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Our Amsterdam Honeymoon

Hello just a warning this might be a long one, because today I will be telling you all about our honeymoon to Amsterdam, now we got married on the 20th October 2018 and we left for honeymoon on 22nd October 2018 for 3 days, so we had a day to relax and come down after the wedding. Now this was my first time on a plane and my first time going abroad also, so I was feeling quite nervous about going but was looking forward to it at the same time. So we set off on the Monday and couldn’t believe the view from the plane it was amazing IMG_1281we flew with KLM airline and can say it was amazing service, all of the staff was very helpful and we even got a little snack and drink whilst on the plane which went down very nicely since it took my mind off the nerves even though the flight was only around an hour long it really did ‘fly’ by (sorry for the pun). When we landed in Amsterdam we managed to have a look around the massive and very impressive schiphol airport which was full of all different shops, places to eat and also easily accessible train station underneath it. so we then got the train to Amsterdam IMG_8127central station which was also an experience since the trains are so much more impressive then British rail and the staff was much more helpful and friendly. we then arrived at the central station which was also very very big with an all glass roof looked like something straight out of Harry Potter. Now we then had the 30 minuet walk to find our hotel which was in the centre of rembrandtplein where there was a war memorial statue which was always super busy, but on our walk through the winding canals and little streets we noticed one big thing is LOOK OUT FOR BIKES, IMG_1376this was a major thing whilst we was over there was bikes have the right of way and even though they have special bike paths and zebra crossings for pedestrians there still is a great number of bikes which you need to look out for when crossing any road or even walking along a path because they simply do not care if they hit you over there since it would be the pedestrians fault for any damage or injury so be aware of this you need to look both ways and up and down before walking anywhere and then you may still get hit by a bike. On the first day we visited some of the shops and food IMG_1373places near to our hotel since we was tired from the early morning and flight so we didn’t do too much on the first day, we stayed at the NH caransa which is a 4 star hotel and it defiantly felt like it with a clean and modern rooms and general design, smart rooms with a mini bar filled with dutch treats and fantastic staff which was so friendly and kind, this is where I noticed another big detail about Amsterdam is that nearly everyone speaks English and I know this could be due to all of the tourism but this shocked me as I IMG_1572had never been out of the uk before I didn’t know what to expect so I was very happy when I leant this. One thing I loved about Amsterdam was the beautiful houses they are so amazing with tall and narrow houses which takes me back to a olden era then you have the canals which are filled with little boats and even floating houses which would be my dream.

 

The second day is when we started to go exploring Amsterdam a bit more we had a evening canal cruise booked which was fantastic but in the day we went to look around the shops and managed to find the main city centre where a endless road of shops appeared it seemed to go on forever and we discovered the most amazing chocolate in the world tonyTONY’S CHOCOLONELY, now all of the wording was in dutch so we didn’t quite know what the flavours was but most of them we could guess due to what it sounded like so we decided to buy nearly every flavour, another point I must say about IMG_4112Amsterdam was the price of everything now I don’t really know too much about this as I have never been abroad before but everything just seemed bit overpriced for example a bar of this chocolate was 5 euros which I thought was quite expensive so just a note for anyone thinking of visiting Amsterdam. Now in the main square was madame Tussauds and we have never been to any even the one in London so we decided to go and have a look, we got some great pictures but one thing I found was that it was very busy and cramped so we didn’t get a lot of time to look at each person but we still had a good time looking through everyone.

Now the third day and the last full day of our trip we pretty much done the same thing as the day before look around the shops, canals and then grabbed something to eat I found this amazing noodle place which was lush, now on this day we had booked up to go to IMG_1710Ripley’s believe it or not museum and this was the best museum we had been to it was full of lots of interesting and wacky objects and oddities from around the world we didn’t want to even leave, there was even a IMG_7451part on the The Beatles which I loved obviously. For the rest of the day we just walked around looking at the different places and we even saw the Palace which was amazing. now your probably thinking Hannah you went to Amsterdam did you not go to any coffee shops or the red light district? and the answer is no even though the whole culture of Amsterdam is sex, drugs and rocks and roll, me and my husband just isn’t into that sort of thing and didn’t see any need to participate in these activities but if thats what your into then trust me there are plenty of coffee shops around there is nearly one down every street and there defiantly is a smell in the air around Amsterdam.

