Animal Crossing X Build-A-Bear Collection ♡ My Predictions and Hopes

If you have read any post on this blog before, then you probably know that I absolutely love Animal Crossing. You probably also know that I love plushies. Add those two things together and you’ve just made my dreams come true.

So of course, when Build-A-Bear announced that they had an Animal Crossing colab coming, I couldn’t contain my excitement.

I thought it would be a pretty fun idea to talk about what I predict we will get from the range and what my hopes are.

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My Month In Gaming ♡ October 2020

October turned out to be a month of gaming for me. It wasn’t because I bought loads of new games or because there was a new release, it was simply because I didn’t have anything else to do and found myself playing on my Switch a lot. I’m not mad though.

Since March, I had only really been playing Animal Crossing. I was addicted and it’s what I spent most of my time doing. However, the Animal Crossing burnout has hit and I’m hardly even playing the game now.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love Animal Crossing. But I had to start playing something else. And I definitely did just that.

This is a photo of the Pokemon Sword case

This month I played quite a few different games so I thought I would write a monthly roundup style post to talk about the games that I’ve played.

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Animal Crossing Island Build Ideas

The online Animal Crossing communities can be so much fun. I absolutely love seeing what people have been working on for their island and seeing people having so much fun playing the game.

I know that sometimes the Animal Crossing Twitter community can be a little harsh but overall, it’s such a wonderful place. I do love to have a scroll though the #ACNH hashtag often though.

I found myself struggling a little when it came to thinking of area ideas to fill my island which is why I found myself scrolling through ideas online. I found some lovely area ideas so I thought that I would compile a list here on my blog so you all have some new ideas too.

So, if you’re looking for area inspiration for your island then look no further…

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Fashion ‘Rules’ That Plus Size People Need To Break

Fashion has no rules. I just want to put that out there right away.

I’ve never been adventurous with my style. I have always stuck to black, loose fitted clothing. It’s the safe option for me.

As a plus size girl, it can be easy to fall into the trap of wearing certain clothing items that larger people are told to wear so we look thinner. Society tells us that fat is bad and thin is good. Fat people are told we need to cover up and conform to societies fat fashion rules.

Well f*ck that!

No matter what size you are, you have the right to wear whatever makes you happy. If you want to wear something that shows more skin then do it. We are here and we are fabulous!

Rule #1: Don’t wear tight fitted clothing.

This rule is a load of bogus. I am definitely a plus size lady but I live in skinny jeans and tight fitted tops. They make me happier and I feel that I can show off my curves more. If anything, baggy clothes make me look all frumpy and gross so I’m definitely going to keep wearing my tight fitted clothing.

Rule #2: Lose the stripes.

There’s some weird thing that people love to tell fat people all about how horizontal stripes make you look wider. I think it’s a load of rubbish! Stripes can look clean which makes an outfit have a little extra something. It’s a classic pattern that can look great on any body type.

Rule #3: Crop tops are not for fat people.

This should silly when you think about it. Fat people have stomachs and so do thinner people. Surely if we want to wear a crop top then we can no matter what size we are. Just because your tummy isn’t flat, doesn’t mean it can’t be flaunted.

Rule #4: Hide your bingo wings.

The phrase bingo wings always makes me laugh. It’s just so silly! Those saggy bits on your arms really don’t need to be hidden. Ignore people who say that they do. When it’s warm, you should wear that sleeveless outfit instead of hiding everything.

Rule #5: Never wear white jeans.

This rule is so dumb that I don’t even know where to start. Why would anyone think that white jeans are only for thinner people?! According to the idiots, white jeans can show your cellulite but surely that’s a silly way to think? I’ve never seen a plus size person in white jeans and thought about their cellulite. If that’s something you do then thats much more of a reflection of you, not that. Rock those white jeans. And if you do happen to feel a bit nervous, wear some control pants underneath for some reassurance.

What plus size fashion rules are you going to break? Let’s all work together to break the rules of how fatter people can dress..

Top 5 Animation Shows

I love animations. I don’t watch much tv but when I do it’s probably an animation show.

