Monday, 18 November 2019

51 Signs that you are british

Hey readers, 

Ever wondered what Britsh meant well here are top 51 signs that mean you're British, its law and I said so ;)

1. Queuing.

2. Accidentally dropping your biscuit into your cup of tea.

3. A cooked a roast dinner.

4. Saying sorry when it isn't your fault.

5. Having a stiff upper lip.

6. Having a dry sense of humour.

7. Eating a fry up for breakfast.

8. Having a beer at the airport even though it is before 8am when going on holiday abroad. 

9. Shouting "wahey' when someone accidentally drops or breaks something.

10. Eating cucumber sandwiches.

11. Moaning if it is too hot.

12. Moaning if it is too cold. 

13. Enjoy the sales when it is boxing day.

14. Having meals based on what day it is - like Fishy Friday.

15. Not correcting someone when they pronounce your name wrong.

16. Feeling appreciative that the person in front put the 'next customer' barrier on the conveyor belt.

17. Wearing summer clothes when you see the first sight of the sun. 

18. You go outside to take the sunshine in when there is a tiny bit of sunshine shining.

19. You can recognise the theme tune to Eastenders.

20. You fancy eating fish and chips on a cold evening.

21. If you leave the house and have to return because you have forgotten something if someone is in the home they say that was quick.

 22. Holding the door open for someone when they’re unnecessarily far away so they end up running for the door.

23. Finding the American forwardness way a bit too much. 

24. Being skilled at writing a letter of complaint. 

25. Having good manners.

26.Going to the pub. 

27. Moaning about the daily commute to work. 

28. Saying 'right' before you do something. 

29. Uttering ‘Aaaah’ after taking the first sip of a cold beer.

30. Family holidays always start at 5 am in the morning to miss traffic jams.

31. You know the best item for the beach is a bucket and spade.

32. You have a strong opinion on marmite.

33. Got sunburnt in spring.

34. Avoiding eye contact on the tube. 

35. Finding nothing better than a bacon sarnie. 

36. Had a cheeky Nandos.

37. You are polite to the people you hate and insult the people you like.

38. When someone asks how are things and you instantly reply with ok thanks when deep down you are dying inside.

39. When you go abroad and you complain that you can't get a decent cup of tea.

40. Sarcasm.

41. Making a cup of tea in response to a crisis. 

42. Insisting the person in front goes first through the door. 

43. Owning a picnic basket but only using it once a year. 

44. Doing anything possible for a light tan. 

45. Searching your pockets when asked for spare change.

 46. Grumbling throughout a meal, but not telling the staff so as not to cause a fuss.

47. Mistaking brightness for warmth.

48. Feeling extreme excitement over a Sunday roast dinner.

49. The ultimate crime has to be someone queue jumping. 

50. Apologising automatically. 

51. Giggling at innuendos.

Do you associate with any of these sighs? What is your view od being British? I love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Cheers for reading X 

Sunday, 17 November 2019

My Sunday photo 17/11/2019

Friday, 15 November 2019

7 ways to save on your energy bill this winter.

Hey readers,

Looking for easy ways to reduce your electric bill during this winter period then look no further as I have some top tips on how to do so!

1. Appliances

One of the most useful habits to get into is turning off standby applicants around the home when you are not using them. Ok, it does not save you loads but it can save you between £80 to £100 a year,  every little helps.

2. Temperature. 

In the UK two-thirds of the electricity used is on heating up our home from heating water to keeping our rooms warm. It is recommended to reduce room temperature by 1 degree and it is not a big difference. If you are feeling chilly but on a jumper or drink a hot drink to warm up. Also, another tip is to turn off the heating when you are sleeping as you don't need as you cosy under the quilt and are asleep so are you really going to notice the heating?

3. Light bulbs. 

Now to start with swapping traditional incandescent light bulbs can be pricy however in the long term it is an investment as you reduce your electricity bill. This is because the more modern light bulbs such as halogen incandescents, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and light-emitting diodes (LEDs)  use less energy,  therefore worth paying for as you save money and the modern light bulbs last longer overall.

4.  Wrap up. 

This next tip is obvious but a lot of people walk around there home in a t-shirt and shorts in December and wonder why they are cold, they don't think about it and turn the heating on. However, you can easily warm yourself up to by adding additional layers and for example, soft fluffy bootie slippers are brilliant at keeping you warm. Finally, don't forget the hot water bottle to keep close by to feel all cosy without having turn the heating on you soon be warmed up lovely.

