Hello there, and welcome to another Post Comment Love. I've spent this week catching up with myself again after a couple of busy days in Kufstein and Munich. I had a brilliant time, enjoyed fantastic hospitality and had the most fantastic factory tour learning so much about lawnmowers, seeing the elastic properties of metal with my own eyes. And yes, you did just read that right, and it was so, so interesting.
The people I've told about it so far look at me incredulously when I get to that bit, but it was interesting. I've shared a couple of posts from the trip already, and will share the factory tour one shortly. And I hope you'll realise just how interesting it was and what great companies Stihl and Viking are.
My picture this week is perhaps an unusual one, but it's the pattern I like. It's a simple drain cover surrounded by cobbles and covered in snow, taken at the Fortress in Kufstein were we ate the most fantastic meal Thursday evening. So fantastic in fact that for me, breakfast Friday morning just didn't happen as there just wasn't any need for more food!
Blogger Showcase: Rachel from Beauty and the Bird
1. Who are you?
I'm Rachel and I run Beauty and the Bird - a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog which I started in my uni summer holidays in 2013. Since then I have fallen in love with blogging and managing my own little space online.
2. How did you discover blogs/blogging?
I actually discovered blogs through searching for product reviews and ending up on other bloggers' websites. I also used to watch a lot of YouTube all the time, which inspired me to want to create something of my own - so I created Beauty and the Bird.
3. Why did you start blogging?
I've always loved writing and creating my own projects, so blogging seemed like the perfect thing to do.
4. What do you find most challenging?
I find it quite challenging to put up content when life gets really busy - whether that's at work or home. Scheduling is key.
5. What is your favourite topic to write about?
Definitely beauty, although lately I've enjoyed writing the odd personal blog post. I also love writing about fashion, travel and wellbeing.
6. Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals?
I mostly blog for fun however I'd love to carry on growing my blog - you never know where things might go!
7. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
I love having ownership of my blog - having full control and decided what I want to write about, how I want to go about promoting it and experimenting with new things. I also love the writing aspect of it and the photography!
8. Have you ever attended a blogging conference and if so, what did you think?
I've attended a few blogger events but no conferences yet - I'd love to attend a blogging conference in the near future!
9. What are your three best posts?
- Do you really need an expensive DSLR for blogging?
- Blue summer ombre OOTD
- The ultimate pamper night on a budget
10. Describe yourself in 3 words
Ambitious, loves food ;)
11. Are you a tea and biscuits or coffee and cake type of person?
Tea and biscuits, definitely!
12. What's your idea of the perfect night out?
Going out for a meal or the cinema :)
13. Your perfect night in?
Having a pamper night, complete with a gorgeous Lush bath, a face mask and some comfy PJs!
14. What would your best friend/OH/mum/kids say is your best quality?
Probably that I am kind and love helping others and making others happy :)
Thanks Rachel, it's lovely to know more about you. If you'd like to feature in a future Bloggers Showcase then please get in touch with either Morgan or me.
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