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What I’ve Learned After One Year of Blogging + A Giveaway!

October 29, 2016
It’s the one year anniversary of Ghenet Actually! Which sounds strange, since I’ve had a blog for years, but I didn’t really do much with it before. When I moved to London and was unemployed, it became a lifeline, a creative outlet for me. A year ago today, I changed the name and really began blogging as I do now… I’ve learned so much in the last year and I really wanted to share some of it!

It Takes Time & Effort

I blog part time, but it sometimes feels like a full time job. I’m always trying to think of content ideas. I mean always. It’s not just my blog, either. I’ve set up a Facebook page for Ghenet Actually, and am slowly trying to build more of an audience… I put a lot of time and effort into my Instagram feed, because that is such an important platform for me. I’ve been putting a lot of effort into my photography skills as well as learning more about photo and video editing. I’ve started vlogging a bit as well. I firmly believe that you get out of your blog what you put into it. The more I’ve put into it in the last year, the more I’ve gotten out of it, which makes all the time and effort really worth it!

There’s a Great Supportive Community

In the last year, I’ve made some great friends through blogging, and for me, it’s been a really great support system. I’ve learned so much from Kristabel, Liv, Carrie, Jaye, and many others, and feel like I’ve made great friends in the process as well. I think the great thing is, there are some bloggers who I interact with mainly online and even those people are pretty supporting. Participating in Blogger Chats also proves that we all want each other to succeed. My experience has been extremely positive, and it has had a knock on effect with my blogging. I feel more courageous with my content and as a result, I’ve seen more success with my blog as well!

There are Ups and Downs to Keeping It Up

Putting in the work to create content takes a lot of work, and sometimes it’s a struggle. If I’m sick or feeling a bit low, or busy with my job, it’s tough to find the time to make it work. I always come back to it, but there have been instances where I don’t post anything for a week or two, because I just can’t get my head around it. I’ve learned not to beat myself up when this happens, but I’ve also learned to make the most of when I do have ideas and spread them out, so that if I feel like I’m in a lull, I have ideas already there that I can follow through with minimal effort.

Your Voice is So Important

This is the one aspect of my blog that I’ve been struggling with since the beginning: finding my own voice, and what I want to say. It evolves as I have new experiences and become settled in myself as a blogger. I felt for a little while that I should try to be like other bloggers, and do things the way they do things, but that felt forced and dishonest. I could feel myself become disappointed when the outcome wasn’t the same, so I started embracing my own voice as much as I could. I’m a size 16, with frizzy curls and a colorful personality. I want my blog to reflect that, and the more I embrace it, the better it feels. Honestly, the more success I’ve seen as well. This is who I am, and it’s important that I stay true to that.
There you have it. It’s definitely been a journey so far and I’m still learning but I’m completely in love with blogging. It’s changed my life, really, and has been such an amazing outlet for me. To say a little thank you, I’m going to do a little giveaway! One of my favorite ways to wind down, especially during the autumn and winter is a nice hot bubble bath! The prize of this giveaway is a little nod to that… a selection of Lush bath bombs to get you through the winter! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below and like my Facebook page! The giveaway ends on the 3rd of November. Good Luck!

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268 Comments

  • Reply Anastasia October 30, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    A glass of wine and a TV show. Then reading a book before bed.

  • Reply Iona Cornish October 30, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Hot bath, glass of wine and good book

  • Reply Katrina Fox October 30, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    One of my favourite ways to relax is to get bundled up in layers and head out for a walk. I love the autumnal colours and the fresh air.

  • Reply Joanne Darnell October 30, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    wine and a good book

  • Reply Iain Maciver October 30, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    a nice cosy fire on and relax on the sofa

  • Reply Janice Dunn October 30, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    I enjoy snuggling up on the sofa with a cosy throw and sipping a hot chocolate

  • Reply MANDY DOHERTY October 30, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    I love a long soak in the bath, then snuggling up in my favourite pj's with the cat to watch a film or to read

  • Reply Jenny Toal October 30, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Snuggled up watching movies

  • Reply Lucy Locket October 30, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    I love to have a nice bubble bath, get into my cosy pyjamas and watch something on netflix

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    That sounds like a nice evening! I love reading before bed, I find I fall asleep much faster and sleep better… unless it's a really good book that I can't put down!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    sounds like heaven, Iona! Reading anything good at the moment?