5. Washing. 

Washing your clothes at a lower temperature will save you some money when you turn your temperature to 30c as you are using less energy to do the washload. 

6. Leaks.

It is a good idea during the colder periods to check your windows and doors for leaks as this can cause your home to get colder and use more energy to hit up which will, in turn, will mean your energy bill will rise. 

Making sure that you put draught-proof tape around windowsills is a good idea along with using door draughts that you put at the bottom of the door to block heat.

7. Curtains.

During the darker evenings is a good idea to get in the habit of closing your curtains as this will help keep the warmth in the room and reduce the need for whacking the heat up. 

What ways help you reduce your energy bill during the winter period? I love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Cheers for reading X 

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

What's Up.

Don't come around here,

knocking on my door,

 like I'm the same person,

 I have no idea where I'm going.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Autism and personal space.

Hey readers, 

You have probably gathered from reading some of my posts on my blog that I am autistic. 

One of the major things, when I think about something that is important to me and on my autistic life is personal space. 

I put a huge emphasis on this because it has a big influence on my mindset and how I respond to day to day life. 

When I refer to space it could mean when people get to close to me which I am not a fan of espeically with people I do not know.

 I only have a few selective people that make me feel comfortable when they come into my space.

 I get very distressed for example when I accidentally touch a stranger on the bus, or someone who sits very close to me who I  do not know. 

It feels like my whole skin is crawling and my body tenses up. I am not a touchy-feely person.

 I don't trust and sometimes there are days when I limit physical contact as I may be feeling not well with my anxiety or I am over stimulated with everything that is currently happening to me in my environment.

I know there is more prominence to autistic individuals who are space invaders but some of us like me are people who are distant when it comes to getting close to people.

When I think MY space I think of one place in my home which belongs to me. I identify this place as safe and somewhere I go to when I am stressed having a meltdown or need a time out from the business of my environment. 

It is important to me because I rely on that safety feeling associated with my safe space and that calms me down when I am anxious. 

Not much of my home belongs purely to me naturally having children a lot of toys and stuff around. 

That is fine I accept that but if my small area gets obstructed or my husband makes a mess of the room this makes me stressed and very angry. 

I struggle to see beyond that moment so feel like the situation when my space gets messed up feels like it will be forever.

Of course, it is not and when I am calm I can think logically. However, when you are anxious and have to deal with change this is a struggle. Not to mention navigating to a new plan to help when you're already in an emotional state it is difficult to see any other solution then my whole world is falling apart.

 I guess this why people who have a lack of knowledge about autism will just see me as having a 'strope' or being a diva. 

It is isn't the materialistic space it is the knowledge that I have my safe space that I can rely on at times of distress that comfort me knowing that it is quiet and somewhere I can trust. 

Along with the physical space I have my sensory items that bring comfort to me such as a heated blanket and lying under a lot of weight to make me feel secure and safe. 

I also can use my noise canelling headphones and soft lighting all help calm me down when I am distressed or dealing with a meltdown or shutdown. 

All the little things add up and once they get taken down I feel broken because they are my  coping mechanisms. They're the things that help me deal with day to day life.

 Likewise, if I have the safety net of my safe place it can help me calm down. It provides a sense of control and reduces me having emotional outbursts because I know that I have a backup plan when things go wrong. It is the small things that make a huge difference. 

Cheers for reading X 

Monday, 11 November 2019

6 reasons to avoid Black Friday.

Hey readers,

Soon it will be Black Friday (29th November).

If you didn't know Black Friday is a tradition that started in America the day after Thanks Giving (which is the fourth Thursday in November).

On Black Friday stores offer high sales and open their stores early on the day. 

The popularity has reached the UK as well though even though we don't celebrate Thanks Giving. 

 I have an issue with black Friday and here are my reasons below. 

1. Rage. 

I can not stand the greed of some people where they go absolutely berserk in shopping rage in order to get a bloody TV or something similar and even more so when they get violent.

 It saddens me that something material makes people act so negative and nasty way. 

2. Overspending. 

The problem with Black Friday is that most people can often be found to be spontaneous and buy things maybe they don't need or overspend on a budget they don't have. 

The buzz is in the air whereas if you have a plan and work on your budget I think you get a better deal in the long run. 

