10 reasons why you should visit the para athletics world championships 

For the first time ever World Para Atheltics Championships are being held in London. Here are 10 reasons why you should go!

1. Be a part of history – the number of tickets sold to this games is thought to have outsold the previous 5 world championships proving that following the 2012 Olympics, London really does do it best 

2. You get to see one of countries newest football stadiums – granted if you went to a West ham game you’d get to do this anyway but if football isn’t your thing it’s still a magnificent stadium to visit and so hugely important to London’s Olympic legacy.

3. It’s easy to get to. Stratford is on both the jubilee and central lines as well as the DLR meaning it’s super easy to get to and quick it also has great bus links and is even connected to TFL rail.

4. You’ll get to see some super star athletes – team GB are absolutely smashing these championships and we’re currently second in the medal table  (go cheer them on, we might get first)! With so many great athletes you’re guaranteed to see some GB medals no matter which session you attend.

5. Tickets are cheap. And I mean really cheap. For over 3 hours worth of action tickets start at £10 and just in case you’re worried that that means being up in the rafters here’s the view from our  £10 seats

6. See world records be broken – who doesn’t want to be able to say “I was there when xxx broke the world record” it’s so astounding to see what these athletes are achieving and how close some are to even beating their able-bodied counterparts. It’s also really heartwarming to see how many athletes are smashing PBs at these championships.

7. You’ll learn a lot. Before each event they have a little infographic explaining what the disability category means so you’ll be able to tell your T11s from your F34s in no time.

8. It’ll make you really appreciative of your life – I said it on Twitter recently but nothing humbles me more than para sport. To even begin to imagine what these people have been through and to be going out there and achieving what they are, channel 4 (the official Para sport broadcaster) really do say it best when they say they’re superhumans.

9. You’ll have fun – there’s loads of great food outlets all around the Olympic stadium and the atmosphere inside is incredible they even play upbeat songs between events to keep you bouncing so get ready to sing along to some of your favourite hits.

10. You’ll get to explore the Olympic park – get there early enough and there is so much more to see. The Olympic park itself is magnificent, take a peek in the aquatics centre, stroll along the canae or be a big kid on the various climbing frames. It is such a fantastic ode to London 2012. See if you can beat Greg Rutherford’s gold-winning long jump distance or remind yourself just what was achieved on Super Saturday. As if that wasn’t enough you could even take in the views from the top of the Orbit before sliding all the way down in the giant helter-skelter-esque slide.

Tickets are currently available for all remaining sessions right up until the final sessions on Sunday 23rd July. Purchase by visiting http://www.london2017athletics.com/worldparaathleticschampionships

NG x

Northern Girl on… my body image story – update 3

Can you believe a whole other month has passed since my last body update? So what’s happened since?

  1. I went on holiday to Majorca for a weekend and wore a bikini
  2. I went out in crop top and jeans
  3. I haven’t weighed myself since 
  4. I’ve started a new fitness regime

My new favourite outfit – out for drinks in London

    Safe to say it feels like this month I have taken huge steps to improving my mental health. Majorca was a big factor in that. I didn’t feel fat in my bikini and I was going out in size 6 dresses! The group I was with was just the most amazing group of people and I never once felt uncomfortable or self conscious and I literally came back like a new person. I am so much happier in myself and it’s reflecting in all aspects of my life. My relationship is stronger and my health is much improved, I barely have half of my IBS pains (proof it is emotion related)!

    The day after I’d got back from Majorca I’d completely forgotten it was my first HIIT class session with “Divas with Dumbbells” – more on that later – and I have to say I’m hooked. Your first 2 classes are free which is incredible but after that not only are the classes super affordable but the amazing girls who run the sessions also create for you a personal nutrition plan, homework to help you with your goals and take your measurements to help you see your progress. Me and tom have also started playing tennis again so I’m really working on my fitness in time for Cyprus  (40 days to go).

    I’m hoping that with the right nutrition plan and fitness regime I can get myself to a state where I am ultimately fit and healthy but also happy with myself and feel like I deserve the slightly unhealthy treats. Thanks to a Twitter poll I’m running a food and fitness diary this week so it’s certainly helping me make conscious food choices.

    It’s safe to say this time last month was a huge struggle but now, it couldn’t be more different. I can barely even remember what my weight was that I was so unhappy about and long may this continue!

