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12 Books in 12 Months | Victoria Lucy

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This year I set a few new years resolutions. I set them to try better myself as a person. One that I set was to read more. I love reading, I always have but sometimes life just seems to get in the way and I never prioritise it. In order to reprioritise this part of my life, I tried to make an attainable goal. That being said I thought 12 books in 12 months sounded reasonable. I enjoy reading anyway so it's not a chore and I read constantly for university so I can get through a chunky book pretty fast.

Nevertheless, we are now 4 months in and I have read 3 books. I'm not quite on track, however, I have read 3 more books than this time last year and that is an achievement in itself. I'm hoping closer to summer when I'm on break for university I will be able to catch up to my end goal.  The books pictured above are are the ones next on the list and I'm super excited to have a real book in my hand. Up until now, I've been reading books on my Kindle App and just does…

Low Syn Lunch Ideas | Victoria Lucy

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Lunch is my least favourite meal of the day. I never ever know what to eat. Something, filling but not too heavy, something tasty without being unhealthy, it's one of my daily struggles. So below for both my benefit and yours, I have put together one of my easiest and lowest syn concoctions. 


P.S. This does NOT include any HEA or HEB choices

Turkey Mayo,  Jacket Potato With Salad
Pros: Tasty and does have some veg in   Cons: Not a lot of speed


You will need: 
Jacket Potatoes (FREE) Turkey Meat  (FREE) Lighter than Light Mayonaise (.5 Per Level Tbs) (Alternative Quark = FREE)  Sweet Corn (Free)  Mixed Leaf Salad (FREE and SPEED)
Optional  Salt  (FREE) Pepper (FREE) Garlic Salt (FREE)
Method: 
Cook, your Jacket in the oven for around 200C for 1hr – 1hr 20mins. Meanwhile, cut your turkey into small bite-size pieces and place in a bowl.  Add half a tin of sweetcorn or however much you desire and 1 Level tablespoon of lighter than light mayonnaise. Further, add, salt, pepper and garlic salt to taste. …

Trying and Failing and Failing and Failing | Victoria Lucy

Dear All,

As previously mentioned I'm a sufferer of anxiety. Failing and being told that I've done things wrong not only gives me that sinking feeling but I'm forever anxious to try them again. I wanted this blog to always be positive and happy, however in reality that's not life. Therefore today's blog post reflects exactly how I'm feeling. And that is down.

Iwoke this morning with an uncertain feeling in my stomach. I couldn't place why I felt like that, I just did. I had my obligations to look after my nephews; taking them to and from school and playing my role as an Auntie. However, I still had this overwhelming anxious knot I couldn't shift. Just as I found the motivation to dress and get ready for the day, I received and email saying my assignment results were ready to collect. I was hopeful. I was optimistic. I was...disappointed. 

That knot that was in the pit of my stomach had unravelled to the tips of my fingers and the depths of my toes. The g…

DIY: Hexagon Shelves | Victoria Lucy

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Recently I moved house, and I was finding it really difficult to find a statement piece to go on my main wall above my bed. I tried so many options including; tapestry's, photo art, string art, mirrors and pictures and I didn't like any.  Taking my woes to Youtube I found an abundance of Pinterest D.I.Y's.  Some remained so far out my league although one did pique my interest. Hexagon Lollipop Shelves.

I'm not going to pretend I have come up with a ground-breaking idea. Nevertheless below you can find links to everything you will need and a video on a how to: Pinterest perfect hexagon shelving. Click each material to be lead to its appropriate link.




What You Will Need:   Lollipop Sticks Glue Gun & Glue

OPTIONAL: 
Spray Paint or Wood Stain 




To Decorate Like Mine: Fashion Prints
Ornaments 



However what's best about these shelves as you don't have to decorate them like anyone. They can be completely unique to you.  You may even add fairy lights to light them up. 




Find th…

Depression Survivor | Victoria Lucy

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Dear All, 




MY LIFE 

I know I can call myself a depression survivor. You may call that label dramatic or unwarranted, however I do not. I can see the light now and its bright, that tunnel doesn't feel as long anymore. As this blog documents, I have had  a struggle with depression from around 13 years old. However eight year later I have eventually weened myself almost completely of anti-depressants (please reserve your judgement for medicating depression, it worked for me) and feel rather human. Bad days and good days, I have them both, although what has changed is the ways in which I approach them now. While I can't say everything is breezy and fantastic and my bad days do not exist. I can say I find it a lot easier to pick myself back up. I'm not sure if this is due to my age, my mindset or my medication, it may even be a combination of all these things, but what I can say is something has changed.

MY WEEK

Recently I had a really shit week to say the least. My water bottle le…

2016: A Year In Rewind | Victoria Lucy

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Just a few days ago my social media became filled with peoples reminiscing about 2016. Many claiming that it had been filled with ups and downs. Reading all these messages my friend and I began to giggle that they all seemed somewhat repetitive. However the reason for this is because no matter what we experience as individuals there are always going to be ups and downs of every year. We cannot go in to 2017 thinking it will be a year of blissful perfections however what we can do, is recognise that each of the experiences we have shape us and we should use them to shape our attitude towards life. 
Here are the key moments of my 2016:


Bringing 2016 in India at New Years Festival, With Omkar and his family

Girls Trip Away To London With The Bestie.

Field Trip To Leeds Which I Woke Up Late For and Missed The Bus.

Last Day of the 1st Year of Uni. With a 2:1 overall woop

Girls Holiday to Turkey, Staying up till 6am With Friends Seeing the Sun Rise

Beyonce  Formation Concert, Yes This Is a British…

Long Distant Lovers: Time | Victoria Lucy

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Long Distant Lovers.
As time gets closer to my better half coming back, I have become less of a long distance relationship advocate; instead a critic.  All in all a long distance relationship (LDR) is doable, however it does come with a suitcase full of troubles and they are all delivered directly to you door step (and it's really shitty). A LDR is costly, lonely and most off all difficult. Beyond the loss of intimacy, cuddles and snuggles, being a part for a long period of time can leave you with a hole that just can not quite be filled, no matter how many times you text, call or FaceTime. 
However as our LDR is reaching the end of it's occupancy in our lives, I have come to the realisation that this is the hardest time we have been through. Knowing he's coming back but not knowing exactly the date is stressful and annoying. Loosing patience with the small talk cause all you wanna do is just snuggle in each others presence and watch a movie (no words needed). Getting jealou…