"Boyfriend mode" || Blogmas

Today my other half thought it would be a nice idea if he wrote something for you all to read today, so I thought I'd take it easy on you all and warn you before you read on. He's not a bad writer, honest, I just thought it would be a good idea if you guys knew before hand so that you know my blog hasn't hacked, or messed about with, nope. It's just him and his thoughts, so without further ado, I present the rest of this blog post in "boyfriend mode".



No but in all seriousness it is time for the writings. As its December its only fitting to have a Christmassy subject so I thought about what Christmas means to me.

Christmas at the be-all and end-all of everything to me is about spending time with family and loved ones. Usually I get to spend the day with my family, my brother comes down from Cardiff and me, him, Mother and Father all sit down and have a lovely roast dinner (Waaaaaay too much Turkey... Not that you could ever have too much mind you), open crackers with each other so we all have a hat to wear while we eat and read our 'jokes'.  Now I probably don't say this enough to them but I really appreciate this time my family all have to sit down together and be a family as the way the working world is these days we rarely have time to anymore. Brother is up Cardiff, Father works mornings, I work nights, and Mother Dearest works at a hospital so she works some crazy shifts, sadly this year one of those shifts is Christmas day where she will be working till 4pm :(

After our bountiful banquet of roasted goodies we all sit down in the living room, share around the presents so we are all opening something at once, for me it tends to be opening something like a bucket of paint or cutlery thanks to my brothers random trait of finding me random gifts each year. We then read the cards sent from our loved ones and generally have a good time before we eventually get around to our traditional activity of playing one of our very old board games.

This might sound boring but we do it every year and I really do enjoy the time we spend together before we eventually go back to work. For me its never about what gifts I receive, heck I would be happy with nothing but the time spent with my family, its about the giving. I will always go out my way to use whatever randomness my brother gets me, at least once. I've worn a mankini, used an extendable fork at a wedding party, painted a wall and planter for my parents (although I didn't realise at the time it was indoor paint so the rain washed it away). All sorts.

This year I have something different in Laura, I have my beautiful partner to spend Christmas now and hopefully make her smile all day. Its going to be something new to me so hopefully I don't mess it up but I am really, really looking forward to it. After seeing the Christmas lights turned on in our town as well with her I am feeling all googly inside ready for it.

One thing I don't like about Christmas is retail. Why does Christmas have to start back in August for retailers? For me it just ruins the magic of Christmas and it feels like Christmas is almost over before it truly begins. I like Christmas to be in December, maybe a bit of November. I want the magic. I want Santa. I want snow. Here's to hoping we get some this year. I love snow :3

Anyway I think its about time I un-hack this blog and pass it back to my beautiful baby girl. Boyfriend over and out!

Cute Christmas Tree Alternatives || Blogmas

It's the time of year where everyone is putting up their Christmas trees, real ones, plastic ones, maybe even 'alternative' ones. I took it upon myself to search the weird and wonderful parts of the internet to find cute, unusual and just plain weird alternative Christmas trees. 

I love the simplicity of the 'tree' above, there's not much to look at but it's still visually appealing.

This one is super cute, fairy lights glued sticks which are stuck onto the wall in the shape of a tree, a simple but effective idea. Decorations can also be used to give it that festive look, maybe I should try this.

I saw this photo posted alot around the internet a few years ago and thought it was brilliant. Ball-balls are hung from the licencing with invisible string and are made to look like a Christmas tree with the different lengths of string used. Whoever thought of this is a genius.

Another simple but cutesy idea used with just fairy lights. I like this idea more for children, only because I like the idea of doing something like this, but on a chalk board painted wall, that way everyone can draw their own decorations on the 'tree'.

I hope you liked looking through these Christmas alternatives, if you have your own please share, I'd love to see them!


Feeling Festive || Blogmas

22 days. 22 days. 22 DAYS, WHY CAN'T CHRISTMAS BE HERE NOW!? URGH.
No but seriously, after everything that's happened this year I'm surprisingly looking forward to this Christmas.. Perhaps too much?


And it's not because of the yummy festive treats either..

Especially excited this year because I get to spend it with some lovely people, I've made some amazing friends in my new job and I'm looking forward to our Christmas party which took my god knows how long to organise and confirm everything, didn't realise how something like that could be so stressful, just hoping it's worth it! Also excited to be spending it with my family and my boyfriend, it's the first Christmas I've been able to actually 'buy' presents for everyone so I'm especially excited for when everyone gets to open them.