    NG x

    Northern Girl on… Fitness and sport

    I decide to seize moving to London as an
    opportunity to get my fitness in slightly better shape. I have danced for as long as I can remember and took up skiing about a year ago but my actual fitness was far from great and I decided now was time to change that. 2017 has been my first real year of ‘fitness goals’ there’s the typical weight loss (15lb in total following a far from perfect diet) but this year having taken up running – more on that later – my goal is also to run my first official 10K.

    If you’d have told me 6 months ago I was going to catch ‘the bug’ I’d have laughed at you. I have never been the runner or the fitness fanatic, I’ve always admired those people who get up at the crack of dawn and run through wind and rain but extra sleep/warmth has always been my preference. I’m still not sure if it’s London that’s done this to me or the fact that I used to live between two huge hills, maybe both, but my evenings are now filled with lycra, Nike free runs and the Thames path. As a Northern girl it perhaps helps that running is free! So here are some of my top tips for keeping fit in The Capital without expensive gym membership fees.

    Running Tips:

    New to running? – Try free apps such as Couch to 5k / 10k (available in the App
    Store/Google Play)

    love these apps! I’m currently using couch to 10K, it aims to get you 10K ready in 14 weeks based on 3 work outs a week using proven interval techniques to increase your fitness. The app tells you when to alternate between walking and running for optimal results. I also like to pair this with GPS tracking apps so I can see the map of my route; my favourite is Under Armour’s Map my Run.

    Get the right gear – A money saving blog telling you to spend money seems somewhat counterintuitive, but there is nothing more motivating than new clothes or feeling comfortable in your work out gear. The best thing is you don’t even need to spend a lot of money. Sports Direct have some amazing sales on their Karrimor range at the minute, I’ve just picked up a neon pink long sleeve running T-shirt for £5.25 and the high street is going crazy for fitness gear with the likes of Primark, M&S and even Boohoo.com releasing fitness ranges there is something for everyone. I am lusting after the Oasis x Pineapple Dance Studio collection.

    My new £5 bargain top featuring my £25 trainers

    Shoe size smaller than a 6? – Try out the junior ranges

    If you’re a keen runner already and training for marathons, this one probably isn’t for you but if you’re new to the sport and not ready to commit to expensive, custom fit shoes always try the junior sections for your running trainers. In the looks department they are virtually like for like, spec they are perhaps slightly lower but I’ve been buying my trainers in the junior section for years and I have found them to always be perfect and there are huge savings to be had! I got my first pair of Nike trainers for £25, the adult equivalent were £90!!!!

    Struggle to motivate yourself? – See what’s going on in your neighbourhood

    My local community are really active and have a dedicated Facebook group for fitness activities including HIIT classes, yoga, SUP yoga etc.  It’s also a great way to meet like-minded people and find running buddies. See if your local area offers something similar or start your own! Goodgym.org are also great to give you a little more motivation on your run, they are organised runs throughout different London Boroughs that combine exercise with giving back and helping the local community – get fit and do good! London is great for water sports and the docklands sailing centre near Canary Wharf regularly offer discounted taster sessions for sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Check them out on Facebook for more info.

    Giving yoga a try at a local yoga class

    Or if running isn’t for you…

    • Shop around for classes – Seriously. It’s no secret that this City is crazy expensive and if like me you get a kick out of dance classes; shop around. When I first moved here I was being quoted £90 for an hour dance class, £22 for a weekly group class but with various research I was able to find somewhere offering Ballroom dance classes at £7 per week – the exact same price I was paying back up North.

    • Home workouts – My boss swears by a home kettle bell work out and zumba and YouTube is full of them and others. Simply stream then straight into your living room (or preferred work out location) and away you go. 

    • Groupon – THEY HAVE EVERYTHING – From monthly gym passes, to spin classes, aerial hoop aerobics sessions, yoga, Pilates, martial arts and rock climbing. You name it, Groupon probably have it (and if they don’t it obviously isn’t worth having)the offers are incredible (5 spin classes for £15 being a personal fave) andit’s an amazing opportunity to try out new and exciting things without a hugefinancial commitment. You never know, you might find out that all that energywasted on a treadmill was a lot better suited for an aerial hoop!

    • Team sports – Look out for local tennis clubs, netball teams, touch rugby teams. Whatever you’re into you’d be surprised at just what you can find on offer. The LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) have a great website that shows you all of their accredited centres and some even have a book a court feature. The ‘This Girl Can’ campaign by Sport England also has loads of information about what’s going on and is available to you.

