Wednesday, 31 December 2014


Top 5 New Year Wallpapers for 2015

(photo from pinterest) 

Hello everyone!!

This is just a little post to say I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas (if you celebrate it) & I would like to wish you all a happy new year. 2014 was such an incredible year for me in so many different ways. I travelled a lot to places that I had always hoped to, I met so many great people, I saw so many great bands/artists live, I got my first job,  I began studying one of my hugest passions in life, and for once in a very long time, I was happy!! There was times this year when I had to make difficult choices but the right ones were made and I cannot wait for 2015 to make even more choices that will change my life.

I hope to be back in the New Year blogging more than last year, I have so many great ideas but it’s just about putting them in place. I hope you all have a wonderful new years eve and a brilliant 2015.

Thanks for reading!!


Sunday, 14 December 2014

Would you Rather?; Christmas Edition

Hello everyone!! I saw this "Would You Rather; Christmas Edition" circling around the blogging world and thought I would give it a go as well. I love playing would you rather and it can be quite funny haha.
Hope you enjoy reading!!

Have to sing Jingle Bells loudly every time you walk into a room or wear a Santa Suit to work/school every day for a week?
I would wear a Santa suit every day for a week because its not that bad as having to sing every time to you enter a room. As much as I love singing, wearing the santa suit sounds more fun.

Not celebrate Christmas this year or not celebrate your birthday this year?

I am going to go with not celebrate my birthday (next year), 19 birthdays are not that exciting. I'll still turn a year older just not celebrate it right?

Have Frosty the Snowman for a friend or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
Frosty would melt after a while and that would mean I'd lose him as my friend so I'll go with Rudolph even though I am not his biggest fan.

Have Mistletoe hanging in your bedroom doorway, or have a large decorated Christmas Tree in your bedroom doorway?
The tree would get in the way and would be difficult to get past. The mistletoe would be a nice little decoration haha.

Write a Five Paragraph Essay about the meaning of Christmas or solve a page of Christmas themed maths problems?
As weird as this sounds this is a tough one haha. I really enjoy writing essays for some reason and doing maths problems can actually be fun if they aren't too hard. I’ll go with the essay I guess.

Have a job wrapping presents at the mall or have a job taking photographs of children sitting on Santa's lap at the mall?

I love photography so taking the pictures even though that is a little creepy. I enjoy wrapping presents as well but after a while I get bored and end up wrapping the presents up any old way so they turn out a little messy. I do like putting pretty ribbon and things like that on my parcels but I'll stick to the picture taking.

See The Nutcracker or Dance in the Nutcracker?
I have always wanted to see The Nutcracker. I am an actor not a dancer therefore wouldn't want to dance in it.

Be given £100 for Christmas to spend on yourself or be given £1000 before Christmas to buy presents for other people?

I'll take the £1000 to spend on other people, I love buying presents for people that aren't myself. Its so much fun buying something for someone else.

Have a nose that glows red like Rudolf's or have pointy ears like an elf?

If I had a nose that glowed it would be easier to notice therefore I would be called names all the time whereas if I had pointy ears I could just cover them with my hair.

Be one of Santa's Elves or be one of Santa's Reindeer?

I’d prefer to be an elf. I mean a flying reindeer is pretty cool but working in Santa’s workshop sounds like great fun!!

Thank you so much for reading & hope you have a lovely day!!


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas Excitement!!

Do you ever just get so festive and excited about Christmas you can't contain yourself? Well that has been me this week; suddenly I got this feeling about how excited I was about Christmas. Over the last few years, I have not gotten this feeling and was beginning to think the spirit of Christmas had disappeared and the true meaning of Christmas was lost but not this year. I can officially say I think I am done with my Christmas shopping this year (which is a first) unless I truly want to spoil people this year. I have been singing Christmas songs non-stop and have bought a few festive jumpers. The only thing I have not done yet is put my decorations up but only two more days for me and then I can get my tree up and things. This year is the first year in a while that I can truly go out on Christmas presents for people and not worry about money problems, which has been lovely. It is also the first year that I have had a job therefore I have experienced Christmas shopping from behind the scenes in a way, dealing with other peoples shopping problems rather than my own. Next week is the last week of college of 2014 and I am so ready for a little break, it’s been a crazy experience the last few months but I need to relax for a while. I cant wait to finish up so I can probably get into wrapping presents and doing some festive baking/crafts. I am planning on making some cookies and cupcakes with my little cousins then hopefully making some clay baubles for their tree. I have planned a full day for us to do exciting things but knowing me something will come up and I will not get round to doing it. The purpose of this post is to really say how exciting the festive season is for me this year and I hope that every year will be like this. I also wanted to break up my posts before I post another Christmas tag post. I know tags are repetitive on my blog but when I have been as busy as I have been trying to get posts up has been a difficult task therefore tags are easy to put up. Once I have finished from college though I’ll have a little more time to put that extra bit of effort into my posts.

Thanks for reading & I hope you have a lovely day!!


Saturday, 6 December 2014

Fifteen Festive Favourites

Hello everyone!!

I seen the lovely Jenna from chicgeekdiary  do a post called Fifteen Festive Favourites and decided that I would do it as well. Here are my fifteen! 

01. Favourite Festive Food

I love mince pies, its like an essential when it comes to the Christmas period I stock up on mince pies to last the full month of December, I love them with double cream. My favourite park of Christmas dinner though is the pigs in blankets & the bread sauce, yum!

02. Favourite Reindeer

It’s definitely not Rudolph, I do not see why he gets all the attention. I would probably go with Comet.

03. Favourite Day of Christmas
Christmas Eve!! I enjoy the day a lot more than Christmas itself, I spend it wrapping gifts and baking cookies and watching Christmas movies or singing Christmas songs.