Another thing I love about this season is that everything looks so cosey. Bedrooms, living-rooms, cafe's, you name it, something around Winter time just makes everything athousand times cosier. Adding fairy lights around everything just gives it that kind of vibe, am I right?

As for working around Christmas? I really am looking forward climbing into my new bed at the end of every, single, shift.


Christmas Playlist || Blogmas

It's compulsory that during the entire month of December that cheesy Christmas songs have to be played. The festive adverts have already creeped their way onto our televisions so its only fitting to have the songs thrown in with them too. I decided to create a playlist with a few of my festive favourites on them so you guys can enjoy them too :)


Too Tired To Function #2 || Blogmas

I'll admit, yes I have been a little quiet here recently but I have been super busy with work and personal life so I thought that would be a valid excuse to use.
Also its December 1st already? Wasn't it just the beginning of September or something? Why has it gone so quickly? It's like I blinked and BOOM it's almost Christmas.. Then 2016, kinda scary. It's like you blink and almost three months of your life have just dissapeared into nothing. 

Also been a little brain dead lately, I wont lie, I've had no motivation to write anything, at all, even when I'm laid in bed, staring at the ceiling and probably could be writing about something, Id honestly write  nothing. I'd rather post something I was happy with and that I think you guys would enjoy reading, rather than posting something I wasn't happy with. I hope you guys can understand that.

Hoping to get my writing mojo back soon, sorry guys, hope you understand.

What I did today

As if me and my other half just spent the last two hours sitting infront of my computer, watching The Hunger Games and devouring an entire thing of Lidnt chocolate. I can honestly say I feel a little bit like a piggy right now. But a very cute piggy, obviously.

Anyway, onto new things; Today is Sunday, and you know what that means, right? You guessed it; Tomorrow's Monday. I shudder just at the thought of it, the begging to a new week, can it just be the weekend again please?

Today was a little productive, I can say that. I woke up at 1pm. Which is early for me considering I finished work at midnight, got home at 1am, then continued to play Peggle until bedtime, a pretty good night if I do say so myself. Onto today though; Myself, my other half and and my family ventured into the never ending store called Makro (It's a massive outlet store that sells almost everything) it was pretty eventful. I had the clever idea of standing on one of the trolleys and then my boyfriend almost running at full speed and pushing me towards the front of the store, definitely worth a go, especially if you cant get to a theme park. After tracking through the store we finally chose our turkey for this Christmas! Now I know what you maybe thinking, "Laura, why are you buying your Christmas turkey so early?". Well, let me tell you, for me, this isn't early, if I had it my way, I would have brought it back in September, I have it in my head that the earlier I get it, the less I have to worry about them running out of turkeys nearer the time. At least they'll be plenty of turkey sandwiches after Christmas and probably through into the new year. 

After all the shenanigans caused throughout Makro, we then decided to get some dinner at the local Beefeater, it wasn't as glamorous as I thought it would be with some staff being a little rude and ignoring us but the food was still good all the same, I'd maybe go back, just probably not to that one any time soon. 

And now back to the begging, me and my boyfriend are now sat infront of my computer now watching different YouTube videos and just winding down from a hectic-ish day, it's lovely just spending time with him and I love the fact we can enjoy each others company and not always have to have a conversation, it's nice, y'know?

I'm hoping to try and have an early night tonight, I've just been informed by mumma bear that she wants me to get up early so I can venture into town with her before work. Tomorrow is going to be fun.. And tiring. 

Also, I love Coldplay's new song 'Adventure of a Lifetime' and if you haven't listened to it already you should!

Midnight Thoughts

Okay so maybe more like 1am thoughts but I thought the title sounded way cuter than '1am thoughts'.. Now I think about it, anything sounds better than that. This isn't really what I'd call a 'proper' blog post, I just felt like writing, but had nothing to write about. Is that even a thing? Wanting to write, but whatever idea you had to write about in your head just vanishes into nothing like it never existed. Poof, gone. No? Just me then.

