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My Week #107 - Centreparcs, Birthday Meal & Parties


I have had the best week ever, I am aware I say that every Sunday, but this week really has been something else.
I spent the best week with Charlie ever in Centreparcs chilling out and it was absolutely incredible, I've written a whole blog post on that, so if you'd like to read more about what we did you can look at this blog post here! I found out on Monday I have got the apprenticeship I wanted for next year and I am over the moon, literally. I am so happy, it has meant I feel so much more relaxed about next year and can now totally enjoy the summer as it will be my last one before working incredibly hard in the next few years. So spending a good quality week with my best friend was amazing and just what we both needed, we are already looking at going back because we had SO much fun.
On Friday when we got home, we went out to Bristol with Charlie's parents to celebrate his brothers birthday, it was so lovely. It was such a sunny evening and I had a wonderful time, then I stayed at Charlie's. On Saturday I came home and did some jobs around the house, unpacking all my stuff and tidying up. Then in the evening me and my family went to a birthday party, where Newton Faulkner had been hired to perform and it was AMAZING. Definitely not my usual type of music, but I really enjoyed it and we had such a nice chat, he was such a down to earth person and I loved the whole evening. Today I had a day off and ordered all my printed photographs into date order, I think I'm going to do a blog post on this as it was such a stressful job that needed to be done, but I'm so pleased with how it is now and makes me feel SO much more organised. I've got a busy week of work ahead and some lovely days planned- cannot wait.

A Week At Centreparcs



I have just got back from spending a week away at centreparcs longleat with Charlie. It has genuinely been THE best week of my life. It was Charlie's birthday present, a week away at centreparcs with me. We had the most perfect little apartment where we spent our evenings cooking and relaxing. We spent the days sat on the little beach, drinking cocktails, playing badminton and table tennis and swimming all day long.
It was SO lovely to just relax and totally chill out after a stressful few months.
On Monday night as we were eating dinner I found out that I had got the apprenticeship I applied for and interviewed in London. This was such amazing news, so we headed straight to las iguanas and drank cocktails to celebrate. Waking up and heading straight to the pool for a swim, run round the rapids and trips down all the slides was amazing. Then getting back and making a picnic to take down to the beach with us was so lovely, we drank this amazing pitcher called English garden lemonade, which was citrus juice, lemonade, elderflower and gin and it was incredible! So refreshing on a hot sunny day, we were so lucky with the weather, it was hot and sunny everyday and we definitely made the most of it. We cooked loads, I made scampi, homemade chips and peas from Charlie's garden cooked with leek, spring onions and cheese. Another night I did salmon on a bed of pak choi (from Charlie's garden) with noodles, sweet chill sauce and sesame seeds. On the last night I did stuffed chicken with chips and Charlie made a side of sautee lettuce. For lunch we had bacon sandwiches, burgers and other little nibbles.
The best bit for me was simply spending amazing quality time with my best mate. We both work loads and although we see each other often, we don't often get away just the two of us. But this has definitely made us realise that we need to do it so much more often as we had an incredible time together.  I took loads of photos, mainly on my disposable camera so I haven't got them yet, but here are some of my favourites.










My Week #106 - Beautiful Picnics & Emergencies


This week has been a bit of mixture of all emotions.
On Monday I had an exam, so I spent the day chilling out after that and revising for my others. On Tuesday me and Charlie went out for the most beautiful picnic, I organised it and packed all the stuff we needed for an evening by the lake watching the sun go down, I've written a whole blog post all about what I did and included some beautiful photos that I took. That evening i stayed at charlies house and we had a lovely evening. On Wednesday I was revising in the day as I had exams on Thursday and Friday. Then on Friday evening it was my last exam and in the evening my sisters prom, so me and Charlie went to watch the prom and watch everyone arrive with my family, it was so beautiful to see and brought back some memories. Then me, Charlie and my dad went to get a Chinese and I brought myself a bottle of prosecco to celebrate my exams being over and we spent the evening chatting. On Saturday I drove Charlie home and we looked at his suit that has arrived for our ball on Friday and with his mum we decided the best fit from the variety of sizes, I then went to work in the evening. When I got home my dad had fallen over and badly hurt himself in the garden with a head wound , I ended up calling an ambulance and then we ended up in a & e until 3.30am, Charlie came down to the hospital after work to join us and bring some water and bits and bobs. He was an absolute star, its little things that make me realise how wonderful he is and he made such a horrible traumatic evening so much better and offered some comfort to us both and was such a support when I was feeling so scared and alone.
Things can change in an instant, its so important to be aware of what's going on around you and always help wherever you can. Hope you have all had a wonderful week.

