Delilah & the wandering panty-liner

If there was an award for the most random blog title, that would be it right?

On Friday I went out, out-out, on the sauce and necking Prosecco like a boss.  I’d just survived a day in London and despite the fact that I was due on, devoid of any deodorant therefore smelling like a sewer and looking scruffy AF I wanted to go out and enjoy myself. Continue reading “Delilah & the wandering panty-liner”

CaseApp – win a personalised phone or tablet case!

I’m terrible with phones and tablets – the amount of times I lose them down the back of the sofa, the car or my handbag is unreal so I love finding lovely cases that protect my devices.

I came across CaseApp one day while looking for Christmas presents and was super excited to be able to review a couple of their products. Continue reading “CaseApp – win a personalised phone or tablet case!”

Pass the Prosecco Please is 1!

A year ago today I became a blogger!

And what a year it’s been.

This blog may just look like a bunch of (often badly written) articles on various different things, but it’s grown into a huge part of my life.

I’ve pushed my own social boundaries and attended events. I’ve met lots of lovely people, and have even made some blog buddies.

I’ve reached out and helped people who have felt how I’ve felt; and other people have reached out and helped me.

I found myself recently thinking about where I am and the direction my blog is heading in; and it made me read back over my first few posts.

I needed someone to talk to. I needed somewhere to vent and I wanted to be able to reach out and help people while helping myself.

I thought no one would ever read my blog. I thought no one would ever be interested or understand.

And here I am – pushing 5,000 followers on Twitter, 1,000 on Instagram and a handful on Facebook.

I’ve made friends with bloggers, who help me more than they will ever know – the support and encouragement is overwhelming.

I’ve made friends with non-bloggers – people who have heard of me or found me by chance.

There have been negatives – I’ve had nasty comments from other bloggers and I’ve had my fair share of trolls. In all honestly, the negativity has made me stronger and I couldn’t really give a shit.

I pushed myself to my limits and took myself off to London, alone, and came home with a huge sense of pride (and a new iPhone).

And most of all I’ve been able to indulge my love of writing – I’ve got a few things in the pipeline that I never imagined would be possible, and blogging has given me the confidence to do those things.

So, Happy Birthday Pass the Prosecco Please – totally not just a blog, you’ve changed my life. And a huge thank you to my beautiful followers and fellow bloggers who have laughed, cried and got pissed with me.

Cheers!

X

I’m not Insta-ready… do I care?

I feel like this is coming from an angry place and I don’t know why – but I want to talk about Instagram and why it winds me up so much.

The premise of Insta is simple; post a square photo, chuck in some hashtags and people will like and comment on your posts.  Simple right? Continue reading “I’m not Insta-ready… do I care?”

iPhone 8/8 Plus & iOS 11

Last week I was invited up to London to check out the latest iPhones along with Apple’s brand new iOS 11.

I currently have an iPhone 6 and it’s slow and frustrating; I’m always a few years decades behind everyone else but I have loved Apple products since I bought my first iPod Mini years ago. Continue reading “iPhone 8/8 Plus & iOS 11”

It’s my favourite time of the year

I bloody love September.  It’s my favourite month for the simple reason that there is so much to look forward to and it makes me happy.

I often wonder if I’m a seasonal depressive – the presence of screaming school children and hot weather in the summer holidays always pisses me off. Continue reading “It’s my favourite time of the year”

A letter to my blog(I’ve not lost the plot, promise)

My darling blog,

It’s your long lost mum here.  I’m so sorry I’ve neglected you – I’ve lost my way in the blogging world and it’s taken a near breakdown and a lot of stress to realise how much I love you and how much I miss the simple times.

Remember back in December when you were newborn?  I would sit and write whatever filled my head and there was no pressure.  We used to connect and I could tell you everything.

I could and would sit for hours and write whatever came out, and we created some masterpieces together.

Every Thursday and Friday I was so proud and excited to show you off in link-ups; and together we connected with other mums and dads and blog-babies and made friends.

But I lost my way.  People wanted to pay mummy to write for them and to publish sponsored posts on you.

Mummy greedily loved the money and the free shit and forgot the reason she started you.

You became a chore and I didn’t enjoy you anymore.  We fell out of love.

I started you, my darling Pass the Prosecco Please, as a place to vent my innermost thoughts and feelings and to do what I have always loved and enjoyed – writing.

I’ve become lost in a world of sponsored posts, statistics, SEO, and labels, and this is not who we are.

So, darling blog.  We are going back to basics.

Gone are the statistics and pressure.  No more freebies, reviews, sponsored posts.

We are going back to raw, unfiltered writing, and connecting with others across social media.

We are going to remember why we started this – and we are going back to it.

Lots of love,

Lisa x

Author/fatty/freelancer/mum/wife/arse-wiper

Motivacelet

I’m a sucker for Instagram shopping and I love to discover new and exciting things to try – much to the dismay of my bank balance.

I came across Motivacelet a little while back and love the idea- bracelets to count weight loss that are subtle but so pretty and you can use for a number of things.


It’s such a simple concept – you choose a bracelet and add counters per unit of weight you lose, and it can be your little secret or shown off to the world as you lose weight.


You don’t have to use it just for weight – why not count inches, centimetres, or anything you like.

I am pleased to say I have one of the beautiful Active bangles to give away to one lucky person – please see below to enter and good luck!

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