I wanted to talk a little bit about my top cartoons/animations. I thought it would be fun for you to find some to watch too through my recommendations.

Gravity Falls

This is definitely my absolutely favourite animation show. It follows the story of Mable and Dipper who go to stay with their Uncle Stan for the summer. They get up to all kinds of crazy things and they discover that Gravity Falls is not normal at all.

Mable is the cutest character ever and I would love to cosplay her one day. She has an adorable fashion sense and is super kind and funny. Uncle Stan is grumpy which brings a lot of humour to the show. Dipper is funny too but in a completely different way to Uncle Stan.

Hilda

I only started this show a few months ago but I’ve already watched it all… twice. Hilda, a fearless blue-haired girl, travels from a wilderness full of elves and giants to a bustling city packed with new friends and mysterious creatures. We follow her adventures and it’s just so fun.

Steven Universe

‘Weeeeee… are the crystal gems….’ But anyway, I adore this show. The animations are adorable and everyone can relate to a different character in some kind of way. I’m definitely a combo of Steven and Amethyst but maybe with a bit more Amethyst.

The Crystal Gems are a group of magical bearings who’s job is to save the universe. They have a half magical being called Steven who is like the little brother of the group.

Aggretsuko

I finished season one of this show just the other day and I loved it. With each episode only being 15 minutes long, it made the show easier to digest which was good for my short attention span.

Aggretsuko follows Retsuko ass she deals with her accounting day job and her horrible boss by singing heavy metal karaoke.

She-Ra

Now, I wasn’t sure if I should include this show in my list as I only just started it but it was so much fun during the first few episodes so I wanted to include it.

She-Ra, Princess of Power, leads a rebellion to free her land of Etheria from the monstorus invaders the Horde. My favourite character is Glimmer and she is fun and adorable.

What’s your favourite animation show?

A Week In Lytham St Anne’s

If you’re wondering why I’ve been a little bit quiet on social media recently then allow me to explain. Simon and I have been on a little Monday to Friday UK holiday.

Monday 10th June

So, we woke up at 4:30am and walked to town. Usually we get the bus but I wanted to leave the house even earlier so we walked instead. We popped to Tesco for some breakfast. I had Pan Au Chocolates and cookies and Simon had something but I really can’t remember what.

We arrived at the bus stop and got on the bus to Chester. The journey went slowly but I think that’s because I was excited!

Once we got to Chester, we realised we were super early so we got on an earlier train to Warrington Bank Quay. The train was super old fashioned and had slide down windows which really amused Simon and I. We kept pulling them up and down.

There was a 25 minutes wait and Warrington before we boarded the second train to Preston. Because we got an earlier train, we were an hour and a bit earlier than expected in Preston so we walked around the Fishergate Shopping Centre for a little bit.

After walking around some shops, we headed to The Sizzler for a bite to eat. The Sizzler is in Lytham but it’s worth the trip from Preston. I enjoyed my southern fried sweet chilli wrap and chips!

Once we had finished eating, we headed to the hotel to check in.

We were staying at the Travelodge in Lytham St Anne’s. We have stayed there many times before and the staff as super friendly and helpful. Our room was absolutely lovely and we got it at a good rate too.

We quickly threw our bags into the hotel room and headed for the bus to Blackpool. We ended up walking around Blackpool for a while and it was lovely.

Eventually, it was time to get the bus back to St Anne’s. Of course, I was hungry at this point so it was time for food.

After a quick outfit change and a selfie, we headed out to The Trawl Boat Inn for some food.

After eating, we took a walk along the pier and promenade. The weather was slightly windy but it was fun overall.

After a long day, we headed back to our hotel room and chatted until we fell asleep.

Tuesday 11th June

I woke up about 100 times in the night. I always do the first night in a hotel which is annoying. The bus was so comfy though!

I eventually got out of bed at 5am and started to get ready. I managed to get my hair into some kind of up-do which made me so happy because I have been waiting for my hair to grow for a while.

After watching Good Morning Britain for a little while, we headed out for breakfast. I bought a croissant to eat on the go so we could get on the bus quicker.

