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I’ve had a really nice chilled day today, I don’t work Monday’s at the moment as I made some dealio with my Pappa that I can have Monday’s off to get my uni work done and for now it’s been allowed (shout out to my Daddy for making my life a little less stressful – woo).

So instead of me giving you a run down of my day, I thought I’d capture my day in ten photos. Here goes!

ASSIGNMENT WRITING.

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MIDDAY FIRES TO FIGHT THE FOG.

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STUDY TREATS.

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YOGA AND STRETCHING.

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CRIMBO TOONES.

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PRE-DINNER MERLOT.

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SORRY VEGGIES.

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LOVE ME A STUFFIN’

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HIS.

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AND HERS.

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I do my Sunday’s on a Monday.

Köln – Part II

I’m still in awe of this beautiful city. As I’ve gone to write this post I’ve flicked back through all of our photos we took last week and Köln truly was incredible It is such a Théa city, that’s the only way I can describe it. I cannot believe it was only Tuesday we came back though, it feels like ages ago – time is flying too fast and I don’t like it!

Now I want to show you guys all of our other ‘non-boring’ photos as my brother nicely described our Facebook photo album. Isn’t he nice? Please be warned, some of these were taken on my phone so the quality isn’t outstanding.

Also, it may look like I wore the same outfit every day, I didn’t, just the same warm (head-turning) boots and coat during the day as I cannot cope with feeling cold, my circulation especially to my feet is dire.

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As you can see I found the best wine glass in the world (vase but I immediately thought wine), we drank a hell’a’lot of beer and ate amazing German food and had loads of fun exploring together. I might be biased but I also put some pictures of Ben looking handsome in there for good measure! There’s a Lindt factory nearby (which we visited the day after the Sydney tragedy – awks) and I’m obsessed with chocolate so we couldn’t not take a look inside! We also had the richest hot chocolate ever after in their little café, plus had our own personalised chocolate made. Mmmmm they’re in our stockings ready for the biggest feasting day of the world.

Does anyone else on Christmas Day just go absolutely mental with their portions? Maybe I’m just the only gluttonous chump around here 🙂

Only FOUR days to go!

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Oh and how could I forget? I actually crossed another item from my bucket list, number 49:

49) Go to a PROPER Christmas market (none of these British City wannabes)

Woohoo!!!

100 Things To Make Me Smile

After being a complete write-off day for being in a foul mood yesterday, I decided after browsing a few blogs that I should make a list of things that make me happy. It really is good therapy, it cheered me up and made me realise that negative emotions are no help to anyone. It also opened my eyes to how lucky I am.

Just because I need to let this out somewhere, the reason I was in a foul mood is because my other half and I have just had an offer accepted on a house! We found out Tuesday and called our families in excitement and every except his mother were really happy for us. She didn’t congratulate us, she was point blank rude about it all. She still hasn’t apologised and it was grating on me all of yesterday. (Just to add: she still hasn’t apologised)

My 100 Happy List  🙂

1. Listening to the rain pour down your windows or conservatory while you’re tucked up in bed
2. Having a fire at my parents house (this is me with Klausey enjoying the fire, very hungover)

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3. Taking dogs for long walks in the fields in Summer

4. The smell of my Mum’s cooking especially her Roast Dinner’s

5. Prosecco – it definitely has to be one of my favourites

6. Travelling and Exploring

7. Trying new things

8. Going out for dinner

9. Singing really loudly to songs in my car in the summer with the windows down, driving fast

10. Learning new languages ❤

11. Ben us on holiday before going out on the cat

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12. Cooking ..when I actually get a good few hours to cook something a little more difficult

13. Baking..again, when I actually get the time (Postman Pat)

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14.  Sleeping, being a light sleeper I don’t get those beautiful long sleeps

15. The feeling of accomplishment after a long run

16. Hot baths in the Winter months

17. Skiing somewhere in France….

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18. Foreigners – they bring you so much insight to other cultures and teach you things you’d never learn in your own country and way of life