On Thursday was the time we was coming home and I wasn’t as nervous about this flight as the first one but first we had to get a taxi to the airport and it fulfilled my husbands IMG_1282dream as the taxi was a Tesla and a fancy one to that, this was no Uber, my husbands face defiantly lit up when he saw that. We then Breezed through security and passport control, then enjoyed a McDonalds  breakfast in the airport whilst waiting for our plane and then landed back in the Uk safe and sound around 10 minutes IMG_1283after we left Amsterdam which was very strange to think. so overall we had a lovely time on our honeymoon even though it was very short I think that was just enough so hopefully this gives you a little insight into if you are thinking of visiting Amsterdam anytime soon and over all I will defiantly recommend visiting Amsterdam for everyone it is defiantly a beautiful place and there is something for everyone, friendly people who are very accepting and I couldn’t of wished for a better honeymoon.

Hannah.

 

 

 

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My 2017 New Years resolutions.🎉🍾

So these are my 2017 resolutions, I was quite glad to see the back of 2016 since it was quite a rough year for me I slipped a disc in my back and lost my job because of it, I then was unemployed for sometime and there was a few deaths in the family one being my lovely cat which I’ve had since I was 5 years old RIP sindy. But at the end of November things started to look up and I now have a wonderful job which I love and me and my partner is looking to move into our own place so hopefully this year our dream will come true. I do need to apologise for the long break I have had over the Christmas period, where I started a new job I’ve just been so busy And I had to work a 12 hour shift on Christmas Day so any time that I did have was spent with my family and loved ones so I haven’t been able to post on here but it has calmed down now so I will be posting more on here, so I hope you all enjoy what is to come, thank you so much and I wish you all a happy new year and lets make 2017 the best one yet.

Hannah.

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The Reasons why I HATE going to the Hairdressers!!!

Hello everybody, today I will be writing about why I HATE going to the hairdressers, Now as you may know I actually trained and completed my NVQ level 2 & 3 in hairdressing a few years ago,so you may be thinking why do you hate hairdressers if you are one , well I no longer do it as I am a care assistant in a care home, but I have always hated it even when I was doing the profession so these are my reasons.

  1. MOST hairdressers are BITCHES- pardon my language on this one.Now this doesn’t apply to all hairdressers out there, but every hairdresser I have ever known, been too and worked with have been complete bitches. In fact just the other day I was walking past the hairdressers I go to and the manager was outside with another stylist and said ” at least your hair isn’t as bad as hers” and pointed to me, now baring in mind I was right next to them and me being a loud mouth I turned round and told them that I was one of their clients and I told them where to stick it.
  2. They never get it right- Now this is just my experience, I ask for a certain cut, colour etc and they do it completely different to want I explained, I have even shown pictures before and they still get it wrong, In fact some of the best hair colours and cuts I’ve had have been done at home. As I will show you I have had some quite crazy hair styles done by trained hairdressers.
    Awful none of these even have filters that’s my hair colour(orange)🙈
  3. Finding conversation starters- I am quite a quiet and shy person at the best of times, let alone when I’m in a room with strangers starring at you, in front of mirrors which you have got to see yourself in the most unflattering way. Then you’ve got to try and have a conversation with someone who doesn’t want to talk to you and you probably would never talk to if you wasn’t with them for  a good couple of hours.
  4. Time it takes- This one isn’t so bad but the last time I went to get my hair done it took 4 1/2 hours which is  just ridiculous amount of time to be sat still in one place, I had one serious numb bum once I was finished in there.
  5. The end results- This all depends on the stylist you have but everytime I’ve had my hair cut and sometimes even coloured, sometimes I walk out with my hair looking exactly the same as it did when I walked in, or even worse as the above images show, then they charge £70+ for the honour.
  6. Sensitive scalp- I have a sensitive scalp, always have and probably always will, now I have very thick, tangled hair which gets knotted very easy, so I hardly brush my hair myself with my tangle teaser because it hurts too much, let alone when you have someone that’s rough handed trying to get through it with a comb, it’s torture to try and sit through it with out punching the woman in the face or screaming.
  7. The FAKENESS- As I have experienced the hairdressing profession behind the scenes you may or may not be surprised when I tell you practically all hairdressers are FAKE in some way shape or form, they don’t really care about your life or even if they do a good hair cut as long as they distract you enough and make you believe that they done a good job and youare giving them money they don’t care, it’s all an act as my old boss said it’s the Hairdressers smile, forced and fake, she also told me that most hairdressers concentrate on what you can see as it doesn’t matter if it’s good on what a client can’t see.

