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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mini Avon/Clothing Haul.

I haven't been going exactly crazy with my money lately, it's actually been spent quite wisely. There are more posts to come on this, once I've got the photos and whatnot, but for now, this will do. As I mentioned a little while ago on my Instagram, I ordered a few things from Avon. I can't resist. Some of their stuff is so beautiful. Luckily, it's January and most places have sales on, so I saved money on what I brought.

All of the stuff featured above is from Avon and was all in the sale brochure, all for under £5 each, which is pretty good considering what they were priced at originally!

As you can see, I didn't buy too much, I was quite good this time round and I resisted buying anything new for any bath or shower purchases. I brought a Avon True Colour eyeshadow quad which was called Skyline or something along those lines. This was £5 and the photos don't show it well but the colours are very pigmented and shimmery, apart from the black. The colours are all numbered from 1-4 too, which makes it easier to see where to put the colours in which area of your eye. This is particularly helpful if you are a smokey eye beginner like myself. It also comes with a cute little eyeshadow brush. Next to that, I brought an Instant Repair 7 hair mask. Apparently it has 7 benefits, but it doesn't state anywhere what they are, so I'll just have to see what it does. But I'm guessing the usual; repair, protect, shine, etc. I've been needing a hair mask for a while now and whilst this was on sale for around £3-£4, I thought why not give it a go. Next to that, I have a pair of eyelash curlers, an eyeshadow brush and a makeup sponge. Like with the hair mask, I'm pretty sure these were all around £3-£4 too, so why not. I've never used eyelash curlers, so I'm looking forwards to seeing what a difference these make to my eyes. I brought the eyeshadow brush, just in case the eyeshadow quad didn't come with one. I've seen a lot of different bloggers using these and I was wondering what all the hype was about. So I thought I'd grab myself one and try it out and see what a difference it makes to my makeup routine.


Thought I'd just separate the two, if you were wondering what that was all about. I haven't brought enough clothes recently to do just a clothes haul on it's own, so I'll throw my minimal pieces in here. Two new pieces, I have two.

I finally gave in and brought myself some Drop Dead jeans. I've been wanting some for years and I've just been putting it off because I've never had the money. But this month, I got paid a little bit more than usual due to my temporary job role (go me) and it was in the Flash Sale that they're currently doing... So why not? I got the Signature Mark II jeans, which were meant to be £60 (I know, holy crap) but they were £16! And they had my size left, so why not! I got these in a UK size 10 and I'm really hoping they'll fit. If not, then I've gotta get my ass exercising, because I refuse to just have these sit in my wardrobe after all the years of adoring the jeans on the website. The images were taken from the Drop Dead website.

The top underneath is from a lovely little site called Olive & Frank. I recently stumbled upon them after watching Amy Valentine and checking out her blog and videos, and I saw her wearing this. I just love the 'Back when I cared' bit, it pretty much sums up my attitude to life sometimes. I just had to have it. It was also in a sale for £18, down from £28. It is a little bit pricey, but it's already become my favourite thing to wear, so I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of it. It's such a lovely material and the little flecks all over the top are adorable speckles or reds, yellows and greens. I don't own anything else like this, and it's just so comfortable. I went for a Large, but I probably should have gone a little smaller due to the fit. It's not a crop top, but it's not a full length top either, it's basically just baggy at the bottom and it shows a little bit of stomach when you move. Nothing excessive. I got it larger than I needed because I didn't want to spend my money on something that's so nice and get the wrong size and be disappointed, so I played it safe and went larger. It's baggy, which is fine because I prefer baggy tops. I just love it. The first picture was taken from the Olive & Frank website, the second was taken by me and is on my Instagram @nnnicoleb.

I hope you liked the post! Have to brought anything from the mentioned places? If so, what did you buy and think about it?

Nicole x

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Skin Saviours.

