- Saturday, 20 February 2016 -

Long Time, No Blog


Hello my lovelies! It's been quite a while, hasn't it? Firstly, I want to apologise for appearing like I've fallen off the face of the earth for a few months, I've had to shift my priorities elsewhere as university began to swallow me up, but here I am - 2 projects and a 6,000 word dissertation later and I'm ready to pick up where I left off! You've NO idea how much I've missed blogging and all it entails: the community, the chats, that rush of adrenaline you get when you hit "publish" on a post... It killed me to put my work before something I loved so dearly, but sometimes I guess that's just life. I felt so negligent, leaving my poor little blog to gather cobwebs in the dark catacombs of the internet, but this time away didn't go wasted. Notice anything different?

That's right, Fine and Dandy's had a facelift! I suppose this is my late response to the whole "new year, new me" hype, but it was desperately needed as I grew tired of seeing the same layout I've had for over a year now; I wanted to inject a bit of life back into my blog and yearned for something that better reflected my personality (and let's be honest, fits a bit better with this whole pink theme I've got goin' on!). Being so busy at university, I couldn't possibly take on such a monumental challenge by myself, so I decided to reach out for some help, and found the amazingly talented (and fellow North-Eastie) Rebekah Dale. Together, we began to build a new and improved Fine and Dandy, one with a fresher image yet still stayed true to my "brand" I guess you could call it! I couldn't be happier with the way it all turned out and for the first time in a long time I'm feeling so positive about the future of this little blog.


  1. The new layout is great!
    Don't apologise for focusing on real life for a while - it's surprising how many people will still be around to read your blog and start chatting to again.
    Looking forward to your future posts.
    xo Amy | I Am Adorkable

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  2. The new layout is great!
    Don't apologise for focusing on real life for a while - it's surprising how many people will still be around to read your blog and start chatting to again.
    Looking forward to your future posts.
    xo Amy | I Am Adorkable

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  3. love love love your blog banner x
    http://www.myenglishloveaffair.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Awh it looks so cute!! And no need to apologise for the absence - sometimes life gets in the way and we just have to deal with it. But I'm glad you're back now!

    Fii | little miss fii | uk fashion & lifestyle

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  5. I love the new design, the sparkles are so cute!
    Welcome!! ♥ ♥ ♥

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  6. This layout is sooo cute, totally in love with it :) <3

    sazbomb.co.uk
    xxx

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  7. I AM SCREAMING RIGHT NOW THIS IS NOT OKAY OMFG YOU ARE BACK AND OMFG EVERYTHING IS SO PRETTY AND OMG I LOVE YOU I CANNOT DEAL

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  8. Glad you're back, I love the new layout :)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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  9. I MISSED YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!! I bet this layout was a pretty penny!! NEVER GO AWAY AGAIN!!!!

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  10. I love the new look!!! Sprinkles are the best <3 Welcome back and I can't wait to read your new posts :) Xx

    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

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  11. Your blog looks amazing now, glad you're back!

    http://lxdia.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Ah love the new design! Welcome back, gorgeous!

    Lots of Love, Lottie | Lifestyle blog to make you smile :)

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  13. The new layout is beautiful and congrats on finishing your dissertation lovely! Mine's due in May so I know the battle all too well. Glad you're back.

    Jenna
    xxx
    | princessparasox.wordpress.com | bloglovin' |

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  14. Yayyy! Welcome back, looking forward to reading your posts again!

    Tore | atinymew.com xo

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  15. Yay! So pleased you're back! Congrats on finishing the dissertation and on the new blog design - it looks amazing! xxx

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  16. So glad you're back! You were missed. Yay for the diss, what a relief. Absolutely love the new look, it's so cute and girly and PINK! It's fab.
    Welcome back *smooch emoji*

    Sarah | sarahinwonderland.co.uk <3

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  17. Your layout is adorable, welcome back hun, I'm slowly trying to get back into blogging too x
    Love Vicki | victoriajanex.co.uk

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  18. I love the new design; your blog looks amazing! And welcome back :) x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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  19. I love the new design; your blog looks amazing! And welcome back :) x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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