Aim at heaven

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Happy Tuesday all. Let’s just pretend that it’s Monday and this is a Motivational Monday post. Sorry for the late post again guys. Trying to get my act together.


“Aim at heaven and you will get earth throw in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”

I really love this quote. What a stark reminder that we should always aim for the best.

“I don’t try or get my hopes up to avoid being disappointed.”

I’ve heard this argument used many times before. I know, because I used to think this way. The problem with this mentality is that you can forget about greatness because you will never reach it. You are already defeated in your mind, so you won’t get anywhere, and you can’t complain if nothing happens for you.

We need to take risks. Always aim higher. Have faith in your value and believe in yourself.

When you have confidence in yourself and your potential, you will only accept the best. Go above and beyond.

Have a great day.

Mich x

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Frankie & Benny’s

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This post is so out of date – 2 months to be exact. I’m currently doing bridesmaid duties for a wedding on Saturday so, my posts have been a little out of sync. I haven’t been able to blog twice a week, but once the wedding is over, I will be able to get back into the swing of things.

When in Bournemouth, I took the hubby to Frankie & Benny’s for his birthday meal. I secretly chose it because I’ve never been and had always wanted to try it.

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For starters, I had the calamari. Calamari is my favourite starter ever! Frankie & Benny’s dish was the perfect combination of crisp on the outside, and soft on the inside.

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For the main, I chose the spicy meat pasta. And boy, is this exactly what it says on the label: spicy and meaty! I’m usually not fazed by spice because it is a staple in my mother’s cooking, but they really overdid it with the heat. There were so many green chillies. They could have toned it down a little, but the fact that there was just so much meat in my meal, made up for my burning tongue. I feel like Vapiano’s should take a note out of Frankie & Benny’s book. Don’t tell them I said that.

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I chose the Amalfi Sunrise – orange, mango and lemon juice and grenadine. Deliciously sweet, but I probably should have gone for good ol’ government juice (water) to help with the fire in my mouth.

I enjoyed my birthday dinner as much as the hubby did. I will definitely be going back. Have you ever been to Frankie & Benny’s?

Mich x

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Blue pleats

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Dress: ASOS 

Silver sandals: Boohoo

Good morning everyone. It’s good to be back.

My husband picked out this dress for me to wear to a wedding some weeks ago. I had a few options in mind; this was only one of them and my least favourite, but he insisted on this one. I didn’t like it all that much, but I wanted to make him happy. After all, apart from dressing for myself, I now also dress for my man, and I take pleasure in that.

But it wasn’t all that bad. Once I put it on, I loved it. And I can wear it again to a number of events.

The lace insert detail at the neckline has won me over and even though I am not the biggest fan of pleats, I love how it complements the simplicity of the dress.

I paired it with my silver heeled sandals and curled my hair.

Mich x

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No struggle, no progress

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Happy Monday everyone. How was your weekend? I was at yet another beautiful wedding. Boy, I love my church. So many couples finding happiness and love the right way, and Saturday was an excellent example of that. The church is where I found my husband and I’m so glad I did.

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“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”

I believe that this is true. We don’t get anything without working hard for it. Blessings don’t just fall into our laps, which is why they taste that much sweeter knowing how hard we had to persevere for them.

It is also the reason why we should never give up. Because once we stop ‘struggling’, the progress we were making grinds to a halt and we become stagnant.

So keep going, no matter hard it is, no matter how many rejections you receive and closed doors slam in your face. The struggle is worth the victory at the end.


From today, I will be off social media and away from all secular entertainment because I am doing a 21-day detox once again. I have done it many times before and it has always been so good for me. I’m sure this one will be much better. So no posts for three weeks and I will be back in September.

Thanks for reading and see you soon.

Mich x

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Chevz_cases

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Hey all. Sorry for the missed post on Monday. I didn’t have the chance to write the night before. But here’s one for you now.

My friend recently started a business called chevz_cases, which allows you to customise your phone case with the image, pattern or design of your choice.

I decided to give her a try and picked one of my wedding pictures as a design.

The process was surprisingly quick and within a few days, I had my phone case. When I opened the package, the vibrant colours dazzled me. It was a printing job well done.

I love my personalised case! I have had it for almost two months and there have been no problems with it.

Check out her Instagram page: chevz_cases or you can email her at chevzcases@hotmail.com.

What do you think of my phone case?

Mich x

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A Bournemouth photo diary

Last Thursday, I took my hubby to Bournemouth for a weekend staycation for his birthday. I seized the opportunity to use it as a break away from my routine too. It was very much needed.

We left on Thursday morning and upon arriving in Bournemouth, we settled into our room at the Hampton by Hilton.

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Our view from our room.

That afternoon, we went to Nando’s and watched Spiderman: Homecoming in the cinema.

The next day (my hubby’s birthday) is when we really got to explore. We went to the beach and discovered beautiful gardens. Even though it wasn’t as warm as we hoped it would be, and though the waves were quite rough, I loved feeling the cold water on my feet. It was so refreshing. My hubby ran away from it. He said it was too cold for him. I laughed so much. I just loved being there, unable to see where the waters ended. It was fascinating.

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Bournemouth Pier

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I loved these ombre coloured huts. I couldn’t resist snapping pictures of them.

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I loved the view of the pier from above.
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I thought that this hotel was so pretty.
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This was a museum, but we didn’t go in, so I just took a quick pic instead.

Fortunately, we got hungry and took McDonald’s back to our room before the torrential rains began to pour down. We fell asleep in the comfy beds, and managed to make it out again for the hubby’s birthday dinner at Frankie & Benny’s. Unfortunately, it was still raining, but the restaurant was just round the corner, so we didn’t get too wet.

We had to leave on the Saturday, but not before a delicious breakfast. Breakfast at this hotel is just the best. Full english, is there any other way?

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I loved being in Bournemouth. I only wish that that the weather had been warmer, but who could have known. It’s July for crying out loud! But I believe that the hubby and I will be back.

Mich x

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