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The A – Z of Bexa

I spotted this idea whilst I was doing a blog comment swap yesterday and thought it was a great way to get to know someone. When I started this earlier I didn’t realise that 26 is actually quite a lot of things to think up (and some of them are a bit sketchy) but hey, it was more fun than studying. Hope you enjoy reading more about me. Let’s go!

A is for… Acoustic Guitar

I’ve been teaching myself guitar for a few years now. I can play a wide variety of songs from Noel Gallagher to Oasis tunes.

B is for… Beaches

I’m lucky that I only live half hour from the seaside. I love walks along the beach – something about the sea and sand in your shoes is so therapeutic. You can read about my recent trip to Bournemouth Beach here.

C is for… Chimichanga

This is where Shaun and I went on our first foodie date. He pretended to like sweet potato fries to impress me and only confessed that he didn’t about 8 months later.

D is for… Dr. Martens

Dr. Martens are my favourite kinda footwear. These are my floral docs I’ve been pretty much living in for about two years.

E is for… Eat, Pray, Love

This film is one of my absolutely favourites. I aspire to be Liz Gilbert where she just packs up her life and goes travelling. I’d definitely consider it as long as I could get some cat passports.

F is for… Fries (Sweet Potato)

Oh yes. You have probably already guessed that I have a little obsession with sweet potato fries.

G is for… Greece

If you read my recent post on my Greece Travel Scrapbook, you’ll know I quite like Greek islands. I have visited seven so far and can’t wait to visit them all… only another 5,993 to go…

H is for… Hello Bexa

How could I not mention blogging! I started this blog in October 2017 and has fast become one of my favourite things to do. I’m excited to see where 2018 takes me and this little space of internet I call Hello Bexa.

I is for… Instagram

Well, not really Instagram at all but more so photography, but I’ve already got a P. Taking photos has always been a passion of mine – I have a hard-drive jam packed of images from well, when I first started taking photos. I’ve recently got a new camera for Christmas (thanks Dad) so trying to teach myself new skills.

J is for… Journalling

I’m a bit of a planner nerd and have a love for pretty notebooks and stationery. Click here to read more about my journalling.

K is for… Kittens

Simba and Zazu as kittens when they actually liked each other (4 years ago). How ridiculously cute is this.

L is for… Lazy Sundays

Just wanted an excuse to put this picture in really. But lazy Sunday’s reading and catching up with blogs are the best. Sunday’s also include a roast dinner with my family which is always nice. Don’t forget to check out my Sunday Blog Swap on Twitter – it’s my pinned tweet all day and you can share your latest posts and comment on others. It’s all good fun.

M is for… Massages

I just wanted to slip this one in, just in case any Spa’s or luxury hotels somehow find this post and wanted to offer me some free treatments in exchange for a review. I’m joking! Or am I? (My inbox is always open…)

N is for… NOFX, No Use For A Name (& other punk bands)

I think I’m forever a punk girl at heart. I spent my younger years with short emo hair, piercings, listening to angry music and generally being rebellious. I’m still pretty much the same, except now I’ve taken all my piercings out.

O is for… Only Fools And Horses

Ha ha, last year Shaun and I watched every single Only Fools And Horses episode ever made. It only took us about half a year, but time well spent in my opinion as Shaun can now do an excellent Boycie impression.

P is for… Postcards

Every time I go on holiday, I always make sure I pick up a few postcards for my scrapbook. I’m a bit sentimental like that. P is also for… puns! My brain is 90% song lyrics and 10% trying to think up funny puns.

Q is for… Quotes (Motivational)

I do like motivational quotes, the cheesier the better in my opinion. I have recently brought a print which says ‘Don’t Quit Your Daydream’ and think it’s brilliant.

R is for… Revival

I’ve been loving Eminem’s new album recently and think it’s deserves a mention. It’s fantastic gym motivation. I’m pretty sure I burn more calories when I listen to Eminem. If you haven’t already heard it, go listen and turn it up. My favourite tracks are Heat, River, Nowhere Fast, Tragic Endings, ahh so many great tracks.

