Thursday, 27 November 2014

My Blog is at a Crossroads

This is the best heading i could think of under the circumstances of this post and if you read the whole post,you will see where i am coming from!

When i started the blog at the end of August of this year,i had  not got a clue what i was doing and had absolutely no thoughts that someone might actually follow it. I have a massive interest in fantasy football so i thought yea i can do a few posts on this as 3.3 million people play the game on a yearly basis and i do know quite alot about the game and as i did finish 23rd in the world 2 years ago and this might generate some interest in my blog!

Then along came the Battle of the Sexes leagues which has taken off way beyond what myself and Walt in the USA ever thought possible. I organised 80 girls from all different countries to join 4 girls teams and play v 4 teams of guys every week. This means that at least once,if not twice a week,i post about the girls on the teams and how they all got on in their matches v the boys!

Now,when i do a #fpl (fantasy football) blog post,it generates alot of pageviews and proves to me that the posts are quite popular.

So here is my problem,i have 144 blog followers and if i am not mistaken,4 are from the community of fantasy football enthusiasts. The rest of my lovely followers are generally from the fashion and lifestyle community of bloggers who have i am sure no interest in my fantasy football posts!

I have written product reviews and other posts about my life which have been very popular and i want to do posts such as OOTD's,which i have not done as yet but i will wait until the weather improves before i attempt these sort of posts!

I have seen alot of blogger chats recently in which the subject of working with brands has been discussed and i would love to have the opportunity to work with a brand on a blog post. I felt that i could not even contribute at all to these chats and just sat there for the hour or so reading everyone's comments feeling totally out of my depth with absolutely nothing to say on a very interesting chat! And as for even contemplating contacting a brand,i just feel so unsure about this!

Even reading suggestions on how to improve your blog,one is to have plenty of photos in your posts,well here i am now writing this with no photos and as some people have said,if they see just alot of writing,they just skip through it! I do understand however that everyone is not going to like everyone's posts.

I had a twitter follow today and a comment by the lovely young lady was "Thank you! Your blog is lovely by the way x"
Now this comment really made my day and has put me in a little bit more of a positive mood towards the blog and i want to thank you Laura!

I am however feeling at the moment very confused as to what to do next,i now have to get my head around alot of things that are whizzing around in my mind at the moment! I just feel a little lost!

Thanks for reading,any comments will be very much appreciated,

Hollie xxx

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

BOTS Cup 2nd Round Draw #fpl

Here is the full draw for the 2nd round of the BOTS Cup. There are 32 ties of which are made up of 29 girl v boy and 3 girl v girl as more girls qualified for the 2nd round (cough,say no more).

I have posted it here for the moment but it will be posted on the Official Bots website shortly!

Here is the 2nd round draw and please note that the number in brackets is the BOTS league where the team is from! An easy way for now to see your opponents latest team line up if they are from another Bots league is to log into the FPL site,click on mine or Walt's team,click the Bots league and find your opponent!
Ties to be played GW 13!

@mcplatt(2)    v   @andrewgfc(4)
@LindaStudd(4)   v   @karldean71(1)
@Joanne-Coulson(4)  v   @Pacocamposds(3)
@VikkiUK(3)   v  @Harrygwynne98(1)
@AtikinMenezes(3)  v  @PathethicoMorbid(1)
@Patolcja(2)  v  @meet the gadfly(1)
@KellyHiggins93(4)  v  @HannSolo42(3)
@katehenry36(1)  v   @teodranik(1)
@JPCajasR(2)  v  @fplwalt(1)
@zoe-8812(2)  v  @WeAreChelseaFc(2)
@RacheyRoses84(3)  v  @Vnz mufc(1)
@Sharon69(4)  v  @ckarkafi(4)
@MortKat(3)  v  @fplhints(2)
@mzlainy(3)  v  @Sid22022(1)
@Charly216 (2)  v  @dixiespurs(4)
@plug_in_baby x(1)  v  @Abhijeetmufc(4)
@OrigRami17(2)  v  @RipsawPritchard(3)
@KatFranc7(1)  v  @fplplayer(3)
@LauraLawson7(1)  v  @FPLMaestro(2)
@MissAndreeva(2)  v  @steviecook9(2)
@fplfashion(1)  v  @steviefeet(4)
@KirQdyG(4)  v  @ankitdhul(2)
@NikkiJude(4)    v  @ChinsandBellies(3)
@tplasc(2)  v  @steflex1(3)
@biibsi(2)  v  @ Jaspritsudan(4)
@Barca_Reds(1)  v  @Bridgekid11(4)
@KellySFCLaurent(3)  v  @fantasyxfactor(4)
@shaclyne91(1) v  @amahrishi(3)
@Lfcgirl85(2)   v   @cricketsong117(4)
@Mrs Gadfly(3)  v @lulubug stig(1)
@LaurenSAFC92(2)  v  @GwendaHaykel(2)
@gurginderks(2) v  @LauraBeck123(4)


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

BOTS GW 12 Results and Standings & Cup Results

Wow,what an exciting week in the BOTS leagues and it was so nearly a clean sweep for the girls in all 4 leagues!

