Friday, 1 April 2016

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Twitter: @Shirelle_SVLH

Heyy.. its been a very long time since I last done a weekly blog update of what I've been getting up too. I'm starting again!!
So if you haven't read this kind of piece from me before I just hope you enjoy it.

Starting off with my favourite day of the week- I'm serous too. Monday! Its a bank holiday and I was feeling really tired. I just wanted to sleep all day because I went to my grandparents house which took an hour and 10 minutes. I drove there stayed for a couple hours then came back as I decided not to stay over, I genuinely just love sleeping in my own bed. I got back on the motorway at 22:30 and that was a bad choice indeed because I hate driving in the dark.

Anyway I made it home safely but being a mother an all, I only managed to get some sleep at 2am. My Lil boy was not interested in going to sleep so I had to wait for him to get tired.

Tuesday I had some time to my self, I was on the fence about whether I should have a Lil nap while my son is out with his auntie or watch 'The Walking Dead'.. Yes I love it, just wish I knew people that could love it with me Lol.

For the rest of the day I typed up part of an Essay due in for the 4th of April. It's so difficult getting in the mood for assignments, even though once I started I really got into it.

Wednesday didn't go to plan at all. My intentions were to take my son swimming, like I've planned to do this several weeks already. The only thing now is that my lectures are all over and there was no excuse to miss it this week. That was before I realised there was a hole in my swim suite. Yeah I could have gone to the shops to buy one, but I literally only wanted to go out and come back.

In the end I my son played with his chu-chu train, books, train, and a whole lot more! When he finally decided that he needed some rest I cleaned up.

Thursday the weather was beautiful for I'm honestly not feeling it. I think I need to be feeling myself before I head outside. You know when it's shining people can see everything wrong so I'm staying in for a little while longer. - gosh I'm sounding a little depressed when I think about it.

In the night I tried to get my son to sleep in his own crib, his getting big and long now so he definitely need to learn how to sleep in his own bed.

Friday I woke up to a big massive present from my son, yeah the brown thing in his nappy. Gave him a bottle at 07:15 and tried to get him to go back to sleep. That didn't work of course, so I'm going to play chu- chu train again.

 Thanks for reading see you next week, hope you have a great weekend xoxo


Sunday, 13 March 2016

Year 1, 2 and 3 of Uni


I know university is not for everyone, but it's part of my story now. So glad I've made it to the final year, and trust me I'm feeling the pressure. Although I've not officially finished my last year, I thought it would be interesting to let those interested know what my experience was like.

Year 1:
Obviously freshers! For me that was not the case at all. Making new friends is about the only thing I done that year, besides completing assignments. University is a place where you've definitely got to make the most of it. I can't say I did, as I often tend to hold back and be quite shy sometimes. I'm literally like a sugar waffle, which only tastes nice when warmed up. Well for me.. so I'm my real self when I get used to your company.

I was always staring my assignments last minute. You know the night before, some how believed I'd be able to overcome the challenge ahead! I mean I always did but it was not great quality. The joke is I was hardly out socially with friends, that figuring out why I never started my essays at least a week before the deadline was even an issue. It happens to many though I guess. Plus it's all about being in the mood.

Year 2:
Obviously uni was a consistent pain. Though I had friends at university I wouldn't say we was close at all. We'd only meet up at uni and mostly speak at uni too, and texting would either involve the assignment or the room the lecture was in. It's a small uni but i'd say everyone who studies there seemed to keep themselves to them self.

I also managed to turn a pregnancy test positive, that's right I was pregnant. Studying while being pregnant was not that bad for me to be honest, but also not ideal. I had great support not off the uni but from my family and hubby. Several times I entertained the idea of wanting to get off the Muvafuxing course, but that was me over reacting to the upcoming stress of deadlines. I could tell you one particular situation that really maxed out my stress levels so I ended up crying. Hmm this has my blood boiling still thinking about it.

My pregnancy was easy and in the summer holidays I gave birth. Ohh the birth is something you can't prepare, but it was just so great when he came out. The feeling of relief and no longer being in pain was AMAZING!

