A Yorkshire based lifestyle & parenting blog written by Claire Chircop.


I've been so busy recently, getting myself caught up in the eat, sleep, work, blog, repeat cycle that I almost forgot that my blog turned two this month! Tell a lie!... I completely forgot. Ooops! On Monday 10th February 2013 I began my life as a fashion and beauty blogger with xclaireabella & quite frankly, I've never looked back!!

When I started blogging I had absolutely no idea on what I was getting myself into. If you know me, you'll know I randomly thought up the idea of starting a blog whilst in the shower - As you do!! I'm not entirely sure where it came from, but I can whole heartedly say that it's got to be one of my best ideas yet!! Since starting blogging I've gained so much more than a social platform. I've gained a hobby, an outlet to be proud of & commitment I want to grow until the end of time. Over the last couple of years I've achieved various things, both in front & behind the camera and without blowing my own trumpet I'm chuffed with how far this little Boro lass has come! Here are my top five moments.

1. Becoming a homeowner! In this day & age owning your own home under the age of 25 is a pretty amazing thing & something I'm incredibly proud of!
2. Attending #TheCityGirls event & receiving the most amazing feedback from my blog posts referencing the event & products.
3. Moving to Leeds! Although I am still a Northern bird at heart, I've settled surprisingly well in this vibrant City & love what Leeds has to offer a gal like me. (Ps. Leeds isn't north - I don't care what you say.)
4. Working with amazing brands! Fat face, House of Fraser, Dr Paw Paw, even Luxemme! I'm an incredibly lucky girl & appreciate all opportunities thrown my way. Who'd have thought it?!?
5. Becoming a mummy to the fluffiest, cutest, most amazing Lemon Beagle puppy. Maybe I'm biased, but she is adorable & she's brought so much to our lives, I can't imagine it any other way now.

Thank you so much for your continuous support! I'm eternally gratfeul and hope that you continue to read and enjoy my ramblings at xclaireabella! As this post goes live, Dan & I will actually be making my way to the airport to head off to Berlin so things may be a little quiet on the blog/social media front for the next couple of days, but believe me, I will be back with vengeance!!.. And hopefully (fingers crossed) some amazing photography!!

Love always | Claire.x
2 comments on "Lifestyle | XCLAIREABELLA TURNS TWO"
  1. Congrats on two years :) here's to many more! Love your blog :)

    Hana | www.hanarosella.blogspot.co.uk ♥

    1. Thanks Hana :-) So glad that you enjoy reading! X