Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas

It's that time of year again for eating your own body weight in Quality Street and spending 2+ day in your pajamas. Yes it's Christmas! I wasn't sure if I was going top enjoy this Christmas, life has been quite stressful with lots going on but I'm finally home and ready to enjoy the Christmas season.

This is the first Christmas in nine years I haven't worked in retail, so I actually get some time of! I usually get around three days off, depending on when Christmas lands, before I'm off back to work. I'm back to work on 3rd January, so I've got lots of time off to relax!

In the mean time, I'm spending my Christmas Eve, which I've worked in the past, watching films with my family and I'm going to be baking some snowmen meringues later on!

Hope you all have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas!
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Friday, 16 December 2016

Flat Tour

So just a little over a month ago me and my boyfriend moved in to a cute little two bedroom flat together. It came about so quickly, I got a new job and he wanted to get out of his previous house contract. He found someone to take his room and we had about a month to find somewhere. We came across the flat kind of by accident as we were just happening to pass an estate agent one day and saw it. We both fell in love with it the moment we viewed it so we knew we had to take it quickly before someone else grabbed it.

A few weeks later, after a lot of stress and money spent, we finally moved into our lovely flat. I love everything about the flat; the high ceilings, exposed brick walls and maisonette bedroom. I've tried to put my touch on the flat, without risk losing the deposit! I've added a lot of copper touches and a few pops of colour and sparkle with my sequin cushion. Normally in rented flats/houses, the furniture is always a bit naff or not to my style but we got lucky. As the flat came furnished, the sofas, TV stand, dining table and chairs all came with the flat but everything is my style which I'm really happy about!

I'm really into prints and photos, so around the flat we have some Marvel canvases and framed movie and game posters, which are all my boyfriends. I've added a few personal touches with photos of family and friends dotted around. As my building was an old school which was converted into flats, there's still a lot of original features like the exposed bricks, stone staircases and high ceilings.

I'd love to see your flat tour posts, so feel free to comment your blogs!
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Look who's back!

So it's well over a year since I last posted on my blog which makes me so sad! I've been up to quite a bit in the past year and there are lots of new changes in my life so I thought I would share my year with you all.

I went on my first holiday abroad back in February and it is one of my favourite memories of the year. I had the most amazing time and I loved every minute! We went to Paphos in Cyprus and we did a lot of sightseeing and exploring and chilling by the pool. We went around Valentine's Day and my boyfriend made the day extra special by arranging a manicure and massage for me! It was such a lovely surprise and it made me feel so special!

I graduated in July with a First Class Honours degree in Journalism from Leeds Trinity University. It was probably the proudest day of my life and I had such a lovely day. I also received an programme prize award of outstanding academic performance which is a massive achievement for me as I never felt like I would succeed in life. I was never the most outstanding student, I  usually coasted through my education with average grades, even though I always worked really hard. So getting a First in my degree and an award was a really special moment for me.

I've worked really hard in the past year to help kick start my career. Back in January I started volunteering one day a week in the press office at the headquarters for West Yorkshire Police. I loved volunteering for the police and I got to even go to the training centre where I saw the training facilities and how they train new police officers. It was with a heavy heart that I left, although I hope to be able to be able to go back again one day.

I now have a job! I am now a Social Media Executive at a company in Leeds City Centre. I started on Monday so I'm only in my first week but so far I have enjoyed it! I'm really excited to get my career started too! It was so difficult writing cover letters after cover letters to either not hear back or get an interview  but not successful at the end. I started to feel like I'd never get lucky even though I worked so hard but I'm so happy I've found an amazing company.

In terms of my blog, I've created a new layout to help freshen it up a little. I'm changing up the type of content I post too and I'm going to focus more on lifestyle posts. So interior design, life advice with a few bits of beauty here and there. That is kind of what the type of content I post already, but I've had my blog for five years now and I've grown a lot whilst blogging and I feel like my blog hasn't reflected my personal growth. I have a bunch of posts planned in mind so keep your eyes peeled!

I also would like to collab with a few bloggers on some posts too, so if you're up for working with me please drop me an email! I have a few ideas of types of posts I want to collab with people on so please say hello at -
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