Amii @ Thirty

Lifestyle blog by a thirty-something city dweller


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April Playlist

I’ve struggled with feeling motivated or inspired in recent months and, naturally, my motivation to sit and write blog posts has also really dwindled. Apologies to my readers for that. I am going to try and write more again now that we’re into a new month.

I always try and find things in my day to draw positivity from even if I’m not feeling great and so often, like many others I’m sure, I love listening to music. I have go-to albums and artists for every mood and I have pretty eclectic tastes in music, from classical to country, hip-hop to house, pop to punk, and so much more in between.

This is my April playlist… Continue reading…


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UK Politics: what on earth is going on?

Apart from two posts back in early 2015 (this one and this one), I deliberately haven’t written about politics on the blog. It isn’t a focus of my usual writing but as my readership has grown beyond my wildest imagination, I’d like to use my platform just this once to put it out there and say:

“UK Politics: what on earth is going on?”

For those who know me well, they know that politics is extremely important to me, it always has been, and I’m an active member of the political party I support.

Those same friends and family members know that I love getting up on my soapbox and that I have an opinion on pretty much everything. However, they also know that I’m not one for shouting about my political views online or through my social media.

This post isn’t about what I think or you think, it’s not about the Party I support and the ones I don’t, it’s not about agreeing or disagreeing, it’s not about who can shout the loudest about their views or who can post the most politically-driven messages on social media. It’s about Continue reading…


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Sampling Beauty #2

I chose a broad range of products in March’s Feel Unique pick ‘n’ mix samples and my Love Me Beauty bag. Whilst I’m completely sold on a few of the picks, some of the products were just a step too far from my humble beauty routine. From Googling ‘what is cleanser for?’ to the far-from-ideal consistency and look of a body cream-gel, it was a month full of new product experiences for me. Continue reading…


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Top Tips for Event Planning

In the job I currently have, this time of year is always hectic because I deliver our annual client event for 65+ people. Although I’m a Marketing Manager, I’ve loved events and event planning for as long as I can remember. Even a simple dinner for friends is so much more to me than that.

I think the first ‘big’ event I organised was for my 18th birthday. I planned and hosted a black-tie, masquerade party complete with awesome home catering (thanks Mum and Grammie!) and a live band. The bug caught me from there and whilst I’ve only spent 6 months in a direct event management role, I’ve used the same skills and experiences in other roles over the years too.top tips for event planning, event management, amii at thirty, gala dinner, conferenceFor anyone looking to plan and manage an event – no matter how big or small, at home or at a venue, personal or business – these are my top tips for event planning… Continue reading…


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6 awesome shows to watch on Netflix

Like millions of other people, I’m pretty obsessed with Netflix. I love being able to catch up with great programmes (and movies) as and when I want and I’m pretty partial to full days of binge-watching shows – who isn’t?

Episodes of my favourite shows also get me through hours at the gym – when my mind is on tv, I don’t even notice how long I’ve been cycling or running for.

In today’s post, I’m sharing my thoughts on 6 awesome shows to watch on Netflix. (it’s Netflix UK for me but I think a lot of these shows would be available worldwide)

Don’t worry, no plot spoilers here, just overviews and opinions…. Continue reading…