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Day 8 - Blogmas

Boxing Day Plan
BOXING DAY!!!!!!!
When I was a kid I had this silly thought in my head that boxing day is when all the boxing matches where on. Now that I am 29 I understand that the meaning actually comes from the Victorian time when rich families would give any left over food from Christmas to homeless or poorer families who would go door to door with boxes, ready to collect the food.
I think that is such a god thing to do, giving back to the less fortunate but I suppose proper food and not just left overs is better.
The company I work for closes on Boxing day, so I get any extra day off, which I am unbelievably great full for. Sadly the company Paul works for is open 24/7 so ha has to work on Boxing day.
I will there fore be waking up a bit earlier then I want to, trying to go to sleep, but probably have Coco jumping on the bed. I will then probably wake up have a coffee. 
One thing I would love to do this year is go for a little walk with Coco. Normally Paul walks her as I am not good w…

Day 7 - Blogmas

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Secret Santa Ideas
Tis the season to spend money fa la la la la la la la la!!!!
With the season of giving upon us, I thought a Secret Santa gift idea post would help a few of you.
Lets be honest Secret Santa doesn't stay secret for long does it, at least not at my work, so sometimes you can feel obligated to go a bit ott to show people how much you care.
So here are a few gift ideas with price tags to show you don't have to spend the earth to make your seceret santa smile.
£5 and under
Glass Jar Poundland £1 (Yep £1) So for someone you are unsure of you can always try something simple this is very cute  but very nice and simple and looks a hell of a lot more expensive then it actually is. For £1 you cant really go wrong, also you can always rade the chocolate section of Poundland too, just saying you know everyone loves chocolate.


Fab-YOU-lous Eye Glitter Deluxe Cosmetic Set B&M £4.99 
For the beauty lover, you can always go for this cute little set, it has eye shadows and nail var…

Day 6 - Blogmas

Christmas Day Menu
FOOOOOOOODDDDDDDD I love food at Christmas, I sometimes feel like I need to eat and drink my way through the entire day, which lets face it most people will do too.
I suppose the best place to start is
Breakfast -
Last year my parents where here for breakfast as the stayed over for a few days, I ended up getting like 3 packets of bacon and we all had bacon and egg butties. This year I can see me and Paul being no different. We will ether have bacon and egg butties, or a full fried breakfast. My dream would be to have coffee in bed, while watching some Christmas movies, then coming downstiars opening presents, then having a proper full friend breakfast, bacon, sauage, egg, beans, mushrooms and toast, with a nice cuppa.
Christmas Day Dinner -
This year since it is just me and Paul we will probably not go over the top with dinner. I will do my roats potatoes which Paul likes, we will have a nice Turkey Crown, with veg and LOADS of stuffing (yes please just pass me the bowl a…

Day 5 - Blogmas

Childhood Christmas Memories
Christmas as a kid is like the BEST time ever and now that I am an adult I appreciate it so much more, but I guess that is how life really is. You don't know how good you have it till you don't anymore. 
I have quite a few childhood christmas memories, one is that I remember coming down every morning to watch a kids TV show, something like Journey to the Centre of the Earth but the cartoon version, and it had a lion in it who was like an explorer. I remember I would get ready brek for breakfast every morning and then I would break up my chocolate from my advent calendar and put it in to my ready brek and it would go all chocolatey. 
One Christmas morning I remember coming downstairs, and seeing the HUGE pile of presents on the sofa, and then watching The Flintstones Christmas special, waiting for my dad to wake up so I could open everything. 
I also remember the year I thought I was being left on my own in the living room but instead I got a new bike a…

Day 4 - Blogmas

What I love about christmas
Day 4 of Blogmas and I hope you are all enjoying these blogs, I want to keep them interesting for you but also not too long so it doesn't seem full on. 
So today is all about why I love Christmas so much. 
I guess most people would say that it is getting gifts and a few years ago I think I would have said that without a doubt. I love getting gifts as much as the next person but being on the edge of 30 years old, things are very different for me, I look at things a lot differently. 
For me it is totally and utterly getting to spend time with my family. The last two years myself and Paul have had our families come stay with us, but this year it will just be Paul, Coco and I at home. I can't wait for it. 
I also love the feeling of christmas, I love the build up to the day, a couple of weeks before either walking through town or hearing the christmas music, its like you can feel it. 
Lastly I love the food (OBVIOUSLY). When I was little my mom would do dinne…

Day 2 - Blogmas

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Favourite Christmas Songs

So day two of blogmas is here and keeping with all things christmasy lets talk music!

Music at any time is amazing, it has the power to take you back to a memory of a time, place or person. Music at Christmas is even better, it can bring back feelings of every christmas you remember.

For me as soon as I hear christmas music I just get really festive. I want it to be christmas day and be having a jump around waiting to open presents and just being surrounded by the people I love the most. 

I have said this before but for me when I hear Wham "Last Christmas" that is when I no its christmas and I feel like I can be all christmasy. I don't know why that song, I just feel all festive when I hear it. When I put up my christmas tree I MUST have traditional christmas songs on, like Nat King Cole, it really does make me feel all nostalgic. It reminds me of when my mom used to be putting up christmas decorations, she would have old christmas songs on, that wo…

Day 3 - Blogmas

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Christmas Day Outfit

When I was a kid, my outfit consisted of my favourite PJ's my dressing gown and the most comfy fluffy slippers avalible to me. Know I am an adult I love getting in the mood by plannin a nice outift for the day. 