As it's winter and it's a time where the weather is often harsh on our skin - whether it's our face, hands or body - I thought I'd post up a few of the things that have currently been saving me lately. I suffer with quite dry skin due to working out in the cold and getting my hands wet a lot, so I've thrown in a product that's really been helping me lately. 

I've made the images quite large and I'm hoping the quality is good enough for you to be able to read what the products are. I'll start from the second image, say what it is, and elaborate below.

Seacret Body Butter.
Clue is in the header really - it's body butter. It contains minerals from the Dead Sea, which help to hydrate the skin and keep it looking healthy and to give it a healthy looking glow once it's soaked into your skin. It contains shea butter and cocoa butter, as well as herbal extracts and natural oils, which helps to make it a little bit healthier for the skin and offers a hell of a lot of moisturising properties. I stumbled across this quite a while ago and it's just so good. The pomegranate one is definitely my favourite out of the two, because the scent is just luscious. The smell lingers on your skin for quite a while too, which is great if you like products that leave a scent. The butter's quite thick, so you do have to try your best to try and massage it into the skin, otherwise it just sits there for ages. Luckily, you do get your money's worth and it lasts forever in the 250ml pots. On the Seacret website here, it sells for £39.95 per pot, which is fairly pricey. I didn't buy it for that price, as you can find it for cheaper prices on eBay and Amazon, it just depends on shipping costs and availability.

Fruits Lip Balm.
This lip balm smells like heaven in a little tin. It's just amazing. I'm pretty sure it only cost 99p and it's a Wilkos own brand lip balm. I didn't think it was going to be any good for my lips, as I automatically thought the price would reflect on the quality... But I was pleasantly wrong. The product isn't thick at all and you do have to apply quite a bit, but there's so much more in the tin that I first thought, so it's going to last a while. And even though it's not a thick formula, it's moisturised my lips so much, every time I use it. And the smell... It smells just like the taste of rhubarb and custard hard sweets (use your imagination). It's just gorgeous. Recommend it to the end, if not for the benefits of the product, but just for the smell alone to start with.

Dove Hand Cream.
This stuff has been a saviour. It's not even mine, my mum got it as a Christmas present. I've just been using it cheekily whilst I've been near it. Oops. I'm not sure if you can buy this product on it's own or in a bigger size - pretty sure you can somewhere though - as it was part of one of those gift sets, but it's lovely. It's shea butter and vanilla, so it smells like vanilla but not too strongly, which is awesome because I'm not a massive fan of vanilla at all. The formula isn't too thick and it just feels so nice to rub into your hands and they instantly feel nourished and moisturised. Mm, I love it. I'm not sure on what the prices are for this, as like I mentioned, it was in a gift set. Definitely recommend it though if you get dry hands because it instantly sorts them out without having to use a lot.

Visibly Clear Daily Scrub & Garnier Day Cream.
I use these products every day. The Neutrogena pink grapefruit daily scrub smells divine and it just makes my face feel so clean. It's a cleanser/exfoliator as it has tiny little beads in it to help wash away your makeup and any dirt on your face. I usually use this after I've used a makeup wipe to take my makeup off, then I completely drench my face in warm water to open my pores, then use this scrub with a little blue face scrubber I have and just scrub everything away. It feels so invigorating. I intend to get more of this pink grapefruit range, as I'm going through a bit of a grapefruit obsession lately. It smells so good, and it feels good too. It's cleared my face up loads and I can see it always being a face scrub that I go back to. From Boots, it is £4.95 and it lasts for ages, so definitely worth the money.