    • Check you’re not missing out on exclusive Gym offers – Residents of Southwark can get access to gyms for free within that Borough or failing that, see if your work can offer discounted schemes to access gyms in the way of salary sacrifices/corporate discounts etc. If your work are signed up to ‘Gym Flex’ there are savings of up to 40% per month to be made and you don’t pay NI on your monthly salary sacrifice scheme. Look if your local gym offers a free ‘trial’ month, just be certain to read the T’s and C’s. Most may offer your first month free but only after they have tied you into a contract, totally the opposite of productive if Virgin have already tied you into a £250 a month membership (not exaggerated.) 

    • Love Cycling? – Santander Cycles – I love Boris bikes. I think the concept is genius, they are cheap, easy to use and they are everywhere. Download the app, register your card and get access to a code instantly. I also love the way you can see where around you has bikes available/docking stations free. A lot of London’s parks do allow cyclists such as Hyde Park and Victoria Park so you can avoid the hellish roads. One of our favourite routes is to pick up a bike at Limehouse, take the canal path up to Victoria Park then up to the Olympic Park and on a Sunday – with good timings – it will only cost you £2.

    • Take up golf – London has so many great driving ranges which makes golf a much more social event. From top golf out in Chigwell where you turn your driving range experience into various different target hitting games to the range at the o2 in North Greenwich they’re a great place to hit with friends for some light sport and alcohol! 

    What are your favourite ways to work out? NG x

    The liebster award

    A huge thank you to Yella from yeallahawk.com for inviting me to do my first ever blogger tag post! I got asked some great questions which you can see the answers to below but first, the rules of the tag.

    • Thank the person for tagging you
    • Answer their questions 
    • Tag between 5-11 other bloggers 
    • Give them 5-11 questions
    • Let them know they’ve been tagged

    What would the perfect Sunday morning look like to you? It would have to start with waffles from The Green Cafe in Greenwich. I’ve almost spoilt myself as the first place we’ve lived in London is walking distance to Greenwich. Then I’d probably have to wander round the clock tower vintage market before picking up a Pimms and fresh lemonade from Greenwich market.


    What’s your all time favourite book?
    Oh this is so hard! I go through so many phases with book genres that I’m obsessed with (right now its psychological thrillers) but the book I probably always come back to is The Great Gatsby. Ironically when I studied it for my AS levels I actually hated it but as I began to understand the sub stories and complexities it gripped me and I probably go back to it every year and come away remembering something new each time.

    What’s your biggest goal in life? Probably just being happy? Obviously I have different goals for all aspects of my life from blog to career to body image but those are all relative compared to just having a happy healthy life with my family.

    What do you love most about your blog? The fact that it gives me a purpose to get out and explore interesting and different pockets of London. And that it introduced me to the blogging community where I feel like I’ve established some genuine friendships that are only going to flourish.

    Who inspired you recently? This is really difficult.I sometimes think I’m inspired without really realising it. To be honest some of the deep conversations me and Tom have really get me thinking about myself and my life and can often spur blog ideas so he inspires me a lot and makes me challenge my own thought process.

    What advice would you give someone who wants to start blogging? Go for it! Honestly don’t ever look back. Do what suits you and join blog chats as often as you can!

    What’s your favourite cocktail? Hands down an espresso martini. I’m a little bit of a caffeine addict so it’s just my absolute dream in a glass. It also helps that you can get them for free in London from with the help of Drinki App!

    I’ll be tagging my bloggers ball blog squad:

    Chloe from imjustagirl16.co.uk

    Kirsty from thevioletblonde.com

    Chloe from chloealicelily.co.uk

    Lauren from mylifeaslauren1993

    Chloe from simplychlo.co.uk

    Here are your questions girls! 

    1. What’s your ultimate pet hate?
    2. What’s your favourite animal ?
    3. What would be your death row meal?
    4. Where’s your favourite city ?
    5. If you could choose only one to use what would it be? Twitter/Instagram/Facebook?
    6. What’s your favourite cuisine?
    7. Least favourite household chore?
    8. If you’ve ever been to London what’s your favourite thing about it?
    9. What’s your ultimate blogging tip?
    10. Who’s your favourite blogger (big or small)?
    11. And finally, what’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

    Northern Girl on… Joan Collins lash treatment

    When I went to The Bloggers Hub Summer Penthouse Party they had the dreamiest giftbag and in it was the beautiful Joan Collins lash treatment. It recommends continual use for at least 30 days so I decided to give it a try throughout June.