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    That sounds really nice! You're right, the autumnal colors are lovely, and definitely soothing!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Definitely. I'm a big reader, so I firmly believe that books are a great way to wind down!

  • Reply Leanne Hansell October 30, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    My favourite way to wind down is a hot bath and a good book to read.

  • Reply Heather ;) October 30, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Face mask, hot choc, cosy slippers and more choccy shh!

  • Reply Sue McCarthy October 30, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    A nice bath, bottle of wine & watch telly in my pjs

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    What I'm currently doing, minus the fire. I'll have to make due with fairy lights instead πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    That sounds so relaxing, very hygge! The perfect remedy for the winter blues!

  • Reply Charles Fletcher October 30, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Hot chocolate and a good book.

  • Reply abbyed33 October 30, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    under the covers watching a good old classic carry on film

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Amen. My idea of heaven as well! I just need the cat!

  • Reply Abigail Cullen October 30, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    My way to relax, is to have a nice meal whilst watching a great film.

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    That's definitely a popular choice. I love snuggling up on the couch as well! Any particular genre of film?

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    That was pretty much my entire Sunday. Always a reliable way to relax!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Sometimes I do both at the same time! Light a few candles, as well. Inevitably, I get out of the bath and immediately fall asleep!

  • Reply Hannah Jane October 30, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    A good film(usually a christmas one!) and a hot chocolate

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Chocolate is always the answer, whether solid or drinkable! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    that sounds like a grand way to spend a few hours. Watching anything good at the moment?

  • Reply Carole Nott October 30, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    a cosy night in with wine and chocolate

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Yes! Christmas films are the ultimate! Do you have a favorite one?

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    A nice meal definitely adds to the chilled out vibes. Especially if it's something warm and hearty!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Is it weird to say I like the smell of books? I find it soothing! Are you reading anything good at the moment? I need to add to my library!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    blankets are always a great way to keep cozy! I have to admit, I've never seen any of the Carry On films. I don't recall hearing much of them until I moved to the UK! but classic films are great, aren't they? My fave is Some Like It Hot!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 30, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Wine and chocolate! The perfect pair!

  • Reply Mock-Turtle October 30, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Slippers, hot fire, a glass of red wine.

  • Reply Emily Carter-Dunn October 30, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    I like curling up with my husband in front of a good film πŸ™‚

    EJ Dunn

  • Reply Sarah Burgin October 30, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Fire burning, cosy blanket and a good book.

  • Reply lynn heath October 30, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    For me it's all about lazy evenings and early nights!!!! I love to hibernate once the clocks go back and it gets dark so early!!!

  • Reply Laura Nice October 30, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Anything with wine!! Usually a bath or a film!

  • Reply AnnaH October 30, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    A night in front of the TV with my knitting

  • Reply Emma Ferguson October 30, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    A lovely bath and a hearty dinner to look forward to served with a glass of wine 😊🍷

  • Reply Rachel Curley October 30, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Snuggling up on the sofa with a hot chocolate x

  • Reply Ann Marie Gould October 30, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    snuggling up with the kids in our PJs and watch a Disney film πŸ™‚

  • Reply Carina October 31, 2016 at 2:40 am

    I am a Radio 4 listener and internet browser, love entering competitions online whilst snuggled up with a waterbottle. Bring on the winter!

  • Reply amy bondoc October 31, 2016 at 5:52 am

    love reading a good book πŸ™‚

  • Reply Anonymous October 31, 2016 at 6:27 am

    I love curling up on the sofa with my daughters watching a good film πŸ™‚ @bexallum on twitter

  • Reply greigspencer October 31, 2016 at 6:32 am

    watching dvds by the sofa with the fire on

  • Reply Parentingachildwithautism October 31, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Hot bubble bath, glass of wine and a early night

  • Reply Heather Haigh October 31, 2016 at 7:04 am

    I love a good walk or spell of gardening – weather permitting – followed by a wallow in a lovely scented bath then a snuggle with hubby while he reads to me. Heaven.

