Thursday, 7 December 2017

Blogmas Day 7 | Winter Wonderland

Hello lovelies,
On Sunday me and Charlie headed up to London to Winter Wonderland. Now our last London trip was eventful so this time I was leaving it all up to him, he had full control of the times and everything. It was odd leaving planning to someone else because I like to know exactly what I'm doing.

He had planned the day perfectly, he was ready before me which was nice. We were running 20 minutes ahead of schedule all day and he seemed so proud of himself. Now when we got into London our first stop was Oxford street, Charlie knew I'd want to stop by the Disney store so I was thrilled when I got to drag him around showing him all the cool things I want to get. 

After our little trip to the Disney store he took me to my favourite little bakery, Crumbs and Doilies. We got the most chocolaty cupcake and devoured them on a little bench where we made some annoying pigeon friends.

After our little snack pit stop we headed to Hyde park. Now we were a while away frame tube station, my foot was killing so he got an uber. I'm not the biggest fan of uber after last time but I can safely say this was a good trip. When we got there it was still light but getting dark. Turns out he'd planned it this way, he knew I wanted to be in there too late but I wanted to be in the when it was dark. I know it sounds weird but I think it just looks a little more magical.

We were going to plan some bits but if I'm honest it was just nice to just have a little walk around and enjoy it all. We got a cute little decoration, I got a little ginger bread one and I didn't realise but charlie also got a little penguin one which are both super cute. I really loved just strolling around all cosy in my big coat, scarf and gloves enjoying some festive fun.

I actually really loved my little day out, Charlie had planned it so well and we even had time to go home and watch the Muppet's Christmas carol. I know my time keeping may seem a little weird but I was so happy that he took into consideration that it stresses me out a lot, he had planned the most perfect little day for us and I can't wait for more little adventures.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Blogmas Day 5 - 6 | I Took A Tumble

Hello lovelies,
Sorry I've been quiet for a few days. I had a little tumble and I've been feeling a little under the weather. On Saturday I had a whole day of hurting myself at work, I slipped, got pushed when my hip locked, stuff fell on me and pretty much any work related thing happened. I got the charlies and the night was going swimmingly, we went down stairs and tripped half way down. Good god the tears starting running down my face and I was in sooooooooooooo much pain. 

Now I've been hobbling along for a few days, my foot is killing me, my ribs hurt and I have a lot of bruises. I still went to winter wonderland because charlie had planned a really lovely day for us. Sorry I didn't post yesterday but I felt very run down and just really needed some down time. Also the other day I got to have such nice little chat with Charlies mum, normally we just go upstairs and watch TV but it was nice to sit with his family and just really get to know them.

That's going to be it from me today, I feel like I'm going to fall asleep and I just reallllllly need to take my mind of a few things at the minute. I'll be back tomorrow hopefully feeling a little better.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Blogmas Day 4 | Gifts For Him

Hello lovelies,

This year I've had to really work out what to get men. I found that for the men in my life the main focus has been around things like Rick and Morty and star wars but I have been finding some really lovely pieces online, I haven't got any of these bits but I think they are really great ideas for Christmas.

Now some of the things are gifts that I got Charlie for his birthday so there wont be any spoilers for him, not that he would read this but just in case.

Scratch Maps |
My boyfriend has been to a lot more places than me and I know he has places he would love to go. I got him this scratch map so when he gets to visit a country or city he can scratch it off, I think this is a cute way to track all the places you've been and what you still have left to do.

Beard Products |
Finally a year that I haven't had to just buy the normal lynx set. There are some really nice gift sets for you're bearded friends that have beard oils and things like that in it. I think these are just really handy and a nice way to be like "I love the beard.......but lets make it more fluffy and tamed". I love Charlies beard, don't get me wrong.....I mean if it got to a Mr.Twit level then I may be concerned but I know he likes beard oils and things like that. Its a good idea if you've got any family or friends who are attempting decent facial hair. This isn't the same one I got, this is much better so this might be a future gift.