The Garnier day cream is part of one of their recent launches (I think) where they do more than one choice, so you choice which day cream suits your skin type. They do a few like the simple hydrating day cream, or ones for dry-to-very dry skin, ones for combination skin... You get my drift. Before this one, I used the one in the pink pot which was for dry-to-very dry skin, as my skin was very dry and getting flaky before I purchased it. Since then, my skins been a lot more hydrated as I've been taking more care of it and I've changed my makeup routine to suit my skin type, so I chose the hydrating day cream, which I think is for normal to dry skin (I might be mistaken, sorry if I am). I use this after I've washed my face, and sometimes again in the morning on places like my nose or any extra dry patches on my face. It's quite thin, but this means it feels light on the skin and sinks in quite quickly after you've applied it and rubbed it in. There's 50ml of it in the pot, so there's not a lot, but because it's quite thin, it lasts a fair while. It's not going to last me anywhere near as long as the rest of the products in the post, due to how often I use it and because there's less of the product, but I'm happy with it so far. It hasn't given me a break out of spots like some other moisturisers have in the past. So far, I say if you've got normal/dry skin and you're on a bit of a budget, give this a try. From Boots, it is £4.70. The link is to the pink one I mentioned if you were curious, but the one in the picture will be exactly the same price from there as it's from the exact same range.

Have you tried any of the mentioned products? What did you think?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Mini Adventure Time.

Yes, I ventured out of the house for once and went on a little adventure. It wasn't all to exciting in the eyes of most people, but to me, it was pretty good as I'm a social hermit crab and I really don't like going out of the house. I literally only leave to go to work, or to go and find food somewhere when there isn't any in the house. That is my adventurous life. I am planning on getting out and about more. At some point. For a start, here's the outfit I wore today, minus the coat which isn't currently with me and I've misplaced it or left it in the car.

Simple black, red and grey checked shirt that has some studs on the collar which are out of the shot, grey baggy raglan top, black skinnies and my Converses. Excuse the messy room, I'm terrible.

The first place my mum and I ventured to was Homebase. She's decided she wants to decorate the bathroom, so she wanted to go and get some bits and pieces from there. I have no objections to this, as I like the plan she has for redoing it. Had a bit of a who-ha about finding what she wanted, spoke to a few people and finally found it. To my amazement, they had a small Costa coffee booth just located in the middle of the shop which was completely random, So I grabbed a small red berry ice cooler... They're so good. Probably not the best beverage to have during winter and on a day when it's meant to snow, but hey-ho.

After this, we went back towards home and nipped into Carphone Warehouse, as my phone upgrade is due. I currently have a Sony Xperia T, which is years old but it's a brilliant phone. I've had no problems with it and I just love the camera on it, it's such a good mega-pixel that I don't have to carry a camera around with me a lot. So, I went in to see what phones they had and what deals they could do. I've decided to go for the new Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, instead of the larger one. I did originally have my heart set on the normal Z3 (it's so beautiful), but I didn't choose it for two reasons. Number one is because the Compact is the same size as my phone now, so I know it will fit in my pocket and I don't have to adjust to a massive new screen. Number two was the price. I've gone for a phone and gift deal, meaning you pay a little extra for the gift on top of your phone contract, which essentially means you're paying for both but you don't pay full whack price for the gift or the phone, which works out a lot better than buying them outright. I've chosen to get the Compact and the Xbox One gift deal, and getting this deal with the Compact was a lot cheaper than doing it with the large Z3. I can't even imagine what it would have cost, I wouldn't have done the deal at all, that's all I'll say. So I'm picking up my new phone next Saturday, woooo. I'm pretty excited.

After this, we wandered around for a little while, done some food shopping, brought a few bits and bobs, went in Select and brought a few items (check the last post) and then went in Wilkos. In here we just brought a few pieces like drinks and painkillers and whatnot, little bits. But mum brought me this new bath soak from Radox, what can I say? I'm addicted to shower and bath things, it's my ultimate weakness in life.

It's apparently a muscle soak bath soak, which is meant to help relieve tired and sore muscles, which will come in handy for me after work and for my boyfriend after he's been fixing cars all day. It smells like a typical Radox smell, not entirely helpful I know, but it's just a signature scent. It's quite... A strong and clean musky, soapy scent? It's so hard to describe, it's just... I don't know, grab one and sniff it if you see it sometime. After that, we went home and here I sit, typing up the last two posts. Tadaa, That was my mini adventure. Told you it wasn't a lot for most people, haha.

