Hello Freckles Superdry Autumn Season Outdoor Street Style
Seems like Autumn has well and truly arrived, so what better time to show you my new Superdry pieces?

10 Things To Do This Autumn

October 17, 2017 Sunderland, UK

Hello Freckles Superdry Autumn Season Outdoor Street Style
Seems like Autumn has well and truly arrived, so what better time to show you my new Superdry pieces?
Hello Freckles Getting over FOMO Blog Events Personal
Since going freelance in April and pushing the blog more (or trying to) I've enjoyed being more flexible with time. I can attend the last minute events, I can turn up to breakfast networking events and shuffle my schedule to suit others. I guess whilst I was working full time I had some FOMO and now I have more time, that feeling has gone away.

You'd probably expect that though, since how can I feel I'm missing out if I have all these opportunities? Well, it's not quite that simple actually. I turn down events (and I mean this in the most sincere way, no shade intended) and instead I seek out opportunities myself to try and offer an alternative view; something a little different. I find myself drifting from the local blogging community and maybe it's because I'm not filling my calendar with events, or maybe it's more than that. I actually feel closer to people who are further away from me and if that perplexes you, well you're not the only one.
Hello Freckles Getting over FOMO Blog Events Personal
Now let me set things straight here; I'm not sharing this for sympathy. In fact it's quite the opposite. I see so many bloggers burning themselves out trying to attend every event, to feature every new release and whilst I'm in no position to tell anyone what they should do, I just want to say it's okay to do something different. You don't have to force yourself to events every night of the week.

It's okay to do your own thing and it's normal to not get along with every person you ever meet. There's many bloggers I've met and formed friendships with; equally there are some who I clash with and some I've drifted from, but there's no hard feelings on my end to any of that. But it's something else to walk into a room and feel immediately unwelcome. Not a nice feeling. Cliques form everywhere; just look at the situation I was in at my last job, but it's a strange one when people you know and would usually have a quick chat with, act like you're a total stranger. I'll chat to anyone, enjoy meeting and speaking to new people but I absolutely cannot abide rudeness.

I guess this is partly the reason I'm distancing myself from events. That and the other reason being that I only want to attend events and write things that I would want to read myself, create content that excites me and pushes me creatively - whether that's addressing something more personal and putting myself out there, challenging opinions, or trying to do something different visually.  

Events can be tricky to write about and I'm not into drinking every night of the week so you won't see me falling out of the latest bar; I'd rather be tucked up with a cuppa in bed. No judgement if that's what you want to do, but it's just not my scene and since this is my place to share my thoughts, as well as the latest outfits I'm wearing, I felt like typing up something that hopefully 1, makes sense and 2, maybe resonates with some of you. 
Hello Freckles Getting over FOMO Blog Events Personal

Your value doesn't decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth. 


Worrying about missing out is normal and it's a feeling we'll all have from time to time, but instead of thinking about what other people are doing, focus on you and what you could do, what opportunities you could make for yourself. Whether that's reaching out to attend the next event if you're so keen, catching up with that friend who seems to be travelling everywhere and has stories to tell, or setting yourself a goal, working hard and showing yourself how capable you really are. Take a more positive approach.

Being selective with content is where I am right now and I think it's the best decision I've made in a while. It's time to do things for me, my own way and take Hello Freckles in a new direction.

What're your thoughts? Let me know what content you like best too!

Jumper - AllSaints / Rings - A mix of Thomas Sabo, Kate Spade and Accessorize
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Getting over FOMO

October 15, 2017

Hello Freckles Getting over FOMO Blog Events Personal
Since going freelance in April and pushing the blog more (or trying to) I've enjoyed being more flexible with time. I can attend the last minute events, I can turn up to breakfast networking events and shuffle my schedule to suit others. I guess whilst I was working full time I had some FOMO and now I have more time, that feeling has gone away.