There were resounding wins for the girls in BOTS 2 & 3, a very close win for the girls in BOTS 1 and in BOTS 4, the difference was only 1 win giving the boys a victory by 3 points. So so close as the girls won 13,drew 1, and lost 14! Unbelievable!

The scores in the leagues before this GW were as follows,

Victorious Secret 193-235 The Gentlemen

Nutmegging Mermaids 134-224 WhatsOffsideHoney

Petr Cech Out The Girls 74-121 Make me a Sandwich

Teamgirls 30-18 Teamboys


There were wins for the following girls Cathy,Cora,Laura,Zako,Lucia,Kate,Radhika,Charlene and myself and a draw for Joanne giving us a total of 28 points and a team girls GW win by 28-25.

 So the overall score now is,

Victorious Secret 221-260 The Gentlemen


What a great week for the girls here winning 11 of the 17 matches and gaining us 33 points,which are very much needed!
There were great wins for Gwenda,Lauren,Tania,Charly,Claire,Marie-Claire,Hannah,Goolie Zee,Patrycja,Crystal and myself.
And also the other games were so close with Kali only being beaten by 1 point!

So the overall score is now,

Nutmegging Mermaids 167-242 WhatsOffsideHoney


What a great week for the girls of BOTS 3 too winning 10 out of the 16 matches. There were great wins for Tania,Cora,Elaine,Kelly,Vikki,Kat,Hayley,Nikita,Charlotte and myself giving us an impressive 30 points!
I would just also like to mention that Elaine has won all 5 BOTS games so far and obviously remains unbeaten!

So the overall score is now,

Petr Cech Out The Girls 104-139 Make me a Sandwich


Well this league certainly looks to be very competitive with the addition to it of some new fpl girls and guys making it our biggest league so far! It all bodes well for next season's League 1 and 2. The girls had 13 wins, 1 draw and 14 defeats,oh so close!
There were wins for the girls by Pamela,Rumaana,Nikki,Laura,Kelly,Linda,Emily,Hannah,Nanthini,Gurjinder,Zako,Lynn Marie and myself and a draw for my pal Julie giving us a total of 40 points to the guys 43! What a gameweek!

So the overall score is now,

Teamgirls4  70-61 Teamboys4

This has been a fantastic week for the girls and we have really shown that we can certainly play this fpl game!

The BOTSCUP scores will be added to this post later tonight in which 64 girls played v 64 guys for a place in the next round! And here they are now!

35 girls and 29 guys have found their way through to Round 2 and the 3 draws were all won by the guys on either goals scored or goals conceded! Fantastic performance by the girls!

And i will be doing the 2nd round draw live on Twitter Wednesday 25th at 9.00pm so i have assigned the following numbers to the teams! The ties will be 29 girls v 29 guys and 3 girl v girl ties!

17-@lulubug stig
20-@Mrs Gadfly
37-@ Jaspritsudan
45-@meet the gadfly
58-@Vnz mufc

And i would also like to mention that an official BOTS website is going live soon in which all the gameweek information can be found including fixtures,results,overall standings,Botscup and much more.

Thanks for reading,

Hollie xxx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award 


 I have recently been nominated by the so lovely and beautiful Demi-Lee to complete these questions for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award and she has set out some fantastic questions for me to answer. You can follow Demi-Lee @demileesdiary and also her wonderful blog 



Now in all honesty,who wouldn't want to do this with a name like this,it is an amazing award name and i have actually displayed it on my blog pages,i mean the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award,wow this is just so awesome!

If you do carry this on, please tweet me with the link to your post @fplfashion

The rules are as followed:
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog.
  • Include the award logo in your post.
  • Answer the set of 10 questions that they provide.
  • Supply your own set of 10 questions.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers.

 My questions for you:

1. What inspired you to come up with the name for your blog?

When i decided to give blogging a go,i knew that it would have to include Fantasy Football in it so it was an easy choice to call it Hollie's Lifestyle,Fashion and Fantasy Football blog! I couldn.t really think of anything else that would have been appropriate!

2. If you could choose between living in black and white or colour, what would you choose? And why? 

This is a very interesting question and i suppose i would choose colour as i love for example colourful dresses,flowers and generally all colourful things.I appreciate the beauty. However if life was in black and white,it could be interesting too,have you noticed in black and white films,the girls all look like they have absolutely no blemishes on their skin at all and all look generally flawless,now there is an advantage lol!

3. What is your favourite Autumn lipstick? 

My favourite Autumn lipstick has got to be Lady Danger by Mac. To be honest,i do kinda love it all year round. I do also like the look of Heroine by Mac,it is a plumy purple colour and looks awesome!

4. Do you wish to turn blogging into a career or keep it as a hobby? 

Without doubt a hobby. I never ever considered it a possibility of making it into a career. I just enjoy it as a hobby without any pressure and i post what i want when i want!

5. If you could choose between fast forwarding time or rewinding time, what would you choose? And why? 

I would certainly choose to rewind time and not make the same silly mistakes that i made in the past. And of course,knowing the future would be very benificial too,oh i wish!