04. Favourite Christmas Song
Oh, it has to be Born on Christmas Day by Brad Paisley. I just love it!! I really like Christmas Lights by Coldplay as well, it’s such a nice little song. 

05. Favourite Present

Last year I received one of the best Christmas presents I have ever received and that was Dolly Parton tickets (she is my idol). My mum told me that she was not able to get me tickets for Glasgow because I was in Belgium when she was here but I asked for tickets anywhere. Then on Christmas last year I was given a massive box wrapped up, upon unwrapping it I was faced with another box then another and another. Once opening them all up I found a CD (that my dad made for me) containing Dolly Parton songs and the ticket confirmation to see her live in Manchester. Them or my DSLR camera (my lil baby)

06. Favourite Festive Film

This is a hard one for me, I love so many. Some of my favourites are The Grinch, Home Alone (1-4) The Santa Clause (1-3), Jingle All the Way, The Nightmare before Christmas, Christmas with the Kranks, Arthur Christmas, Nativity & ELF.

07. Favourite Festive Cracker Toy

I always think cracker toys are a bit rubbish and there is not one that springs to my mind that I have got and loved. I always seem to be the one that gets a bottle opener or something silly like that.

08. Favourite Cracker Joke
I must admit that I just googled this because I couldn't remember any Christmas related jokes but I found a good one;

What does Miley Cyrus have at Christmas?
09. Favourite Christmas Decoration
I love Christmas nutcracker (soldiers). I just think they are lovely decorations and always seem to buy one during the Christmas season. I have found a new love for weird decorations such as animals in tutus, I think they are hilarious and even though they are a little bit stupid, I love them.

10. Favourite Christmas Candle Scent
I’m one for sweet scents such as Christmas cookies or something similar. I also have a love for all things Cinnamon scented or spiced apple flavours. One of my favourite to burn during the run up to Christmas is Yankee candle’s salted caramel, it is for sure one of my favourite scents ever!!!

11. Favourite Christmas TV Advert
The new Sainsbury’s advert has now become a firm favourite of mine. Every year everyone writes about how it’s not Christmas until you have seen the Coca Cola advert but not for me. I love the Irn Bru Christmas advert with the snowman, they fly over Glasgow and it really gets me into the Christmas spirit.

12. Favourite Festive Tradition
I started a new tradition of my own last year that every Christmas eve I would bake something and I cannot wait to do it again this year. Ever since I was a kid it was always a tradition to go to George Square to see the Christmas lights & the nativity, as I have gotten older I still keep this tradition up but also take a trip to the ice skating. Its also tradition to go to my Gran’s for Christmas dinner, a tradition I will never get tired of.

13. Favourite Place to Spend Christmas

I have never spent Christmas away from home so I guess home would be my favourite place to spend Christmas. I would one-year love to go away somewhere, having only experienced Disney World in the summer I imagine going for Christmas would be amazing. 

14. Favourite Christmas Fact

Another one I'm having to google because I wanted to find one that I didn't even know myself. (This is not a favourite fact it’s just random)

The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers

15. Favourite Snowman Accessory

does his carrot nose count? It would not be a snowman without one.

There you go my Fifteen Festive favourites. It is a little different from doing the same boring old Christmas tag every year because my answers do not tend to change that much from year to year.

Thank you so much for reading as I had a lot of fun doing this & I hope you do it as well!!


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas Baubles

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Hello everyone!!

Recently I have been on the hunt for some crazy looking baubles for my Christmas tree this year and I thought I would share a few of my favourites. This year I have seen many shops bring out animal baubles with tutus and sparkly outfits on them and I LOVE them!! The French Bulldog was the first one I ever seen of them but the more I looked I saw a lot of places have jumped on the band wagon and brought out ones as well. Sticking with the dog theme, I love the look of wooden Christmas decorations and I a little pug one. There is a few of these pug ones with Santa hats on and things and I just think they are adorable. Christmas pudding baubles this year are also becoming a favourite of mine; the first one with the moustache is just great. It adds a little something special to the standard Christmas pudding, the other one is very traditional but I really like it. Keeping with the food theme, I managed to find a cute little brussels sprout bauble, I think I may need to buy it. The last one is the least cute but I like it because it is a little different, it’s a brain. Now I know brains have nothing to do with Christmas but I just really like this one and it would add some humour to my Christmas tree.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the Christmas baubles I have had my eye on this year & I hope you have a lovely day.


Monday, 1 December 2014

Secret Santa Ideas

Secret Santa Ideas

Hello everyone!!

Last year I unintentionally done “Blogmas” where I blogged everyday until Christmas day. They were all Christmas related posts and I really enjoyed doing it even though it was a little harder than expected. It would make sense to do it again this year because I have a lot more people viewing my posts than I did last year but that is not the case. Since going to college and getting a job, I hardly have any time to sit down and put time into my blog, which is why in the last few months I have not been that active. I really thought I would do it again this year but I am not able to make that kind of commitment.  To make up for it I am planning to do as many blog posts as I can in December, most will be related to Christmas. I am hoping (fingers crossed) to do some Christmas baking posts because I have so many recipes that I am dying to share with you all.

This being the first Christmas post I have decided to kick it off with a Secret Santa gift guide. We are doing secret Santa in college this year and it can be hard to find gifts that are suitable to not only to your person but also to your budget. Our budget is £5, something I did not stick to and have gone over. Each item I am sharing with you today is under £10 to fit with most people’s budget. My guide is mainly aimed at females but if you do happen to get a male you could easily turn my ideas into male friendly. 

Socks - New Look , nail polish/ lip bullet tree decoration - Topshop, Soap & Glory Bauble - Boots, Bath bombs - Lush, Vanilla Bath Set - The Body Shop, Wine Gift Set - Tesco, the Snowman & the Dog white chocolate - Thorntons