The last two years myself and Paul have had family at our house, so the first year I wore this lovely number 








I love it, I got it at 'Yours' Clothing, and it is my favourite Christmas top, its very comfy and nice and strachy. 


Last year I wanted to get a bit more wow factor. So I get a gorgeous top and skirt with petticoat from Dishonest Soul. 







I loved this outift so much, I wanted to twirl all the time, plus the colours really are so Christmasy especially having the checkered skirt. I do admit tho I was very ill over Christmas so I ended up taking the petticoat off and just having my skirt on. 


This year is very different, this will be the first year where it is just me, Paul and our animals all alone. So I am not afraid to admit I WILL be spend…

Day 1 - Blogmas

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Happy December Everyone!!!! 
So I thought since it is finally December and Youtubers will be doing Vlogmas from today, I wanted to do my very own version and so Blogmas came to mind. Along with two of lovely blogger friends we will be bringing you a blog for everyday from today till Christmas Eve. The two lovely Ladies are Jordan from Jordan Rawr Beauty and Georgie from Georgie Girl Web. At the end of each blog I will add their links so go and check them out too. So here we go day 1 of BLOGMAS!!!!!!!!


Gerogie 


Jordan


Christmas Tree Reveal
Today is all about my CHRISTMAS TREE!!!!!!!!! I love decorating the christmas tree, ok well to be honest I love watching Paul decorate the christmas tree. I tend to sit there and play with things and then dress up in tinsel and put baubles on my ears and pretend to be Pat Butcher hahaha. Yes I actually sit there with them over my ears. 
I love the smell of tinsel, does that make me weird, possibly, but I love it. I also have my favourite decorations. We we…

Babies??

As I have said before I want this to be my safe place where I can talk about what is going on in my head. Well what is going on is not a happy place at the moment. 
My fiancee and I have been trying to have a baby for over 2 years now and still nothing. I am not going to lie I have been at my lowest point over this time, I feel like I am the one who is at fault. 
Since setting the date for the wedding we haven't been trying, as knowing my luck it would be when I got pregnant and we wouldn't be able to save for both. Although after going to the doctors a while ago I got an appointment to go and have some test done to see what is going on. I am honestly so scared. I think it is because as long as I hadn't seen a specialist in my head I can think what I like, but once I have been and the doctor has the results, I have to face the reality. 
Since booking the appointment I have been getting upset when I am around children. A few weeks ago myself and Paul were in a lift with three …

Gift Ideas For Xmas on A Budget

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I will freely admit that this year Christmas for us is on a budget. Paul and I are still saving for our wedding which is in July, so I thought I would show you some ideas for gifts in case you are looking for gift ideas but not sure where to look.
Trust me you can get some right bargains out there and there are more places to go rather then Boots 3 for 2, not that there is anything wrong with Boots, but lets face it, it is still pricey.

2 in 1 Straighteners Primark £10 
Yep you heard me Primark, they are now doing a lot more beauty products, not just make up but hair too. They are 2 in 1 so this means u can straighten your hair like normal, but this has rounded ends which means it also doubles up as a curler, so if you are like me and you like to have a little curl and movement in your hair this is brill for it.

Intempo 3 in 1 Audion Set B&M Bargains £19.99
For all those music lovers out there this is brill! You get Headphones, Earphones and a bluetooth speaker. They come in different …

Bonfire Night Ideas

''Remember remember the 5th of November the Gun powder Treason and Plot,  I know of no reason why the Gun powder Treason should ever be forgot''

It is that time again, fluffy hats and gloves, wrapped up in big coats and scarfs, watching fire work displays and bomb fires. Firstly I would like to say that this time of year is to be taken seriously, you need to make sure you are safe first and second make sure your animals are ok. Our dog Coco can be a little funny with fireworks, sometimes she is fine but if its constant she gets scared and can be a bit shaky, so just make sure you and your animals are all safe. 
That being said this time of year can be so much fun, I remember being a kid and my mom would get me sparklers every year and we would stand outside with then making shapes and trying to write my name, you have no idea how hard it is to write 'Charlotte' in sparklers at the age of 6, no wonder I go by Lottie. 
I am not going to a fireworks display this year,…

My Favourite Time of Year

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Like most people Autumn is my most favourite time of the year, I love the colours, the feeling in the air. The smells of the log burns. The crunchy leaves, it makes me feel all nice and fuzzy inside. I wanted to share with you some of the things I love doing this time of year so if you ever have nothing to do you can tunr to the list and think 'ye I'll do that today'' 
Walks This time of year I think is perfect for a lovely walk, on your own, with someone, with a pet, what ever you like. We have the added bonus of not having the harsh winter rain and enjoying the crips weather. I love to grab my travel mug, fill it with Hot Chocolate or coffee, which ever grabs my fancy, putting on so boots, and nice scarf (mental note I need a new scarf), and a big coat and just going for a walk in the big park opposite my house. I love seeing the colours change on the leaves. New seasons always make me happy anyway but Autumn especially because it is like the trees are shedding there l…