    The Product
    It’s like a clear mascara that you apply on an evening before bed to help grow and enhance your natural lashes. The outer packaging itself suggests that with use you will feel like you no longer need to wear false lashes. It’s so unbelieveably easy to apply and the second you apply it you see an instant lift in your lashes. Its definitely worth applying it on an evening as suggested, there were the odd mornings where I tried to apply it just so I kept up with it and it definitely made applying my mascara more difficult as it simply hadn’t had time to soak in.

    Before and after, instant lash lift

    The packaging
    Beautiful. It feels so classy and upmarket and the perfect look for sonething to stamp Joan Collins’ name on it. I love the entire feel of the Joan Collins cosmetics range for it’s packaging.


    The results

    Whilst the application showed an instant lift it certainly didn’t continue in the morning. I dont parricularly have small lashes anyway and with a bit of care on their own they can curl up to my brows, making false lash application actually really difficult, so maybe it’s aimed at people who need more lash lift than I do. At around day 30 the only thing I had noticed is that when applying my mascara my lashes were definitely thicker but this almost caused more issues as it made them clump together more. Overall i’m disappointed so far, I’m going to try and persevere with it for another month but if the results are the same I’ll be donating it to my sister (who does wear false lashes frequently)

    Have you tried anything from the Joan Collins range? Let me know your thoughts!

    NG x

    The Northern Girl’s money diaries – Week 7 with Abigail

    Hi my name is Abigail, I am 20 years old and I am currently a student. I am currently coming to the end of my undergraduate Psychology degree and I am planning on starting a masters in September. I currently blog at overpeachchic.com, which is mainly a lifestyle blog with a mix of book reviews and Disney posts. 

    Monthly expenditure 

    • Board – £125
    • Phone bill – £12
    • Subscriptions – £23.98
    • Travel – 46.80

    1. What does a typical week look like for you? 

    It varies to be honest. Whilst I was at university I was in two-three days a week. The thing about being a student is that often your week can change so you don’t always have the same things going on and because you don’t have regular money coming in, as you get your grants and loans periodically, you have to really budget in travel costs and food costs. 

    2. What are your usual guilty spends, what can’t you resist buying over and over?

    In honesty, I’ve never been the type of person to spend money on things I’ve considered unnecessary but recently I’ve been a sucker for buying clothes from forever 21. I don’t know what it is but I just have an obsession.

    3. What’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought? 

    Probably a phone as my current phone cost me around £125. 

    4. Are you saving for anything in particular at the moment? 

    Unfortunately, I don’t have any savings at the moment. However, I am hoping to get a job or even if I go on to do a masters I will be able to start saving some money so me and my boyfriend can get our own place.

    5. If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would go out and buy? 

    I would probably buy a piece of land so I could build my dream home. I’ve always loved the idea of building my own home and I would make sure that it was big enough for a family and my mum so she wouldn’t have to worry about paying rent.

    6. If money was no object what would be your dream travel destination?

    I would love to do a tour around the 50 states! 

    7. What’s the best money advice/tip you’ve ever received? 

    I honestly don’t recall anyone giving me money advice but I always learnt from my mum to be a savvy shopper and to look for the best deals. 

    Thanks Abigail for your involvement, if you’d like to be featured in my money diaries series leave me a comment and I’ll send you the template!

    NG x 

    Northern Girl’s Money Diaries – Week 6 with Steph

    Hi everyone. My name is Steph and I am a 24 year old Lifestyle Blogger at Steph’s World (www.stephsworld.com). I have been blogging now for over a year about anything Lifestyle, Monthly Favourites, Beauty, Theatre and Days Out Ideas. I wish that I was a Full-Time Blogger, but in fact I am a Full-Time Administrator at a University and Blogger on the evenings and weekends.

    Monthly Expenditure

    • Rent/Mortgage = £0 – I live at home still, so I am very lucky not to be spending money on rent or a mortgage.
    • Credit Cards – Whatever I spend that month
    • Loans – My student loan for University costs be around £20 a month
    • Savings – I am currently saving for a house with my Boyfriend and have the help-to-buy isa
    • Mobile Phone – My phone bill costs me £12.50 a month\Contact Lenses – I am not blessed with 20/20 vision unfortunately, so Contact Lenses cost me a whopping £15 per month!
    • Socialising & Leisure – Depending on whether there is an event I want to go to or not this fluctuates. Usually in a month I will take a trip to the Everyman Cinema (about £28 for 2 people) and will go out with friends for a meal at least 3 times (costing about £30 each time). I also love to go to the Theatre which may cost anywhere between £20-£50.

