About Me – Starting Over.

Yesterday, I decided that even though I started this blog a couple of months ago, I would actually get into my blogging in a big way, and not look at it as a chore or something that I only have time to do every other few days.

My aim is to post once a day, or every other day, depending on what I am doing.
I apologise now for not posting in quite a while, as I’ve had an extremely busy few weeks, what with working in a high street shop, and having at least five extremely important birthdays to attend – including my very own 21st 🙂

Basically, this post is to let you all know a little bit about me, and what you can expect from me.

My name is Rebecca, but I prefer to be called Bex. The only people who call me Rebecca are my parents, people who email me, and the bank 🙂 Even my grandparents call me Bex, they seem to actually prefer it!
I am 21 years old and I live in St Albans, Hertfordshire – home to Enter Shikari, and we also have a place on the new Monopoly board! Beat that!
Actually, I lie. I live in a small village outside of St Albans, but its so tiny, it may as well not exist 🙂

I live with my boyfriend, who shall be known on here as S for now, as I don’t think he would like to be broadcast on here just yet. As I said before, I work in a shop, so sometimes have to work a lot more than I was originally scheduled to do! I love my job, but it is tiring and demanding at times, and the odd bad customer does make you feel really bad about yourself. However, sometimes you can have the most amazing customers and they will lift your spirits again. I met the nicest customer today, who didn’t exactly do or say much, but she made my day just a little bit brighter.

I am the youngest of five – I have three brothers and one sister. They are actually my half brothers and sisters, but I don’t call them that as that makes it sound as if I only love them half as much as any of my full blood family, which is totally not true!
I have no pets, so far, but me and Mr S are looking into getting a dog in the not so distant future.

Thats just a brief insight into my personal life so far, my next post is going to let you have an insight into my everyday life and routine with a ‘Whats In My Bag?’ post to kickstart the reinvention of this blog 🙂



Catching Up.

Well, its been a few days since I blogged. To be honest, I’ve had little time to do anything what with the run up to my 21st party on Saturday, sorting out the last minute arrangements, and also with work.

First off, I promised Mairead of http://www.maireadclabbyfashion.com/ that I would post up a picture of the Me and Zena charm bracelet and charm that I bought off http://www.spoiledbrat.co.uk/ with the £25 voucher I won on her very first giveaway.

Here is a picture from the site of the charm bracelet and charm itself:


Now, I’m not normally a gold person, I much prefer silver jewellery. However, there was something about this in gold that drew me to it! I’ve always wanted a charm bracelet, and my Dad promised me one a couple of years ago, which I am still to receive! 😀

Me and Zena TV charm £9.99 (its so adorable, I love it!)
and Me and Zena starter charm bracelet £10.00

Anyway, I was going to buy something to wear for my 21st birthday party with my voucher, but as soon as I saw this, I fell in love with it – I had to have it.

Now, for a £25 voucher, spending £10 didn’t seem a lot, so I set about finding something for another £10 so that once I had considered postage and packaging, I had used my voucher.

I umm-ed and aah-ed whilst browsing the online store, but finally found just the thing I was looking for.

I had found myself once again drawn to the Me and Zena range, and decided upon a cute little charm for my bracelet, which can be seen above!
Since receiving my bracelet, I have had many compliments on it, with plenty of people asking where I purchased it from. Here are a few pictures of me with the bracelet on: (apologies for the not so great photographs)

As before, I am sorry for the quality of the photos, I have taken them on my extremely rubbish digital camera. I only wish the pictures were better.
Here is a picture of me wearing it (excuse the work uniform!!!):

Again, the quality of the picture is abysmal, but you kind of get a sense of how it looks on 🙂

In other news, I have got no further in searching for a house with my boyfriend, focussing wholeheartedly on my party at the end of the week.

I have not found an outfit for it yet as I just cannot seem to choose! But when I do, I shall update the blog with pictures – this will probably be the day after my party, so you can see the outfit in all its glory!

Finally, I would like to share a link to a blog that I personally adore, by a girl who I think is absolutely brilliant! She is Charlotte!


Thanks for reading

Bex xo

The New Year.

So this year, I didn’t really make a resolution. Of course, I want to do the usual, such as keep fit, save money, cut down on my drinking etcetera, but I know this will never happen!

This year though, I am focussed specifically on my work, and finding  a house for me and my boyfriend. Hence why my blog is titled Futures. The url is based on a song I love by Jimmy Eat World, called Futures.
The lyrics just seem to bode well with what I’m trying to achieve.

Also, I have started entering competitions religiously since the beginning of 2011. I have been entering competitions now, on and off, for over six years since my nan and dad both got me into them. My nan even bought be a book called ‘How to enter and win competitions’ – bless her!- but I rarely entered, thus the rewards were minimal.

However, I have recently become well and truly obsessed with ‘comping’ again, and am a member or subscriber to every website/newletter there is going 🙂 I even follow the amazing Di on SuperLucky!
If you are interested in comping, she is extremely on the ball, and her luck is astounding!

I haven’t won that much since I started comping again, but I have managed to win three prizes now from the Malibu UK facebook page, and a signed Eliza Doolittle album.

By far my best win so far though, was a £25 voucher for Spoiled Brat in association with Mairead Clabby!

I was originally going to choose a dress to wear for my 21st but I instead chose a Me and Zena charm bracelet and a charm to go with it (pictures will be posted in the next blog). It has been a nightmare trying to find anything to wear for my 21st, so now I am searching on payday until I find something and I will post a few things up on here too 🙂
I haven’t got that much to say today really, but hope everyone has a good day and I hope to see some follows soon 🙂
Bex xo