one of the best days of my life! And if I could do it again, I would do it 100x over!!

Hope you have enjoyed reading this, and look out for my blog post about my holiday in Gran Canaria coming soon!

Talk soon,

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Sunshine Blogger Award!

I want to thank Stralthy for the nomination! It means a lot when people think of me, and nominate me for these!

Here are the questions I have been asked!

  • 1 What is your zodiac sign? Do you identify with it?
  • I’m an Aries!
  • I relate to these:
  • They’re good friends, they always look out for their friends with caring and generosity and will protect them should the need arise and encourage them with their natural optimism. If confronted, they can turn to be quite childish, will fight back with their agressive nature and are known to have temper tantrums should they not get their way.

  • Underneath the strong, independent surface may lie insecurity. This is due to the intense drive to succeed and they put too much pressure on themselves, thus resulting in self-doubt however, the natural optimism and enthusiasm overtakes this and the underlying insecurity may never be known to others.

  • 2 Name 2 books that truly impressed you.
  • I really need to start reading more books, but I enjoyed reading Charlotte Crosby’s books! And Holly Hagan’s book was a good read too!
  • 3 Tell me 3 apps from your phone that you think are very useful.
  • I only really use like Social Media apps! I think my WordPress app is useful though, and Canva for blogging purposes!
  • 4 Who did you come up with your blog name?
  • I wanted a blog name personal to me! I love being bronzed, and I’m a brunette!
  • 5 Do your friends/family know about your blog / others social media? (if yes, what do they think about it, if no why did you decide to keep it private)
  • I tell everyone about my blog, because I enjoy doing it, I just need to be more confident about it and myself!
  • 6 If you could skip the next 5 years, would you do it? Explain your answer.
  • Definitely not! I enjoy living each moment and each day, and I would miss vital things if I skipped it!
  • 7 What animal do you wish you could transform into and why?
  • I really love dolphins! They’re my fav animal, they’re so peaceful and free, so I would transform into one!
  • 8 Favorite quote?
  • “Happiness isn’t something you put inside, it’s already there. Sometimes you just need someone to help you find it.” – Trolls
  • 9 What did you dreamt to be when you were little?
  • Sounds weird, but I wanted to be a fairy or a princess like most Little girls want to be! I then realised I wanted to be a teacher! That all back failed though, when I went for a Uni interview, and it’s put me off ever since! So thanks for nothing Manchester Met!
  • 10 Any advice you would like to share with smaller bloggers?
  • Just do you, don’t worry about what others think! And don’t concentrate too much on numbers, views, followers etc! If people love your blog, that’s all that matters! Don’t try to copy other bloggers either! Try and talk from your own experiences!
  • 11 Answer truly: are you happy?
  • I can’t say that I’m 100% happy with everything at the minute, but where I am right now, and what I’m working towards, I’m happy with at the minute!
  • My questions are:
    1. When did you start blogging and why?
      Is there anything you would like to work on, either about yourself or your blog?
      What are your strengths and weaknesses?
      What is your favourite thing ever? Or is there anything you are passionate about?
      If you could only choose one thing to have for the rest of your life, would you choose to be able to travel unlimitedly, or to have the most amazing, home and lifestyle?
      If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
      Is there any foods, you would not ever try?
      Do you have a tattoo? If not, would you get one?
      What is your dream job?
      What is your favourite thing about holidays?
      What are you future plans?
  • I now nominate:
  • Blogging By Soph
  • Ruth In Revolt
  • KabelSalad
  • Amy Jane
  • Embumblex
  • Out Of The Dark & Into The Beauty
  • Beaute Princess
  • Niamh R Blogs
  • Lucy Mary
  • Selina The Label
  • Jaz Saunders
  • (Sorry if you have already been nominated, I just didn’t know who else to choose, and I have only really interacted with you all!)
  • I hope you have enjoyed reading this!
  • Talk again soon,
  • Getting my hair done for the first time!

    Hi lovelies,

    So for quite a while now, I have been really interested in getting a bayalage done! If you don’t know what this is, it’s a type of hairstyle! Google it, cause I can’t really explain it 😂!

    Now at the age of 23, I have decided that I need to do it! So I booked in! It was easy to book in, considering I’ve never been to this salon before! But I heard so many good comments about it, that I needed to try it out for myself!

    I’m so glad I did! I feel like my hair finally has life, and the girl who did it, took so much care, and made sure it was exactly what I wanted, which is important to me!

    So my hair has always been a darkish brown, with a few ginger streaks you can see in the sun! I love my natural hair, however this is something I have wanted for a while, and I thought if I didn’t do it now, when would I do it?

    This is the end result, not the best picture, if you seen it in person, it would do more justice!

    *Update* The hairdresser has put a picture up of my before and after!

    Before:

    After:

    It was honestly the best decision I have made, although I was uncertain at the time, but new things are scary right?

    I’m going on holiday now, so my next post will be after I come home, so brace yourselves for lots of holiday spam!

