Getting Lost in 2017

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Last week I found myself stood in the Post Office for what felt like the thousandth time, clutching onto my fifth attempt at a passport form, and third set of photos, pretty much certain that the universe was conspiring against me, sentencing me to a lifetime in England. Someone somewhere did not want me to leave this country, what other reason would there be for the endless complications that I had encountered throughout the whole application process.

Saying Goodbye to my Family Home

Thursday, 19 January 2017

I'm going to apologise in advance for how bloody miserable I've been as of late. The past few months have been so strange, with lots of changes and I'm absolutely useless at adjusting to new things.

I don't know whether you can 'suffer' with nostalgia, but if that's a thing, then I'm definitely a victim of it. So, the fact that it has been confirmed that my Mum will be selling my family home this year, has hit me a lot harder than I thought it would.

Now, I know that it's not necessarily a big deal to other people and those who I have spoken about it to have sort of missed the significance of this event for me.


Sunday, 1 January 2017

 As we escaped the clutches of 2016, a year deemed to be one of the worst in history, and entered bright, shiny and optimistic 2017, I ended up feeling the most shit I have in months.

I'm not really sure why I have been struggling so much, but my anxiety has been through the roof, I've felt a bit lost and confused, and as a result have been acting like a pretty massive arsehole, drinking way more than I should be, and have managed to smoothly make the transition from a 'social smoker' to a full-on chimney. Basically, every single New Year Resolution made by every other person on the planet, I have done the opposite tenfold.

The Christmas Tag

Monday, 5 December 2016

We're nearly a week into December and things are getting jolly festive! I've finally put up the Christmas tree, I've got presents I've ordered for people arriving left, right and centre and we're starting to discuss the food we need to stock up the fridge with (cheese and more cheese, please)

It's all very exciting! SO, to top it all off, a very happy thank you to the lovely Rebecca for including me in the Christmas Tag! This was really fun to do, so I hope you like it. Don't forget to check out the blogs of the ladies I have tagged below.

Book Corner: December Reads

Sunday, 4 December 2016

After almost two years of living in our little flat, and three and a half years of being in a relationship, we have finally taken the leap and invested in some furniture for our home - eeeeek! Although we are incredibly grateful for all the furniture that was given to us when we moved in, we decided it really was about time we bought our own, so we popped onto the internet and began adding countless things to our basket on the IKEA website, the most exciting of these (I know, very sad) was my brand new bookcase!

I've recently got back into reading, something that I had often struggled with before due to my manic moods meaning I was either too depressed to bother, or far too excitable to sit still for long enough to actually enjoy a good story.

I know it's silly, but since I've been feeling better, one of the best things that has come out of it, that so many take for granted, is the ability to actually get lost in a good book and to be able to concentrate on the story.

So, with that in mind, I thought I would share with you the books I have treated myself to that I intend to start reading throughout the winter months!

Festive & Cosy

Saturday, 3 December 2016

At long bloody last our flat is starting to look less like the residence of squatters, and more like the home of a couple... it's only taken us twenty-two months - oops.

I can't believe how lucky I am with Ben, he's literally just let me crack on turning the flat into a blogging paradise of whites and greys, blush pinks and copper - he even chose the pink and white polka dot curtains!

We decided it was about time we owned our own furniture, so we did a little IKEA shop (I say little, I think we ended up with half the store) I know delivery is bloomin' expensive, but when you consider how much money you would spend on just one of the items, you can sort of justify it. Less than £200 to furnish the whole living room, you can't really complain!

Christmas Gift Guide: The Globetrotter

Friday, 2 December 2016

We all have that one person in our life who it seems is constantly planning their next adventure, jetting off to far away lands and experiencing the very best parts of our beautiful planet! If you are looking for the perfect gift for that special person, these wanderlust-inspired presents are perfect for the globetrotter in your life!

If you love travelling yourself, then you may even fancy treating yourself!

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