Fresh Starts

Hello world, 
Apologies for the sudden stop of Blogmas, it was fun whilst it lasted but things happen and I had to focus on my mental health a little. Give myself a little TLC y'know? But now I'm back (hopefully) with a new blog post to welcome the new year.

As 2017 slowly but surely approaches, I've started to think about my new New Year Resolution. I make at least one every year (but never really stick to it) mostly because they usually involve loosing weight and dieting and both topics just make me zzzzzz. Boring. I've decided that both those 'topics' are no longer relevant in my life, but that's not my resolution..

(Image: Pinterest)

So, with this in mind, here are my resolutions..

  1. Organise my life. Right now I seem to let anything and everything slip between my fingers, whether it be loosing that doctors appointment slip or my eyeliner, it's getting beyond ridiculous now and I need to sort it out. 
  2. Gain some confidence. After the shit I went through during 2016 alot of my self confidence went out the window, and with that was replaced with Anxiety attacks. Alot of them. Time to throw myself in the deep end a bit, whether I like it or not.
  3. Learn to cook. I can bake, but I can't cook. Unless it's chicken. But seriously, who can't cook nowadays?
  4. Write more. I have lots of ideas for this here blog but I'm too lazy to write them down and end up forgetting them. I'm going to start carrying my iPad with me and writing down new and exciting ideas that pop into my head so I (hopefully) wont forget them!
And that's it really, not the biggest of New Years Resolutions, but hey, we all gotta start somewhere right?

What are your resolutions, if any?



On the eigth day of Blogmas..

Day eight:
Apologies for the super late Blogmas post today. I'm writing this post in the comfort of my dark bedroom on my iPad because my monitors are literally killing my eyes right now. What has happened you may ask? A migraine happened thats what. One of the worst ones yet, I've had little sleep, I've been dosed up on meds and I've been trying to sleep most of the day.

I'll make it up to you guys by writing extra Christmassy posts tomorow and through the weekend, for now I just wanted to let you know I'm alive and getting better and hopefully back on the work grind tomorow, woohoo!

To make it up to you all how about this lovely Throw back Thursday to 2014, can I have hair this long again please?


Toodlepip xx

On the seventh day of Blogmas..

Day seven:

Hello world, how are we all today? 
I feel like I've had a pretty productive day, although panicing a little this morning about being late for work because the buses were running late (again). I wasn't late though, my anxiety runs through the roof when it comes to arriving on time to things, like work, appointments and things like that, i'll arrive at least half an hour early, just to make sure I don't miss anything. It's programmed into my head now never to be late for anything.

Anywho, today for blogmas I thought we'd talk about little things that make me happy; winter eddition (that's right, keep your eyes peeled next year for more happies!) I strongly believe that it's the little things that make life special and crave happiness, craziness and amazing things in our lives. 

So here's my little honor post of my Winter happies.

 ❄ Frosty mornings - There's something satifying about waking up in the morning, looking outside and seeing tops of houses, the washing line and grass covered in white frost.

 ❄ Decorations - Although I'm (still) not as hyped up for Christmas as everyone else, I still love seeing peoples christmas lights up in their house and different displays in shops.


 ❄ Hot chocolate - Nothing warms my cold heart better than a really hot, hot chocolate on a cold day. 


 ❄ Weekends - Because now I could spend all day in my warm bed if I wanted to.


 ❄ Late night shopping - Maybe not all the time, but if you go at the right time, the atmosphere of everyone and eveything makes me feel warm and fuzzy.


 ❄ 'Most' christmas movies - Because if you can't watch a cheesy christmas movie on the box with your family when can you?

 ❄ Food - Because it's the one time of year I can eat what I want and not care of the judgement around me. "Laura, haven't you eaten enough Turkey?" THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH TURKEY.

I would love to hear what your winter happies are. Share the joy!


 ❄

On the sixth day of Blogmas..