 The black Friday idea is actually to lure the customer in to spend loads on impulse because the deals are short term, don't last long and make you feel that they are brilliant deals with all the promotion in the media. 

3. Crowded. 

Yuk, too many crowds of sweaty people in a state of urgency in a cramped space really is not my cup of tea! 

Why would you wait for hours to get a deal, the thought makes me feel depressed. Yes, it is lovely to get a deal but is it really worth it when it is just such a miserable experience, it just makes me associate the item with frustration and anger. 

4. Real deal?

Do you really get a good offer on Black Friday as it has been found that dynamic pricing happens? 

Dynamic pricing is when the prices rise during the early weeks of November then on the day are reduced to its original price so where is the saving? For example, the £50 bag you wanted was most likely to be £50 earlier this year. Therefore your not really saving at all because it is just tricks to lure you into the idea that you are getting a bargain when you are not. 

5. Hype.

Is Black Friday really good for people who are into saving or are we just believing the hype that we are getting good deals? 

Black Friday again feeds into this pretend idea of getting a bargain when really your most likely not!

The best thing to do is if you are frugal then to avoid shops on Black Friday, save your money and budget instead. This will save you a few quid when you're not going on an impulse splurge which can easily be done in the moment of mayhem. 

6. Thankful.

I know I am from the UK so don't celebrate Thanksgiving but I am questioning the idea of Black Friday being the day after Thanksgiving. 

This is because Thanksgiving is meant to be a time of being thankful for what you have and then the next day people go on a mad spree to get material objects. It is utter madness and does goes against the whole notion of Thanksgiving surely?!

What is your view on Black Friday? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Cheers for reading X

Sunday, 10 November 2019

My Sunday photo 10/11/2019

Friday, 8 November 2019

**AD** #FriendshipFriday

Hey readers, 

Did you know today is the 8th November which means #FriendshipFriday that coincides with anti-bullying week which happens every year in November. 

This post is all about the SockShop campaign about bullying and self-harm. 

Sockshop is working together with Kidscape who work with children and want to see children grow in a world without bullying and harm.

 They provide advice, training and practical tools for children, families, professionals, and carers to prevent bullying and protect young lives. 

So, for this campaign, the wonderful people of Sockshop designed a very special edition od Elmer the  Patchwork Elephant socks to celebrate the famous children's book character's 30th birthday. 

Below are pictures of me trying out the Elmer socks which have the distinctive patchwork rainbow trademark pattern on the socks. 

I found the socks super soft and made from bamboo which is great for me as an autistic person who appreciates soft material. 

They also when wearing the socks all day don't get sweaty and are super comfortable perfect for keeping your skin soft and protected. 

Also, the socks have a smooth hand-linked toe seam which is fabulous for sensory issues.

 The socks come in men, women and children's sizes. I want to find out more information about the socks click here.

For every purchase of these socks, 10% will go to Kidscape which will help support which is important charity work. 

Cheers for reading X 

I have been gifted a pair of Elmer Sockshop socks in order for a review and raise awareness for the charity. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Why is it that I don't have the tools,

To parent the way I am meant to.

People assume I know,

Most of the time,

I am floating,

Going nowhere,

Feeling lost,


Isolated and scared,

No one ever,

Tells you this is reality,

But guilt reminds me,


Sunday, 3 November 2019

My Sunday photo 03/11/2019

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

5 ways to tell you that your cat loves you

Hey readers,

We all know cats rule ;) *ok that's it's just my opinion*. So many people assume that cats are cold creatures which beg the question of how do you know if a cat loves you?

Well, below I have outlined 5 ways your cat loves you.

1. Headbutts.

You know your cat likes you by the way they come over and rub against your leg. This shows that they are really very happy to have you in there space and like to be close to their owners.

Also when cats are rubbing up against your legs they are rubbing their sent onto you as a way to say you are accepted to them and they are happy to have you in their home.

2. Sleep.

One of the loveliest things is when cats come over and sleep on you or close by. They clearly want your company and feel safe with you around them. They can be vulnerable when they are asleep so if they do sleep near you this demonstrates that they are happy and contented to sleep in your presence.

3. Cat tail. 

Though there are different meanings as to what a cattail means and how the cat is feeling. One positive sign is when your cat's tail is twitching at the tip of the tail. This is an indication that the cat is happy and feeling blissful around you.

