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Just bloom!

This week is just flying by! I’m feeling rather stressed at work at the moment so am very much looking forward to my Easter long weekend escape to the Cotswolds this Friday with a group of friends. We’ve rented a cottage for three nights in a small town near Oxford and will spend our days relaxing, going for walks, playing games and cooking and eating lots of food (especially CHOCOLATE!) Bring it on. For now just some quick mid-week motivation even though it’s technically past mid-week already as it is a only a four day week, wooohooo!

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Love this quote! Happy Hump Day :)
Have you got fun Easter plans that you’re looking forward to?

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Three rules of life

Just a quick mid-week motivational post from me today. Love these simple three rules of life! And luckily I actually don’t mind seeds in my watermelon ;)

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 Happy Hump Day. I hope you have a great day!

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That time of the week again! I can definitely be a bit of a play-it-safer at times so this quote reminds is a good reminder that even though maybe we often feel safer just being careful in life, and not really living it. That really our lives are made to be lived to the fullest, so it’s time to stop being afraid. Let’s not always play it safe, and let’s take risks, because the real adventure is in the high seas!

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“A ship in the harbour is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”
Happy Hump Day!

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Celebrate what you love!

People often ask me ‘do you write negative reviews on your blog’? And if you are a regular reader of Dutchess Roz you probably know the answer to this already being; not really! When I started this blog I made the conscious decision that I wanted it to be a positive experience, for myself and for my readers. Now this doesn’t mean that I would ever lie and write a positive review about a product or restaurant when I actually secretly hated it. No, it’s more that one of my philosophies in life is to “Celebrate what you love, rather than putting down what you hate!”

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On this blog I want to mainly share my positive experiences, for example; that beauty product I can’t get enough of, talking about an amazing restaurant I went to,  my travel stories, motivating quotes, or blogging about a delicious recipe I think you should try! Of course this doesn’t mean I never have negative experiences. Often I will try products that I am not that impressed with, or I’ve been to restaurants were I thought the food or service wasn’t great. But I just decide not to share those moments on here, because instead of putting things down, I prefer to share the positive and celebrate what I love!

I do pinky-promise that whatever I write on my blog is always my honest opinion! I have for example blogged before about certain products or places that I felt were over-hyped for what they were, but in general I tend to mainly share about what I truly enjoyed and loved. There are plenty of other beauty, food and lifestyle blogs out there that will give you more detailed reviews including negative reviews and I think that’s great, because I personally find them very helpful when deciding on products to buy or places to go. But this is just the way I am, I prefer to spread joy and positiveness! :)

What do you think of my ‘Celebrate what you love’ philosophy? Happy Hump Day!

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Why not be great?

I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already because I feel like I haven’t even fully recovered from the weekend yet! I actually had a fantastic weekend away with a group of friends in Jersey (one of the Channel Islands). The short trip was to celebrate my friend’s 30th birthday so it was quite the party weekend, which was definitely lots of fun but it does seem to take me a few days to recover! I’m getting old ;) Anyway being Wednesday, it means it is time again for some mid-week inspiration and I love this quote about having the power to change everything!

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“You get to make a choice. You can remake that choice every day, in fact. It’s never too late to choose optimism, to choose action, to choose happiness or excellence. The best thing is that it only takes a moment — just one second — to decide.

Before you finish this paragraph, you have the power to change everything that’s to come. And you can do that by asking yourself the one question that every organization and every individual needs to ask today: Why not be great?”~ Seth Godin.

Happy Hump Day!

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