  • Reply becky004 October 31, 2016 at 7:05 am

    A bubble bath with scented candles all around and a good book.

  • Reply Emma October 31, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Hot chocolate and a movie!

  • Reply soozwales October 31, 2016 at 7:12 am

    I love to take the hounds for a run on the empty beach.

  • Reply Emily Knight October 31, 2016 at 7:24 am

    It has to be snuggling up on the sofa in my onesie with my boyfriend, watching films and drinking hot chocolate!

  • Reply caroline walliss October 31, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Nice relaxing sauna / steam.x

  • Reply blue10 October 31, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I enjoy taking my little dog for walks through the woods, and exploring the countryside. Seeing how the seasons change, and the colours of Autumn is a great way to relax and wind down.

  • Reply Claire Blaney October 31, 2016 at 8:08 am

    My favourite way is with soaking in a long hot bath with a bath bomb & some relaxing music,

  • Reply gracecollins October 31, 2016 at 8:15 am

    wrapping up really warm, making a cup of hot chocolate and sitting on my garden bench watching the birds on their feeder

  • Reply ray becker October 31, 2016 at 8:16 am

    A bottle of beer

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 31, 2016 at 8:25 am

    That sounds nice! I'm not lucky enough to have a fireplace, so I make due with candles, but if I did!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 31, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Ditto! This is our usual Sunday night routine! So relaxing!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 31, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Are you reading any good books at the moment?

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 31, 2016 at 8:27 am

    I agree! Hibernating when the clock goes back definitely comes second nature!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 31, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Both of those options sound great! What's your favorite wine to go for?

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall October 31, 2016 at 8:31 am

    That sounds nice! I wish I knew how to knit!

  • Reply Ellie Wood October 31, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Reading a good crime novel, in a hot bath

  • Reply Fiona King October 31, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Feet up with a glass of wine, hugging a hot water bottle and watching a film

  • Reply clarateddy October 31, 2016 at 8:53 am

    A good book and a hot bubble bath

  • Reply Jennifer Haden October 31, 2016 at 8:53 am

    First congrats on a year of blogging! Here's to many more! πŸ˜€ and my fav. way to wind down is just to shut off my thoughts and mediate on…nothing for a bit πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jenifer L October 31, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I love snuggling on the sofa with a cosy blanket and my iPad and catching up with my blog reading! πŸ™‚

    Jen xx
    http://www.kitsch-n-sync.com

  • Reply Lorraine Stone October 31, 2016 at 10:13 am

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  • Reply Lorraine Stone October 31, 2016 at 10:13 am

    A good book and a mug of hot chocolate ~

  • Reply judy kennedy October 31, 2016 at 11:45 am

    A hot bath listening to Bobby Womack

  • Reply Angela Thompson October 31, 2016 at 11:57 am

    A relaxing bath first, curtains closed, lots of candles, snuggled on the sofa with my cosy blanket reading a good book, bliss!

  • Reply Anonymous October 31, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Reading a good book in front of the fire.

    @rachiegr

  • Reply Justine Hughes October 31, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Like you I love a Lush as a treat, so I'll have an extra long bath with a ballistic or bubble bar, a good book then cuddle up with a hot chocolate afterwards.

  • Reply tiggerific1973 October 31, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Snuggling with my family on the soda with a good film and lots of chocolate! πŸ˜€

    Happy blogiversary!

  • Reply danielle pooley October 31, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Under a blanket while having a hot chocolate

  • Reply Madara Strauta October 31, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Great post πŸ™‚ I can relate to most of it. πŸ™‚ Expecially that part about trying to find your own voice, was hard for me too. I feel like I'm on the right track but am I there yet? We'll see.
    P.S. First time here, but I already reaaally like what I see! πŸ™‚

    Happy blogiversary! (Throws confetti)
    Madara
    Lookforsmile.com

  • Reply Jackie ONeill October 31, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Regardless of the weather I love to walk to unwind

  • Reply Adeinne Tonner October 31, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    My favourite way to unwind is watching a movie on tv, wrapped up in a blanket eating popcorn.