Day six:

Hello world,

How are we all today? I've been scrolling endlessly through Blog Lovin' recently and came accross this lovely lady here who has written about 'The Winter Tag'. I haven't been tagged in it myself, but I read through her post and thought some of the stuff she had written was lovely and I wanted some lovelyness on my blog too, so lets get started, shall we?

Favourite place to go in Winter?
I'll be honest, I haven't really been anywhere during Christmas except for being at home with family so I'd probably choose that. Being at home watching Christmas movies, snuggled up with a soft blanket and Hot chocolate, urgh, bliss.

Favourite Winter nail polish?
I'm boring and I don't really wear nail polish but right now I'm wearing 'SuperSonic' by BarryM.

Most worn Winter clothing piece?
A green knitted cardigan I stole off my mum years ago, she and my nan made it. I'm never giving it back. Ever. (Sorry mum).

Most worn Winter accessory?
Probably just my watch, and I don't even wear it that often either.

Favourite Christmas song?
Rockin' Robin - Micheal Jackson

Favourite Christmas movie?
It's a toss up between The Grinch and Love Actually.

Favourite Holiday food?
I choose everything. Everything is delicious. Except Pigs in blankets, gross.

Best festive story?
I don't really have one? Maybe my best Christmas was when I got  my first mobile phone, I was around nine or ten at the time. My parents had put this tiny Nokia 3200 with a bugs bunny cover and had hidden it in a massive box that I had to dig through. Many games of snake were played that day.
Best Christmas ever.

I hope you enjoyed! I tag everyone who reads this to do there own Winter tag.

On the fifth day of Blogmas..

Day five:

Hello world, 
How are we all today?
I thought I'd try and get into more of a festive mood just so I'm more pleasent to be around and to my suprise it actually worked.. A little bit anyway, more festive than I was originally feeling.. Anywho, I thought I'd share a couple of playlists I personally liked and jigged along to:

This playlist is titled 'Christmas Crackers'



This playlist is titled 'Christmas Cocktails'



And what Christmas wouldn't be festive without some relaxing piano music?



If you read yesterdays Blogmas post you would of known that today was my first 'proper' day of work and I thought I'd tell you all how it went. It was a bit of a stressful morning. I had two anxiety attacks, one was because how I was going over how bad the day was going to be because my mind was blank, I felt like I had forgotten everything. And the other was because the bus was an hour late. Public transport is literally the Bane of my life. Two of them which decided to show up at the same time. Why do buses do that? Seriously. My body thought that two anxiety attacks wasn't enough and that my breakfast wanted to make an apperence yet again, i'll let you use your imaginations for that one. On the bright side I got to work fifteen minutes early which made me feel better, and you wanna know what made the day 100% better? We couldn't take calls! Why do you ask? A problem on the systems there end. (Thank god). Probably not the best way to think but after the morning I had I felt like karma was on my side today, so thank you very much karma.

How was your day today?

Toodle pip 

xx

On the fourth day of Blogmas..

Day four:

Oh hai.

As most Sundays go, I haven't at all been productive.
At least we made it to day four of Blogmas! Yay! I don't think I even made it to day three last year so I've already beat last year which I personally think is a good achievment in my case. I've had a really lazy day, the kind where you don't get out of bed until 1PM kind of lazy. On the bright side, breakfast involved bacon, followed by a roast dinner in the afternoon, so, if I'm honest, today could have gone alot worse.
I even went outside for a walk, just to the post box, but I still went outside.

I also 'properly' start my new job tomorow and I've never been so nervous about anything in my life... Up to this point. Even though I've had a weeks worth of training on how to use everything and how it works, I feel like I've forgotten everything already. Everyone in my training group last week had to do a 'tester' call with actual real life people and after it I thought I was going to be sick. I couldn't get the feeling out of my stomach for a while, it wasn't nice, it's kind of how I feel right now and I haven't even given myself a chance to do the job yet. Maybe I'm over thinking things or maybe I'm too hard on myself, I just don't see tomorow going well as to me trying to help people. I feel like I'm going to get in trouble alot and apologise alot. I apologise too much..