4 Blink. 

Do you notice when your cat moves their paws up and down while purring at you?  well this is called kneading - when the cat was a kitten they would knead against their mother to stimulate milk production. Now that the cat is an adult they still hold on to these behaviours to show their affection.

5. Greetings. 

When I come home from a long day out my cat greets me with his tail up and this is another positive sign that they are happy to see you.

It also shows that they have missed you and want some love from you as well.

Do you have cats? What ways does your cat show you love? Love ot hear your comments down below in the comment section. 

Cheers for reading X 

Monday, 28 October 2019

5 ways to help your child get out of the pushchair.

Hey readers,

With parenting, there are never-ending stages that you have to work through with your child. For me as a parent of a stubborn child, one of those stages would be to successfully not use a pushchair and my child to be independently walking. I can confirm that my children are 5 and 7 I have achieved that twice and come out the other side and still smiling. Here are some tips that I have found useful for when I did work through this transition with my children. 

1. Regular trips. 

When starting off helping your child to get out of the buggy and use their feet it is important to make sure that you do regular trips or take your child out the chair where it is safe to do so. It may take time for your child to get used to the idea and that is OK because change takes time. It is important to not push your child but to keep giving them positive praise so that they are encouraged to continue and learning to be independent without the pushchair. 

2. Harness. 

If your child is one of those that rule feral and doesn't like to stay close *ahem like both my children* then a good solution to give your security is to purchase a harness. This is a strap that goes on the child's wrist and you as the parent hold the other end so that they close by giving you that peace of mind. You can buy these from Boots and supermarkets so the yare easily accessible. 

Make sure you have a harness/link wrist or even a bag with a harness. Though my son hated that others love having a little back all of there own. This can help little ones feel independent.

3. Motivator. 

As a motivator, my son would carry something small as he loves to help and copy adults. Even if it is just a carrot he will feel important and want to help. Therefore it can help motivate him to walk further without the need of wanting to go into the pushchair. 

4. Reward Chart. 

A  reward chart is a good idea if you want your child to perform postive behaviours such as walking close by, or walking x amount of time out of the pushchair. If the child sucessfully achives five stas they can have an reward that is the  as an incentive to promote walking and can help them be more inclined to walk that bit more.   The kind of rewards you can do is have a faviorutite to read, can put a cartoon they like or even go to their favioiurite park to play one day during the week when they have reached their goal of x amount of stars.

5. Park. 

To get them to walk somewhere like a park once a week so they get a chance. This helped with my eldest as it was more fun to be free to run around but also can help them built up their fitness.

Have you successfully achieved leaving the pushchair at home and your child walking independently? I would love yo hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X 

Sunday, 27 October 2019

My Sunday Photo 27/10/2019

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

10 things that are annoying about the school run.

Hey readers, 

Since being a mum of children of school age for over 4 years I can now say I have had some experience of being a school mum so to speak. 

Here are some observations that you may recognise if you too are a parent of school children. 

1. Schoolbag.

Always check the school bag the day before because you can bet there will be one day where there is something seriously important that you have to sign for. 

2. School uniform. 

 Make sure you double-check your child's school uniform before leaving the door.

 I myself have been caught out with one of my darlings having the trousers on the wrong way or the other child has the small cardigan on and resembling something from a 90s boy band.

3. Toilet. 

The chances of one of my children needed the toilet before we head home after school or before school is 99.9% chance that yes they will need the bloody toilet. Regardless of the fact that they will deny it until the cows come home. 

4. How you doing?

Never expect to get an answer to a question that enquires about your child's school day because you will never get an answer. The only two responses are, nothing or ok.

 Thanks for the enlightenment darlings I really now know what you do at school for the 6 odd hours your in education doing sweet FA apparently. 

5. Rain.

 As sod's law loves to wind up parents you know full well the day you decide not to have a coat that the heavens will open. Then what happens is naturally you will resemble a wet, miserable rat cursing under your breathe. 

6. Money, money, money.

You seem to now need to take out a loan because of the amount of money needed for school activities. 

It just never seems to end from days out to the cake sale to the sodding lollies that are near the school gate that you can't hide from your child. 

7. PE kit.

You think you have crackled this school run malarky, got that cocky smile over your face until you reach your child's classroom and your child informs you that they haven't got their pe kit for today, GRRRR!

8. Morning.

It doesn't matter how much time or even extra time getting up early at some point along the process of getting ready for school it will go belly up. 

