Blogmas Day 3: Christmas Bucket List :)

Blogmas Day 3: Christmas Bucket List :)
  1. Make some Christmas Cookies
  2. Decorate for Christmas
  3. Christmas Movie Night
  4. Write a Christmas blog post
  5. Buy Maya a Christmas toy
  6. Buy Maya a Christmas outfit
  7. Wrap my Christmas presents in front of a Christmas movie πŸ™‚
  8. Do a Christmas photoshoot
  9. Read a Christmas book
  10. Buy a 2021 Christmas ornament
  11. Christmas hot chocolate
  12. Black Friday Haul
  13. Write Christmas cards
  14. Ice Skating
  15. Buy a Christmas jumper

Let me know in the comments if you have any ideas of things to add to my bucket list πŸ™‚


Blogmas Day 2: November Favourites 2021 :)

Blogmas Day 2: November Favourites 2021 :)

This month has been so much fun but also a lot of work- I have done a lot of GYSTIng and trying to get my life together over the past month but also have been listening to quite a bit of music and watching TV shows and movies πŸ™‚

Drunk or lonely by Maddie and Tae- I have been listening to more Maddie and Tae this month meaning that I have been putting their music on shuffle which has been really fun and I think this has been my favourite new discovery of theirs πŸ™‚ This song is from their album The Way It Feels which is one of my favs of theirs πŸ™‚

Red (Taylors Version)- I have actually written a separate post about my love of this album however I thought I would also write a little bit here just to say that I frickin love this album! I absolutely loved the original Red album and listened to it on repeat when it was released and I loved the re-released version of Fearless so I have been so excited for this album for ages and I’m so happy its finally here! I love the songs from the Vault and All Too Well both the film and the 10 minute version were just perfection πŸ™‚

Shang Chi and the legend of the Ten Rings- I am a big Marvel nerd and have absolutely loved all of the Phase Four movies and TV shows so far so have been so excited to watch this movie! I didn’t get a chance to see this movie when it came out in cinemas so as soon as it was released on Disney Plus Day I made my parents watch it with me and it was so so good! I absolutely love the two main female characters in this film and they are such badasses πŸ™‚ I am a big fan of Simu Liu from Kims Convenience and he was fantastic in this film πŸ™‚

What If- I absolutely loved this show because I found the idea behind the show so interesting and how small choices can change so so much! I loved seeing different characters from different movies fight each other as well that was very interesting and how it all comes together in the end πŸ™‚

Costa Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate- I am absolutely OBSESSED with this drink! I have always loved this drink because I really love Chocolate Orange flavouring so every year I always get so excited for this drink to come out πŸ™‚ I really want to try and make this drink at home because I think it would be a lot of fun and also much cheaper! πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what you have been loving throughout November 😊


Blogmas Day 1: Blogmas Announcement 2021 :)

Blogmas Day 1: Blogmas Announcement 2021 :)

ITS FINALLY DECEMBER!!!! December is my favourite month of the year for many reasons but one of the main ones is that for the last four years since 2017 I have completed Blogmas and this year is no different so there will be a new post every day on this blog for the next month with Christmas and New Years content mixed with some normal content as well πŸ™‚ I have posted twice a week in 2021 which I have absolutely loved as it got me through the winter quarantine and during going back to work full time πŸ™‚ I am going to attempt to post 6 times a month from now after a months break during January because I have gone back to work and it is proving to be a struggle to keep up with posting twice a week πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if there are any posts that you particularly want to see throughout Blogmas or 2022 πŸ™‚


Blogmas Day 31: New Years Resolutions 2021 :)

Blogmas Day 31: New Years Resolutions 2021 :)

I think we can all agree that 2020 wasn’t the year we were hoping or wanted however there have definitely been some things that I have incorporated into my life in 2020 that I would like to continue and also some things that I want to introduce in 2021 πŸ™‚