We hopped on the bus to Blackpool and did some shopping.

Our favourite shopping centre in Blackpool is the Houndshill. We can spend hours in there. We bought a paintball gun, clothing, shoes and video games.

After shopping for a while, we headed to the arcades.

In the arcades, we found a Zoltar so we had to get our four tunes read. Mine was way better than Simon’s though which made me laugh.

We played on a lot of 2p machines and walked around for a while.

It was then time to head out for more food. This time, we were having Chinese food. I ordered sweet and sour chicken with chips. Simon ordered the same. It was from a place called Chu’s in Lytham and it was so tasty.

After the meal, we headed back to the hotel to watch television get ready for the next day.

Wednesday 12th June

On Wednesday, I managed to sleep in for an extra hour. I did wake up pretty suddenly after an odd dream though. After watching Good Morning Britain again, Simon and I got ready and headed to Tesco to grab some food before we got on the bus to Preston. The bus to Preston take literally forever but once we got there, we had so much fun.

We did some shopping in two of our favourite shops, Tiger and Kenji. They are both super cheap and affordable shops that sell the cutest things.

After some shopping, we headed to Blackpool. Simon wanted to visit Sea Life so we did and it was super fun.

We even booked in for a behind the scenes tour so we got to see more than most visitors. We were the only one on the tour so I asked loads of questions and we found out all about different fish types and sharks.

At Sea Life, we did a little bit more shopping. Simon bought some plushies and I bought two enamel pins to add to my collection.

After Sea Life, we went into the Houndshill and had a little look around the shops again. At least this time we stopped ourselves from buying anything.

It was then time to head back to the hotel as it was getting later in the day so we hopped back on the bus and headed to St Anne’s. Once we arrived, we went back to the hotel, changed into our flip flops and went for a walk along the beach.

Although it was slightly cold, it was enjoyable and we just walked and talked about the future and how much of a good time we have had so far.

When the beach got a tad boring, we headed back to the hotel where I drank plenty of cups of tea and sat in bed watching television and listening to some tunes.

Thursday 13th June

On the Thursday we woke up early… again. After a cup of tea and some breakfast we walked around the shops in St Anne’s Square.

After walking became uninteresting, we headed back to the hotel for a mini rest before heading back out to Fleetwood.

Fleetwood have a huge market which sells a huge range of things. We didn’t buy anything but there was so much stuff that I wanted.

There were some spiritual stalls and I found loads of cool things. I was a happy girl.

After Fleetwood we headed to a little outlook shopping center for a walk around. There was even a Cadbury’s shop. I wanted everything but managed to restrain myself.

After shopping, we headed back to St Anne’s to our hotel. I had a cup of tea again and then started packing ready to leave the next morning.

Friday 14th June

Friday was the day that we headed home. But first, we took a walk around Blackburn. It was a lovely place and we did some mor shopping and exploring.

After exploring, it was time to head to the train station in Preston to get the train home.

The journey home was long but as soon as we arrived, I was glad to be home!

My Top 5 Character Meets At Disneyland Paris

I’ve been to Disneyland Paris twice now and have a third trip booked. I know that’s not a huge amount but I’m grateful that I get to go at all.

In the future, Simon and I hope to get APs which means we will be going all the time but money doesn’t want that to happen right now.

In the meantime, while I’m missing the Disney magic, I thought I would write all about my favourite character meets in the parks.

Miss Bunny and Thumper

This is my all time favourite meet so I thought that I would talk about it first. It’s a funny story really. We were in the queue for the characters and something happened that made us leave the queue. We ended up all sad that we didn’t meet Miss Bunny and Thumper. So, we did some shopping. I bought a handbag with Mickey Mouse’s face on.

Anyway, we went back into the park and noticed that Miss Bunny and Thumper will be back at 1pm. We waited around for about an hour to meet them but it was totally worth it. Miss Bunny ended up loving my new bag and she posed with it. Thumper was upset that it wasn’t him that was on my bag!

Definitely the best character meet so far. Plus, Miss Bunny looks adorable with my handbag!