Games |
Most men I know have some type of console. There have been a few games released that I know men in family family have their eye on fro Christmas. I feel like a game is always a safe bet, well as long as you get it for the right console. There's a few games my cousin had his eye on and I know he' always thrilled with a new game.

Gadgets |
This is one for men and woman because I love a new gadget to play with but I have found some cool bits and bobs that I know the men in my family will just love. I've seen a candy floss machine that looks pretty cool and I know my cousin would love this, this is under the gadget section so I'll class it. I also saw a cool little magnetic wristband so it would be perfect for my dad when he attempts D.I.Y. Instead of asking mum or me to hand him stuff, he can keep a all screws and alan keys on that instead.

Rick and Morty |
This isn't for everyone but apparently the men in my family love Rick and Morty. I mean I didn't realise my cousin watched it but to my surprise he does. I've seen some really cool comics which may have been added to some Christmas gifts, they also have really cool T-Shirts and the box set will go down nicely I think.

I'm aware this was probably not a great post but these are all things that have seemed good ideas for me.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Blogmas Day 3 | Cute Movie Night Set Up

Hello lovelies,

One of the things I love most are movie nights. I like to have the perfect little set up for them and as much as I love a good movie night at my boyfriends, well he doesn't have cute fairy lights and candles. I like my room to be like a little safe space for me to snuggle under a duvet and just indulge in one of my favourites.

This is just my nice little set up that I have going on right now. I find this space so calming and the perfect area to snuggle down in. Now when I had this little movie night I was all on my own, I grabbed a teddy and snuggled down to watch elf. I forgot just how much I love this film if I'm honest.

My fairy lights are a must for a movie night. I just love the little twinkle they have and it just creates a more relaxed space for me. My many cushions are just something I will never be able to part with. I either go for none or a load of them. Of course I have all my Disney ones, I'm a full on Disney nerd so its only to be expected.

I have two little tables next to my bed. I have a specific side of the bed I like so on my side i have my little Minnie mouse light and on the other side I have mickey. I just think they are really cute and I like to think this re-iterates to charlie that this is my side of the bed, please may he shuffle over to the other side. I like to have my iPad on hand just to have a few chilled out songs on for if I just want to chat for a while. I cant chat and watch a film because I just get too distracted. I also like to have a candle burning. At the minute I have the fireside treats tea light burning and my room smells so good. No movie night would be complete with popcorn, now I won't lie. I'm more of a toffee popcorn type of woman, alas we only had sweet. If anything I only had it on display for a cute instagram picture.

On the other table I have a little basket of sweet treats. Now I wanted to give the idea that these were for guests. I was alone so these were all for me and I regret nothing. I can proudly display my doctor who coasters as luckily charlie is a doctor who nerd much like myself. Now I have my little mickey light and another little candle here. 

Here's just another picture of the little space that I get to just snuggle up in, nothing beats a a load of pillows to jump into and get cosy. 

I know this was probably a bit of a pointless post but I just really loved the little set up I had going on, I actually had the most chilled night and I cant wait to have a few more of these over the next month. Obviously I will have these throughout the year but I like to do this more over Christmas because I think I just feel more festive.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Blogmas Day 2 | My perfect "date" days

Hello lovelies,

I've been planning a few little dates and I just wanted to share with you some of the little date ideas that me and my boyfriend actually really enjoy. Obviously we're very much homey people so our little date nights might seem a little boring to everyone else but I love them.

Movie night |

Now we like to go to the cinema but I don't see the point of wasting money on films and being around humans I don't know, I'd rather have a cute little film night snuggled in bed. Turn off the lights, grab some snacks and cuddle up and enjoy a good film. Now me and charlie have a habit of watching horror films, I'm not really sure why but that's the genre we are drawn too right now. If we're not wathicng a film were normally engrossed in a new series. I've just made him watch Harper's island and he's a little bit obsessed with it.

