Monday, 25 January 2016


I would love to introduce you to my beautiful niece, Autumn Faye Searl who arrived in the world on 11th January 2016 at 06:05am weighing a very healthy 7pound9ounces. 
How perfect is she? 
I will post plenty more photos so please be prepared to be bombarded by lots of cute baby photos. 
I had the amazing pleasure of being one of my sister in laws (Georgia - Mummy) birthing partners, along with my brother. The experience was fascinating and one I will never forget. Watching Georgia in so much pain wasn't very nice but watching her give birth to a new life well you can imagine, I was in floods of tears with happiness and joy! Watching my brother cut the cord and hold his baby daughter with Georgia was such a proud moment and watching my beautiful niece take her first breath into the world was overwhelming. The whole experience was such a moment I will always cherish. 
Knowing that there is a high chance that I may possibly never give birth myself is a very saddening subject and this is one of the main reasons they chose me to share the moment with them was because of this. I can't thank them enough for letting me share it and bringing such a joyful little girl into our family, she is already loved by so many!

Friday, 22 January 2016


I'm so sorry that this post is so overdue. I have had the busiest month and haven't been able to fit in much blogging this year. I'm trying to get into the swing of 2016 and have lots of ideas for posts this year that I want to share with you. 
My December started off with me going to see my favorite band, Mumford & Sons in Cardiff. They were bloody amazing and it's the second time I have seen them and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time.
As a lot of you know, I am a member of the CLIC Sargent participation group and being part of this means that I have to travel to the Bristol office every 6 weeks. Seeing as clarks village is on the way to Bristol I decided to stop off to do a bit of Christmas shopping and have to admit my favorite store is the Lindt one it smells insane and stocks any type of lindt chocolate you could imagine...chocolate heaven! 
Also it was one of my chums, Pete's 21st birthday and we celebrated that at our meeting. 
I was so overwhelmed being nominated for a Pride Of Plymouth award and what an amazing evening it was. I wrote a blog post about the evening here. 
I attended the Teenage Cancer Trust Chirstmas party which was lovely, catching up with old friends and making new friends. There was also a special guest, Russel Howard. He is a lovely guy and being a fan of comedy, I felt a big star struck!
My sister-in-law was expecting her first baby and decided to throw a baby shower to celebrate with both sides of our family. Baby has now arrived safe and healthy there will be a post on this shortly so expect a lot of cute baby photos soon. Baby shower's are very american but have become more popular in England, I have been to a few and they are so much fun. We played games and ate party food and Georgia (mummy) got free gifts for her little one. I am definitely going to have one when I am expecting a child. 
My mum made the baby cupcakes and for a first time they look excellent don't you think? 
My brother won a competition with a new American diner, Ed's Diner which has opened in Plymouth. We had meals, drinks and desserts free of charge and a bottle of champagne. I have never eaten there and oh god it was delicious! I'm not a big fan of American diner's as I find their foods can be overly greased in oil but this exceeded my expectations. 
The service was brilliant and even though we didn't have to pay, the menu was reasonably priced. We had a splendid evening and I will definitely be visiting again soon. 
I enjoyed a few play dates in December with the little munchkins of the family. Little Esme and my baby cousin adorable is he! We also seen little Louie for a soft play date, him and Esme play lovely together and it's nice for me and my chum Maria to catch up over a cup of coffee while they occupy each other. 
I am really enjoying finding some hidden little gems in Plymouth and have been venturing out on places to eat or have a little drink. This was a delicious lunch date at The Dock with one of my best chums Kath. The location is beautiful, situated on the marina where the Brittany Ferry deports looking over the sea it was breathtaking!
Writing about Christmas eve seems so long ago. This was our traditionally visit to the Pantomime at our local theater, me and my 12 family members visit as it's my Aunties birthday on Christmas Eve and we have been going to the evening pantomime showing since I can remember.
Christmas Day at the Searl household was a very mad one with 13 of us having Christmas dinner. I wouldn't have it any other way, being with my beautiful family at the most wonderful time of the year! 
New years eve was such a brilliant night! I drank too many glasses of champagne and shots of sambuka but most importantly I seen the new year in with my beautiful yet crazy family and friends. 

How busy was my December month and that was only the moments I have documented. 

I hope you had a wonderful 2015!

Friday, 15 January 2016


As a lot of my readers know I am hugely involved with the charity CLIC Sargent and over these past few months I have been managing a fundraising event. This week I am focussing on promoting the event as much as I can and have decided to on my blog. 

The Bournemouth Hero-Abseil 2016 is the first of its kind, and is a sure test of bravery and heroism.
This adrenaline fuelled challenge will see you abseil down the main tower of St Peter’s Church, where you will have stunning views over the city landscape, across the sea and the iconic Bournemouth Pier.
Be a superhero for children and young people with cancer and their families, and raise money for CLIC Sargent. Don your finest superhero outfit, brave the heights and abseil down St Peter’s Church Tower, in Bournemouth.
Spaces are limited so sign up now for a guaranteed place on the Bournemouth Hero-Abseil 2016.
The registration fee is £25 and you will need to fill out a medical form.
We ask that you pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £150 for CLIC Sargent, which could pay for four families to stay overnight in one of our Homes from Home.
For more information about this event, follow this link below:

Wednesday, 13 January 2016


My 2015 Highlights
Having my third tattoo!
Disneyland Paris trip

Visiting London and the Rays of sunshine concert at The Royal Albert Hall
Finding out I was going to be an Auntie!
Attending CLIC Sagrent's Parliamentary event at the House Of Lords
Holiday with the girls
Isles Of Scilly trip
Making it three years post stem cell transplant
Being commended for fundraiser of the year - Pride Of Plymouth Awards

What an amazing year! I wonder what 2016 has in store for me.
I hope you have all had a wonderful year!