What To Do In Winter


Yep, that is an obvious one for me to suggest, But there is nothing better to do when it’s cold. Snuggle up under a heap of blankets and read your favourite novel or one you have never read.

Memorise a passage

It is important for us to memorise passages from the bible so that is written in our hearts. Colossians 2:6-7 says “ So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” So if the Lord’s word is written on our hearts, we are being built up in him, with reminders of what he has done for us and what he wants us to do, so that we may one day become fully mature in Christ. And if it’s raining (or snowing if you live somewhere cool), if you are stuck inside, think about and remember what the Lord has done for you and overflow with thankfulness.

Do some yoga

Not an extremely intense exercise, but calm and somewhat relaxing. Very easy to do inside and is gentle enough to warm you up but not make you sweat too much. I enjoy the child’s pose, seated mountain pose, Cobra, and standing forward fold.

Draw or paint

Get creative whether, watercolour painting, scrapbooking or typography, it is always fun to create something that will always be counted as art no matter how horrible you think it looks.

Learn a song or an instrument

Spend that time you can’t spend outside learning something that maybe you’ll be able to play outside in Summer. extend your musical knowledge and skill on an instrument you know/or don’t know how to play.

I hope this was helpful for everyone who is living in Winter and if you’re living in Summer right now I hope I’ve prepared you with some things to do once the Summer is over.

– Tamsyn

Q & A

I  asked you guys a couple of weeks ago for some questions I could answer on this Q&A, and I want to thank everyone who responded.

What is a book you would never want to read again?

Some of the books I have had to read in my English class have been pretty bad, but I generally pick what I’ve heard to be good books and read them. So I can’t pick one book I don’t think, I find if I read anything in the contemporary genre I can’t read it again. It’s not that those books are bad it’s just once I finish them I don’t feel compelled to read it again or want a sequel to that particular book. So any contemporary book, I just don’t read again.

What is the longest time it has ever taken you to read a book?

To be completely honest when I finish a really good book sometimes I fall into a reading slump. That slump can mean it’ll take me 2 months to read a book or not even finish a book. So depending on the slump it can take me a long time to read books.

What genre of book do you prefer and enjoy to read most?

Fantasy. I love getting lost in worlds that authors have created. It is awesome to read and know that God has given that author the imagination and skilled thinking to create a whole world and creatures. I also love Historical Fiction Because it’s like time traveling to a place in the past, and living in that time while reading that book.

If you read one book over and over again, what book would you choose?

My favourite book ‘Waterfall’ by Lisa T Bergren definitely. I’ve read it 7 or 8 times. So that would be the obvious choice. ‘Waterfall’ is the first book in the ‘River of Time’ series, that also happens to be my favourite series. This book is  Historical Fiction set in Italy just before the Black Plague. Completely recommend This and These books they are my favourites. ❤️

You can find Lisa T Bergren’s books here.

Read my book review on her book ‘Season of Wonder’ here.

What is your favourite Bible passage and why?

My favourite bible passage is Romans 5:1-11, It’s titled Peace and Hope. I love this passage because it highlights clearly what the gospel is. If anyone asked me what they should look at to learn about the gospel I would say this passage. Verse 8 is a popular verse in this passage and sums up even shorter the gospel; But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. The passage is easy to understand, blunt and truthful, It’s my ‘go to’ passage.

What are your top 4 favourite songs right now?

  • ‘That Green Gentleman’ – Panic! At The Disco
  • ‘Bird’ – Billie Martin
  • ‘What Do I Know’ -Ed Sheeran
  • ‘Lover of the Light’ – Mumford and Sons

I hope you enjoyed this Q&A,

– Tamsyn

Planner update!

I like to think that I’m creative and God has given me at least a smattering artisticness (pretty sure that isn’t a word but anyway…) so I have decided to do up my planner. If my planner is more inviting to my eye, I believe that I’ll make the most out of it and it will become an escape setting it up weekly. It’s really relaxing so I hope I can inspire you to do something similar. So this is how I do it.Processed with VSCO with g3 preset

  1. I go on to Pinterest and look up an aesthetic, so this week I looked up pastel purple aesthetic as you can see.  ☞
  2. Collect some pictures, print them out.
  3. Position the pictures and stick them in.
  4. Put in things I need to know for the week ahead.
  5. Draw some little pictures (I like drawing simple things like flowers, stars, and dots).
  6. The during the week I will add in little journal things, as well as write in to-do lists for the weekend.*

*Sometimes I’ll also add in some good Bible verses, as it helps me reflect on God’s word every time I look at my planner.