It's nearly 2am now. I'm sat in front of my computer, on the edge of my bed, grudging the cold and feeling all humbug-ey, not because it's less than 35 days until Christmas (Not that I'm counting) I just really, really, really, really hate the cold weather, like some cold is okay, y'know the cold breeze you get in summer at night? That is an acceptable about amount of cold? But the British winter? No. A big no no. I honestly don't know how people live in igloos or on the colder climates, maybe they're just more bad ass than me. (Maybe). I prefer the beginning of the Summer, when it's not too hot and not too cold, and you can go outside and not have to worry about getting cold but also not worry about getting roasted like a marshmallow, that's the best kind of weather. But then if rain is going to get involved that's a whole different story, I mean, I love snuggling under blankets, watching it bucket down with rain with the heating on and a hot chocolate with a mountain of whipped cream on, who doesn't? But I hate hate HATE when it's raining, but sunny at the same time. How does that even work!? It's like mother nature couldn't make her mind up on something so it has to be both or nothing at all. I don't know why it bugs me so much, it just does, silly isn't it?

Back to Christmas talk and I'm actually a little bit excited for it this year. I haven't felt a build up to Christmas like this since I was little and the feeling is kinda nice. I know most of the christmassy vibe is mainly commercial nowadays but I still like the fact that everyone gets together with their family to spend the day together, whether they like it or not. 
I'm also super excited spending Christmas with my partner. It's our first festive day together and as cliché as it sounds I just want it to be perfect. He also hates the fact I got him lots of little presents so I'm also looking forward to his facial expressions when he opens them; Which will probably look alot like:

me: O(≧▽≦)O  him: ʕノ•ᴥ•ʔノ ︵ ┻━┻

Starting to think about going to bed now. Maybe. Snuggling up under the warm covers actually sounds so appealing. 

I'm sorry for the random spam of thoughts just felt like my brain was going to explode if I didn't write something.

Sweet dreams all.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 'quick' Review: Bang Pow


The six hour story is set 50 years in the future and 40 years after Black Ops II. Being the twelfth entry into the Black Ops franchise, all I can say is this time round it includes its own technological sounds and words that we can only hope to get used to. 

After all, the game starts in a world which is already crumbling around us and that but this time we have "Direct Neural Interface", DNI for short to help us. This global technology allows humans in game to interact mentally with computers, weapons, other people and more. Personally, I find it extremely satisfying hacking into turrets and blowing up people with the element of surprise, but maybe that's just me. The game also introduces amazing abilities and new limitations that has changed the way Call Of Duty can be played, for example, you can't use enemies dropped weapons because they are registered to someone else's brain - Hence the focus on cool combat powers. 

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Official Trailer

One things for sure is that it's a super fast paced, jam packed first person shooter that I can keep on playing and not get bored of. Of course after being in development for just over three years, you can definitely tell that Treyarch haven't wasted a single day in making sure that this game is packed full of new features, like being given the option of playing as a male or female, to being able to control a swarm of nano bots with your mind, crazy right? And to make it even better all of the options (Control, Martial or Chaos) have differing effects depending how good (or bad) you do in battle. 

The widespread campaign can also be played with as many as four players co-operatively meaning there is less of a "One route feel" through the different levels. 

Moving onto multilayer, you are able to choose from one of the nine specialist characters the game has to offer, with the option to unlock more as you level up over time, meaning that you can benefit in game from tailor-made abilities as well as weapons, this means, if you're like me, this is going to take you freakin' AGES, otherwise, it wont take you too long. I also like the fact you can level up and unlock different parts for the guns you use too.

I mean, look how badass I am?

And now onto my absolute favourite; Zombies.
With the Shadows of Evil Map, you have four characters you can play as Nero, Jessica, Vincent & Floyd Campbell, who are all liars and killers, all wake in Morg city, a fictional 1940's styled type place overrun by zombies. The setting is visually appealing, easy on the eye but beautiful at the same time,  it almost reminds me of how the Bioshock series is made up in terms of artwork. Moving on,  you are then guided through the city by a mysterious (and most of the time, unreliable) figure named "The Shadow Man". 

Just like the previous Zombies mode, players earn money for repairing barricades, killing enemies and more, using this money to buy upgrades so that they can survive the next wave of zombies.

Zombies layout for Multi-player

However, one thing I personally like about the new Zombies mode is the XP-based progression system, making sure that each time you play Zombies mode, the game gives you a more personalized experience, also adding depth in game as well as re-playability. 
Another new BIG addition to Zombies is the ability to "Become the Beast". I wont go to much into it as I don't want to spoil the game for people who have yet to play but once you see certain fiery shrines, you'll be ripping the un-dead apart, literally. 

