Results Day and Future Plans | CharlotteBehappy




Since I shared my GCSE Results two years, I thought I would also share my A Level results too, as well as update you on my future plans.
I have also started a youtube channel, and I have a view talking about my results here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li4-wAugOPY


The Hassle Free Travel Packing Guide for Men [Guest Post] | CharlotteBehappy





It might be fair to say that most men don’t particularly enjoy the prospect of having to pack. Seemingly choosing to take care of every other important task before finding that somehow, the days have dwindled down into hours and now departure time is alarmingly close. But we do it, begrudgingly throwing a random assortment of things into our suitcase with only the vaguest notion of whether we’ll need them at all. Travelling for business? Shirt and tie. Meeting up with the in-laws? Again, shirt and tie? You get the point..

Throughout my many years of travelling triumphs and disasters I’ve learned that if you do indeed fail to prepare, then you may as well prepare to fail. Save the headache (and quite possibly additional expense) and put in a little time beforehand to ensure that your trip is smooth sailing from here on out.

This easy to follow guide will see you on your way from travel amateur to pro in no time. 



 


Holland Park | CharlotteBehappy






On my blog I love to show free places in London that maybe you would never have visited. Okay, Holland Park is well known to quite a few people but it's not a typical tourist spot.
Holland Park station is further west than Oxford Circus, and it's on the central line. Holland Park is home to a few little spots, like Kyoto Gardens which I've photographed, as well as Dutch gardens and an open opera theatre. The terrain is like that of a forest and most parts so would be muddy on a rainy day.
There's also areas for children to play as well as toilets and a cafe. The park is situated in a very posh area, like that of Notting Hill.
It's a beautiful park that's quite different from other ones in London like Hyde park. Although it's further out, there's a lot more trees providing shades and cover (depending on the weather). I'd definitely recommend a trip out there and click to see more photos.


Pockets of Mindfulness | CharlotteBehappy




Although many of us are on holiday, the end of exams doesn't mean everything becomes fine and dandy. I find myself even now getting overwhelmed and stressed for many reasons (moving to university isn't particularly easy). I thought I'd compile a little list of some self care and mindful things you can do. For me, they're important and despite how simple they are, I have to make a conscious effort to do these things. Let me know what you think, and comment if you have any of your own ideas.

Thames Barrier Park | CharlotteBehappy




I love London but it's very easy to find yourself a) always going to the same places (Westfield, Camden, Oxford Street) or b) feeling as if you've gone pretty much everywhere. I have my top 10 favourite places to visit in London post here. I'm always keen on finding new free places in London I haven't been before. Today I visited the Thames Barrier Reef and the park that surrounds it. You can access it from the DLR and it's right outside the station Pontoon Dock (on the way to city airport). I went here once on a school trip and there used to be fountains where lots of kids would play when it's hot but today there was just a lone skateboarder. It's still a really nice park and I thought I'd share some pictures with you.



Leaving School Thoughts | CharlotteBehappy




Hello everyone, I hope you're well.
If you weren't already aware, I've been pretty absent on this blog for a while, mostly because I've been doing my A levels which are pretty important exams some people sit at 18 which mark the end of formal education. As of the 27th of June, I've now officially left school and I am now awaiting my results before going to university in October.
I thought today I would just reflect on my A level experience and the last two years as w whole.



Five Quick Style Tips for Men (Guest Post) | CharlotteBehappy




Five quick style tips for men out there
There are few things that you can change about yourself, so surely women out there will notice you more and your companions will treat you better. Following are some of the quick tips that all men should follow and upgrade their style. Have a look at them:

Millennial Style Guide (Guest Post) | CharlotteBehappy




A while ago I had a guest post by a woman called Tracey Clayton which you can find here. Here's she's returned with another post, so enjoy! If you're interested in guest posting/collaboration, email me here: charlottebehappy@yahoo.co.uk
Millennial Style Guide: How to Look Your Best This Spring
Several months ago, during the most important fashion weeks, designers presented their spring collections and set the trends for the upcoming season. The spring is almost here so now is the perfect time to see which trends will stick around, especially when it comes to millennial fashion. Known as the generation who doesn't like to be told what to wear, like, or do, millennials are particularly picky when it comes to dressing. However, it turns out that certain trends are too adorable to be ditched, so here's how to look your best this spring.
Think pink
Two shades of pink dominated the fashion scene and imposed themselves as the colors for the spring of 2017 – one is ballet slippers blush-like pink and the other one is electric pink that brings the '90s fashion back to the scene. What's so special about it, you might ask? Well, for starters, it doesn't have that girly or feminine vibe pink is usually associated with. On the contrary – it's much more popular in boyish clothing, such as sweatshirts, and combined with not-so-girly materials, such as leather and faux leather. Find a bomber jacket or backpack in either of these shades and you'll surely turn some heads this spring.