  1. Read 2 books a month
  2. 2500 followers on my blog
  3. Have a pamper evening every week
  4. Complete my running bucket list
  5. Learn Yoga
  6. Drink 2000ml of water a day
  7. Post on Instagram twice a week
  8. Post on my blog twice a week starting in February
  9. Be more minimalistic
  10. Save Money
  11. Do something nice for Maya once a week
  12. Do something nice for a friend once a week
  13. Have a photoshoot once a month
  14. Reach 30,000 views
  15. Write down 5 things I’m proud of/I love about myself every month
  16. Β Organise my room and laptop
  17. Β Do a training session with Maya 3 times a week
  18. Β Cook/Bake 5 new things
  19. Β Complete half of my 101 things list
  20. Β Reach 400 on my bucket list
  21. Reach the 2nd checkpoint on Duolingo

Let me know in the comments what your 2021 resolutions are πŸ™‚


Blogmas Day 29: December Favourites 2020 :)

Blogmas Day 29: December Favourites 2020 :)

December has been a bit of a crazy month preparing for Christmas and everything else so I don’t have too many favourites and most of them are actually music related πŸ™‚

Excuse me I love you- Ariana Grande documentary: I absolutely loved this as I am a huge Ariana Grande fan however I have never been to a concert of hers so it was so nice to experience a concert from the comfort of my living room especially in 2020 when I haven’t had a chance to go to an actual concert this year 😦 I also loved all of the behind the scenes moments as well of seeing all of the dancers and everyone backstage and in rehearsal πŸ™‚

Soul- I love Pixar movies as they always have a deep message behind them and make you think about life which is definitely true for their newest instalment Soul which I absolutely loved πŸ™‚ The film follows two different souls on their journey to find their ‘purpose’ which is a really interesting concept and its a very sweet film πŸ™‚

Evermore and the Folklore Studio Sessions: I am a massive Taylor Swift fan and have been ever since Fearless so have absolutely loved the quick succession of her last 3 albums. Folklore is one of my favourite of Taylors albums so then Evermore being a sister album to Folklore is absolutely epic and I love it! I loved the Folklore Studio sessions as I found it so interesting hearing about the writing process especially during a lockdown and also hearing about the inspiration behind the songs and the meanings behind some of the lyrics πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what your favourites were in December πŸ™‚


Blogmas Day 28: Christmas weekend 2020 :)

Blogmas Day 28: Christmas weekend 2020 :)

The few days before Christmas I did Zoom calls with my friends which was so lovely πŸ™‚ On Christmas eve after doing quite a few homely jobs as my Mum hasn’t been very well the last few days we then settled down to our classic dinner of a Chinese take-away and then curled up to watch Jingle All The Way which we used to watch religiously as kids on Christmas eve and so we decided this year to watch it for the nostalgia effect πŸ™‚ By this time we had had a few drinks and my older brother gave me one of my presents early which was Harry Potter themed Dobble so we started playing that which was so fun!!

Christmas day we woke up, had a cooked breakfast and then went and started opening presents πŸ™‚ I had bought my dad a retro Space Invaders game which connects to the TV so as soon as he had opened that up he got my brother to set it up for him and got engrossed in playing while we finished off opening the presents around him πŸ™‚ Maya was running around like a lunatic whilst opening her presents and we actually only gave her 3/4 of her presents on Christmas day and then gave her the last few on Boxing day πŸ™‚ We then went to see my Grandma (my mums mum) and took the dog for a walk as she has a park behind her house so while my mum chatted to her my dad and I took it in turns with the dog in the park πŸ™‚ We then popped round my Nan and Grandads house to talk to them on the drive and as they only live round the corner my brothers walked round and joined us which was lovely πŸ™‚ After that we headed home and had our Christmas dinner πŸ™‚

On Boxing day I actually had to go to work which was really really nice as I have been on Furlough since April of 2020 and have only been in for 3 days since then in November so it was nice to go back in again and see people πŸ™‚ Once I got back from work at around 5 we then sat down for another Christmas dinner which was absolutely delicious!! After dinner we then all sat down and watched The Grinch πŸ™‚

Finally on the 28th I spent most of the day playing my new Animal Crossing New Horizons game πŸ™‚