You'd probably expect that though, since how can I feel I'm missing out if I have all these opportunities? Well, it's not quite that simple actually. I turn down events (and I mean this in the most sincere way, no shade intended) and instead I seek out opportunities myself to try and offer an alternative view; something a little different. I find myself drifting from the local blogging community and maybe it's because I'm not filling my calendar with events, or maybe it's more than that. I actually feel closer to people who are further away from me and if that perplexes you, well you're not the only one.
Hello Freckles Getting over FOMO Blog Events Personal
Now let me set things straight here; I'm not sharing this for sympathy. In fact it's quite the opposite. I see so many bloggers burning themselves out trying to attend every event, to feature every new release and whilst I'm in no position to tell anyone what they should do, I just want to say it's okay to do something different. You don't have to force yourself to events every night of the week.

It's okay to do your own thing and it's normal to not get along with every person you ever meet. There's many bloggers I've met and formed friendships with; equally there are some who I clash with and some I've drifted from, but there's no hard feelings on my end to any of that. But it's something else to walk into a room and feel immediately unwelcome. Not a nice feeling. Cliques form everywhere; just look at the situation I was in at my last job, but it's a strange one when people you know and would usually have a quick chat with, act like you're a total stranger. I'll chat to anyone, enjoy meeting and speaking to new people but I absolutely cannot abide rudeness.

I guess this is partly the reason I'm distancing myself from events. That and the other reason being that I only want to attend events and write things that I would want to read myself, create content that excites me and pushes me creatively - whether that's addressing something more personal and putting myself out there, challenging opinions, or trying to do something different visually.  

Events can be tricky to write about and I'm not into drinking every night of the week so you won't see me falling out of the latest bar; I'd rather be tucked up with a cuppa in bed. No judgement if that's what you want to do, but it's just not my scene and since this is my place to share my thoughts, as well as the latest outfits I'm wearing, I felt like typing up something that hopefully 1, makes sense and 2, maybe resonates with some of you. 
Hello Freckles Getting over FOMO Blog Events Personal

Your value doesn't decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth. 


Worrying about missing out is normal and it's a feeling we'll all have from time to time, but instead of thinking about what other people are doing, focus on you and what you could do, what opportunities you could make for yourself. Whether that's reaching out to attend the next event if you're so keen, catching up with that friend who seems to be travelling everywhere and has stories to tell, or setting yourself a goal, working hard and showing yourself how capable you really are. Take a more positive approach.

Being selective with content is where I am right now and I think it's the best decision I've made in a while. It's time to do things for me, my own way and take Hello Freckles in a new direction.

What're your thoughts? Let me know what content you like best too!

Jumper - AllSaints / Rings - A mix of Thomas Sabo, Kate Spade and Accessorize
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Hello Freckles Shoreditch Grind Funday Fashion Style Shoot London Coffee Shop
Happy Birthday to me!

Twenty Five

October 01, 2017 Shoreditch Grind, London

Hello Freckles Shoreditch Grind Funday Fashion Style Shoot London Coffee Shop
Happy Birthday to me!
Hello Freckles Balayage Boilerhouse Ouseburn Newcastle Hairstyle hairdresser salon review
You may have noticed I've given my hair a little refresh lately.

Balayage with Boilerhouse, Ouseburn

September 24, 2017 Boilerhouse Ouseburn, Newcastle, NE2 1BP

Hello Freckles Balayage Boilerhouse Ouseburn Newcastle Hairstyle hairdresser salon review
You may have noticed I've given my hair a little refresh lately.
Hello Freckles Warehouse AW17 Seasonal Dressing All Saints Biker Jacket Seaham Hall Street Style Karen Millen
The days are getting a little shorter, but don't pack away the summer wardrobe yet.

September Dressing

September 07, 2017

Hello Freckles Warehouse AW17 Seasonal Dressing All Saints Biker Jacket Seaham Hall Street Style Karen Millen
The days are getting a little shorter, but don't pack away the summer wardrobe yet.
Hello Freckles Sunderland Restaurant Week Serendipity Tea Rooms North East
It's back...food fans in the North East; get ready!

