Bunnypudding and the Summer Sabbatical

Et voila, She returns! The blogger that no one has missed. Except you, Mum, thanks for sticking with me. Anyho, the not-quite-self-imposed-but kinda-works-as-a “Summer sabbatical” is done. Summer is also done. Eurgh, where does the bloody time go? I’d only just managed to attend one free PT session in a valiant attempt to get my summer body sorted before summer is already bloody over. Proves my point, leave that shiz to instagram fitspo people and that one perfect girl in the office who we all know wakes up to bird song and has woodland animals help her get dressed. Let their 8 packs glisten in the sun. The rest of us should focus on retaining a fully maintained human body with a leaning toward emergency “winter body” settings if required. Winter is coming after all.

Why the blogging break? I just needed a bit of time away for the internet – I don’t mean cold turkey *shudders and clutches laptop close*

 

 

I work as a Digital PR and in marketing so the internet literally became my life and I needed to take a break from my 15.6  inch screen (I’m packing, yo!) in my spare time and go out into the world. Turns out going out into the world, whilst undoubtedly fun, can still be stumped by the siren call of a good book. So I have found I have managed to remove a few books from the top of my reading pile (albeit, adding more during that process, ahem) and I may have potentially eaten more cheese than one would consider sensible. Who that one person is, I don’t wanna know. They don’t sound like my kinda person.

 

 

This reading malarkey has really helped me get all inspired so hopefully, this will be the season of more positive changes, creative ones. I also intend on completing a digital book group project so I will reveal more about that little number soon, but recommendations for things to read, no matter how random they are, most welcomed!

 

Finally, I’m also in the process of quitting smoking – which is easier said than done, trust me, and I chronicle (snort, replace “Chronicle” with “ramble on about”) my switching from smoking to vaping adventure over on the Vape AYR blog. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll begin to contemplate sandwiches on a whole new level but I won’t give too many spoilers away!

Just a quick chat up but let’s catch up soon, yeah? I’ve miss ya’ll.

 

Beauty <3

Hello BBz,

I saw this and had to share it. It really touched my heart. I think those that have contacted me recently will understand the sentiment. We are all beautiful, fabulous creatures. Now please, fly my pretties and go get ’em!

 

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I only made a muffaduking gif

Hello Darlings!,

 Anyone who has been reading this blog for a while (Mwah! <3) will know that I adore a Gif. Love ’em…Want to marry them and set up a little farmstead with the cats, kinda love them. Therefore, you will understand my absolute delight, my sheer glee, at the thought that I have just made my very own Gif.

This may be one of the greatest moments of my life. I don’t care what you think. It’s on par with the time I had a perfect cup of tea in Sixth form. It was the perfect drinking temperature and it worth the bollocking I got in form when I was late – turns out “having the best cup of tea of your life” isn’t a good enough reason to be late for form, or the fact that it’s held in a room on the fourth floor, pft! I think we both know who was correct in that argument.

Now, excuse my gifs beauty (Anyone else a huge DragRace fan? – We so need to talk about this) ….I am happy to present my Gif. I can’t claim anything ownership of the images or people but I pasted some text over it because I am an artist and this is what creative people do on a Friday evening.

 

Et Voila!

 

You’re welcome.

If you want to make your own I recommend going to giphy and using their editor. It’s literally internet magic, or if you’re old enough, rather like a better version of Microsoft “paint”.

Now please, let me know what else you are getting up this weekend. I myself will be making more “Art”. Now fly, fly my pretties and throw digital shade with this beautiful gif:  http://gph.to/2qnY5Hu

 

Birthdays, ahoy!

So it’s been my Birthday this fortnight and I am of course dealing with this aging malarkey really well. My liver, not so much, but it needs to stop moaning. I am fortunate enough to have a group of very close gal pals living here in London from back home (Home being more of an “experience” rather than a “place” –  Stoke – on – Trent.) We love to make any excuse to go for piss-up and my Birthday was a perfect reason to pop a prosecco evening into the social calendar and this time as an extra treat, the Mothership also made an appearance. She drank us under the table. Like Mama, like daughter.

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Me and the gals. I appear to have shrunk in this picture. 

 

It really is wonderful to have four people who know me better than anyone and therefore, have all my dirty secrets tucked away in mental files in their wonderfully complex brains under the category “Never reveal to anyone – she has too much dirt on you too” just a mini jaunt away. It’s good for the soul.

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I can only hold my model pose for so long.

I share a Birthday week with one of my oldest partners in crime, so naturally, all five of us continued to spend the week celebrating, as of course two birthdays means double the effort is required socially.

This is fun and super fabulous as it happens but afterwards, I am left with the depressing thought that now the party is over, and sadly it’s now time for my annual “Let’s get healthy!” period.  Eugh! This is where I attempt to stop eating pies and drinking larger and try to find my inner fitness gurus (Yes Gurus, they have to tag team as it’s a hard job). Thus far, I have started hula hopping again in front of the TV. It’s all about strengthening your core after all.

Health kick in mind, I suppose it is for the best that Greggs wouldn’t give me a chicken bake for my Birthday, but remember kids, it’s aways worth asking!

 

If you want to enjoy more of my exciting social footprints, please feel free to socially stalk me. I’ve been told more than once that I give good social. I’m inclined to agree.

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Actual footage of me at the gym. 

I’m sure I am not the only one doing health kick, so I have to ask  – do any of you manage to stick it out – if so, how?! Seriously, I wanna know!

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Ps. I also have some fabulous news which will be coming in my next post…but safe to say I had the best Birthday gift ever this year! Xx

 

 

 

 

 

Bunnypudding does Digital PR

Super quick update as I have a few long winded posts I will make live in the next week but I just wanted to share a few bits and bobs with you. Some of you may know that I work in digital marketing and digital PR. As it is a bit of a niche subject I go to the trouble of discussing what digital PR actually is over on the Drum website, because I like to teach people and most of all, I adore the sound of my own voice – even if it is just people reading the article in my voice.