Select Mini Haul.

Oops, I spent some money when I promised myself I wouldn't. Okay, I'll excuse it as a bit of a celebration and well-done-to-me kind of spend for how well I've been doing lately. But the pieces are nice and simple, and I can see myself wearing them all the time, so it's a worthy spend, really. So I only brought four items out of Select, but one of them was for my mum, so I haven't included that in here. Below are the items that I purchased today as a spur of the moment buy.

I apologise for the picture quality - I haven't brought any batteries yet (again!) and I also don't have many places to properly take a photo of something yet as the lighting in the house isn't very good during this time of the day (in England it's already getting dark at 4, so it's a good excuse) so I'm very sorry.

So like I mentioned above, I only brought three things because I wasn't planning on actually buying anything today whilst I was out in tow, but obviously I did. For some reason, I just fell in love with these three tops, because they're so simple and they're going to be so comfortable. The top shirt is a UK size 10, and it's fairly long even though it doesn't look like it is in the picture. It was £13.99 and I brought it because even though I own lots of checked shirts, I don't have a white and black one. I'm also so into the monochrome clothing lately, so this was a winner for me. I can see it being paired with my creepers or my Converses, with a pair of black skinnies, either with the shirt done up on it's own, or wearing it open with a black or white vest underneath for a completely black and white look.

The maroon coloured top in the middle was in the sale rack and it was £4.99, so I couldn't really go wrong with it. I'm one of those people that doesn't really follow fashion trends, I tend to start wearing the clothes when everyone else has moved onto something else, so I never really fit in. It's not intentional, it's just how I roll. I've recently started loving slouchy and comfortable tees, just as raglan t-shirts and like the two featured above. What really done it for me is the detailing on the back, there's a zip that goes about a quarter of the way down the tops. They're pretty much exactly the same top, besides the colour, but the grey one was £6.99 I think, so I'm not sure why one was in the sale and the other wasn't. Maybe people don't like the maroon colour as much as the grey? I don't know, either way, I like it and it's now part of my wardrobe. Wooo. Actually, I think they are slightly different tops, as the grey one feels quite a bit thicker than the maroon one, but that's the only other difference I can see between them.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My Thoughts On... Today's Generation.

As the title suggests, this post is going to be about my thoughts on today's generation. By that, I mean the majority of children below the age of 16. These thoughts don't apply to every one of this age, as some of them are lovely and they don't do anything that winds me up. But this might get a little bit opinionated (obviously as they're my thoughts) and it might get some people's backs up... If that's the case, then it's clear there's some truth in what I've written, it applies to you (or your children) or you simply can't take other people's opinion with a pinch of salt. So yes, let's begin.

There is a lot I could write about, but I'll try and split it up and break it down so that I can make some posts about the other points I have in the future.

There's a lot I could say on this subject. Again, it doesn't apply to everyone below this age group, and doesn't just apply to this age group because I think everyone has a bad attitude at times. Speaking from experience and having a bad past, fair enough, it has it's effects on everyone and it's not always the same. But, what I don't like is people using their past as an excuse to act in a negative way and just have a bad attitude towards everything. Using bad experiences as a way to get away with the bad things they're doing because of these experiences (so they claim). If everyone just took control of themselves, and put the past behind them and learnt from it, and just thought 'okay, that was then, this is now', I think the world would start being a better place. Use any bad experiences to better yourself, not use it as a gateway excuse to act badly in the present and in the future. Acting up in school, refusing to do things, talking badly to other people, bullying... The list goes on. Don't let the future keep influencing how you live now. I know it's easier said than done and it is sometimes a struggle, but don't let the past define who you are now. Don't become your past. Don't be nasty to other people or put them down because of what you've been through, help and encourage the people close to you to be good people, and in turn that will help you to become a better person too. Everyone needs to help each other and stop attacking the world because of what's happened.