19. When little kids laugh from their bellies

20. Kisses and cuddles from my niece and nephews

21. Dancing with my Daddy

22. Reading, anything and everything

23. Me time!!!!!!

24. Chocolate – I am a chocoholic

25. Feeling fit and healthy

26. A good girly gossip

27. Crisps and Dip mmmmmm….foood

28. Lying on the thai beaches, with a beer, listening to the music from the beach shacks – you cannot beat it

29. Achieving a goal

30. My brothers lots of loving for these three

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31. Positivity

32. Listening to someone speak about their passions in life

33. Learning

34. Penguins – cutest animals ever

35. Sunbathing – I am such a sun worshipper, I have too many bikinis (yes I do live in the U.K, keeping up my addiction without faking it/giving myself a deadly disease is hard)

36. Getting dressed up for a big night out with the girls

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37. CHRISTMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS – note that we actually put on a Christmas CD in the office today because we were getting too excited. It’s only 8 months away 🙂

38. Snow it’s so beautiful

39. Surprises

40. Taylor Swift, Ryan Cabrera…those kind of easy listening artists after a hard day

41. Cocktails with the girls

42. A good night when I don’t throw up getting smashed with the girls

43. Massages

44. Lying on the beach just listening to the sea coming in

45. Muddy walks in the woods with wellies

46. Camping

47. Pub lunches

48. Lists

49. Crossing items off f my bucket list

50. Doing the food shop…so much control mwhahaha

51. Big bbq gatherings

52. Klaus my parents dog in the picture above 

53. People who count their blessings and not their misfortunes

54. Snorkelling

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55.  Old Photos and Memories

56. Germany, German’s, German food and anything German!

57. Watching Harry Potter DVD’s when I’m hungover and feeling sorry for myself

58. The variety that comes with a pic-a-mix

59. A new tattoo or piercing

60. The fact we’ve bought our new house together ❤

61. The countryside

62. Shopping

63. Cleanly shaven legs

64. Fresh, crunchy bed sheets

65. Hotel rooms

66. My old secondary school

67. Compliments

68. Packages waiting for me when I return from a bad day at work

69. Beautiful flowers

70. Reminiscing

71. Weddings

72. Astrology and anything related to my star sign

73. Chicken Dipper Marathons with Harriet

74. Mario Kart Marathons with Hollie

75. Day-drinking with G and Biz

76. The feeling that I have my whole life ahead of me to learn new things, make mistakes and love life

77. Trashy American shows like The O.C, Gossip Girl and Laguna Beach – want their lives

78. A fresh haircut

79. The smell of freshly cut grash

80. Seeing my friends and family happy

81. Fast food when in dire need of crawling out of a hangover

82. Finishing work at 5pm on a Friday

83. Getting good feedback and scores for my assignments

84. Being at an airport

85. Music.

86. Green, green and more green.

87. Thailand……no other words needed

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88. Festivals

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89. Live Music

90. Underwear shopping

91. The feeling of butterflies I hate actual butterflies, or anything that flys

92. Unlimited options mmm

93. Made In Chelsea – my weakness opps

94. Big family gatherings

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95. Cute summer dresses

96. The smell of Chanel Bleu on my boy

97. Meeting new people, from all walks of life

98. Having a strange name

99. Waking up before your alarm

100. Being happy

Fat Friday’s

The concept which I invented for the office staff where I work, where we can eat whatever we want on a Friday, often going out for a naughty lunch,someone buying chocolate or cake making. This was all well and good for about 4 weeks while I was training for my half marathon…..then I got chunks.

It’s Friday today and my office are well and truly embracing the Fat Friday. Cooked breakfasts and croissants all round…I had porridge with a bit of golden syrup – wooooah.

Alas, it may be raining and I may feel starved of my Fat Friday’s but the weekend is in sight! I managed to get my bum to the gym last night and suddenly have my urge back to get out and run, which, since doing my half in March, has been a long time coming.

So, is anyone else out there having a ‘Fat Friday’ or a ‘Boxing Day’ (see my previous post)?

My first/last boxing day consisted a little of the following:
1) Had a small lie-in
2) Snuck to McDonalds for some breakfast (an absolute treat as I never allow myself this sort of food unless hungover)
3) A glorious hot bath
4) Got changed and went shopping!
5) Ended up buying 2 casual tops, 3 ‘date’ tops, a book and a new academic diary.
6) Debated getting my conch pierced (has anyone had this done? I still haven’t had the b*****ks to do it)
7) Went and saw my cutie niece
8) Ordered a dominos with the significant other
9) Cracked open a bottle of prosecco and chilled

And do you know what? It was absolute bliss. I think everyone needs a ‘me’ day every now and again. Book yours in now!