The Most Beautiful Picnic



Recently we have had the most beautiful weather in the UK. It's been so incredibly warm, like ridiculously hot, ever so slightly unbearable if i'm honest. But because I've got exams and my life revolves around revision I haven't been able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.
So, I decided to organise a picnic for me and Charlie in the evening when it was bearable to sit in the heat. I decided to take him to our favourite place by the lake and watch the sunset.
I would have loved to make some delicious snacks for us and spend all day preparing, but I had to revise and didn't have the time. SO, I took a trip to asda to pick up our favourite bits, I wanted to make it a really snacky picnic so that we could just nibble and pick at the food and chat.
Here are some pictures of our beautiful evening










Here is a little pic of the food I picked up from asda. I got some dips for us to dip cucumber and carrots and crisps into. I also got some chicken and bacon pasta and some little cocktail sausages. I brought a little cheese selection along too with some grapes and biscuits. Then a continental meat sharing selection with chorizo and parma ham in. Then for dessert I brought strawberries and cookies too. For drinks I brought a bottle of rose shloer as I was driving so obviously couldn't have anything alcoholic, this was delicious and such a beautiful summery drink. At home I put everything into a cool box before we I left to keep it fresh. I also packed plates, napkins, cutlery, bowls and also a slate plate that I brought to act as a little table to put onto of the cool box, Essentials I brought also included obviously a picnic blanket, a blanket, cushions and a bin bag for all of our rubbish to go into. I also got some of the items out of their plastic and put them into bowls to save rubbish and also it saved space in the cool box as well as washing the strawberries and chopping off the stem.



I'm so pleased with how this little evening picnic went, we finished all the food apart from a few grapes and a bit of cheese. It was such a lovely evening watching the sunset over the lake, I'm such a lucky girl to be able to do things like this, life is flipping good.



My New Little Love



I have been madly saving for a long time now. I have been saving for my car insurance, which is now all paid for, but I'm trying to work my bank account balance back up after the lump sum that disappeared when I paid of my insurance.
However, I decided the other day to treat myself to something I have had my eye on for months, and I mean months.
The other day I decided to go and get this little treat as I saw a picture of it on Instagram and since then I couldn't forget about it.
I brought myself a new bag, only from Matalan so nothing too exciting, but its a HUGE Chloe Faye bag dupe, which cost over £1,500, this one was a mere £16- what a bargain.
I don't ever buy bags, ever. Maybe in September for school I might treat myself, but the bag always has to be big enough to fit all my school stuff in and be very practical.
This bag is a little smaller than I'm used to, which is definitely a positive because it means I can't pack in all the stuff I don't need as it's so much more compact.
I thought i'd take some pictures of my new bag because I am SOOO in love with it.
If your interested in buying this bag you can purchase it here in brown or here in black.

Loving The Seaside


I feel super lucky. I live right in a seaside town, within a 10 minute walk from the seafront.
In the winter I don't tend to venture down the seafront, mainly due to the darker evenings and the colder weather. But ever since spring began to arrive I found myself down the seafront nearly every evening, normally with Charlie by my side.
There's something special about living by the seaside, its calming.
This might not make sense to anyone who doesn't leave or doesn't go to the seaside very often.
I remember a few years back, I didn't have a good day, you know when people talk and things get twisted and stories change and people get annoyed, it was one of those days.
I remember feeling so stressed out and anxious, but I took myself down to the seafront and had a little walk along the promenade and INSTANTLY felt so much better.
I guess its all to do with being on your own with your thoughts and taking time to do something that takes you away from that bad situation.
After that time I remember always saying that the seafront is my happy place.
However, now I really mean it.
If you need a break, to get away from it all, somewhere to focus on something else and enjoy what's around you- just get outdoors, it makes such a difference.