Your child will have a meltdown, there is toothpaste all over their clothes (the one time you forget to tell them to brush their teeth before getting their school uniform on). 

One of your children thinks it is funny to hide the hairbrush or the fact before leaving the door after several prompts your child still has not put their shoes on.

 Seriously, I don't know why I bother I am destined not to be on time without running in a mad panic down the road. 

9. Wakey wakey.

 Why is it so hard to wake your child up on a school morning but they are jumping all over you at silly o'clock on a Saturday morning?!

10. Waynetta Slob.

 Why is it all the other mums look well together with their overall presentation and you resemble Waynetta Slob and the sad thing is you cant hide under sunglasses during winter. 

Cheers for reading x 

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Social Anxiety.

Why do I screw it up,

Words are there.

But they don't come out.

Now I am left with doubt,

Paranoia to the max,

Over analysing,

All the things I could say,

But the anxiety cripes me,

Now I am sad,

Because yet again I have messed up.

Monday, 21 October 2019

Depression and parenting.

Hey readers,

Sometimes I feel that on my blog I should not discuss depression as I am so ashamed because that is what society makes me feel like at times. I have always been embarrassed to say that I take anti-depressants and that in turn makes me feel weak. 

But deep down I know that my depression is a genetic and chemical reaction, it doesn’t make me a bad person because of it.

Truth be told as a parent with depression there are days when I hardly do anything, the only thing I attempt is to the bare minimum for my children. Once the children have gone to bed it allows me time to cry from all the build-up sadness and frustration from the day.

Some days are better than others, but now again I get dips and need that extra hand from my husband. For instance, I struggle to deal with the social side of taking my children to nursery or school. 

It is not always just the socialising but the physical environment is so hard for me to manage. I literally feel so suffocated and overwhelmed by the sensory stimulation that is happening in the room. 

I am autistic on top of all this and usually, I can find that it interacts with the depression.
Therefore heightened social situations can make me feel rubbish and can contribute towards me beating myself up for not being a good enough at being a parent because I am not like all the parents.

 It tends to result in me coming home and breaking down. I feel rubbish and tend to just want to sleep in order to escape the reminder of my shortfalls as a parent and person.

Other times, I struggle with dealing with the temperament of my children or talking about topics such as death, as this can trigger my OCD. No one teaches you how to communicate to your child and some days I just have to admit to defeat as it is too tough for me to deal with and hubby would have to take over.

When I am going through a dip in my mood I can spend the whole day dragging myself down, I physically feel on edge and know that after all this there is going to be a massive panic attack. 

I hide away from my husband, as I am not good at communicating at that moment, I don’t instantly have the words to say. I feel therefore this risks the chances of irritability between me and my husband. 

I don’t like being touched for a cuddle, I just need the time for me to mope and allow the emotions to pass. I don’t want solutions, I try lots of things but at that moment I just need to be. I don’t run form it anymore, at the end of it, I kind of feel better out of my system.

It helps me feel calmer and my body feels like it is being heard.

Sometimes, the best thing is to accept it at that moment, don’t find solutions because at the end of the day it is something that you can deal with at a later date when your mind is in a clearer state.

 I have learned when you are that emotional, nothing makes sense and I tend to make the wrong decisions so it is better for me to not make any decisions at all during my 'meltdowns'.

 I feel now that I have learned how I react and what is best for me is less painful and it allows me to feel more in control ironically.

Cheers for reading X

Sunday, 20 October 2019

My Sunday Photo 20/102019

My son wanted to show the world the big crisps he has found in his crisp packet lol. 

7 things to do when you are having a bad day.

Hey readers,

From time to time we all have bad days and that is ok. I have compiled some ways to help you when you are having a bad day. These tips are been successful for may so it is not just empty words.

1. Breathing exercises.

A way to help destress is to try out the breathing exercises and making sure you use deep breathes and use your lungs properly. Doing these exercises helps slow down your breathing and can be really therapeutic to just stop and focus on your breathing. Youtube is a brilliant source of visual aids to run through the step-to-step guide to doing deep breathing.

2. Meditation.

Meditation is so useful to help calm you down, give you something to think about other than the negative feelings that you hold. It helps distract you and give you something to focus on that can help make you feel calmer and relaxed.

3. Hot bath.

There is something about having a hot bath that really calms me down. I feel my muscles after been tense all day to soak them in hot water really beneficial. I just love after feeling really relaxed and putting on really soft PJs helps me chill out.