This one will probably be a bit more touchy than the above subject as a lot of younger kids nowadays have a lot of technology. I know it's nice for them to have it and in today's world where it's so easy to access and get hold of in some way, it's hard not to give in. But in the last couple of years, especially at Christmas's, kids are all asking for technology as gifts as soon as they're old enough to understand that it's something everyone has. What's the deal with people as young as 11 having iPhones? Really? Do they really need one of the most popular phones going? How can you really justify getting someone that young something like that? And if they don't get it, they throw a tantrum because everyone they know has one. Giving younger people all this technology is having a domino effect on everyone. And in a lot of instances, it's partly responsible for kids having such a crappy attitude. Don't even get me started about how much danger it's putting them in. Fair enough, some parents fit laptops and phones and tablets with parental control devices and put things in place to protect their children online as best as they can without physically watching over their shoulder. But what about the children who's parents don't do this? The children nowadays are certainly capable of being able to download an App such as Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and who knows what else and expose themselves in whatever way. Particularly Snapchat, where after a couple of seconds bam the photo/video is gone. But there's always the chance to screenshot it and keep it forever. It baffles me how adults these days moan and complain about there not being enough safety precautions put into place to protect their children from predators or from other children who could bully them for some of the stuff they share online, but can't open their eyes and see that giving in, and giving them the technology, is already the first step for putting the children in this position? I don't know, maybe it's just me. Sure, giving your children nice gadgets and technology is what might make them happy, but I think it's being given to them too young and without enough care taken. I don't think young children need these fancy phones, tablets and laptops and be shut inside with them all the time. I had to go out and play and have a social life when I was a lot younger, and I learnt more from doing that than I ever have from having any technological devices.

Does anyone share similar views to mine or have anything to add? I'd love to know in the comments below.


Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Monochrome & Vampires.

Just a quick post to show the recent outfits I've worn that I've really been loving lately. I'm going through a bit of a monochrome phase, and I've really been liking wearing dark lipstick with winged eyeliner. I'm usually not one for wearing lipstick, but this is definitely one of my favourite looks right now, particularly because it's winter. So, here it is.

A bit of a close up of the outfit I was wearing. Simple black low-rise skinny jeans from Primark, a black vest top and an oversized checked top from Boohoo.

What the outfit (and odd socks and an awkward free hand) looks like. I wore this outfit with my black and purple Converses that were shown in previous posts.
Close up of the jewellery.

Obviously these aren't the jeans I was wearing in the above photos, but they could have been worn with the top all the same. These are a grey pair of skinny jeans with black pleather and zip detail, worn with my creeper shoes, also from Boohoo. These creepers could be worn well with the above outfit.

Have a picture of my face. I done just simple foundation, with a dark purple lipstick and a simple bit of winged eyeliner. This makeup was also worn with the checked top, I just put my makeup on after I'd taken the photos.
So, there we go. That's my first actual blog post dedicated to outfits and the makeup looks I've worn to accompany them. Hopefully there will be more to come in the near future!


Saturday, January 03, 2015

My Socially Awkward 2014 (long post).

Disclaimer: in this post, I only mention the name's of people that I know well and who don't mind being mentioned, if they do, I shall remove their names and reconstruct my wording. I go into into some things which are a bit personal to me, so if you don't like that then don't read, these are just my life experiences and I wished  to talk about them. Not every month will have a photo.

Also, it's probably going to be quite a lengthy post with quite a few photos. If you don't like this sort of thing, then don't read it.