Top 10 Favourite Places in London | CharlotteBehappy




Today I thought I'd thought I'd share some of my absolute favourite places to go in London. I've done my best to include travel information that would be useful, but usually I know this places by heart and I'm not the most knowledgable with roads and directions etc (so Google maps may be slightly more reliable).
You might see a recurring theme here of parks and outside places. Everywhere is free to visit, but obviously you've got to eat. This isn't the post for you if you're looking for museums and galleries, but it is for you if you want amazing views and beautiful places to go. The list isn't in any order, so here we go.

1. Primrose Hill/Camden/Regent's Park
Camden is probably the one place that we've all heard of and know as being 'cool'. Camden Town and market is all very nice (although expensive for a market). The houses around are beautiful, so it's well worth talking a walk around them and going to Primrose Hill. Primrose Hill is quite a small park compared to other ones on this list but there's a large hill which is definitely worth the trek. At the top are beautiful views of London, where you can see the BT tower, King's Cross St Pancras, the London Eye, the Shard and more. It's one of my favourite views in such a beautiful area. You can also see London Zoo, located in Regent's Park and it's easy to walk to it (and you can also see a few animals). Regent's Park is a massive park that has an open air theatre and beautiful well-kept areas with loads of flowers and fountains. To get to Primrose Hill, you can take the Northern Line to Chalk Farm or Camden Town and walk. Regent's Park can be reached by Regent's Park station (Bakerloo line) or from a walk from Camden.

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Cambridge | CharlotteBehappy




So a few weeks ago, I had the chance to visit Cambridge.
I thought I'd share a few snaps from my visit as well as let you know some of the places we visited.

So we got a 9:00am train from Liverpool Street to the city centre. It was a pretty quick journey, and we arrived in about an hour. We then walked to the city centre which wasn't too far.
The first place we walked past was the Polar Museum at the Scott Polar Research Institute (where lectures were actually going on). This was a small museum with artefacts and art depicting different expeditions to the North and South Pole.
We then visited the Fitzwilliam Museum which is essentially the British museum of Cambridge. It has tonnes of art from ancient times as well as a few bits from various other time periods.
We then walked around the town centre, visited from Churches and Cathedrals, looked at the historic colleges (although we weren't allowed access to them), walked up the river past some punters, and found some food to eat.
We also visited a small museum called the Whipple Museum. This was a museum which documented the history of Science, and famous inventions which led to discoveries and advancements in the Scientific field.
 

Finally, we visited the Cambridge Botanic Gardens. This was no Kew (which I visited earlier this year - see here) but it was still beautiful and had some nice sites to see.
After that we sat in a Costa waiting for our train home.

Ultimate Guide to Winter Hair Care (guest post) | CharlotteBehappy




So recently a lovely woman got in touch with me about writing a guest post. It's pretty self explanatory who she is and so on down below. If you're interested in writing for this blog, get in touch with me via charlottebehappy@yahoo.co.uk or contact me through my social media which can be found here. So enjoy this post and leave any comments down below!x

Ultimate Guide for Winter Hair Care

Just like during summer, our hair can get super damaged during winter months as well. For many people, hair care is an absolute enigma. Some don’t even know which products to use for which purposes and end up having their hair totally ruined. Knowing all that, who in the world could catch up with all that face routines, clothing trends, and hair routines? Not to mention, they change every season. After reading this article, you will hopefully understand that taking care of your hair is a piece of cake. 




LUSH: Demos + Reviews | CharlotteBehappy




Hello, 
So today I thought I'd share with you a review of some Lush bath bombs and show some photos of what they look like. I know some of these are Christmas ones (so sorry I didn't get this up earlier) but then I'm sure you can buy these on eBay and also I love looking at these kinds of photos. So here we go...

Never Mind the Ballistics

Ear Piercing Experience (Claire's) | CharlotteBehappy




Back in October I got my ears pierced (yes at 17 years of age).
I originally wanted to get my ears pierced at a Jeweller's but apparently they don't do that anymore. The only other options that I could see was either a proper piercings place or Claire's. I was advised to go to Claire's as they would use a piercing gun there which would be less painful and quicker, as opposed to a needle.



Kew Gardens | CharlotteBehappy




Hello,
So yesterday I took a trip all the way across London to Kew Gardens. At the moment, because the weather is all wintry and cold, tickets are only £8 which is about half price (usually they're around the £15 mark). So despite some initial rain, it made for a really pleasant day out with my boyfriend and I'm just going to share some snaps with you.