S is for… Simba (and Shaun)

Or if Shaun is reading this, that should read Shaun (and Simba). Simba is my very helpful blogging buddy (see photographic evidence). And Shaun always leaves me lovely comments and I don’t even have to pester him (much).

T is for… Tea

I’m a self-confessed tea addict. I go through my days in a Yorkshire Tea Caffeinated Haze but it does wonders for productivity.

U is for… University

I’m currently studying full time for a MSc in Science with The Open University whilst I figure out what I want to be when I grow up.  I’ve been studying with them for years and got my Health Science degree through them too. It’s a great way to gain qualifications and pretend you are doing something important with your life. Check out my first ever post on Open Uni Study Tips. 

V is for… Visiting Different Places

I love grabbing my camera (and Shaun) and going off to visit different towns. Recent adventures have included Bath, Brighton & Bournemouth. Ha ha, it looks like I only visit places beginning with B. Where next? Bognor?

W is for… Wispa Golds

I struggled with W then I remembered my love of Wispa Golds. I mean Wispas are good but adding a layer of caramel is absolute genius.

X is for… Xercise

As you can see I also struggled with X, hah. Oh well, here is a shameless plug for 6 Ways To Stay Motivated With Your Fitness Goals. 

Y is for… Yoga

Yoga is awesome and has so many amazing benefits. I am currently doing the 30 Day Yoga With Adriene series called True which is a great way to start the year with positivity and flexible legs. Click here to read 10 Awesome Benefits of Yoga. 

Z is for… Zazu

Last but by no means least, it’s Simba’s brother from another fluffy mother. Zazu is my funny little cat who only seems to like me and is petrified of the letter box, the window cleaner, my Dr. Martens, my mum, walnuts, the vets, Shaun’s slippers, the printer, wrapping paper… I could go on. Bless him.

I hope you enjoyed reading a bit more about me. If you do your own, leave me your links, I’d love to read more about my fellow bloggers!

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72 Comments

  1. Shevy du Toit
    January 19, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Ehrmegerd I love this post so much! You sound like my kinda gal 😁 Also, we have Docs in common so we can be friends 😂 Loved learning a little bit more about you, you have inspired me to possibly do my own, I’ll have to give it some thought 😘😘😘

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 12:50 pm

      He he, thanks Shevy! 💖 Dr. Martens are the best kinda footwear everrr 👌🏻. You should definitely do one too, it’s fun! I’d love to read your responses 😘 xx

  2. January 19, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    Lovely little post to get to know you more!x

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 12:50 pm

      Thanks Ellie! 💖 xx

  3. January 19, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    I absolutely love this idea, it’s super cute! And I also have to say that I love the layout of your blog and your header! It’s amazing x

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      Aw thanks so much Rachel, that’s so lovely to hear 💖 xx

  4. January 19, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    Love getting to know more about you! I love living by Bournemouth beach, it’s lovely isn’t it? Your journal is amazing! I love creative it looks!! ☺️ Your cats are so cute!!

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 12:52 pm

      Aww thanks Lauren! 💖 Bournemouth beach is so lovely! You are so lucky to live so close 😍. He he, thanks! My cats may look cute but they can be mischievous too 😜 xx

  5. January 19, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    This is such a cool and unique way to get to know you, loved reading it!
    It’s adorable that you’ve named your cats Simba & Zazu. Lion King fan all the way ♡

    Jessica xo | jessinwonderlandx.blogspot.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 12:55 pm

      Aw thank you so much Jessica! 💖 The Lion King is one of my absolute favourites! If I ever get a 3rd cat I’ll name her Nala 😄 xx

  6. January 19, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    Great idea for a post! I think I may do this too!

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 12:55 pm

      Thanks Kev! 💖 Go for it! I’d love to read your responses ☺️

  7. Grace
    January 19, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Absolutely love this as a blog post idea, gives us the chance to learn more about you in such a fun way! Really enjoyed reading this post x

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 1:07 pm

      Thanks so much Grace! 💖 So glad you enjoyed it 😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 1:07 pm

