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Wish List Wednesday


Black Lacquer Tray
 Large Raspberry and Vanilla Candle
Elmore Clear Textured Highball Glasses
Moss Knit Blanket
Beige and Green Embroidered Pouffe

Homeware is occupying my mind at the moment. With the possibility of moving later in the year I can't help but things I can add to things I've already got. Textiles are a great way to add a new look like this blanket and pouffe. Candles always give that homely hygge feel and this one sounds divine.
Lastly it's been a while since I added any new items to the kitchen. I have been after some glasses like this for a while and I love these. Be perfect for cocktails and bbq season. Lastly this tray will look fab in the kitchen adding a bit of texture and pattern. 

6 Tips to Nail that Application


Applying for jobs can be a bit daunting a times. I should know I've applied for enough in the past. 
My family always comes to me when they need help with their's, thats when I realised I should share what I know. Having picked things up along the way I've got some great tips. 

1. Read
Read the job specification and anything else related to the job. Don't just skim it. When I first started applying that's all I did. I thought it was for me to have a quick read to see if I liked the tasks I'd be doing. What an idiot right? This is a rookie error.
These documents are for you to use on your application. 

2. Personal Statement
Now I don't know that all jobs have this, but for me I have had to write lots. They are time consuming but for a good reason. They demonstrate your want, drive, and ability to actually do the job. You need to write something that covers every single point in the job specification. That's right, every single point. 

3. Examples
The importance of this is extremely high. They want you to show that you have done the what's on the job specification. Give them what they want. Especially as a applications tend to be marked on a point basis with the highest getting an interview.

4.Calling
Now on some jobs it may give a number for you to have an informal chat. You may think it's a good idea to call just to say your interested and going to apply for the job. Don't. Don't waste their time to tell them something they will find out. They want people to call if they have a question or what more in depth understanding. No stupid questions. This is a bit of an insider tip, whilst working at a job I heard people call up with no point. When the manager got off the phone, they didn't seem impressed. Yes it's good to get your name out there as interested but not if it's going to reflect badly.

5. Check
Double check your application. Be it you, a loved one, or someone you can trust.
This is important as you sometimes need that extra set of eyes to catch anything you've missed.

6. Don't Lie
Yes everyone tells a little white lie. If you lie you'll get caught out. This is not something I have done, but I have heard of other people doing it. If you get the job and can't do what's required it's not going to look good.
Think of it like this, you're a penny but you got to clean it to give it a shine. You're not changing it to be something different. 

2017

So it's 2017...

What does that mean?

Well, for some it's a new start or beginning. As the saying goes, 'new year new start'.

For me it's a clean slate. Not to start again but, to let go of all the bad.  Be it negativity, people that don't care or judgement. To be free of it, and move forwards without it.

2016 was about being selfish. Putting myself first and ultimately learning to say no. I did just that and it's made me feel a lot better. However I have quite shaken that guilty feeling that comes with it. So I just need to stop worrying what people think.

2017 is going to be a continuation of last year. Putting myself first. Making myself a priority. I want to go a bit further this year. I want to start taking better care of myself, both physically and mentally. That doesn't mean dieting or losing weight. No.
It's means eating better and getting out into the fresh air. I mean it's all about balance, right?

So what does 2017 bring...

Well there's only one true wish I have for this year but like they say if you tell it won't come true. So here it is,  me silently sending it out into the universe. In the hope it comes true.

Along with that I hope that 2017 will bring new experiences, new places and new friends. All with Ian by my side. For us it'll mark 7 years that we've been together and later it'll mark 2 years of marriage. Life is so much better when you have your love, your best friend there with you through life's fun adventure.

So here's to 2017

May it bring you all you want.

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