I am lucky now to not have any problems in my life, I've grown up a lot this last year and realised a lot of stuff about friends, relationships, life and work.
There's nothing I think is more important than making yourself happy.
If you've got a positive mind set, and feel yourself to be in a happy place, you can do anything.
Taking time each week to do something for you is the best medicine.
I choose to spend time down on the seafront having a nice walk, a bike ride or on my little penny board (a new little thing Charlie's teaching me, I LOVE it)

There is nothing I love more than watching a sunset, it's something I find quite spectacular.
I like it as it marks the end of the day, time to rest and chill out.
But its also so damn beautiful to watch.
Over time I have taken SO many photos of sunsets, pictures on the seafront and the beautiful views.
I thought I would share a few here for you all to see












Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone


If you read my week post the other day you will know I took a trip to London for an interview and assessment day, I don't want to bang on about the day because that isn't the point of this blog post. However, my trip to London made me realise a few things that I want to talk about on my little space on the internet.
Firstly that I am such a worrier. I already knew this, but I hadn't even got to London and I was panicking and getting all worked up. This is something that I am seriously going to work on, because everything was fine and I had no reason to worry at all. Obviously I only realise that now, because at the time I had no idea what to expect and I think that was what made me panic. I was worrying about being worried, just a vicious cycle of nerves.
But that's totally okay. I was bound to be nervous it was a new experience and something totally unfamiliar to me.
Secondly, I think its important to accept being a bit nervy. Then obviously put on a brave face and tell yourself to calm down. Before going to London I did get quite worried, I had a huge chat with Charlie and got really upset, but I told myself that was totally fine, its okay to let it out and id rather be upset at home surrounded by people I love rather than panicking when I arrived and letting it all out, everything that had been bothering me. If you need to cry and let it out, bloody do it.

I'm proper proud of myself for doing this, i've never had a proper interview, let alone a whole day of assessments and even if I don't end up getting the opportunity I'm so proud of myself for giving it a good go and for trying my best, everything like that is a good experience right?

My Week #105 - Last Day & New Beginnings


This week has been crazy. I've finished sixth form on Friday, I am now done with school and education forever, which is terrifying for me. I actually enjoy having a structured day and a routine and I do enjoy seeing all my friends and learning, exams however are not my thing and I've got 7 coming up in June so I need to get busy revising. This week I've been out enjoying myself lots, since Charlie has taught me how to penny board I've been spending so much time on the seafront, something I neglect a little. On Thursday night we went out all evening and then Charlie stayed over and it was just the best night ever.
On Friday evening I went to London, I love London. I went because I applied for a civil service business management apprenticeship and I passed the online tests, so this interview and assessment day was the next step. I was terrified, I'm such a worrier and something like this was a HUGE deal for me (I plan to write a whole blog post about this soon). However, with Charlie's help and advice and my parents too, I made it to London and actually had a wonderful time. In the evening I went and explored with my mum and we went out for a delicious meal, then on Saturday at 8.30am I was being assessed in group activities, interviews and a written exam. It was quite an experience and something I'm really pleased I did. When I finished I had to do a bit of shopping on oxford street, incredibly busy, but was worth it. Then we travelled back home on the train after lots of delays and cancellations we made it.  Today I've been working all day and reflecting on what a wonderful week.