6. If you could swap lives with any celebrity for the day, who would you swap lives with? 

Oh this is a tough one,i suppose i would have to say Cheryl Fernandez-Versini,it was so much easier to say Cheryl Cole lol! Her life always seems to be interesting and she does seem to be sweet and has gained alot of respect over the years.Also maybe Amal Clooney for a while,i would not say no spending some time with George,yummy!

7. If you were given three wishes, what would they be? 

The obvious ones would be health,wealth and peace but aside from these,my 3 wishes would be to see the Swans win the premier league,to see a girl win the overall #fpl fantasy football and to get a few more twitter and blog followers!

8. Which season of the year is your favourite? And why? 

Summer without doubt,apart from the weather,i love all the summer outfits,floral dresses,short skirts and everyone always seems happier this time of year!

9. If you had to choose a story that best describes your life, what story would it be? 

Oh this one is very difficult and i am struggling to come up with an answer. With regard to my marriage however,i could describe it like a good episode of the TV show Dallas with all the cheating that went on behind my back!

10. What social media site do you use the most? 

Twitter by an absolute mile,i have made so many lovely new friends since joining up,i absolutely love it! 

 My questions for you:

1- What is your favourite blog and who is your favourite blogger?
2- How do you promote your blog and what is the most effective way to do so?
3- If you could be somebody else for a day,who would it be and why?
4- What inspired you to come up with the name of your blog?
5- What is your favourite perfume,lipstick and nail polish?
6- High heels,if you wear heels,what is your preferred heel height?
7- What is your favourite music at the moment?
8- What is your favourite tv shows?
9- Which is more important to you,your Twitter account or your Blog?
10-Who would you most like to meet if givin the chance and why?

And my nominations are as follows,


Thanks for reading and thanks again to the lovely Demi-Lee for giving me the opportunity to write this post,

lots of love,

Hollie xxx 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

12 Day Blogger Challenge Day 12 (Thank God)

So finally Day 12 has arrived of to be honest a very enjoyable blogger challenge. Today is to write about anything that i want. So i have decided to write about and recommend some bloggers that i follow and their lovely blogs. I will not mention previous blogs that i have already mentioned in previous posts in this 12 day challenge.I have changed my mind about this as it would not be right not to mention these super awesome girls who have the most amazing blogs and are just so lovely and i am so happy i found them on twitter.

I will just list some really lovely bloggers who all have fabulous blogs and i would like to recommend all of these lovely girls as must follows as they are all so nice. I have formed a lovely friendship with alot of these girls since starting my blog and joining twitter. So here goes and please follow all of these super awesome girls,they are all lovely to talk to and are so supportive when needed,and also some of them are only recent follows but i highly recommend them! All below are Twitter handles so go check out their blogs!


So all i can say now is that all of the above are just so lovely,so nice,so supportive when needed and all have fabulous blogs which are all worth following! Most of the above girls i like to call my new friends and the reason i say only most is that i have only recently got to know some of them. If there is anyone i left out,i am so so sorry and it doesn't mean that i dont think that you are super awesome too!

That's the end of the 12 day challenge so,i enjoyed it alot. I have a few tag posts that i will be doing aswell as a couple of award posts,if anyone fancies them,please let me know and i can either tag you or nominate you! They are great fun to do,

hope you enjoyed it,

lots of love,

Hollie xxx

Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Christmas Tag

I was tagged for this post by the really lovely Polly @PollysPBook  
who is such a wonderful and beautiful young lady with a fabulous blog  which is a real must follow blog. I have an enormous amount of respect and admiration for Polly so please go and follow this truly lovely girl!

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie

I think my favourite Christmas movie has got to be Miracle on 34th Street. It is such an awesome movie about a little girl who discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in.

 2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

It will be and always has been Christmas morning.It is just not the same opening them on Christmas eve! There always was however a stocking left at the end of my bed when i was little with the most amazing cheap toys in it,i always loved this part of my presents!

3. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

To be honest,not really.Obviously as i got older,things changed.I have usually worked on Christmas Eve! When i get home however,i will have a glass or 2 of wine and just relax!

 4. Favourite Christmas memory?

Was going down early to see all my presents before my parents when i was about 5 or 6,i only did it once and managed to sneak back upstairs again before being caught. I will always remember that.The excitement was unreal but i was disappointed that i didn't see Santa!

 5. Favourite Christmas scent?

My favourite Christmas scent has got to be the scent of the Christmas tree.We always have had a new real tree rather than an artificial one and i just love the scent of the pine! Christmas is not the same without the scent of a real tree!

 6. Favourite festive food?

I just totally love the Christmas turkey with all the trimmings.We always have the traditional turkey and ham (i dont eat the ham),stuffing,mash and roast potatoes,carrots and creamy cauliflower,it's just so delicious. I always look forward to it.

7. What’s the best part about Christmas for you?

The best part about Christmas for me is buying gifts for the people i love. I am kinda abit of a last minute shopping girl but i do put alot of thought into the gifts that i do eventually buy. And spending time with family and around this time,we always play some sort of a game,i hope it's trivial pursuit,i love this game!

