Life Update: 50th Post, UKIP and Emotional Breakdowns

First off, this is my 50th blog post! Hooray! Considering I usually give up things after a week or two, I am seriously proud of keeping this going and slowly but surely gathering regular minions. I know I say it, but I truly don't say it enough how lucky I am to have so many readers that don't know me in real life. When I first started out, I thought it would just be my mum reading it as an obligatory thing, but you've proved me wrong and in the mean time have given me a bit more faith in myself!

This post isn't really about anything in particular, I haven't planned it but I think it'll be a little bit of chitchat and opinions on what's going on at the moment in my world and the rest of the world. If you didn't know from my Twitter I am leaving the land of pizza and pasta a little early than previously planned. The reasons are all a bit personal so I don't want to divulge, but it just means I am coming back at the beginning-middle of July instead of the start of September. In the mean time I will continue my search for an Italian husband and will probably gain five stone through gelato consumption, so my foreseeable Italian future is looking fairly rosy.

More seriously, I know this is not where you come to for a doom and gloom, I am the girl who writes about Disney films and chocolate treats, not the one who burdens you with facts of life. But I would like to take a minute to talk about the laughable UKIP elements in life and how a horrifying amount of young people are actually agreeing to some of their policies. That's right. Politics. I can politic. I don't want to elaborate on it too much but it's something that really has been grating on me recently and I'm just simply deleting anyone off my social networking sites who makes racist or homophobic comments. I understand everyone has different points of views and will be supporting different parties, but when the party you support is UKIP and has vile and discriminatory views, life is too short to be your Facebook friend. 

On a lighter note, I didn't really talk much in my last post about the 'Meeting Louise' moment, I glazed over it blissfully as if it was all a giant cupcake of fun. Sadly this is my life, and things never run smoothly. After gushing about how wonderful she was and taking a couple of horrendous pictures, I then proceeded to walk away, then realising I had forgotten Tanya Burr was also there, I ran back and was like 'I'M SO SORRY FOR FORGETTING YOU CAN I PLEASE HAVE A HUG', before promptly bursting into tears. That's right, I had an emotional breakdown. After hugging Tanya and pulling an 'oh my god what even am I' face at Louise, I quickly grabbed my bag and my phone and walked away, only to (in my blinded-by-mascara state) trip down the stairs, pick myself back up and hurrying over to my friend Rachel where I sobbed for a couple of minutes about how uncool I was. Excellent.

Before I dash off to watch more Grey's Anatomy (I'm rewatching it all on Netflix, despite being on S10 in real time), I would actually like to ask my favourite humans- that's you- something. Recently my mind has been running dry and I don't want to keep writing lists and reasons posts. It makes me feel a bit like a one trick pony. I was thinking of officialising... that's not a word... this blog as a 'Lifestyle' one, but chucking a bit of beauty and fashion into the mix occasionally. Is that all dandy with you? Are there any posts you'd like me to write or topics you want me to discuss? Please leave a comment or send me an email from my Contact page!

Ciao for Now 


  1. Hahaha! That's such a funny story x'D And totally something I would do. I have a list of cringe-worthy moments. I feel ya gurl.

    To be honest, I'd like to see exactly what you've been posting all this while. Quirky opinion posts, updates about your life, even of the beauty/lifestyle variety - honestly, I'd read anything you post because I think you're hilarious and your blog truly always brightens up my day, so thank you for that x (ugh ok cheese is over now). I think you should go ahead and try your hand at officiating this, I'll keep reading it (oh wait more cheese)

  2. I would love to meet Louise and co one day, and I think we could be great friends (I know that sounds really stalker-y and 13 year old-y, but it's true) but I know that if I met her I wouldn't be the cool person I think I would be, I'd turn into a gibbering wreck and cry and be as uncool as you said you were. Dammit.

    I've been loving what you've been posting so far, and I have a similar issue to you, I don't fit into any category at all really, as I just post about whatever the heck I like. I might call it a whatever blogger? Whatever it is (see what I did there?) keep on doing it!

    Rachel @ The Inelegant Wench

  3. To be fair you didn't really sob, it was just a little bit of tears ;)

  4. beauty & fashion is totally lifestyle, so bring it on :D
    will there be a haul like you mentioned in a previous post? I'd love to see that!

    1. There will be don't you worry I just want to do it right and I'm not 100% on it right now, but it's sat in my drafts right now waiting to be published!

  5. We all love your writing style Alice so I'm sure we'll adore anything that you throw at us!
    It sounds like such a mix this week and I do hope that you're alright Alice! I do agree with you about UKIP and all, being asian myself and born here in the UK, it does make you wonder how people can think the way that they do. Have an awesome day Alice! :)

  6. I love everything you write Alice, I know a lot of people have already said that. But it is your blog, do it doooo it! If you don't like it after the first few posts then you can always stop doing them ya know? :)

  7. I love your writing style Alice and especially any popular culture references! I too am always missing 90s Leo and love Grey's Anatomy, I'd like to know more about books you read/tv shows you watch (mostly because I bet you like all the same things as me!) and any Disney posts are always going to go down well! Keep it up, so glad I found your blog! And yes, UKIP is vile! xxxx

  8. Hey, I came across your blog on Louise's (who else?!) advertisers. I'm so impressed with the quality of your page and how well you've done after only a short amount of time! I really like the lifestyle element you've got going too - especially with living in Italy, you're a right fancypants!

    Nancy x

  9. Hi Alice!!
    To be completely honest, you could probably write about poop and I'd still read it (although you should probably stick to your own ideas for the greater good). But, although your more lifestyle-related posts are fantastic, I do love me a bit of beauty/fashion discussion. Also, if you ever need more ideas, I think it'd be interesting to read your recommendations on books, movies, TV shows, etc. and general life advice (how to successfully live abroad anyone?). :)

    Loyal Minion #6841661 xx