All in all from the four player co-op campaign to the mystical blood ridden Zombies mode, Black Ops 3 definity pushes the whole series forward into the future. Even when you think the game maybe going down hill even just a little bit, Bo3 still meets the high bar that Call of Duty fans expect. Personally it's the most jam-packed, feature filled game I've played yet. 

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Stress & How to Stop it

I never realised how stressful it can be to organise something. Whether it be from your own birthday party, to planning works Christmas party, I always get myself into stressful situations. Do any of you find yourself making situations you get yourself into harder than they're supposed to be, either because some things not going your way, or.. Just because?
I find myself getting stressed, worked up and upset over silly things that probably dont even matter right now, all we should think is "If I don't do it today, will it matter a month from now?". Not everything is important and has to be done straight away... Unless it's exams and you've procrastinated until last minute with revision, in which case, my prayers go out to you. 

I thought it I would write down some of the ways I like to calm down, relax, let off some steam, whatever you like to call it, and share it with you, so next time you're uptight or stressed, you can look back at this and try for yourself, but lets all hope it doesn't come to that soon!

  • Take deep breaths to calm down - Probably the most obvious but you can sometimes overlook even the simplest of activities because of certain citations. It can even work better (And sometimes faster) than other techniques out there.

  • Reduce the multi-tasking and multi-thinking - Everyone does it from time to time but its been proven that even multi-tasking can be inefficient, even to the point of dumbing us down. The same for multi-thinking, when your mind is frantically jumping from one thought to another, trying to focus on a million things at once, we can often make silly mistakes. Try meditation to make you feel more relaxed. Being relaxed can also make you feel more creative and make you feel less overwhelmed. 

  • Change your surroundings - Everyone deserves time off, whether it be from work or personal life. Turn off your internet, unplug your phone, turn off your TV. Go into the bubble. Just enjoy the now. 

  • Pet therapy - Pets can be a great help during stressful moment in our lives. Its been proven (I Googled it) that just petting and playing with your dog, cat, lizard, whatever, can lower high blood pressure, improve your immune system and boost your mood. Pets also make amazing conversation partners, they never judge you and almost always listen to you.
And what do you do if all else fails? Why buy a violent shoot-em-up and shoot the stress away just like I do! (Just incase someone is under 18 and reading this: A violent shoot-em up game!!?? Why nooo, that wont work at all, I suggest an adult colouring book.. Or a walk..)

How do you guys deal with stress when it hits you? Personally, I like the above advice.. Or just drop everything for a loong nap.

Writing Makes Me Feel Better

Oh wow, hello blog, old friend, how have you been?
Apologies for the lack of Blogtober posts.. Or any blog posts for that matter but I needed some time to get my head together after a few sad things that have happened throughout my life recently. I won't go into it too much but the main reason is that throughout the beginning of October my dearest nanny died after being on earth for 73 years. I miss her everyday but I'm happy that she didn't suffer, she wasn't in pain, and her whole family were and are still there for her.  
Another reason is that my mum and step-dad have gone separate ways. I wont go into more detail than that, it's not my business to spread across the internet.

Anyway, there's the bad stuff out of the way, now for some good stuff. 
What have I missed since I've been away? Well, I haven't been away away, I've still been here the whole time, just a bit brain dead when it comes towards actually writing something, but now I'm back, with my head full of weird and wonderful and strange things to share with you all. Awesome right?.. Maybe..

Saying that how was Halloween for everyone? Good I hope, I was planning on dressing up this year and going around scaring people (not that I need to dress up for that) but I ended up spending a few days in London instead. How does that happen you may ask? Well I have a very lovely partner, aha. We still didn't really do anything Halloween-ish, we spent the night in our cosey hotel in the middle of Covent Garden watching movies and cuddling, kinda cliché but I wouldn't have changed it for anything else. I wish sometimes life could just be cuddling and watching movies and being snug in bed and blankets all the time.
I did however, dress up in work for Halloween the day before, I thought it would be a good idea to wear contacts to make my outfit better. It wasn't a good idea, well, it probably would have been if I was organised better, but I ended up with one contact in and one out, I dont think I put them in properly and couldn't see much out of my right eye, it was still effective though, scared a few people.. Of course, not intentionally. 
My attempt of a Zombie cat. Spooky right?