 So these was some of my reasons why I don’t like going to get my hair done at a hairdressers, and also some of the reasons why I am no longer in that profession, so I hope you like this style of post, and it would be great if you wanted to tell me some of the reasons why you don’t like going to the hairdressers. Thank you for reading my post.
Hannah 

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Life Update

Hiya everybody, I hope everyone is well, I’m just writing this post as a bit of a life update since I’ve not been posting for a number of weeks, so I just thought I should explain a bit on why. So in September I unfortunately was not getting any more hours at my previous employment in a nursing home due to an injury on my back which I needed to have several MRI scans and even stay in overnight in hospital for, which I wrote a post on my experience which you can check it out here. Anyway so I decided it was time to look around for a new job, which I got one in my old hair salon where I worked as junior, but this was as a stylist, now I hadn’t done a lot of hair for about 2 years so I was rusty anyway which I warned my boss, so I undertook 2 days of being fully booked, but it wasn’t working out and I just wasn’t feeling it, I had clearly made a huge mistake when I was 16 by training in hairdressing. To add to that, the boss was not willing to help train me further and she also wanted me to be self employed which would not of worked out for me, so I decided to leave there and look further for a job. The only trouble was that I had left my job in the nursing home, but luckily my parents and fiancé was very supportive with my bills (which wasn’t that many). So just under 2 months passed and I had applied for so many jobs and attended several interviews but I was not being successful in any area. I started to feel quite down about everything and It was making me feel ill from it, so when I got an interview at a care home near where I live and they started asking me about my back And I told they everything that happened and I thought that in no way they would consider me for the position, even though my back has healed I was positive I hadn’t got it, so when I got a call a couple of days later I was so shocked when she said that they would love me to join their team, I was so happy I started to cry, because I had given up hope on ever getting a job but I finally done it. So now I’m waiting for my DBS check to come back and then I can get started and back to normality, because I wasn’t used to not working since I had started work the day after my last exam at school and I had been working ever since. Now I’m back and feel up to writing more posts on here and finally feeling a million times better about my self, and now that both me and my partner both have quite well paid jobs we can go on the house hunt again after Christmas and be able to start another chapter in our lives together. Thank you for reading this and I’m sorry for the lack of posts recently again this was due to the reasons ive just explained, so I will be posting many more up again like I was doing originally,thank you very much.

Hannah. 

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Our Past Butlins Adventures.

Hello everybody, I hope your having a great day, As your reading this me and my fiance are on holiday at Butlins Holiday resort in Bognor Regis, we have been there on holiday for the past 2 years, so I thought that I should do a post telling you about our past holidays too Butlins. So our first holiday together was in June 2014 and was at Butlins holiday resort in Bognor Regis, West Sussex. We spent a week there and had such a great time, we stayed in the sliver room, which is just a room and bathroom, it comes with a tv and tea making facilities in the bedroom and not much else, since we just needed the essentials as we paid for the dining hall food.