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and are still enjoying the festive season between Christmas and New Year where the world seems to stand still πŸ™‚


Blogmas Day 26: What I got for Christmas 2020 πŸ˜Š

Blogmas Day 26: What I got for Christmas 2020 πŸ˜Š

DISCLAIMER I am not in any way trying to brag or show off I just love reading these types of posts and watching these kinds of videos so I thought I might try and do one myself ❀ DISCLAIMER

I have been so lucky this year to get some amazing gifts from friends despite lockdown and I think especially this year has shown that its not what you get but all of the people around you that are important especially at this time of year πŸ™‚

The Thursday before Christmas my Mums Best Friend came over to exchange presents and I got a really cool LED light which is going to go above my mirror as my mirror lights are broken and also some Harry Potter face masks πŸ™‚

On the 21st of December Barghavi came round which was so lovely and we exchanged gifts in the garden with blankets, a heater and hot chocolates which made it feel so Christmassy! I received some absolutely amazing presents from Barghavi including bits for Maya and bits for my bedroom as well πŸ™‚ Gin which I absolutely love and a lovely Tangled necklace πŸ™‚

On the 22nd I had a zoom call with my two friends Hannah and Anna which was so much fun πŸ™‚ We opened presents and had a catch up which was so lovely πŸ™‚ Most of my presents were self-care related which was so sweet πŸ™‚ Hannah got my a decoration for my tree and her favourite face mask πŸ™‚ Then Anna got me a Harry Potter themed candle and a reading journal πŸ™‚

The next day I skyped with my two friends Ria and Ellie who I haven’t seen in absolutely ages!! The last time I saw Ria was last Christmas!! I managed to see Ellie in August because she moved to London- it was so nice to be able to chat to them and talk about how their lives were going and chatting to them πŸ™‚ My friend Ellie is obsessed with succulents and actually bought me my first one for my 21st birthday πŸ™‚ I now have a whole windowsill of them! She was also the one who recommended Ru Pauls Drag Race πŸ™‚ Then Ria got me a lovely keyring and a frame with a lovely print which says my nickname from them on it as well (Grape Fruitbread- its a long story)

From my parents I got some lovely lovely and sentimental presents including a Pandora charm bracelet, a lovely Kate Spade bag and some toiletry bits πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ My brother Jamie got me a bracelet with an inscription that says “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” from Harry Potter which is my favourite quote and also Harry Potter dobble πŸ™‚ My other brother Billy got my Mum and I a night away at a spa which will be absolutely lovely whenever we’re allowed to go πŸ™‚

I am so grateful to get to spend time with my friends and family this year even if it was a bit different than usual πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what your favourite part of Christmas is πŸ™‚


Blogmas Day 25: MERRY CHRISTMAS :)

Blogmas Day 25: MERRY CHRISTMAS :)

I actually can’t believe Christmas is finally here!! It feels like I blinked and December just came and went and as I’m writing this post it is Christmas Eve πŸ™‚ I feel like that is 2020 in a nutshell where since March it seems like the year has just gone so quickly!

I have had a Christmassy few days skyping with friends opening presents and catching up which has been so so lovely- one of my friends Ria I actually haven’t seen in person since last Christmas due to Covid so it was so nice to see her on my screen at least πŸ™‚

This Christmas is going to look very different than my usual Christmasses as usually I go to my Nans for Christmas dinner and see all of my Dads side of the family there and then to my uncles (my mums brother) on Boxing day for lunch but obviously this year thats not going to happen and its just going to be my immediate family πŸ™‚ I think we will walk round to my Nans on Christmas day and sit on the drive with some bacon sandwiches and go for a walk with my Grandma ❀

This year is Mayas second Christmas so I’m so excited to see her reaction to all of her presents and to spend the day giving her cuddles and playing πŸ™‚

Merry Christmas everyone πŸ™‚


Blogmas Day 24: An A-Z of Christmas :)

Blogmas Day 24: An A-Z of Christmas :)

I have never attempted this before and I’m not quite sure what to expect but lets give this a go!

