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.