This time round, I was a little bit stuck on what to write about. I'm not one for lying to myself and making New Years Resolutions, because I know full well I won't keep to them so this post isn't going to be about that. So instead, I sat here looking through my photos - as I take photos of literally everything I do - and thought 'sod it, I'll write about what I done in 2014'. As I'm socially awkward and literally only leave the house to go to work or venture out to find food, I didn't really do much. But, I did do a few things. So if you enjoy this sort of reflective post kinda shindig, then sit back and enjoy!

This time last year, I was working in a BP Garage (which is a petrol station, if anyone didn't know) and the job itself was okay, but it just wasn't for me. I didn't enjoy the repetition and I was at a really low point with depression at this time, and the job didn't help and was just getting me down even more. So, in this month I was waiting for my finishing date as I resigned in December. Looking back, the job helped my confidence a little and showed me I can talk to people if I really wanted to without any problem, so it wasn't all bad. I also smashed the indicator cover off my wing mirror on my car, judging by the fact I've found a picture of my boyfriend trying to glue the pieces together. Some idiot hit my car when it was parked, didn't stop or come and tell me, and then drove over it. Smooth.

The pictures show me that all I done in this month was work, had cuddles with my dog Todd, and harassed my boyfriend with my camera. Sounds like a pretty standard month, really.

In this month, I also harassed my boyfriend and my dog further with my camera, went through a stage of eating cupcake-brownie things and worked a lot. Although, it was my soul sister, Ashlea's, birthday at the end of the month. So, being the good friend that I am, I brought us tickets in 2013 to go and see Russell Howard live about a week before her 19th birthday. It was my second time seeing him live and it was amazing. I would have gone back again at a different time to see the same Wonderbox tour, if I'd had the money to spare for more tickets. It was also my brother's birthday and he turned 12, and my mum and I made him an uber chocolatey cake. Woo for cake month!

This particular month was just pretty much a repeat of February; not much happened. But there are some videos/photos of taking Todd for a walk, so I guess a little bit more happened this month, but not much more. Livin' on the edge in April. Awesome April.

In May, the photos tell me that I let some of the reptiles at work sunbathe on the windowsill (obviously under strict supervision from myself, they didn't escape don't panic), went for a meal or two with my boyfriend and also took a trip with him to a forest to have a swim in a river and to just have a walk about through the trees. Sounds a little bit weird, but it was a nice day and it was good to get away. Towards the end of this month, I did have some relationship problems. Without going into too much detail because it's all in the past now, there were other people getting involved who shouldn't have and making things look weird, and generally just playing on my insecurities. It wasn't nice and it still isn't nice to think back on, but it's all in the past and I forgive the people that the drama was with. Everything's sorted and we've all moved on. Makes it sound short and not very long lived, but it did have quite a negative impact for a while.

In the beginning of the month, I went to a little get-together at a friend's house for her birthday and it was Hawaiian themed, which was pretty cool. It was a short night - and a sober one, designated driver, hey - as I had personal issues going on. After this night, my boyfriend and I had a break for a couple of weeks but managed to sort things out and we're currently still going strong. :) It wasn't a particularly pleasant month as it was quite emotional, but I did a few things to distract myself, as this month has the most varied pictures. I went out and tried some cocktails with my friend Isla, went to the beach with Annie (the one who had the gathering), and had quite a messy night in with Ashlea (videos shall not be shown, as she will kill me.). So yeah, below are a few pictures of these mini-adventures that I had to preoccupy myself during the down times I had. I also changed my hair quite a bit in this month, as I have a habit of dying my hair when I'm down, so I'll show you that too.

July was a much better month. Work picked up again, I spent more time with my boyfriend, I became friends with a hedgehog called Sonic and just generally felt better this month now everything had blown over and been sorted. There's just hiccups in life that you need but don't want, in order for things to pick back up again.

