Personal Life

Life in general – favourites, rants & crafts

Hello, I just want to give a little life update. This website hasn’t been around for that long and I feel like a lot of the time I don’t post enough content,  especially blogging. To be honest, though it’s mainly because nothing exciting happens in my life! I like repetition and routine so I often do the same kind of things. Here are a few things that have been going on with me though.

Veganism beliefs

I’m still thoroughly enjoying my new way of living but have started realizing some pet peeves of mine in relation to other people and MY choice and beliefs.

People seem to think they have a right to say how you should live your own life. Since going vegan I have had so many people look down their nose at me for the way I’m eating. Slightly ironic when these are the people that are quite happy to live with the suffering of the animals they’re eating. But, do I say this to them? No, because I’m the bigger person and would never do that. It’s better to educate people’s ignorance than to argue over it and live up to that vegan stereotype in my opinion. Another thing I’m getting frustrated with at the minute is supermarkets and eating out. In Lincoln, there is so much lack of options for vegans. I can’t just nip out for a meal or nip to the supermarket to get some vegan meat alternatives. I tried that the other day and all they had was the Quorn meat selections which contain milk. Thank you, Tescos! In reference to this though, I have actually emailed both my local co-op and Tesco’s to try and encourage them to add more vegan options to their shops. *Fingers crossed*

Snacks favorites

I’ve found a new snack bar that I’m enjoying at the minute. It’s simple and filling. I only wish this kind of snack bar were cheaper!

I’ve also been enjoying Violife Red Leicester style cheese. I still thoroughly enjoy making my own recipes and food. If you don’t already follow me on Instagram to see some of my creations and everyday life.

Bullet journaling & reading

Bullet Journaling is a fairly new hobby of mine. I don’t want to get into too much detail about what it is but think of a journal with everything in you could possibly want but in summary form rather than wordy paragraphs. I’m having fun experimenting with what content works well for me and I’m really starting to see the impact on my anxiety. If I write things on my mind down in this journal then I have nothing to worry about. Would highly recommend everyone gives it a go. It certainly makes life simpler. I’m really enjoying my habit board and mood board at the minute.

Reading has and probably always will be one of my favorite hobbies. The ability to be sucked into another world completely stepping toes on your own beliefs and way of thinking. The creativity it allows is amazing. I have recently found a dark version of Alice that I’m really enjoying. Alice in Wonderland is my all time favorite story.


Yes, I am still working on my main book. I’m currently at a point where I’m telling myself it’s not good enough. This is probably just because it’s my first book but it’s getting there. Everything apart from the front cover is now done. I’m also working on my short story to release at the same time. I have taken a week off from writing all together though to give my brain a little rest after working on my writing every day for the past 4/5 months. I will keep you guys updated as usual.

Video games

I am a bit of a gamer girl. RPG, MMO, Simulations, FPS. There’s a lot of games I like and also a lot I love and go back to. Since Stephan has been off this week we have been chilling out and playing some games. He’s been playing an old final fantasy while I have been playing a GBA Emulator – Sims Bustin Out. Does anyone remember this? I spent so many hours as a kid playing this game. So many hours of life wasted and now I’m wasting them again.

Do you have any favorite games at the minute?

Film Recommendations

Last night I watched ‘Boss Baby’ which I quite enjoyed. Not as good as I thought it would be. I don’t tend to enjoy films that much if I find them too predictable. Kingsmen. A good film that I would recommend. My self and my husband thoroughly enjoyed watching this.


Something else I did recently, my husband trimmed some lavender off our bushes and I tied it up and popped it in the cupboard to dry out. Well, it finally dried out.

Originally I was going to make some lavender oil with some but I didn’t know if I would use it that much and didn’t want it to go to waste so I ended up making some lavender pouches with it. All I used it what you can see in the picture..and scissors.

So we have around 15 pouches dotted around the house with a few spares. I love lavender 😀 Cheaper than home fragrance items anyway.

Don’t forget to use the contact me page if you would like to share some info about yourself, have a chit chat, ask about mental health or even any business related inquiries. 

Thank you


  • byebeautyblog

    Hey, live this post it’s so honest and nice to hear someone experiencing the same issues with finding food. At tesco quite a few of the own brand products meat free are actually vegan – we had some nice burgers the other day. My favourite book / story is Alice in Wonderland too. Might have to check out this book 🙂 it sounds good.

    • WallyJay

      Oh thank you for the tip for Tesco own brand products. It’s a shame they don’t mark them as vegan. Yes I would definitely recommend this book if you like Alice in wonderland. It’s a really fascinating dark version that encroaches on mental health. Thoroughly enjoying it. Let me know what you think if you read it 🙂

      • byebeautyblog

        Yeah it is! I think vegetarian is just more marketable for some reason! I think I’ll have to give it a go – will let you know 🙂

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