Little forest walks |

Charlie knows that my favourite places are forests. Well anyone who knows me will know that. He also really likes just little walks so I'm planning on dragging him to a few forests soon. Especially  around this time of year, crunchy leaves under foot are just so perfect in my eyes.

Winter wonderland |
A seasonal one now. I've always wanted to go to winter wonderland and I should be going soon. I actually cant wait to be immersed in a winter wonderland and just enjoy the day. I think we're going to try and book some things but even if we just go and enjoy a nice London day it will be perfect either way.

Games day |

I never used to see the appeal of games like call of duty and stuff like that but now some of my favourite days are spend playing them. When I was little the gamer side of me was strong, I would hours in front of my PS1 immersed in the world of spyro. One of my favourite little date days are literally just me and my boyfriend snuggled up playing COD or crash bandicoot. To everyone else this isn't a date but to me this is what we love. I class this as a cute little date day purely because it makes us both happy and it brings out the competitive side we each have.

Shut out the world |
Some nights I just want to enjoy time just me and Charlie. I'll turn my phone off and just put on some chilled music, we spend hours talking, sometimes about silly things but sometimes we have intellectual conversations and I love this. We are both very interested in history so its great to bounce off my thoughts on certain historical points. Its also nice to just have a cuddle, talk and not have to worry about what the world outside our little bubble is doing.

Cooking |
Me and Charlie both actually quite like cooking so this is something that I really want to do more of. He suggested a little bake off so I'm looking froward to this. One of my little date day idea is going to involve us spending a day in the kitchen because I like it when we cook dinner and stuff like that.

Anyway there was a little boring post for you, sorry if its not really youre thing but I actually quite like little posts like this. 

Friday, 1 December 2017

Blogmas Day 1 | Welcome to Blogmas

Hello lovelies,

Lets just bypass the "I'm sorry for being away" part and just get into this shall we. Now its been pretty evident that I've let my blog slip a lot lately and you know what, maybe I needed some time to just be me without the blog. I've missed it a lot and felt an awful lot of guilt for abandoning ship. Now I'm back and I cant wait to get into blogmas. I will admit that it may be a little difficult to fit this in around work but I'm going to give it my best attempt.

I advent missed a blogmas in the years I have been blogging and I certainly was not going to miss it this year. This year I feel a lot more festive and I think its maybe because this year is nearly over. It's been a mix of good and bad this year. Well really bad mixed with perfect little moments that have just made my heart go all mushy and filled me with the biggest smiles.

Now this year I want to really go for this, grants that does mean that I am getting a head of myself and getting some of these posts written and scheduled. I just find it easier to write in one chunk when I have the inspiration. Anyone else feel like that? Anyway today is going to be short and sweet, I know I should have done a reallllllly long post to make up for lost time, at this point I'm impressed that I actually got a few words written down if I'm honest.

I actually can't wait for blogmas and I cant wait to just really get back into the world I love so much. Now enough from me, you'll be hearing form me a lot on the run up to Christmas so go and enjoy the rest of your day and I can't wait to share my blogmas posts with you.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Happiness | 10 Things That Make Me Smile

Hello lovelies,
Happiness is something that when I get, I cling onto it for dear life. I just know how rare my happy days can be sometimes and I just like to make sure that I make the most of them. Here are ten things that make me smile and fill me with so much happiness.

One |
Seeing my cousins. This is the smallest thing but seeing those three mini humans just fills me with so much pride and happiness. It's just time with them that make everything all worth it. My entire world is focused around them and I wouldn't have it any other way. As they're getting old my time with them is just more precious. Two of them are mini adults and I'm just so proud of they people they are, the other is just a imaginative child and I love her view of the world.

Two |
Cuddles with my boyfriend. Cringe alert. Please pass me a bucket but I can't help it. Me and Charlie are both very cuddly humans and right now cuddles are just the best with him. Not like lovey dovey ones, hell no. I mean the cuddles when I just lay all over him, his arm around me while we play minecraft. Wow what a hoot we are. I may sound childish but building our little minecraft world is one of my favourite things right now, building on a game I love with the one I love. 