4. Watch a film.

A brilliant way to escape is with a film and getting a nice throw to settle down. It is a great way to switch off because often I am feeling exhausted after a bad so relaxing with a film is a great way to unwind.

5. Unplug.

The internet is addictive, it has its positives with having a wealth of information, interactions and entertainment. The downfall is it can lead to obsessions or transfixion and makes you feel rubbish. This is not great when you already feeling pants. I find just turning my phone off for an hour or two really helps me just switch off and allows me that time to think by myself.

6. Feel it.

Sometimes, when you are feeling bad instead of running away from the emotions, it is just good to be mindful even though it can be challenging. It is ok to have them negatives feelings, it is ok to cry and be angry. It is much better to have it there rather than trying to block it out or go into denial. Feeling them emotions is more practical and it may take less time to have to own them. When you explore them emotions it allows you to understand and accept what is happening to you.

7. Blame game.

I know it is so easy to find anyone other than yourself to pass the blame on to and ok sometimes it may be another person's fault. But that doesn't mean that we have to hold on to that anger, it just causes negativity and by letting it go gives back that freedom to move forward.

What things do you do to help when having a bad day? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. 

Cheers for reading X

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Bring winter clothes back to life with Ace for Colours Powder! **AD**

Hey readers,

We now have said goodbye to summer for this year anyway and we are in the middle of autumn. 

So, now for me would be a good time to think about my winter clothing and getting prepared for when the winter season arrives.

  I have tested out Ace for Colours Powder to help give some of my less colourful items a bit more oomph. 

A little bit about Ace colour powder.

* ACE makes life easy with the never-ending school laundry pile by gently removing stains.

*ACE keeps garments bright, robust and clean meaning clothes last for longer. 

* Keep colours bright and fresh with ACE for Colours Powder. 

* ACE for Colours Powder comes in a fully recyclable Tetra Pak.

* Use ACE in your daily wash to keep clothes looking fresher for longer. 

* Call to action: Pick up the ACE product range including ACE for Colours Powder st the nearest Morrison's store or buy online on Amazon. 

Here are some tips to help get you ready with your winter wardrobe. 

1. Rotate. 

Now I am putting away the lighter items such as shorter legging, sandals, and short pyjamas and swapping over to my warmer clothing for winter.

 I like to revolve my clothing depending on the seasons. This gives me a chance to refresh my mind of what my winter items are as I have not seen them for a long time and then you forget how much clothing you have. 

2. Ace for Colours Powder. 

 A tip would be to get some of the duller clothed items and use Ace for Colours Powder to give a reinvigorate your clothes.

 Ace for Colours Powder helps remove tough stains and bring coloured garments back to life. A wash will blow off some cobwebs as like my winter items have been stored away for six months in a dark cubicle. 

Nothing feels good when you get your clothes washed and hung up in the wardrobe all ready for winter. 
I love a jumper to keep me cosy in the winter.

3. Comfort first.

For me when thinking about my winter wardrope it is all about comfort and having soft materials. 

I love fluffy socks, fleecy PJs and long cotton coats to keep me warm when it is wet and cold. 

Nothing bits cosy jumpers and giving them life with Ace Colours Powder to make them soft and remove stains is an added bonus. 

All about comfort. 

4. Dye. 

Now, I am quite conscious of what I am buying and not buying new clothing. Therefore a good way to make old clothes feel new is to simply dye them with a different colour. 

It will give that new factor to it and you don't need to buy new clothing win-win. 

5. Sell.

 When sorting out your clothing and changing the summer items over to winter items a good idea is to sieve items you don't really want.

 A great thing to do to earn a few quid is to sell them to someone else that will home them, therefore being more environmentally friendly all round. 

6. Charity shops. 

If you want to buy clothing for the winter then instead fo heading for the fast-fashion check out the local charity shops.

 You will be amazed at the range of quality items they have in charity shops and it saves you money so your purse is happy. 

ACE for Colours Powder.

So I tried out the ACE for Colours Powder and washed some of my favourite winter items.

 Below is my lovely thick and warm winter coat. I love this coat. It did have some stains but found the ACE for Colours Powder helped get rid of the stains and also helped bring back the washed-out colour of the coat so it feels brand new with it's a bright colour. 

What tips do you have to help get your wardrobe reading for the winter? Love to hear your comments in the section below. 

Cheers for reading X

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