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Day 9 - Blogmas

Christmas for Retail Workers.
Christmas is a time for shopping and it is also a time that a lot of retail workers hate yes HATE. I have worked in retail for 8 years, christmas is always the hardest time. 
I used to work in The Disney Store and in the weeks leading up to christmas you would be asked for particular items, most of the time it was things to do with Frozen. In one 9 hour shift I was told 4 times 'You've just ruined my child's Christmas' because we had sold out of an item that the parent wanted. I bit my tongue and said that I was sorry (why I don't know because it wasn't my fault) but in the back of my head all I thought was ' No mate YOU have ruined there christmas because you didn't buy it when you were last here'. 
I understand that my opinion is very one sided because I am a retail worker, but I think that MOST (not all because some people are lovely) but most people think that retail workers are beneath them, and they can be spoken to …

Day 10 - Blogmas

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Christmas Jumper Shopping
With Christmas Jumper day coming soon I thought a Christmas Jumper post would be a good idea. Me Paul and Coco always have christmas jumpers, Coco had a red one that slightly matched Paul's last year but we are getting her a new one this year. I am going to show you Mens and Womens christmas jumpers today so sit back and enjoy. 
Mens 
Elf Body Christmas T-shirt Tesco £7


I no technically not a jumper but this is Paul's Christmas top this year, isn't it cute, I think this is gonna be good for anyone man cooking this year. Jumpers will make you feel so hot in the kitchen so having a nice t-shirt will keep you cool, but keeping you in the Christmasy mood. 
Christmas Tree Jumper Primark £16


Oh Christmas Tree Oh Chritmas Tree!!! For the super festive Man there is this very cool christmas tree jumper, I love the colours I am bit blue fan, this looks like a nice soft jumper too which is always good if your gonna have a nice snuggle at the end of a long christma…

Day 11 - Blogmas

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Bents Christmas
Here in the North West we have a brilliant Home and Garden centre called Bents, every year they have what I think are some of the best christmas displays I have ever seen and they just seem to get bigger each year. You can tell how much care and planning goes into the event, So I thought I would show you how cool it actually is. So grab a cuppa and watch a few of the videos I made while wondering around. 








As you can see the displays are amazing, they must work so hard to get these done. They have a huge christmas tree section, and then the displays that show you how different decorations can be used in there different sections. 




As well as these, they also have a big food and drink section outside, they play all christmas music so you get the feel of a christmas market but you get the bonus of being indoors the whole time so it is a little warmer for you. 
Me and Paul love it there because we can take Coco, they have this cute little dog cafe that sells dog friendly food a…

Day 12 - Blogmas

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Manchester Christmas Markets 
I have lived in Warrington for nearly 3 years and this years was the first time I was able to go to the Manchester Christmas Markets. I love christmas markets, they really make me feel all christmasy and festive and just all warm and sparkly inside. 
Paul had been before with his family but this was our first time going together. We both wanted to drink so we decided to get the train in, it wasn't too bad but the train was packed even tho it wasn't rush hour. We got the tram from Piccadilly station and got off near Manchester town hall. 
I didn't really know what to expect as being from Birmingham our market is all along one street but Manchester's is broken up into little markets all over. I honest have to say I like that, as the crowds are a lot more spread out and so instead of fighting your way through like in Birmingham you get to see a lot more and have a nicer time. 
First things first was obviously a nice hot drink, Paul got a mulled w…

Blogmas Review

Blogmas what can I say about Blogmas, it was something I wanted to do and had wanted to do for a while, I loved the idea of writing everyday, my blog helps me to write and get things out and I thought giving myself that time each day will make me so much more calmer over the christmas period. 
I wanted to get people involved and so I asked my friends if they would like to be apart of Blogmas, Jordan and Georgie were amazing and there posts have been so good over December, I have loved reading them. 
I was totally prepared for blogmas, I had each day planned out in my diary, I had drafted a few and was looking forward to writing each day too. The only thing I didn't really take into consideration was work. Working in retail is hard over christmas, I worked non stop from the 16th till 24th December, no days off and mainly working from 830am till about 7pm, getting home all I wanted to do was sleep. 
Looking forward to next year I can be a lot more prepared for what I want to do. I do w…

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 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…