      Aww thanks so much Emily! 💖 That’s so lovely to hear 😘 xx

  8. January 19, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    I love acoustic guitar, tea and beaches too, this is such a good post to get to know someone x

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 1:13 pm

      Yay! 💖 That’s so cool ☺️ Thank you so much Bryony, so glad you enjoyed reading 😘 xx

  9. January 19, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    The Sunday Blog Share is a lovely idea & I definitely wish I could take my pets with me when I travel too! xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 1:15 pm

      He he! That would be amazing if we could 💖. I always miss my cats when I go on holiday! Thanks so much for the lovely comment Claire, hope you enjoy the Sunday Blog Share if you join in 😘 xx

    • January 19, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Omg it autocorrected to isn’t! I’m sorry, I obviously meant is hahaha😂

      • Bexa
        Author
        January 20, 2018 / 1:16 pm

        He he he! Autocorrect has a mind of its own! 😂😂

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 1:16 pm

      Thank so much Alys! 💖 It’s such a fun post to do, glad you enjoyed reading 😘 xx

  10. January 19, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    Fab post 😃 I agree with you when I did my A-Z I I thought it would be pretty easy it was def harder than I thought ! You cat is super cute- I love the pictures you post 😺

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 1:18 pm

      Aw thanks Melanie! 💖 It looks easy at the start but some letters are hard, like X ha ha 🙈 xx

  11. January 19, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    This is so interesting! Love this idea, got to know a lot about you, may do this in the future as it definitely requires a lot of thinking!

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 1:24 pm

      Thanks so much Soffy! 💖 Its definitely a fun post to do but does use lots of brain power too, ha ha! 🤣 xx

  12. January 19, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    I adore how Simba has a brother called Zazu!! That’s so adorable!!! I love getting to know other bloggers so this was so much fun to read!

    Vicki | http://www.missviclb.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 1:26 pm

      Thanks Vicki! 💖 So glad you enjoyed reading it, he he – I’m a big Lion King fan 😘 xx

  13. January 19, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    What a delightful post. I love the colour scheme of your site and the photos go so perfectly with the post. Well done for coming up with all the different ideas. I am running a similar series on my blog Alphabet Travels. Travel stories from around the world for each letter.

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 1:28 pm

      That’s such a fab idea! 💖 I’ll definitely check out your travels! Thanks so much for your lovely comment Sarah, that’s so sweet of you to say 😘 xx

  14. Shaun
    January 19, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    A brilliant post Bexa 😘. I like the fact you have mentioned me pretending to like sweet potato fries on our first foodie date 😄. I like a good lazy Sunday too ☺️. That was a good way of getting around the problem of thinking of something beginning with X 😄😍❤️😘 xxxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 1:31 pm

      Ha ha, I thought the sweet potato story deserved a mention as it still makes me laugh 😂. Lazy Sundays are the best 💖. I think I cheated with X though he he! ☺️😘😍 xxxx

  15. January 19, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    Yes to lazy Sundays! This was a gorgeous post x

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      Thanks so much Beth! 💖 Lazy Sunday’s are the best! 😘 xx

  16. January 19, 2018 / 10:42 pm

    I’ve seen a few of these this week, I think they’re a great way of getting to know people a little better. I’m so jealous that you can play guitar. I’ve always wanted to learn, but I’m left handed so it’s a a bit harder and I have a slight issue with keeping my nails short enough to learn. My flatmate at uni played and he was left handed as well (what are the chances?). Needless to say I was terrible x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 1:37 pm

      I started off terrible at the guitar, so much so that my neighbour moved out pretty soon after I started learning. Not sure if that was a coincidence or not ha ha 🙈. I don’t think I’m great but it’s a really relaxing hobby, keep trying! 💖 Thank you for the comment Sophie 😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 20, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      Thanks so much! 💖 So glad you enjoyed reading, it was fun to write 😘 xx

  17. January 20, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    This is such a great idea, it’s really cool getting to know you better Bexa 😘 I love beaches too and it’s really lucky you live so close to one! Our nearest is the Norfolk coast which is actually really lovely. Thanks for sharing xx 💖