Three |
Chummy time. My one. My only. My partner in crime and my chummy. This woman is one who I argue with the most but she means the world to me. A woman that's been there through thick and thin. Chummy time is very rare now and as sad as it makes me sometimes, well the time we do get together is just more special. Chummy time normally involved eating, arcades or sitting in silent laying next to each other scrolling through Facebook. 

 Four |
Reading. Something that when I get time to do I love. I love getting lost in the world of a book, losing myself in the world of different characters and transporting myself into their world for a few hours a day. Its one of the things that really gets my imagination going and its amazing how words on a page can just take you away for a while.

Five |
Music. One of the most simple things but I get lost in a song. I analyse lyrics and really dig deep into the meaning. Nothing beats playing my favourite song on vinyl. Its a small thing but if I'm having a bad day, I switch my phone off, I put my candles on and just play the most calming songs on a loop. Basically if you ever see me a little tense, just light some candles and put some music on. I zone out and just feel so much happier.

Six |
Candles. This one goes hand in hand with my last point. I just find candles so relaxing, the smell of cinnamon or caramel filling my room, seeing a flame flicker and dance is one of my favourite things. They just fill me with a lot of happy thoughts, its like I get lost looking at the flame and they just set a tone that I just adore.

Seven |
Tea. Nothing beats a nice mug of tea. For me its a proven cure to make me smile. No one makes tea like my mum, basically I want to test everyone just to see if the come close to a mug that my mum can make. It just feel like a hug in a mug, nothing feels better than wrapping your hands round a piping hot mug, taking the first sip of tea and just feeling all warm and fuzzy.

Eight |
Writing is one thing that I can just do for hours and hours. For me writing is the only escape that I get. Its the one thing that stops the constant noise in my head. There's something about putting everything in my head on a page that just makes me feel so much better about the world. The sound of tippy tappy keys on my keyboard pleases me a lot, I feel all official and I love life when I'm writing. 

Nine |
Movie nights are one of my little happy things. I love being all cosy in bed with a good film on. My go to film is always hot fuzz. I just love it so much. To be honest, it doesn't even need to be a movie, over the weekend me and Charlie just spend the night all snuggled up waiting Doctor Who, fun I know haha. 

Ten |
Baking people happy is something I love. I've bad my passion for baking for a few years now and it just makes me very happy. The idea that a few ingredients can make something so scrumptious is just amazing to me. I can whip out my piping bags, get a little messy and create a cute cupcake to give to the people I love or tolerate at work.

Well that was a very boring post about the ten things that make me smile. I guess I just want to do more posts like this. I want to do more posts like this. For too long this blog has been a space full of negativity. Lets take it back to what it used to be, a happy place that I fill with my favourite things.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Latest Song Obsessions |

Hello lovelies,
Music is a big thing in my world. For me it says what I can't. It helps me, calms my mind and lately there have have been some songs that I've just become obsessed with. I thought I'd share some of these with you.

Secret love song | Little Mix 
I'm not sure why but I'm loving this song so much lately. I just love the lyrics and its just my go to song to have a good sing along to.   

Oh Diane | Fleetwood Mac
If you know me, you'll know that my obsession with this iconic band is very strong. This song has been on my obsession list lately. I've always liked it but lately I've been loving it, its just a really good  feel good song. My favourite line from this song is "Love is like a grain of sand, slowly slipping through your hand".

She's got no time | Keane 
The hopes and fears album has been top of my list over the last few weeks and this song just spoke to me. Not sure why, it just sounds so perfect. Its just a really good song to chill out to, also I love the lyrics to this. My favourite line is "And she can hardly breathe without you"

Running through rivers | Carrie Hope Fletcher
I hadn't listened to this in sooooooooooo long. It popped back into my head a few weeks ago and its been playing non stop. 