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We had such a good time as it is mostly inclusive so swimming, shows, fairground and play areas are free (some do cost money) so it’s all part of the price. The shows were amazing also we went in the evening every day to see what show was on for that day, which we really enjoyed going out late at night at the bar since that was the year we both turned 18 and we never really went out so it was a nice change. The food was really nice also, it is a buffet style and is part of the price when you choose the dining plan when you book, it is only for breakfast and dinner though so you need to find your own lunch, if you feel up to it since it always fills me up, Conor on the other hand is quite fussy and didn’t eat that much since they never really had much that he liked. Our favourite part was defiantly the Arcades with the claw machines and the machines where you can win tickets, I remember we collected so many tickets through out the week. There is lots of things to do there that you do having to pay for like mini golf, Bowling, some rides, arcades, rock climbing and other activities. There is also plenty of bars and places to eat and drink such as Burger King, papa johns, the diner, bar Rosso and plenty more. Also the beach is really nearby and also the town with some really great shops.There is plenty of gift shops on resort for you to buy any gifts of sweets.

The second time we went was October 2015 and we stayed in the same accommodation as the first time but we never got the food dining plan, as Conor didn’t really eat that much last time and we thought it was a waste of money so we would go to the cafe or shop for breakfast and lunch and then eat out in the restaurants for dinner, our favourite was The Diner the food was so good and had massive portions. But other than that we did pretty much the same thing as the previous year. even though we went in October the weather was nice and warm and sunny, even though it doesn’t matter too much since most of the resort is under cover.

Now that brings us too this year we had a bit more money for a holiday this year, since we both had quite well paid jobs, so we managed to afford The Gold Apartment accommodation which is Self catering, which will be better for my fussy eater of a fiance.

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It comes with a kitchen/diner equipped with a cooker,fridge, microwave, dishwasher and all of the kitchen essentials , living room with a tv, 2 Bedrooms one twin and one double with a TV in the double room and wardrobes, Bathroom with shower and it comes with towels and housekeeping daily which we never had before since you had to pay extra. We are staying from to 10th October to the 14th October, I will do a post on it afterwards to let you know how everything was.

Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you enjoyed reading all about our past Butlins adventures and don’t forget to like this post and follow my blog so you see all of my future posts.I will link the Butlins website down below if you wanted to look more into a break, I totally recommend it, we always have the best time here and it just proves you don’t have to spend a lot of money or go out of the country to have a good time.

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Hannah.

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My Experience in Hospital & MRI scan. 🏥🚨

Hello, everyone today I will be writing about my experience with staying in hospital for a spinal injury and having a MRI scan. So it all started in February of this year, when I would get severe back pain whilst working at the nursing home, now I had never had problems with my back before so I knew something wasn’t right, so I went to see my GP which I had to see a different doctor, which he just told me it was normal for someone in my profession and said I was too young to have a injury on my back, so he gave me a website to look at to help with exercises. So I done those exercises and kept on taking pain killers, but it wasn’t working and was just getting worse as time went on so I decided to go back to see the doctor but had a different one again which he then told me that he thought I might of partially slipped a disc in my back and he prescribed me some strong painkillers called Tramadol, and some anti inflammatory tablets called Naproxen. These did work quite well for a couple of months, until I done something at work one day and I was in such bad pain with my back which went all the way up my spine to my neck and then down my legs and it would feel like pins and needles in my bottom area and I was struggling to walk let alone work. And I went back to the doctor which I got ANOTHER different doctor which he said their was not much he could do so he prescribed a stronger dose of painkillers and referred  me to the physiotherapist.At this point I was in such pain with my back that I was taking Tramadol, Paracetemol and the anti inflammatory drugs all at a time which really knocks you out and can make you feel very drowsy, and even then the pain was still there. So a month or so past and I finally got to see the physio, which was very concerned and had to phone up the doctors to ask them to see me which she got me a emergency appointment with yet another different doctor, and once I got to the appointment the doctor check me over and my reflexes and said that she was very concerned about my nerves in my back and that area. And so she phoned up Southampton general hospital to see if I could have a emergency MRI scan, which I was lucky enough to be able to go in for one. At first we got told the wrong ward, so after a hunt through the hospital in a wheelchair we finally found the right ward in the minor injury spinal ward and I got a bed ( wasn’t my plan to stay in though) now after several tests, scans and questions ( including a scan with the really cold gel on my stomach) we had to wait for me to have a MRI scan which if you did not know is this really big magnetic cylinder

