Tea, Brew Tea Co, Drink, Breakfast, Balham, Brother Marcus Balham, Brother Marcus, TK Maxx Haul, Blog A Book Etc, FayThe past few weeks have been a little hectic for me. Mixed up with working a variety of shifts that were packed closer together than usual and fitting in some awesome events I really have tired myself out. A couple of weeks back after a couple of my night shifts one of my girl friends and I headed out to breakfast in Balham at a place called Brother Marcus – somewhere that we had both wanted to go to for a while but never really got around to. For a good start to the day this was definitely the place to go, the service was great and the food just the same.

Sister Special, Breakfast, Food, Brother Marcus, Balham, TK Maxx Haul, Blog A Book Etc, FayAfter filling our bellies we had a little wander which really is a great past time in Balham as there are so many shops filled with knick knacks that you may not need now but definitely want. On a bigger scale there is TK Maxx. Mecca for bits and bobs that you never thought you would need but want nevertheless. I went in with a plan to just buy exercise trousers and things really were going well until we hit the nail varnish shelves and of course books and notebooks. This is where things got a little out of hand and the time just started to fly by.

Everyone needs a good TK Maxx Haul!

TK Maxx Haul, Exercise Pants, Training Tights, TK Maxx, Health, Fitness, Blog A Book Etc, FayOne plus point of the ‘excursion’ was that I actually got something that was on my list and they are pretty awesome too. The downside is that I spent much more money than I intended. That being said everything I bought on the day I was 100% happy with and was able to tick off most items from previous shopping lists. This may sound a little silly but if I start to feel bad about an item that I have bought it is usually because I really don’t need it and it will be returned. All of my wares that I took home that day are still with me and seem to have gained a staying power!

Notebooks, TK Maxx, Stationery, TK Maxx Haul, Slogan Notebooks, Blog A Book Etc, FayCan you believe these notebooks guys – I got a bit slogan happy and went all out with two of my favourites and another one that is just perfect because of its actual page layout. ‘Follow your heart’  and ‘Dance as though no-one is watching’ are two of my favourite sayings and to have them on the front of notebooks is just awesome. As for the ‘Day Dreams & Doodles’ the pages just had me stuck in one point for far too long so it just had to come home. Check out the pages for dancing and doodles…

Pages, Notebook pages, TK Maxx, TK Maxx Haul, Day Dreams & Doodles, Blog A Book Etc, FayCool right!!! Stripes, blank pages and room for so many ideas that I have already almost run out of things to jot and write. Do you have a to do list that you are just dying to get down on something so pretty and for under a tenner? Well what are you waiting for…

Get yourself down to TK Maxx sharpish and snap up some bargains!



Motivational Monday, Stay Motivated, Motivation, Monday, Blog A Book Etc, FayWhat is your #MondayMotivation?

It’s Monday guys and boy do I feel motivated right about now! With a little get up and go I have managed to get a gym session done, gulp down a couple of coffees, update my city (Sim City!!) and put together a wishlist or two. Yesterday I popped into TK Maxx and picked up a few bargains which I will be revealing in a little haul post over the next couple of days. Some of the bits however got me thinking about positivity and some of the quotes that push me forward when I see them. So going with the theme of #MondayMotivation I found a few quotes that made me feel even better this morning.

Strive for Progress, Progress, Perfection, Monday Motivation, Blog A Book Etc, Fay

When you are looking for perfection it rarely comes but if you strive for progress then you will steadily get there and remember the journey. Sometimes things are worth doing via the slow and steady route to enable the foundations to set in a solid manner. What do you think?

Positive Mind, Positive Vibes, Positive Life, Positivity, Motivation, Monday Motivation, MondayDespite it being late on a Monday doesn’t mean that the motivation of the day should have vanished so keep that pep in your step and STAY POSITIVE.

Motivational Monday, Monday, Motivation, Exercise, Health, Ass

Today was the day that I finally felt like I was back on my game and officially entered BEAST MODE. I am working towards a goal of overall fitness and leanness but also in the hope that I will get my rack and pack back for my holiday at the end of the year. Do I want a Kim K ass? Not quite but what an ass she has!

Monday, Monday Motivation, Motivation, Monday Coffee




The Week Ahead, Last Week, Instagram, Photos, Kingston, Church, Haagen Daz, Ice Cream, Tea, T2, Face Painting, Blog A Book Etc, Fay

So, Monday is out of the way and the week ahead beckons with what I can only imagine is good things. With Instagram in my hand and plenty of things to do this week I am sure it will be a fun week of documenting my happenings and findings along the way. Aside from going to work there are a couple of events coming up and I have to say that I am quite excited to be attending, not only View Full Post