 8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

It's always real!

 9. Do You Like To Stay in Your PJs Or Dress Up For Christmas?

I will stay in my PJ's until after breakfast and then dress up to my best for the day ahead. I hope to get a new outfit for Christmas so i will look forward to wearing this!

10. Any Christmas Wishes?

I just hope it is a lovely Christmas with no drama's and that all my family and friends have a lovely one too!

So thank you once again to the lovely Polly who gave me the opportunity to this post by tagging me. I would now like to tag anyone who fancies doing it so work away if you like,

thanks for reading,

Lots of love,

Hollie xxx

Saturday, 15 November 2014

3 Things i am loving at the Minute-Day 11 of 12 of Blogger Challenge

Thank God it is day 11 of 12 of this blogger challenge and today is 3 things i am loving at the minute.

So the first thing i am loving at the minute is a blog by  @MuratoreManuela  
and it is here 
I check this blog every day as it has the most wonderful outfits that i have ever seen on a consistant basis. Every day does not disappoint and for me it does show that Italy is the capital for fashion without doubt. I have already done a post titled 5 of my favourite blogs and i have heavily featured this exceptional young lady in it so please go and have a look. 
What i love about this whole experience is not only the gorgeous outfits and all round exceptional posts but the girl behind the blog.She is just so wonderful,down to earth,follows me,comments on my blog (i am so happy that she reads it) and always seems to have time for her followers. Now that to me is an exceptional blogger who is genuine and someone who deserves every success in all aspects of life. Now you all know about my love for polka dot,well have a look at this dress,all i can say is wow!

Now the 2nd thing i am loving at the minute is the Battle of the Sexes (BOTS) leagues #fpl in which there are 4 leagues of girls v boys and it is just so much fun. I could not be more proud of all the girls who play this brilliant game and are such awesome players. I have made alot of new friends through this and we girls are certainly giving the boys a good run for their money. There is even an official BOTS website in the making at the moment and will be unveiled soon. So much credit has to go to my good friend Walt @FPLWalt from USA who has put so much time and effort into this whole experience and i cant thank you enough Walt!
What we have here is a fantasy football competition in which every week a girl plays v a boy for 3 team points. It is so exciting and just makes the whole fpl experience so much more fun.We have regular banter before and after the games with the guys and just to say that there are still places available on the girls team so if anyone fancies it,contact me for the code to join an awesome team of girls. There are almost 70 girls worldwide already with us.

And the 3rd thing i am loving at the moment is the album Dark Passion Play by Nightwish. This cd is constantly on when i am in the car and i sometimes even bring it into work to play while i am working and it is just the most amazing album i have ever heard.
From start to finish,this has to be the best album ever put together by the uniquely talented Tuomas Holopainen.

The album starts with my favourite song of all time called "The Poet and The Pendulum" which is a 14 minute track which has everything and the last 4 minutes are just so emotional.
There then follows "Bye Bye Beautiful and "Amaranth" which are both unbelievable tracks and certainly bring out the rock chick in me.
Other tracks that are so amazing is the very sad song "Eva",the melodic "For the Heart i Once Had" and the beautiful "Meadows of Heaven".
All in all,this is just a masterpiece from start to finish,the album has everything and it is just pure musical genius!

So there you have it,3 things i am loving at the minute,i hope you enjoyed it. Please feel free to comment if you wish!

Have you followed  ?,are you interested in joining an awesome set of #fpl girls? or have you heard of Nightwish?

Thanks for reading,

Lots of love,

Hollie xxx

Thursday, 13 November 2014

12 Day Blogger Challenge Day 10 "A Day in The Life"

Wow day 10 already and it's a day in the life of me,oh no as i am actually off Thursday 13th November! I have nothing planned at all for tomorrow,i have started to write this as it is 00.05 am so it is thursday!

At this present moment in time,i am feeling quite emotional for some reason. I have watched Taken and cried at the end of it and have just watched the new Christmas add for Sainsburys and also cried.I will be heading to bed soon hopefully and plan a lie in for the morning and hope to publish an hour by hour account of what i get up to tomorrow for this post! And with nothing at all planned,this could be a real dull and boring post.

And now at 00.30,i have just found out that one of my favourite bloggers is 4 months pregnant with a baby boy on the way,needless to say i have a few more tears in my eyes,i hate being this emotional but i am so delighted for her. I cant believe i have cried 3 times thisevening and i am not joking in saying this,it's true!

And at 1.00am i have just had a DM from my good friend Walt in USA with details of our Battle Of The Sexes official website which he has been working on.This is so exciting.

And i have just checked in on my fav blog and i am surprised and delighted to see a post up with the most amazing vintage polka dot dress worn by this exceptional young lady. Anyone who knows me will know how utterly obsessed i am with polka dot,ever since i was a little girl!

As it is now 2.30 am,i am going to head to bed to keep it warm lol as BF is due home soon from his shift so i will now say goodnight to you all (well this is a day in the life)!

