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My time on this platform has created me as the person who I am today, however it has now come to an end as I am now updated and better than ever, love you Blogger but Wordpress offers so much more as well as allowing me to expand in ways I thought I never could.  Go find my new page at http://forevercallie.com

New and updated platform!

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After exploring the web for ways I can better your experience I have come across Wordpress, a dynamic and multi functioning way to expand an online presence. After researching it and trying it out I have decided that it will be my new and improved platform where I will be posting to from now on. there will be my normal content posted on there weekly with weekly premium content that will be available to subscribers only. As well as this I am working on a store page where you can purchase items such as Phone cases, Pop Sockets and other exciting things.  I will still be posting on here for a while till my whole audience has seen that the Blog will be moving but I can assure you that the Blog will be improving drastically. SO WILL MY SPELLING AND GRAMMAR! 

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Where have I been?

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I've been gone for so long, and I feel like I've let you all down. I'm so sorry for not posting, but I'm sure I can make it up to you all with a great post today that will not only be full of images but will also explain a lot thats been going on in my life.

A you will know from my last post I've been working at Aldi, one of the biggest retailers in the world with stores in over 27 countries and the lowest prices in nearly all them. However there work ethic is a very fast pace, moving and hard working environment. In other words I've been putting in nearly 40 hours a week at one of there stores, I know this sounds like a normal job however comparing it to others I have had before I can say that this is by far one of the most physically challenging jobs I have experienced, beating a paper round, pub work, other retail work and Blogging. The early starts really take a lot out of you as well as the late finishes. As I have worked in retail before I know that every…

Aldi (New Job)

Something that a lot of you will know nothing about is about my second job working in Aldi. While I love to post on this beautiful site I also love to speak to people and one of the best jobs I could find to talk to customers was in retail, I therefore have found a lovely job working for a well known and high achieving retailer.
First some facts; Aldi is one of the largest retailers in the world with shops in over 27 countries. It was created in Germany by two brothers who expanded there family run store into what is known today as Aldi. While opening new stores every year there latest is Aldi Chelmsford West Way (Clock Tower).
I work for have been part of the team for nearly a month now and have enjoyed nearly all of it (not the early starts) During this time I have meet some amazing people who I work with and have created a bond with the store, in other words, IT'S MY STORE!

I know this is a small post again but I am really tired due to all the work I have been doing lately, how…

Transgender Update (2)

Its that time of the month again where I tell you a bit about my journey and info about transgenderism for me. (don't know if Transgenderism is a word but...)
So last month I had a meeting with my therapist to discuss the possibility of me and surgery and we have decided that it would be the best way to move forward in my situation, I may have been pushing it for the last year but we have finally sent out a referral form to a doctor down in Brighton who will operate on me to correct my downstairs, if you know what I mean. I have been informed that I will need to take 3 months off of any exercise and work will have to stop for those 3 months but that does mean that I will be sitting down bored for three months meaning lots of new posts. I'm really excited for this life changing operation and it literary couldn't come sooner.
I know this post is a little short but hey theres nothing else to say on the matter as of yet.. wish me luck on the future...

Thetford Forest!

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On Monday I found that I had little to nothing to do, therefore I decided to tick off one of the 8 places to visit and I travelled to Thetford Forest. The journey for me was only about 2 hours which was perfect as there was no traffic and not very complicated (meaning I could just drive on one road.) I arrived at High Lodge Forest Centre at 9.00AM and didn't need to be back home till late meaning I could enjoy the whole day in the cold but sunny weather at Thetford. I started my journey North towards Santon Downham and walked through the forest making my own path to see wildlife and take some pictures that others might not have seen. After reaching Santon Downham I crossed the river which was next to the little village and continued to walk in a northeast direction to get to where the map says Thetford Forest, as I had to view the main attraction of the area. I continued to walk up hills through forests and round paths while the RAF displayed there phenomenal planes above which co…

Top 8 places to visit before you are 25 (UK)