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scanner which you have to lie in it normally take from 30-90 minutes to do a scan depending on what part of the body is being scanned. The wait was so long like 2-3 hours. I finally got took down by the healthcare assistants (which it was really weird since that was my job, having someone do the stuff for me that I do for others, well most things anyway) when you go into the area where the scanners are your not allowed anything metal on you, so your bra, piercings or anything metal needs to come off, since the scanner uses a very strong magnetic field to work so if you have any metal on it will just rip off and could break the machine. Now when you go in the room you need to lie down flat on this board and they give you headphones or ear plugs and let you choose the radio station (I chose Capital FM) this is because the machine makes a very loud banging sound, which you can still hear but not as bad, now they make you comfortable in the machine and then slide you in to the long tight tube which can be very close and make you feel clostrophobic even though there is a constant cool air blowing through out the tube, but they give you a panic button to press if there is anything wrong, now I’ve had 2 MRI scans now but the one at the general was my first one so I was very worried and nervous so I just went to my happy place  which for some unknown reason inside the scanner it smelt like the skyline and Butlins Bognor Regis so I went to there,closed my eyes and thought of my holidays there with my fiancé and family which really helped a lot, I mean near the end I started to get a bit clostrophobic and feel a bit sick but I just took deep breaths in the nose and out the mouth and I was fine. Now the scan lasts about 30 minutes and you can not move whilst in there otherwise it affects the image. So once it had finished I got brought back up to the ward at which point I was then waiting for the Surgeon to look at my scan which took hours at which point it was getting late at night and when he finally saw it they said they wanted me to see the neurologist in the morning so I had to stay overnight, which I really didn’t want too so my mum and nan left and I finally could have something to eat since they said I couldnt eat anything just Incase I needed surgery, and so I hadn’t ate in 12 hours and when I did get food they got me a tuna sandwich how boring, oh and a nice cup of tea which I very much needed. That night I hardly slept at all I must of got like 30 minutes sleep all night and got woken up at 6 in the morning, now I had more tests done and then had to have my worse fear a blood test now she needed to take 4 10ml vials of blood, which terrified me and then when she was doing the third vial my blood stopped flowing and so she had to try and get it to come again but it wouldn’t so someone came and tried again later on the other arm and got it straight away (thank god) and they gave me some super good looking stockings and socks to prevent blood clots in the leg . Now my mum came in to see me and once he finished work my fiancé also came to visit me which made me feel much better.Now I was just waiting for the neurologist to check me over and the time was ticking and I was getting very distressed and fed up and I suffer with anxiety quite badly and the stress triggered a sort of panic attack where I couldn’t stop crying and Conor, my mum and the nurse all had trouble calming me down, now barring in mind that I had not slept the night before, I was in a unknown environment and missed my family so I was very emotional and was thinking I was going to have to stay in another night. But then the neurologist finally came and done his tests and said that he wanted a fully spinal MRI scan but said I could have it as a outpatient and that I could be discharged, which I was so pleased about, so I got all of my stuff together, and then one on the night doctors came in and said I can’t be discharged since the day staff didn’t do the paper work which set off a major panic attack since I thought I was going home to be with my family I started crying and hyperventilating but one of the nurses had a word and they finally filled out my discharge papers and I was free to leave and was back in my own bed with my family. I went for my second MRI scan about 1 month ago at royal south Hants hospital and it took about 45-60 minutes and I was the first ones for that day,it wasn’t as bad since I knew what to expect but they never had headphones so I had to have ear plugs but I just went to my happy place again and it was over before I knew it. I still haven’t got any results they said they will send them to my doctor when they have them in a couple of weeks but still nothing, I will keep you all updated about it. 