The rest of October was a bit of a blur, I can't remember much. Yesterday was lovely too, me and my partner and his friends went to watch fireworks at a display in West-point, I wish I took pictures, but it was the first proper firework display I have seen in Years and I was to entranced watching the actual fireworks to do anything else, it's like giving a cat a lazer pointer and them concentrating on getting the dots, I was like that, except I wasn't actually trying to catch the fireworks.. I was just watching them. 

So November, we're already seven days in now. Seven weeks until Christmas, that's kinda scary to think. So what goals should I give myself this month? Hmm..

  • Drink more water - I've been drinking a ridiculous amount of Lucozade recently, as much as I love it, it's time to detox my body a bit. 
  • Do some sort of Physical activity at least once a week - Gotta start somewhere right? Even if it's just getting out of bed..
  • Save some money - Being an adult is fun, yay!

So that's it, three easy-ish goals to try and achieve by the end of November, I know its not much but easy does it, am I right? Here's to more blog posts, yay!

Also added some Christmas lights to my blog to make it more festive.. Kinda, I'm working on it okay?

My favourite Halloween Costumes || Blogtober

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Hello people of the internet, how are we all today?
I thought today I'd talk about Halloween costumes and give you a little help with ideas on what you guys could transform yourself into for the day/night. I'm so excited for Halloween this year but i'll be travelling to London on the day which means unfortunately for me, I wont be dressing up this year, but that wont stop you guys now, will it? Anyway, here's my list on my favourite Halloween costumes:

1. Ghostbusters
2. Mrs. Doubtfire
3. Animal, e.g. cat, dog, lion
4. Wednesday Adams
5. Corpse Bride
6. Zombie
7. Jigsaw (Saw)
8. Pikachu
9. Bane (Batman)
10. Mermaid
11. Alien 
12. People from different decades (70's, 80's, 90's, etc)
13 Sea Witch
14. Disney princesses
15. Disney villains 
16. Finn the Human
17. Princess Bubblegum
18. Karen (From The Grudge)
19. Flapper girl
20. Sugar skull

I hope you guys enjoyed reading today's post, I know its not that long but my brain is feeling a little frazzled at the moment. Hopefully I've helped you choose a costume idea for Halloween too! 

Until tomorrow. 

Mumma bears Birthday || Blogtober

Today has been a mixture of happiness, stressfulness and anxiety...ness. 
No but seriously. Today was my mums birthday, yay (I won't tell you how old she is because she'd probably kill me). Anyway, I wanted to do something nice for her as I know she's been going through a down time recently and wanted to cheer her up, so what did I do.
Booked a table last minute (Luckily it was quiet and we got a table) and surprised her for dinner by, writing her a note telling her to follow each instruction, inviting her parents and sister down as another surprise as she had no idea this or they were happening. And buying balloons. Lots of balloons.

I felt quiet lovely today, I wont lie :3

Our original idea for her birthday was a night in and Chinese food in front of the TV but I'm so glad I organised everything last minute in the end. It was so lovely seeing her face light up when she walked into the room of people.

Stuffed my face with Chicken, cake and wine. 
Now tired and waiting for sleep.

All in all it was a lovely day. Everyone deserves a little happiness (Even if it is last minute decisions) they make the most impact sometimes.

Love you forever and always mumma bear. 

A whole week! || Blogtober

I did it! A whole week of Blogtober! Yay!
How are you guys finding the posts so far? Good-ish I hope.
I'm finding it quit difficult juggling work, a social life and a boyfriend to keep up with my blog I wont lie, probably a little selfish of me but we all have to be a little selfish sometimes, right?
Anyway just wanted this blog post to be a little update.
So I'm keeping all short and sweet

Night all

Microwave Mug cake! || Blogtober

So you've been at work all day, it's been busy, stressful with all the work things you had to be getting on with at work (Does that even make sense?) So what better thing to do than sit down, mooch in front of the tele and nom nom nom on some cake, and even better! - It's in your favourite mug! The recipe below will make one chocolate mug cake and you can tweak it however much you like to make it perfect.

All you will need is; 

4 tbsp Self raising flower
4 tbsp Caster sugar
2 tbsp Cocoa powder
1 Medium egg
3 tbsp Milk
3 tbsp Vegie/Sun flower oil
A few drops of vanilla essence (or any other you want to use; orange, peppermint, etc)
2 tbsp Chocolate chips

And now for the fun part, the method!