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I also pop up one of their Vox pop discussions about how much control we should give influencers in our influencer marketing efforts. You know me, always available to give an opinion so I was happy to do it. Delightfully, the amount of messages I’ve received following this article has been fabulous, albeit mostly people asking me what hair dye I use.

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I am a natural orange thank you very much.

Let me know your thoughts and questions below BBz as I adore feedback and it makes me feel special and important. If you need more of me in your life – and why the devil not? You can, of course, follow me socially on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and for more professional endeavours you can follow me here.

Love, Love BP.

 

Bunnypudding does exercise for charity

Hello BBz,

So I have decided that this year I will try to do more charitable things. I found that I had become someone who allowed myself to let “life get in the way” so often that I hadn’t actually done as much positive endeavours in my recent “life” as one would feel necessary. Unsure where to begin I started with the most instant thing I could think of – Sponsoring a little girl via https://plan-uk.org/sponsor-a-child

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For £20 a month I get to sponsor a little girl called Anma and support her access to heath care and education. It literally took me 10 minutes to sign up and to be honest, I’d almost forgotten I’d done it when I received my welcome pack with a picture of her and information about her life. It was a very odd feeling and I highly recommend doing it if you have a few spare pounds. I received my first letter from her charity worker this week and I am looking forward to sending one back. A very happy letter correspondence indeed….oh there is a History, Ahoy! in that subject I think!

I’ve also made the mistake (big mistake, huge) of being overly confident and agreeing to suffer immensely take part in the Shelter Vertical Rush challenge on 9th March. This is also the day before my Birthday so I am hoping that rather than Birthday presents, I get a few sponsors to compensate for the fact that I am dreading it.

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I am certainly going to have to start fundraising as its 4 weeks away, so any creative fundraising ideas are welcomed. I am willing to try anything once! Living in London you really do see homeless first hand and I walk post people sleeping on the street in Central London in tents every day. It breaks my heart that there are still situation like this in the country, but every little helps as you can see below. I just need to get myself down to the gym to exercise, otherwise I can imagine myself being carried up by the rest of my team (sorry in advance peeps!) 16426106_1074813472664199_4473458262739919456_n

Have any of you done anything charity related of late? If so I want to know, especially how you managed to keep going when it training….I am so weak when it comes to going to gym, Sob!

Love, love, always

Bp Xx

Travel Ponderings.

Hello my beautiful BBz,

2016 was a fabulous year for me in terms of travel. I made sure to any accept any chance of going abroad whenever the offers arose. Some reasons I even made up myself, such as Girlie holidays, work jolly’s, birthday treats, un-birthday treats, the fact that it was April – you name it, I found an excuse to book a plane ticket (Albeit super cheap ones, which also means I am not the biggest Easy jet or Ryan air fan when it comes to service)

It’s so easy to find excuses to put off booking things, so I settled on a game plan where I would try to make my holidays stretch without interrupting work and conjoin them with weekends and bank holidays as often as I could so I could have optimal time away without too much professional impact. I know lots of us have jobs where things move so fast you don’t want to be taking a fortnight off and coming back to chaos, it’s situations like that which almost feel like the holiday isn’t worth it. I personally, also find it better to have things to look forward in the Months ahead so I keep hyper focused.

This year I managed to visit several destinations, but as I am having photo uploading issues (yes, still) I’ve popped a few Instagram snaps below to give you taste until I get the actual scenic shots on here.

Germany 

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Strasbourg

Here I am walking into new adventures with my eyes shut as usual. Taken at a local service station on the German/France border. Me and the boy drive so much we have decided to start a blog that reviews them all. I am not even joking. We’ve started a paper list and everything.

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Munich 

We went over Christmas and it was one of the most magical experiences of my life. We got to live in a winter wonderland and drink mulled wine and eat meat with crackling constantly. It was the best. The Bavarian’s know how to live man. They really do. I’m rather partial to a pair of lederhosen now as well. Not stop, Oktoberfest. It’s gonna happen people.

France

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In Rimes in France on Christmas Eve. It was a magical evening in the market. I’d literally just tripped over in excitement as I ran to that giant flower pot. What isn’t pictured is the crowd of french people laughing at me.

 

Spain 

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In Barcelona with the Squad for our birthdays. Such a fabulous City. Here we found love.  Here we discovered the selfie stick.

Italy

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Here I am in Rome. Just minding m own business pulling poses in a public street. What about it?

*not my best angle. I do actually have a chin.

Netherlands

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Amsterdam

Me with “Nigel”, who happened to be a giant penis chair in the “Sex museum” in Amsterdam. Safe to say I cropped the picture just in case any of you are at work but check out the full pic on my Instagram. I didn’t learn much but I saw a lot of porn which for a Museum is pretty damn fabulous. Great day out for all ages.

These pictures are from my Instagram my handle being @bunnypuddin if you want to be a good fellow and socially follow me.

 

I managed to pick up some great travel tips so I will make sure to list them in separate posts for each destination.  I am blessed with a partner in crime who loves to feel like a local when he travels so we use public transport and drive when we can, to get the most out of our travel experiences and save money doing it…Which is great for us as we need to fund our vino consumption.

I haven’t got a hit list yet this year but I am really considering Asia as the Boy hasn’t been there yet and my ultimate dream, to see the Northern lights. If anyone knows of any fabulous sites where I can get some deals I would be most thankful.  Also, where are you lot hopping off to? Let me know below as I’d love to get inspired and go somewhere completely unexpected.

Mwah!

Love, love

Bp X