Could've been | Rhys Lewis 
This song just speaks to me. I deleted most of the stuff about a little situation I was once on, it needed to be done. Sometimes I still feel it though, I still ache for knowing that I lost someone so perfect to someone who was that for them. This song is just so beautiful and its been one I've been pouring my heart out to. This is by far my favourite line from the song "It could've been me
I could've been with you"

Hawaiian roller coaster ride | LILO and Stitch
A little more of a feel good and I just love it. Lilo and stitch is such an underrated Disney film and its such a shame. I love this song, its one that I like to listen to on the way to work to get me set up for a fun day, well a mediocre day.

Wish you were here | Pink Floyd 
One that just speaks to me. We all know I was probably born in the wrong decade, I love artists from the 60's and 70's. Just the line "We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl". Perfection. Like I love songs now but it seems like lyrics years ago seemed so much more soul catching.

The cure | Lady Gaga
Oh Gaga. A woman that is a lyrical genius. I fell in love with this song the moment I first heard it. I feel like I am very into the lyrics because I crave someone to do this to me, now that sounds very odd but the lyrics "I will fix you with my love". I crave that. I want someone to just fix the mess I am, but its me that will fix me. The words mean something else but I'm really going for the whole idea that I can fix myself. I can't I'm just going round in circles trying to make myself a little more sane, I'll be my own cure.

Teeth | Lady Gaga
Another Gaga classic. I don't know why I'm obsessed with this but I sort of forgot how much I love it.  Like its an odd one to be obsessed with but I don't know, I mean to me it just sounds a little sexual and apparently I'm rather into the sexual songs lately. 

Well I hope you liked this little look into my latest song obsessions.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Disneyland | 10 Days

Good morning lovelies,
As many of you will know, I'm back off to Disneyland very soon. In fact I now only have 10 glorious, yet busy, days until I got back to the place where dreams come true. Now I'm on my break and I'm feeling a little inspired, I wanted to take this time to talk to you about some of the plans I have and what I plan on taking with me.

Food |
Last time I visited the park I actually didn't eat that much, that's quite shocking considering I'm a lady that likes my food. Because I'm staying on site I get the half-board meal plan. Last time that meant that I got a voucher for money off my dinner and a snack voucher to use between 3-6pm. I'm pretty sure that's still the case this year so I plan to make the most out of that. If not I'm just planning a lot of barbecue lays, that's a big deal if you know my obsession with them.

Money |
Last time I think I over spent just a smidge, *whispers* only about €400. Now this year I'm turning £300 into euros. I don't plan on spending that much, I just like to have enough in case I see something I adore. I have my eye on a few decorative things which may end up on the train back with me. 

Rides |
This time I'm going with my mum, she's not one for rides because of her back. I do want to do some rides though, the tea cups are a definite because last time they were closed. I want to to do some of the rides that I didn't manage to do last year. I'm not actually to fussed about the rides but while I'm there I want to make the most of them. 

Characters |
The main reason I love the Disney parks, characters. My life feels a little more complete when I've met Minnie Mouse. I was lucky enough to meet quite a few last year, however because it's the 25th anniversary of the park, a lot more characters are being spotted. Characters that are rarely seen are out and about and I'm hoping to meet them. This year I want to meet characters from Aladdin, Moana and I have my heart set on finding Daisy. Obviously I know it's just the luck on the day, I just really fancy meeting some of my favourite Disney characters.

Ears |
Minnie ears are like built in when I go. Obviously I'm taking my light up pair that chummy got me because they are special to me. The pair I had for my first proper trip there. Plus it's a way of having my chummy with me in our favourite place. I also got two more pairs of ears from imagineearsuk. It's an easy site and the ears are stunning. I treated myself to a pair of 25th anniversary ears, they are a stunning shade of blue, silhouette of Tink and have a sparkly bow. I also got a pair to show my love for one of my favourite Disney ladies, the one and only Mary poppins. They are stunning, the have a picture of her on one ear and have the tape measure on the other that reads "practically perfect in every way".