1. Using the largest mug you possibly own, to avoid it over flowing in the micro wave.

2. Add the flour, sugar and cocoa powder to the mug and mix all together.

3. Add the egg to the mixture, try and mix it all together as much as you can!

4. Add all other ingredients apart from the chocolate chips and mix until smooth. Once this is done you can then add the chocolate chips and mix again.

5. Place your mug in the middle of your microwave and cook on high for 4-5 minutes or until it has stopped rising and is firm to the touch. Watch the chocolaty goodness rise as it cooks!

And then for the fun part!

Leave too cool for a couple of minutes before devouring the chocolaty heaven in a cup, you want to enjoy it remember!?

Since it's October and all, I decided to decorate mine with orange and black sprinkles to go with a cute but spooky Halloween theme.

I hope you all enjoyed making this, I'd love to try out some new recipes so if you liked this one tweet me @upsidedowngecko and tell me what you'd like to see me make!

My favourite things about Fall || Blogtober

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It's October 6th already and it's going far too fast for my liking if I'm honest. To me I still feel like September, but with the weather turning colder, more miserable and the leaves, turning shades of orange and brown, I can finally tell it's that time of year. Autumn. Today's post is probably going to be short and sweet, but better to post than not post at all so here we go, all my favourite things about Autumn!

1. Leaves changing colours - The contrast from having green leaves all summer to finally seeing the golden browns and oranges are just a breath of fresh air, so beautiful.

2. Pumpkins - Pumpkin everything! Lattes! Carving! Pie! Yay!

3. Mumma bears birthday - It's the only day of the year I can spoil her properly c:

4. Darker nights - Finally! Bye bye sun, finally the lay in I've been waiting for.

5. That crunching sound you get when you step on fallen leave - Need I say more? Best sound ever.

6. Colder Weather - So maybe not the wind and the rain all at the same time but it's nice to feel cosy in warm clothes outside in the cold.

7. Hot Chocolate - Caramel, Hazelnut, Mint, Orange. If you haven't tried any of these hot chocolates I suggest you do, they will change your life.

8. Insects are slowly disappearing - Yay!

9. Jumpers!

10. Family Time - Autumn to me is all about cuddling up in front of the TV with hot chocolate, cosey blankets and a good film. Can't wait to do this with mine.

So there's all my favourites for Autumn. What are yours? I'd love to hear!

Living Coasts Adventures || Blogtober

(Whoops I'm  a day late, but better late than never, right?)
So today me and my other half decided rather than stay in and play video games and do nothing with the day that we'd go on a little adventure. So after me forcing him awake at a ridiculous time in the morning, we both hopped on a train and headed to Torquay.

Trying to be cute on the train and not causing attention to ourselves..

I've personally never been to Torquay so finding the train station in one piece was an achievement in itself.

And then after what seemed like an eternity of walking (exaggerating a bit there, it was more like 20 minutes) we finally made it to Living Coasts! Yay! The weather was overcast but that was to be expected considering how nice the weather has been lately which is weird considering Autumn is mainly cold, wind and rain, but I'm not complaining, I'm just happy it didn't rain much whilst we were there.

Living Coasts itself is a rather titchy place, obviously made for families with small children and such but it was a nice day all the same. I wont lie, I got a little too excited when I saw the penguins and the sea lions..

Squee! I wish I could have cuddled them all.

This is the worlds itchiest Sea lion, we literally stood there for about half an hour watching him try to scratch his back. We named him Bruce because of how manly he looks.

Sleepy Sea lions
It was also nice just pottering around looking at all the different types of fish they had. Although it's not as big as previous aquariums I've been in, it was still nice to browse everything they had (whilst trying not to get run over by children and pushchairs).

After we looked through EVERYTHING we made our way to the nearest Amusement arcade. Can't go to a seaside town without visiting an amusements now can we?
We didn't really win that many tickets, only shy of 200 tickets, but the nice arcade lady still gave us two bags of haribo instead of one which I thought was lovely of her. 

My very dark OOTD

 We then made our way to Tiger Bills for Lunch where we stuffed ourselves with BBQ ribs, sweet potatoes fries and virgin cocktails. Bliss! 
After being piggies we made our way into Torquay town centre, had a hot chocolate, sat, talked, people watched. It was very lovely. I also had the pleasure of dragging my other half into almost every clothes shop in existence, and he didn't even complain once. He's so sweet. 

The rest was a bit of a blur after heading home on the train. I've been so tired recently I can't think straight. Think it's time to get some sleep now!
Toodle pip!