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Minnies | Cuddly Day at home

Thursday, 25 February 2016


Ever have those days or even weeks which are just not going right for you?
That is this week for me!

Solution: Creme eggs (which I've been have craving of), YouTube, and guinea pigs!
A little snippet from not too long ago!
As a little up date, Bambi officially know the trick "spin", she is such a clever little girl!
It is also very adorable when she does it!

I wonder what I can teach my other princess Belle now?

Work Experience

Saturday, 20 February 2016


I have had quite a large range of experience over time and it's fair to say that I have learnt quite a bit along the way. I still remember the first place I ever went and it was at a hairdressers...I was washing this woman's hair and she made a complaint about me saying I didn't rub her head hard enough...haha! (she was really mean about it!) Ooops... 
Here are a few places that I have been too and places I am still at now!

The Farm
Previously, a good few posts back actually..!

I wrote about my first day at a farm I was at... that only lasted like 2 weeks!

I forgot to mention that in August I started my new work at a farm much more closer by. It is no where near as fun and challenging but its a place where I have gotten to know people and I feel more comfortable in the environment I'm in. I go there every Sunday for as many hours as I choose to help out a bit here and there, my main tasks include cleaning up after the animals, grooming animals (including guinea pigs!), cleaning out the areas the animals are in and being friendly and helpful to incoming visitors.

If you are looking into working with farm animals, don't be afraid to get will get very muddy very quickly and you will at some point end up touching poop... yup! I also recommend you to get a very good pair of wellies, but I really love walking in wellies they are the best so I don't really mind wearing them!

It is a nice experience to have, I particularly enjoy seeing the little baby lambs that have recently been born, they're ultra cute. I'm sure if you are considering this as an idea for some experience you should go for it, it's a very hands-on on job but it's particularly nice in the summer! 

Veterinary Surgery
This week I went to a vets near by where Gareth lives so I stayed at his for the entire time and it was great! The vets I went to was very dated and would be really good if they upgraded the interior a little. I did very long hours there: 8am-6pm
The first day was really interesting! I learnt the basics of how they use the x-rays and the health and safety procedures behind it.
The whole week I got to go into the consultation room with the nurse and watch how they took blood samples and I was allowed in the operating rooms too which was really fascinating!

I got to use my skills and knowledge of restraint on animals including the use of crush cages (its not as bad as it sounds!) and I got the opportunity to weigh the animals.

The vets had their own kennels and cattery there where the animals are kept to recover. Simple tasks such as mopping up, making tea and wiping down table tops were what I was allowed to help out with, although on the fourth day I was allowed to give a doggy a bath in their dog grooming room, this was so much fun I really enjoyed it! 

It's not about what you do at placements, its about what you learn from it! I learnt so much during my week there, make sure you ask lots of questions and you could even ask at the end if they can provide you with any additional information sheets that can help you with your studies (if you want to go into veterinary like I do). 

Unfortunately no photos from this job, but I did get them a very nice thank you card!
Pet Shop
 I don't want to say too much about this! I have been there for a good few months now and I work here on Saturday 9am-5pm.

My main tasks are to clean the shop and sort out displays, feed the animals and clean out the areas they are kept, I bag up saw dust and hay that gets sold and I price tag things.
The only issue was that it didn't breach health and safety regulations and the way the animals were kept wasn't exactly the nicest but I very much enjoyed my time there doing the other tasks... the 27th February will be my last day there :)

For a first time Saturday job I would highly recommend a little shop job such as this one, there are always things to be doing and you will always gain experience from it.


Over and out!

hehe, this hasn't been the most interesting post in the world, but it's a little log in my life of what I spend most of my time doing! (Apart from my course).
I am still very much up for a giggle though, 

what is the most embarrassing thing that has happened that has happened to you at your work place?
(tell me below in the comments section!)

Ciao! xxx

♥ The Best Valentines Day! ♥ 2016

Sunday, 14 February 2016



One of my favourite days of the year! 
Gareth came over with these beautiful roses this morning, I love him so very much I truly am so lucky to have him in my life.

Gareth (Mr.T) had set up this amazing surprise!
It made me cry happy tears! (Ms.B is my nickname from him)

As some of you may know from my Sherwood Forest blog, Gareth's mum is very good with arts and crafts, specialising in Wooden Items. Gareth designed a beautiful infinity spoon with G & A carved into it. I will forever keep it, it may literally be the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for me. Ever. It is kept in the wooden treasure box above.

We went to a lovely restaurant for our valentines day meal. The food was so yummy!.

He is so handsome 

What did you guys do for Valentines Day?

Ciao xxx

Minnies | Sweet tooth

Friday, 12 February 2016

Today it is my dad's birthday- Happy Birthday!

A lot of chocolatey goodness and sweet cakes were involved today!
(despite it being on a girly, flower cake stand) he really enjoyed the cupcakes that I had made!

They are lemon fairy cakes with a lemony-tasting butter cream icing, I ran out of lemon zest though for sprinkling on top which is a shame- but they are still really nice!

I really enjoy baking little treats, I want to make some muffins or brownies next time maybe.

Any recipes you recommend?

1 Year with Belle & Bambi!

Monday, 8 February 2016


They started out as little balls of fluff and now they are even bigger balls of fluff!
Today is their FIRST anniversary

We got them on the 8th February last year at 6 months old (that makes them a year and 6 months old) and we have loved them ever since. They are so fun, loving, playful, cuddly and all things great! 

(The candle was removed straight after the photo was taken)
 Last year I had been wanting guineas for a long while! I did all my research and we purchased their outdoor hutch and indoor house with everything we would ever need.

We looked at the adoption section where I spotted these two girlies and wanted them straight away!
I still remember the first time I held them so they could get used to me and also the moment we brought them home in the little carriers and I think I literally cried!

I remember thinking how perfect they are!

Ever since we brought them into our home, they have been very very spoilt.
My parents love them to pieces, as well as Gareth I. They always give everyone kisses and cuddles.

They get veggies both in the morning and evening, they're always clean and well groomed, have their own toys, and they get floor time (in the summer we let them have grass time too!)
There has even been blog posts that I have shared about taking them to the park which they loved which you can go back and read!

It's been such a good year!!! I'm so proud to have them in my life and it makes me super happy to be apart of theirs... they know me and they completely trust me.
They are not just pets, they are apart of our family.

Do you have piggies? If so send me snapshots! I'd love to see!

Ciao xxx

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