  • Reply Caroline October 31, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Knitting! I never do it in summer, only in winter. If I haven't got something on the go, there's nothing better than curling up with the tablet and looking online for project inspiration.

  • Reply clair downham October 31, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    snuggle with the kids and watch a movie

  • Reply Tracy Hanley October 31, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Bath , glass of wine then sit on the sofa and watch a good movie

  • Reply Sharon Stanley October 31, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Has to be a lovely bath while the heating is on full and jumping into a nice clean bed to watch a film with one of my Yankee melts going (has to be the melts managed to set curtains on fire with the candle whoops)

  • Reply Kellie Steed October 31, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    The first thought I had was "wind down?, what's that". But after a really long think, I like to take the family away for a luxury stay, even if its just one night. I spend way too much time at home, so for me, relaxing is experiencing beautiful surroundings and luxury.

  • Reply ali thorpe October 31, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    A restorative yoga session followed by a cuppa and a hot bubbly bath.

  • Reply Victoria October 31, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Candles, hot chocolate and a feel-good movie

  • Reply rebecca nisbet October 31, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    i like to get my jim jams on, put the log fire on and warm up!

  • Reply Kalista November 1, 2016 at 12:08 am

    A packet of biscuits, a cosy blanket and a good book x

  • Reply Maggied November 1, 2016 at 12:45 am

    A cosy blanket and a hot chocolate πŸ™‚

  • Reply Richard Tyler November 1, 2016 at 12:53 am

    Glass of red, fav tunes & takeaway / bath

  • Reply Beky Austerberry November 1, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I love winter – especially getting chilled out in warm bubble bath with a book and then snuggling on the sofa in my PJs

  • Reply lindsey stuart November 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

    There is nothing better than coming home out of the cold and in to a nice cosy bath, followed by putting on my cosy onesie sitting on the sofa with my family watching movies whilst the candles are flickering away in the background πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kat Allinson November 1, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I love a hot bath, getting in my PJ's and snuggling under a fluffy blanket on the sofa with my man, perfect

  • Reply LUSHgal November 1, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Glass of wine, candle lit bubble bath and some lovely music!

  • Reply annie November 1, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    nice bubble bath into pj and a good book

  • Reply michelle speight November 1, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    nice bath and a good book whilst soaked in the bath with door locked!!

  • Reply sb November 1, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    watch strictly

  • Reply Helen Keene November 1, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    A spot of colouring in front of the fire.

  • Reply julie eley November 1, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    A cup of tea and a movie or a good book with lots of twists and turns and my blanket πŸ˜‰

  • Reply DollySaffy November 1, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Walk on the beach, come home, wrap up & eat some roast potatoes

  • Reply stephanie coals November 1, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Nothing better than having the wood burner on and being snuggled up on the sofa reading a book!

  • Reply LaurensMum November 1, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    I like to light the fire, get my blanket and a nice glass of wine and watch a good film.

  • Reply Solange November 1, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    A hot bath and a good book.

  • Reply Robert Price November 1, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Chilling out in front of the TV

  • Reply Frodo Tovey November 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    I love to watch one of my favourite soaps with a cuppa of hot chocolate and marshmallows to wind down

  • Reply Kat Lucas November 1, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    I like to watch boxsets with a cup of tea on the sofa with a throw

  • Reply Tiddles12 November 1, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    After a shower, I wrap myself up in a dressing gown, get into bed with a face mask on and read a book

  • Reply weir shane November 1, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    A nice blanket, fire and a box set – leanne w

  • Reply beckyboo2010 November 1, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Chilling on my sofa with my daughter, candles, movie and cup of tea xxx

  • Reply Charmian Filewood November 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    A lovely bubble bath (especily with Lushes Snow Fairy bubble bath) and then curl up on the couch and watch a good film:)

  • Reply Kim Clark November 2, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Loooove winter!! I set my heating to about Bahamas permanently, drink copious amounts of hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream and long soaks in the bath with a nice new fluffy dressing gown. Totally hibernate!

  • Reply Laura Baker November 2, 2016 at 8:29 am

    I like to beat the winter chill with a good book and a glass of wine on the sofa under a cosy blanket – bliss!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 2, 2016 at 8:31 am

    A hearty meal is definitely the way to go this time of year. I find myself eating much more shepard's pie and chilli and various things that are kind of soul warming really!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 2, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Absolutely! But here's an important question… marshmallows or no marshmallows?