    1. What does a typical week look like for you? 

    A typical week for me is quite the same each week. I work at a University in the admin department from 8:30am-5pm which is very close to the City Centre. On the way to work I usually stop off to grab food and drink (£2) and then I try to take my lunch with me into work, but when I fail that usually costs me about £5 for either some food from the canteen or some kind of fast food from the City.  As I work so close to the City, I find that my lunchtime walks lead me into the shops which means money gets spent a lot quicker.

    2. What are your usual guilty spends, what can’t you resist buying over and over?

    If you have read my blog before, you will already know this; if not though, my guilty spends are on Lipsticks and Lip Products. I just cannot help myself!

    3. What’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought? 

    I think it has to be my Macbook. I love it so much, but it did cost over £1000! I think it is brilliant for blogging though and I wouldn’t be without it. I also got NUS discount and a free pair of Beats headphones, so I think I had a good bargain in fact.

    4. Are you saving for anything in particular at the moment?

    As I said earlier I am saving for a house at the moment. I wouldn’t say it is going fantastically at the moment, but I do save £200 into my isa every month so I am very happy with that.

    5. If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would go out and buy? 

    This is so difficult! I think it would have to be a house as that would be perfect. I would also love to be able to pay off my parent’s mortgage though as they have helped me so much over the years.  Other things I would buy are: a new camera, a puppy, a new wardrobe of clothes, 1000 shoes, lots of lipsticks and lots of makeup.

    6. If money was no object what would be your dream travel destination? 

    I would love to do a year-long cruise around the world, going to see lots of amazing places. If I could only choose one place though, it would have to be Bora Bora. It is just so perfect!

    7. What’s the best money advice/tip you’ve ever received? 

    This is a really difficult one. My parents have always taught me to be careful with my money. I always look out for deals, buy in bulk where I can and search for voucher codes online as well as using Topcashback or Quidco to save a little money. One example of this is with my phone contract – I went through Topcashback, received £45 cash and also got £40 worth of Amazon Vouchers in time for Christmas! Shop savvy and look around for the best deals! It really does pay off.

    Thanks for taking part! If you’d like to be featured in one of my money diaries please leave me a comment and I’ll contact you with the template. You can also catch up with the rest in this series below!

    NG x

    Northern Girl Reviews… RCX nails

    If you’ve read my recent beauty buys post then you’ll have seen that I recently picked myself up a couple of amazing nail polishes from RCX nails and I absolutely adore them!

    Who are RCX nails?

    They are an independent company set up by Rachel manufacturing/creating stunning indie polish by hand and best of all? Completely cruelty free. Rachel does all the hard work from creating, bottling, labelling, naming and distributing so they really are handcrafted with love!

    What are the polishes like?

    They’re a very creamy consistency that come with a fantastic, standard/wide applicator making application an absolute doddle. I’ve also found that they last longer than other  high street brands which is incredible. The colours are completely true to how they look on the website but if you needed anymore convincing you can check out their instagram feed (and get completely entrance by the #pourn videos)! I opted for a stunning holographic silver called quicksilver and a lush pale blue called sky and sea.

    The stunning quicksilver

    Where can I buy?

    They are currently available here and are £3 each plus postage. Rachel is super friendly and super responsive to messages if you have any questions. She also has a lot in the works and is constantly coming up with new creations.

    The dreamy sky and sea

    You can find all of RCX on social media here:

    NG x

     

    Northern Girl on… My body image story – update 2 

    Having shared my initial story and my update I’ve decided to try and update monthly. I find writing about my story therapeutic for myself and it still surprises me just how little people know/understand about eating disorders.

    My last update was a much more positive one than my initial cry for help but unfortunately it hasn’t stayed that way. I recently shared a post on my Instagram of me feeling fantastic having been able to run in just a sports bra and leggings for the first time ever! Fast forward a week and that little, dark, eating disorder voice kicked in. I couldn’t even stand to look at it anymore, all I could see was what was wrong with my body. Coincidentally those feelings started the exact same day I got weighed for the first time in months.