I hope you enjoyed hearing about my experience In hospital and having a MRI scan, it was a very tiring and stressful experience but all of the nurses, healthcare assistants and most of the doctors was kind and helpful and I would just like to thank all of the staff for looking after me whilst in there. 

Hannah.

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 My Experience with having Braces.

Hello, Happy Sunday everybody, today I will be sharing my experience with having braces. Now it all started when I was 13,my dentist at the time (no longer my dentist for this reason) said that I still had a baby tooth and it needed to be removed, and so I thought he is the professional so I had it removed, and quite a few months later a tooth hadn’t grown in it’s place, I then went back to my dentist and saw the same dentist again and he said that he got it wrong and pulled a adult tooth out and referred me to have braces to fix the gap. So I had to go to Winchester a month or so later for a consultation they x rayed my mouth which was strange because it’s this big thing that spins around your head whilst you bite down on something that you just know tons of people have had their mouths around 😵, they also discussed what type of braces I will be needing and If I can get them funded by the NHS or pay for them , luckly I got mine funded since they are very expensive starting at £2,500, Especially seeing it was my dentists fault for me needing them in the first place since I had straight teeth. In this consultation they then take an imprint of your teeth in this horrible clay stuff that sticks everywhere around your mouth. It then took a month or so to have them put on and that wasn’t so bad you are just lay there with glasses on and one of those tools to open your mouth wide and they stick each one on to each tooth with this horrible tasting glue that they then had to set with a uv light and they ask you what colour bands you want, I went with purple at first but there is so many colours to chose from. 

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Now the next stage is the worse the after you get them put on, at first it feels fine a bit strange having things in your mouth, but after a couple of hours the pain starts to kick in and it is excruciating, I mean tooth pain is the worse for me anyway but that was so painful that I just felt like ripping off the braces just to make the pain stop, and I might be a drama queen but it was so painful, the worse bit was I was in Winchester and still had to get two trains to get home, and people on the train don’t understand why your writhing in pain, I then got some painkillers whilst waiting for my next train at southampton central spending £3 on them because I needed them so badly, at which point it calmed down but wasn’t gone completely. Now I wish I could tell you that that pain stops but no every 4-6 weeks when you go back to the orthodontist to have them tightened up again it comes back, not as bad and not for a long time but it still does hurt. I was living on soup, jelly, ice cream and soft foods for months, and I was not allowed to eat ANYTHING hard, which was difficult seeing there was a sweet shop right next door to my orthodontist. Now I had quite a terrible experience with my orthodontist since I had to travel too Winchester each time by getting 2 trains and therefore my mum spending quite a bit of money on the trains that we did need to get. Then my first orthodontist told me it will only take 14 months and that my teeth was moving too fast and the glue used to stick the braces on wasn’t strong enough and kept on coming away from the tooth, which she used to shout at me about for breaking my brace but once I was just talking to someone and it came away so it was not my fault,she then “left” the orthodontist (I thought thank god she was a right witch) I then went through another two at which point the orthodontist I was with was shutting down, at this point I had my braces on for 4 years which is a really long 14 months, so I got moved to this different orthodontist and the day before I was due to go in they transferred me to somewhere else in Winchester, they was really good and finally after only three appointments I finally got my braces off, which was such a relief and I finally felt free, they did hurt a lot since he literally was just ripping them from my teeth and then had to drill all of the messy half handed glue off my teeth ( which there is still some too this day) and my gums had swollen quite abit and started to bleed as he was a bit rough handed. And after 5 years of pain and practically torture I was fianally free. Except I then had to wear a clear retainer which hurt at first but I soon got used to it and I still wear it everyday at night to stop my teeth from moving again since I do not want to have braces again. Here is the before and after.
So this is my experience of having braces they are good since my gap has closed up, I just have had a bad experience since it started when I was 13 and I got them removed at 18, but this was just me I have known others to have a better experience with having braces, I just thought it would help to share my story with you since I had to have them for half a decade which is a quarter of my whole 20 years. I hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to like and follow below, thank you.


Sorry for the poor quality before photo I never used to open my mouth in pictures to smile to get a good one. 

Hannah.

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