    Talk soon,

    Xxx

    The Mystery Blogger Award

     

    I am so grateful to be nominated for the Mystery Blogger award! This award was created by Okoto Enigma, and I was nominated by Elle’s Écrit.

     

    Here are the rules of the award!

    1. Display the award logo/image on your blog

    2. List the rules

    3. Thank whoever nominated you and link their blog.

    4. Mention the creator of the award, and link their blog.

    5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.

    6. Nominate 10-20 people. Notify them of this by commenting on their blog.

    7. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question (specify)

    8. Share a link to your best posts (they are The Love of My Life and  Friends Fest 2017)

    And here are my answers!

     

    Three things about me.

    I’m not a very interesting person, so I apologise about this.

    1.  I’m currently studying Beauty Therapy, I have been for a year now, and I am hoping to pass in a few weeks. August 19th. I have my Level 2, I just hope I pass my Level 3.

    2. I really, really want to go to New York and Disneyland in Florida. This is on my bucket list, and I would hopefully like to go Next Year, if possible.

    (Rhys if you’re reading this, remember how much I love you)

    3. I can’t swim, because I’m scared I will drown. I also hate heights, and spiders.

     

    The five questions I was asked are as follows.

    1. (Weird/funny) If you were in the finals of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here* what three course meal would you choose?

    Starter – Either Prawn Crackers or Bruschetta, not very adventurous, but I just love them!! Ooooh, or maybe Nachos too!

    Main – Maybe some kind of pasta, or chicken wrap, or Fajitas, mmmmm yeah, Fajitas, with all the sauces of course!!

    Dessert – This is a hard one for me, I love Cake, I love Ice cream, and I love Sorbet, so something sweet please!!

     

    2. Do you prefer Apple or Android?

    Apple, definitely, could not live without my phone, (sad I know), Would really like an Apple Mac, and maybe an Ipad too!

     

    3. What makes you happy?

    I know it sounds cheesy, but being happy, making others happy. Spending time with the people who mean most to me – My boyfriend, my friends and family.

     

    4. What weird trend do you wish didn’t exist?

    This is a weird one, can’t really think of trends.. Maybe flossing, or twerking, can’t do any of them!

     

    5. If you had to go back and re-live one day, what day would you choose and why?

    This is also a hard one, as there have been so many highlights in my life.

    The one thing I can think of right now, is the day I went to the Friends Set. It was honestly the best thing, I cried.

    You can read about it in one of my last posts:

    Friends Fest 2017

     

     

    Here are my five questions!

    1. What is the one place you would love to visit?

    2. Do you have any fears? 

    3. Is there one goal you would really like to accomplish in your life?

    4. Name one thing you are proud of that you have achieved

    5. Name one interesting thing about yourself

     

    And here’s my nominations!

    Blogging By Soph

    Ruth In Revolt

    KabelSalad

    Amy Jane

    Embumblex

    Out Of The Dark & Into The Beauty

    Beaute Princess

    Niamh R Blogs

    Lucy Mary

    Selina The Label

    (Sorry if you have already been nominated, I just didn’t know who else to choose, and I have only really interacted with you all!)

     

    Thank you all for reading,

     

    Talk again soon,

     

    Catherine

     

    Xxx

    The love of my life 💗

    Hi lovelies,

    So I just wanted to start by saying thank you, as I have now reached my July goal of reaching 100 followers, so thank you for that! I still need to reach my other goals though!

    You can find them here at:

    (https://bronzedbrunettex.wordpress.com/2018/07/01/july-update/)

    I have also reached 1000 followers on twitter, which I am over the moon about! Thank you all for your loyalty, it means a lot💕

    Anyway, my last post was about something that meant a lot to me, and an experience I had, had! So I thought the best thing for me to do is introduce you to something else that is personal to me, that I love, so here goes!

    This post is dedicated to the love of my life!

    You know when you’ve found the one, right? Well I definitely have, couldn’t imagine my life without him! Makes everything feel so much easier, and so much better! He just genuinely makes me the happiest version of myself, and I honestly don’t know what I would do without him, don’t even think I would be here to be honest!

    So I’ve been with my boyfriend for almost 3 years now, which is a long time for me, as I’ve never been in a relationship before, so it was all new to me!

    I’m not going to lie, but at the beginning, I was honestly so scared, and didn’t think I was going to be able to manage it, cause I had been single for so long, but I’m honestly so glad that I went for it, and listened to people, especially my nanna!

    Where did you meet?

    So I wanted to talk a bit about where I met him. It wasn’t as straight forward as just knowing someone, or going out and meeting someone. I had tinder – (if no one knows what this is, it is an online dating app) So I spoke to him for a few weeks before meeting him, and we went on a few dates, and got to know each other for a few months, before he mate it official in September of 2015.

    It was good aswell, because he didn’t live that far, I’m based in Manchester, and he lives in Warrington, so it’s not that far. He drove at the start of the relationship as I couldn’t, but I’ve been driving for the past 6 months, so I can drive us places now too!