My Week #104 -Trying Something New


This week has been a super busy one, filled with work and revision. Yet I've still had such a wonderful time and feel like I have learnt a lot this past week about balancing tasks.
I was working 4 evenings this week, which with revision and exams looming wasn't amazing as I was really short on time and felt guilty about the lack of revision and effort I was putting in and the fact that I was preparing to fail and not caring a lot either.
However, I told myself I cant be stuck in this rut this week, I made a huge lists of tasks to complete so that I could see written out clearly exactly what I needed to do to keep myself on track.
This really helped me as when I had spare time (in frees at school or my hour I get before work after school) I knew exactly what to do and didn't waste time faffing about.
However, despite all the revision I've been busy doing I have stopped and taken time out for myself to do the things I love. I have spent a lot of time by the seafront this week and last week with Charlie, trying something new together, I brought myself a penny board and Charlie has been teaching me, its been such a fun way to escape (procrastinate) against revision.
Although revision is important and deadlines have to met and work has to be completed, if your not in the right mindset to complete the work, then it's useless. On Friday night I was out on the seafront, then watching films and relaxing, then Saturday I spent chilling out taking time to spend with Charlie and eating a delicious food, then went out with my friends after work in the evening. Then today I have been revising and completing past papers non stop because I need to catch up, but I felt totally ready in the right mind set to complete it and have been super productive.
I hope you like this more chatty sort of lifestyle my week post and I hope your having a productive day too.
Lots of Love,
Lydia

What's Been Going On?



I feel a little explanation is necessary. I haven't used my blog now for over 2 months, which is mad.  Honestly, I was debating giving it all up. I don't have the time I used to have to photograph, edit, construct, plan and write a blog post like I used to love doing. So I guess I just stopped. I've been putting off writing this for a while, but I feel now is a good time to get back into it and start writing again and using my little space on the internet well.
I don't enjoy writing the posts I used to write, my outfits, reviews and monthly favourites anymore.
My favourite posts to write are the more personal posts, the lifestyle ones. The posts based on my life, what I get up to and all the places I visit. I want to start taking my big camera out with me more and photographing more and sharing it on my blog, with you guys again.
I want this blog to be a little place where I can look back on all the fun adventures I have had, a space for all my happy memories, so when I get all stressed with exams and my future I can come and remind myself about all the happy times I've had. Little reminders of why I work so hard in school and in my job, to earn money for myself. I want to talk about things that matter to me.
So, this is my little re-vamp, my fresh start post to sort of say, welcome to my new style blog, I hope you enjoy finding more out about me, what I get up to, places I visit and (hopefully) interesting things I have to say. My plan is to write more posts I enjoy, which in theory I will want to write more of because I enjoy them. Sounds like a perfect plan. I will leave all my previous blog posts up, incase you want to have a read again. Even if this more lifestyle theme doesn't appeal to you, I hope you stick around and enjoy the posts, but if not, thanks for all the love xx

What I Wore Today #64









I haven't written a what I wore today post in forever, since December last year, oops! So today I thought I would write another one for you all.
This pinafore is an old purchase from new look that I love, I have teamed it with a little nude roll neck lightweight jumper also from new look. Then my classic heeled ankle boots that are a staple in my wardrobe, then accessorised with my cartier bracelet and my beautiful lola rose watch from Charlie. My gold hoop earrings are from asos! I am not going to list any of the prices as all of these items are either not available or I don't know the price, so hope that's okay!




My Week #103 - Valentines Day Celebrations, Sunsets & Food Road Trips


This week I haven't been at sixth form as its half term and my gosh its been amazing.
On Monday I was at home doing revision, coursework and homework. On Tuesday I went to visit my nan and then when I got home Charlie was at my house and surprised me with the most beautiful flowers. I made us a lunch full of wedges, mozzarella sticks, chicken strips and wedges- delicious.
We spent the day chilling out, chatting and then Charlie took me out for a delicious meal in the evening. The food we ate was incredible, so many flavours and we both had such a lovely evening. He stayed round then on Wednesday we went to his to watch fast and furious together. On Thursday we washed our cars and then charlotte joined us for a bike ride down to the seafront to watch such a beautiful sunset. It was so nice to just be able to get on our bikes and be at the seafront in 10 minutes feeling the fresh air and getting a bit of exercise, we came home and cooked a paella together for my family and then shared THE biggest bottle of prosecco I've ever seen, then on Friday we got up and went to Bristol for the day as we wanted to visit a fresh food take away restaurant called rebel roll that we've been meaning to do for ages, I drove us to the park and ride, got the bus then walked with the use of google maps directing us, so worth it, I had a little burger and it was incredible, it contained all these delicious flavours, sauces and vegetables. We then went back to charlies for the night and shared a bottle of gin together while watching bad neighbours 2 with his family, then we woke up and did some coursework together and then I went home, ate a stir fry and went to work. Today I've been at work all day and am just about to go back again as i'm on a split shift today which is brilliant fun, hah, all worth it when I get my pay check though- hope you've had a wonderful week.

