Read, Read, Read…

Now, I am not one for new year’s resolutions – never have been. I’ve always thought if you want to do something, you would just do it, instead of waiting for a new year to come around every time you decide to try something new, stick to something, lose weight etc… But this year.. I do have something I want to do… I want to read more. I’m calling it a goal ūüėČ .. It doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with it being a new year, it’s something I’ve wanted to do for ages, just now is a point in my life where I have some spare time (After finishing my Master’s uni course – phew).

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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!

Clothes wishlist 2014

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 РThis 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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