Friday, 13 November 2015

Bad week, 2nd Vlog & Passion4Fashion Linkup!

Firstly I apologise for the lateness of today's link up.
Its been one of those weeks.
When things could go wrong, they have.
Ever have one of those?
I have been so stressed.
The printer broke down, my computer packed in and the only person who could fix it (hubby) was working away. Missing parcels, broken goods and generally sad times.
It rained ALL WEEK LONG, so no outfit photos were taken, much to my utter dismay.
Also as mentioned above, Salvatore's been away A LOT, so no photographer, no helping hand, no husband cuddles and words of encouragement.
Its been rough.
And on top of all that, i accidentally set some Christmas presents on fire and nearly took out the whole kitchen.
Disastrous week all round really.
So yes.
I am feeling a little down in the dumps.
But its Friday. I have Salvatore home for the weekend, family around me and a bottle of wine in the fridge.
I think i need to re-charge my batteries and stop putting SO much stress and pressure on myself.
Its ridiculous.

But what i have for you today is VLOG number 2!
Yes. I filmed it finally. Yes i've rambled on and on (i apologise)
The editing is non existent (hence why its 18 minutes long..Feel free to skip through)

I would love for you to have a watch and any words of encouragement would be sincerely felt today.
And if you would like to follow along and watch me, hopefully, improve my vlogging skills then i would love you to follow my channel too!

I'm also now working on the Rachel The Hat Facebook page too so would love you to come chat with me there

Vlog 2

As always guys thanks so much for you constant support, it really does mean the world to me, and becomes especially poignant when my week has been so annoyingly bad.
You guys rock!



  1. there are so many things going on!so happy for the video!
    thank you for the link up

  2. Hang in there, Rachel, we all have those days / weeks. Have a great weekend!

  3. Rachel, we all have weeks like that and I am just glad that your's is coming to an end. You are a confident and engaging speaker and you do very well speaking.

    Have a great weekend,

  4. Oh Rachel, sorry to hear your week has been so crap. Here's to next week being better for you x
    Look forward to seeing the vlog
    Laurie x

  5. Oh my goodness, Rachel, what a terrible week! Get out that bottle of wine and unwind tonight for sure! Hope your weekend is as wonderful as the week was crappy. :) xo

  6. I'm so sorry you had such a bad week! I hope your weekend and next week are much better!


  7. I hope next week is better for you! All the stress really seems to come at once doesn't it?

  8. Oh no, what a bad week! I hope your weekend gets much, much better and your enjoy that wine! Also, loving the meaning behind your blog name.

  9. I've been having one of those weeks as well. I hope you have a better weekend!


  10. I am sorry to hear how your week has gone Here's to a better next week!


    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

  11. Sending love and light your way! I can definitely relate to having an utterly effed up week. We all have 'em. Just do your best to find the humor and let go of all that was and embrace what it to come afterward :)

  12. Sorry to hear you had such a bad week! The fire sounds awful! I don't have time this morning to watch your Vlog but I will come back later!

  13. I am sorry to hear your week was not so great! I loved your vlog post though!

    Hope this upcoming week is better.

    xx, EE

  14. Wow, what a rough week! Thanks so much for the great linkup!!!

  15. I know what you mean, it is tough when things don't go so well. Hope things improve soon. Thank goodness it was some presents and nothing more with the fire.I will check out your vlog later and appreciate that you did that
    Take care,
    jess xo

  16. this sounds like the worst week! I hope things get better for you this upcoming one!

  17.'s the curse of Friday the 13th! However, these things happen! You'll be back up and running in no time :-) xx

  18. Oh Rachel, what a horrible week for you! Doesn't life just throw rotten tomatoes at us sometimes? At least Salvatore is back now, the week is over and behind you. I always have to say to myself 'and breathe!' on weeks like those. Enjoy that bottle of wine!

  19. Oh and I forgot to say I love the story behind your name! That's lovely.
    And sorry, I never got round to sending you a question.

  20. Rachel I'm so sorry to hear you've had a crappy week... I'm not feeling too chirpy either, but I just have the blues, I haven't had a fire or anything like that!! Hope you're now safe and well.

    On a more positive note, I loved watching your vlog! Thank you for answering my question about your hair - would you believe it I have the same curling wand, but obviously not the same hair type! Though my hair is a lot coarser now with a natural wave now that it's so grey, it used to be poker straight. Yours always look fabulous (and who has the time to wash their hair every day??! I wash mine every 3-4 days!!)

    Anyhoo sending you lots of love and hugs for a happier weekend, call me anytime you want to chat don't forget :)

    Catherine x
    Not Dressed As Lamb

  21. Your voice is so pretty and what a neat way to come up with your blog name. Prayers your week gets better Rachel~
    Rachel xo

  22. Oh bless you, that is a bad week! Here's to a better weekend x

  23. Booo! to a Crappy week....Yay! to your vlogging venture. Even I don't wash my hair everyday and mine is super-short.
    I was going to empathise with weather-related moans and other niggles BUT Waking up this morning to the news of the terrorist activity in Paris has put my trivial woes into perspective!
    So all I can say is have a great weekend and a more positive week, next week.
    Onwards and upwards in the vlogging world!
    Fake Fabulous

    1. BTW, I loved the natural tone of your piece...especially when you were talking about your inspirations. XXX

  24. Hi Rachel, loved watching the vlog. After emailing you all week it was lovely to hear your voice and find out a bit more about you. Gave Heather her present last night and she loved it, so thank you. Have a great weekend xxx

  25. Rachel, you are great and next week will be wonderful! Cheers!

  26. Sorry you had such a stinker of a week, Rachel! I hope this one will be much better!!
    Suzy x


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