Wednesday, 12 December 2018

A-Z Of Christmas!

I love a good A-Z post, and as we are rolling ever closer to Christmas day, I thought I would try and do one, all about the holidays! It took a while to get some ideas flowing, but I'm pretty happy with my efforts!

A-Z of the holiday season!
A- Angels
B- Baking
C- Christmas!
D- Decorations
E- Elves
F- Family
G- Games - charades, cards, and more!
H- Holidays
I- Internet updates for social media!
J- Jumpers - uglier the better!
K- Knitted scarf
L- Lights!
M- Mrs Claus
N- New things
O- Opening gifts
P- Presents
Q- Queen's speech
R- Rudolph
S- Snow
T- Twinkle lights
U- Under the tree
V- Vixen
W- Woolen scarf & gloves
X- Xmas!
Y- Yule
Z- Zither Carol (link!)

That was honestly a lot harder that I first thought! What can you think of for each letter - let me tell, you, Z is a mystery to many! If you find another one, please let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 10 December 2018

My Fave TV Shows Of 2018

There have been some amazing TV shows this year, but these ones below, are the ones that I've really looked forward to each week. They may contain spoilers, so beware!

It was really difficult to pick which shows to pick for this list, as I've watched over 20 different shows this year, so here are the ones that made it to to top. May it be because I laughed, cried, cheered - or all three, these are the best of 2018.
Station 19
I found this show back at Easter, and not long before it finished airing. A spin off to Grey's Anatomy, this has been a welcome relief from Scandal, which ended last season. We've got to follow the firefighters, and a police officer through some really good episodes, and that ending to season one, was too amazing for words!

A new show this year from the creators of Glee, this follows the lives of the 118 firestation members, as well as the police, and the 911 emergency center in Los Angeles. I binged the first season during the summer, and fell in love with instantly. Also helps that Oliver Stark, who plays Buck, is a nice piece of eye candy! It's been both stressful, edge-of-seat tense, and funny, in such a way that I've not seen on TV before.
Legends Of Tomorrow
Probably one of the best CW/Arrowverse shows, this show never fails to make my day when I watch it. Quite the underdog compared to it's Arrowverse counterparts, this show is full of fun, laughter, and also some sad moments too. #RIPFirestorm!! I've been enjoying this new season a lot too, especially with the new addition of Constantine to the crew, and the magical creatures that have been showing up.

The Flash
This beats out Arrow and Supergirl, down to the laughs this show brings me. Mainly due to Cisco. Can't say I've loved the many versions of Harrison Wells we've had over the show's few seasons - actually, I'm really bored of the other world versions of him, and though I love the actor, please just write him out for good, or bring Earth 2 Harry back! Loving this new season with the addition of Barry and Iris's daughter Nora, who's come to see them from the future!
Chicago PD/Fire/Med
Couldn't pick a front runner for the #OneChicago franchise, so they all made the cut! PD is the one I get most excited about, but that's down to me having a huge crush on Kevin Atwater actor, LaRoyce Hawkins. *heart eyes*
All three have had amazing seasons this year, and the new fall seasons have been just as impressive. I'm still reeling over Olinsky's death, Gabby leaving the firehouse, and the fact that Med has lost Dr Sarah Reese to another hospital - due to the actress leaving. Can't wait to see how the rest of each season plays out.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Let's recap this one... We had All Stars 3, immediately followed by Season 10 the week after All Stars ended, and in a few days time, All Stars 4 is going to be airing! That's 7 months of Drag Race this year! I've been loving this show for ages now, but this year I feel it it at the height of recognition it deserves. And yes, I've been listening to the remix top 4 raps a lot this year.

What TV shows have you enjoyed the most this year and why? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday, 7 December 2018

Christmas Bucket List

It's coming up to Christmas quite quickly now, and aside from working my lil butt off at the supermarket deli counter - where I live 99% of my life - I wanted to try and do other things when I was free of my shifts.

I've had a few ideas, and found more online, plus have seen a few events about the place that I'd like to go to. Here is a bucket list of things I'd like to do, as well as other that I hope you would like too!

  1. Wrap up presents
  2. Visit Santa
  3. Go to a Christmas market
  4. Finish buying presents
  5. Send out Christmas cards
  6. Decorate house/bedroom
  7. Make festive cookies
  8. Buy a festive outfit
  9. Decorate the tree
  10. Go ice skating
  11. See a Christmas parade
  12. Make a Christmas song playlist
  13. WatchLove Actually, or any other Christmas movie!
  14. Make a festive craft, like paper snowflakes
  15. Wander around an area with lots of Christmas lights on houses
  16. Decorate a gingerbread house
  17. Have a matching pajama day with your family
  18. Go Christmas caroling 
  19. Donate to charities
  20. Snuggle up in bed with a Christmas book

What will you be getting up to over the next few week, leading up to the big day? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

My Fave Songs Of 2018

Music is a big part of my life. I will have it blaring as soon as I get up, and the second I'm home from work. I even hum/sing when I'm working, just to pass time. Nothing makes me happier than a catchy tune to have a dance and sing-along too.

There have been a handful this year that I have really liked, plus a recently re-released one! Here they all are in a handy little playlist for you to check them out yourselves.

If you like any of the songs above, let me know in the comments, as I'm trying to spread some of these about! What songs would make it to your top 10 for the year? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 3 December 2018

Christmas Party Decor Ideas

Are you throwing a party at home for your friends or family? Doing the dinner for the big day? Or maybe even helping plan the work party for the season? Well if yes to any of the above, then here are a few decorative ideas to help spruce up the space, ready for get-togethers, parties, and copious amounts of food and fun!

If you're throwing any parties, I'd love to hear about them and what you're doing for the decor, as I've already spent too much time looking at Instagram pics of ideas! What items do you use to decorate for Christmas? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday, 30 November 2018

November 2018 Faves

Another month gone, and we're getting even closer to the end of the year, as well as Christmas coming at us quickly. Save a thought for those of us who work in retail and have been listening to festive music for the last 2 weeks, and already hate every Christmas song going! No, Elton John, I do not want to step into Christmas with you!!

Anyway, hope you're all well, and here are my monthly faves!

I am obsessed with this song! I've listened to it 61 times on the day that I wrote this post up - had it on repeat without noticing for the first 20 odd plays and then just left it on! I'm pretty sure I have the lyrics down now. I love this video for it too, as it's filled with 90's nostalgia.

TV Show
It is the season of the returning shows, and it's been grand so far! I only started watching this show a month ago, but already addicted and caught up with season 2! 9-1-1 is such a good show, and I love the cast. I started watching it because Angela Bassett was starring in it, but then got to see the other cast, and can safely say I'm in love with Oliver Stark now too, haha!

I have been working my way through some movie sets this month, and watched all the Jurassic Park and World films, just before the new one was released on DVD. I've watched that for the second time, and loved it just as much as the first time. I like that we've got away from the islands at last, and now have dinos in the wild, plus a human clone!

Fave picture of the month is this one of a visit to Folkestone during the month. My sister, her boyfriend, and I were all super ill when we went with my Dad, but fresh air helps right? Nope! Took this by the harbour, before we headed on a long walk into the town. It was nice to get out of the house and not be working, so enjoyed myself a lot.

How has your November been, and what are your faves from the categories above? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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