My Week #102 - Paella Making, Partying & Watching Rugby


This week has been super fun as usual. I worked most nights this week in the evening and did revision and homework in my spare evenings. On Thursday night I went out to town with my bestest friends, we had a wonderful time together drinking and dancing. Then Charlie came to collect me at about 1.30 as I didn't fancy getting a taxi back on my own, he stayed at mine then we went to his house on Friday as we had a day off. We watched films, chilled and chatted all day, cleaned his car and then went to waitrose to pick up some delicious ingredients for a paella that we were planning to make in the evening. Charlie had wanted to make me a paella for a while, so together we made one, Charlie did a lot more than me I just did some chopping and mixing, he seared some fish, bream, ontop of the paella and honestly I was soo impressed, it was delicious and I want to eat it all over again and again. I stayed round on Friday night and then on Saturday we had a nice lie in then I went to watch Charlie play rugby in the freezing cold. I worked Saturday night and then on sunday I was on a split, so worked two shifts, I am so happy to be home now doing some work and tidying my room and preparing for a lovely day tomorrow.

My Week #101 - Suprise Party, Smoothies & Beach Walks


What a wonderful week. On Monday night I went round to charlies, we had jerk chicken, watched a film and had a cosy night in together, one of my favourites. On Tuesday night I came home and did lots of homework and coursework. On Wednesday I went to work, then on Thursday Charlie came round to do work with me and we had a Chinese together with my family. On Friday I went to work in the evening then went to a friends party to see my friends and then stayed at charlies house. On Saturday we had a lazy morning and then we went for a walk together and went to a little coffee shop where we shared a shredded pork burger, drank smoothies and ate a chocolate crunch. Then me and my friends went to my friend Gretas house to get her house ready for her little surprise party for her 18th, I had such a lovely time with my closest friends eating pizza, chicken nuggets and caterpillar cake. I've had such a lovely week and cannot wait for half term.

One Month On.. Saving Money



In my posts at the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 I spoke about how I wanted to save money and today i'm writing a little update, although its based on a certain point, I feel its relevant to any resolution that you may have made.
Setting a goal and sticking to it is tough, really tough.
This month I have been religiously using the app on trees made my money supermarket to help me control my spending and encourage saving.
It has been a success and I cant see myself not using this app in the near future.
At the beginning of each month you budget yourself in different categories eg. petrol, clothing, health and beauty, pubs, resturants etc. When you spend on your card the transaction is displayed instantly on the app, showing you how much you spent in what place and what category it is in.
This has been an incredibly useful tool for me to use, I've been able to see so easily where I am spending money and what stores/categories take up the biggest % of my spending.
Although It is horrible to see exactly what your spending it has helped me so much. In December I spent over £416, In January only £124 on sensible things I actually required, I spent nearly £70 eating out in December which is ridiculous, but £20 here and £10 here and £3.99 here doesn't seem like a lot, but it all adds up incredibly quickly. In January I spent only £3.99 eating out and that was only one kfc that me and Charlie had one day. I have spent £0 on clothes and shoes this month, which for me is crazy. I can't believe I've managed to refrain myself, I think seeing it all out in front of me is scary, but totally what I needed.
I overspent my budget In January by £24.15, purely because I had to get some petrol yesterday and I treated myself to a perfume for £35 which would have been £95, think its justifiable. But that wont happen every month at all. What i'm trying to say is treating yourself is okay and like dieting, just cutting out all the nice things you eat is tricky, but reducing the amount you eat is more do-able.
I'm so impressed with how ive done this month and i'm going to try and do even better in February.

