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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018!

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While it might be Halloween tonight, I wanted to write about something more important and more worthy of a write up. This month, October, has been Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. Breast Cancer Now aim to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. As the UK's largest breast cancer research charity, along with supporters, they campaign to raise money via an array of events across the UK as well as, of course, wearing it pink!
You can support their work by joining their campaigners, donating to research and simply checking yourself and knowing the signs of breast cancer. It's important to remember to check yourself regularly and using the card below, you can receive monthly text reminders to do so.  Stay safe and enjoy tonight but remember to also stay safe for Breast Cancer Awar…

Revision Week and my First Eyebrow Tweezing Experience!

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With the year one exam, right around the corner, I have my last week of labour suite placement, win a competition, go to a couple of archery socials and win a competition. Oh and of course, revise!
Click here to watch the vlog or see below.  I ended up winning a competition with university for fresher's week. You had to post a picture showing what you did the first night you moved in and as far as I could tell, no one had entered it yet so I thought why not. Anyway, I ended up winning and loved the prize...so much chocolate! It took quite a while to arrive but it was hand delivered by a very attractive man so I was more than happy.  It was the final week of labour suite and I really was so sad to leave. I have completely loved my labour suite placement and loved my mentors. I ended up getting them a card and some chocolates each just to say thank you for supporting me and being so encouraging and welcoming. I can't wait to go back. I still have one of my caseholding ladies to…

Halloween Decor and Amazon Clothing Haul!

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I finally got around to getting this post together and just in time for Halloween! 
I went to Wilko on the way home from placement one night and picked up a bunch of little decorations for £1 each. 
I loved the two garland options so I picked up both some bats and pumpkins. This are absolutely amazing and look fab. They are super easy to open up and use, they just simply unfold.  I got some spider webs. Honestly, I love how it looks but it's a complete nightmare to make look good. You have to work the webbing really hard to get it to look even half way decent. Plus, there aren't many spiders. I would defintely go for white if you want this as the black doesn't have the same effect.
I picked up a table cloth because I thought it would be nice to have in the kitchen to make it a little festive. I love that it was the perfect size and it wipes clean so can be used every day until Halloween.
For my room, I got a selection of glow in the dark pumpkin window stickers. I wish I&…

Summer Craziness

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As you’ve seen, my summer has been a little busy the last 4 weeks. I don’t know if it’s because it’s such a shorter holiday than I’m normally used to or if it’s the fact I’ve just tried to fit too much in but nevertheless, it’s felt very busy. I’ve literally had 2 days at home in the entire period.

The summer started with my mum’s wedding. It was everything she wanted so despite partying 6am until 1am, it was worth it.
The next week, I headed to Wales to see my dad. I’ve only seen him briefly for just a couple of days this year so I felt I beed e to make the effort to see him this summer. Originally, I was going to go on holiday with my friend, Sarah, but unfortunately with her limited time off and my dad’s travel plans it just didn’t work out. Luckily, she found someone or to go with otherwise I would have felt really bad.

Finally, I spent the last of my time in Bulgaria. It was the perfect rest I n reed and I loved the sun, sea and sand.

With just one day back at home, I did a sligh…

My First Goose Fair and a Trip Home!

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Apparently, Goose Fair is a big event in Nottingham so myself, Sam and Vicki headed over for some yummy food and rides, before I went home for a quick trip to surprise my mum!

Click here to watch the vlog or see below.
In Midwifery, as students, we do something called case holding. Each year we follow 2 women from booking through to labour and delivery and then hopefully postnatally as well. One of my ladies delivered and I was so happy that I got the chance to go and see her on the ward and meet the new little baby.

"Goose Fair is one of Europe's largest travelling fairs with a history that dates back more than 700 years. Amongst the array of Roller Coasters, Water Rides, Giant Wheels, Bombers, Dodgems, Twists, Waltzers and Miamis familiar to Goose Fair there will be a number of new attractions that have not visited Nottingham before."
I'm personally not really into rides but it was fun to watch Vicki and Sam go on a few of them.  I loved watching the horse racing …