Sorry

Let's keep todays blog post short and sweet shall we? I need an early night and to de-stress and what better way to de-stress than to play video games? 
Also I thought this cat looked really cute and made me smile.
How did your day go?


Toodle pip

xx

On the third day of Blogmas..

Day three:

Hello world.
The christmas cards are written, the tree is up, and has been for about two weeks now, and the turkey is in the freezer. How organised am I? This week has been a mixture of me being mostly tired, stressed and sombre. A mixture of things I really don't like to be if I'm honest, lately I feel a bit lost with how I feel about certain situations and I need to get into tune with myself again. 




I'll be honest, I'm not really looking foward to Christmas that much any more, like the build up for it. I guess retail does that to you though, Christmas is so 'present' orientated now and you gotta buy this or that or you wont have a good Christmas, it's like really? It was nice when I was younger but now that I'm a bit older I just think that Christmas is just another day of the year not something to celebrate. 
Sorry for the downer of a paragraph, it's just how I feel I suppose. I haven't even got an advent calendar this year and that makes me a little sad honestly because who doesn't want chocolate before breakfast every morning for an entire month?


But life goes on and things change, prehaps i'll think differently as it comes more closer to Christmas, we'll see, I'm usually a little pessimistic before Christmas anyway, not the best way to be i'll be honest, I like to be as positive as I can be (And for the people who know me in person and not just through the screen can probably argue with that) but still. The more positivity, the better. 

And I suppose that's my little rant for Blogmas done for today. If there's anything you'd like me to write about let me know in the comments below! :) 

Toodlepip 

xx

On the second day of Blogmas..

Day two:

Hello world.
It's Friiiiiidddaaaayyyyy! Finally the start of the weekend, the end of getting up waaaayy too early (for some, sorry Jamie) and one day closer to Christmas! Yeeeeeeeeeeee.

I thought what better way to help you lovelies unwind, clear you head and reflect on the week, than by grabbing a cuppa and reading a few inspirational typography quotes I found that I thought you would enjoy. I really loved scrolling through Pinterest looking for my favourite inspirational quotes. I could literally spend all day on there just scrolling through the website, and I thought, y'know what, I'm attempting Blogmas, why not share some of favoriotes and feature them in a blog post.


I look back at this quote alot when I'm having a poopy day, I'm not very good at taking my own advice all the time but this one makes me smile.


Life advice, don't you think?


Love yourself, simple quote, powerful quote.


This is another favourite of mine, I compare my life alot to what others are doing and y'know what? It doesn't matter what others are doing, it matters what I'm doing, as long as you are happy with what you are doing why worry?


What qoutes make you smile? Tell me in the comments!

On the first day of Blogmas..

Image taken from Pinterest

Day one:

It's currently Thursday 1st December 2016 at 8:21PM and y'know what I thought? I'm gonna do blogmas, at last minute, as you do. I don't think I'm gonna post all of the 'Blogmas' posts I write on social media, I'll just leave them here as a pleasent suprise, for the next time you come and read something. Sound good? Awesome. 

I really haven't thought this through about what I'm going to write. Typical Laura, always doing things last minute and un-prepared. On the bright side, I have some good news (for once) I got a job! Woohoo! I won't go too into, but it involved phones, and computers.. I'll let you think what my new career move is (Shame on you with dirty minds) but I don't want to go into it too much on social media, I hope you guys understand! I'm just hoping it's something I can be generally good at after I get used to everything so please send me all your luck, I might even wear my lucky undies on my first 'proper' day.

I guess my Blogmas will be mainly rambles in my head, but I really want to TRY and blog everyday throughout December, I know I say it all the time but I really mean it this time (I hope).. Anywho I'm thinking of cooking BBQ chicken with melted cheese, urgh I'm drooling, it's late but it sounds like a good idea.

How are you lovies spending your evening?