So it's now 11.30 am and i have been up since 10.30. I have had my breakfast, 2 weetabix in hot milk,a slice of toast and a cup of tea. I then had my shower and have now logged onto the world of social media.And just to mention,the weather is awful,it is lashing rain outside.

The first thing i do when logged onto twitter apart from checking any messages or notifications that i may have is check to see if there is a new post on my favourite blog. And i am so happy that there is and it is such a wonderful post.

I am watching a programme on TV3 here in Ireland called Midday in which 5 women discuss various subjects and at the moment they are talking about kissing in public and being intimate in public,i wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of these opinionated women.

It's now 1.30pm and i have been on social media for the last hour,in that time i have seen the most fabulous LBD as recently purchased by Karen  and i am in love with it.My god i just keep thinking about this dress and how much i want it,i am however on a spending freeze at the moment so it may just have to wait a little longer.

A friend of mine has just texted me asking if i wanted to meet up with her for a coffee at 6.00 thisevening as it is her first day in a new job,i know it is an awkward time but hey why not so now i have to figure out how to squeeze lunch and dinner in between now and 5.30,this could be difficult so i will now go and have a light lunch.

Just had for lunch a bowl of supernoodles and a cup of tea for lunch,chicken flavour and they were yummy! It's now 2.00pm.

It's now 2.15 and i am off to paint my nails as suggested by the lovely Serene  so i have decided to go with the colour red. It's Rimmel 030 double decker red,it's very quick drying so this is exactly what i need now.

After painting my nails,i have just relaxed watching TV and it is now 4.30pm,i am now getting ready to go out and meet my friend for a coffee and a chat. I have my outfit sorted and i will be well wrapped up.

Managed to squeeze in a quick bite to eat before leaving so now heading out to meet up with my friend.

Met up with my friend for coffee,well tea actually and a jam doughnut in a lovely coffee shop and had a great catch up.Got home at 8.30 and now going to have a look at twitter and see what's happening. I have a new follower of my blog so i am happy with this,i always love having a new follower and i have just followed back. I have also joined in on #irishbloghour for a brief chat. Have briefly chatted with some lovely people on twitter tonight including the lovely Lucy @LucysBeautyBlog
and have followed a new blog which happens to be Lucy's blog which is a lovely blog and i recommend it,it is now coming up to 0.00 am on Friday the 14th so that's the end of my day.

So there is not much happening between now and bedtime so this has been my day,nothing too exciting but i enjoyed it none the less,and i will sign off now by saying Goodnight to you all and thanks for reading, Sorry i couldn't make it more interesting,but it is real,

lots of love,

Hollie xxx

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

12 Day Blogger Challenge Day 9 "How to pull the Perfect Pint"

Wow day 9 already of this blogger challenge and today is to teach you something so as i have worked in the hospitality business for 10 years now,i will explain how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness!

1- Take a cool,clean and dry Guinness branded glass (nothing worse than if it is in another branded glass,it is so unprofessional).

2-Hold the glass under the tap at an angle of 45 degrees.

3-Pull the handle forward and fill the glass three quarters the way up making sure never to allow the tap spout to touch the liquid guinness.

4-Now you must leave it to settle for approximately 2 minutes.

5-Top up the glass by pushing the tap handle backwards until the head is just ever so slightly above the top of the glass. Never allow the stout to overflow and never use for example a knife to level the head.

6-Using a steady hand,give the customer his pint making sure that you do not allow overspill.

So there you go now,the perfect pint,so next time you ask for a pint of guinness,have a look and see if your bartender has done exactly the above!

thanks for reading,

lots of love,

Hollie xxx

Monday, 10 November 2014

GW 11 BOTS Leagues 1-4 Scores and Overall Points

So here we have the scores from all 4 BOTS leagues and the overall scores also in all leagues. It was another rather dissappointing GW gor the girls in general with the exception of BOTS 4 girls who have had a fantastic start.


A disappointing 5 wins for the girls with the wins coming from Cathy,Laura,Lucia,Lauren and Linn! Well done girls.

Overall score is now,

Victorious Secret 193-235 The Gentlemen

oh girls,we need a few good gameweeks soon!


Well we certainly got hammered here with the only girls wins coming from Gurjinder,Hannah and myself and Lauren getting a draw!
In all honesty,there is no shame in been beaten in this league as our opponents are seasoned professionals at this game and it's nice to see that nearly all of the girls are very competitive and have been a wee bit unlucky in their efforts. It would be nice however if a couple of the teams were looked at and some transfers made as it is very difficult to win a match if you have players injured/suspended and then you are only playing with like 10 men or so.

So the overall score is now,

Nutmegging Mermaids 134-221 WhatsOffsideHoney


Oh another defeat for the girls in BOTS3 but there were some really close matches. We had wins for Therese,Cora,Elaine,Kat and Rachael,well done girls on your wins. Just to also say that Elaine has had her 4th straight win,good for you girl.
I still believe that this team can go on and win overall so hopefully we will be back to winning ways next gameweek.