Marie

This was a character meet that I didn’t love so much as it was happening but thinking about it now, it made my trip extra special. We didn’t have to queue very long to meet Marie which shocked me as I figured that people would love to meet Marie.

At the time, I thought that Marie was freaky as she just clawed at me and stroked my hand but thinking about it now, it was super fun and funny.

Jafar

The line to meet Jafar was the best queue ever. I was hyped and super excited so I kept making jokes.

“First we were JaFAR, then we were JaNEAR”

I realise that isn’t actually that funny but I was so happy that I would laugh at anything.

When we got to Jafar, I asked him if he was the hugging type. He shook his head at me and it was one of the best moments ever.

Daisy Duck

This was the first meet of the second trip. As soon as we arrived in the park, I noticed Daisy and ran over.

Me and Daisy posed a lot and took plenty of photos. Even though I was extra fat (I’ve lost weight since), these photos are some of my favourite of myself. Not because of how I look but because of how happy I am.

Goofy

This was the last character meet of the second trip. We were packing up and waiting for the coach to the airport when Goofy arrived so of course, we had to squish in one more character meet before we left.

I gave him the biggest hug and told him that I would see him soon.

I can’t wait to go back to Disneyland Paris and meet more characters. Have you ever been before? Who was your fave character meet?

April Goals

Back when I used to write on my old blog, I would write this style of post all the time. I think it’s fun to set goals and sharing them with other’s is an extra boost to actually accomplish them.

April is a great month because it’s Simon’s birthday so we will be celebrating by spending the day in Liverpool, doing some shopping and eating ALL THE FOOD!

Get Back Into Using My BuJo

I love journalling. I haven’t actually touched my bullet journal for a while though as my depression has sort of taken over and I don’t have the motivation to do much. This is something that I want to change though. I want to push myself to get more creative again.

Sort Out All My Plushies

If you didn’t already know, Simon and I collect plushies. We have around 500 in total (possibly more) and it’s getting to the point that they are taking over. We have some on the sofa, some on the bed and some in storage. I want to get them under control and find then all a nice home.

Prewrite Some Blog Posts

At the moment, all my posts are being written and posted on the same day. I need to get back into the blogging game and actually have some post for when I’m not around or if I’m in a slump.

Spend Some Quality Time With Simon

As I mentioned, it’s Simon’s birthday in April. I want to make it special for him so we are getting a cake, heading shopping and he will probably buy another build-a-bear while we are in Liverpool. We are also going out for a meal together so that should be lovely!

What are your goals for the month of April?

A-Z Of Me

I realised recently that since starting this new blog, I haven’t properly introduced myself yet. So, I thought, what better than an A-Z of me post!

Autumn. My favourite season.

Blogging. A hobby and hopefully my future career.

Coca-cola. I was once addicted to the stuff.

Disneyland Paris. I am a huge fan of Disney and have been to DLP twice now with my third trip booked already.

Eleanor. This is my name for those of you who didn’t know.

Friends. I don’t have any real life friends but I do have plenty of internet friends who are completely fabulous.

Geek. Just me.

Home. My favourite place.

Inpatient. I am rubbish at waiting for things. I love everything to happen straight away as I hate waiting.

Japan. My dream travel destination.

Kawaii. I love anything cute.

Llamas. Aren’t they adorable?!

Mental illness. A thing that I struggle with daily.

Naps. Something that I wish I had more time for.

Organisation. I love planner and storage boxes and anything that you can use to keep things organised.

Pastels. My favourite kind of colours.

Quiet. You probably wouldn’t know this but when you first meet me, I’m very quiet and shy.

Rain. I love watching the rain from inside my nice, warm home.

Simon. My favourite person!

Traveling. My favourite thing to do.

Underwater. I love being underwater. Swimming is one of my favourite things to do. I just love how quiet and relaxing it is.

Vlogger. I love documenting my life on YouTube.

Witchcraft. I find witchcraft so interesting.

X-Rays. I’ve had way too many of these in my life since I always seem to have something wrong with me.

Yellow. Pastel yellow is one of my favourite colours.

Zoo. I am a member of Chester Zoo and really enjoy going.