    Future Plans

    We have spoken about our future, and I always like to speak about our future, because it honestly makes me so happy to think about it. So we have a holiday coming up on the 30th July, and I promised that when we come home from that, I am going to start saving so that we can get our own place together. This is something we have both wanted for quite a while, and he has already got savings which he is going to invest, so it is my turn to start saving now!

    He also told me he’s got a plan of how things are going to happen

    Does he not realise that things don’t always go to plan?

    This is because, when we first got together, I told him, that I wanted a baby by the time I was 24, well I’m 23 now, and I’ve been broody for the past 2 years!

    I think he’s just trying to postpone it for as long as possible!

    Although, we both have things we want to do and see before we even think about any of that!

    I really want to go to New York, and Disney in Florida! Which I’m hoping if I save, I can go there next year!

    He wants to do Machu Pichu, or however you spell it! I’m not a big fan of this, but I suppose I can’t stop him from doing what he loves! He’s obsessed with climbing mountains like Snowdon, and other ones he has done in the UK.

    So anyway, his plan is

    • House
    • Get engaged
    • Get married
    • Have children
  • Which when you look at it, it looks like the perfect princess fairytale. I just want everything now 😂!
  • Would I recommend internet dating?

    For me, I would recommend it, as everyone I met normally – (I say normally, I mean on a night out!) ended up being really horribly to me, so tinder was perfect for me!

    I’m not saying I met Rhys straight away, you may have to go on some awful dates first, but you will meet your Prince Charming as I did! And I honestly could not be happier!

    I have honestly enjoyed writing this post so much, and I think it’s because it’s about something I love – someone I love!

    Thank you all for reading this!

    Talk again soon,

    Friends Fest 2017!

    Hi lovelies,

    So I just had a little thought, and I thought what better thing to do than to post about something I love?! So Friends is and always has been my fav tv show! I don’t know about you, but it makes me happy!!

    I want to start blogging about more things that I love and that are personal to me, so here goes!

    So last year I heard about Friends Fest, basically the sets of Friends went around the UK, and I was lucky enough to get some tickets to the one in Heaton Park Manchester! I was so excited about this!

    I will share some of the amazing moments here with you all:

    So we got to experience Monica and Rachel’s apartment and Joey and Chandler’s apartment! We got to recreate the titles! We also got to experience Central Perk, and actually have a hot drink there, which was amazing!!

    We also got some Memorabilia aswell, I got a tshirt and a Mockolate bar!

    I actually cried, sounds sad I know, but it was just that good!

    I recommend it, and if you are going this year, you will absolutely love it! Please take photos so I can see Ross’ apartment too!

    I have enjoyed writing this post, and I am definitely going to start writing about more things I love and that are personal to me!

    Talk again soon,

    July Update

    Hi lovelies,

    I realise I haven’t posted in a while, I apologise for that, but I’m back and hoping to find some inspiration! I have lost my track of thoughts lately, and I have been waiting to find the perfect post to put on my blog!

    This is not perfect, but I promise my next post will be!

    I can’t believe we’re in July already! June went by so fast, but it was such a lovely month! I had such a lovely holiday, and now we’re in July I am on count down to my next holiday

    Only 30 days to go haha!

    So at the beginning of June I set myself some goals! Looking back now, I realise I have met some of my goals, but not others, and I would like to try and do some of them in July!

    • So I did meet up with some of my friends, which I am grateful for, as I have had such a lovely time with them! I also went out with some of my new work friends which was also lovely. I always struggled with friendships when I was younger, and when you get older, you realise who your actual friends are, and why friendships didn’t work out! I would still like to meet up with some of the friends I didn’t meet though, so hopefully I can fit this in either this month or next month!
    • I am completely stress free in this new job, which is amazing! My hair is falling out a lot less, and my moods are so much better in and out of work, so everyone is happy!
    • I have followed a lot more bloggers, and have tried to interact with a lot of bloggers too! I do have really bad social anxiety, so this was a big step for me, and I feel like this has prevented me from talking to more people! I am going to try to, however, I do wish people would talk to me sometimes, unless I seem unapproachable!

    However,

    • I have not yet found a good book to read, so if anyone has any recommendations, please bring them my way, as I really want to get back into reading!
    • I have also not arranged a meet up with my brother, a lot of things happened last month, and things in his life changed, so I didn’t want to pressure him into anything, and tried to give him some space! Hopefully I will see him soon!

    I can’t think of any goals for July as of yet, other than to try and get back into reading, and have an amazing holiday at the end of the month!! I would also love to reach 100 followers on here, I’m currently at 73, so only 27 more!

    If I think of any more, I will add them onto here! Other than trying to find more inspiration for blog posts, as I am struggling quite a bit at the minute, and I think sometimes about quitting, but then I realise why I am doing this, as I love blogging! So I will have to think a lot more!!

    Talk again soon,