A. Advent Calendars- Every year for the past few years my mum and I have made Advent calendars for each other which is a tradition that I absolutely love and I hope to continue for many many years to come πŸ™‚

B. Baking- Christmas wouldn’t be the same without some Christmas baking!

C. Cake- Although I am not a fan of Christmas cake (I HATE raisons) I know so so many people who are πŸ™‚

D. Decorations- I am the kind of person who puts up her decorations on the 1st of December as I want to have them up for as long as possible πŸ™‚

E. Elf- I absolutely love the film Elf with Will Ferrell and it is one of the Christmas films I will watch without fail every year πŸ™‚

F. Friends- Usually I am running here, there and everywhere during the month of December seeing different friends to exchange Christmas presents and having lots of festive fun but obviously due to Covid that isn’t going to happen this year which makes me really really sad 😦

G. Gingerbread- My family absolutely loves Gingerbread and this year I actually decided to bake some myself and it was so so much fun πŸ™‚

H. Hot Chocolate- I drink hot chocolate throughout the year but especially near the holidays I love a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows πŸ™‚

I. Ice Skating- A few years ago I went Ice Skating at Winter Wonderland with my friend Hannah and Anna and it was so so much fun πŸ™‚

J. Jumpers- I absolutely LOVE Christmas jumpers!! I have a little collectuon that comes out on the 1st of December with my decorations πŸ™‚

K. Kris Kringle- The main character from Miracle on 34th Street

L. Lights- I always love walking the dog in the dark during the Christmas season because I get to see everyones Christmas lights πŸ™‚

M. Music- I love Christmas music and I have actually written 5 different posts about some of my favourites πŸ™‚

N. Nativity- I am actually watching Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger whilst writing this post as I have actually never seen the film before πŸ™‚

O. Ornaments- One of my favourite ornaments for the tree is my little fan from John Lewis πŸ™‚

P. Presents- I absolutely love trying to find the perfect Christmas present for my friends and family ❀

Q. Quiz- I am terrible at Quizzes but my Grandma absolutely loves them and we usually play some sort of Pub Quiz at my uncles on Boxing day πŸ™‚

R. Reindeer- Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Cupid, Vixen, Rudolph, Comet, Blitzen, Donner


T. Tree- My family traditionally has three different Christmas trees, one in my bedroom and then one in the Living room and finally in the games room πŸ™‚

U. Unwrap- Last year I actually taught Maya how to unwrap her presents so I’m very excited to see how she reacts when she sees all of hers this year!

V. Vixen- one of Santas reindeer πŸ™‚

W. Winter Wonderland- I’m so sad that Winter Wonderland isn’t happening in London this year although ofc I understand why it has had to be cancelled but I’m hoping that it will be back bigger and better than ever next year πŸ™‚

X. Xmas

Y. Yule log- I LOVE a chocolate Christmas yule log and we usually have one for dessert on Christmas day πŸ™‚

Z. ZZzzzzzz- The post Christmas dinner nap!

Happy Christmas eve everyone!!!!

Let me know in the comments what your plans are for Christmas day tomorrow πŸ™‚


Blogmas day 23: London at Christmas πŸ˜Š

Blogmas day 23: London at Christmas πŸ˜Š

On the 14th of December I met up with my friend Hannah and we went to Covent Garden for a day of Christmassy photos πŸ™‚ We had a wander around Covent garden which has such lovely Christmas sections- their flower benches have been redone for Christmas, they have a Christmas tree display with decorations advertising the different shops and places around the area πŸ™‚ then finally they have a massive tree as well πŸ™‚ We then had a shop in one of my favourite small shops called Sass and Belle where I bought a few little Christmassy bits and then had lunch in the outside section by Shake Shack who had Truffle Fries for the Christmas season! After lunch we wandered to Somerset house to see their Christmas tree and finally got the bus to Victoria where we got some hot chocolates and took a few photos around Belgravia which was very lucky because it then started pelting it down with rain just as we finished taking photos!!

Let me know in the comments your favourite Christmas place in your town πŸ™‚