I can't wait for my trip, when I'm at home I'll add some pictures to this post but for now I hope you enjoyed this little look at what I'm thinking right now about my trip.

Lots of love,
Chloe xxxxy

Friday, 10 March 2017

Youtube |

Hello lovelies,
Today I wanted to chat to you about YouTube. If you follow me on twitter then you may be aware that I've finally started using my channel. I'm not sure why I got that little push to do it but I am. I'm actually so happy that I'm using my YouTube channel now, it's nice to finally turn my blog into someone a little more personal.

Basically someone made me realise that life's to short. I spend so long trying to impress everyone else, waddling round and getting my heart broken is boring me. Yes I'm not lying anymore, I need someone in my life. I don't know why but I do. I crave someone in my life but I'm attached to a person that doesn't give two fucks about me. It's hard but now I'm trying to just focus on the blog and YouTube channel. If anything he's made me see that I can't change everything about myself for someone who isn't willing to get to know the real me. That means I've got the fuck it approach. Fuck what people think, fuck what they say because it's time for me to do what I love. It's time for me to actually start doing something that gives me a new purpose, a new vision. I'm actually loving making the videos and I can't wait to upload more. My channel currently has three subscribers, I know that's huuuuuuggggeeeeee! Haha. Look I know it's never going to be popular but I just don't really care, right now it's a very good confidence booster for me and a new creative outlet for me.

So if you want to see more then just click this little link and you shall be transported to my other little world online. In this one you can actually see just how boring my little life is 😂.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Meeting My Blogging Best Friend | Lou's World

Hello lovelies,
Firstly I would just like to apologise for the lack of pots recently. Life seemed to be going at a million miles an hours, it was very good and I just sort of wanted to keep in that bubble for a little while. I'm sure you will hear all about that in due course. Now if you have been reading my bog for a while then you will know that me and and lovely writer of Lou's world are very close. My blogging best friend and for nearly 3 years we have been on hand to help each other out. Now that's mainly been her helping me out and I will always be so thankful for that.

Now its been nearly three years that I've known her and it just seemed like the time to finally meet her. Now luckily we both live in the UK so that made it a lot easier. Now we went for a nice little London day and it was just so perfect. Now obviously I go on lots of little adventures with my chummy but with Lou I can get really geeky and nerdy about blogs. Like she gets it a bit more, like sometimes I just feel like I bore my chummy with my blog chat sometimes. She listens of course but there was a day when I could be like hang on blog picture time and it wasn't annoying.

Now we went for a little trip to oxford street, granted it seemed like a pretty simple thing but yet we managed to get lost several times. I dragged her into the Disney store. They have the beauty and the beast section on display and I needed to see the perfection that was the rose. They also had the Moana section and of course I had to get a picture with the most sassy woman Disney have made. 


After Disney we just walked for a bit just to catch up with each other lives. Again I'm very sorry, I do chat a lot so I should have warned you. We then popped into Lush and I got to show her the heaven that if Lush Oxford Street.

After a trip into lush I dragged her a little more round London. I took her to my favourite little bakery that's tucked away in Soho. This is mine and chummy's favourite bakery and its one I introduced to her as well. Now I got the rolo cupcake and it was pure perfection. Of course I wasn't going to leave without a little something for chummy as well. Luckily this was the only time I've been and they've  done the unicorn cupcake. 

 After eating the most amazing cupcakes we attempted to find a wasterstones, books are where me and her feel most chilled out. Of course we need a good bookshop. Unfortunately I got us a little lost.......but after a while we gave up and just walked for a bit. We had a kerfuffle trying to find her bus stop but in the end we found it. After that we went out separate ways and I got a little lost on the way home.

It was honestly the most perfect day. It was freezing because it was snowing most of the day but I just felt so relaxed. It's the most chilled I've felt in months and I think its because I was in my element. Chatting with the girl that's been there for all of the blog. Since the very start and it was nice to finally see and hug the person that's helped me through some of the darkest parts of my life. Thanks for everything, next time I promise we wont get lost.