The April Edit

The April Edit

So I thought it’d be a fab idea to start doing these monthly review posts to try and connect better with you guys and hopefully have a little chit chat in the process.

In these posts, I’ll be sharing what’s been happening in my little life over the past month, what I’m looking forward to in the coming month and favourite books/products/things – stuff like that.

So here goes…

Life

April has been mostly a miserable month for me. My little pup was ill and nobody knew what was wrong with her, she kept shaking and wasn’t eating properly. My poor little love went through all kinds of tests but they shown nothing.
Luckily she’s picked up now and is having no issues, so I really hope it was a virus or something? Can dogs even get viruses? *any vets out there?* I don’t know, I just hope she’ll be okay from now on.

Another reason April wasn’t the best was that my boyfriend hasn’t been well at all. With having Cystic Fibrosis it makes me very susceptible to picking up germs and if I do catch them off someone, the cold/bug hits me a LOT harder. I’d not seen him for 3 weeks until the other night when we had a little date night to our new local Hickory’s! It was so good to see him as I was missing him like crazy.

hickorys

Yes, that is a plant on the floor – it was a windy day!

April wasn’t all doom and gloom though, me and my man finally finished paying off our holiday for August! We’re going on a mini cruise with Royal Caribbean to Bruges and Brussels to celebrate my boyfriend’s 30th birthday! I cant flippin’ wait!! It’ll be our 2nd cruise together and we’re going on the same ship as last time – Independence of the Seas, has anyone been on it? It’s currently in the process of having a refurb so it’ll be all new and shiny for when we go on it.
Only 116 days to go haha!

 

Blogging Life

I am still loving blogging and everything that it includes, I’m glad to say.
My little corner reached it’s 2 month ‘blogiversary’ the other day and I’m really pleased with its progress!
I took part in my first ever twitter chat on Monday and it was with Charlene from Beechat and it was great! I will definitely be taking part in more chats from now on so if anyone knows of anymore I can take part in please leave me a comment below, I’d be so grateful!

I wrote 3 posts this month and if you would like to check them out they’re linked below. I aim to write at least one post a week so need to work a bit harder on achieving this next month. My problem is that I overthink my posts and worry that they’re not good enough. I need to just write and get them out there!

What’s in my Bag
20 Questions to get to know me
5 National Trust Sites I Want To Visit

 

My Instagram has been booming this month and have had loads of new followers! It’s just fab to have actual engagement with my posts to be honest. Really enjoying getting to know other bloggers and their lives too.

My most popular posts this month were these:

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burger

God I loved that burger… Seriously, I cant believe I’d never had macaroni and cheese before but it was just amazing on a burger!!

 

Health/Exercise

On the 26th April I reached 6 months of not needing any antibiotics in hospital!!!!! It probably doesn’t sound like much to you but to me it does! I used to need to go into hospital every 2-3 months for 2 weeks at least so 6 months is pure heaven haha!

Despite reaching my goal, my lungs have been a bit iffy this month. I seem to have developed a bit of a cough and finding the gym a bit harder which frustrates the HELL out of me! I always seem to want to do better than the last time I was there too; a heavier weight or a steeper incline.
I do keep trying to tell myself that the main thing is just turning up on the bad days and whatever exercise I manage to do is better than nothing!

I have a hospital appointment next week where I’ll have some tests done so I’ll find out then whether I’ll be able to reach 7 months without antibiotics or whether I need a bit of help. Fingers crossed I’ll do okay!

 

What I’ve been loving this month…

I’ve FINALLY got back into reading! It has been so long since I’ve got lost in a book and it feels good to be lost again!
My local library has this online service where you can borrow books on your kindle/e-reader and I was looking through their new releases and came across this…

books

I’d read this author’s previous book, Local Girl Missing and I’d really enjoyed it so was quite eager to give this a go.
I’m nearly halfway through and it’s keeping me gripped so that’s a good sign!
Here is the synopsis if you’re interested…

book synopsis


 

So unless you’ve been living under a rock this month you’ve probably not been able to move without seeing something about the Royal wedding. I personally have been loving it!
I think I can call myself something of a royalist but I’m not one of those who collects memorabilia or goes out to see them if they’re out and about where I live… I just like following what they’re up to and take a bit of an interest.

This past week ITV1 have been showing a Royal documentary series and its been about weddings in the royal family. I have bloody loved watching these docs! Seeing all the traditions, wedding dresses, cakes and learning about all the royals. Its been great.
If you want to watch them, they’re all on the ITV Hub to watch.
I personally really like Meghan Markle, I think she’s fresh, so beautiful and will be great for the new generation of the Royal family.

Roll on the 19th May for Harry’s big day!!

 

harry and meghan

 

So that’s it for my first monthly review!
Please let me know if it was any good because I just felt I was rambling a bit haha!

Thank you for reading!

 

 

Livvy xx

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9 Comments

  1. ruthinrevolt
    / 10:23 pm

    Sorry to hear April hasn’t been the easiest, but I’m glad to hear there’s been some positives! Very jealous of the cruise you’re going on, I can’t wait to hear about your adventure and see pictures.

    My main problem with Meghan Markle is that I had my heart set on marrying Harry one day, and she’s taken my place! Life’s so unfair sometimes πŸ˜‰ They do seem very happy together, though, so I hope it works out for them. I think it’s unfair some of the things people say about her!

    Ruth | http://www.ruthinrevolt.com

    • Livvy
      Author
      / 10:18 am

      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Your day to be a princess will come! Oh yes I agree, some very closed minded ‘traditionalists’ out there… xx

  2. / 9:48 am

    Some months are just worse than others. But that cruise sounds fun πŸ˜€ Something to look forward to πŸ˜€ I love seeing things going well like instagram and etc. I think im a bit of a statistic person πŸ˜€ Have a lovely month.

    • Livvy
      Author
      / 10:20 am

      I think I’d have to say I’m a bit of a stats person myself. I keep telling myself its not all about the numbers but I still find myself checking throughout the day πŸ™ˆ xx

  3. / 9:03 pm

    I enjoyed this post a lot! I love seeing how everyone’s month went. I am going to look into that book, I really enjoyed the synopsis you posted! Thank you!

    • Livvy
      Author
      / 10:39 am

      Thank you!! Ahh fab, hope you like it πŸ™‚
      Thanks for reading xx

      • / 8:24 pm

        I will let you know! I can’t wait to see more book reviews!

  4. / 2:18 am

    I always do love a life update so this was lovely to read!! Congratulations on 2 months blogging!! πŸ™‚

    • Livvy
      Author
      / 10:27 am

      Thank you Sarah! xx

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