This month was pretty good too, even though there aren't many photos for it. My boyfriend moved back in with me during this month, which was great. I went on a day out to a zoo with him and my brother, went for a really long dog walk through a country park with Anjela and the dog she was looking after, got my hair redone and I also adopted Tramp, who's a grumpy cockatiel, who still doesn't love me. Oh well, he'll have to get used to me, I feed him after all so he has no choice. He was found abandoned by my mum's friend and he needed someone to give him care and attention, so I took him in. The only downer in this month was that I suffered with an incredibly painful back and chest that stopped me doing absolutely anything. At first I was told it was a chest infection, but after weeks of no improvement on antibiotics, turns out it wasn't an infection at all. It stopped me sleeping for almost two weeks, I literally felt like death. There's no other description.

I was still suffering with the pain I had throughout this month. One of the first photos on my camera reel is actually of the wristband that I wore when I was referred to hospital. I had scans, xrays, bloods and god knows what else done, but they still couldn't figure out what it was. Still to this day, nobody knows what it is/was, but luckily it started to ebb off before my 20th birthday, which was the 17th. The rest of my family came back off holiday a day or two before my birthday, so it was good to have them back. We also brought Rusty, who was another cockatiel, who we got to keep Tramp company as it wasn't fair to keep him on his own. He was so small and fluffy, he was only a baby.

In this month, my back was back to normal, I dyed my hair again as I got bored of waiting to go get it done at the hairdressers, went for a big family meal as my auntie and uncle came back from Australia to visit, took my mum to see the brilliant comedian Jim Davidson live as a late birthday present, found my first ever Lion King t-shirt (you have no idea how excited I was or how long I've been looking) and of course, it was Halloween. We've adapted this tradition where for the last 3-4 years myself and my mum and brother (and any friends) go to one of the local mazes and they do everything up for Halloween and do some scary houses and it's just a great day out where we can have a laugh. I don't have any photos of it unfortunately, I'll have to try and record something in 2015 if I'm still blogging. One last thing, I brought myself another car - a BMW. Check me out, a female, 20 years old, and I've brought myself a beamer. Not too shabby.

Not a lot really happened in this month, besides going to see a firework show with my boyfriend and my brother, and going out for a meal for my boyfriend's 23rd birthday. Besides those events, I just worked and they were pretty standard days and I don't have many photos for this month. It was another cake month, as I made Danny (the bf) a cake for his birthday. :) 

Obviously it was Christmas month, so most of the photos I have are Christmas related, as are the things I done. I've done a few blog posts which you can go back and read in December, which explain and show some of the things I done. I had a great day out with Ashlea, my mum, brother and Nan when we went Christmas shopping. We had a good catch up which was well needed, and just had a laugh and spent some time together. We also had an amazing roast dinner at BHS, which is what we also do every year when we go Christmas shopping. I won't add too many pictures from December, as most of them have been uploaded in previous posts, which as I just said, you can go and check out to see what I brought and experienced through this month. I also stepped up from a casual worker at work, to being a temporary Teaching Support Officer until February, which has been fun so far and I look forward to seeing how it goes. This month was a pretty good month, which rounded up the year nicely. Christmas day was a chilled out and quiet one, playing Pokemon for the majority of the day and drinking, only stopping to watch the special episodes of Doctor Who and Eastenders. New Years Eve was spent watching Pretty Little Liars, playing Pokemon and drinking cider, then spending time with Danny, which was a great end to the year.

So that rounds everything up. It wasn't the most eventful year, I probably could have done more and added some more things, but it's already long enough as it is, and everyone needs to keep some things to themselves. I'd also like to add that this year in particular, I've worked at my current workplace for well over a year now, and I've made some amazing friends whilst I've been there and I'm very thankful for these people. They're all so lovely and it's just a pleasure to work with them. It's not very often that someone finds a job they enjoy and be able to work with people that they get along with, so thank you to you guys if you're reading! It was just a brief summary of my 2014 and it was nice to reflect back and write about it and share some photos. So here's to 2015, I hope it's going to be another great year and I plan on having more adventures and hopefully this time next year, I'll be writing another post showing what I done again, with more to show.

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