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 2, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Sounds like fun! Do you have a favorite Disney film? At the moment, I'm obsessed with the live action Cinderella!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 2, 2016 at 8:33 am

    There is something soothing about listening to the radio! We listen as we're getting ready for bed. It helps me fall asleep!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 2, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Absolutely! Are you reading anything good at the moment?

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 2, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Sounds nice!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 2, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I'd love to have a fireplace. I'd never leave my house!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 2, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Sounds like a little piece of heaven!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 2, 2016 at 8:35 am

    There is something about being out in nature that is inherently relaxing, isn't there? Maybe it's all the fresh air!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 2, 2016 at 8:35 am

    always candles! I've got a flat full of candles. It's the perfect remedy!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 2, 2016 at 8:36 am

    That sounds really nice! I imagine that's very peaceful as well, huh?

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 2, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Absolutely! A cup of hot chocolate is always a great idea, especially this time of year!

  • Reply Chanette Kennedy November 2, 2016 at 9:16 am

    With a hot bath and a book πŸ™‚

  • Reply nikiclifton November 2, 2016 at 10:44 am

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  • Reply nikiclifton November 2, 2016 at 10:45 am

    my favourite way to wind down is a hot bubbly bath a glass ofprosecco, a good book followed by fresh cotton pjs & clean bedding #BLISS
    i love lush my fav has to be the sex bomb xx

  • Reply Charlotte Isobelle November 2, 2016 at 10:49 am

    i love a good bath with candles, and a hot chocolate with a cheeky bit of baileys in it πŸ˜›

  • Reply Michelle Jenkins November 2, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I close the blinds get a bar of my favourite chocolate and put a film on!

  • Reply willmer01 November 2, 2016 at 11:18 am

    A nice cup of tea and curling up in front of the fire!

  • Reply Cat Williams November 2, 2016 at 11:36 am

    A snuggly blanket, hot cuppa and a good book

  • Reply Jo McPherson November 2, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Nothing better than heating on, snuggled on the sofa with a blanket watching a tv boxset. With chocolate πŸ™‚

  • Reply louise c pearson November 2, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I lock the bathroom door so the kids can't get in….. remove the mountain of toys from the bath and fill it for a long soak with only a glass of wine for company and a pair of ear plugs in to dim the noise of the kids and hubby shouting MMMMMAAAAMMMMMMM

  • Reply Bernadette K November 2, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    With a too big fluffy dressing gown so I get double wrapped by it, a hot chocolate, a magazine with Christmassy things in it and all after a lush bubble bath πŸ™‚

  • Reply Gary Mooney November 2, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    A hot bath,some mobility stretching and a good movie

  • Reply Anonymous November 2, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Hot chocolate in front of a rom com and a bubble bath. (@PeanutHog)

  • Reply Lifeafter Depo November 2, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Good film and cuddle from my other half (nice when he's not working nights)

  • Reply Lauren Old November 2, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Bath with a book and candle, followed by pyjamas, blanket, hot chocolate, cosy fire and my favourite winter TV shows!

  • Reply Allan Fullarton November 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    wine and a good book

  • Reply Julie November 2, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    A lovely long bath with plenty of candles followed by a hot chocolate with marshmallows in front of a good TV show that I've recorded earlier.

  • Reply donna jones November 2, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    bath glass of wine and a good book

  • Reply jade November 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    I like to watch tv in front of the fire

  • Reply Patricia Avery November 2, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    A warm bath, then a nice snuggly dressing gown, a cup of cappuccino and a book keep me happy for the evening πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah Harries November 2, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    A glass of red wine, a bed time story with my babies then a hot shower, hair washed and big thick jammies and a cwtch off the oh, not forgetting the beef stew and coal fire burning away, with my candles and radio 2 in the back ground while me and oh finish up our days paper work…doesn't sound very relaxing but this is my perfect evening xxx

  • Reply Lynsey Buchanan November 2, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    I like to curl up on the Sofa and watch a good movie.

