Creative Journaling

As you may know, I am a bullet journalist. In my previous update I showed you some of my bullet journal creations. I don’t do”creative journaling” as such so instead I’m going to share my version of “creative journaling” for 2017.


January Bullet Journal

The above photo is my January Memories page (“atgofion” being memories in Welsh). As you can see I add doodles as well as photos into the memories page. January saw me survive tax season, eldest had her 3rd birthday and a party at the Seaquarium, we saw The Tenderloins again and I celebrated my 33rd birthday.


February Bullet Journal

The above photo is one of my daily spreads. I don’t use a page per day so I try to use a two page spread for four days. I vary the look of the spread every so often. See March below for a different style but ultimately same layout.


March Bullet Journal

In March I was a bit more creative. The dragons were back in Caernarfon and it inspired a few dragon related spreads. My mood tracker was setup but I didn’t complete it. I think the mood tracker got a bit confusing for me as I can’t mark a day to a single mood.


April Bullet Journal

In April I started being a little more creative. I started doodling and adding more colours in and trying to experiment with different layouts. I’ve been doing some lettering. The “life in colour” was my first stab at lettering in the bullet journal. Turned out pretty well I think!


May Bullet Journal

In May I stepped up the creativeness a bit whilst just sticking to weekly layouts. May is my Guardians of the Galaxy month! I loved doodling the characters – I’m especially pleased with my Yondu spread. I still have a StarLord and Drax spread to do so give me a follow over on Instagram as no doubt I will be posting the spreads over there.

Planner Girls Collective

Please take a peek at other ladies in the Planner Girls Collective…

Kerry May Makes / The Stationery Geekette / Ugly Bug Plans

Do you do creative journaling?


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I'm Going To Blog On

It’s a little over a week until the first Blog On of the year! I did the Blog On Icebreaker post last year but here is this year’s version for all the new people who’re going!

Share a recent picture of you

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This photo is the most recent photo I have of me. It’s of the hubby and I on our most recent trip to the cinema (via McDonalds of course!)

Describe yourself in three words

Geek, stationery-addict, Mami

How long have you been blogging and what made you start?

Oh around 15 years or so. was first registered January 2003 but I was blogging on someone else’s server before that so it sounds about right. I started back in 2003 when the whole online trading card games kicked off. Ahh I miss those days!

What was the inspiration behind your blog name?

Back in 2003 an online friend referred to me as “Becster” and I just ran with it. 15 years on it’s still going strong!

What is the best thing to come from your blog so far?

The amazing friends I’ve made! Seriously who’d have thought that my little part of the web would’ve lead to getting to know some awesome people from all around the world!

Your most remembered thing from your childhood

Taid - my superman

Taid. Growing up Taid, was my main man! So many happy memories with him (and the dog!)

Something interesting you might not know about me is . . .

My first language is Welsh. I speak it everyday – with the girls, with family and at work. Both husband and I talk Welsh but we speak English to each other. It’s a weird thing… I tend to stick to the language I first speak to people even if that’s not their/my first language. It’s a habit I can’t break!

Which social media platform best describes your personality and why?

Twitter! It’s open and honest and there’s no filter!!

What is your happy song?

Guardians Inferno

Currently it’s the Guardians Inferno from the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie. This song is currently on repeat on my phone. It’s a shame it’s not a longer song though!

What is your favourite alcoholic drink

Ych! None!! I don’t drink alcohol at all.

What is your favourite cake?

Is ice bun a cake? I’m really into the ice buns at the moment!

What is your favourite takeaway dish?

Chinese is my takeaway of choice – chicken fried rice, curry sauce, chop suey roll and chips! Mmmmm

Where is your dream holiday destination and why?

Oh Australia is top of the list for me!

What would your superhero name be?

I just did one of the superhero name generator and apparently I would be Mrs Sunshine!

If you had a magical power, would you want to have and why?

Teleportation. I’m sick of travelling backwards and forwards to work! Being able to teleport would be awesome!

What one weapon would help you survive a zombie apocalypse?

A solar powered chainsaw… apparently there would be no electric and I need something to sever heads.

If you could send something into space, what would it be?

Peppa Pig – she can piss off into the vacuum that is space.

What would you have on your gravestone?

“Llonydd o’r diwedd” – peace at last.

You make headline news around the world in 2 years time… but for what reason?

“Blogger finally bursts after eating too much Morrisons veggie sushi”

If an EMP wiped out all mechanical forms of transport, how would you get to BlogOn?

My teleportation super power of course! Failing that then I best start walking… NOW!

Right then that’s me… I’m going to Blog On, are you?


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May Bucket List

I’m a bit late to the party this month seeing as we’re already mid way into May but it’s time for another monthly bucket list! Before I get into May Bucket List, let’s take a look at what I did for April.

April Completed Items

– Clear out all the shoes and coats from the red room
– Sort out my clothes – I’m going to be ruthless and apply my friend’s method of sorting clothes. If not worn in the last two years then it’s being thrown out!
– Get back into a blogging schedule
– Start tidying the garden ready for Summer!

By start tidying the garden what I actually mean is that someone has cut the grass. We still have the veggie patch to sort out.