Recently I have been thinking about some places that I would love to visit in the UK, and the rest of the world. I have created a list of the top 10 places to visit before you are 25.
1) Thetford Forest Thetford Forest is located in the heart of Norfolk and is a widely known location due to its sightings of Lynx cats which have been pictured throughout the area. With campsites all around this location as well as being very near Norwich, it is easily accessible and a great photography spot. 
2) Lake District The Lake District is the UK's best open landscape for its scenery and every photographer wants to and needs to visit this place as they will capture images that will not only be special but will leave a lasting imprint in there memory for the beauty of all aspects weather it be animals, landscape or special moments. 
3) Robin Hoods Bay Robin Hoods Bay is a lovely little village at the north east corner of England, its beautiful beach and lovely buildings are a must see with it…

Fashion (I'm not a fashion blogger)

This is going to be a very different post from me today as I am crossing the line into fashion, which is something that I love and have always been interested in. I do not consider myself to be a fashion blogger but... I'm gonna give it a little go.
As you may know London fashion week has just past and has left most people who are not into fashion gobsmacked due to some of the completely out there styles that were strutted on the runways. luckily thats not the style that I'm really into and I have no information on the sorts of nipple baring outfits that have recently come into fashion, however my fashion is just as wacky and is also one that could be considered unique for the fact that being transgender has given me some very different appearances.

First look
For my first look you will be shown my outfit of choice which I will regular wear for comfort as well as style. Starting from the bottom, Black swede wedges are the must as they not only look good but are also the comfies…

Transition update (1)

I haven’t really said a lot on this blog about my situation and what it’s like to be ‘transgender’. First I’m not really keen on the whole transgender label and I prefer to just be referred to as Callie as it is my name, I’m not one who particularly likes labels as I’m a big believer in equality and therefore I feel us all to be the same, just with different feelings.  I feel that I was born in the wrong body, meaning I’m female but unfortunately am currently stuck in the body of a male. It doesn’t mean that I’m any different from the rest of the population it just means that I only really enjoy 50% of my current life. The other 50% is split up into lots of unfortunate pain, suffering or hate! About 25% of that not so good half is the same stuff that you might not be happy with, like someone opening there door into your car then them leaving! But the other 25% is mainly things such as looking in the mirror, having so many hospital appointments, not being able to date for fear of who to…

So many projects!

I know that a lot of Bloggers and YouTubers keep there projects and ideas secret but I feel that being open is the best way to really interact with my audience, And I have a lot of ideas/projects.
Book(s) - Thats right I have a book on the go, well two books on the go. I wanted to write a book for so long so I started to write one and it so far is looking really good, but then I had another idea for another book and now I'm kind of writing two books. I know... what was I thinking. Blog - This blog I'm really trying to expand, Ive recently been trying to improve my social media accounts as well as trying to get propper # for my posts. Online Store - This is really early in the making and is more of an idea that I'm trying to sort out but, I am trying to build an online store where I will have a range of clothes, home stuff and wall art.  If you have any ideas then please contact me as I want my audience to a part of the steps all the way in my projects.

Respect Parents

Recently I have gained myself a new opportunity at a new retail store, this means that I can once again follow my passion for retail and work helping customers and helping the store grow to a new level. This has and will continue to interrupt my plans for this Blog, however I will be continuing with posts and continuing to make content it will just be at a rate that I hope you will accept. There will still be at least one post a week as I am determined to keep this Blog weekly active.  Todays post is to tell you what you should be doing if you are still living at home with your parents. 
Your parents have given everything to have you and be with you as before they had you they had a life that was similar to yours, minus all the tech, and I feel that it should be your responsibility to give back. Not just at mothers day and fathers day but everyday.  My mum cooks, and therefore I feel that she shouldn't be the one who has to clean up after we have all eaten, that means taking out t…

Selfie!