Year 3:
So currently my son is 9 months and I'll be done with this course by May, Juneish I believe. My dissertation is still under construction alongside other assignments. It's difficult to complete work when my Lil boy follows me around everywhere! The only time I can do something is at night time and even that's a struggle. I must say though since having a baby I really don't stress over a lot of things I use to. I'm more confident by a thousand times and content I guess. I do however, need a job more suited to my passion now though.

Having previously worked as a support worker I feel trapped in this direction. What employers fail to realise is that im 21 and my mind is not made up on things I use to like doing before, I've grown up and changed- become myself in other words.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. Follow me on Twitter if you don't already @Shirelle_SVLH


*Disclaimer: I write without proof reading, think of it as a brain teaser to fill in the appropriate word*


Tuesday, 1 March 2016

5 Places I Go To In Birmingham..


If you was not aware that I lived in Birmingham UK already now you know. And a list of 5 places I go to in brum when I'm bored are listed below.

So since I've had a baby I haven't really been out much. I can just about eat a meal in peace, let alone get dressed well to go out. When I do go out though I pick one of the places below. I do like to explore and what not but often still find myself in the same places.

1. Odeon just off Five ways. I like going to the cinemas and this is my favourite cinema to go to.

2. I like going bowling, not so much with my man though. He doesn't know how to lose and let's say, he has a special way of throwing the ball. So I either go to ten pin at Star City or bowl plex in town off Five ways.

3. Chinese buffet, I mean it's a good and bad place to go to.. If you eat too much you feel sick and if you eat to little, you've wasted money. I don't know. So I'd usually go to one in China town but there's a buffet restaurant on every other corner these days.

4. Shopping for me is long. To be honest, I haven't done proper shopping in a while because I refuse to buy certain sizes. I keep saying I'm going to burn weight off but that's still pending. So yeah if I'm shopping I'm going to the Fort, Matalan and maybe go in town really early on a school day- pray that no one see's me.

5. A stroll around sandwell valley. It has beautiful scenery, good for taking pictures.

I'm about the quiet life, but I do have fun honestly. Where do you go in Birmingham? If you're not from Birmingham where do you go locally?

Sunday, 28 February 2016


List of things that will help you while the painters are around.
Hey girls and women,
Only we know what true pain feels like! We deal with so much yet still manage to keep a smile on our face. Every month without fail we have the painters visiting, yes I'm talking about menstural cycle, periods! Obviously if you're on some form of contraception, unbalanced diet etc they will stop.

Periods are a pain and so you need to know ways that can help you ease the cramping pains.

As you know every individual will experience things in life different from others. And period pain varies from mild to significantly painful. One of the best ways to ease the cramping is by staying active. If you're not feeling for an adventurous walk, you might just want to walk to the shops for sweets.

It might not seem appropriate but dress up and put a bit of makeup on. Look good feel great! Plus I also read somewhere that women dress better when they're on their periods. If you're lucky you might get a few compliments which will boost up you confidence levels.

People say eat healthy and so you should but when you're on your periods you tend to crave sweet things more than usual. Have a few extra bites of everything.. After all you're  bloody hungry. <crude joke alert.

Anything hot.. hot drink, warm bath, hot water bottle you need it.

A back massage from who ever.. just let them get on with it.

Medication might be a must, I try to stay away from them but when it's unbareable take a pain killer. Plus hormones are all over the place, so you might want to take a calms if you can't tolerate anyone around you either lool.

If pains are extremely unbareable consider going to your GP. You don't want periods to interfere with your daily life. Periods shouldn't stop you from going for a meal with friends. However, stay away from wearing white. 


Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Pillow Talk

When in certain situations it's difficult to know how you'll react. I'm going to write questions based on relationship problems, work and life. Then answer them in a way I would respond. Hope you enjoy

1) What's your biggest problem? 

People that talk about themselves all the time, please just talk to yourself. Oh and when people say "you don't look your age" but act all extra when they say it.

2) What would you do if you knew your good friend was cheating on her boyfriend?