So the overall score is now,

Petr Cech Out The Girls 74-121 Make me a Sandwich


So here we have it,the new BOTS league with some new fpl girls challenging a new set of boys! And what a fantastic start the girls have made winning 10 out of the 15 games. There were wins for Pamela,Nikki,Kirstine,Hayley,Sherri,Linda,Julie,Sharon,United Girl and myself. it would be nice to keep this up and just to let you know,we will have some new additions to our team this week with the possibility of up to 5 or 6 new girls joining this awesome team. If i could also just mention that we need a team name so if anyone has suggestions,please DM me and we will vote during the week!

So the overall score is,

teamgirls 30-18 teamboys

There will also be a Knockout Cup competition in which 64 fpl girls will take on 64 boys with the draw taking place early next week live on twitter. All the girls in the BOTS leagues are automatically entered into the draw so the very best of luck to everyone in the 1st of 2 cup knockout competitions!

Thanks for reading,

Hollie  #teamgirls #fplgirls

12 Day Blogger Challenge Day 7 & 8

Today's blogger challenge is to write a seasonal post so as it's nearly christmas,i am doing up a short wishlist in the hope that maybe my BF just might have a look lol! And as it happens day 8 is a fashion wishlist so here it is too as it has gone past midnight here so does count as the next day!

All of these items are available in Forever 21,i am not going to give full descriptions,i will just put up the pics for now!

So there are just 4 lovely items that are on my christmas wishlist,i just love polka dot as anyone who knows me will tell you.

It's only a short post but it is part of the 12 day blogger challenge which i would like to complete and it is a seasonal inspired post i suppose,

thanks for reading,

lots of love,

Hollie xxx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

12 Day Blogger Challenge Day 6

So now it's day 6 of this 12 day challenge and today is about whatever i am currently reading whether it be a book,magazine or a blog etc.

And as it happens,it is a few blogs that i am currently reading at the time of writing. I am not reading my usual blogs that have all these such wonderful outfits but i am reading another few of my favourite blogs which have interesting posts and topics and outfits as it turns out. I will now share them with you and i must say these blogs are well worth following as the girls behind them are so sweet and lovely and a real credit to the blogging community in general.

I have just read a brilliant post by the absolutely lovely Jemma @dorkfaceblog 
whose latest post titled "Honestly" is a must read. It shows us that all people in the world of the blogging community are not all sweet and nice. Please have a read of this rather excellent post. Jemma has a wonderful blog and she is such a wonderful person who i would recommend to follow.She really is so lovely!

I then checked out a lovely blogging/twitter friend of mine's blog which is by the lovely Florence Grace @flomatthews_
in which i have been recently nominated for "The Blogger's Recognition Award" by the lovely Flo. Thank you Flo! All i can say is please check out this blog,it is something special and Flo's writing is second to none. She is just an incredible writer and all posts are just written superbly and flawless.

I then popped into  by the always lovely Karen @stylesunrise_
and what we have as her latest post is an OOTD which is gorgeous outfit featuring skinny jeans by Dresscode and they are fab and such a bargain. Paired off with a lovely white top,tartan scarf and such gorgeous floral shoes,this outfit is so amazing and i love it. Go have a look for yourself,i promise you wont be disappointed. Karen is also such a lovely and supportive person within the blogging community and is well worth following.

And just as i am writing this,i got a notification of being nominated for the "One Lovely Blog Award" by the absolutely lovely Eleanor  @DLLFashion
whose fabulous blog is 
I have always loved Eleanor's blog as there is always fabulous outfits to see,wishlists and recommendations  and indeed many actual hauls which always seem to be type of outfits.You certainly have fantastic taste Eleanor. So i would like to recommend following Eleanor and her blog as she is such a lovely girl with a fabulous blog.

Infact the above 4 girls are really well worth following so if you are not following,please go and do so,they are all so lovely and i am so happy i met them through the world of twitter.

Right,that's day 6 of my 12 day challenge done and so on to day 7 tomorrow which is a season inspired post,what,this is going to be difficult lol,

thanks for reading and please leave a comment if you wish,i love reading comments,

lots of love,

Hollie xxx 

Saturday, 8 November 2014

12 Day Blogger Challenge Day 5

Day 5 of this 12 day blogger challenge is some of my most loved possessions!

I am just going to try and keep this simple and list some of my favourite possessions rather than categorise them as my most loved,so here goes,

1- My Divorce papers as they are precious to me after what happened to end my marriage. I cant unfortunately put up a picture as i am sure you will all understand lol!

2- A recent gift from my lovely BF which he surprised me with last week,first thing i said is "what have you done" jokingly that was and he said he noticed that i was nearly out of my favourite perfume,ah how lovely! It's a Cool Water Woman box set!

3-The CD titled "Dark Passion Play" by Nightwish. I just cant stop listening to this in the car and the track "The Poet and The Pendulum" is my favourite ever song. It is 14 minutes long and has everything in it,the last 4 minutes is the best piece of music i have ever heard and it has brought a tear to my eye many times with it's beautiful lyrics.

4- My 60's style dress as i seen the exact one being featured on the top Irish fashion show on Friday on TV3 here in Ireland. It was called a must have and i only bought it a few weeks ago,so delighted with this.