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I try like a lot of the world to produce the perfect selfie for my social media accounts, weather I want to show my face to my audience or show my progress in my transition to my friends. In order for me to do things like this I try to make the selfie look as good as possible, meaning that I try to get a good background as well as trying to make myself look better than I usually would as I feel that people want to see the best of me rather than a just woken up version. I do edit some of my photos! It’s obvious if you know me that I do not look like I do in the pictures that I have posted on my social media accounts, but it makes me feel good about myself to look at a picture of me, or what I could look like if I lost a mole or my nose got smaller.   I also use a good filter as I really feel that a filter is an important part of a selfie as it makes a mood, weather it be cold, warm or arty. 

To take the best selfie I have come up with a 5 step plan.  <script async src="//pagead2.goo…

Friend

I’ve had to shuffle some things around, the post that was meant to be posted today is being delayed for a couple of days due to something I need to say! This is a message to one of my friends who I have recently found out is concerned about our friendship.
You know who you are... We meet at school in the library, you were there with all your friends and I came and intruded. I stole your bag multiple times and then left you to find it. (Not my best moment) But you still stood by me, you never once hated me and have always been someone who I could talk to, I cheated on my French GCSE and you were the person I told. (Another one of my bad moments) you tried to talk me out of it like the true friend you are. You were one of the reasons that I went back to sixth form as I needed friends like you to support me through my difficult time, you supported me though my difficult time. Without you I may not be here today, so I thank you for the great friend that you have been to me over the last 7 y…

Update on situation

I’m sorry, I really feel like I’ve let you all down with the lack of me posting recently, and the reason behind it is that I’ve finally got another job in the one and only Aldi!  I love retail and it’s the most fun job I can think of due to the constant meeting people and trying to make them smile, however I really do love posting on here as well as I feel like I make you smile or forget about any problems you could be having in your life. I will be posting roughly once a week but hopefully I will be expanding my blog more by hopefully working with new brands and getting in some new and exciting ideas for posts. Keep smiling till my next post which will be about how I take my selfies, and how I get myself to look the best I can in them.

I've been writing all day!

I've been writing all day but it's not for this blog unfortunately... I am writing a book, and its going to be amazing, It is quite controversial at some points so far but it really does say what I feel most people think. I don't want to give too much away as I really want you to buy the book but I can say that it is about Self Love.
Thats all I'm going to say, I might post a few bits that I have written but have decided to leave out of the book, so expect to see some deep but meaningful posts in the next couple of days.

PopSocket?

Everywhere I go people are always asking me "Whats that on your phone case?" "It's a Popsocket" is what I always tell them.
Now some of you may know but I'm sure that most of you don't know what a Popsocket actually is, I'm going to spreed the news about them and share the idea that the great company came up with.
A Popsocket is just a piece of plastic that is permanently stuck onto your phone case, and trust me, it will not come off. It is basically a handle for you to hold onto so that its harder for you to drop your phone, meaning you don't break your phone. (Which is a win if your asking me)
The best part about them are that they are able to flatten and then fit in your pocket as normal meaning that if you don't need it, its to there, however the second you do need it, Boom! you can just pull it back up and its ready to hold, even better than that is that you are able buy the accessory in which you can then mount on any flat surface with…

LES ARCS SKIING!

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As you may be aware I have recently been on holiday in the corner of France in the area of Les Arcs which is just on the border of Italy. Its been a holiday that has not just been needed but I have also been waiting for what feels like ages to finally go and relax. However, skiing isn't really relaxing, no it's in my opinion one of the most challenging and physically demanding sporting activities that there is. This will be a new style of writing for me as it will be in the form of a diary.

Day 1
I awoke early to get ready for the journey to Gatwick Airport, upon having my usual breakfast of marmite on toast, it was time to bring all my bags to the front of our drive to be collected by the bus that we were getting. Dead on the 9:00AM mark the bus arrived and in the family and I got to start our week of work free time. The bus journey was fine, n problems on the road meant that  we ended up at the airport with plenty of time to get on the plane, as well as getting a few prosecco…

I'm up an alp! Update

There hasn't been alot of activity from me for a while as I've been getting ready to go on hoiday and travelling, but I have found a spare hour and thought I'd update you.
There will be a post next week from me filled with pictures and with infomation about what I've been up to. But in the meantime I'm posting this....