Sunderland Restaurant Week Returns

September 05, 2017 Sunderland, UK

Hello Freckles Sunderland Restaurant Week Serendipity Tea Rooms North East
It's back...food fans in the North East; get ready!
Hello Freckles Street Style Karen Millen SS17 Nebloggers Outfit Personal Style
As July came to an end, I got to thinking (in the style of Carrie Bradshaw) ...

Take The First Step...

August 28, 2017

Hello Freckles Street Style Karen Millen SS17 Nebloggers Outfit Personal Style
As July came to an end, I got to thinking (in the style of Carrie Bradshaw) ...
Hello Freckles Throwback 90s Trend Cornmill Shopping Centre Darlington Blogger Street Style
Throwback Thursday; 90's trend inspired!

The Throwback Trend

August 17, 2017

Hello Freckles Throwback 90s Trend Cornmill Shopping Centre Darlington Blogger Street Style
Throwback Thursday; 90's trend inspired!
Hello Freckles Girly Evening Spa Wynyard Hall Hotel Review North East England
Sometimes we all need a little pamper.

A Girly Evening at Wynyard Hall

August 10, 2017 Wynyard Hall, TS22 5NF

Hello Freckles Girly Evening Spa Wynyard Hall Hotel Review North East England
Sometimes we all need a little pamper.
Hello Freckles Radley Personalisation Southern Row Scallop Tote Bag Dalton Park Street Style Outfit
There's something nice about putting your own stamp on an item, right?

The Personal Touch

August 06, 2017 Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Centre, SR7 9HU

Hello Freckles Radley Personalisation Southern Row Scallop Tote Bag Dalton Park Street Style Outfit
There's something nice about putting your own stamp on an item, right?
Hello Freckles Bardot Lace Sleeves Casual Outfit South Shields nebloggers Street Style
Trying another one of this season's trends.

Bardot Sleeves

July 30, 2017

Hello Freckles Bardot Lace Sleeves Casual Outfit South Shields nebloggers Street Style
Trying another one of this season's trends.
Wynyard Hall Facial Natura Bisse Bubble Oxygen Spa Treatment Pamper North East Review Hello Freckles
Wynyard Hall have launched a new beauty salon offering a range of treatments and I headed along to find out more.

A Facial In A Bubble!

July 27, 2017 Wynyard Hall, TS22 5NF, UK

Wynyard Hall Facial Natura Bisse Bubble Oxygen Spa Treatment Pamper North East Review Hello Freckles
Wynyard Hall have launched a new beauty salon offering a range of treatments and I headed along to find out more.
Hello Freckles Sex And The City What I've Learned TV Series Lifestyle
Yes, we're really doing this.

5 Things I've Learned From Watching Sex and The City

July 18, 2017

Hello Freckles Sex And The City What I've Learned TV Series Lifestyle
Yes, we're really doing this.
Hello Freckles Summer Party Gin Cocktails Curious Gin Club Subscription Picnic BBQ
From music to spf, I have you covered (literally).

Summer Party Planning

July 16, 2017

Hello Freckles Summer Party Gin Cocktails Curious Gin Club Subscription Picnic BBQ
From music to spf, I have you covered (literally).
Hello Freckles John Frieda Luxurious Volume Haircare Product Review Beauty Hairstyle
John Frieda is no newcomer to the beauty industry.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Haircare

July 06, 2017

Hello Freckles John Frieda Luxurious Volume Haircare Product Review Beauty Hairstyle
John Frieda is no newcomer to the beauty industry.
Hello Freckles Tapas Revolution Spanish Food Review Restaurant Eldon Square Newcastle
Tapas is one of my favourite kinds of food. 

Tapas Revolution, A Taste of Spain In Newcastle

July 04, 2017 Eldon Square, Newcastle, UK

Hello Freckles Tapas Revolution Spanish Food Review Restaurant Eldon Square Newcastle
Tapas is one of my favourite kinds of food. 
Hello Freckles Pink Lipstick Charlotte Tilbury Valentine Pillow Talk Beauty Review Swatches
Okay so technically there's two...

