Dear A-Blog-For-Thoughts

 Dear A-Blog-For-Thoughts, This is an apology letter. It has been over 5 years since I have posted on this blog. I never really said Goodbye to the blog, nor did I have a reason not to post anymore. I just stopped.  Around the time I stopped posting, a lot was going on. I had experienced my first ever heartbreak. If you recall, I was in a long distance relationship back then, and that, unfortunately, failed. That was the start of a very weird few years. I had deliberated during the Covid-19 pandemic whether I should start blogging again - just to fill my time, but I didn't really want to drag everyone down. The pandemic really affected my mental health, but it was because I was stuck in a household with people that severely affected my mental wellbeing. The pandemic in itself was a much needed break from the busy life I had going on of Full Time Social Work Student, and part time waitress.  I know that in the past my blog somewhat book-based, with the occasional Lush post and occas

Unboxing : Owl Crate October 2018

And we're back with another Owl Crate Unboxing. Are you surprised? I'm sure you aren't. October is here, and so that means cold weather and book cuddles. It also means lots of tea will be consumed by book lovers all around the globe (or coffee. Whatever floats your boat). Luckily for us, Owl Crate has got our backs and created the perfect box for Autumn/Fall for us. The October 2018 Owl Crate was themed Lost in the Bookstore. This box was slightly different from other boxes because most of the items weren't inspired by a book fandom.  Once again, before I start to talk about the exclusive items in this box I want to talk about the illustration on the spoiler card and on the pin. The creative is just so simply drawn but it is so beautiful. What I love the most in this photo is the magic teapot. Every bookworm deserves a magic teapot to pour our tea for us when we are reading.   Let's start with the items in the box.  First up we have a lovely

Unboxing : Owl Crate September 2018

My problem is if I see the words Harry Potter then I buy the box. Welcome back to ANOTHER Owl Crate unboxing. I really hope you're not getting bored of these unboxing blogs because I have at least one more coming up  The theme for the September box was Masters of Disguise (Oooo). As soon as I read that the box will include items from Harry Potter and Six of Crows I knew I had to get it. Before I comment on the actual items in this box, I want to take a moment to appreciate the illustration on the Spoiler card, and pin. I think it is so beautiful in the simplest form. The setting of the masked ball is so appropriate to the theme.  I mean, how many times have we seen films where a simple mask suddenly makes everyone not realise who the person is? Too many times. The disguises used in Harry Potter are actually a tad more complicated than that. As we know (unless you've never watched Harry Potter) , the Marauders are the masters of disguise in Harry Potter due

Unboxing : Owl Crate May 2018

I am going to be very honest with you - I was not totally impressed with this box. In May of 2018, Owl Crate released a crate themed Fight Like A girl. Items in this crate were included in order to show that you have to be careful when you say "You fight like a girl" because you may end up battling Inej Ghafa and trust me when I say that that isn't going to end well. Speaking of Inej, a print of her is included in this box. The illustration of her is near perfect (I never imagined Inej with a crooked nose). However, from the dark clouds behind her, that represent Ketterdam to the crouched position that symbolises that she is Kaz's Spider that is an excellent spy, all the elements in this print are perfect. Out of Print have teamed up with Owl Crate to bring to life an enamel pin inspired by Hermione Granger. The pin is only small but I think that it will stand out amongst other pins due to its gold outline and detail. This item is one of those

Niall Horan Concert & Lalalab review (inc. discount)

This was by far my favourite trip to the United Kingdom. Hello my lovelies. I am so happy that you have taken the time to look at my blog and that you are actually reading this right now. Today is going to be a mixed blog, as in I am going to narrate my experience of going to a Niall Horan concert. I am also going to review a product by Lalalab. If you have seen one of my earlier posts on this blog ( A-Z of me ), you would know that I am a huge One Direction fan. What I may have never spoken of is that Niall Horan is my favourite member of that band. In the earlier days of One Direction he was very insecure, and as an insecure girl myself I related to him and declared his cute face my favourite. As any other One Direction fan I was heartbroken with the news that they will be going on an 18 month hiatus. 3 years later they are still on hiatus; however, I am grateful for it. If it wasn't for the band to be on break, I would have never gotten the chance to meet

Unboxing : April 2018 Owlcrate

Hello there, my lovelies! It has been such a long time since I had posted on this blog. I had announced my break from my blog back in December/January, and I honestly really needed the break from it all. A lot of people come into blogging thinking that it is an easy job; however, anyone who takes it seriously knows all the hard work that goes into every post. I am not going to sit here and say that I take blogging as seriously as other bloggers, but the amount of effort that I do put into it just becomes too much sometimes. With that said, the summer holidays are here so I have some more extra time to write and put myself into blogging. That is why I am back today with a post. Today's post is all about Owl Crate. I have shared my love for Owl Crate before and at one point I had decided that I wouldn't be doing a review of every box that I get. However, in the past few months I had gotten two boxes that I just have to share. If you have read past posts on this blog then