Well she's a good friend so it makes it awkward. But I don't believe anyone should be in a relationship and have a secret thing on the side. If you're in a relationship and not satisfied you need to speak up or be gone. I'd tell her a thousand times what she's doing is wrong, as I'm not a supporter of cheating. And the worst thing my friend could do is say that she was with me all weekend and was with the 'SIDE MAN' instead. This is because if I bumped into her man I would tell him straight- "no she wasn't with me". I'm not getting into no ones mixed up lies, and if you decide to no longer be my friend because of that, you was never really a friend.

3) If you found a lump, what would you do?

I'd be scared and my initial thought would be that it might be cancer. I wouldn't go to the doctor straight away, although this would be the most sensible thing to do as it might not even be cancer. It would be a few weeks or months before I'd tell my partner and mother. After telling them I would have built up the confidence to go seek the doctors advice.

4) If you won the lottery (10k) and your sibling had a 10k debt, what would you do?

Well why is my sister in 10k worth of debt, the reason behind it would need to be really good like; investment reasons, borrowed a loan but got made redundant. I wouldn't pay it all off but give her 5k towards it.

5) You're at a party but had an argument with your partner. Your good friend is drunk and moves to yah man, what do you do?

Drunk or not drunk, why you moving to my man! I'd seriously have to distance myself from the 'friend'. If I saw that my man never tried to push her off him I'd be leaving without him and he'd get it. If I cant trust my man around 1 bitch I can't trust him round none.

Very difficult to say if I'd leave him because you can't turn off feelings, but then again if I done that im sure he wouldn't want to hear me out. 


Monday, 8 February 2016

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Eye brows

A week of viewing how the shape of my eye brows change everyday. I know slightly boring but it's different. I struggle everyday to keep up the desired shape so have a laugh a my eyebrows and see how I well my brows looked.

Monday brows:
So these looked ok, not the best though. One brow was thicker than the other, very noticeable when I had my glasses on. I tried to even them out and this is what I was left with. 


Tuesday brows: 

I was in a rush as always and to be honest the brows didn't look as dramatic as they do in the picture. I believe I pressed down too hard so the brows are really dark. I don't care sometimes I like them dark. 


Wednesday brows: 
Struggle day nothing more needs to be said.


Thursday brows: 
Simple make up on and finally had time to do my make up kind if good. I'm not really keen on the way the brows end, but sometimes when you mess about with the too much they don't end up looking good at all. 


Friday brows:  
I like the thickness but again the ending. They probably look too dark too but I love them like that. 


The weekend I never went out so left the brows in their natural state. Like the blog if you enjoyed it and comment. Keep updated by following x 

What's your eyebrow shape? Look at the first image and comment x


Friday, 5 February 2016

The Confident & Cocky Interview

Hi all...

My recent experience while in an interview was beyond ridiculous. I'm trying to change the career path I'm taking so I need to work from the bottom up. I'm usually really nervous and reserved in an interview (hate saying shy), but prior to the interview I was feeling myself way too much because of what I was wearing, and it only got worse as I walked into the shop. When I finally got interviewed things got from confident to cocky! I was butting in when the person interviewing me was speaking and also slightly taking control.

I was a loud mouth, over confident b.....itch!  Hahaa, you could smell me from a mile away. Literally, I was covered in a cocktail mix of perfumes. I applied to the perfume shop (Its a start- shut up Lol) so I thought it would have been a great approach smelling good.

Moving on it all seemed fine. I was asked a load of questions and I thought I had answered them reasonably well. Yet it all fell apart when I was asked to state 3 words to describe myself. I chose WONDERFUL, TALKATIVE and DIFFERENT! 

Yes different indeed. If you get asked questions don't answer in an obnoxious way as it's definitely not the way to go. I know this of course but I must of been high off perfume fumes. Unfortunately I ended up coming across pompous so didn't get the job. Oh well, you live and you learn, next time I just won't cross the line. I'll just have to continue job hunting and hope the next interview goes well.  

Job interview tips...

Arrive at least 5 mins early

Dress appropriately


Ooze confidence (Not too much)

Research the company

Practice your response to obvious questions

Good eye contact

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