  • Reply EmmaH November 2, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Wool socks, fairy lights, soup and christmas scented candles

  • Reply sheridarby November 2, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    It has to be a long hot bath

  • Reply Jess Allen November 2, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    A hot bath, hot chocolate and a good book!

  • Reply Hayley Cooper November 2, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    HOT CHOCOLATE AND A GOOD BOOK

  • Reply WeeWillieWilkie November 2, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    I love to wrap up in a blanket with a box of chocs reading a good book

  • Reply jess_jessiqua November 2, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    wooly socks, fluffy dressing gown and a good book with a scented candle on

  • Reply Natalie White November 2, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    A really good TV show (Grey's Anatomy!) and a hot chocolate πŸ™‚

  • Reply Diana S November 2, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Hot bath, hot chocolate and a good film after πŸ™‚

  • Reply Eloise November 2, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    freshly made bed with a hot water bottle, fluffy pjs and a good movie πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mel Turner November 2, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Glass of wine and a candle lit bath

  • Reply Laura Harrison November 3, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Relaxing on the sofa under a fleece blanket with a cup of hot chocolate while watching a good film xx

  • Reply Alex Boswell November 3, 2016 at 1:14 am

    I love to have a cup of tea or hot chocolate, read some book, watch good movies and Tv and I also love to colour in my adult colouring books!

  • Reply Angie McDonald November 3, 2016 at 4:53 am

    I love to chill out in the living room with my boyfriend, with netflix and pizza!

  • Reply Catherine Pawsey November 3, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Would have to be reading in a very hot bath. Plus the odd glass of wine helps!

  • Reply snarepuss November 3, 2016 at 7:06 am

    a glass of wine and a book

  • Reply Emma S November 3, 2016 at 8:49 am

    A hot chocolate with marshmallows, and a good book! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:04 am

    That sounds so nice! I do the same with my husband. It's the perfect evening!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Ooh, a sauna! Remind me to book a cheeky spa day this winter!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Seeing all the colors is probably my favorite part of autumn. Its beautiful!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Music is a must. I listen to different things depending on my mood but a hot bath, some candles and some good music is a definite must!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:07 am

    That sounds nice. There is something nice about being out in the cold, just as long as you wrap up warm!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Yum!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Ooh a crime novel! That sounds fun!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:09 am

    I have a hot water bottle nearly every day in the winter. They're the perfect comfort friend!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Always a reliable choice!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Thank you Jennifer! It's taken a lot of hard work! I need to get better at just shutting off my thoughts!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:11 am

    A solid evening, I'll say!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:11 am

    I love a good book! Are you reading anything good at the moment?

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Oh, yes! Great music choice!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:13 am

    That's my Saturday night plan, it's always a good one isn't it? πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:14 am

    If I had a fire, I'd do the same! Maybe even toast some marshmallows while I'm at it!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:14 am

    It's the little things that make all the difference. A hot bubnle bath is great, but adding those extra things makes it perfect!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Thank you! That sounds like a fun evening spent! Do you have any go to favorite fims?

  • Reply Ali Johnson November 3, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Warm bubble bath, followed by cosying up on my sofa with a soft throw & a cup of hot chocolate whilst watching a chick flick.

  • Reply Michelle Dagger November 3, 2016 at 9:29 am

    A glass of wine and a good film on the setee!

  • Reply Lisa Houston November 3, 2016 at 9:34 am

    with a good book snuggled up in front of the fire or in bed

  • Reply Tiffeny Brown November 3, 2016 at 9:37 am

    My favourite way to unwind in winter is snuggling up on the sofa with my fur babies with a cuppa in my hand, yankee candles burning and something good on tv! πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply Holly Harmsworth November 3, 2016 at 9:38 am

    snuggling down under the duvet and watching a good film

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 9:44 am

    The most important question though… marshmallows or no marshmallows?

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Thank you Madara!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Walking is definitely a great way to unwind!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I'm addicted to sweet and salt popcorn! That's a great way to chill out!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Must be something about the cold weather bringing out all the wooly jumpers! Sounds like a soothing way to relax!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Any particular movie you love watching?