    It was a dark, deep spiral and it was one of my lowest points in recent times. I didn’t see a way out. I was crying and obsessing and beating myself up.  It was horrible and I couldn’t explain it to Tom. I stand by that it’s one of the hardest things to explain or deal with. I sometimes feel that at least with other mental illnesses you can empathise to a certain degree but with eating disorders unless you’ve experienced it you simply don’t know. There are so many common misconceptions. I cannot stress enough that just because someone doesn’t starve themselves or make themselves sick does not mean that they aren’t suffering – it runs so much deeper than that.

    I was back to being obsessive. I mean I am/was at the heaviest I’ve ever been. Ever. I didn’t feel any different in myself from a week ago and my clothes didn’t fit me any differently but thise two numbers on the scale completely changed my opinion of myself. It felt like climbing a wall to the top only to lose my footing on the final step and fall straight back to the bottom. My body confidence had once again been shattered and I was back to my closed up self. I wanted to start running 3 times a day. I wanted to get rid of every unhealthy item of food in the flat. I wanted to get back to my tiny 8st self. It’s almost as if I don’t recognise myself until I’m at that weight. At least that’s what I thought.

    I’m some kind of warped/backwards logic I decided to try on some of my bikinis from a couple of years ago. If you’ve seen my post on my Half-year goals you’ll know that being in a bikini this year is quite a big deal to me. With only 3 weeks to go until my first break I had a panic they wouldn’t fit so I dug them out of the back of my wardrobe, tried them on and looked in the mirror. Low and behold they fit perfectly.

    There are always going to be bits that I wish were different but with minor changes to my diet and fitness regime they will get there. I quickly realised that my issues are nothing to do with how I see myself. I love my body. I’ve been blessed with a near perfect hourglass figure and likened to a Kardashian (what’s not to love)! Instead my issues come from what I create in my head based on the numbers on the scale. To me that number 8 is magic even though realistically I know that it would mean losing what I love about myself today.

    So it’s an easy fix?  I wish it was. I wish it was as easy as just shaking my head and shaking the negative thoughts away. I think it will take a while to get those numbers out of my head. There are probably always going to be dark days where I can’t control my default emotion but hopefully I’ll never be too far away from a bikini and a mirror.

    NG x

    Northern Girl’s Money Diaries – week 5 with Chloe! 

    Hi I’m Chloe from www.simplychlo.co.uk. I’ve just turned 20 last month, I work as a Digital Marketer in a small business not far from where I live in Warwickshire. 

    Monthly Outgoings

    • Rent/Mortgage – £0
    • Bills – (Phone Bill £15)
    • Car insurance – £0 ( I paid mine off in full)
    • Car Lease – £133
    • Credit Cards – £0
    • Savings – £400
    • Subscriptions – ( Photoshop £8.57, Spotify £4.99 )
    • Socialising/Leisure – £100 on average throughout the month
    • Food – Roughly £50

       

      What does a typical week look like for you? – I work full time Monday – Friday every week. I usually spend Monday nights relaxing and catching up from the weekend, Tuesday nights I spend with my boyfriend, then I’m usually with friends or family the rest of the week. I like to spend my weekends with my boyfriend photographing and exploring new places.

      What are your usual guilty spends, what can’t you resist buying over and over? – I don’t think I have any, I’m pretty good at telling myself not to buy if I don’t NEED something, I will treat myself every now and then if it’s something I really want but I think I’m good at resisting buying unnecessary items.

    What’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought?  – My 2016 Grey Corsa, I started leasing this last September and I guess it counts because after a few years the car will be mine. Other than that probably my MacBook Air.

    Are you saving for anything in particular at the moment? –I always like to have money saved incase I have to pull money out for my car unexpectedly. I’m currently saving towards travelling and a mortgage, which is a while off but I think its good to start early

    .

    If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would go out and buy?  -Obviously it depends how much but I’d love to buy a house so I can move in with my boyfriend. We don’t want to rent and it would be so nice to just be able to buy a house out right.

    If money was no object what would be your dream travel destination? – It’s so hard to pick just one. I’ll go with America as I’d love to go over there and not be tight with money! I would probably spend a good few months out there
    exploring!

    What’s the best money advice/tip you’ve ever received?  – Not to be tight with it, once you start saving and it builds up it can be quite easy to focus on the number going up and forget to treat yourself and actually live. Saving is great for your future but you need to be able to say you’ve experienced things and had fun


    Thanks Chloe! If you’d like to get involved in my money diaries series, leave me a comment and I’ll email you the info.

    NG x