The Pink Lipstick You Need!

June 29, 2017

Hello Freckles Pink Lipstick Charlotte Tilbury Valentine Pillow Talk Beauty Review Swatches
Okay so technically there's two...
Hello Freckles Giraffe World Kitchen Newcastle Food Restaurant Review Eldon Square
 A girly dinner date at Giraffe World Kitchen, Newcastle.

Giraffe World Kitchen, Newcastle

June 27, 2017 Eldon Square, Newcastle, UK

Hello Freckles Giraffe World Kitchen Newcastle Food Restaurant Review Eldon Square
 A girly dinner date at Giraffe World Kitchen, Newcastle.
Hello Freckles Next High Street Self Portrait Deconstructed Shirt Striped Street Art fbloggers personal style
Another Self Portrait inspired piece.

The Deconstructed Shirt

June 25, 2017

Hello Freckles Next High Street Self Portrait Deconstructed Shirt Striped Street Art fbloggers personal style
Another Self Portrait inspired piece.
Hello Freckles Summer Dining BBQ Al Fresco Food MOR Sausages Review
Summer has arrived and with it comes the prospect of dining outdoors.

Summer Dining at Home

June 22, 2017

Hello Freckles Summer Dining BBQ Al Fresco Food MOR Sausages Review
Summer has arrived and with it comes the prospect of dining outdoors.
Hello Freckles River Island Co ord styling personal style outfit fashion
I know what you're thinking, florals again?

Styling The Summer Co-Ord

June 13, 2017

Hello Freckles River Island Co ord styling personal style outfit fashion
I know what you're thinking, florals again?
Hello Freckles Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks Lovesick Beloved Tattoo Liner
We've all heard of Kat Von D, right? Whether you know of her through her tattoo artist skills, or you've followed her progression into beauty, she has certainly made a name for herself and it's the latter of the two I want to talk about today.

The Kat Von D Beauty Essentials?

June 11, 2017

Hello Freckles Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks Lovesick Beloved Tattoo Liner
We've all heard of Kat Von D, right? Whether you know of her through her tattoo artist skills, or you've followed her progression into beauty, she has certainly made a name for herself and it's the latter of the two I want to talk about today.

Hello Freckles Bank Holiday Weekend Outfit Fashion Personal Style Dress Me Luxe nebloggers
  Something a little outside my usual comfort zone when it comes to dresses.

Dress Me Luxe: The Little White Dress

May 28, 2017 The Funky Indian, Sunderland

Hello Freckles Bank Holiday Weekend Outfit Fashion Personal Style Dress Me Luxe nebloggers
  Something a little outside my usual comfort zone when it comes to dresses.
Hello Freckles Foodies Festival Newcastle June Exhibition Park
The sun is shining, there's warmth in the air and the beer gardens are becoming a destination for post-work drinks. So whilst we're thinking about dining alfresco and having a couple of drinks, let me tell you about the Foodies Festival.

Foodies Festival Is Coming To Newcastle

May 25, 2017

Hello Freckles Foodies Festival Newcastle June Exhibition Park
The sun is shining, there's warmth in the air and the beer gardens are becoming a destination for post-work drinks. So whilst we're thinking about dining alfresco and having a couple of drinks, let me tell you about the Foodies Festival.
Hello Freckles Swimwear365 SS17 AquaFit Class Haymarket London Bikini Fitness
 Aquafit as a non-swimmer...this could be interesting.

Trying Something New: Aquafit

May 16, 2017 Haymarket Hotel, London

Hello Freckles Swimwear365 SS17 AquaFit Class Haymarket London Bikini Fitness
 Aquafit as a non-swimmer...this could be interesting.
A post that's been sitting in my drafts for several weeks, something I've typed and retyped and hovered over the publish button. If you're reading this, then I finally pressed publish and it took some nerve to do so.