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:09 am

    That's definitely a popular answer! Love a good film. I definitely have a few go to's that I love watching!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Whoops indeed! I imagine that was anything but soothing! Still, there is no greater feeling then getting into a nice clean bed, especially after a hot bath!

  • Reply Victoria Dixon November 3, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Get in from work, put a bottle of wine on chill while I run a bath, put some lovely scents in and have a lovely soak, have a fluffy towel on the radiator, then in my comfy pjs and on the sofa with that glass of wine and a good book by the fire

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Holiday mode. I get it! Everyone is always a bit more relaxed when they're on holiday, no matter how long it is!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:11 am

    That does sound nice!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Nice one. Do you find yourself watching new things, or are you like me in that you have some go to films you know you enjoy?

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:18 am

    sounds cozy!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Perfection!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Sounds lush! Hot chocolate is always a great one!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Any tunes in particular?

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:20 am

    winter is definitely good for that! I also love reading in the bath!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:20 am

    You're right! There is nothing better!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Sounds like a typical night in my household! The perfect way to unwind!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Dreamy!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Books all the way! Are you reading anything good at the moment?

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:22 am

    my idea of heaven!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:22 am

    I have to admit, I've never watched strictly, but cosying up in front of the tv is definitely my favorite way to chill out!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:23 am

    I love those mindful coloring books! They really do help you zen out a bit don't they?

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:24 am

    My problem is, when I read a book that's too good and then I end up staying up way too late because I can't put it down!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Heaven. I love a good jacket potato with beans and cheese, especially when it's freezing outside!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:25 am

    That sounds great!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Absolutely! Such a great way to unwind!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Absolutely!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Such a great way to destress and wind down!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:36 am

    That sounds really nice!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 3, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Oh yeah. I've been binge watching old 90s shows on Netflix when I want to chill out

  • Reply Rebecca Powell November 3, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I like a nice winters walk, followed by a glass of wine

  • Reply lauren tourle November 3, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Mine is a Buble bath… a Bath with Michael Buble on and lots of bubbles and a glass of fizzy πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah Kirby November 3, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I love to unwind, curled up on the sofa with a blanket, my dogs, hot chocolate, roaring fire and a good film.

  • Reply HayleyT November 3, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    My favourite way to wind down after work on a cold winter night, is to have a long soak in a delicious bubble bath, followed by cosy PJ's and snuggling on the sofa under our warm & fluffy blanket watching a good film or reading a good book, whilst sipping on a mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream and a flake!

  • Reply Mariak November 3, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Get lost in a good book under a fuzzy blanket with the heating on.

  • Reply Laura Whittle November 3, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Brew and a slice of cake cuddled upon the sofa with my kiddies watching a nice family film x

  • Reply krnries November 3, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    I love to get settled on the sofa to watch a classic film on tv πŸ™‚

  • Reply lisa prince November 3, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I'm currently enjoying a fleexe with hot chocolate on the sofa with a scary movie , its the only way to enjoy the cold nights and later I will jusmp in a long soak bubble bath x

  • Reply Angela Cringle November 3, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    After a long week at work i love a bubble bath soft music candles and a glass of wine

  • Reply Leanne Lunn November 3, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Put the log burner on and chill out with a good book.

  • Reply Jessica Hutton November 3, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    After walking the dogs I love to snuggle under a blanket with a nice cup of tea and watch a film xx

  • Reply zoe cross November 3, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    snuggling in a blanket with candles lit and a glass of wine

  • Reply cinderellao9 November 3, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    wrap up in a fleecy blanket, with a hot chocolate and watch some christmas movies!

  • Reply spongebob gem November 3, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    a nice warm bath with a book followed by candles on th etable a hot choc and a good movie πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tina Houlihan November 3, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Red wine, good food, hot chocolate & hotter sex gets me through winter.

  • Reply lucy knight November 3, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    a nice soak in the bath with a lush bath bomb then snuggling up in my pjs with a glass of wine.x

  • Reply Lynsie Lynn November 3, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    A hot bath, then snuggling with my two girls, when they've gone to bed I enjoy a glass of wine and a good book πŸ™‚ I suppose I should mention spending time with the hubby too lol πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

  • Reply Gemma Clark November 3, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Oooh a nice hot bath with a cold glass of prosecco and a good book x

  • Reply Samantha Fernley November 3, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Log burner lit, some seasonal magazines, folklore books, son and dogs next to me on the sofa and a scented candle. Perfect.