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 21, 2018 / 7:25 am

      Thanks so much Rebecca! 💖 So glad you enjoyed reading the post ☺️. Beaches are so nice, I can’t wait for the warmer weather so I can go more often 😍. Thank you for commenting 😘 xx

  18. January 20, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    LOL you are so funny and amazing 😂this was really cute to read. An emo, rebellious Bex huh 🤔 I would’ve loved to see that, we’d def be pals. I wasn’t emo but I was hella rebellious 🤘🏽Lol girl, Shaun is doing an amazing job keeping up with your posts, bravo Shaun. Why do I feel like I would like Zazu lol he’s literally the defition of a scaredy-cat lol. This post was great and total inspo for my next post lol. Great going my fellow yogi! Good luck with school this semester! 💕

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 21, 2018 / 7:32 am

      He he! 💖 So glad you enjoyed reading the post Lena 😘. I imagine we would be definitely be great rebellious friends 🤟🏻😜 always getting into trouble but having loadsa fun!! 😄 Aww Zazu is very loveable when he eventually comes out from behind the sofa 🙈. I’ll tell Shaun his efforts are being noticed he he ☺️. Aw thank you for the encouragement girl! 💕 I’m definitely looking forward to reading your next post! xx

  19. January 21, 2018 / 8:37 am

    I really enjoy reading this kind of post and getting to know more about you. Makes me want to do the same on my blog, that’s really fun. Your cats are so lovely – I have two as well.

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 6:58 am

      Aw thanks so much Malorie 💖 Cats are just the best aren’t they 😍. I’m glad you enjoyed reading this post. I’ll look forward to reading yours if you write one 😘 xx

  20. Lulu's a scary atheist & veganⓋ (@LuluDigitale)
    January 21, 2018 / 9:14 am

    My a-z replies about you Bexa, and occasional equivalences of the same in me.
    Acoustic guitar is a great thing to know how to play. I always wish that I’d learned early in my life, and learned also to have patience and sef-confidence in process.
    I never thought of beaches and sand as therapeutic, but I can see the logic in that.
    So funny that Shaun would confess a whole 8 months later that he doesn’t like sweet potato fries! I do like them, I like all potatoes.
    I’d never heard of dr Martens, but I do love all florals, so am glad you do too!
    Never seen that E movie, never inspired me, and I’m afraid it’d trigger with non-veg foods.
    Of yes, F sweet potato obsession. I don’t eat those fries often, only a few times, tho I do eat other forms of potatoes (mostly steamed, occasionally baked or sautéd).
    Sounds like you should move to Greece so you can visit all 5,993 other islands!
    Blogging’s indeed quite therapeutic in self expression, serving as self-memory and can become quite an obsessive activity!
    Same hard drive issues of packed images that I sometimes weed out when I raise my quality bar. Totally onboard with digitphoto!
    Cute notesbooks & stationary, love ‘em, and all the kittens (tho I cannot have them myself for several reasons).
    Great idea for the Sunday blog share! Shall do!
    LOL you’re funny with your massage request from Spa’s!
    I love music too but not into punk, tho I understand for it’s part of your rebellious aspect.
    Never heard of that O’ show.
    Lol 90% song lyrics & 10% trying to think funny puns. I can think of far worse brain-usage, so well done on those!
    Quotes can indeed be nice.
    Lol Shaun & Simba!
    Yup tea’s good, my fav are herbal.
    Wowy on MSc is science with open uni!
    Lol visiting places with B!
    Never heard of Wispa, had a look, it has milk so I cannot share that, I’ll have black organic fairtrade chocolate tho.
    X is always a struggled-with letter in lists. Had the same issue with my a-z self care and found the same result.
    Yoga seems even more popular than ever!
    Aww poor Zazu afraid of so much!
    I did enjoy reading, May do similar entry at some point!