Why I Quit

May 11, 2017

A post that's been sitting in my drafts for several weeks, something I've typed and retyped and hovered over the publish button. If you're reading this, then I finally pressed publish and it took some nerve to do so.
Hello Freckles Spring Cleaning Wardrobe Purge Enviroclothes North East
As a nation we throw away 1.2 million tonnes of clothes each year!

Spring Cleaning

May 07, 2017

Hello Freckles Spring Cleaning Wardrobe Purge Enviroclothes North East
As a nation we throw away 1.2 million tonnes of clothes each year!
Hello Freckles Styling A Trench Coat Seasonal Fashion Transitional WardrobeHello Freckles Styling A Trench Coat Seasonal Fashion Transitional Wardrobe
With Spring in full bloom, April showers and changeable weather it's hard to know what to wear.

The Transitional Wardrobe Essential: Trench Coat

April 27, 2017

Hello Freckles Styling A Trench Coat Seasonal Fashion Transitional WardrobeHello Freckles Styling A Trench Coat Seasonal Fashion Transitional Wardrobe
With Spring in full bloom, April showers and changeable weather it's hard to know what to wear.
Hello Freckles Movenpick Swiss Ice Cream Boutique Intu MetroCentre Review
If you told me I'd be sitting down for an ice cream consultation; I probably wouldn't believe you. But here I am...

Mövenpick: The Art of Swiss Ice Cream

April 25, 2017 Intu Metrocentre, Gateshead

Hello Freckles Movenpick Swiss Ice Cream Boutique Intu MetroCentre Review
If you told me I'd be sitting down for an ice cream consultation; I probably wouldn't believe you. But here I am...
Hello Freckles 4th Blog Birthday Giveaway Balloon Outdoor Style Shoot
Hello hello! We must catch up. Do find somewhere comfy and get yourself a cuppa.

4 Years of Hello Freckles

April 20, 2017

Hello Freckles 4th Blog Birthday Giveaway Balloon Outdoor Style Shoot
Hello hello! We must catch up. Do find somewhere comfy and get yourself a cuppa.
Great North Sleepover Hancock Museum T-Rex Nebloggers Review Lifestyle
A few weeks ago I spent the night at a museum.

My Night at the Museum

April 09, 2017 Great North Museum Hancock

Great North Sleepover Hancock Museum T-Rex Nebloggers Review Lifestyle
A few weeks ago I spent the night at a museum.
Hello Freckles Blush Pink PrettyLittleThing Lace Dress Over The Knee Boots Personal Styling Spring Outfit
The first hint of Spring and out come the legs... I mean dresses.

Blush Pink

March 28, 2017

Hello Freckles Blush Pink PrettyLittleThing Lace Dress Over The Knee Boots Personal Styling Spring Outfit
The first hint of Spring and out come the legs... I mean dresses.
Hello Freckles Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel Review Nebloggers Tyne Bridge City
 A recent night's stay at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead offered a stunning view across the city.

A Room With A View @ Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

March 26, 2017 Newcastle, UK

Hello Freckles Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel Review Nebloggers Tyne Bridge City
 A recent night's stay at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead offered a stunning view across the city.
Hello Freckles Homeware Updates Dalton Park Pagazzi Lighting Chandelier Interiors
When you think of Spring, what do you think? Lambs, Easter, maybe even Spring cleaning? You probably don't think about it being a good time of year to start redecorating, but March is homeware month at Dalton Park and home improvements are exactly what I want to talk about today.

Spring Homeware Updates with Dalton Park

March 23, 2017

Hello Freckles Homeware Updates Dalton Park Pagazzi Lighting Chandelier Interiors
When you think of Spring, what do you think? Lambs, Easter, maybe even Spring cleaning? You probably don't think about it being a good time of year to start redecorating, but March is homeware month at Dalton Park and home improvements are exactly what I want to talk about today.
Hello Freckles Lush Spring Mothers Day Easter Limited Edition Products NEbloggers
Mother's Day and Easter limited edition ranges have landed at Lush and I'm here to give you the lowdown on what's in store/online and what you need to pick up. 

