Film Crews, New Sofas and Afternoon Tea | My Week In Photos & xameliax Weekly Vlog Ep34

What a week last week turned out to be! It started with a bank holiday being filmed at home and ‘on location’ in Birmingham and ended with a whole new living room and super fancy afternoon tea! *phew*

On Monday I was joined by a lovely film crew who were making a documentary for schools in the UK on what it takes to be a full time blogger/youtuber and they asked me to feature! I couldn’t believe it when I got the call, what an honour and I was so nervous! They came round to my house and we filmed a normal day in the life of a blogger – filming, editing, admin, photography – and then once we had all we needed here we took a trip to Birmingham where I was booked in to do some work with Burt’s Bees on their pop up stand in the Bullring! They’re released a new range of gorgeous lip crayons so I went down to take a selfie with them and try out the new products – it was also great ‘on location’ footage for the film crew even though I did feel a bit self concious being filmed in public!

After the work was done and we said goodbye to the crew Joe and I went for a naughty lunch at Handmade Burger Co which was so delicious I’ll be writing up a whole review for you soon!


From the glitz and glamour of the bank holiday (and my new rose gold phone case from – finally replacing the gold after two years!) it was back to work work work all week trying to squeeze everything in before we go away. I was attempting to schedule three weeks worth of content for my blog (our holiday, the week after and then my next cruise) before I went which was proving to be rather stressful but as I didn’t want to leave my blog lonely I’ve drafted in a selection of my favourite bloggers to guest post for me next week while I’m on holiday! So make sure you’re following on Bloglovin’ so you don’t miss out on some awesome beauty, food, fitness and lifestyle articles from some new faces throughout the week!


Ah the new sofa of dreams! I’ll let vlog me tell you the story behind this one in my video below but basically I bagged a bloomin’ bargain from NEXT at the start of the week with this ex-display piece for £250!!! Throw in some new cushions Joe’s mum and dad treated us too and we’ve got a new comfy corner to relax in! It has however started a DIY Danger Zone as we’re not only doing up our garden but now we’re pretty much transforming the lounge too – stay tuned for a makeover blog post coming your way!

At the weekend we worked on the garden some more and took Joe’s parents out for a curry to say thank you for all the DIY help they’ve given recently. On Sunday Joe and I went to Hoar Cross Hall to cash in some afternoon tea vouchers I got for my birthday and the weather was glorious! We stopped off for a glass of fizz in a beer garden on the way home and treated ourselves to a new armchair from IKEA. It’s all coming together and I’m so excited to have a living room and garden we can be proud of very very soon!

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We’re on official holiday countdown this week and there’s so much still to do before we jet away. There’s also a few sneaky ASOS parcels in the post too!

Have an amazing week everyone and don’t forget to follow me on instagram @xameliax for all my holiday photos at the weekend!