Is anyone alive out there?


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!


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!


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.


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


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


I started my teacher training!


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


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


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




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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


Had a lot of good outfit days.


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!


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


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!


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


Got stuck in PGCE assignment hell!


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?


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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