Spring Has Arrived at Lush

March 21, 2017

Hello Freckles Lush Spring Mothers Day Easter Limited Edition Products NEbloggers
Mother's Day and Easter limited edition ranges have landed at Lush and I'm here to give you the lowdown on what's in store/online and what you need to pick up. 
Hello Freckles Sunderland Restaurant Week Safari Supper Preview Nebloggers
Remember when I experienced my first safari supper last autumn?

Sunderland Restaurant Week Is Back

March 09, 2017

Hello Freckles Sunderland Restaurant Week Safari Supper Preview Nebloggers
Remember when I experienced my first safari supper last autumn?
Hello Freckles Flute Sleeves Blush Pink SS17 Personal Style Fashion Outfit
 Big sleeves are in.

Flute Sleeves

March 07, 2017

Hello Freckles Flute Sleeves Blush Pink SS17 Personal Style Fashion Outfit
 Big sleeves are in.
Hello Freckles Great North Nights Grown Up Sleepover Hancock Museum Newcastle
Guess which twenty-something year old is going to a sleepover? Yes... this girl!

Great North Nights - Grown Up Sleepover

February 26, 2017

Hello Freckles Great North Nights Grown Up Sleepover Hancock Museum Newcastle
Guess which twenty-something year old is going to a sleepover? Yes... this girl!
Hello Freckles Browns Newcastle Grey Street Food Review
I've been along to Browns Brasserie on Grey Street, to tell you all about the new menu.

Dining at Browns, Newcastle

February 23, 2017

Hello Freckles Browns Newcastle Grey Street Food Review
I've been along to Browns Brasserie on Grey Street, to tell you all about the new menu.
Helo Freckles Catpawcino Cat Cafe Newcastle Quayside nebloggers
Sorry about the title - I do love a good pun!

A Purrfect Sunday Morning at Catpawcino

February 05, 2017

Helo Freckles Catpawcino Cat Cafe Newcastle Quayside nebloggers
Sorry about the title - I do love a good pun!
Hello Freckles Lush Valentines Prince Charming Bath Bombs Lovestruck Unicorn Horn NeBloggers Beauty Review
Whether it's a day you celebrate, or one you avoid entirely, let's talk Valentine's.

Share the Love this Valentine's Day with Lush

January 31, 2017

Hello Freckles Lush Valentines Prince Charming Bath Bombs Lovestruck Unicorn Horn NeBloggers Beauty Review
Whether it's a day you celebrate, or one you avoid entirely, let's talk Valentine's.
Let me introduce you to the latest Thai restaurant on the scene, joining the trendy redeveloped area of Eldon Square, right in the heart of Newcastle city centre.

A Night at Chaophraya, Newcastle

January 26, 2017

Let me introduce you to the latest Thai restaurant on the scene, joining the trendy redeveloped area of Eldon Square, right in the heart of Newcastle city centre.
Hello Freckles Aveda Blow Dry Bar Newcastle Hair styling
Is there anything better than getting your hair styled by someone else? Here's the lowdown on the latest blow dry bar on the scene here in the North East.

Aveda Blow Dry Bar, Newcastle

January 19, 2017

Hello Freckles Aveda Blow Dry Bar Newcastle Hair styling
Is there anything better than getting your hair styled by someone else? Here's the lowdown on the latest blow dry bar on the scene here in the North East.
hello freckles blogging goals resolutions
Reflecting on 2016 and looking ahead to what this year has in store. I'm not necessarily making specific resolutions, instead setting some goals to aim towards.

2017 Goals

January 03, 2017

hello freckles blogging goals resolutions
Reflecting on 2016 and looking ahead to what this year has in store. I'm not necessarily making specific resolutions, instead setting some goals to aim towards.

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