Christmas and New Year…

Hello Everyone!! and Happy New Year… a Very Very Happy New Year!!!

I have really enjoyed reading so many of your festive posts and many more from beauty bloggers and fashion bloggers and lifestyle bloggers … etc! I actually feel quite bad for not posting anything on my blog, but have been fairly active on Instagram. I visited home for the holidays, where there is no WiFi. So, anytime that I spent in the pub or a cafe, I tried to catch up on Twitter and upload a couple of pics to Insta, while also trying to be social with my friends and family!

Anyway, I have had a great Christmas and an even better New Year (exciting news coming up!!). Just before Christmas every year, a catch up / secret Santa / meal is organised with all my school friends – in my home town. This year there was 13 of us, and I really enjoyed catching up with the girls – most of us have moved away now, so it’s always great when we’re all back in town. What I love about this photo is that when I proposed we take a photo – we automatically assembled like this – very tidy and choir-like, which just proves our full-on Welsh background, I feel!

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My Christmas day was filled with drinks, food, presents, family and friends. So this was fabulous, as usual. Sadly, I was unable to spend the day with my boyfriend of 8 years, Anthony, as he had to work all day, so was unable to visit family with me. But I had a great time over Christmas day and Boxing day with my dad and brother, my mum and my brother and his little family, here you can see my dad and brothers playing with their new toys (my nephew’s new toys actually)!!

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Back to my house and my boyfriend for NYE and we decided to stay in – in the 8 years we have been together, this is the first time we have both had it off work, so we spent it alone, together. As we don’t have TV connection in our house (it’s not as bad as it sounds!) we spent the WHOLE evening watching Breaking Bad – which was ridiculously exciting! and come 11:55 we popped on the internet to catch the countdown and to my genuine surprise, HE PROPOSED!!! seconds after midnight!  Of course I said YES! and here is my gorgeous engagement ring.

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In other news, the week before Christmas I graduated from my MSc Marketing course with a DISTINCTION! I was simply over the moon when I saw my grade for the first time and have never felt such a sense of achievement as I did at that moment! My graduation was a great day, with my Nanna and my Mum visiting and Anthony came along too, and I’m quite happy for these pictures to be up on the wall (when they finally arrive in the post!)

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So, new years eve was pretty special for me!! And I have just had the BEST December ever!!! And I am very much looking forward to 2015 and seeing what it brings! So once again HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! and I hope you all achieve all your goals and dreams in 2015!

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Christmas Wishlist… (Clothes)

My winter wardrobe wishlist is here! Like my other wishlists, items are affordable and I’m going for the warm and cosy factor this year!

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1. Blanket Wrap £24.99 New Look – I’ve wanted a blanket wrap for a while and this one looks especially cosy!

2. Dress £34.20 (sale) Dorothy Perkins – I love a midi dress! and I love DPs. Enough said, I think! I chose this dress with my graduation in mind.. although IF I got this for Christmas… it would be too late for my graduation, but still nice to have!

3. Pyjamas £10.50 Tu at Sainsbury’s – Always need a new set of PJs – and I’m certainly feeling the long sleeves this year!

4. Clutch Bag £25 asos.com – This is a nice clutch, the pom pom makes it!

5. Tights £15 SockShop.co.uk – ❤ these, especially in this colour (Red Wine). So perfect for winter and Christmas and many of my dresses and skirts!!

6. Boots £34.30 Dorothy Perkins  – Been loving these boots for a while.. now they are on sale.. may buy myself  cheeky pre-xmas prezzie! The small heel is ideal for me as I’m already almost 6ft tall!!

MY TREE IS UP!! Christmas has arrived at my house!!! Christmas shopping is almost done, just my Mum and Dad and Ant’s Mum and Dad left to go – Parents… always the the most difficult to buy gifts for!

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I hope all your lists are done soon – make sure Santa has enough to time to make, wrap and deliver !!!

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Christmas Wishlist… (Stuff)

Hi Everyone!!

Here it is, as mentioned in my previous post, I have complied another Christmas list full of STUFF.. I love things and bits and bobs and things I can use, so here it is:

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1. 2015 Diary £10 Paperchase – I simply cannot live without a diary, although I use my Outlook calendar, I still keep a diary in my handbag and use it all the time! I have a cheap (99p) 2015 diary to use temporarily as I am already planning for the next year. But as I will make use of it for a whole year, I always like to have a nice diary, and I just love this butterfly one.

2. Pen Pot £1.75 | Magazine Holder £5 | Letter Tray £4.75 Wilko – These are obvs to go on my desk that I will be getting from my homeware wishlist!

3.  Bedside Lamp £12.99 The Range – Bedside lamp required! Now that I have a (sort of high) bedside table rather than a wall!! See my bedroom rearrangement here (My side is the Left side!!)

4. Mug Cosy £4 Etsy – Wanted one of these for a while – just because of cuteness and cosiness! I like the plain one like this, the button on this one is just perfect.

5. Decorative Photo Frame £12 John Lewis – On browsing for gifts for other people, I stumbled across this beaut. Love it, want it! It would be perfect for a photo from my graduation day (in a couple of weeks) or a nice photo from over Christmas.

6. Wine Bottle Holder £23 notonthehighstreet.com – I always have plenty of wine knocking about at Christmas… and I love penguins.. so this is perfect! A penguin wine rack/holder!!

My tree still isn’t up 😦 and I haven’t even started Christmas Shopping and I have my TimeHop app telling me that by this time for the last 5 years I was all done – tree and decs up, all presents bought and wrapped and this year… I still have it ALL to do!

So, I best get get off my laptop and get started! I will start with the tree and decs 😀

Thanks for reading, I have already started my clothes wishlist so that is still to come.

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