Life Lately || 10 Happy Things From This Week

Happy Friday everyone! I’m not going to lie, I’ve been pretty lonely lately. Starting in December, Sam has worked pretty much every day from 8 am to 10 pm (including weekends) and this mad schedule continues till Christmas. Although I don’t feel nearly as sorry for myself as I do for him working such long hours! 

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1. On Tuesday I attended a Christmas lunch with work. It felt strange eating a Christmas meal so early in December, but I definitely enjoyed it. Plus it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to play with crackers!

2. I’ve finished binge watching all of “Reign”. The rest of season 3 needs to come out ASAP. 

3. I attended the BBC Good Food Fayre on Saturday at Hampton Court Palace and it was beautiful and delicious! I can’t to wait to share it with you.

4. Sam and I visited his brother and sister-in-law’s new house and it is amazing. Plus their baby was on insanely adorable form. 

5. The second details page for our wedding invitations is now finished which just leaves the massive task of addressing them and actually posting them. Maybe I’ll wait till 2016 to tackle that! 

6. Earlier this year I worked with StressFreePrint on making our save the dates. Totally unexpectedly, I got a parcel in the post from them filled with a lovely card and batteries (because you always need them on Christmas) in order to have a #streefreechristmas. This isn’t sponsored at all, I was just SUPER impressed because that is AWESOME customer service! 

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7. I went into the week feeling super festive, but it’s a really stressful time at work at the moment, so by today I was feeling pretty bah-humbug. (Which isn’t very happy) I’ve tried to combat it with a highly festive instagram feed this week. (Which is quite happy.) 

8.  I had a lot of fun taking the Thorntons Chocolates Choctastic Christmas Gift Finder quiz for myself (just to see what gift it would suggest for me). I was totally honest and I admitted that I could be a little bit Scrooge-like but  I was suggested Chocolate Cupcakes at the end so it must have been a pretty good reflection of me.

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9. So far, I am winning in our annual chocolate race. I don’t want to jinx it though. 

10. I watched “A Very Murray Christmas” on Netflix. It was crazy and at first I thought “what on earth am I watching?!” but then I really got into the spirit of it and enjoyed the celeb guests. And man alive, can Maya Rudolf sing! And Miley Cyrus was AWESOME when it came to “Silent Night”.

What are your plans for the weekend? 

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  • Your hair looks so amazing!

    I got stocking filler bundle on the Thorntons thing (obviously doing it for myself). I could live with that πŸ˜‰

    • Hahah that was my second result on the quiz. Yay chocolate! And thank you – it’s faded a lot already so I’m sure after the New Year it’s going to be light orange/pink x

  • Oh, i did the quiz and got personalized Christmas hamper:))

    • Haha great result – although I guess it’s hard to get a bad one on a chocolate quiz! πŸ˜‰ xx

  • H has been working lots of long days too so I totally understand! But I am glad I am not working the long days πŸ™‚ I am loving all the Christmas pictures on my Instagram feed lately! Happy Friday πŸ™‚

  • We just watched a very murray christmas last night too! And I said to Adam “I don’t care how cray Miley is, she is so super talented”

  • Christine Everyday

    That last picture is hysterical.

  • Milli

    Aww I’m sorry you’ve been a bit lonely at the moment – it will just make Christmas all the more special! And it sounds like you’ve had plenty of activities to keep you organised as well! πŸ™‚

  • Haha that last pic is just the best. Thats such a shame about all the work, it can be so intense coming up to Christmas. Hope you get some good festive quality time soon! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  • A Very Murray Christmas is SO surreal! xx

  • Cate in the Kitchen

    So sorry to hear you’re feeling a bit lonely. I had that a lot with my ex boyfriend as we worked completely different hours! Hope the end of that comes quickly for you, distract yourself with LOTS of binge-watching and Christmas catchups with old friends, have you done Jessica Jones yet?

    x x

    • I LOVED Jessica Jones! I frantically binge-watched as soon as it came out! Have you finished it? xx

  • I love crackers sooo much! I get obsessed with them and wear the hats constantly over Christmas.

  • I think you need some more fairy-lights to combat missing the boy & abolish that bah-humbug syndrome πŸ˜‰

  • Hahaha I am a bit bah humbug myself this year. Not sure what’s happening hahah xx Here’s to happy Instagram feeds <3

    • Work is really full on at the moment, which I know is contributing to my Scrooge like feelings a bit πŸ˜‰ What about you? Xx

      • Haha well that’s fair. Super stressful I’m sure. Do you get any time off? At the minute (and this isn’t to say it’s what’s been getting me all Scrooge-like the last few weeks), I just found out my dance studio can’t use me any more. So I just got fired…. very personal, I know, but I’m like ARGH!

        • Ooohhh no! I’m so sorry to hear that! What a bummer! I’m always here if you need to vent! x

          • Haha thanks, lady xx You’re sweet. It’ll be okay though (I think) I just need a few days to get my head back together, I think :/

          • For sure! It always takes me ages to internalise changes. I’m sure everything will be fine for you in the end! Maybe even better! x

          • Haha thanks, friend xx

  • I’m having a bit of a Netflix nightmare. Everything I watch seems to be not as good as it should be. This may just be me being grinchy…

    • Huh what? What are you watching and not enjoying? (I’ll be the judge of any Grinch-i-tude!) xx

  • First, that beard is amazing! And I totally feel you, I’ve been attending Christmas lunches with work every week in December and I’m already over turkey and poppers lol And I think you’ve officially watched more Reign than I have lol I stopped last season at some point

    • I’m definitely done with turkey (full confession: I don’t really like it.) The last bit of Reign goes from 0 to crazy really quickly. That being said, Netflix has said it adds the next season on in January and I’ll definitely still be watching…. x