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I have returned!

Hey everyone!

So I've returned from my travels (albeit minus my suitcase thanks to a power surge in Heathrow), and I guess that means I should get back to doing things instead of lazing around in the sun most of the day. And thus, this post was born- yay!

Before my return, I had a rather busy weekend, beginning with a Darius Rucker concert (with support from Brett Eldredge, A Thousand Horses and Brothers Osbourne, who were all amazing) on Friday night.
On the Saturday I went to the mall and purchased Urban Decay's new Naked Smoky palette which is absolutely stunning... and also in the suitcase which has yet to be returned to me (sadface). After that excitement I took a trip to the Winchester Mystery House for a tour- which was designed by one crazy, but super interesting, lady. The house has loads of 'micro stairs' which are just a few centimetre sabove the ground before them. There's also windows which looked into walls, and doors into drops of several feet. But it was pretty good, despite being really odd. They also do a flashlight tour which covers the hauntings of the house, which I hope I get the chance to do at some point!
During Saturday evening we went bowling, which was also super fun!

Now onto Sunday... We took a trip to Safari West, which is like an African Safari but in California. It was pretty cools, even if it doesn't quite add up to being in South Africa itself. The animals were however more used to the trucks, and people, which meant they would get closer to you, so I managed to get face to face to a giraffe!

That was my animal fix for the trip! And then on Monday I got all packaged up and ready to come home, before landing Tuesday afternoon and finding out my suitcase (along with many, many other's suitcases) got left behind in Heathrow.
Hopefully everyone gets their cases and bags back!

Anyway, with my return to the UK, comes a return to regular posts, and a couple of items ready to be reviewed. So expect a new Blogger's Bookshelf post on Friday to kick things off, before diving into those two product reviews. In the mean time, I'll go and prepare more posts for you! I've also booked my Nail NVQ training, so will post any tips and tricks I learn whilst doing that.

And I think that's all I have for you today! So pop back on Friday to check out that book post, and everything will be fine and dandy. I hope you all had a good few weeks without me, and did something fun for yourself!



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Hello folks!

How are you all doing? How am I doing? Where am I? Who am I? So many questions...

To answer a few... I hope you are doing fine.
Yes, I am fine thank you.
I am in England, once again. For a long while this time.
I am Rachel, as always. And I have been missing from the blogging world for a couple of months.

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