5-And finally one of my most loved possessions are my memories of my childhood,that is all i can say!

Hope you enjoyed my day 5 blogger challenge,day 6 is about what i am currently reading,book,mag,blog etc!

Thanks for reading,

Hollie xxx

Friday, 7 November 2014

BOTS GW10 Scores and Overall Points


Well i think as girls,we need to forget this gameweek as it was an awful week for all 3 BOTS girls teams.

So here are the scores from GW 10


The only wins for the girls came from Joanne,Lauren and Simar which leaves me abit speechless as this team has been consistently good every week. Ah well,we will move on to next week so with the overall score now standing as,

Victorious Secret  178 -196  The Gentlemen

This is the first time the boys have had the overall lead and just another mention to FPL seb on yet another win for the boys making that 7 straight wins. I wonder who is up next Seb!


So onto BOTS2 and another victory for the boys denying the girls a 2nd weekly victory in a row.

Well with only wins from Kali,Bibi,Tania,Rio,Goolie Zee and myself,it has left us further behind the boys with an awful lot of catching up to do,but there is a long way to go still!

So the overall score now is,

Nutmegging Mermaids 124- 181 WhatsOffsideHoney


Well we girls got heavily beaten here too which is a shame as all the guys seemed to have captained Sanchez lol! But not to worry,we will bounce back,i have no doubt about this!

There was wins for the girls by Therese,Elaine,Leah and Ellyn giving us a very low total of 12 points. Next week girls will be ours! Just like to mention too that Elaine and Ellyn have played 3,won 3.

So the overall score is now,

Petr Cech Out The Girls  55-88 Make Me a Sandwich

There is not really to much to say on this gameweek however we will move on to next week now and do our best to get the points for the girls

This week Walt published an update article on behalf of both of us which explains alot about the possibilities for next season and also about how all the teams should be competitive in the interest of the team that we are representing and also their teammates.If you have not read it already,please do so as it is important.Here is the link,


And also a mention that a new BOTS 4 which is for definate,the last one this season will be starting GW11 so a massive welcome to all the new boys and girls to which i hope will be a very competive league. I have to say,all the girls are really up for it!

Now what we have here is the points scored individually by the girls in BOTS1 & 2 leagues.BOTS1 has been taken directly from the Goblins Lair,(It is also too early to publish points gained in BOTS 3!)  

and include the rankings for the boys. BOTS 2 however only contains the rankings for the the girls with a special thanks to FPL Goblin @imuhutsu for all his help. It is too early to supply BOTS 3 rankings at this stage.



Points only for the girls earned for the team after playing 6 matches!

Thanks for reading,

Hollie xxx

Thursday, 6 November 2014

12 Day Blogger Challenge Day 4 (5 of my fav blogs)

So on to Day 4 of this exciting 12 Day blogger challenge and today i have an opportunity to list a top 5 of my choice so i have decided to do a post on 5 of my favourite Blogs that i follow and the girls behind the blogs. All of these blogs are mainly fashion blogs and i am planning on doing a post soon on beauty and lifestyle blogs that i follow as there are some really lovely bloggers that i follow that i would love to recommend too.Recently i did a post on 5 of my favourite blogs so i will not include these in this post as i have already givin my reasons and recommendations for following.

SO just before i start may i say that these 5 blogs are all incredible,amazing and inspirational and have a wonderful young lady behind each and every one of them and i have the highest of recommendations to follow them and i really hope i can give these blogs the credit that they so much deserve and so in no particular order of preference here goes.

Now my first choice is is an incredible blog called by the absolutely lovely ManueLita  @MuratoreManuela 
This is a blog that i have recently come across and to say i am mad about this blog is an understatement. Every single post by ManueLita is beautiful,gorgeous and every other superlative you can think of. Her styling is incredible,every outfit is just so amazing and she is such a lovely girl to go with it all.Every outfit is just incredible,so well put together,so stylish and so beautiful.To give you an example of this,i have listed 3 of my favourite outfits worn by this incredible,inspirational and just all round lovely young lady whom i have so much respect for and my admiration for is off the scale.ManueLita is just a must follow wherever you can follow her for the most incredible outfits and styles anywhere to be found online or anywhere else for that matter.I am so happy that i found this wonderful blog with a truly wonderful young lady behind it and i would now like to take this opportunity to say "Thank you ManueLita" for being so amazing and for brightening up my day! You are a truly wonderful young lady and i hope all your dreams come true!

