Is anyone alive out there?

WOW.

So… I haven’t blogged in a fair few months. I knew doing my teacher training would be hardcore but I don’t think I realised quite how hardcore it would be. All my best intentions of still maintaining weekly blogs and YouTube videos went flying straight out of the window pretty quickly.

However, I like to think I’ve got a bit of a hang of things now and so am tentatively hoping to get back to weekly blogs.

So, here’s a massively photo heavy post to get you up to speed on the time I spent from August 2015 right up to mid-March 2016!

NOTE- all of my photos are from my instagram (@smaugish) so I apologise for how awful the quality will be, on the whole!

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I fell in love with Kat von D’s liquid lipsticks and began to pray she brings her stuff to the UK… rumours abound that this may be the year!

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I went to Bloodstock… ish. It’s a long story but basically after an abortive start, my dad bought himself a day ticket and drove himself and I back up for the Sunday to see ROB ZOMBIE. Which was AWESOME.

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I made my brother possibly the most awesome birthday cake ever… it was delicious.

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I bought a blender thing and officially became a food hipster.

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I started my teacher training!

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I started dating someone in August… and started our relationship a few months later over the New Year.

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I submitted to the hype… and got the Naked Smoky palette. It is AWESOME.

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I had some fun with my work wardrobe and trying to dress like a ‘goth teacher’… see below for more!

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I took part in vegan October… it was actually easier than I expected and something I’m considering on a more full time basis!

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I appreciated my downtime much more and dressed more ‘goth’ at every opportunity.

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Even my more casual ‘dressing down’ uniform became ‘goth-tastic’

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I also added some more bits to my wardrobe, including this gorgeous Victorian style dress from Primark of all places.

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I had fun dressing up as a Ripper victim for Halloween, including a corset… LOVED this costume, might have to do it again sometime!

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Went through the heartbreaking decision to say goodbye to our beautiful boy, Spike, after he became too poorly to go on. Still miss him to this day. RIP bumface.

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Mum and I made our annual Christmas pilgrimage to Manchester and had the best time.

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Manchester is one of my favourite cities and it always looks beautiful at Christmas!

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I added some truly amazing pink reindeer earrings to my Christmas wardrobe.

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Got some amazing Christmas presents, including a very late letter from Hogwarts.

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I wore potentially the sparkliest dress on Christmas day and haemorrhaged glitter the whole day.

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Wore Ruby Woo and had serious brow game on the 25th too.

 

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Battled the post-Christmas sales looking uber-goth with Nyx Liquide Suede in Stonefox

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Went to my first NQT teaching job interview (and got the job!) in January.

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Experimented with back-combing and a more trad goth sort of look.

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Finally indulged in (and became addicted to) a pair of Demonia boots.

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Welcomed a new fur baby to the family- this is Rosie but I call her Wiggle.

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Had a lot of good outfit days.

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I’m trying to give myself reading time every week. It’s got mixed success- I’m still reading The Darkest Part of the Forest but I am thoroughly enjoying it!

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Another good outfit day… that scarf is from Claire’s Accessories, if you would believe it!

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Subscribed to my first ever box- Spooky Box Club! First box was amazing, I may try and film an unboxing when my next one comes!

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Dressed as Boudicca (the queen of the Iceni, not my dog!) for World Book Day.

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Got stuck in PGCE assignment hell!

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Continued to rock my ‘goth teacher’ style… and good golly is my hair getting long!

 

So that’s us all up to date! Now… here’s hoping I manage to post soon?

 

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About Hannah

I'm Hannah. Almost thirty, qualified teacher. Goth, vegan, Hufflepuff and Hordie. I like bats, skulls, glitter, tombstones, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, mummies, ghouls and zombies, Disney, musicals, Harry Potter and Star Wars.
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