Recently I've been doing some seriouse thinking about what I want to do and how I want to do it for this blog and I feel I should share my goals with you. My goal is to have a total of 100,000 views per week with a merchandise page filled products that both you and I want. I want to help charities and will hold events that souls purpose is to raise money.

If you want me to do anything then please leave a comment. Till next week...

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

If your a film lover like me then I have the one for you! Not only has it got the best sound track I think I've ever heard since Pitch Perfect,  but it also has some of the best actors and actresses that combined has created this masterpiece called THE GREATEST SHOWMAN!
Now if you haven't seen it then go... just go right now and watch it. you don't need to go with anyone but you do need to go and see it now. I'm not really a fan of the cinema as I always end up sitting next to the loud eater, but this film was recommended to me "YOU MUST SEE IT IN THE CINEMA!" and I was originally like "ok" but a few more people told me to go watch it and then I did.

IT WAS GREAT! I'm not going to spoil anything but it was amazing, the cast were great, they acted to there best, which could be seen as you really lived in the moments on the screen. At the beginning it gave the room chills as the music was so powerful. It just got better from there. First time I…

Excuses Excuses

Hello everybody, Now I know I've not posted in the last week, but I have an excuse that I feel is satisfactory. Which leads on perfectly to what I want to talk about today.
I have been busy and I mean really busy, I have been booked on a skiing holiday for next week and this means I'm currently trying to sort out lots of things to make sure that I have everything I need and that it is all packed so that I can hopefully post while I'm there. in other words I trying to get organised. Which I know was a problem for me at school.
Now at school there was homework which had to be handed in nearly every week, it could have been science or maths, and I never could do it. I mean I could have if I tried to, but I was the person who never wrote it down meaning I had homework and I didn't know what it was or when it was due in, as you can imagine, this meant that I was stuck not knowing what to do. this meant that instead I was the person who always made excuses. here are some of …

Nails

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So this marks the first of my longer posts, and trust me I'm really proud of the new content I have prepared so far this year. (I am ahead by about 4 posts)

Over the Christmas period I wanted christmasy nails, I started by painting mine red but soon released that I could do so much better than just 'Nails inc Victoria & Albert' which is the red I originally painted them. I therefore removed it all and started again, this lead to me painting them exactly the same colour which was then topped off with my favourite nail varnish 'New looks Lace & Pearls textured nail polish' as it created an amazing colour. I left this colour on for a few days as it matched most of my outfits and also made my nails look elegant but christmasy at the same time. I do however think that this nail colour could be used anytime as it is just a really nice colour.  But then I got bored of the colour after about a week meaning I was back taking it off and getting ready to apply a new col…

Happy new year (2018)

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Happy new year everyone, and welcome to 2018. I just can't believe how quick 2017 went and feel like it was just the other month that we were starting the year saying the same about 2016. but this year is a special year, for lots of people. Those who were born at the beginning of the century will be old enough to drink alcohol in Europe this year, which makes me feel really old.
Anyway... you can expect a lot from me this year, I have planned it all out of what to post and when for the first month, and I a few video ideas that should be posted throughout the year. I'm going to at least post 1 video a month but you can expect more as I am hoping to have 1 ready every week.
Some sad news however is that I will not be posting everyday as it means that I will be writing all the time and it really took a lot during the '25 Day Count Down To Christmas', but his can mean that I take longer to write my posts meaning that they will be better written and longer as I have been to…

Uploaded

Post coming at 4:00pm but I’ve just uploaded on my YouTube channel, go have a cheeky watch!

https://youtu.be/bvUhkKf7EEM