                                                                            Top - Please
                                                                            Skirt - Please
                                                                            Shoes - Tory Burch
                                                                            Bracelet -  SopraSotto Tuscany Creative
                                                                            Mini bag -  SopraSotto Tuscany Creative

                                                                        Denim Shirt - Guess
                                                                        Denim Jumpsuits - Guess
                                                                        HairAccessories - D & G
                                                                        Shoes - Jimmy Choo 

                                                                        Top - Dolce & Gabbana
                                                                        Pants - Mangano
                                                                        Shoes - Gucci
                                                                        Bag - Dolce & Gabbana
                                                                        Gloves - Patrizia Pepe 

And now on to another blog that i have recently come across and this one also has the most amazing outfits by the lovely @twentyeightvia
Again we have here some incredibly stylish outfits and the girl behind the blog is just so lovely. I would highly recommend following this blog if you are looking for inspirational fashion ideas. And i would like to take this opportunity to thank you for following me on twitter,it means alot and i am so honoured and thank you for having a wonderful blog. I have alot of respect and admiration for this lovely young lady.I have included 3 of my favourite outfits from this fabulous must follow blog and as you can see,they really are something special.I look forward to every new post am so excited that i found this truly wonderful blog! Whatever your dreams are,i really hope they happen for you lovely lady!

Hat Urban Outfitters
Top H&M
Pants H&M
Sunglasses Rayban
Pearl Ring Baublebar

Fuzzy vest c/o Urban Philosophy
Skirt Asos
Shoes Zara
Purse Zara

Top Asos 
Necklaces Urban Philosophy
Heels Zara
Clutch Mango
Sunglasses Ferragamo

This brings me on to the next blog that is one of my favourites and it is by the always lovely Carolin @CSchroeter86 
whose must follow blog is . Carolin has always been so good to me since i started blogging a few months ago with some great advice and has even nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award and the Liebster Award which i am ever so grateful.She is such a genuine lovely girl who i am so happy i met on the world of Twitter. So Carolin's blog contains posts on fashion,film and lifestyle and much more and is always a blog that i look forward to reading any new posts.Aswell as some fabulous outfits,Carolin's blog contains some great beauty product reviews,fantastic lifestyle posts and also some book reviews.I love Carolin's taste in fashion and the pic's below will show some wonderful outfits.At this stage i would like to say a massive thank you to Carolin for being so genuinely lovely,supportive and for just being you and i have so much admiration and respect for you lovely lady. I hope life brings you everything that you wish for because i believe that you certainly deserve it!

                                                   Polka Dot Dress: New Look
                                                   Bag: Michael Kors
                                                   Pony Hair Shoes: Taschka
                                                   Watch: Olivia Burton

                                              Blogger Fedora: Stradivarius
                                              Boho Vintage Blouse: Stradivarius
                                              Black Skater Skirt: Stradivarius
                                              Pendant Necklace: Accessorize
                                              Boots: Jones Bootsmaker
                                              Handbag: Mischa Barton

                                               Blanket Cape Stradivarius

And so to my next blog which is one of my favourites and it's by the always lovely Patricia Batatas @peexo  
Literally every blog post is amazing with such gorgeous and beautiful outfits which are so inspirational from a fashion sence and has been a massive influence on me personally from a style point of view. You can also catch Patricia on youtube too with some really amazing and enjoyable videos well worth a watch on her channel . The blog itself is a personal style blog which always has affordable outfits that are just styled superbly and Patricia's looks are so inspirational. Believe me,this is a must follow blog.I have included 3 of my favourite outfits below and as you can see,Patricia's styling is incredible and always has such fabulous and gorgeous outfits.She is a really lovely and friendly girl to follow so i would like to say Thank you Patricia for being so nice and having such a wonderful blog and just to say i have a massive amount of admiration and respect for you and i love your blog so much. You really are an incredible young lady and i hope all your dreams come true for you! I for one cannot wait for your next post!

Lace top - Sheinside || Skirt - H&M || Frilly socks - Topshop || Trainers - c/o Hoodboyz || Bag - Primark

  Duster coat - Primark || Dress - c/o WearAll || Heels - Primark || Bag - Marc b.

 Bralet - Celeb Look || Midi skirt - H&M || Heels - Primark || Clutch - ASOS

And so to my final choice of this very enjoyable post (for me to write) and it is the absolutely lovely Leanne Winters @CallMeLeaa  
whose lovely blog is 
Leanne is such a lovely girl who i am so happy to have met through twitter. I love Leanne's choice in outfits and her blog is a really must follow blog with plenty of posts with fabulous outfits.One of the things that i love about Leanne's blog is that there are very regular posts with lots of different styling which i find myself saying "yea this looks great,i think i will give this look a go". She is such a wonderful young lady who is so genuine and lovely and i have massive respect and admiration for Leanne.I always look forward to new posts and i have picked out below 3 of my favourite looks by Leanne which are very inspirational as i love the styling! Thanks Leanne for being so lovely and having a fabulous blog which i enjoy so much. Again i hope all your dreams come true lovely lady!

                                                            Dress - ASOS

                         Primark flats, Forever 21 tee, H&M floral shorts, River Island cardigan

So that's it, 5 truly wonderful blogs that you just have to follow and 5 truly wonderful young ladies behind the blogs. If i had not decided to join twitter in July and start my own blog in August,i would never have had the opportunity to enjoy what these lovely girls have to offer on their fantastic blogs! Massive Thank you to you all.

Hope you enjoyed my post and please feel free to leave a comment if you wish,

lots of love,

Hollie xxx

Blanket Cape Stradivarius

Blanket Cape Stradivarius

Blanket Cape Stradivarius