My Week #100




I cant believe this I've written over 100 my week posts today, its crazy. I didn't do much exciting this week. Last Saturday I went out with my friend ania to mcdonalds in the evening, we had a wonderful time and a much needed catch up. On sunday I worked a split shift, in the day and in the night, that's why there was no blog post as I was shattered. On Monday night Charlie came over, I cooked tea for us all. I made sweet chilli chicken with rice and veg, it was delicious! On Tuesday night I was working on the bar then on Wednesday I was working in the restaurant. On Thursday I came home from school planning to do lots of work, ended up going to asda with my mum and having a nap, so not a good productive evening. On Friday I had frees all day so me and Charlie went for kfc, it was delicious. Then he came round mine quickly before I went to work and we chilled out. Then I went to work on the bar and Charlie came round when I got home at about 12.30 am to stay round which was a wonderful surprise. On Saturday morning I woke up early, got some work done all while Charlie was being lazy asleep. In the afternoon I went to watch Charlie play rugby, I had a lovely time despite the cold it was a beautiful sunny day. I worked Saturday evening and all of today, it was super busy today and I couldn't be happier to be at home despite having loads of work to catch up on, wooo! Hope you have all had a wonderful week.

Rimmel Vs Revolution Contour, Highlight & Blush Sets


The other day I was having a huge make up clear out and I noticed that I have two products that were practically identical. The rimmel London sculpting palette by Kate Moss and the Revolution Iconic Pro Blush, Bronze and Brighten Palette. Both contain such similar colours in very similar designs, so I thought I would test them out and see which one I prefer. The rimmel palette is available in just two shades #002 and #003 while the revolution set comes in four different shades.


The rimmel swatches are the ones at the top end of the photo. The contour shades are similar, but the revolution one is a lot darker and has more of a mud sort of shade to it. I like it but its incredibly pigmented and therefore requires blending once on the skin, it comes across looking quite dirty on the skin. However, the rimmel contour powder is a lot lighter and therefore much more buildable due to the light texture. The colour is also so much more natural, more bronze rather than contour but looks really beautiful on the skin.


I adore the revolution highlighter, its such a pigmented colour that I feel really adore, you don't need a lot on the brush as its incredibly bright. The rimmel one is a lot more natural but once on the skin gives a really stunning glow that looks really summery. However, it requires so much more effort to actually put onto the skin and when I'm in a rush I don't like spending all the time, but putting it over another highlighter like my mac soft and gentle gives a beautiful shimmery finish.


I'm not a massive blusher wearer, but both these palettes have gorgeous blusher colour pay off that I'm in love with. The rimmel blusher is a lot more matte while the revolution blusher has much more of a shimmer to it, which I love as I just love more of a dewy glow.


Motivational Monday #13


If you are an old reader, you might remember this series of blog posts that I used to write. Motivational Monday is back. In case your unfamiliar with the concept, this is a weekly post (providing I don't forget) where I share a quote and just have a chat about it really. I wanted to bring this back, its a bit more personal and I hope you guys enjoy it, I've missed this post. However, I'm not promising to do it every Monday, just when I feel like a little change or need some interesting content or find a quote that I LOVE.
Beau Taplin is an all time fav of mine, his writing is beautiful in every way. When scrolling through his recent releases, I fell in love with this one.
Sometimes we can easily get hung up on others views of us, constantly feeling under pressure from social media, magazines and other people. Some people can make you feel so small and totally be little you and its so so so important not to let these people make you feel any less about yourself. Not let it matter what other people say about you or how others feel about you. Having self worth and appreciating yourself is a wonderful thing, knowing your value is important, feeling in confident and knowing what you deserve is nothing negative or anything to be ashamed of. Be confident in yourself and know your own value and worth without letting irrelevant people dictate your value and make you feel crap.