  • Reply kiddyboo.co November 3, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    A lovely bubble bath and then snuggled in front of the TV with the fire on !

  • Reply Karl Borowy November 3, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    A good book

  • Reply Tina Glover November 3, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    For me its a nice glass of wine sat comfy on the sofa with my head in a good book…. can't beat it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Laura Walker November 3, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I wind down by baking and cooking homely wintery food. I find it so therapeutic

  • Reply Helen Stratton November 3, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    All the family indoors, snuggled in the living room, watching a fell good film.

  • Reply Anneka Hulse November 3, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    snuggling up on the sofa with my fiance watching a good film

  • Reply paula cheadle November 3, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    curl up on the sofa with a good book

  • Reply Rachel Butler November 3, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I love to have the housework all done, kids in bed, then I'll light the fire and sit down with a coffee & chocolate and binge watch my favourite shows! X

  • Reply Michelle Wild November 3, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Sweet minced tarts, mulled wine and a good book.

  • Reply Katy C Johnston November 3, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I love to bake =, it's so relaxing, and once I've finished I plop down in front of the fire and devour a cupcake x

  • Reply Emma Davison November 3, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Snuggling in a blanket on the sofa in front of the tv

  • Reply Natalie Crossan November 3, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    I like a walk on the seafront as I live in Brighton, it's very easy for me to take advantage of πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah Rowland November 3, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    cuddles with my boys in bed with a mug of hot chocolate best way to wind down

  • Reply Kirsty Mackay November 3, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    sewing helps me to wind down in the wintertime. I find it very therapeutic and love to sew some outerwear such as a coat or cape. I also really enjoy drawing to relax.

  • Reply Lishy Brown November 3, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Come home, getting in my PJs and chilling out with my Bf

  • Reply Kim Styles November 3, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Long woodland walks with the dog

  • Reply Alison Clark Clark November 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    pjs on feet upon the sofa and a good book – im reading eat , pray love at the moment its brilliant .

  • Reply Ruth Wollerton November 3, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I love a big cuddle up with my boys.

  • Reply Shelley Stevenson November 3, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    just being in my jimjams inront of the tv and all my fave cheesy reality programmes is a treat…its the little things haha

  • Reply AmyD93 November 3, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    My fav way to wind down is a long soak in the bath with either a good book or an episode of whichever show I'm binging then cosying up in bed with an options hot choc and a hot water bottle!

  • Reply Hayley Lynch November 3, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    A hot bath with aromatherapy oil is my heavenly haven

  • Reply Joanne Heath November 3, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Bath, dressing gown, movies and slippers! X

  • Reply Ali Gill November 3, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Cuddling my little Pug on the sofa, cup of tea in hand and log burner roaring!

  • Reply Bruce November 3, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Play with my puppy then have puppy cuddles

  • Reply George Worboys Wright November 3, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Hot chocolate or mulled wine with a book or box set depending on my mood!

  • Reply tammy neal November 3, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    I wine down with a hot chocolate and chocolates! #Yumm x

  • Reply Kathy Bond November 3, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    I love a cup of hot tea, a snuggly blanket and classic FM on the radio – it relaxes me! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Amy Lambert November 3, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    On the couch with my fleecy blanket a hot chocolate and a good book

  • Reply sue price November 3, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Nothing unwinds me more in winter than a hot bath & good book. Sheer bliss! 😊

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 4, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    That is the nice thing about winter, isn't it! Coming in from the cold and snuggling up to get warm!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 4, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    nothing says relaxation like a little pampering! I like your style!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    That sounds nice!

  • Reply Kayleigh Bestwick November 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Couldn't agree more! I was pretty much in the same boat as you originally; I had graduated, had no job or idea of what I wanted to do, so I took to using my blog as a place to develop a portfolio for my CV and then potential interviews – 2 and a half years on, I'm wokrking my way up in marketing!

    Kayleigh x
    http://www.scampinchips.co.uk

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