– Tamsyn

“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Psalm 37:4

What I wear in Autumn

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So with both outfits, jeans or fake, jean tights as I am wearing in the picture, are my go to’s for Autumn and winter. They are just great because they are warm and cover your legs completely. Anyway, for this first outfit, I have my jeans, boots and my coat.

I love this coat so, so much, it is so oversized and it is made from llama wool which means it is so, so warm. The print on the fabric (there are llamas) combined with the so rustic buttons is just adorable.

underneath the coat, I am just wearing a plain long sleeve shirt because the coat already is the star of my outfit

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For the second outfit, I just have the jeans again and the long sleeve shirt but then I pop pattern with the blouse. Then to finish it off I am wearing my Sanuks. This outfit is great for the warmer days in Autumn because it’s not too hot and if it’s too cold you can just put a coat on.

The blouse is great in Summer and Spring as well Autumn because you can just wear it on its own as a swimsuit cover up or just with some shorts. I bought this at a market and I recommend if you want something you can wear all year, try and look for something you can layer up or layer down.

– Tamsyn


Beauty and Me

Just going to tell you all how I keep my beauty, beautiful. My whole makeup pallet.

Here it goes:

I don’t wear makeup at all, (hang on, does lip balm count as makeup?) I don’t think I need it. I don’t get my eyebrows done, I don’t wax the stray hairs. I can’t be bothered to try and be someone ‘beautiful’, well beautiful according to the media, I think I am beautiful how I am.

I don’t have a problem with people wearing makeup I just think they have no reason to believe they aren’t beautiful without it. I want to thrive to be a person, an inspiration just as I am, just as I look. people can judge me but it won’t matter to me.

I am as beautiful, you are beautiful and we are all beautiful in our own way because we were all made different. I want to encourage everyone to embrace their beautiful, we should start a trend or something like #embraceyourbeautiful.

Anyway, I hope maybe I’ve inspired some of you. God bless, God, made you beautiful.

– Tamsyn

Autumn Thoughts

I’m so excited that Autumn is finally here, It has to be my favourite season because, well, everything. I love the cool air, the rain (means more reading time), Leaves fall from trees, snuggly jumpers and blankets, warm and cool colours mixed together etc.

I think it would be awesome if I had no assignments during Autumn but alas the world isn’t perfect. I think that everything is just ten times more awesome in Autumn than in any other season and no my birthday is not in Autumn, so I am not biased.

Please let me know in the comments below what your favourite thig about Autumn is because I would love to know.

– Tamsyn

You How I keep Life Organised

I cannot keep my whole life organised, sometimes life gets you and hits you with something spontaneous. But the stuff I can control, I tend to plan. Why? because I don’t really like spontaneous things to happen. Like a pop quiz, a spontaneous outing, I like to know what’s happening and when. To know these things I have two books.

Personal Planner

I got this planner from Typo. I use this for everything but school work or school things. I really like the gold ‘2017’ and the blue watercolour background.
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So to organise my planner I categorise things into two sections, events and tasks. For events, before I write done the event I draw a circle. And for tasks, I do the same but instead of a circle I draw a square, this is so I can draw a cross in the square once the task is done at or a line straight through to say that the task is cancelled.


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School Planner

My second book is, of course, my school planner. This is just a random lined notebook I found in my house I think it’s a good size (18.5 x 24.5cm) because I can fit all the info I need into it but It isn’t too big and bulky. On the front I have hot glued some postage stamps on to give it a bit of character.


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This is how I work it. Each month I will do a monthly outlook, where I can write in all the assignments I have that month, then I have a page to a week where I can put in all my homework for that week and what I learnt in classes. Writing done what I learnt each week, I think, is really helpful when exams come round because then you know what you need to study and it’s easy to find.
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So those are the two books I use to organise and plan, but ultimately I’m never going to know anything I just need to rely on my Heavenly Father to look after me and plan my life story.

Next year I think I will try a bullet journal and put my school work in with my personal events and then I will only have one book.

I hope you enjoy this post that’s a bit different than usual, please like if you would like to see more posts like this!

– Tamsyn