My Week #99

I've been super busy this week with work and coursework. On Wednesday night I went to work in the evening, it was such a lovely evening and I genuinely had so much fun. Then on Friday night Charlie came over, I made a three course meal for the both of us. To start I made baked brie, then I made lemon chicken with asparagus and celeriac mash, which I thought was delicious and I was really impressed with. Then I made lemon possets for dessert, it was something I had never tried a few weeks before, but I knew Charlie loved it so I wanted to make something special. He stayed over then on Saturday I went to visit my Nan and then we cleaned the cars in the afternoon. I went to work on Saturday night then back in again on sunday for the day.
I'm working loads this week, but am still hoping to get another blog post up in the week.

Goals & Asprirations for 2017


I know this is probably a teeny-bit too late, but I needed a week to get my hear around the fact that its 2017? I cant believe it. I seems like only yesterday I began my blog, now here I am 4 years later, doing lots of collabs with different companies, receiving everything from cereal to ankle heeled boots to make up brushes. I wrote about how this year has been incredible, I've got some brilliant friends around me, the most incredible boyfriend and bestfriend that I could have asked for, I'm healthy, I'm happy and I can drive and legally buy alcohol, seems like a perfect combination to being 2017 with. Bascially, everything is flipping good.
But a brand new year, comes with brand new goals, adventures and memories.
So, I wanted to document some of my goals for 2017, they are classic 'new years resolutions' that everyone says they will stick to, then by the beginning of February everyones spending more money, eating less healthily and doing less exercise.

This year I want to write more personal blog posts, chat about whats going on in my life, places I've been and share more about myself because last year I felt I was putting up content about products and things that I didn't enjoy writing, but felt was necessary. So this year I want to make this blog my own. I also want to enjoy more time to myself, don't exactly know what i'll do, whether i'll have a pamper evening, just chill out, watch a film or just read a book, I just want to take some time out each week to stop and do things for me. I want to save more money, I put this into place last year, but this year i'm sticking to it, I have moved all my money across to one bank account and have downloaded an app to control my money and I have set budgets in each category for each month eg. gifts, personal care eg. make up, shampoo, petrol, eating out and clothes. That way, I can easily see where I am spending too much and the areas that I'm saving in. I put this into practice at the end of 2016 and I cant wait to hopefully see a difference in spending and my bank balance increase. I want to continue being as happy as I am with Charlie, he made 2016 incredible and hands down the best year of my life. So I want to continue being so happy and being so content with the most important person in my life. I also want to actually exercise a bit more, in 2015/ 2016 I did a lot of exercise, but towards the end of the year I realised that I could keep the figure I had and eat what I wanted and not have to do a lot about it. But I want to get out of that frame of mind and actually put a bit of effort in. I want to do work on time, I leave all my homework to the last minute and this year I really want to stay on top of my work more, get it done more quickly and be more organised. This should in theory leave more time to myself, time do get other jobs done and then I can feel less stressed too.


My Week #98




This week has been lovely. On Monday I went to charlies house, we went out for the day in Wells, we had a lovely day looking around and exploring a new city, the smallest city in the UK. We then went back to his house, played on the wii with his family, watched a film, chilled out then went to sleep. In the morning on Tuesday we woke up and cleaned our cars together, we then went out and did a few jobs together before I came home, visited my grandma and headed to work in the evening. On Wednesday I went back to sixth form, ive had mocks this week so it was a difficult week to come back on, but still, nice to see everyone and get back into a bit of a routine. On Friday night I went to work and then went to pick Charlie up from the pub with his friends, I then stayed at his house and we had the best day on Saturday. Charlie wasn't too well, so we chilled out, had a lovely lie in and watched a film on Netflix and the Amanda knox documentary that I have been desperate to watch for a long time. Then I went to work on the bar last night, didn't get home til nearly 2am, so I was shattered, then went back to work today, cant wait for a chilled evening at home by the fire.
Have a lovely week.