May Bucket List

– Take dogs for a walk at once a week
– Sort out the cutlery drawer
– Sort out the rubbish on the DVD cabinets
– Tidy up the cables around the computer
– Sort out the veggie patch
– Catch up with the mountain of penpal letters! (Sorry I’m such a rubbish penpal!)
– Carry on with posting at least 3 blog posts per week!
– Finish categorising all the uncategorised blog posts (394 left to do!)
– Find someone to work on our eaves storage solution
– Get tickets for the new The Tenderloins tour!!  *

The main priority for me is trying to take the dogs for a walk. Poor little things haven’t seen anywhere but the garden for the last couple of months. I really have no excuse now since it’s lighter in the evening. The days are extending and I should be able to manage it!

(* by the time this post went live I had already managed this! Birmingham here we come!!)

What have you got on your May Bucket List


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Liked and Loved April 2017

Another month has gone so it’s time to look at what fab things happened during April. So here’s my Liked and Loved April 2017 edition!

Howdy Partner!

April 1st was my first official day as Partner in the accountancy firm where I work. It’s been a long six months of keeping quiet but finally I can talk about it! Everyone in the office knows now and I think it might have been a shock! But everyone seems to be happy and everyone has congratulated me. I must admit these flowers my Mam sent me made me cry!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2!

I’m actually super pleased with my doodle of Baby Groot #bulletjournal #babygroot #doodle

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There was one film I in 2017 that I was looking forward to more than anything and that was the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy. It did not disappoint!! Best film of the year for sure! Baby Groot is so cute and kickass! The soundtrack is awesome as well! I would suggest that you don’t listen to the soundtrack until you’ve seen the film but I can guarantee that you will LOVE the “Guardians Inferno” track.


April 1st was also the day of a blogger event – LIVBloggersIgnite – in Liverpool. It was a fun day out and nice to meet a few friendly faces again.

Donington Historic Festival

Donington Historic Festival 2017

Anca kindly invited me to Donington Historic Festival on April 30th. It was such a fun day out! Lots of fast cars racing, lots of noise from engnines and some awesome stunts! It’s got me interested in the Formula 1 again and I am itching to get to a race!

Meeting an Old Friend

An old friend of mine from London came up to Snowdonia and we met up for a nice lunch. He’s someone I met through blogging waaaay back in the day! I honestly can’t remember when we last saw each other but it was years ago in London. If I remember correctly he was dressed as Dracula as they were celebrating Halloween in the Lush store he worked at!

Nottingham Weekend

Lovely hotel we stayed at last night. #eastwoodhall #sunnyday #nottingham

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Hubby had a Warhammer tournament the second weekend in April. As it happened it was the 8th anniversary of our first date that weekend so the girls stayed with Nain & Taid and I went with him to Nottingham. Whilst he was at the tournament I went rollerblading and I got a lot of blogging done. We also went to the cinema and saw “Going In Style”. Good film!

Blogging Compliments

Who doesn’t love hearing good things about your blog right? I posted about a new shop in Pwllheli (Rigio) which happens to be owned by one of the other partners at work. So I openly admitted to him that I have a blog and he read through two months worth of posts and said it was great! Happy days!

Family Days Out

Picnic at Beaumaris Castle

There’s always family days out in every month but in April we took a trip to Beaumaris Castle and an Easter egg hunt at Llanberis Lake Railway.

Sorry for such a long post but there were a lot of good things in April! Let’s hope May is just as good!

How was your April?


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Llanberis Lake Railway

On Easter Monday we took the girls on an Easter egg hunt at Llanberis Lake Railway. After the epic fail that was trying to park at the council carpark, ended up parking at Snowdonia Mountain Railway carpark (where we could pay by phone!). A quick walk down to the Llanberis Station and we paid for a family ticket for the Llanberis Lake Railway.

(* the machine not accepting the new £1 coin and having £3 of the buggers to try and pay for £4 parking! See my YouTube rant!)

Llanberis Lake Railway

Llanberis Lake Railway

The Llanberis Lake Railway is a narrow gauge railway which takes you from Llanberis through to Penllyn via Gilfach Ddu (home of the Slate Museum). It’s a 5 mile stretch which takes you alongside Padarn Lake. It’s a lovely trip!

Easter Egg Hunt

Llanberis Lake Railway

For the Easter egg hunt we had to look out for 13 Easter eggs which had 3 letters on. We were to note down the letters and it would spell a phrase. Once that was worked out we had to hand the completed sheet back at the station in exchange for an Easter egg.

The map that came with the instructions detailed where each egg was to be found. What it meant is that we frantically looked at each “cross point” for an egg and scribbled down random letters. After finding all the eggs the letters had to be rearranged to say a phrase. It was pretty easy really – easy chocolate always a good plan!

Lunch at Gilfach Ddu

Llanberis Lake Railway

After going to the end of the line and back to Gilfach Ddu (the station at the Slate Museum) where we had lunch. We decided to walk back into the village from there. It’s a lovely walk and it takes you passed the Slate Museum. We didn’t go in but I did look through the gates at From Haul. Always feels like home to me. Also on the walk back to the car there’s AMAZING views like the one above. It’s a dark photo as it was a very overcast day but what you’re looking at is Peris Lake, to the left is the power station (Electric Mountain) and straight ahead under the clouds is Snowdon.

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Have you ever been on Llanberis Lake Railway? Are you fan of steam trains?

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