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:02 am

      Awww thank you so much for your lovely thoughtful comment Lulu 💖. I really appreciate that you took the time to read my A -Z and leave your thoughts on each letter 😍. I’m impressed! It was lovely to read 💕 xx

      • Lulu's a scary atheist & veganⓋ (@LuluDigitale)
        February 4, 2018 / 6:03 pm

        It was a pleasure reading your entry and commenting. I thought an a-z reply would be a different approach so am glad you liked it!

  21. Lisa Dimaline
    January 21, 2018 / 9:48 am

    Fabulous Bexa the Dr Martin’s reminds me of Shevy’s love for them too! Great post x

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:04 am

      Thank you Lisa! 💖 He he, yes! We both share the same love for DMs 😍 xx

  22. Emma
    January 21, 2018 / 9:49 am

    I love this post, I share your love of wispa gold. It’s a great way to learn more about the person behind the blog. Think I might do a similar one at some point. X

    Emma http://www.bookinggoodread.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:05 am

      Yay! 💖 Wispa golds are sooo good 😍. Thank you Emma! I’m so glad you enjoyed reading it. I’ll look forward to yours if you write one 💕 xx

  23. January 21, 2018 / 10:09 am

    This is such a good idea for a post! I really enjoyed reading it! 😊 I may have to do something similar if you don’t mind! 🙈

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:06 am

      Thanks Charlotte! 💖 I don’t mind, they are so much fun to do! I’ll look forward to reading yours 💕 xx

  24. January 21, 2018 / 10:52 am

    That’s such an interesting way to present yourself in a post! Loved your A-Z points, especially Beaches, Greece (of course) and Lazy Sundays!

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:10 am

      Aw thank you so much Maria! 💖 Lazy Sunday’s on the beach in Greece is the ultimate dream 😍 xx

  25. Kelly
    January 21, 2018 / 10:52 am

    I love whisper Gold too! I loved this post, it’s such a good idea. Greece is definitely my favourite place to travel to. Each island is just so different.

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:15 am

      Greece is such a beautiful place 💖 I agree, every island is so unique 😍. Wispa Golds are the best! Thank you so much for your lovely comment Kelly 💕 xx

  26. January 21, 2018 / 11:05 am

    I love this post, it’s such a great way of getting to know someone! I’m currently writing my own, it’s such a fun idea!

    Ashleigh | http://ashleighwrites.co.uk

  27. January 21, 2018 / 11:22 am

    Great post! Such a fun and unique way of structuring a post to get to you a little better. Love it! Inspired me to give it a go myself ❤

    Emma x

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:16 am

      Yay! So glad it inspired you Emma! 💖 Looking forward to read yours 😘. Thank you so much for commenting 💕 xx

  28. January 21, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    I love this idea! So lovely to get to know you better! 😍 I followed the blog! Can’t wait to read more of what you write!

  29. January 21, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    This is such a fun idea Bexa! I’m also a fan of everything sweet potato but especially sweet potato fries and I’m on a mission to make everyone around me love them as much as I do. 😀 I may have to copycat you and do one of these A-Z posts myself, if you don’t mind. The only thing is that I’m not sure how to execute it as I write both in Finnish and English, I may have to find words for each letter that work in both language, oh my! 😀

    xx,
    Minttu
    lifeofmenta.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:22 am

      Yay! 💖 Another sweet potato fries fan! They are soo good aren’t they! 😍 That’s awesome you are going to do your own A – Z, I would love to read it ☺️. Thank you so much for reading mine and commenting 💕 xx

  30. January 21, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    Ahhh this is a great post idea, loved reading it! x

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:23 am

      Thanks so much Becky! 💖 Glad you enjoyed 😘 xx

  31. January 22, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    What a nifty little idea and it appears you made it through till the end, 🙂
    Good to know a little more about you! Thanks for sharing.

    • Bexa
      Author
      January 23, 2018 / 8:00 am

      Thanks so much Lauren! 💖 It did get a bit tricky at times he he 🙈. Glad you enjoyed reading it 😘 xx

  32. June 1, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    I really like this and think it’s quite a creative way of getting to know someone!

    • Bexa
      Author
      June 2, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      Thanks so much Faisal! Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

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